In related news, I can't walk too far here without seeing something else...much more disturbing. The people here are obsessed with skin lightening/brightening creams. I guess it's some kind of status thing. The lighter the skin; the higher the status. That's why I'm never too worried, walking by myself during the day. Chances are pretty good no one's gonna mess with the white girl. That's just how it is. I do find it interesting, though, that we spend tons of hours and money getting tanner in the US, while the reverse is happening here in places like Thailand.
In other news, I can't lie. I am getting a KILLER tan.