Big Mango Madness

Hi kids, I’m here in Bangkok. I miss the terrorism threat shenanigan completely. As in, my brother told me about it when I landed. Thank goodness I packed with many gallon-sized Ziplock bags. They may be come in handy. ;-D

Bangkok is hot but not too bad. A lot like LA a few weeks ago. It finally rained last night. But the sky is constantly in the shade of light gray to dark gray. Not much of the sky to see in this rainy season.

Mom is doing better than I thought. They switched one of her meds and suddenly she “woke up”. She chats all the time. All day. She’s very coherent, and she hears EVERYTHING. Once in a while she’d slip into the past a bit, or got a little confused. And even more slipping into her sleep-talking mode when she’s getting sleepy. Yesterday she told me not to eat anything with coconut milk before I get on the plane because it’ll give me gas and got really mad at my brother and his girlfriend for slow-cooking pork without adult’s supervision. LOL.

So far, Saturday we celebrated Mother’s Day with mom at the hospital all morning. After we cheered her through physical therapy, offering our smartass comments so she could try to kick us…hehe, we went shopping for some of my clothes. Got a few designer pieces (namely MNG and Zara) because dad insisted I have a few for my stay. 🙂 It’s all about the brand over here, don’t you know. Then that night we had Korean BBQ with my dad, brothers, sister in law and “it’s only a matter of time” future sister in law. 😉 Delish!

Sunday was spent mostly with mom. My oldest brother and his wife took me out to dim sum, and for dinner I joined up with a few girl friends for drinks and food at her restaurant Kinnaree Gourmet Thai in Sukhumvit Soi 8. (Yes, I’m helping her promote the place!) It was supposed to be a small Mater Dei class of 1995 dinner…but we eneded up with me, Note the owner, Lily and Sam who joined us later. We’re going to try for a bigger gathering on Friday, hopefully.

And now, I must bid you farewell as I am late in going to see my mom. My dad’s office has high speed internet now, so hooray for me! 🙂

Also, a quick shoutout, my friends JC and Erick has their baby boy! Yey!

Hope everyone is doing well.

On the way from LAX to Hong Kong, I took under my wing a young, newlywed Trojan alumni who is traveling out of the country for the first time. (Already made a mistake of buying duty free items at LAX for his mom and sister not knowing he had to pick them up at the gate.) Tanner was on his way to Jarkarta to meet his wife’s family for the first time. We trudged around Hong Kong airport waiting for our flights. Here are a few pictures.

Tanner and his coffee.

A very appetizing candy bar…not!


  1. KorBua   •  

    Happy Belated Mother’s Day! 🙂 Sounds like u had a great time with ur mum. 🙂 It’s just nice to be with family sometimes.

  2. Rude Cactus   •  

    Glad things are good. Take plenty of pictures and I hope everyting continues to be good!

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