To start off this blog I think I’ll probably have to tell you what a sniff kiss is. Basically it’s a Thai form of affection, where someone leans close to their loved one, putting their nose close to their head/hair/shoulder and then takes a big loud whiff. Sniffing them.
The other day as I was walking down the sidewalk, a man was walking in the opposite direction. As we were about to pass each other, he leans over like he’s about to whisper a secret in my ear. Then he did a rather loud sniff kiss to me. And just continued on walking. It was totally bizarre and strange. I stood there for a few minutes wondering if I was going crazy, or had just imagined it, but then I remembered about theThai craze- the sniff kiss. It’s certainly not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, but it was sure bizarre. Ahh- the adventures of living in a foreign country with a totally different culture!
On a different note, I think that I am becoming addicted to Thai massage and reflexology. I usually have about 2 massages a week (sometimes more), but I had decided to save some money, so it had been about 10 days since my last massage. (Shocking, I know!) I was starting to feel sick, really tired, and had no appetite. I figured I was just tired from the 2 back to back tours, but then today I dragged my butt out of bed and had a 2 hour long Thai massage (for less than $10, gotta love it). And I felt completly better afterwards. I think my body was going through massage-withdrawl or something. (Well, maybe not. But I think that I’ll need to get bi-weekly massages from now on!)