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This morning Shana showed me the mothers she had for the kombucha and explained the process to me. You can get a mother from any kombucha unlike yogurt of cheese where you need the actual starter culture. I will have to do a blog on the process because it’s very easy! Today my task was to sort potatoes and onions with Shana’s husband, Krit, which will go to a market in Bangkok. They had been sitting out in the heat for a while and some of them had become rotten. Sorting them was not the most pleasant of tasks. I don’t think I’ve smelt anything that awful in a long time. Krit is a really nice guy, he speaks pretty good English and we had enjoyable conversation which made the sorting of the disgusting food much more tolerable.  We listened to my music in the morning, and then after lunch he put on his music. At first it was obviously some local Thai band but then it switched to some jazz sounding music. He was saying he didn’t know why this was on his phone and I said it sounded a little like elevator music. He mentioned someone else had said it sounded like porno music and I made the comment that it did sound like really bad 80’s porn music. We laughed about that and then after a minute he said, “why elevator use same music as 80 porno?” at that statement I couldn’t hold back my laughter and almost ended up in tears. The way he said it with his broken English was just so innocent and hilarious at the same time. We continued to suffer through the sorting and were able to have a few more laughs and more enjoyable conversation before he got a phone call from the people who were wanting it saying that they only wanted four bags of potatoes and four bags of onions. We had sorted eight bags of potatoes and four bags of onions so were thankfully finished. There was quite a lot left and we thought we were going to have to do all of it so we were both relieved. This evening we went and swam in the canal again, it really is the best way to end the day. Only one week until I’m home, as much as I have enjoyed my time here, I am ready to get out of this heat. 

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Later Event: April 22
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