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Closing Out

The year is finally at at end! I’ve been reading and enjoying a bit of Skyrim lately. It is really the most impressive game I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s quite a treat on the PS3.

I also had a chance to visit Bangkok for a few days and did little but eat the entire time. Thai food is just heavenly. The hotel on Suriwong Road was new to me and quite comfortable, with friendly staff. It would have been nice to know that the stairs are for people, and the elevator for luggage, though I suppose the trudge up them did me no harm.

I’m looking forward to a much better 2012. It will begin with a teacher training program that is quite intense, yet invaluable for both personal proficiency and an internationally recognized certification.

Leaving the past behind …

Patong Nights

Spending some weeks in and around Phuket right now. The place is as horribly touristy as ever but the weather has been great. Jungceylon, the mall here, has grown up quite a bit and it’s a good place to catch a movie and get away from the heat for a bit. The real draw, though, is the beach. Sitting under that partial umbrella reading a book with the waiter never too far away is perhaps too relaxing.

No, I don’t want a suit. Of course everyone is accosting you at pretty much every moment everywhere in Thailand trying to sell you something, but a suit? In Phuket? This is not a city of any suit type of business. Why, oh why, on earth might I possibly be interested in having a suit tailored late on a Friday night just off the beach of a resort? No, I also do not require a massage. Goodness.

Hot in Bangkok

AdN-IMG_8141This title really calls attention to nothing but the obvious. It is indeed hot in Bangkok. Just going outside is excruciating in the extreme. Nonetheless, we’re making the rounds of all of the temples we’ve missed on past visits. We even got to see all of the amazing ruins of Ayutthaya. Thai history and culture really never ceases to amaze me.