A LITTLE LANDSCAPING , ---------------- TO PLEASE THE EYE
TIP HARD AT WORK , ONE OF HER MANY JOBS AT THE RESTAURANT, AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE --------- SHE IS THE CHIEF ,COOK AND BOTTLE WASHER AS THEY SAY WHERE I COME FROM
A TABLE FULL OF BANANA CHIPS READY FOR THE SUGAR OT SALT COATING AND BAGGIES TO BE READY TO SELL
THIS BATCH WILL BE SUGAR COATED FOR THE SWEET TOOTHED FOLKS
SHE COOKS IN PALM OIL TO BE SOMEWHAT HEALTHY OF A SNACK
THIS SLICER IS HOME MADE , A PIECE OF WOOD BOARD WITH A KNIFE BLADE ATTACHED
I am forever amazed and impressed at all the folks here in the LOS that self employed and so full of energy and so energetic that they are forever looking for something that they can do to make money . I ask myself the question all the time "is it just the desire to be self-sufficient or it is just a Thai thing" , they all seem to have that desire to be their own boss and to show their learned and handed down skills whenever possiible, and for this I take my hat off to them.
We (Ciejay and Me) were at a little roadside restuarant the other day , not far from home. The lady ,Tip is a great cook and everything is so clean , that I find myself eating there quite a bit . ha ha . I have noticed from time to time , and have of course, bought various snacks, displayed on a table out front of the small food shop( TODAY WAS BANANA CHIPS) , thinking that they were things made by some of the local folks and that Tip (the owners name) had let them have the space in front to sell their snacks , never in my mind did I imagine that all these snacks and goodies were made by the owner herself. ( I don't know where she finds the time to do it all ,restuarant , family , home , kids and snacks to sell , and all the time with a smile . I should'nt be surprised to much , after all this is Thailand and this is just another reason that I'm " RETIRED IN THAILAND AND LOVING IT." Malcolm