December 22nd, 2009 – by: wadersonmac
Watching the sunset
I'm in a bit of a rush so this blog will likely be pretty short. I still want to shower and I have to meet the South African crew for dinner in 40 minutes. To be fair, I did have 3 hours but the book I am reading sucked me in, as did the sunset, and the first chance I've had in a while to sit by myself on the beach. So right, 40 minutes left, 10 to this blog, 10 to try and upload photos, and 20 to shower. Shouldn't be too hard as my shower only spews freezing cold water and I have to decide between the one pair of shorts that are not in the laundry and those same shorts. Tough decisions. Yesterday was very chill. After waking up, I walked to the bank to about a km away to grab some money. I am taking out 10,000 baht at a time and it is lasting me about 4 or 5 days.
Bolon and I playing fire stick guy
About $333 Canadian dollars. This includes my hotel, food, transport to and from islands, etc. Not as cheap as I thought but I reject the idea of skimping out on this holiday to save $10 here or $20 there. I am here once to enjoy myself and thus I shall. After I made my way back from the bank, I headed over to Sri Lanta to hang out with the South African crew. It has been great seeing Dave Bolon again. We really are good friends - special friends. The type of friendship that doesn't need maintenance. We may not speak for a year at a time but once reunited, we quickly recap and continue where we once left off. I have several of those friends around the world and I love them for what they are.
Again, I will say, this blog entry will be rather bland as we didn't do much. We sat on the beach all day, read, swam, had a beer here and there, and that's it. For dinner I suggested we head to Long Beach (I am guessing every island has a "Long Beach") for dinner. I realized we really haven't left the 200metre spand of beach where we are all staying (as there really is no need to) and thus we decided that it would be a great idea to go explore. Explore would have to be considered a relative term being that we all jumped into a taxi (the back of a pick up) in the Thai darkness, drove for 20 minutes, got dropped off at a restaurant area, ate, then returned. Coincidentally I ran into someone I knew from Toronto when I was in High School.
On The Way to Long Beach in the back of the taxi with Kevin and Liezel
Not a friend, but just someone I knew. After some small talk, I went back to eating my dinner and that was that. Doesn't sound too exciting but no one can be James Bond everyday. I will kill some space though by regergatating a couple of things I have noticed while in Thailand. 1) The favourite part of my day is after 4pm. The anticipation of the most magnificent sunsets I have ever seen (see #2) is very exciting. The heat is calm, the vibe is relaxed, it is the best. 2) Thailand has shown me the most magnificent sunsets I have ever seen. 3) Everyone smokes cigarettes. 4) Everyone is going to Koh Phagnan for what is deemed to be the biggest Full Moon Party in histroy for NYE. 5) If the sun is a star, and it takes how ever long to go from sunrise to sunset, can I not assume it would take the same amount of time for us to pass every single star we see.
Having dinner on Long Beach
So if you look to your most east point and see a star as soon as the sky becomes dark, will it not take the exact amount of time to hit the mnost western point, assuming you can still see it, which really isn't relative as it still exists? I think so, but I am not Dr. Astrology. Okay, that's all I got. Today was more exciting and thus tomorrow's blog will follow suite. I have photos but some computers won't allow me to upload them. OKay, 27 minutes to try and upload and get ready.... I am running short on endings so I shall repeat one of the best, Good Times, Good Times.