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Monday 1st of April 2013 and Bangkok Post is running a story about Youtube putting all the videos on DVDs and the Nation is running a story about millions of Gold in Loei. And I read that they are changing from driving on the left hand side to right hand side in Thailand. So 1st of April is in full swing.
I got an e-mail from Singapore and my next assignment will be Richard Maersk, hopefully in the beginning of May. I also got an SMS from my friend regarding my trip to Singapore, e-cigarettes are forbidden in Singapore. So I might be better off leaving my e-cigarette at home. Who knows, I might get 50 years or so for bringing the e-cigarette to Singapore. But they have never searched me in Singapore before so I might take the chance.
I walked to Bangkok Fight Club and I regret the decision to come here and I walked back home. My Teacher tried to talk me in to stay, but I didn't felt so good.
And I was in a bad mood. It is the darn sofa, they should have been here last Friday to pick up my sofa and now it will be on Wednesday morning. When will the darn furniture be ready? I was not very polite in my e-mail to Almeta. I was also thinking about to give up the whole project to change the upholstery. It was said that this would take 2 weeks and this is 2 weeks ago now.
I almost gave up Sophia Muay Thai Gym as well, but I got up in the ring. Thank God for that because when I was back home from my skipped session at Bangkok Fight Club I ended up at the Argentinian Restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 19
I had a shower and I walked to my Tailor on Sukhumvit Soi 15 to pick up my last shirts. Last shirts for this time, I still have plenty material remaining that I bought in India back in November.
I gave a cap to my Tailor and he will see if there is material enough from the last 3 shirts he made to make 3 caps for me. I bought apples at Tops Market and I walked towards Terminal 21, I had still not made up my mind, Tony Romas or El Gaucho, the Argentinian Steakhouse. I heard someone screaming Aladdin when I left Robinson. I recognised the voice and I looked around.
I looked up and my friend was screaming from the walk over between Robinson and Time Square. She asked if I had had my dinner.
- I'm on my way!
I waited for them outside Robinson and they were on their way to eat noodles out side 7 Eleven next to El Gaucho, the Argentinian Steakhouse on Sukhumvit Soi 19.
Well, I refuse to eat on the street so I just joined them. My other friend had seen the birds jumping around the food on a side walk food stall a few days ago so he was only eating Snickers.
When I left it was too late for Tony Romas so I stepped inside El Gaucho, the Argentinian Steakhouse. Last time I was here they passed me with a plate full of sausages and it looked very nice. So I decided to ask for a plate of sausages, and of course, creamed spinach.
There wasn't any sausages, only as starters and I told them that I had seen a plate with sausages last time I had been there.
- Maybe our sample platter?
I looked in the menu and as soon as I saw “mushroom” I gave up the idea and I took the starter, one beef and one pork sausage.
The sausages was a disappointment, but the creamed spinach is still the very best. The owner asked me if the food was good.
- I will have the lamb chops next time
I told him that I didn't like the sausages but the steaks looked nice. He went to the grill and he asked them to make a steak for me.
- Aladdin, a steak on the house for you
- No No!! I'm full
Later on he came with a tray with vodka
- Aladdin, have some vodka
- No no!
Well, it is a nice guy and the staff is very nice. The owner is very fascinated about me sitting at the same place in the bar every time.
- If your chair is occupied you just leave
He turned around and he told the staff to keep this seat clear for Aladdin. If anyone else would take this seat they should move them. I asked for my bill and the sausages was about half the price compared to the lamb chops. But the lamb chop is at least 4 times better than the sausages. Hmm, that means that the lamb chops are half the price compared to the sausages!!!
Walking back home and I was full of agony, skipped boxing session and I end up at a restaurant. I decided never to skip any more boxing sessions. Foocking hell, I have other stuff to do than to torment myself at Bangkok Fight Club, but I can't stay away. I just end up at a restaurant eating myself out of all proportions.
Foock, foock, foock and one million times foock!! I cannot have a normal social life. As soon as I'm skipping a session at Bangkok Fight Club or Sophia to go have a cup of tea with a friend it is like a force making me order cakes and pastries even though I don't want to. FOOCK! It is like having being sentenced to life at Bangkok Fight Club. Well, now I will go to cry myself to sleep.
Tuesday 2nd of April 2013 and today it was time for My Thai Language School at Ratchadapisek so no boxing at Sophia Muay Thai Gym, but I left my language school at 5 o'clock, 1 hour early to be able to go to Bangkok Fight Club
I had a “TUNA & ONION SURPRISE” ® and a pot of tea and before I left for Bangkok Fight Club I wrote down the new Thai words I had leant at school today. I arrived to Bangkok Fight Club 10 minutes before 7 and one of the guys told me that our Teacher had called him and he would not come today.
- He had an accident
- Something serious?
- I think he will be back tomorrow
- OK, I come back tomorrow. See you!
I turned around ready to leave when I hear our teacher screaming from the staircase.
- I'm here!
It was only me and another guy from Canada at the Muay Thai session and we started to warm up and then we did 10 minutes of running around. We followed the Teacher and the last 2 minutes he stopped at the punch bags. One kick on each of the bags then we run around the track and the second time we stopped we had to kick each bags 2 times. Then 3 times and so on, yeah, you get the picture.
3 bags hanging next to each other and when we were on the second kicking session I started with 2 kicks on the first bag. I moved to the second bag and our Teacher to the third bag. I kicked once and the second kick, well, the bag next to me was swinging, only 60 cm apart and I hit the bag next to my bag when it swung past me. I hit it toe first, motherfoocker!!
And after that the session was not very fun. The pain increased during the session and I was limping. We had one more running drill with punching and kicking the bags. I started to run, staggering and limping it was and we cancelled the running moment and we had to do 10 minutes of kicking and punching the bags.
I limped back home and I cancelled my trip to Villa Market. I had planned to go there to buy smoked salmon because I heard on the radio that the Omega-3 would prolong your life with 2 years. Not because I want to squeeze 2 extra years out of this motherfoocker. But there was so many positive things with Omega-3 and you need 150 gram of salmon every day. Well, herring and mackerel will do as well, but I don't like herring and mackerel so salmon it is.
I have never seen 150 gram packs of smoked salmon so I will buy the 200 gram packs and I will have one pack per day. If I buy the 500gr pack I will finish the pack as soon as I open it and my diet will suffer. Well, my toe will be better tomorrow. But I doubt it, but I want to go to Villa Market when they have been here to pick up my sofa tomorrow morning.
Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 and when my alarm went off at 9 I just turned off the darn thing and I returned to bed. I woke up when they called me at 10 thirty.
- It is from Almeta
My living room was soon full of people and it took them about 10 to 15 minutes to remove the stuff and I was alone again. I made myself a “TUNA & ONION SURPRISE” ® and a pot of tea before I took off to Villa Market and the smoked salmon.
I walked to Almenta and I took a taxi from there to Villa on Sukhumvit Soi 11. I bought 13 x 200gr smoked salmon and I took a taxi back home. A set back, I wanted to walk but the pain was unbearable.
Unbearable or not, I took off to Sophia Muay Thai Gym when I had had a few apples and a pack of smoked salmon. It took me twice the time to walk to Sophia today because of my foot. But I made it.
It was a very slow session, I could not punch because of my foot. When you punch with the right hand you have to twist the right foot and this was not possible. But it was OK with left hook and jab so I did a few rounds before I walk.... well, limping back home and I decided to cancel tonights session at Bangkok Fight Club.
And it was no surprise that I ended up at a restaurant not long after cancelling the session at BFC. I went to meet my friends at 7 and we took a taxi to Sukhumvit Soi 11 to meet another friend. We were going to meet him at Charlie Brown, I recognised the name. But I didn't know it was a Mexican restaurant. And when we arrived to the restaurant I recognised the place and I remembered that I had been there before a few years ago.
I really don't like Mexican food, but the food I got was very nice and I had a bottle of water, my friends were drinking beer. But my toe, if I have a few beers I will soon turning cartwheels up and down Sukhumvit and I can imagine what this will do to my toe.
I started by asking for a pot of Earl Grey tea, but they neither had a pot nor any Earl Grey so I changed it for water. But the food was excellent and the best Mexican restaurant in Bangkok according to my friends.
I would know foock all about Mexican restaurants because I never eat Mexican food. I have been at one Mexican restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 18. Many years ago and we ended up getting very drunk and I can't remember if we ate anything.
Well, anyway, I don't remember the name of whatever it was that I ate. But it was not tortillas or burritos. We left to pick up another friend that finished her work at 9 o'clock and we were going to The Park or something like that at Huai Khwang on Ratchadapisek Road.
I decided to join them, but only soda water for me because of my foot and I really don't want to jump up and down on my by now blue toe. And yes, after 12 beers this would be a possible scenario.
I asked for a soda water and my friends ordered a tower of Singha beer. I told them to give us Tiger beer, better off with Tiger if I decided to have a go for the beer. And of course, I never got my soda water so beer it was. And as usually, I could not keep to drinking one beer only.
And it didn't take long before we had Charisma Man showing up at our table. How long before the Obnoxious Man is showing up? We will hopefully never have to see him again.
Playing pool at Huai Khwang on Ratchadapisek Road
Playing pool at Huai Khwang on Ratchadapisek Road
Playing pool at Huai Khwang on Ratchadapisek Road
Yes, by now it was Charisma Man full out
My friends were playing pool and I didn't show any interest until 2 beautiful girls started to play on the table next to us. And when they left the place around midnight the pub turned in to a very dull place. We decided to go to Ratchadapisek Soi 4. We took a taxi to Soi 4 and there was a golf car at the Soi waiting to pick up customer for a place I have forgotten the name of.
I finished my beer just as we arrived to the disco and we went inside. 2 of our friends was not allowed inside because of their shoes. No problem, they had shoes for rent. Well while they were sorting out the shoe business I and one other guy went inside to order the beer. AC, music and beers while waiting is way better than standing outside. It is darn hot in Bangkok now.
One of our friends asked for a bottle of water, something I should have done as well. But when he asked for the water I knew that he was going to go home soon.
We had been smoking our e-cigarettes all evening and no complains. Some of the guests at the Mexican restaurant looked at us but they soon lost interest. A lot of smoke but no smell so no one was annoyed.
No San Miguel Light and we had to drink Corona. No problem, I was drunk and they had both ice and wine glass so I could actually have drink any beer.
It was soon 2 o'clock and it was only me and the other guy with the e-cigarette still standing. The other 2 friends had left. The liquid for our e-cigarettes was all used and we stopped at my place to refill them on our way to Ekkamai. And yes, we got the TAXI CD and 2 San Miguel Light while we refilled the
e-cigarette. The Sam Miguel lights were empty when we arrived to Ekkamai. Same here, my friend was not alowed inside wit his shoes. But a 500 Baht note solved the problem.
And it was yet another morning when I wasn't home until 4 or 5 in the morning. Way too late. And we meet the 2 girls from the pool place at Ekkamai. When we arrived one of the girls came running screaming ALADDIN! And I ran in to her again when I was leaving the place.
Thursday 4th of April 2013 and my toe was bluer and blacker when I woke up. But the pain had decreased. A hangover force 9 and I didn't got out off bed until 5 o'clock. I went to pay a down payment of 35,000 Baht to Almeta and I went to have some bacon & egg at Queen Victoria on Sukhumvit Soi 23. But my hangover made me change my mind and I went to Crossroads instead, closer to home.
I was soon back home to my hangover DVDs and I remembered that my friends wanted to go to FUNKY VILLA today. I told them that my flight was 2 o'clock on Friday so I could not join them
- 2 o'clock in the afternoon?
- What's the foocking problem? I start to work at 2
OK, well, so yesterday FUNKY VILLA was the best foocking idea ever. But today it is a different story and I will hide in my bed watching DVDs.
Friday 5th of April 2013 and I was very glad that I stayed home yesterday when my alarm went off at 9. I had been awake for 40 minutes when my alarm went off and I had quick pack of Smoked salmon. No I had 2 packs as I missed the smoked salmon yesterday.
I need my omega 3, I had a pot of tea with the smoked salmon before I left for Suvarnabhumi and Thai Airways flight TG 407 to Singapore.
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