Home Sweet Home
Current Bangkok home, future Bangkok home, happy home for turtles, home of family history and a soon to be sacred home have all been on my radar lately as I start to wind up another international school year in Thailand. Let's start with my current home...
Tranquility as you turn down the long, tree lined driveway from the hot and dusty main road and a chance to breathe and cool down after a day at work. As my apartment is at the back of the building I hear little traffic noise and enjoy views from the 13th floor. Early morning swims form part of my routine and as dawn is breaking I always see the familiar old man on the gym treadmill and a fellow Aussie swimmer (I assume from his Australian Flag towel!) doing laps in the pool.
However, as convenient as it is to walk to work in 10 minutes, I rarely feel like leaving home again to go out and explore or socialise once I return home in the late afternoon during the week or even on the weekends. And although getting to church on a Sunday morning is really not inconvenient - 4 stops on the MRT and a 10-15 minute walk either side - it could be closer, and hence, I could be happier attending. So I shall be leaving my first Bangkok home of two years and moving to my new home in August.
My New Home
Newer, bigger, cheaper, closer, easier, happier
Best of all it is situated directly opposite the site where the new Bangkok Thailand Temple will be built! A 7 minute walk around the corner is the Asoke Chapel which is home to a teeny tiny family history center where I currently volunteer on Sundays.
And now for the turtles! We had a family bring some turtles to school from grandma's home in the country. While we appreciated the learning opportunities they provided, after 48 hours we decided it was probably time for them to find a new home so they wouldn't be loved to death! So they now have a new home at Wat Prayoon - otherwise known as The Turtle Temple Bangkok. I hope they live happily ever after... I will report back if I go and visit again one day :)