Tag Archives: Thailand

Tippy’s Noodles

Dad’s second wife, Tippy was a very intuitive woman. She was born and raised in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. She was a farmer’s daughter who helped tend her family’s rice paddy during the times she wasn’t attending school. Her … Continue reading

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Rice Is Nice

Rice is one of my go-to foods whenever I need to prepare something relatively fast and easy. My late step-mom, Tippy, taught me a couple of super easy dishes that she learned as a young girl growing up in Thailand. … Continue reading

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Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

All of us share certain hopes and dreams for ourselves, our families, and fellow Americans.  This statement is the heart of the ideal as the United States being a “melting pot” of people and cultures from around the World. While … Continue reading

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Happy Rice Month

My step-mom was born and raised in rural Thailand.  That means she grew up in the heart of rice culture.  When Tippy wasn’t in school, she was involved, one way or another, with the family’s rice paddy.  Not only could Tippy grow rice, … Continue reading

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Siam To Thailand

Many of us imagine the land of Siam as an exotic, almost fairytale-like land of mystery.  The modern version of that image is fueled by Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical “The King and I” and its film version.  The American version of … Continue reading

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Something About Buddhadasa

Dad married Tippy a few years after my conversion to Vajrayana Buddhist philosophy.  One of the many reasons I was happy about the marriage, was that there was another Buddhist in the family. Tippy was a transplant from northern Thailand, … Continue reading

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