Thursday, April 26, 2007

Rockon!!

So the other day we were in the middle of the city at CP and we heard music going on and we saw a LARGE crowd.... so we had to check it out! And man! were there a bunch of people! It's not the best picture, but you get the point :)
The guy in the pic below was the guy that was singing. He's a big star here! He was really awesome! The music was GREAT!
In the pic below you can see the performers... look at those 'blingin' outfits! Way-fancy!
Behind the stage is a large area that has fountains - it was REALLY hot and lots of people were playing in the water and taking pics.
Another pic of the back of the stage and the water - I thought it was cool :)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Volunteers :)

This week we've had an awesome volunteer group here from Colorado! They are a way-cool group! I haven't gotten to hang out with them as much as I would have wanted (b/c I've been sick - yuck!) but the times I have hung with them have been cool!

Today they went to an orphanage here in the Capital. All of these pics are courtesy of Adam (go Adam!).
They got to meet a lot of people and hang out with a lot of kids! They also provided them a special meal and played with them :)
I think they said that the week before they left Colorado, it snowed! Now they're doing all sorts of stuff in 110 degree weather - and they are rockin it!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Traditions...

So I have been pretty sick the last few days... so I haven't really done much on my computer... so today, since we're going to Thailand again for a visa run at the end of June, I've been thinking some about our trip and I thought I'd tell you guys about one of our Thailand Traditions... Every time Adam & I go to Thailand we go to the fun photo booths they have and take a bunch of pics....
December 2005

Summer 2006

December 2006

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ride Up the River

The other day, Adam and I went with some friends to re-check out some sites we're going to be bringing our volunteers to... We were at the "Y" River (it's a VERY famous river here in our country).
A guy took us (in the boat below) across the river. It was a cool boat and a fun ride. The wind was blowing awesome - it was so cool!
There were lots of kids playing and bathing in the water. It was great!
Afterwards, we walked by these guys that were delivering the movie reels to the theatres! It was soo cool! They were carying them on their heads. I never thought of how the movies actually get to all the theatres here... so that was fun to see. :)
Check it out!

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Global Village!

There's a fair that will be in the Capital for the next month called the Global Village. Adam and I went to it last night to check it out! The entrance was made up of landmarks from many different countries. It was really neat.

There were people from all over doing some cool dances.
Nobody could figure out where the guys in the pic below were from. Their "skirts" have peacock feathers on them... we thought they were maybe from the Mauritius Islands... anybody have any guesses?
They were selling TONS of things from sooo many different countries. There is one thing that is very popular here in our country.... Like many countries, people want to lose weight without really doing any work... well, the "SAUNA BELT" has taken infomercials here by storm... they love that Sauna Belt.... you wear it for about 20 min a day and it heats up around your stomach and makes your stomach sweat... you are told that if you do this for a month, you will be skinnier... Our old landlord had one... it didn't work for him... he thought the belt was broken :) Here's a lady (below) testing out the sauna belt :) Personally, when it's 100 degrees outside, that's the last thing I want to do - hahaha - oh well :)
Our country had a huge area at this fair.... I tried copying this dancer's pose... you can see how white I am in this pose :) I forgot to move my hips! hahaha! I'm no Shakira... I look like I'm about to fall over!
There were these funny guys that were performing there. They were absolutely hilarious! It was a sort of comedy / stunt routine. It was great!
This guy (below) was really funny, I just had to include him!
The guys below did a bunch of stunts together. In this one, they both put the end of this steel rod on their necks and one guy jumped up and down... and then at the end they bent it with their necks.
Then they both squeezed through this steel hoop together... now that was funny!!
There was quite a crowd watching those guys... UNTIL they started asking for money... you should have seen everyone run off! haha! it was funny!
Did you ever read that book: "Where's Waldo?"... you look through crowds of people to find Waldo... well... let's play "Where's Barney".... see below:
There were things and people from sooo many different countries! There were about 5+ African counries, Thailand, Egypt, UK, ummm... I forgot some of the others - but it was cool! This guy below was from Syria. He was selling a cool sweet drink made from tamarind fruit. It was cool.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Buckin' Buffalo!

Over the weekend we went out with some friends to a mall area in the western part of the Capital. It was great! We took the metro and got there pretty fast... the exciting thing about this trip wasn't the malls, but what was inside the malls - Papa John's!! Now we don't have to drive as far to get to my fave pizza place!! We can take the metro!! It was great! They even have a pineapple-0nion pizza (mine and Adam's fave)... The only problem was that they were out of the garlic butter sauce... the waiter said it was because there were some "quality problems" with the sauce... well, that's good enough for me - I don't think I want sauce that is having quality problems :)

So anyway, when we walked out of the mall and were about to go back to the metro, Adam saw something that really caught his eye... A mechanical Buffalo! (no, not a bull... we're in South Asia)
So Adam paid for his 3 minutes of Buffalo riding... put on his great protective helmet (seen above) and hopped on (then we had to wait about 10 minutes for the guy that operated the machine to finish his lunch). You can see in the pic below that the protective helmet worked really well... (it's that object in the bottom left of the picture). They started the ride by spinning in circles... not with easy bucking... but spinning - and they kept spinning and spinning... THEN they did a little bucking - this got Adam EVERY time! It was HILARIOUS! We were all cracking up!! It was soooo funny! It has to have been one of the funniest things I've ever seen!
Every time Adam was bucked off, they guys running the machine would yell to him to hurry up and get back on - They would yell at him: "Come on!! Come on!!" (more tauntingly than encouragingly) They were REALLY enjoying themselves too... I don't know if it was funnier to them that he was falling so much, or that they were the ones making him fall... either way, a lot of people were being entertained - by the time Adam was done, quite a crowd had developed. Well, after being bucked for 3 minutes Adam was done... The next day he was really sore :) hahaha!
So for this momentous occasion I thought I would do 0ne of those fun Picasa collages... EnJoY!