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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Short Getaway to Koh Samui, Thailand – Day 1

 

Took a short 4D3N trip to Koh Samui over the weekend and had a pretty good time.

 

Day 1

Day 1 was almost non-existent, since we took a night flight. By the time we arrived, it was about 9pm local time.

 

The flight

For someone who does not enjoy flying (I get airsick), the short flight of 1hr 25 min was quite a relief. Nevertheless, I took my airsick pills, wore my accupressure bands, drank ginger tea beforehand, and hoped for the best. Everyone would tell me “it’s all in your head!”. Oh right, wait till you feel as terrible as me, and start puking all the time, then it’ll be my turn to shout the same to you. Always makes me wonder how I survived a 20hr flight to and from New York many years ago. I slept almost 18-19 hours of the flight, so much so that the crew had to wake me up a few times, I guess to make sure I was still alive.

The flight on Bangkok Airways to Koh Samui was on a small plane, as expected, and it was only more than half full. Honestly I had never heard of this airline before. It was only when reading up on Koh Samui, that I learnt that Bangkok Airways used to monopolise the flights to and from Koh Samui, not anymore though.

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The day technology got the better of me

Yesterday, I had to make a delivery to a school. Before I left, I checked on my PC, where the place was located, so I had a rough idea of where it is. I always have this habit before heading to any place I am not familiar with. But because the school was located in an estate of private houses (read: maze of roads), I used my GPS in the car to lead me through the confusing minor roads in the estate.

 

Now, I do not always use the GPS as I am familiar with most “common” places, and I would hate to think of the day when my brain stops working if I rely on it too much. In fact, it isn’t mine in the first place. It belongs to my father, but it somehow ended up in my possession. But to be fair, during many occasions, the system had proved to be useful and accurate.

 

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A very pleasant evening

I went to the wedding dinner of my ex-colleague last night. It’s been quite a long time since I went to one and I actually miss going to one. Not that I miss having my dinner stretched over 4 hours, but missing the food! Haha, glutton me. At Chinese wedding dinners, the dishes would usually be quite predictable with some variations sometimes, but they will always be served in the same sequence.

 

When I was there, I was pleasantly surprised to see many familiar faces. I sometimes feel skeptical about attending such events, especially when it will be filled with people you have not seen for a long time, because there might be awkward moments of silence. Continue reading

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