Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher #starwars #Fisher #sadness

My first crush has passed away. It is a sad day on Earth and every galaxy between ours and those far far away. 
As a boy of 9 watching the original star wars after waiting in line for hours to get tickets, the entire experience was an amazing memory. I was, like millions of fans around the world, immediately enraptured by this vibrant sarcastic princess the moment Carrie Fisher blasted her way into a trash dump. Seeing her come back to the Star Wars franchise and be so powerful on screen as a mature actress was a delight, but sadly we won't be able to see her work continue. The rumor is she had already finished shooting her scenes for the upcoming film, so there will be a bittersweet feeling to watching this. But of course it will be a STAR WARS must see. Rest in Peace Princess Leia. #forcebewithyou 
Princess LEIA is gone

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

COMICO #deathstick #thailand #comic #manga #illustration #THAI Chapter 6


The action continuous on COMICO'S WORLD OF THE DEATHSTICK. Please check out our THAI LANGUAGE comic. FOLLOW us on COMICO and help us grow.

Friday, December 16, 2016

THE COLD OF WINTER SETS IN #tropical #asia #Thailand #bkk #cold #winter

Winter has gripped the city and everyone is rushing for those denim jackets and long sleeve shirts to insulate themselves from the brutal chill. When things drop below 80 Thai smiles seem to melt into permafrost frowns. It is a hard time, but the people of Bangkok will survive. I mean next week it's supposed to be back into the high 80's so ... well yeah. I am heading to the beach.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

MEDITATIVE and DELICIOUS #cooking #cook #fresh #meditation #food #writing #bosssucks

A few years back I went through a rather rough break up and shift in my life. As trite as the saying may be, 'When one door closes another one opens,' certainly was proven true for me. I guess there was no direct correlation here, as my X never cooked, but neither had I. So wanting to do a bit of hibernating and revitalizing, I began cooking.
I'm certainly not a young man, so at times new things make me sigh that old man sigh. 'HMMMM, new things...' All of my life I've been a restaurant, takeout, delivery kind of guy. Living in Thailand it's made even easier as their are food stands everywhere selling the most delicious Thai cuisine for less than a meal at Mcdonalds. (So I'm told I'm actually allergic to Mcdonalds so I'm not sure.)
So why cooking? Well I think it began out of boredom or laziness to head out to the street and find some food. Then it became a health quest.
Cooking has become, as now I probably cook about 50% of my meals, a way for me to calm down and focus on something vital but unimportant. Vital because, 'hey we got to eat' but unimportant because I'm the one eating it so if my playful experiment in the culinary arts fails in taste quality, well it's still food. And since it's just for me I've made the conscious decision to make it healthy. Raw vegetables, no meat, lots of throw in goodies like wheat germ or flax seeds, and just in general foods that make me have more energy and feel better following the meal.
If you're still not sure if you should try it, think of this. If you have a boss or coworker who is driving you crazy in their quest for ultimate office power. Mushrooms look a lot like these pencil necks and slicing the head off of a mushroom stem can be a surrogate for doing it for real. I mean after all, if they are making you miserable, chances are they ARE MISERABLE. So don't do anything stupid, get it out of your system vicariously through vegetables.

Friday, December 9, 2016

A Legend Passes #astronaut #pilot #hero #Glenn #USA

It is always sad to see the lives of amazing people pass on. What is amazing about John Glenn? Well a better question is what isn't. 95 years of awesome could perhaps describe the true action man. He truly did it all. Please enjoy this short tribute to him from PBS. If you don't know who he was, get to know John Glenn.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

LANGUAGE is POWER #English #Chinese #Spanish #language #

Language is power or rather communication is. It's language that is the vessel we use to traverse the barriers and distance between people, societies and individuals. I was excited when one of my students wanted to offer a class to First Responders in how to deal with English speakers who had been injured. We had a lot of fun working with them and sharing ideas on how best to assist the non-Thai speakers.
So how important is English in the world today? I was surprised actually, because everyone knows Chinese is by far the most wide spread language on the planet, but actually as second languages English is a dominant force. There are more than 603 Million people using English as a second language as apposed to the 190 million people who speak Chinese as a second language.
I know these are kind of random comparisons, but I will say this, in the world today language skills are opportunity keys. English is the language of business, especially e-business, and speaking it well can certainly be an asset to anyone.
Reminds me I better work on my THAI, which has become far too rusty.