December, 2019

I’ve dropped 24kgs without really trying

I’ve dropped 24kgs without really trying

I’ve been overweight for most of my life – still am but things are heading in the right direction once again 🙂 Friend Marko sent me a pic from Dec 2013 recently and I thought I’d try on the shirt pictured in the photo as I knew I’d dropped a fair amount of weight since then. Wow! – I could now button the shirt up which was impossible when I was at my heaviest (about 133kg). I’m proud and surprised I’ve dropped a total of around 24kgs – but it’s taken time and there have been no ‘magic bullets’ of…

A taste of Issan

A taste of Issan

With my ‘permission to stay’ date fast approaching, it was time again to head to the other side of the Thai border for a while. This time around, I decided to catch an AirAsia flight to Vientiane, Laos and stayed the night before heading south to visit a few places I hadn’t seen before in Thailand’s Issan region. I didn’t bother doing any sightseeing as I’ve done that a few times before – just grabbed a cab from the airport to the hotel and soaked up some of the local Beer Laos (cheap as piss!) while sitting outside a small…