Facebook Memories reminded me that we did, indeed, have a Halloween party at work just a year ago and I wore a fairly frightening latex zombie mask. One of my students won the best costume award for painting her face as a Día de Muertos-style skull, something dear to my own background. For 2021, there … Continue reading Daily Phuket #79: 31 October 2021 – Happy Halloween, Zoom Edition
Daily Phuket #62: 12 July 2021 – Hard Drive Woes
It's been a long while since I've experienced the type of computer frustrations that I went through over this last weekend. I blame it on ants. I have had many electronic devices fail during my 16 and a half years living in Thailand due mainly to ants eventually getting into the machines and eating through … Continue reading Daily Phuket #62: 12 July 2021 – Hard Drive Woes
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 #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
Daily Phuket #37: 9 April 2021 – Until We Meet Again
And so we have reached the final day working at our school. The students left a week ago and the teachers have spent the past few days trying to stay occupied and warm (the foreign teachers' room has Arctic-cold air-conditioning). Much of my time for the past two days has involved trying to remedy issues … Continue reading Daily Phuket #37: 9 April 2021 – Until We Meet Again
Wow! Where Did May Go?
I cannot believe that it is time to once again attempt to summarize all that I did during the just-finished month. May just seemed to fly past, especially compared to April. I do not recall doing anything particularly different than in April. It was simply another 31 days of remaining at home all day every … Continue reading Wow! Where Did May Go?