Friday, April 27, 2012

i love my soi.

it makes me so happy and hopeful to know that certain things in life really do exist.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

must. take. this. stick. out. of. my. ass.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

there have been certain days where i've had to ride a motosai (motorcycle taxi) up to seven times to get to where i need to.

i especially appreciate them when i'm not in a great mood because they never cease to brighten my day. 


today, i was tutoring a student and after i took one sip of the water his mother gave me, i could feel my stomach gurgle.

now i have to add that to the list of things i'm unable to drink here. it's odd though because i used to drink her water without any problems, but lately i've been having some issues with consuming stuff that makes me feel ill. i sort of think it has to do with my body changing a bit with age because there are definitely a few other minor things going on as well. or maybe homegirl just needs to clean her water filter.

another change i noticed about my body is i get goosebumps really easily. i'll be talking about or explaining the most mundane thing, and all of a sudden all the hairs on my body rise and i have goosebumps everywhere. it's comical because no matter what i'm talking about, it can suddenly feel really notable or important. what does it all mean.

Monday, April 23, 2012

i took this today while walking to the bus stop from my place. 

home is all around me.

"Reading is for dreamers. Poor dreamers."
said by the handsome character, sergei, in the film 360.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

it's rosanne!

one of my good friends from nyc is traveling all throughout asia, and she just passed through bangkok for a few days. 

rosanne and i met while working together at an east village restaurant, and before i left nyc two years ago, sometimes, after our shifts, we would go blow off some steam together (HEREHERE and HERE). i was beyond excited to be able to show her and her two friends around bangkok, and it felt so good to feel a bit of nyc in my home of the last year-and-a-half. meeting her two friends, arin and sunny, was also a blast and hanging out with them was tons of fun.

as for now, it's back to a life of solitude here in bangkok.

Friday, April 20, 2012

i can not believe that it's already 4/20.

in exactly one year from today, two very close friends of mine are getting married in california, and i will be at their wedding most likely having the time of my life. hopefully by then, i plan to be out of bangkok and back home in nyc  moving forward with my life.

what a difference a year makes.

happy 4/20!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

i'm just a guy from flushing, queens....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

here are some more dogs of bangkok.

and to my pal in picture #2, i totally feel your pain.

"Plus, recent demographic shifts suggest that aloneness, far from fading out in our connected age, is on its way in. In 1950, four million people in this country lived alone. These days, thirty-one million... Today, more than fifty percent of U.S. residents are single, nearly a third of all households have just one resident, and five million adults younger than thirty-five live alone. This may or may not prove a useful thing to know on certain Saturday nights."
the disconnect by nathan heller in the april 16, 2012 issue of the new yorker.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

here are some photos i recently took.

and that is not my dirty bathroom with the jjhapaghetti on the sink. a korean mom gifted me with those, but i don't have a kitchen at my place. i accepted them out of politeness and then left them at the lobby bathroom of another building i tutor in (just trying to pass on the magic). on a side note, i've been eating jjhapgehtti for almost my entire life, and i never realized it was such a bite off of the word spaghetti. i thought about how this could have happened, and i think it's because i associated it as such a korean thing, and always read the packaging in that way as well. yeah, i'm not sure how that one whizzed right by me.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

i've really given up on the hopes of meeting any potential romantic interests here in bangkok.

with the same constant bullshit all the time, i just have to be realistic and accept that i am most likely not going to meet the love-of-my-life in this city. i guess it's better just to trust that this will happen when i eventually return home to nyc sometime in the future. oh well.
"What, are you stupid? I told you no eating in my jacuzzi."
from the song, curriculum vitae, by robyn.

Friday, April 06, 2012

a student that i tutor stuck these on today.

sometimes, there's nothing better than some good old stickers.