Here I am in an ice hockey game in early December. I have no idea why they chose to put this picture in the paper. I'd like to say that I ripped a shot while being tripped by the stick at the bottom left of the picture. Yeah, that's what happened.
This article is about the rat and cockroach problem at the restaurant I mentioned a few blog posts back. It's not exactly breaking news to me. I found the last sentence of the article to be quite interesting though.
"Also living in the area are foreigners who are unconcerned about hygiene. We need to increase our health awareness programmes," he said.
Was it really necessary to a) say something like this and b) print it in a newspaper?
We arrived at the airport in Bangkok at about 10:30 pm and it was too late to get the last bus to Pattaya. We decided to just party at the airport and catch the 7:00 am bus. It was pretty fun:)
Here I am getting fitted for a suit in Pattaya. The suits I bought will surely appear in future posts.
Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya
I want one of these.
I'd also like one of these.
We spent four days in Pattaya, but only really spent one day at the beach. We went to Jomtien, but it was seriously dirty and full of jellyfish.
We planned on spending the whole holiday in Pattaya, but we ended up leaving after four days. Pattaya is really fun if you're planning on partying day and night, but we just didn't have it in us this time.
This is the first scene of our skit. We are all best friends visiting Cowboy Town in Melaka and having the time of our lives. At the end of this scene our friend starts coughing. Little did we know, she would die six months later.
In this scene, our best friend has just died after fighting an illness for six months. I'm trying to cheer up my other friend. You can see the corpse in the background.
Here is team Lion singing "Lean on Me". Actually, I'm just pretending to sing. I volunteered to do some acting in order to get out of singing, but I ended up having to do both. On a positive note, our friend came back from the dead to help us sing.
We decided that a trip to the driving range was in order.
This is our favorite restaurant. Actually, it's not our favorite, but we spend a lot of time there. The beer is reasonably priced and if you sit in those red chairs and look towards the trees, it kind of feels like you're at the beach. Ghetto fab!
This is one of the numerous DVD shops in Subang Jaya. We stopped here to take care of some business on our way to the driving range.
You won't believe it, but I actually cured the infamous "St.Germain Slice" on this trip to the driving range.
In my head Sihanoukville is Margaritaville. It's a laid back place. There are wood shacks all along the beach selling BBQ. The average price for a mug of beer on the beach is $0.50. We stayed at Beach Road Hotel for $15/night and it had a great swimming pool right outside our room. Paradise!
Some kind of bug attacked Adam in Siem Reap.
We spent one of our days in Sihanoukville snorkeling. The snorkeling was great and the island we went to was fantastic. However, the boat ride was 4 hours of hell each way.
Scene from the restaurant on our snorkeling trip.
D o you see that guy sunbathing near the little river that runs into the sea? Well, that little river takes all the toilet water out to sea. We just had a few beers while laughing at the guy. Ignorance is bliss!
My friend Adam came to visit me while I was on holiday in Cambodia. I figured I had to take him up to Siem Reap to see the temples. The weather was perfect that day, so it was an enjoyable trip. Apart from the temples, there isn't much to do in Siem Reap so we only stayed a few days.
Hey Adam, I think that might be a dude.
Taking a break at the temples.
Scarface at his hotel in Siem Reap.
Here I am sitting on the only halfpipe in Cambodia. It's on the roof of X Bar in Siem Reap. The ramp is being fixed right now becaue the rain messed it up. Last time I was at X bar I tried to bust a kickflip and almost broke my arm.
When arrived in Phnom Penh we stayed in a $4/night guesthouse in the backpacker ghetto in Phnom Penh. By some miracle, we didn't get robbed. Mikky thought she could save some money by getting a $5 curl and colour. I thought the results looked good, but the next day it all went terribly wrong. At this very moment, Mikky is getting her hair correct in Malaysia for RM150.
The hair looks good here, but it mutated soon after.
This is Walkabout. It's a down and dirty bar in a down and dirty city. I call it my second home. Open 24 hours.
5000 Riels = $1.25 in Cambodia
5000 Riels = Toilet paper outside of Cambodia
A huge eel at a restaurant near our second hotel in Phnom Penh.
Here I am at ICPU's 54th graduation ceremony. This is my 6th grad at Taylor's. This semester there were so many graduates that we had to have a morning and afternoon session. This is the first time I didn't "suit up" for a grad. The reason is that I lent my suit to an unemployed individual for a job interview. I always do kind stuff like that;) Anyway, I forgot I lent it to him and therefore have not requested the return of the suit. Actually, some friends of mine picked up some good suits in Bangkok for about $100, so I think I'll just wait for my next trip to Thailand to get some new ones.
Graduation day signals the end of another semester and the start of another holiday. According to my experience, it takes at least one week to overcome the post traumatic stress the semester.