Ashley / Holidays and Celebrations

A Year in Review and an Update

It has been quite a year for us at malawithafork. We’ve lived in three different apartments, visited four different countries (and one special administrative region), we’ve started new adventures, made new friends and said “see you soon” to old. We’ve consumed pounds of mala but have recently turned our sights to chillies of a different … Continue reading

Ashley / Holidays and Celebrations / Travel

Merry Christmas from America!

Warm Christmas wishes from Connecticut! Phil and I had a blissfully chaotic week on the east coast with family and friends from Florida, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. I feel blessed to have such willingly mobile family to eat, drink, reminisce and celebrate with and we hope that you too were able to find … Continue reading

Ashley / Bangkok / Holidays and Celebrations

A Sense of Community in My Corner of Bangkok

Last Sunday our housing community of Samakee Gardens up here in Nichada Thani hosted a potluck Canadian/American Thanksgiving dinner. In these stressful times of flooding here in Bangkok holing up in my apartment, cooking all weekend and reflecting on my own blessings in my life were exactly what I needed. My teammate, Nicky, getting ready … Continue reading

Ashley / Expat life / Holidays and Celebrations / Home-tested recipes

Happy Halloween from the ‘Du

Capitalizing on the extra holiday in Chengdu, away from the Bangkok floods, Phil and I enjoyed a Clara and Jeff (of Fresh Ginger fame) Halloween trivia party. To the evening’s snack table we brought these Halloween inspired buckeyes or as epicurious calls them Monster Eyeballs (Phil calls them “Heart Attack Balls”). Happy Halloween! Continue reading