OTOP ( One Tambon One Product) Fairs used to be so common and a big event a few years back. But lately, it seems we don’t see a lot of these events much. I like going to OTOP Fairs since I get to see the variety of products from different villages and provinces. Not to mention the fact that they also sell their products a lot cheaper compared with those from the malls. Products ranging from burlap table runners to food delicacies are being showcased during these fairs. I wonder when there’ll be another OTOP fair. I hope it’ll be soon!
There weren’t any announcement made earlier during the day. As I was going to prepare for dinner after my class, the electricity went off. Power outages are not very common in Thailand, if they do have black outs, it usually just last up to 30 minutes to an hour. But tonight seemed to be different, our neighbor told us that the main power station has some major problems and it didn’t just affect our city but the whole southern provinces as well.
Kids were sweating and getting restless. What could we do without the fans to keep them cool, lights to make them read their books, tv on standandmounts tv stands to keep them entertained or computer to play their games. After playing with the candles for awhile they got bored and seemed to be clueless on what to do. So, I just asked them to buy some snacks and we all gathered around the table, talking and eating. After awhile, we let them take a shower and all cuddled up in the bed telling stories, giggling and laughing. And time passed by ‘fast’ and the next thing we knew the power came back. Whew! And we thought that it was only 9PM but found out that it was already 11:20 PM!
Medical tourism. This is a big thing in Asia now. Countries like Thailand and Malaysia are trying to get more visitors in the country not just from the ‘traditional tourists’ but also by offering 1st rate treatments and hospital care to foreign patients at reasonable prices. I could personally attest how patients are being well cared here in Thailand, but as for the rates, it’s okay if you have some kind of medical insurance.
Anyways, I’ve also heard about Malibu Horizon dual diagnosis treatment . I’ve seen the photos of Malibu and it seems like a beautiful place,I’m sure they get a lot of tourists there too.
Whenever our family just wants to relax and spend some time together, we usually go to the mountain top. It’s just a few minutes ride from our house and it offers a spectacular view of the city especially during sunset. There are a few facilities there like cable car service, planetarium , children’s playground and a coffee house. A lot of bikers go there in the afternoon as well as people who visits the temple. As for our kids, they simply enjoy running around or looking at the cityscape.