Life in a Uniform

23 Aug

I wake with pains I have known oh too well.

My stomach groans with every move. I think back to the night.

Could it have been altitudes too high for my stomach to comprehend both the alcoholic beverage, and the 360 degree view of Bangkok.
Could it have been the grotesquely overpriced 400 Baht Mai Tai, that my body is just now comprehending.
Possibly one of the six or so meals I consumed throughout my day.
Or maybe it was the cheap barley and lack of hops in the infamous Chang, that has caused the demise of my stomach.

Unfortunately, this is something I will never know.

Yesterday, (Monday) was a day spent in the classic black and white Chulalongkorn University uniform.
I am constantly asked how school in Thailand is, so I brought my camera with me to record a day in a uniform.

As if at the local coffee shop, I find myself constantly surrounded by conversations on the latest gossip of the town. A professor giving a lecture is no reason to quiet down here.


As Kevin stated, “I never felt so mature in my life”.


A quick glance to my right and two German students/models are ready for the camera right away.



The long way home has proven to be my favorite route.
Chulalongkorn is quite a large and beautiful University.








Laundry was next on my to-do list.
Backpack went from holding school supplies, a camera, a couple of lenses, and a bunch of accessories, to carrying almost all of the clothes I brought. Versatility is key.

Although everything here is quite cheap, laundry is the opposite. Fairly expensive. Oh well.
I don’t mind looking like a caveman, but smelling like one is not on my agenda.


As the daylight came to a close, a group of us decided to go to a “skybar”. I left my camera home the one time it really counted. Three-hundred and sixty views of Bangkok, while sipping on cocktails was quite a feeling.

Although I refrain from posting any pictures but my own, I had to grab a picture from the web to show to how magnificent the bar was.

The Vertigo Moon Bar

After an hour or so, a group of us headed back.
Shooting pool and drinking a couple of cold beers was more up our alley.

It’s funny how quickly things can change.


2 Responses to “Life in a Uniform”

  1. TBM August 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Love the campus! It is beautiful!

  2. Sheeva Ghassemian August 27, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    I think we need to find you a synonym for “quite” lol. I tried looking it up and the only synonym is “rather.” damn!

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