First Things First – RGADC

(The first glimpse of the city out the window of the plane.) True to form, the very first thing I did when I arrived in D.C. was get sick. It wasn't a terrible illness, but the cold put quite the damper on my orientation experience. I slept far more than I was awake, which is... Continue Reading →

Ain’t Money Funny – RGAT

(above: me sitting in a window frame overlooking the courtyard of Angkor Wat temple, one of the most beautiful places I've ever set eyes on) Shortly after our arrival in Cambodia, frustrations sky-rocketed. Getting through immigration was frantic enough (considering it was rainy, muddy, and we had to haul our luggage all over the place... Continue Reading →

Unable to Leave — RGAT

I would be lying if I said that my trip to Thailand wasn't – in part – an attempt to escape West Texas. It wasn't the whole reason. And it wasn't an escape like the kind I talked about in my post "Escape to Atlantis". I just needed a reprieve from the dull, rolling plains... Continue Reading →

A Quick Note from Cambodia

A quick note to my followers (and those who care to read this blog): My time in Cambodia has consisted of food poisoning, smoke-filled lungs, and little to no wifi. My apologies for the lack of posts. Everyone should expect a slew of them over the next couple of days. Okay, maybe not a slew.... Continue Reading →

Bubble Shows – RGAT

While showing me several video clips on YouTube, my Chinese friend Karen asked me if I like bubble shows. Lately, she's been showing me all of her favorite Thai, Chinese, and Taiwanese dramas and introducing me to some of the actors she likes. "You think he's cute, yeah?" she'll ask. Of course, I'll agree. It's... Continue Reading →

Feet to the Floor – RGAT

Shoes come off upon arrival, sandals slip off at the door. Heels hit hard on tile, feet flat to the floor. Shoes are considered the lowest part of the body in Thailand and it is a huge disrespect to wear any shoe within a school, church, or personal residence. Many salons and shops also require... Continue Reading →

Sawatdee ka… – RGAT

(For the record, this was meant to post a week ago, but I was sick and the internet was down. So here it is now. It made a lot more sense a week ago. Because now I've already progressed a lot more. But I wrote it. So I'm posting it.) While I'm here, I intend... Continue Reading →

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