Sunday, October 23, 2011

Failures vs. Successes

While some would view today as a fail,

-My camera finally broke : Fail

-I forgot my old cell phone to use as a spare because I knew my camera was acting up: Fail

-We went to the local mountain pagoda and the monkeys were not there: Fail

-No pictures of said trip, as camera broke: Fail

-I forgot to put on deodorant AND sun screen: Ultimate Fail

I'm choosing to see it as a giant success

-We rode our bikes through a flooded road where the water level was up to the peddles, and made it across with only our shoes wet: Success

-The chicken on a stick lady was at the market so we had a lovely picnic at the pagoda: Success (and it's delicious!)

-Our market finally has apples, it tasted like the most delicious apple I've ever had: Success

-The pagoda was extremely beautiful, and although I realized how much more I need to get in shape, hiking all of those stairs gave us the most spectacular view of our area: Success

-We bought baby sized pumpkins to carve for Halloween, since they don't do Halloween here: Success

-We found the only monk at the pagoda who spoke any English, he asked us if we were on Facebook, and then proceeded to give us his legit business card with his skype and facebook names...only in Cambodia: Success

-We ran into one of the VSO volunteers at the pagoda and his newly arrived girlfriend, and had a wonderful time talking with them: Success

-We had fettucine with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dinner, and it was delicious: Success

-We found Fanta Sarsi, the Fanta version of Rootbeer in our local market: Ultimate Success!!


Cinderita said...

I agree! Your day sounds like a great success! And your dinner sounds absolutely scrumptious!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm sorry to hear about your camera, is there anyway you'll be able to get another one? Glad it was such a fun day!

Lorraine said...

Holy crap, I HATE forgetting to put deodorant on. I applaud you for considering the day a success in light of that. ;)


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Sounds like way more successes than failures to me lady!

Kell said...

Ha! A facebooking monk. I love it. I'm glad to see more successes!

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