El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

Browsing Category 'Life in Bangkok'

A nice Saturday

(Taken with my iPhone) After three hours shut-eye last night, I woke up and had trouble getting back to sleep. So when 5am rolled around this morning, I could hardly be bothered to get out of bed. God, am I glad I did. 5:45am and Chris and I were out the door, and making our […]

Lotus

At Wat Phra Kaew this morning. (Taken with my iPhone)

Bricking up

(Taken with my iPhone) Wan talking about where we have to brick up the Ladrang, because Bangkok seems to have run out of sandbags.

Tok liao

(Taken with my iPhone) Our garden during a heavy rain, minus the flood warning. The water is already up to my ankles. Let’s hope “tok liao” doesn’t become “naam tuuam liao”. On the hunt for sandbags tonight.

Empty

(Taken with my iPhone) A quick trip to the supermarket tonight revealed: that almost all of the bottled water has been bought up, with just the expensive stuff remaining that apparently, even when facing troubles, people will still refuse to eat a certain flavour of instant noodles that the Thais really like their canned sardines […]

Addicted

And feeling just a little bit smug that I got to see them live at Siam Paragon yesterday

Thirsty

(Taken with my iPhone) At Jusco today, during my hunt for water.

Panic at the market

(Taken with my iPhone) Empty shelves at Big C tonight. Instant noodles and tinned fish…I wonder what’s on the Bangkok flood menu for them!

Backyard Buddhas

(Taken with my iPhone) Shakyamuni, Fasting Buddha and Shakyamuni again, all sitting happily on the verandah of the Bangkok Ladrang.

Chill

(Taken with my iPhone) It was a very warm day at Wat Muang.