This coming Monday (Sept. 14th) will mark my 20th year of living in America. It's my "half-n-half" day :). I spent 20 years growing up in Thailand and I have spent (almost) another 20 years in the U.S. I first came here on Sept. 14, 1989 to study at Oregon State University for my master's degree. The pictures above were taken at OSU's A Taste of Thailand event. My husband (boyfriend at the time) and I were in a funny skit (about Songgran/Thai New Year Festival). My outfit was a Northern hills tribe kind of clothing. During Songgran, people enjoy getting others wet (the water play is usually fun and welcome (unless it's violent/excessive) since the weather during April 13-16 is very hot in Thailand). On stage, I was armed with a water squirt gun. My husband played as a tourist. The lady between us in the first picture is my husband's mom (my mother-in-law).