After lunch, it was nap time for me and Sidney. We were both so worn out that we slept until 4:00 PM. When we woke up it was early dinner for me at 4:30 PM and snack time for Sidney. I wanted to check my emails at an internet cafe so Aunt Kian made grilled duck and bought Green Papaya Salad and Miang Muang Luang from Gok Phot Market. I don’t like to eat duck and only went to the tum maak houng and miang.
After dinner it was time to drop off Ta Aay for an evening English course. Bee Bee who is in her first year of high school doesn’t come home at the end of the day. She stays for extra tutoring for math and science and then waits for her brother to attend the night night until 8:30 PM. Most of my teenage relatives are very busy with their study and school activies. They are so worn out by the end of the week. For Aunt Phone’s children, their education comes first so all the energy is being spent on preparing for their future study.
After dropping off Ta Aay, Uncle Khao took me to the internet cafe by Wat Mixay. To save time and gas, the three of us rode on Uncle Khao’s motorbike. We were only at the internet cafe for an hour or so and had to get back because it was too cold in there with the AC on and I was freezing and was coughing too much.
We came home and Uncle Khao went to pick up the kids. Dinner for Bee and Ta Aay is usually after 8:30 PM and then it was homework and then bed time. Aunt Kian bought some ping kai from the next door neighbor and deep fried meatballs from a street vendor at Wattay Temple. It’s usual to find street vendors setting up their food stalls in the evening along both sides of the road near the temple, especially when there are nights when people are selling and buyng lottery tickets.