Lack of Updates
Been busy lately in office hence lack of updates. Actually, I have nothing much to update the past one month, save for a short trip to Hat Yai with colleagues. Well, we do the usual things.. eat, shop, sight seeing, massages… etc… I think being fourth time there, I thought nothing would surprise me anymore. We went to visit a temple made of stainless steel, which I’ve never been before. I think the temple is kinda cool. Story has it that, this temple is commissioned by a very rich businesswoman when the King of Thailand had fallen ill. She built this temple to appease the Gods and wish for good health and longevity for the beloved King. The temple took only 168 days to build and cost 30 million baht. It was quite a sight to behold. You can see a photo of the temple in my instagram here.
I heard a loud car honk opposite my house on Wednesday night. I have a bad feeling about it, then the kids in my house ran to my room and told me, someone was arguing on the street. I didn’t bother to check it out as the argument had ended and the people involved had left. Not long later, my bro in law updated that, there was actually a snatch theft happened. The lady just got out from the car, driven by her colleague and got down to the road, instead of the house compound. A motorbike just passed by and snatched bag from her and made a u turn and left. It happened in mere seconds and the bag was gone. Since the police here is useless and criminals getting bolder by the day because of their inefficiencies, and probably tidak-apa attitude or biasa-lah attitude.. so, I think it’s best to be extra vigilant when you get out from the house. I long for the day when I don’t have to psyche myself up before getting out from the house. Going out from the house nowadays is like going into a war zone. You have to be prepared at all times for any "snipers" and take extra precautions. Chances of getting mugged here is higher than getting into a car accident. Sad but true.
My left ankle and calf seemed to be suffering from some sort of perpetual pain. Not sure if it’s tendonitis. I guess fat people would probably get that because of our weight alone. Some days the pain would be unbearable. At times it would be okay. I guess I have to seriously lose weight to gain my health back. Once I reach 40, I guess, diseases would pile up one after another if I don’t take care.
I am not a person who could save a lot of money. Once I see my bank has extra cash, I would just book an air ticket to some place for a holiday! I guess this must all stop now. Yes, I have my insurances plans in place, as well as some very small investments but I think cash is king. It’s good to have cash at hand in times of need. Sad to say, I don’t have much. In another way of looking at it, actually it’s good also because I think I’ve exchanged most of my money for experience. Traveling abroad really widen one’s perspective. Then recently, I saw a note on the internet which says, "No matter how big your house or your bank account is, you will still occupy the same space in your coffin." Aptly said. Haha. Or more like consoling a poor woman like me for not having much. Well, at least, I can proudly say, I spend my own money and travel in budget style, rather than traveling on a credit! I am debt free!