Did you swipe right? Are we a match?

Did you swipe right? Are we a match?

I’m smart and get stuff done, have an over-zealous attention to detail and take pride in my work. If I can help an organisation to grow and flourish during my time working with them, then I’ve achieved my goal. Maybe I’m your cup of tea, maybe not. That’s OK. Like dating, let’s get the deal breakers out of the way quickly. Then we can move on to the good stuff. Don’t take my word for it. This morning my current client brightened my day with the following: “Great piece. And the news changes look amazing. Seriously man, your input has…

God Forgives, I don’t

God Forgives, I don’t

Thinking about my cunt of a sister. I wouldn’t piss on her if she was on fire. You get the picture. Thought I’d send her a postcard. What would I write on the back? In Bangers it’s unlikely to snow if you don’t count hookers and blow Where the beers are cold and we’re growing old Spending nanny’s dough Sweet! The dead have no voice I’m surprised she couldn’t get rid of the AMOS name. She was my mother too, for 6 years until you came along sis. History is written by the winners, right. Should send you some sprinkles….

Sam de Brito

Sam de Brito

Coming up to two years since we lost de Brito, blogger, author of The Lost Boys and seemingly all-round good bloke. Hit me like a tonne of bricks, when I read of his passing. Perhaps his finest moment with the pen was accurately describing rugby as penalties interrupted by Qantas ads. Pure gold! I won’t rehash details (or speculation about the cause) of his death. Not hard to connect the dots on that front. I guess if people you’ve never met mourn you, then you’ve left your mark. Made a difference. He did, to a lot of guys, through his…

Mors Vincit Omnia

Mors Vincit Omnia

I’ve been in a rut lately but I feel like I’ve turned the corner. You won’t find any MAO inhibitors or SSRIs in my medicine cabinet – once you start fucking with your brain chemistry is there a way back? I mean, I love myself. Fucking love myself. Don’t all narcissists? Fighting the black dog is something I just have to do at times, part of my DNA like drinking German beers. I don’t want to change the essence of moi. One of my wishes is that as a society we address and banish the taboo of suicide. It’s been…

An afternoon on Koh Kret

An afternoon on Koh Kret

I really shouldn’t be telling you this! One of Bangkok’s gems, a hidden secret along the Chao Praya. Getting there? Take a taxi to the temple of Wat Sanam Neua (80-90 baht) in the neighboring district of Pak Kret, from where ferries shuttle across the river to the island pretty much non-stop for the princely sum of 2 baht (return). Thanks, Wiki Travel. Wondered around, bought some stuff (great prices) and found Chit’s Craft Beer bar. What a top spot to sit for a few hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Put it on your list if you’re ever in…

48 hours in Singapore

48 hours in Singapore

The time had come to once again undertake the dreaded visa run. In order to cheapen the trip a little I had cashed in my FF miles for return flights from BKK-SIN and we made an early morning start from the crib to catch SQ973 bound for the little red dot. Been there before but they’ve all been short trips, just a few days each time. Why? Tell ’em the price son! Singapore is bloody expensive. Allow S$500 per day if you intend on having a few drinks at beer o’clock.. Thursday After clearing immigration (they now have biometric scanners…

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

Like a lot of condos in Bangkok, we receive a communal feed via satellite dish and the channels are known to change at a moments notice without any warning. As it stands now there are only a few English channels available (Al Jazerra, NHK Newsworld, SyFy and Universal channel). Invariably when I switch on the box I will see a re-run of Animals Unleashed or The Bourne Identity for the umteenth time (I know most of the lines now) And I’ve put up with that for far too long! So we recently joined the 21st century and signed up to…

LL Bean surprises, thankfully

LL Bean surprises, thankfully

Hey, if you’ve got a blog, might as well use it to get something off your chest, right? This started out as a post intending to put the boot into LL Bean. Then something good happened – I actually received a positive response from their customer service folks. The backstory I’m a big guy and buying clothes isn’t fun at all, especially in Thailand. Shoes and shorts are two items I simply cannot buy off the rack. Enter on-line commerce. After hitting their website, which is aimed at the global marketplace, I placed my order and waited. Then I waited…

Micro$oft Madness

Micro$oft Madness

I given plenty of $$$ over the years to Micro$oft and in the process helped Mr Gates build a nice little home somewhere in the Pacific Northwest Still waiting for my invite, Bill! Despite that, after configuring Win 7 Pro to handle ICS (which it does quite admirably, I must say!), it started suggesting that I was a bad guy, and my version of Windoze was not the real thing 🙁 Dr Google diagnosed the following for my Genuine Windows 7 starts giving “counterfeit” messages problem: ♦ Right click on CMD => Choose Run as Administrator ♦ Inside the Command…

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