Anyway, I didn't venture out today because I'm in the midst of a freelance writing project I have no interest in doing right now. So I decided to tell you about some of the weird shit I've noticed since I've been here.
- There are stray dogs EVERYWHERE. I mean EVERYWHERE. Pretty sure you can't walk a city block without seeing at least five.
- Water is a huge deal here. You can't drink from the tap so everything is either super-filtered or bottled.
- Traffic here is crazy. And everyone drives motorcycles/scooters/crotch rockets. Which means everyone makes their own lanes of traffic. Pretty much I am walking everywhere unless someone else is driving me. AND! Entire families ride on ONE motorcycle. Including itty bitty babies. That's just the way it is.
- I can't comment much on public restrooms because I've been avoiding them. The ones in our apartment are completely normal, minus the hose attachment hanging next to the toilet. WHICH I HAVE NOT USED.
- So I noticed that Wacoal bras are crazy cheap at the malls here. Problem is they're in sizes like....well....like fucked up sizes. I need to find some kind of conversion chart. My luck they don't make bras here in regular sizes since everyone is shaped like school girls.
- Thai people LOVE tattoos. Not in the trendy US way. They just love them. I think it's more of the artistry in them. What I mean is....I highly doubt there are many Thais with tramp stamps.
- I have yet to find paper towels. I looked all over Tesco Lotus and couldn't find any.
- Cigarettes are really cheap here but all packs are covered with disgusting pictures of cancerous body parts. Some of which don't even look to be smoking-related.
- You choose your seats at the movie theatre. It's like going to a concert.
- This is not an area where English is spoken fluently as a second language. Or really at all. I suppose that's why the demand for teachers is so high. Too bad I have absolutely no fucking interest in doing this.
I know there's a ton more but I want to go smoke and have a beer. I cannot do these things while typing. You understand. Thai people just don't multi-task. I'm trying to assimilate.