It’s OK… it’s a Tokay!

There are so many interesting aspects to living in a place so different from home. One is that I’m out in the country far from any city and that means I’m much closer to nature. And, of course, nature here in Southeast Asia has a character a little different than nature in rural New Jersey or Indiana. I find that I’m surrounded by all kinds of interesting creatures, some familiar… and some not!

Retired software engineer from New Jersey, USA, happily married to Grace for 30 years, proud father of Michael for 29 years, I am enjoying traveling and teaching English as a second language in my retirement.

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8 comments on “It’s OK… it’s a Tokay!
  1. Janet says:

    Loved the hermit crabs. I remember when the kids were little and we had 2 as pets, lovingly named John and Grace.

  2. Grace says:

    The food may have discouraged Denny from making the trip (me, too, a little), but the scorpion in the bedroom would put me on the next flight home!

    You can hear where the tokay gets his name. I hope for Laurian’s sake he’s not nocturnal.

    • Yes, you can hear the “ToKay”, can’t you? I think they must be nocturnal hunters because we never see them in daylight. I wouldn’t be as calm about it as Laurian is – yes, it’s a beautiful animal, but I don’t want it living a few feet over my bed knowing that it must come out in the dark to eat. The scorpion was unnerving to me, too. Our rooms have a screen door and a heavy glass door – I had been leaving the glass door open to get more air flow but, since the scorpion made an appearance I keep the heavy glass door closed all the time (it has less room to crawl under.)

  3. Anne deFuria says:

    Hi John, I am enjoying reading about your latest adventure. I agree insects are more interesting from a safe distance LOL

  4. Charlotte says:

    Those small chirpy geckos… we grew up with those crawling on the walls often, in Taiwan.

    • Hey Charlotte, I think we had some very similar in Florida when I lived there. You grow used to them quickly, don’t you? I was at the home of one of our teachers over the weekend and spent some time with her 11-month old baby – he loves the “jing joks” (geckos) and mimics their chirp. When he gets fussy and is about to cry, his mother points to the ceiling and says… “Jing Joks?” – he immediately stops crying and scans the ceiling 🙂