Sunday, February 10, 2013

Five & a Half and Counting

We have been in Thailand over five and a half years now, and our time here in the land of smiles is almost at an end.  This summer we move back to the United States.

In some ways it seems like we have been here such a long time.  We've been here longer than I was in high school or college (thankfully).  Jacob was a second grader when we arrived, now he is completing the seventh grade.  Nalin was a first grader and is now a sixth grader.  Aleena was not even three years old when we moved here, now she is eight.  She's spent about two-thirds of her life living here.

Sometimes it seems like we haven't been here as long as we have.  It doesn't seem like it was five years ago that we just arrived.  I'm sure the next few months will go by quickly.


This is a photo of Tim and the kids a few months after we moved to Thailand.

This is a photo from a month ago.  They have definitely changed.

House of Cards

I recently finished the Netflix original series, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Spacey plays the majority whip in the US House of Representatives (3rd in line), who ruthlessly pursues power. House of Cards presented a compelling story about power politics in Washington.

 Instead of releasing an episode of the show each week, Netflix made all episodes available at once. I think that this is a great model and is how I would prefer to watch serialized dramas. Of course, I could do that for every series that comes out by not watching any until they are all released, but I usually don't wait to do that.