Tis the season to be jolly tra-la-la-la….la-la-la-laaaaa
That’s enough of that festive nonsense. This year I shall be working. A few days after Christmas I will be going on leave for a month. Where to go?
Usually I prefer to spend the Christmas period in the UK. I like the cold, dark Christmassy atmosphere. However, as I’ll be in the middle-east for that, there is no point going to the UK after its all just finished.
New Year in the UK is a nightmare. It’s cold. Damn cold. Which is o.k – except in bars (if you can get in) they are packed and really hot. Leaving you to dump your nice coat on the back of a chair and hope that some oik doesn’t steal it.
No, the UK on New Years Eve is not that much fun (when you’re old like me)
Lots of my pals are all married with kids – so there will be a number of House parties to choose from. However, all the people in attendance are the wrong side of 40, talk about bloody kids and bore me senseless. All the women talk to me about how all Thai girls are boys and that it’s time I settle down, get married and have kids. All the blokes want to know if I have ever been with a Lady boy and what was it like?
(for the record – I have not and never will go with an LB as I am not gay)
So what shall I do? Well, all my UK friends are no longer my kind of people.
I guess I’ll just head back to Thailand and try to avoid the Christmas Speedos on the beach.
I’ve a small circle of friends in HH which I like spending time with.
Most of the people in Bangkok I used to knock around with have long since gone after I pointed out hat maybe once in a while they should get a round of drinks in instead of leaching off me. That separated the men from the wasters.
There is also a group of people in Bangkok that I don’t want to be near – incase someone gets hurt – and I don’t mean me. They may be taller and older than me – but I still get the urge to punch them in the face if ever I see them again.
Worst case scenario is I get arrested, have to fork out a few bucks and have my picture taken of me pointing at their broken nose.
– totally worth it.
But no – it’s back to Hua Hin, stay out of trouble and try to find some of the festive cheer that maybe still lingering around.
That’s one thing we can count on in Thailand – is the Thai’s leave all the Christmas decorations up until Easter.