Kop Khun Ka
The sexual organs of the Jasmine plant fill the bedroom with an intense sweet smell as I write the following paragraphs. Never mind that they will be dead by tomorrow morning, for now the scent is lively and sensual.
Anyways; since the last post was about waste, this one will be about food. The best place to have Thai food is in Thailand. The wonderful Sue has revealed the tastiest local restaurants to us. She’s also taught me the most important expression in the vocabulary: thank you, kop khun ka. I’m getting the hang of the pronunciation by now since I practice being grateful on every possible occasion, to the contrary of certain Russian tourists, who seem to think themselves above the friendly locals.
The nice thing about food is that it quickly decays and becomes a fertilizer for new generations of food, so I can relax about the waste products and left-overs from my culinary indulgence although I feel a hint of bad conscience, not only from the over-consumption adding Kgs to my bum, but also for those who go to bed on an empty stomach tonight. I have to squash that thought like a hungry mosquito draining the life from my nutritious body.
Food is fun in Thailand. It’s sensuous, colourful, aromatic and tasty. There is so much to write about Thai food, so if you google Thailand+Food, I’m sure you’ll get the idea. What I enjoy the most is the playfulness, tactility, and materiality. My favourite experience these days is the sticky-rice: you take some in your hands and roll it in your fingers. Get inspired by cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky and make little Kama Sutras with it.