Welcome to PlaaPlaaPlaa!

So you may be wondering why PlaaPlaaPlaa? What are those strange fish symbols above? What is ปลา and what does it mean? In short, this is a blog site, so surely there's going to be plenty of rambling. Unfortunately BlahBlahBlah was already taken, so I had to settle for the 'Plaa'. But there's actually more to it then just ramblings. The first fish symbol is actually a Christian symbol meaning ICTHUS - a greek acronymn which means "Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour". The other strange letters you see in the last fish is actually the thai word for fish which funnily enough is pronounced "Plaa". So when you put it all together, this site is going to be my ramblings in telling people about how Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour in Thailand (with plenty of good stories about food in between). Happy reading.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Weekend Away to Pitsanulork

A couple weekends ago, i was able to go on a weekend tiaw with my teacher and her family to Pitsanulork (honestly, i have no idea how they spell it in english :) haha). it was an awesome weekend away to spend time with my teacher, get to meet her relo's - although i didn't understand a whole lot of what was said as they all spoke issaan, get to see other parts of the Thai countryside that i've never seen, plus do crazy things like bushbashing for 4 hours wearing thongs, then climbing up bamboo ladders to get to the top of the rock on the top of the mountain (like Pigeon House mountain near Ulladulla for those who've been there). Was really cool fun. anyway, here are a few pics from the weekened away.

with Jai and Im

somewhere on the mountain

me and jai

on top of chang luang (the mountain)

picnic lunch on the mountain

one of the ladders to get up the top of one of the 3 rocks

on top of the rock

oops - gotta be careful

somewhere on the way up the mountain

attempting to take a photo of what we climbed

the non existent path we took

trying to get up the last rock

the ladder up to the last rock

trying to get up to the top of the last rock

on top of the last rock

the sore, tired feet after 4 hrs of bush bashing

massive fish that was caught - unfortunately not by me