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Nice Day in the City By the Bay

20 Jul

I woke this morning, to the sunshine of the East Bay sun glistening in my face.
Deciding that the weather was too nice to pass up, I started my day with a walk around the block with a furry little animal that now inhabits my home in Berkeley.
After a quick stroll around the block I dropped him off and decided to proceed the rest of the day on foot. Strolling around, enjoying the day of sunshine and cool breeze.

As I walked, I stumbled upon a small store that caught my eye. As I walked in, I was struck my a familiar smell. As I walked around I realized the sounds around me, were of a place I once had once lived.

As I grabbed a quick drink the lady looked at me with a smile, and I quickly replied with a “sawatdee krop”.
She looked at me with confusion, yet happiness, as she replied in a similar fashion.
We went along and continued the transaction in the language I have longed to use, ever since my return to America.

We said our farewells, and I continued on with my day with feeling like no other.

As I walked on, I felt my stomach growl with the desire of a good meal. As I continued, I ran into the place my heart most desired.

Walking in, I already knew what I wanted and needed. No menu needed, as I knew the kitchen would cook to my stomach’s desire.


It came out, and I was instantly taken back to a time and a place that I had not been to in far too long.
It smelled of Thai spices and basil, and tasted like heaven.

I couldn’t help but throw an egg on it, as I knew it would only make things that much better.

And as I began my meal, the waitress brought out my 4 compadres, that made me realize I was truly back in Bangkok.

The spicy taste of the chilis, along with the sweet Thai Basil, created a medley of flavors that had me just wanting more..

With every bite I was taken back to times with old friends. Sitting along the streets of Bangkok, enjoying a meal with one another, laughing over the memories of nights past.
Of times with my fellow Evergreen students, and of course the boys from 1208.

I said my farewells in the language I learned while abroad and headed to a local coffee shop to unwind.

After a nice relaxing day, it feels nice enjoy the sweet effects of caffeine while writing of my day.


A nice day of new memories and old.
Of past and present.
With no idea of the future.



30 Apr

Bright and sunny this week

Nice day for a bike ride.


The Breakfast Club

9 Apr

They met once, and it changed their lives forever.

Saturday Satisfaction

20 Nov

I woke this morning with a soreness I haven’t felt in a long time.
I mean sure, I have woke up sore numerous times over the last month, mostly from the aches and pains from my accident, but today is different.
Today I am sore from, EXERCISE.

It’s funny. You don’t understand how important physical activity is in your life, until you are deprived of it. After my accident, I was unable to really do anything that involved strain of the body. No more gym, no basketball, no sports, no…nothing.
But yesterday that all changed.


Before I continue on about my amazing Saturday, I should give a little recap on whats been going on, and why there have been no posts in such a long time.
Well, this week proved to be one of the most hectic weeks I have had in Thailand.
School is wrapping up (only 2 more weeks), and  all my classes had final projects due.
So in between school, rest, and life, I have had almost no time to take a single picture and post it up.
The week has consisted of many trips to coffee shops, and lots of caffeine.


I spent one night at Coffee Society, working until 2 AM. It may be more expensive than most, but open 24 hours, and free, fast wifi.

The thing I love about Bangkok, is that you could have your face stuck behind a screen until 2 AM, and still come out to the most lively streets.


The rest of my days this week have consisted of many things that have sparked my interest, but those will be expanded upon within the next couple of days.

So yesterday as we all woke up after a long night of celebration, we came together to have a Saturday afternoon in the sun.
Today was going to be my day to experience real Football.

We headed to Chula, and got ready to find a field to play





Finding a field proved to be much more difficult than expected, but in the end we found what we needed.


As always Lucas cannot help but pose for the camera.


And Kevin is caught in his naturalness.







The face of a champion.






The ultimate goal keeper.


I ended up just holding down the goal most of the games, but goalie is a position that I enjoyed playing.

We played game after game under the hot sun. I have to say that it was an amazing feeling to be back on my feet running around.
Being away from it, made me appreciate it even more. Lazy to take pictures as I just wanted to keep on enjoying myself out on the field.

On our way home, Kevin made a monumental suggestion.
Look for the post, as we had a magical meal in Bangkok.