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 Tag 'thailand'

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

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.

High way

(Taken with my iPhone) Loving the motorbikes in Bangkok.

Drive-by prayers

(Taken with my iPhone) We were at a traffic light when we were approached by an old lady selling flower garlands. Our taxi driver wound down his window, bought one and hung it on his rear view mirror before doing a quick prostration…and then off we went!