Monday, 23 November 2009

Sunday afternoon, 2:30pm

This is what our house looks like from the street:

Downstairs there's enough room to open a shop. The next floor up is the guest's bedroom and bathroom, and up the top is our bedroom and bathroom. The back of the house, with the kitchen and lounge-room front onto another street.

It attracts quite a cast of local characters. They can change every day, but today we have, over on the left, our friend the barber, who can give you a haircut or beard trim right there on the street:

Nathan has already tried him out. And over on the right are the Vietnamese chess guys:

It's only a matter of time (and learning the rules) before Nathan gets in on this action also:

Also watching the chess guys is the motorbike parking attendant for the shop on the corner:

He looks about ten years old, and seemingly works 12-hour day. Across the road is more motorbike parking for the hospital:

Walking past is a bicycle vendor, selling, probably, chao rice porridge:

And up above, the neighbourhood birds out and socialising on this Sunday afternoon.


  1. Hurrah! I have a much better idea of how you're living now.

  2. I love the blog! Thank you for the blog! Now POST on the blog!

  3. Now inside of house. Thank you.

  4. We have a Vietnamese chess set! But I don't think we ever got around to learning the rules. So when you learn them, I'd love to hear about it!


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