Sunday, August 7, 2011


It would appear I haven't made a posting in a few weeks so let's do this.

I now have a house and am in the process of moving today and tomorrow.
I bought a bike. Well they call them bikes here, more scooteresk back in Tim Horton's country. By the way I am going to miss apple cider an unhealthy amount this winter and snowboarding. This last week has been fun, now that I have a bike, way easier to get around town. Played basketball at a really nice International School in town. Tuesday we played ultimate frisbee. On Thursday me and some people went to the driving range. I have evidence of this fact:
Went a good 270 yards

Friday, went to a restaurant called Pizza Man. Had pizza! Then went to a new bar for a drink. Saturday, slept in, got a massage. Second time that when I get one either the person next to me is talking on their phone or last time the lady massaging me answered her phone during. Interesting. And highly professional. Then went to a sort of food festival/souvenir shop. THEN, I was with someone who has a rival blog to mine and I carry my helmet with me because well I love it and I put my key in my helmet. It was raining so just waiting for the rain to let up, put my helmet back on and rival blogger said was that your key that just fell?  Not only did it fall out of my helmet, it fell into a drain/possible sewer. So before I see it I just assume my key has fallen into a bottomless hole or has been been picked up by a Thai Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtle. Turns out wasn't that big of a drop but with the metal bars, I couldn't get my hands to get it. So people start trying to help and a little girl puts her tiinnny little hands into the "sewar" and picks it up no problem. Was so happy and not surprising in the least that that happened to me.
Don't forget: eating sharks is bad.
4 day week and 3 day weekend coming up so that's great. Started talking to people about top 5 things they like about living in Nakhon/Thailand. Here is mine:
1-Getting a weekly shave by a Thai barber. I think it costs 40 baht, so just over $1 Canadian. At home, they cost around $30 and I never had one. Now, I have stopped shaving and because I don't have a grizzly bear beard I can get away with shaving once a week. Love it.
2-Location/climate. Southern Thailand is the place to live. No winter, just a season with some rain drops and close to other islands and the other coast.
3-Teaching. My kids are very fun and cute and like going to work.
4-How we live in such a Thai town but there are so many teachers that you feel at home and so much stuff going on that you aren't bored and so many activities to develop your skills. Girls only like guys with great skills.
5-Unsure if I should post this on the interweb but honestly I like the attention of being the white minority in a town full of Thais. I like going into a mall and people saing Hi to me and asking me where I'm from, having groups of girls stare at me. I don't think I would date a Thai girl, nothing wrong with it at all, very good looking,  but even a western pesrson like say C. Boudreau, no that's too obvious, Chad. B would be able to get a girlfriend here. I like it.

A few things.
People asked me who hates Mother Teresa and I didn't have this "evidence" before but i knew it existed so I don't agree with this but people love to hate anyone.
http://www.fitz-claridge.com/Articles/MotherTeresa.html

I follow a blog and his is way better, travels more and doesn't work. Makes his money in the stock market I believe so check his out and if you stop reading mine, I understand. After I looked posted this I read his post and it said that he is taking a little break from it to go home. Just browse through it, had some cool vlogs and thoughts post. Or don't.
http://stophavingaboringlife.com/

Finally in the next few days I will be writing a blog that in a perfect world would be how I want things to be in April. So, in April I will post this new blog I will write this week and see how close to reality I can make it. Get it? Good. Have a fun week,

Bert Brandon III

History of Nakhon:
City wall

The city chronicle already mentions a fortification when the town was refounded in 1278. Restorations were recorded at the time of King Ramesuan (14th century), as well as King Narai (1686). The latter one was supported by the French engineer M. de la Mare.
The walls spread 456 m from East to West, and 2238 m North to South, thus enclosing an area of about one square kilometre. The northern wall had only one gate, called Prathu Chai Nua or Prathu Chai Sak, also the southern wall had only one gate. To the east there were three gates, which connected the town with the sea. To the west were five gates. Today only the northern gate still exists, together with a short stretch of the northern city wall.

It is one of the most ancient cities of Thailand, previously Kingdom of Ligor, and contains many buildings and ruins of historical significance

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for opening up my eyes to the broad application of hatred against Mother Theresa, I feel enlightened!

    The other guy's blog is good, but he's missing something you have: unmatched charisma...and quantity. Your posts are more frequent, although they all pertain to the same locale...so maybe his is better. Travel more, work less. If it's any consolation, bertbrandon.blogspot.com is still my only homepage (other than CBC's online streaming episodes of Heartland).

    Regards,
    RR

    PS. Get a keychain. Or a wallet, or sumshit.

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  2. I can't believe I'm reading your blog one whole week late! What's up with that? Either I'm slacking or I'd given up hope on you ever posting anything again. I love that a little girl got your keys out of the sewer.

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