Bits shared with permission.
"...I sat down with Ruth and she made me some maps so I can walk to a couple places. They're super detailed and funny, like, "turn left at the temple with three golden dragons (not the red ones with gold details--walk past this one!!)" and, "if you get to the sign with the giant chicken YOU'VE GONE TO FAR!! STOP WALKING!"."
"My Thai tutor laughed at me for probably a solid minute today because I can not for the life of me distinguish the difference between the word for shirt and the word for tiger. She swears they're different and I swear she's lying."
"I chased a catfish out from under a bush today (don't ask me how it got there because it wasn't my fault. Mmkay maybe it was a little bit)."
(Also, this is my quote of the day:
" I almost sent that blog post to you as an email before I posted it, and then I was like, no Kym, that's dumb, and then I was like, but I really want to make sure emily reads it!, and then I was like, of course she's going to read it, Emily's like, reigning queen of the hngr blogosphere, and then i was like, you're being weird and if you send an email to anyone now you're going to freak them out with your weirdness, and then i just posted it and then it was too late."
I feel so affirmed. Reigning queen, holler.)
(Dear Kym, please come home soon, I miss you. Xoxoxoxo, Emily.)