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.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Denise

One of the great things about being over here is being with family and being able to celebrate 'milestones' with them. This week was a big birthday for Denise as she starts another decade. I figured a big birthday meant a special celebration, so the plan was for a surprise party for her with some of her close friends. Plan was for everyone to get there between 6.30-6.45 with Denise arriving at 7pm. Well, the big surprise ended up being that Denise arrived smack on 7, with only 5 of us (3 adults and 2 kids) to 'surprise' her! Funniest part was that everyone else literally arrived within 3 mins of Denise arriving, so it ended up being a nice surprise after all. Here are a few pics of the night, including the attempted croquembouche that really didn't work, although it didn't taste too bad :)
the attempted 'croquembouche'

Denise with Mimi & Charis
Happy Birthday Denise!

presents included lots of gardening and kitchen equipment

and finally one present that wasn't