Oh, yes: the SuperBowl, with a Thai twist.
We were ready to go this morning at 5:45am to head over and catch a little pre-game, which turned out to be three Thai men commentating in Thai. We then saw the kickoff through the third quarter with a small party of 7 (five Americans, one Aussie, and one Kiwi). This included the first ten minutes having an awful echo with sound issues, and really various sound issues throughout. It would get much louder and then much softer, went mute a few times, and then we watched the three Thai commentators while we listened to Maroon 5 & Keith Urban for awhile…it was interesting. The real downfall, though, was that the commercials don’t cross over. We missed them all and instead watched the same Red Bull ad with the same stunts at every commercial break…
We were then joined by some additional staff for breakfast and to catch the last of the game just before 10am. Not exactly the norm, but it was quite fun to see something familiar in a very unfamiliar place.
It wasn’t your typical SuperBowl party with chips & soda, but it was fun to spend some time with the Chiang Mai team and laugh at the life we’ve just taken on!
And our fearless leaders: Brad & Joyce lead Partners Thailand (and hosted the party as proud, football-watching Americans!). They were excited to cheer for Green Bay today, enough so that Brad created a few cheeseheads over the weekend out of matresses. Please note that these are made of two foam matresses glued together. We were glad to be there to cheer on the Packers, too!