Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Time Fly

Good time do goes by fast... After the post about my long holiday, New Year's Eve is approaching. When did that happen??? It was just a few days ago that I was having a great time *thinking* about my plan for New Year's Eve!!

Good time passed by so fast... However, I am still looking forward to the New Year's Eve. It will be fun for me I am sure :)

Time sure passed you by when you wake up around 11am and get back home around 19:00 I guess...

The weather sure is strange... It is getting a bit warmer tonight. I wondered how it will be tomorrow...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another Malady Occured

I came down with another inflamed throat due to infection... According to the doctor I had visited this morning.

I started to notice my symptom yesterday. After waking up way too early with the symptom worsen, I decided to go to the hospital. I must say I love my job. Because the health insurance I have through my work can be use at private hospital. I have got another set of those horse pill, Augmentin, again.

I feels a bit better, after two pills, I hope it will clear up before the New Year's Eve time :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

First Day of Freedom

I was enjoying the first day of my Christmas holiday. One of the thing that I really like about this job is the fact that we usually close from Christmas to New Year, adding a few of my own leave days, I gets to have 10 days off this year :D.

I like having time off from work. Although it can be a bit nerve racking because I usually do not have any plans. I do not have a lot of friend to keep me entertained. And I do not have the desire to shop much... I am planning for another expensive trip after all. Besides, I mostly shopped for clothes anyway. I did noticed lately though that I have been checking work shirts a lot more than I used to. I suppose it is because I now have to wear shirt to work. This change of happen made me feels unsettled, I am not sure what to think of this.

I really need a hair cut though... My French friend call me today, saying he just arrive in BKK. No, he did not ask to meet, saying he was tired. I certainly understand that. He will be away to an island in the Andaman side of Thailand in a couple of days. Hopefully we will be able to see each other. I have not seen him for a couple of years now.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"The" Christmas Tree

As promised, here is the photo of the office Christmas Tree that I decorated.

The tree was about 20% full before I had a go at it. The star on the top is already there and I quite like it. The 'theme' that I aimed for was 'Gold and Silver'

Hence, the glitter gold and silver ornaments.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Decoration

First I must say that I did not realize that I will have to do a fair bit of crafting in my job, since after all I works in an IT position. But there were times when I have to make stuff for real and not just make it happen on computers.

What happen today and yesterday was not directly related to the first paragraph, only slightly. I asked my boss, the office manager, last week that I would like to buy Christmas decorating stuffs for the office. Especially for our Christmas tree. My boss approve of the idea, so I spend Wednesday (our public holiday) shopping for the decors at 2 superstores and one department store. I bought banners, tinsels, ornaments, Christmas lights, streamers, etc. I felt a rush of accomplishment while I shopped for these items. Perhaps knowing that I did well, I gets to shop, and I will claim the expense later :P

I spend the first half of my workday put up all the decorations. I began with the Christmas tree by put up all the ornaments and light strings. I have bought some very beautiful gold and silver glittered wrought ornaments, clapped on holly branches, red and golden Christmas flowers, blue ornaments with gold threads, and another set of golden and silver glittered wrought ornaments. I also braided 3 tinsels together to make them more eye catching to hang in front of the counter.

Then, I waited for one of the teacher who said that she would like shop for the office decor as well to come to the office so we can go buy more stuff. However, after she arrived, she said she had a lot to do so she won't accompany me. Which turns out to be for the best, since the nearby superstore did not have the cheap tinsels that I wants to buy. So I hopped on the motorcycle bike and went to another superstore that has them. This is also good because the second store also have a lot of streamers and banners to choose from.

In total I spent about 1,700 baht to decorate the whole office area. I got some compliments for the rest of the staff :) The boss is also pleased, which is perhaps the most important :P

Monday, December 08, 2008

Nantida and My New Big Purchase

Nantida Kaewbuasai, is one of best voice here in Thailand. She is also one of the few Thai singers that I really like. Instead of liking the usual pop idol, I prefer the adult contemporary sound. The MV below is one my favorite song. The song that, back then, I could not find on the net. So I have to went to a place where you can order songs to make a customize CD and ship to your place.

Too bad that the original version of this MV seems to be long gone. This is the karaoke version, hence the big letters. This is one of the saddest song that you can felt without understanding the language (I think)

About my big purchase, I just spend 4,190 baht on a warm shower machine. For those of you who was wondering what does it do, it just do as the name said. It warm the water for your to shower. Why do I need such machine in tropical country of Thailand? Because it can get rather cold here and my old one did not have enough power to warm the water up. This new one is really great.

I must say I enjoy my shower more than before, because of the warm shower with 5 adjustable levels shower head :)

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Smile in The Sky

On Monday, as I walked to a near by shopping mall to eat, I noticed some people were milling about with their mobile phone taking photograph of something upward. I looked up and saw a smiley face in the sky.

I did not take this photo, I tried with my mobile phone but I don't think it would work :) The news said this is because of Jupiter and Venus are at the right angle, along with the crescent moon. It could only be seen in early evening around 19:00 onward. It was certainly cute :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Airport Seige

I am glad that it finally over. The anti-government mob has make the term 'The ends justify the means' a whole new meaning. I must also added that the government did not react swiftly enough as well.

As it turns out, the government also waiting for the outcome of the contitution court regarding the potilical parties disband for forgery. The ruling came out yesterday in favor of disbanding three political parties, including the one that PM belongs to. Therefore, this oust him from the PM post. The anti-government mob is happy, though it seem that they siege the airport for nothing.

This siege damage Thailand on many aspect whether it's the confidents, toursim, shipping, etc. not to mention how many of my friends are due to visit Thailand in December. Hopefully the airport will be operating soon and never ever happen again.