Missing Out on a Really Good Party

Yesterday Mod called and invited me to have dinner tonight with her and Doy. I accepted her invitation and was really excited to see Doy again. She’s really fun. Then today I was invited to a potluck party at church. I told them I couldn’t go because I had already made plans with Mod and Doy. Then they started telling me about all of the food they’re making, including homemade pizza, cheesecake, apple cobbler, and other really tasty foods. I was tempted to call Mod and cancel, but decided it would be too rude. So I’m missing out on what sounds like a really fun party and I’m going out for Thai food instead. It’s going to be fun though. Doy just returned from having her fortune read in her hometown, so I’m sure she has some interesting stories to tell!

The American families at church live in houses with kitchens. They even have water purifiers in their kitchens, so they can wash their dishes in the sink and they don’t have to buy bottled water every day like I do. I wish I had a kitchen. I miss cooking. The only things I can make for myself here are toast and ramen noodles. I don’t usually make ramen noodles because they’re so spicy that they are almost inedible. I could cook more if I had a microwave, but I don’t want to buy one. It doesn’t seem worthwhile to buy a household appliance like that when I’m only staying for 5 more months. Besides, sometimes I feel guilty when I eat a peanut butter & jelly sandwich at home instead of going out for some really good Thai food at J-Pon. I’m sure I’ll be missing Thai food as soon as I get back home, and I won’t be able to find any Thai restaurants that meet my high expectations.

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