Ideal Brown and I left Bangkok for two weeks to squeeze as many new miles into Thailand as we could. When we returned, I saw him off a day after his initial flight departed (ouch) and got settled in my hotel room-come-studio.
I spent the week running back and forth to Beejoir's house with a baking pan containing pieces of doll in various stages of completion - detailed here, with pictures of food:
Every day an ice-cream man would visit the road. As soon as I'd hear his bell, I'd scramble to my third floor balcony and shout "Sawadee ka, WAIT? WAIT, WAIT!" and then I'd tear downstairs to buy as many varieties of coconut as I could carry.