All things considered, the month of April went by extremely quickly. It was nothing like the same month last year with its endless uncertainties and constant contradictory tightening of restrictions. A year later, we are experiencing much the same restrictions with this wave of the pandemic giving us higher statistics than the entire previous year … Continue reading April 2021: It Just Flew By!
Month: April 2021
Daily Phuket #46: 29 April 2021 – Sorting Somewhat
Another day largely like all the others in recent memory. The only difference is that I am sleeping quite a bit later with each and every passing day. While I still wake up initially around 5 a.m., I have been falling back asleep after a short period of getting my bearings. Today, I finally rolled … Continue reading Daily Phuket #46: 29 April 2021 – Sorting Somewhat
Daily Phuket #45: 26 April 2021 – Parking Lot Clock
This proved to be a real "three strikes" day as far as errands went. I had just three things I wanted to accomplish when I was finally able to venture outside and did not succeed at any of them. Other than early this morning, and just an hour or so ago, it has been pouring … Continue reading Daily Phuket #45: 26 April 2021 – Parking Lot Clock
Daily Phuket #44: 25 April 2021 – Free Pizza!
Today was pretty much the same as the previous five days or so. I read for a few hours (just got the new Anne Hillerman novel, reminding me how much I really do miss New Mexico) and spent most of the remainder of the day and evening working on website updates and scanning "new arrivals". … Continue reading Daily Phuket #44: 25 April 2021 – Free Pizza!
Daily Phuket #43: 24 April 2021 – Masked Mona
The days have blended together so seamlessly that I honestly thought today was Friday until I looked at the date just a moment ago. Each day has been entirely like the one before, the only differing factor is the book I am reading and the stamps I am looking at. I have finished three full … Continue reading Daily Phuket #43: 24 April 2021 – Masked Mona
Daily Phuket #42: 19 April 2021 – Reporting to Immigration
Probably the least popular aspect of living in Thailand is the requirement to report to the nearest office of the Royal Thai Immigration Department every 90 days. The process is not a lengthy one but you are never quite certain if the official handling your case will be in a good or bad mood and … Continue reading Daily Phuket #42: 19 April 2021 – Reporting to Immigration
Daily Phuket #41: 17 April 2021 – Beer Sound
Saturday, 17 April. The last day in a while when everything was more or less open as normal. That will all change starting at midnight here in Phuket and at least 17 other "red zone" provinces throughout Thailand. I took the opportunity to retrieve and deposit my Thai tax refund check (amounted to around US … Continue reading Daily Phuket #41: 17 April 2021 – Beer Sound
Daily Phuket #40: 15 April 2021 – I’m OK!
For the past couple of days, I have been quite ill with all the bad stuff associated with the flu -- high temperatures, diarrhea and vomiting -- but, luckily, retained my senses of smell and taste which, I think, tells me that I do not have COVID. Tonight, I am feeling much better, although still … Continue reading Daily Phuket #40: 15 April 2021 – I’m OK!
Daily Phuket #39: 13 April 2021 – Blue Elephant
Happy Songkran Day! It is the Thai New Year, usually at least a three-day celebration that in years previous to 2020 would become a nationwide massive water fight. With the current pandemic outbreak, public gatherings have been banned so it was just a day like any other. I did force myself to get out of … Continue reading Daily Phuket #39: 13 April 2021 – Blue Elephant
Daily Phuket #38: 12 April 2021 – View from the Balcony
I have been holed-up at home for most of the past three days, the start of what is supposed to be a five-week break between school years. At this point, the scheduled 17 May start of SY2021-22 is up in the air as nobody is certain how the current outbreaks of the virus will play … Continue reading Daily Phuket #38: 12 April 2021 – View from the Balcony