Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
|Inexpensive, heavy, and not the best components, but it will get the job done.|
Friday, August 28, 2015
I am now on Concor or Bisoprolol, which is a beta blocker that slows down the heart without depriving it of the necessary oxygen and blood flow. It used to reduce hypertension (High blood pressure. Doctor only gave me a 7 day supply and have to go back for a followup test next week. I think he is going to evaluate arteries feeding/leaving the heart and other long term meds after the tests. Doesn't think there are any issues, but best to be safe that sorry. But in the meantime, its all systems go. Today's blood pressure was 125/79 with pulse rate of 60.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Results of tests was good. Palpitations due to congenial valve which I have had since childhood and BP medication. Doctor gave me new meds, and set a followup for next week. No physical restrictions.
That was great news and I am out of there. Hate hospitals, but BH treated me fair and didn't gouge me.
Time for some food! More later. Thanks for all the support messages guys.
Been having chest palpitations the last few days so this morning I decided to come to BH to get it checked out.
Doctors want to do tests and want me to be admitted for observation so here I am all checked in. Nice room, like always, and currently wearing a constant heart monitoring device.
Echogram scheduled with a specialist at 9am.
But all indications so far is that what I have is not serious or life threatening. More later.
Only regret is that no archery for today!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Via a reader of this blog, I was contacted and introduced to Zalora.com. This site is an online retailer that is striving to become the dominant online fashion retailer of Southeast Asia/Australia/New Zeland. That is a big piece of pie to bite off. Retail - Asia - Fashion - all must equate to tons of quality inventory choices and very deep pockets. So out of curiosity I took a closer look and here is what I found that made them different:
One last thing. They are offering 'pop up' stores in a number of cities where limited merchandise with all sizes and colors of their products are available for inspection and fitting. You can't buy the merchandise in the store, but instead can order and have the product delivered to your doorstep. Neat concept of try before you buy on the internet !
Check them out. at http://en.zalora.co.th/men/ for more info.
|One drunk to another "Don't know where we're going, but we're sure getting there fast!"|
Monday, August 24, 2015
Looking at the Asian Markets this morning, they are down again...not surprising after the big drop in the US Market. The slippery slope is getting steeper and the next couple of days will be indicators if we have the ability to avoid going over the edge. Stay tuned....
Saturday, August 22, 2015
|Pig ready for offering to the spirits|
|Prayers and offerings...fish ponds in the background|
|Marina taking all this stuff in stride|
The Market continues its downward plunge:
|If that is not a correction, I don't know what else you could call it|
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
|Piglet roasting on a open fire...|
Tilapia is a commonly farmed fish in Thailand and its kind easy to care for. We plan on using only duckweed and organic feed since we plan to eat some ourselves and sell the excess. The climbing perch is a very interesting fish that fetches a good market price and is very tolerant of poor quality water. Its a good eating fish and a great fighting fish for those who like to use a rod and a hook.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Serious stuff tonight. A big bomb went off tonight in front of Central World just after 7pm. This bomb was intended to kill and not scare people. Death estimates are vague and have ranged from 2 to as much as 15. 70 or more injured.
We have been in Cha Am the last two days and are safe. Planning on going back to the mango tomorrow for one day before going upcountry. With all this stuff happening I will keep B and Marina upcountry for a bit. Better safe than sorry.
These bombers will fry in a special place in hell...
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
|Sample screenshot from Pressreader|
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
|B's sister and the kids are lighting the candles|
|On the way to surprise B...worst kept secret around, but fun for the kids|
|Blow out all those candles now.......|
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The full movie below:
|Offices and information center|
|grow out pond|
|Research building where they breed fish in tanks|
|one of 3 or 4 wild owls that occupy the resort|
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
|Not as easy as it looks - fast little critters|
|Last picture before gecko heaven|
Monday, August 3, 2015
|Wanted dead or alive...who me ???|
|Don't quit your job at Geico and|
come over here!
Sunday, August 2, 2015
When we built the resort and B's father's boat had seen its better days, we decided to retire it and put it in front of the property on display. It was just a reminder for us of her father's humble beginnings and a way to respect the ghost that occupied the boat.
|The winners have bought clothes and other items for our boat spirit|
|This tree was unearthed and resides in a Wat about 1 km from our resort|
|People flock to this tree all day and night|
|Notice all the white powder on the trees used to reveal numbers|