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  • Sunday Salon for 17th July 2011 (#54)

    Today marks a milestone of sorts, the one-year point in my current reading streak. I’ve read at least one page in a book every single day for an entire year, most days much more than just a single page. The last day I didn’t read anything at all was 16th July 2010 (nor did I… Read more

  • My Neighborhood: A Phuket Town Photo Gallery

    In this gallery I present most of the photos I took last week while walking around Phuket Town’s historic center area as I was moving from my temporary lodgings at Thalang Guest House into a new apartment about five minutes north of Thalang Road.  Thus, this truly is my “neighborhood.”  That neighborhood extends quite a… Read more

  • Friday Finds for 15th July 2011 (#14)

    Welcome to another installment of Friday Finds — a weekly meme sponsored by Should Be Reading in which I can share a few of the books I’ve heard about recently — books that go on my perpetual “Wish List”. Read more

  • My First Trip on Phuket Town’s Pink Bus

    One of the things I was looking forward to doing upon moving to Phuket Town was to learn to navigate the local routes taken by the highly-touted buses operated by the Phuket Municipality (PPAO). There are three routes that zig-zag through the southeastern portion of the island using a fleet of brand-new pink slatted buses.… Read more

  • Sunday Salon for 10th July 2011 (#53)

    What a difference a week makes! Last week at this time I still hadn’t worked in six months and had just left my apartment of two-and-a-half years — a home without reliable running water or electricity located right on a very busy (and noisy at all hours) main road in the center of Phuket. The… Read more

  • Walking Around, Moving In & Teaching While Sweating

    I’ve certainly gotten a lot of exercise over the past few days. It’s been extremely hot so I’ve been sweating no matter what I’ve been doing (even laying around doing nothing). But mostly I’ve been doing things. I don’t have any lessons at my school on Wednesdays so I taught two private lessons yesterday —… Read more

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