Starting My Life in Bangkok

We overstayed in the hotel. That's how it felt for me. We stayed there for almost two months. Towards the end of our stay, my patience was really tested. One thing I learned from our stay in the hotel is I never would want to live in a hotel.

While I am grateful for the facilities, room service, NEXT2 Cafe, laundry service, and maid service, I cannot wait to move in to our own "home."

On the first day of February, all our bags are packed and ready to go. I looked forward to being reunited with our stuff.

Talk about a chaotic life. Moving in to a new place is never easy. What a mess! Thank you, Lord (and Shangri-la), for the movers.

Amidst all the chaos, there was a little boy who seemed pleased to be rejoined with his crib and toys.

The first few days were a real pain. Unpacking and putting things in their right places seemed forever to finish. I had to remind myself, one step at a time. And I chose to sit down and take a photo of what I needed to put away.

I truly love our apartment. I am just motivated to put things away, keep the place tidy and in order. I have become obsessive compulsive of the highest level. I constantly refer to the Martha Stewart website. Martha Stewart makes household work seem glamorous. Right now, I am channeling her.

My life in Bangkok has finally began as soon as we moved in to The Empire Place.

We are slowly adjusting. I am liking what I'm seeing. I am getting used to riding the train with my little boy in tow. Even dining out without a baby chair has been more manageable. The heat is something else, but I'm looking at the glass half full, and the weather is perfect for drying 3 loads of laundry in one day.

The Lord has led us to meet the right people. We also found a church where we blended so easily. People have been welcoming us with open arms. Without a doubt, this is where God intends us to be right now.


  1. You have a nice place. :) I'm happy that you are adjusting well. You are in my prayers. Miss you.

  2. Thank you, Malou. Sana the Atienzas will get to visit us here in Bangkok. I miss you so much!


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