I tell him that Thuy and Thanh planned to cook with us on Saturday. "So is it clear for Song Han and Ms. Nga to cook for us on Sunday?"
Do you have these kinds of conversations?
Ms. Nga teaches Vietnamese to both students and staff at AIS, and you have met our Mandarin teacher, Song Han- she is the one who was so excited for the Christmas party. They arrive at the castle at 10:00 am Sunday morning, before Pam and I have even finished our market morning eating session. We're a little nervous that we won't be able to eat very much, but we shouldn't have worried...these two cook for two and a half hours before lunch is served (allowing us much needed Bum Bum time).
What we eat: sweet potato, carrot and shrimp spring rolls, fish cakes, a shrimp salad that seems to be shredded papaya but isn't papaya but rather some kind of bamboo shoot, pineapple sweet and sour soup, morning glory, and two other dishes that they leave for Tarn to cook for dinner because they realize they have too much food (it will never happen).
We eat and eat and eat and later claim that they must have put some kind of drug in the food because afterward we nap for almost three hours. Have I mentioned that it's HOT? It's hot.
It's hot and we are eating a lot. And having people cook for us. And sleeping. And Bum Bumming.
Tomorrow Pam will have her Mom Nam Adventure, which we are all looking forward to. Nam has been practicing her name all week. "Pam, Pam, Pam," he will say, then he laughs.