Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Spirits in the Temple

To my amazement and shock, I was able to take alot of interesting pictures at the Temple.

I for one is a sceptic of spirits or whatever you call them showing up in pictures.

I took alot of pictures with these blurry round orbs that surprised me since I've never seen them in any of my old pictures before.

I definitely didn't see these things before I took the pictures but somehow after every click, at the preview of the camera, I see this weird white orbs floating around.

I'll post some pictures here, and you be the judge.

None of the pictures here are altered and I didn't see any of these orbs there during picture taking.

And, of course, my camera is not wet, damaged or anything like that. All the other pictures taken here are from the same camera.

Wat Pa Thumma Uthayan

Wat Pa Thumma Uthayan is the name of the temple we went to in Khon Kaen.
According to my colleague the name means = forest ( Wat ), monk ( Pa ), National Park ( Thumma Uthayan )... so I guess it means the National park of forest monks.

It's my first time to stay over night at a temple, so am really excited.

They gave us small tents and a blanket to keep us warm, some people were lucky to get thin mats, I was one of the unfortunate ones.

We also have a tiny thai pillow, it resembles a wood block about 6 x 6 x 8 inches in dimension. I think it was filled with stones! haha, it was really really hard, you can knock out a person with it if you whack them in the head.

Here's how the sleeping quarters in the temple looks like:

( My little "house" )

( The "refugee camp" )

( Kelvin was unfortunate to get one of those tents that keeps falling apart )

Company Outing Day 1

November 23, 2007

8AM - Its freakin early and we boarded the bus heading to Khon Kaen. Crisp friday morning and everyone in our office is excited to have our company field trip. Heading where? heading to a temple in Khon Kaen. No one has explained to me what to expect in the temple, all they said is that its nice and cold out there.

( This is a picture of me and Kelvin in the bus, excited and chit chatting the whole time of course, although I look fucked up in the morning, am no morning person )

I was told that the estimate travel time to get to the temple is around 5 hours.

1, 2, 3 hours passed and we are still on the road.

Pit stop - Lunch Time : beautiful restaurant in the Korat province. The restaurant is perched on a beautiful cliff that has a wonderful view of the largest freshwater reservoir in Thailand, Lum Ta Kheng is the name of this lake.

( L to R : Boom, Me, Kelvin, Tai )

( Group Pic 1 )

( Group Pic 2 )

I saw this cute wooden horse in the restaurant and had my picture taken riding the horse! hahaha
Here's the pic:

Oh, and by the way, I forgot to take pictures of the yummy lunch we had, because everyone was hungry that we just stuffed ourselves silly with the tasty E-sarn food! I love this particular Thai cuisine, E-sarn for me is the best Thai food there is, everything is a bit sour and spicy, lots of meat, just the way I like it!

I'll be posting more later on... time to go back to work...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Funny Farangs

Yesterday on my way back home, I saw an old farang (caucasian) holding a sign that says "Please help me to go back home, I just need to buy a plane ticket to fly back".

Interesting really, I have no idea why he doesn't go to his embassy and ask help there. What is he doing begging for his plane ticket out in the street?

I don't think anyone will really help him, aside from the fact that its mostly locals who walk in that area where he was at (which means these people don't really earn much) he looks like a dirty old scum who spent all his money buying pussies in Bangkok. ( sorry for the dirty language )

Why would he want to compete with the local beggars?

This is definitely something I haven't seen before...
Amazing Thailand!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2008 Schedule

January 1 - 2 : HOLIDAY

January 13 - 20 : Vicenza Oro Winter ( Italy )

February 21 : HOLIDAY

February 28 - March 2 : Macau

March 4 - 8 : Hong Kong

April 3 - 10 : Basel, Switzerland

April 13 - 16 : SONGKRAN ( Thai New Year )


May 17 - 21 : Vicenza Oro Spring ( Italy )

May 30 - June 3 : JCK Las Vegas

July 18 - 19 : HOLIDAY

July 27 - 30 : JA New York

August 12 : HOLIDAY

September 6 - 10 : Vicenza Oro Autumn ( Italy )

September 11 - 15 : Bangkok Gems

September 17 - 21 : Hong Kong

December 5 : HOLIDAY

December 31 : HOLIDAY

This song is for you

If you're not the one then why does my soul feel glad today?
If you're not the one then why does my hand fit yours this way?
If you are not mine then why does your heart return my call
If you are not mine would I have the strength to stand at all

I never know what the future brings
But I know you are here with me now
We'll make it through

And I hope you are the one I share my life with

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am?
Is there any way that I can stay in your arms?

If I don't need you then why am I crying on my bed?

If I don't need you then why does your name resound in my head?
If you're not for me then why does this distance maim my life?
If you're not for me then why do I dream of you as my wife?

I don't know why you're so far away
But I know that this much is true
We'll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with
And I wish that you could be the one I die with
And I pray in you're the one I build my home with
I hope I love you all my life

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand
If I'm not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am
Is there any way that I can stay in your arms?

'Cause I miss you, body and soul so strong that it takes my breath away
And I breathe you into my heart and pray for the strength to stand today
'Cause I love you, whether it's wrong or right
And though I can't be with you tonight
And know my heart is by your side

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand

New Place

I decided recently to move to a new apartment.

This new apartment that i'll be moving to is a bit more expensive than the current one am staying at, but the place looks a bit seedy and scary.

Then, wonder why am moving? It's because the place is 3 minutes walk to my office, free laundry service and has a bath tub! LOL

I know I can make the place look alot better from the inside.

I'll keep you guys updated.

I'll post pics as soon as I move there: tentative date: December 2, 2007.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I need to get you out my system

I need to get you out of my system.
I need to move on.
For my sake.
For your sake.

I need to purge you out of my life.
I need to move on.
I need to not need you anymore to make me happy.
I can't take you out of my head.
But I'll try.
I have to.
It doesn't mean I want to, but I have to.
For my sake and for your sake.

I need peace, I need assurance, I need security.
I'm tired of being your security blanket.
I have a life of my own, separate from you.
I have to.

They always said distance doesn't matter.
I guess I believe now that it does.

Loving someone is the best thing in the world.
Makes dark skies turn blue.
Makes everything warm and fuzzy.

But love has a darker side.
There's a limit as to what love can do.

If the world is turning against you.
What can a guy like me do?
I've got nothing.

I've had everything.
Nothing in this world means anything without you.
But since I can't have you.
You chose your path.
I choose mine.

Time can heal things.
As long as I let go.
As long as I try.

I will.
I will.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Mr. Chips!

My typical Sunday routine is to walk to J. Avenue and grab brunch at Au Bon Pain.
This is how I normally nurse my hangover from Saturday nights fun drinking spree.

Most of the time, I spend my time there alone, but last Sunday, it was nice to have company. I was with my friend Lisa.

We had a great time just chatting and updating each other. AND best of all! SHE has a pack of MR. CHIPS! hahaha.

nothin beats good ole mr. chips!

( Nothing quite like Mr. Chips, not even the Pringles and Lays can taste better than this one! )

( Mr. Chips fanatics )

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Haircut

Ta da!

Got a new haircut two days ago, am not that happy i guess with the results...

I really am not that sure, you be the judge...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday Brunch in Hong Kong

( Hong Kong Sports Club )

( Strawberries and Champagne with Vicky )

Side story - my trip to Hong Kong for work has been pretty hectic. So on the last day, I tried to cram as much activities as I can, overall I had 5 hours of free time.
Spent two hours with Vicky hanging out at the Sports Club, then the remaining time was spent looking for the holy grail of all fast food outlets ( JOLIBEE! ) hahaha.

I know its stupid, but I did look for the place, and the verdict -> Almost missed my flight and yet, I didn't find the fastfood joint!

Next trip, I'll make sure I find the place.
I'll be ready and do my research first.

Dj Station (August 2007)

( with Lisa and Heidi )


Party On!

I'll be posting random pics taken at clubs with my pals here in BKK.
Here goes....

At the Room, Lang Suan area in Bangkok ( October 2007 )

(With the Filipina pals in BKK )

( With Rommel and Krit )

( Being silly with Rommel )

( Group Pic 1 )

( Group Pic 2 )

( Group Pic 3 )

More pics to come!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Alcohol-free Life

Starting today, I will be staying away from alcohol.

I will be keeping tab of my progress by posting my pics here every week and keep a personal log of my alcohol-free days...

Hope I can last long....

I know I can do it. For sure it won't be easy, but I have to start this and make sure I hold on as long as I can.

Alcohol has given me lots of problems. From spending so much money getting pissed. To blurting out stuff that I wasn't suppose to say, hurting people and friends in the process. And, gaining weight and unwanted fat due to all that calories I ingested.

I drank like a fish and smoked like a chimney... Its about time that I give my body a break and surely I'll be the one reaping the benefits. Not only will I look good, Ill feel even better.

SO its about time...

Here's the last pic of me as an alcoholic.....

Over exposure

You'll know you are over exposed to the scene if your party pictures end up on a nightlife guide online.



A friend forwarded this link to me.

Not one pic, but two!!!

I wonder how many pictures of me drunk are out there online?