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For those of you (ok, that would be exactly two of you) who requested photos with me in them, well, I still don’t have any of my own, but my new friend Mia just informed me that I’ve made a guest appearance on her blog (which she was apparently in the process of posting when I called her tonight). Read the rest of this entry »
Mia is oppressed by her new and disturbing compulsion of being able to think only in Facebook status updates, and wishes she could stop. But since she cannot, she gives you, without further ado, her first blog post: a travel tale told in Facebook-status-update-eze.
(For those of you unfamiliar with Facebook, yes, this is all going to be in the third person.)
The Facebook Chronicles: Week One
a travel tale, Facebook-style
November 12, 2008
Greetings from the lovely city of Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand. Tonight was the last night of the Loi Krathong festival, which takes place during the full moon in November. It is celebrated nationwide, but is a particularly festive occasion in places where there are rivers, canals, moats (at least in the case of Chiang Mai, where I am) and other bodies of water. People make and float a krathong – a banana–leaf cup – which is intended to float away troubles and ill fortune. Krathong traditionally carry offerings of incense, lotus flowers and small amounts of money. These are offerings of thanks to the water gods — to whom we clearly have a lot to be thankful for! Read the rest of this entry »