Birthday Day..

Write up to follow…..  yesterday was pretty messy.  We did a Pattaya in 12.

Hooters (good!)

Soi 6 (shite)

LK Metro (can’t remember)

Walking Street (o.k)

5 Hour taxi ride

Anyone see where Kiwi Mike went?

Jonas stayed awake (well almost)

No hangover this morning!  Wahoo!

 

 

Heading to Bangkok

It’s been a few months since I was in Thailand. I need to get back.

Unlike Stickman who wont stop talking about how happy he is that he is back in NZ and doesn’t miss Thailand – I shall say right now that I sure as shit do miss it!

So… I have my birthday coming up at the end of the month so figured now is a good time to head back and refresh myself why I moved there 11 years ago!?

Only for a long weekend – I shall hit Bangkok at 7am on the 28th.  Will spend the day there and get a taxi to Hua Hin around 3am the next morning.

Which leads me to think about what I can get upto for the day/evening/night…?!

Of the Rats…. Jonas is in.  As is Gamblin Man. Hopefully catch up with Lomeo at some point.

Can’t wait to get back to Hua Hin.

Birthday plans?   Totally different to my previous years…  Think a nice meal with Miss Tim is I want this year.    After all,  I will be 41.   Getting on a bit.

 

The Pursuit of Happiness.

2016 will be a year of change for me I think. I am loving my time in Dubai.  Great job, fantastic apartment, great bunch of friends, nice cars on my driveway and more beautiful women than I’ve ever seen in one place.

I ‘should’ be happy but I can’t say I am 100%.   And the reason for this?

Well, there are certain people here who spoil it for the rest of us. Not a particular race – so lets just call them the Smelly people.

These Smellies make my life unhappy here.  Yes, they stink, they gob into the sinks and the pavement, they drive 2 inches off your bumper and have no respect for anyone else.

They are, for the want of a better word –  ‘fucking animals’

I love Dubai – but hate a lot of the people here.  I am short on patience (aswell as height)

For most of the time I can avoid the smellies – until I have to get in my car or go to the Mall.  I sit in the traffic, glaring at the smellies in the car behind being so close that my rear sensors start beeping.

And why is it none of these ignorant, impatient twats don’t stop at pedestrian crossings to let people cross the road?  Assholes… the lot of them.

Each week at my apartment block I come across a shopping trolley which someone has used to cart their shopping back from the local supermarket – and then just abandoned it in the corridor.  Why?  Why so fucking lazy that they can’t be arsed to return it.  Ignorant twats.

Should I really be getting annoyed at that?

The time is fast approaching where I am going to call time on it and move on.  But where do I go next?

I have asked Miss Tim to find us a house, with pool –  away from people, but close to town.  I don’t want to go native.   Only thing with Thailand is that Petrol heads like myself can’t really enjoy our pleasures.  The roads are shit and the drivers are not as good as shit.

So I am now thinking it’s time to head back to the UK.  I can drive in safety – on roads where others know how to drive.   I can be in the company of people who know how to wash. – I just wont have the weather and the beautiful people around me.

I don’t know the answer – and I don’t know how I can have it all.  Going to have to compromise, but don’t relish the thought of that.

Better start weighing up all those pros and cons.

Preferably with a pool...
Preferably with a pool…

 

10 Things……

10 Things I love about Dubai

  1. The cars
  2. Beautiful women everywhere
  3. Low crime rate
  4. Very clean
  5. Lovely weather
  6. The social life
  7. My apartment
  8. 6-7 hours flight to the UK or Thailand
  9. Cheap fuel
  10. The ability to buy booze and bacon

10 Things I HATE about Dubai

  1. Smelly people
  2. The public/work toilets being left in a disgusting state by smelly people
  3. Smelly people driving like fucking idiots
  4. Smelly bastards emptying their noses into the sinks when I am washing my hands
  5. The road network – total chaos
  6. The metro (BTS) –  fucking stinks
  7. People not queuing
  8. Normal people driving like fucking idiots
  9. It’s expensive
  10. Smoking in bars and restaurants

 

Happy New Year!

Celebrated New Year in Dubai.

The plan was to go out for dinner with friends – but at a cost of 30k bht a head we decided to have a party in the apartment.

The start...
The start…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a few hours of boozing, we noticed a reflection on the windows of the building opposite.

Looking out on the balcony – we saw this…

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Pretty horrible to watch in all honesty. The second big fire in a year – fortunately no one was seriously injured.

Watching the news – jeez… what is it with Americans always over exaggerating everything. On an interview some woman wouldn’t stop saying ‘oh my god’ while another (American) said he heard an explosion then the fire. – Total crap, trying to make it out to be some kind of terror attack.

The Fireworks display went on as planned. Good call whoever made that. If they cancelled it, then people would just get the hell out of Downtown in an uncontrolled fashion – and not as per the organised plan which had been devised for months.

Standing out the front of my apartment – we watched the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Very impressive, but was over shadowed by the fire.

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After enough drink, we were done and headed to bed.

If 2016 is anything like 2015, then it’s going to be just great!

Happy New Year all!

*** Update ***

Went for a little walk yesterday afternoon. Fire crew were still hosing the place down – trying to cool it. Lots of smoke still and lots of the windows were gone.

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However, yesterday evening when I drove past – I took a picture of the other side. With many of the lights on still. Could even be mistaken for thinking there was no fire!

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It’s my thinking that the fire was caused by some A.Hole having a bbq or cigarette on his balcony.
– which are strictly not allowed.