Home is where the heart is? not if you are thai

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Flag of Thailand  , Phangnga,
Monday, October 12, 2009

Sorry for the lack of communication as of late. I have been up to my elbows in my scuba instructor class and haven't had much time for anything other then studying, sleeping and sitting at the bottom of a pool doing my "skill circuit". Its funny, in this course I think I have my scuba regulator out of my mouth more then I actually have it in….there are so many “skills” where you have to take your reg out of your mouth (which you use to breath).  I will be very happy when this thing is finally finished and I can get on with a normal life and not have to think of phrases like “diver diver are you ok? Diver inflate your bcd and drop your weights.  I have an unconscious diver who is not breathing, please call for help” LOL oh the joys of scenario based learning.  Luckily I only have 4 days left in the course and then its off to phuket (2 hour drive) to take the 3 day test……yes a 3 day test. Sigh.

There isn’t much new on the news front  over here really.  It is still very much the rainy season so it has been pissing down rain continuously since I arrived.  I never thought it could rain so much in one place but apparently I was wrong.  It kinda sucks because everything is so moist in my bungalow.  My clothes will grow mold on them if I don’t hang them up so I actually had to go and buy hangers the other day.  The bungalow itself is pretty sweet and is one of the few buildings I’ve been in Thailand where they have installed screens in the windows so there is ALMOST no bugs penetrating my outer defense’s.  the only down side is the huge population of chickens and roosters that cluck around the courtyard…..they aren’t that big of a hassle but at 5 am 20 roosters all start crowing and that sucks something terrible but that is life in Thailand I suppose.

For those of you who find great humor in my love life, yes I have talked to IM and tried working things out but her mom is proving to be quite the bitch and it all seems dead on arrival.  IM asked me to come up to the village for a big pow wow between her mom and dad and me and I was game for such shenanigans but when I picked IM’s brain over the whole thing it came down to her mom wants me to buy IM a house…….lol.  Now a house where she lives only runs about $4000 but there is just now way I am buying a house in the middle of nowhere Thailand.  Poor IM is stuck in the middle of the whole thing and you can tell she is embarrassed by the situation but she is at the whim of mom and it seems that until I buy a house, I don’t have access to IM.  I’ll miss her.

I have a deep affection for thai girls……they are just the greatest thing since sliced bread if the truth be told but sooner or later you are going to get below the surface layer and niceities and are going to hit a vein of thai beliefs, customs or thoughts that will just blow everything straight to hell.  The horrible part is that you know that this event is going to arise in some form sooner or later but you know neither the time nor the shape its going to take….its kinda like the lord and the thief in the night bit.  You don’t know when he’s comin but you better believe he’s coming.  A smart man would throw in the towel and call it a day but no one ever said I was smart and to be perfectly honest, there isn’t much thinking being done when a cute little brown girl walks by so there should be quite a few more of these stories in my future but at the moment I have given up on relationships and am taking some time off from the drama and the stress so you’ll have to get your kicks elsewhere.

Well that is all from here for now folks.  I have to get to bed so I can go and give my prescriptive teaching lesson in the morning.  At least it’s a dry day where we neither go in the pool or in the ocean (strong currents and NO visibility makes the ocean no fun right now).  Hopefully I have enlightened you all on my current situation and you feel relieved and happy to know that I am still trudging along this path of mine no matter what bumps and pitfalls I may come across.  Stay alert for further escapades but until then………
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By now you should have finished the IE. I hope all went well with it.

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