Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Brother Dang

The first Thai family that I've met is the Dang family. Brother and Sister Dang and their two boys are members of the Chiang Mai branch. Brother Dang is super nice and funny. He is constantly joking and laughing. Brother Dang is a rote dang driver...hence his nickname. We hire him out for a day a few times a week to be our personal rote dang driver. On Sunday he took us to the local hot springs. He knows all of the best no-name restaurants around the city and takes us there when we're looking for a good place to eat. He's laid back, but a very hard worker--a seemingly contradictory description, but this trait apparently epitomizes Southeast Asian culture. He is a surrogate uncle for all of the BYU students here.