I have a new friend. He happens to be a toad. Almost every night I faithfully find him sitting motionless atop my clothes basket, frozen as a statue. Sometimes I know he's there from the rattling of plastic bags I hear across my room. Then there was the time the umbrella in the corner of my room started shaking out of thin air. It was propped upside down, so I went to look inside of it. Sure enough, it was my toad friend again.
Typically Thai houses are much more open than houses in America. They are sort of like indoor/outdoor houses. Screen-less windows are always open, there are tiny holes in the tops of the walls (to let air flow through I suppose, as well as lots of mosquitos, dtuk-gees, jing-joks, and other creatures) and the main door to our house locks by putting a wooden bar across the wooden accordion doors. Needless to say its hard to keep things OUT of the house. My family has recently unwillingly adopted a stray cat. I don't think anyone in my house, other than myself and my 4 year old “nephew,” is happy about it, but there is no way of keeping it out!