Nightmare and Favorite Friend

last night, an hour after mom took a shower, we found that there was something wrong with the apartment’s water pump. the water suddenly stopped running. at first i thought, “well, it shouldn’t take long to fix. i can shower later at night.” an hour passed, nothing happened. so i watched a movie. 10:30 at night, and the pump wasn’t fixed. now i was real sleepy and decided to brush my teeth and wash my face with drinking water.

positive thought: at least, it was a luxurious privilege to wash and brush with cold clean water. my face must’ve looked healthy and glamorous. 😉

but i was a bit worried about the next morning. see, the whole day yesterday, i was sweating like crazy and started to smell as we’d been walking quite a lot. if i didn’t get to shower in the morning, i wouldn’t be able to live with myself. so i’d had a series of nightmare. for four times last night, i dreamt that the water wasn’t running…but i waited and waited…and then eventually it ran again. two times i woke up to check if it was back to normal…alas, to no avail.

6:20 in the morning, nothing happened. thus, i threw my black t-shirt and capris on, packed my bag with shampoo, soap, towel and my work clothes and drove to compassion office. i had to shower at the office! my 1st absurd experience! now i feel a special bond between me and compassion thailand. 🙂

it’s been a very busy but fun day though. there are many changes going on here. change is never easy. it never pleases anyone. but we all have a shared standpoint. those who can’t agree, then, may have to reconsider their goal and make a decision. to me, though, change is always exciting…like taking on another unknown adventure.

i’m attaching one of my favorite friends at work here. his name is yoot. he’s a married man with one cute little boy called “hillsong” (he was born on the night the hillsong band played in chiangmai). he’s from a karen tribe and loves to speak funny english with me. he said he wanted to practice the language more…and i should be his tutor.

in this picture, he drew me a map to one of the projects…i’m not sure if i’ll ever get there. lol

p.yoot and his map-drawing...

i hope you have a great start of the week. eat healthy food. laugh with your friends. enjoy God’s companionship.



About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

2 responses to “Nightmare and Favorite Friend

  • Sharon

    Mink, I enjoy reading your writings, I miss Thailand and you guys feel like family. It would be awesome to work at the Compassion office. Love Ya!!!

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