Fare thee well my only true one

Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Thailand  , Phangnga,
Monday, September 28, 2009

You know, sometimes its a joy to live in a foreign culture that you dont understand all that well....makes life exciting and interesting and keeps you on your toes quite a bit because you dont know what crazy shit these people will do at any given moment but at other times you find yourself in this culture and you want to strangle someone.  i suppose that the premium that the thais put on family is to be commended to some degree.  the respect that they show their elders really is astonishing coming from the west and its nice to see but this also can be pushed to a level that is maddening.  as an example, the world famous thai sex industry is mostly populated by girls who are trying to make money for mom and dad and the parents are fully aware of this decision and though admittedly not a preferable situation, are ok with it and live with it because the results speak for themselves.  Thais and their families can be maddening (just ask anyone married to a thai girl) and IM's is no different unfortunately since they (her mother) has pushed her to leaving me and going back home to serve mom and the grandparents hand and foot. you cant really call the mother lazy because i've seen her working in the corn fields but she has completely ruined and decapitated my relationship with IM which sucks the big fat one my friends. 

i gotta tell you, the dating thing kinda is a pain in the ass and i'm starting to seriously consider going back to my old modus operandi of just enjoying the physical aspect of this place instead of getting emotionally involved. oh well, live and learn and move on and experience life i suppose.

other then my love life troubles nothing new and exciting is going on over here.  a lot of my friends from last season are starting to trickle in from the four corners of the globe in preperation for the season which kicks off here in a week or two.  the waves are still pretty fucking big out there so i'm pretty happy i'll be doing my IDC for the first bit of the season because living on a boat in 14ft seas is no fun but this is also prime time to see a bunch of sharks because there havent been any divers around for 6 months so they come back and hang out until the season starts and all the people kinda scare them off.....oh well, it will be a long season and i'm sure i will get my share of leopard sharks and hopefully some mantas.....should be fun

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starlagurl on

Sad story, but as you say, life goes on. Perhaps your paths will cross again later in life.


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