The Hubs Gets the Tap-Tap and We See That Terrible Piranha Move in Thai Without Subtitles. Thankfully.
Well, I'm pretty jealous. The hubs and I left early this morning to visit Ajarn Kob and get the old "tap-tap" done. You know. That Thai tattooing style that everyone always goes...."OMG...OUCH..." over. The shit you probably know about thanks to that bitch, Angelina Jolie. Well, the hubs said it was the least painful tattoo he's had done. Not sure if he has a high tolerance for pain or what, but I'm pretty sure I'll be fine getting this stuff done eventually. Anyway, while I waited, the tattooing area (which definitely operates under a different standard of sanitation) became overrun with these terrible little dogs that barked and ran around everywhere. One pissed on me. How adorable.
Justin's friend, Thawat (Thai co-worker we met in Wisconsin when he came over to do initial training), took us to a different floating market today. Yeah. Apparently there's like three of them. This one was way more authentic. It was actually built around water and vendors kept boating past us while we sat and watched the floating water show. Which was really bizarre. The story being told was about a king with an evil wife that got pissed because he had so many wives. HOW UNREASONABLE. So, she had all of their eyes gouged out and they were sent away. Magically, a son was born to one of these women, he grew up, came back, beat the mean queen, and brought back all of the whores to the king. THE END!
While we were eating lunch (it's actually the first time I've found Pad Thai since I've been in Thailand?), these huge, awful-looking fish appeared near us. We bought a bunch of pellets that looked like dog food and fed them.
Guess what? I didn't take this picture. Nope. These are the babes of the HIT movie "Piranha" we saw today. Our first movie since we've been in Thailand. Which was supposed to have English subtitles but didn't. I think it was better this way. Never before have I seen such a juxtaposition of nudity and gore. Viewers were punished in the second half of the movie for looking at all the boobs in the first part. Anyway, this movie is terrible. Obviously. We only went because we were desperate to see a movie, didn't want to wait forever, and wanted to see something American. This one's American all right.
Yeah so I'm a thirty-something wife living in Thailand. Pretty much, I went from no passport to living in a country where I can't even freaking order lunch without it being a freakshow. Read about my adventures here.