Archive - June 2009

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Some interesting facts about Krabi, Thailand
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 3rd day, Flying to Krabi
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R.I.P. King Of Pop Michael Jackson
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New Blog Header Image and WordPress Theme
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My Desktop image for the week
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R.I.P. My N95
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OFWFriends.com update: 666 Members
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Flooded Bangkok
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Republic of Georgian Sheep Herder
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Flying with Turkish Airlines: Istanbul to Republic of Georgia

Some interesting facts about Krabi, Thailand

 

(Caption: Satellite photograph of Krabi, Thailand)

Before I continue with my Krabi Adventure let me tell you some interesting facts about Krabi, Thailand.

 

According to Wikipedia, Krabi is a southern province on Thailand’s Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country’s oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province’s many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to homo sapiens since the period 25,000 – 35,000 B.C.

 

 

In recorded times it was called the ‘Ban Thai Samor’, and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate, the monkey for their standard. At that time, c. 1200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula’s east coast better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 3rd day, Flying to Krabi

 

(Caption: Overlooking Krabi)

 

April 28, 2009 – Our Air Asia flight from Bangkok to Krabi was around 1PM and we missed it!  We checked in half an hour before the flight time and we were told by the ground attendants that we can’t board the flight.  Unfortunately we can’t refund the ticket for some reason I don’t know.  Probably it was cheap; each ticket from Bangkok to Krabi cost about US$50.00, or probably the ticket was not refundable.  Obviously!  So, Lew bought another set of ticket and he got the 4:45 PM flight for the same day.  If I am not mistaken, it only took us an hour to reach Krabi Airport .  From the airport we took a taxi that took us to Aonang Port and cost THB600 and where we boarded a long tail boat to Railay beach.  We were booked at the Sunset Tropical Resort.  A villa, woohoo thanks to Lew.

 

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R.I.P. King Of Pop Michael Jackson

 

I really can’t believe that the King of Pop Michael Jackson has died.  I heard from an office mate 3 hours ago but just now it sank in.

 

I grew up with his music and my favourite is “Billy Jean”.  I can still remember how I imitated his dancing moves, the moon walking, and touching my crotch after a spin. 

 

I am a fan and forever will be.

To read the whole story, read below the story from Yahoo News.

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New Blog Header Image and WordPress Theme

You may have noticed my new blog header image and the new blog theme I installed which I think it is simpler than most of the WordPress theme that I used for the past two years of blogging.  I already received some good comments from friends and readers about it.  Thanks. J

 

The header image was done by a famous artist in the Republic of Georgia who has a TV Show that teaches kids to be an artist like him.  His name is Zaliku, I doubt if that is his real name.  Who cares right?  As long as he’s good on what he does.

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My Desktop image for the week

I don’t know why I am blogging this subject but I realized lately that a simple thing sometimes makes a big impact in your life.  Like this smiley image that I put on my desktop as my wallpaper. 

 

A colleague of mine sent this smiley image yesterday in thinking that I might need it and she’s definitely right.  I really do.  I thought of using this image as my desktop wallpaper to brighten up my day and it is really effective.  At least for some time, something makes me smile when a big storm just passed by. 

I am looking forward for the brighter day to come.

Why don’t you try it? J

R.I.P. My N95

 

Few days ago, I made a horrible act to my beloved cell phone, My N95. Because of my temper, I broke the only one that has been with me through thick and thin for the past two years.  I miss my phone terribly and the fact that I did not make a back-up of my contacts and information makes the feeling of guilt worst.

 

I’m sorry My N95; promise I won’t do it again with your successor The Nokia N97. 

 

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OFWFriends.com update: 666 Members

I just checked few minutes ago how many members we have in OFW Friends Online website and I am glad that since May 27, 2009, 67 new members registered.  Isn’t that amazing, who knows OFWFriends.com might be the next Friendster, Facebook or Myspace.  At least just a fraction of it will be a milestone for the Overseas Filipino Workers Online Website.  With all the members help, we can spread the news about this site.

 

The only thing that really disturbed me was the number of members.  We have 666 members.  Isn’t that a Devil’s number?

 

Well, I don’t believe that there’s such thing as a devils number.

But this is what I believed in, if you are an OFW, do join our Social Network and invite your OFW Friends. J

Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Flooded Bangkok

(Caption: Lew is enjoying the back ride hahaha) 

 

The series of articles of my adventure in Thailand was put on hold to give way to my trip in Istanbul and Republic of Georgia.  Since I don’t have any latest things to blog about Republic of Georgia, let me go back to my Thailand adventure series.

 

April 27, 2009 – Like what I have mentioned on my previous blog article (Click here), it was pouring hard outside the Sukhumvit Hospital and the street was flooded at least 8 inches deep.  We were waiting for at least an hour for a taxi but got bored of waiting so we called two motorcycle drivers just to take us to a non-flooded part of Bangkok.  I never thought I will have fun riding at the back of the motorcycle.  It was one of the amazing experiences I had in Thailand.

 

Here are some of the photos that I took while having that ride.  I only wish that I can upload the video of riding on a motorcycle and the video of rats and cockroaches.  No chance to upload those videos.  I guess next time huh!

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Republic of Georgian Sheep Herder

June 04, 2009 – On our way to the office coming from the airport, our vehicle had come across Sheep’s and cattle’s on the road blocking the way.  That road was located between Tbilisi and Rustavi, and I’ve noticed a very young Georgian herder probably 10 years old helping the old guys to herd.  Our driver which is a Georgian local shouted at him to wave and smile for the camera, he talked to him in Qartuli which is a native language of the Republic of Georgia.

 

All my life, I have never seen sheep’s this many, I am guessing it is almost a thousand in quantity.  This place is a country side of Georgia where it is full of grass and a nice cool breeze air. 

There are lots of things to see in this country and I still have a week left to explore this lovely place.

Notice the sheep dogs in the background; they help to herd sheep as well.

Flying with Turkish Airlines: Istanbul to Republic of Georgia

(Caption: Airport security checking before the flight)

 

June 4, 2009, 3:00PM Republic of Georgia time.  Let’s hope that this flight is a pleasant one.  What I meant with a pleasant one is less turbulence (none is much better), and pleasant flight attendants and it turned out they were and pretty too! hahaha.  Anyway, this is my second time to visit Republic of Georgia for business, the first time was last year of July.

 

This flight was about two hours and fifteen minutes to reach Tbilisi International Airport. 

 

Here are some of the photos that I took during and after the flight.

 

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