Just because we all need a little laughter in our Wednesdays.
Mong Ey was knocking on our door and shouting at us just after 6am today.
To be fair, our alarm had already gone off and been snoozed a few times, but we were still sleeping.
I jumped up and started shouting that I was coming, to wait just one minute, and asking if everything was okay.
I opened the door, still blinking my contacts wet and with crazy hair, obviously having just woken up.
“Oh,” she says, laughing, “Mo Bya said you’d be awake!
I will tell him you are sleeping!
I brought you pork.”
I take two slabs of raw pork, which I’m told later by our office staff are the premium cuts. I tell her many thank yous and tell her it’s no problem that I was sleeping because I should have been up anyway.
How great are our neighbors?
Do yours get up and present you with freshly butchered pork at 6am?!
I think not.
Stephen’s monologue as he chose his shirt color today:
“I could wear this green one. Oh, wait, I wore green yesterday and they used to make fun of me for wearing red all the time.
I could wear black. No, you’re wearing black and they make fun of us for matching.
Red? No! That’s what they made fun of me for wearing before!
And then I’m back to green!”
Perhaps we need to widen our color schemes. Or hire staff that make fun of us less.
Stephen has been working on the internet at the office the past few days. Fiber optic internet just made it to Mae Sot, and at the office we now have 30MB speed through a company called 3BB. The internet guys came out yesterday, and Stephen was working with them to sort it all out. He had been checking the internet speed at SpeedTest.com, and it was only coming up at 16MB. Very fast, yes, but we were paying for 30MB.
He had our office manager ask them about it. They asked which test he was using, and determined that this one was not accurate–we had to use the 3BB Online Test that they provide.
It said we had 44MB speed.