Welcome to our old – ahem – new blog…

Note: I can't assume to speak for Aye, so I will try to break the 'we' habit and only focus on "I" in this post... I don't think anyone really noticed, or cared, that our gotpassport(dot)org blog went offline recently. We (as a team) decided, after many discussions, to let go of the URL, and … Continue reading Welcome to our old – ahem – new blog…

Birthday Thoughts- 2016 

It's 2016.  My 49th birthday  is tomorrow. The last time I celebrated my birthday and Anniversary in the United States was for my 43rd birthday and our 10th Anniversary, Emma's 7th birthday.  I'm grateful the Six amazing years we've had in Asia since we packed up and left in 2010. This year we celebrate our … Continue reading Birthday Thoughts- 2016 

Father’s Day in Thailand: Sun Pyote for Breakfast

It's been a long time since I wrote here last, over one year! I've been cooking a lot in our new home in Chiang Mai.  We moved to our 4th place in August and you can read more about it here I included pictures. We love our new place, away from the city, but I … Continue reading Father’s Day in Thailand: Sun Pyote for Breakfast

Pecan Pie in a Jar?

Never had one of these, but I read the ingredients and put the jar back on the shelf.  It was interesting enough for me to photograph it though.  I mean, it's oozing with artery-clogging-sugary-glob.  And hello, I should not be surprised to find this in Texas. Have you ever had it? Do tell!  

Black Bean Salad

I refer to this as black bean salad but it really has a lot of great healthy ingredients in addition to black beans.  You don't have to use all these ingredients.  You can use what you have.  Just like my fried rice recipe, you can make a salad with many items you already have in … Continue reading Black Bean Salad

Cafe Escape Number Four: The Ice Cream Festival

Although we've had rain here in Chiang Mai, the humidity still makes the city seems like an outdoor, oh-naturrel-sauna. Today was no exception.  It was humid. After we picked up M, my daughter, from school we decided to surprise her and took her to the mall close to our house.  We took her to Airport … Continue reading Cafe Escape Number Four: The Ice Cream Festival

Cafe Escape Number Three: The Crepe Cake

This particular cafe, we go to often not just because they have air con, but because I love their crepe cakes. So one day last week when we were trying to figure out where to go, we decided to take refuge at Cafe de Thaan Aoan.  The cafe also has wifi and that was a … Continue reading Cafe Escape Number Three: The Crepe Cake