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.


Jim Angstadt said...

I love the color scheme and layout. My hungry eyes are looking forward to seeing all your works - good, bad, and indifferent. bty, bloglines gets you feed with no problems or delay.

shimmer&shadow said...

Thanks Jim, I appreciate your enthusiasm and encouragement.