Sunday, February 28, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
But strange feelings aside, it was a fun time as Marina got to feed an Elephant, some goats, and some baby cows. Marina was kind of shy at first but once things got started, she was very excited. In the above picture, she is looking at the elephant from behind a post, but later is help dad feed a banana to the big elephant.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In the next two photos, the bungalows from three years ago and another shot from recently.
Most of the trees are still young and growing and my hope is that one day our resort will be jungle-like with lots of shade in the hottest time of the year and a place where we can attract lots of birds and natural animals that are native to this area.
Some more work is in order for today, but the plan is to go back to the Mango tomorrow so that I can meet up with my friends before they leave the land of smiles. According to their schedule, they are in Pattaya and due to be back for a dinner cruise tomorrow night.
Going to go outside and enjoy the weather some more.....555
Monday, February 22, 2016
|One throw of the net in the smallest pond yields both Tilapia and climbing perch|
We bought batches of 1000 fish for 1/2 baht to 1 baht each. The tilapia being the cheaper species. They have pretty much lived off pond water, duckweed, and an occasional feed and the results are not too bad. In the photo below, see the fish next to each other and relative to my shoe (size 10.5). The perch are almost the color of the earth so its harder to see.
|Avg size Tilapia now after 5 1/2 months - another month or two before harvesting|
|The medium pond is now raising 2500 fish. The large pond has 5000 fish.|
|Just add some food and drink and fun time for all...|
|The Breeze Restaurant at State Tower|
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The SFO segment took a while today so the layover is only about 90 mins. Grabbing a quick bite at the lounge and then some quick shopping. ETA for BKK is around noon.
Food not too good today. My steak on board was so salty I couldn't eat it. Going to complain for sure.
More from the mango later.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
Reposted from Teak Door
Here are the top five regrets of the dying, as witnessed by Ware:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
"This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it."
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
"This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence."
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
"Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result."
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
"Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying."
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
"This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again."
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
|The G3X retracted|
|Camera extended to 600mm|
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
|The Fan Dome|
|Fan Dome houses interactive games|
There are going to be lots of free concerts throughout the week at the stages set up within the complex.
|Free Concerts at the City Stage - but no seats and the ground was wet|
Monday, February 1, 2016
With the extra space, I naturally bought more stuff and still ended up carrying stuff in a small store bag as hand carry luggage.
The archery competition and trade show was more than I expected. Would like to do it again in the future, schedule permitting. For those interested, they posted the live broadcast of the archery event on YouTube already. You can get an idea of the shootout venue and competition level by looking at the video below: