Tuesday, June 13, 2006
So why do I ask if you have rice?
For my 40th birthday, my husband took me to Thailand to celebrate. One of the charming things I learned about Thai culture is that upon greeting a friend or an acquaintance in Thailand, the Thai people do not ask "how are you?" Instead the traditional question they ask is "do you have rice?" I find that and so many aspects of Thai culture charming. So much so that I wanted to name my jewelry business "do you have rice?" but my husband said "people will think you are in the food business." I reluctantly agreed. But decided to keep it for my blog name. So I plan to have pictures of my jewelry here and maybe my thought process. I will also post other creative ventures like the stitching that I have done, since I am always into anything that inspires creativity. I'm hoping that this blog motivates me to keep producing since it is my objective to have a real jewelry business and quit my day job some day. And I'll probably include some other random thoughts as well. So I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post comments! Oh yeah, the picture is from the grounds at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chaing Mai, Thailand which is exquisite.