Back from the dead

January 20, 2007

Hello…..

Long time no type. I’ve been as slack as a sack full of chicken ass recently as far as doing almost anything is actually. Since I got my nw job a few weeks ago, I’ve had toget back into the swing of working every day and I haven’t liked it much. I went from working six hours a week to working between six and eight hours a day (it’s almost like a real job!).

Enough moaning though. My job is ace. I’m having such a good laugh doing it, the time goes so quickly. In other news, as everybody probably know, there were some bombs in Bangkok on New Years Eve. That was scary! Other than that Mina and I are fine. Her website is still going (she’s waaay better at updating than me it seems). Not much else has been happening really. We’ve been to some places, done some things etc etc.

I’ll try to update with some photos of recent things soon.

Update time

December 15, 2006

So it’s about time I updated this thing. I haven’t forgotten about it completely, I promise it’s just that life has been moving at about a million miles a minute for the past few weeks. I’ll try to be concise but comprehensive about what’s happened.

I said a while ago that I maybe have some good news to post later, and then I said that I had a new job. This is fucking excellent news. The new job pays much more than my old job as it’s full time, for the last year I’ve only been working part time.  I had the job interview on the Saturday before last and at the end of it the manager offered me the job, but he wanted me to start training on MONDAY!

That was great news, but straight after the interview, I had to buy a black shirt because we recieved some bad news and had to head off pretty much straight away to attend a funeral. It was my first funeral in Thailand and I was really surprised that all of the guests seemed in high spirits. Seriously, in about two hours, I didn’t see anybody cry at all! When we arrived people were going round with trays ful of soft drinks. I have to say that I felt pretty strange drinking orange juice whilst looking at a mother of pearl covered coffin. If the orange juice was  strange, imagine how I felt when about half way through they brought out pork and vegetable rice soup. Weird? Yes. Inappropriate? Maybe. Delicious? Certainly. Me with conflicting emotions? Without a doubt.

After the funeral, we decided to head to Khao Sarn Road to meet some of Mina’s friends. You can see some of the less debauched photos from that night on Mina’s website.

A very hungover Sunday saw us heading off at an ungodly hour to go to Mina’s parent’s house. Even though the time didn’t agree with me, the food did; Mina’s parents really are some of the best cooks I know. The only problem is that they are way too generous with the portions and I usually end up rolling out of their house.

Monday was training, Tuesday was the king’s birthday, Wednesday back at the old job, Thursday was pretty tiring as I had training in the morning and early afternoon, then I had to dash accross the city to get to a class for my old job again, Friday and Saturday training again. I was actually throw in to teach a few classes on Saturday as well. Saturday night was that company’s Christmas party, so I went there for a few hours and enjoyed the mirth and merriment. Sunday was a nice day spent with Mina, shopping, eating steak and getting our hair cut.

This week has been much of the same as well. I’ve been working two jobs part time and generally trying make everything go smoothly.  My new job is great, I can’t wait to get started there properly. It’s really close to my apartment, in one of the best shopping areas of the city and has some great perks. Photos next post.

Mina Chan

December 9, 2006

My girlfriend Mina has a new blog on WordPress. Guaranteed pictures of hot looking women are just one click away, here. Unfortunately for you, the kissy kissy, tonguey tonguey pictures are still on the CD by my computer. I will look at them tonight for…erm…research purposes.

New Job

December 8, 2006

I haven’t really had a lot of time to post about it recently, but the past weekend was certainly eventful. One of the most important things to happen was that I was offered a new job! Yay. I’m here right now, doing my training and go to sign the contract nad make everything official on Monday. More information, along with photos of the weekend later.

Sawasdeee wan paw khrap

December 5, 2006

Today is the king of Thailand, HRH King Bhumibol Adulyadejs’ 79th birthday. It is also the day that Thai people celebrate Fathers’ Day, as the king is looked on as the father of the country. The king is rightly revered by almost every Thai person and this year is particularly special as it marked the 60th anniversary of his coronation. Most people will wear yellow shirts today displaying the king’s emblem, as a show of respect.

King Rama IX emblem

Happy birthday Nai Luang. We all wish you many more to come in the future.

Thai King Rama IX

Slack Andy

December 1, 2006

I haven’t been posting much recently because there isn’t much going on. I did well in my Thia test last week, and I finished the other course I was studying for. I passed it, but am waiting for the confirmation and grade at the moment.  I’m hoping there will be some good news relating to that to post soon though – fingers crossed. Other than that, I’ve been getting pretty excited about peekvid.com – a website that links to loads of cartoons (and other things) that have been uploaded onto youtube. Star Wars: Clone Wars is a mixed bag at times, but generally AWESOME – check out Chapter 5!

Happy food

November 28, 2006

I was in a shopping centre in Silom – the main business/hooker/gay area of town – recently when I came across (figuratively speaking, of course) this wonderful little thing outside a seafood noodle restaurant. I don’t think it’s going too far to say that those little guys, especially the crab, look waaaaaaay too happy to be food!

Happy crab and shrimp seafood noodles

My exam

November 25, 2006

So now you can call me Mr. 90%. Who’s yer daddy? It would have been higher still if I had remembered more than days of the week. Oh well, C’est la vie.

Off to Korea

November 25, 2006

This is my friend Tabo.

Manly Tabo

Handsome in a rugged and manly way wouldn’t you say? He’s just left Thailand to go back to South Korea. I first met Tabo in Korea and together with a great group of friends, we had some wild nights out in Seoul. It’s mainly down to him that I’m with Mina now; they’re good friends from school and she was visiting him when I first met her. So thanks for that ‘Bo.

Here’s a few more pictures of the young and eligible bachelor. Drunk with Mina

Mina and drunk Tabo

Dancing in the rain outside Carne Station in Seoul with our good friend Saejin (miss you SJ).

Tabo and Saejin Carne Station

Finally a picture of Tabo, our friend Onn and me at Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai. The pagoda behind us is actually covered in gold.

Tabo, Onn and Andy at Doi Suthep

Safe trip ‘Bo hope to hear from you soon na.

Me – in the past

November 24, 2006

My friend Spevs sent me this picture from when we were on a school trip to Germany. I think I was about 13 at the time. I think you’ll all agree that I was already quite a dashing fellow. If you look closely enough, in the top right corner, you can see the shady reflection of Spevs taking this picture on his phone from a old real photo (the type that used to exist in the past and were made from special paper – aaah, you probably don’t remember them).

Young Andy in Germany

As you can see from this picture of me last year at the Dunn’s river waterfall in Jamaica (which I climbed – one of the greatest experiences of my life!), nothing much has really changed since those days except for the fact that I now make a “V” with the other hand.

Dunn’s River Falls in Oche Rios Jamaica

I’m having my Thai exam tomorrow. I wish I was having a mai Thai exam instead – in fact I’d probably prefer a muay Thai exam. Wish me luck!

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