Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Primitive: An Art Exhibition by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Unmitigated excitement gushed from Gavin when he discovered that renowned Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul's exhibition Primitive was showing at the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok.  Being a big fan of Weerasethakul's 2010 work Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Gavin was quite pleased when we inadvertently stumbled upon his latest mixed-media installation.

The video projects exhibited were commissioned in 2009 in the war-torn province of Isan and inspired the filmmaker to make Uncle Boonmee.

Primitive is showing until February 28th, 2012 @ The Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok.  To learn more, visit THIS website.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Weekend Recap: The Last Days of the Tet Holiday

Mapping our route

A return to Chinatown
Someones dinner?

Markets empty in the midday

Lots to see
"Look at the size of those cherries!"

Monkey mask

Brunch at Black Cat
Toad-in-the-Hole for me
The Ben Thanh (fried soft-shell crab sandwich) for Gavin
An afternoon beer/orange juice at La Cantina with friends

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Siem Reap: An Array of Meals

Beef Loc Lac
Tofu Curry
 Steamed rice
 Tofu Amok
Chicken Skewers

 Various pieces of pork at a soup stall
Chicken Feet
 Spicy stir-fried frog and vegetables
 Vermicelli noodle salad
Vegetable Amok served in a coconut
 Papaya salad
Fresh spring rolls
Stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables
BBQ Chicken
One of our many breakfast feasts @ Terrasse des Elephants, a lovely boutique hotel
 Papaya Salad
Fish Amok
Catfish Kor Ko
 Sticky rice with fresh mango

Coconut Creme Brulee