01-20 Fin (Or, the End of January 2020)

Thus, the first month of the Twenties comes to an end. January’s are usually one of my slower months but this one was anything but. I did my share of fill-in days (when I cover classes for an absent teacher) throughout the month. Last Friday, I was at a school that contains at least 3,500 students with some classes bursting with more than 60 students … Continue reading 01-20 Fin (Or, the End of January 2020)

Nineteen in ’20

Twenty-twenty thus far has been nineteen days of unstressed productivity and that looks to continue for the foreseeable future.  I do not recall as being as organized as I have been since the New Year fireworks faded to silence and that certainly has helped with my overall positive attitude.  I am happy and content and I owe a lot of credit to Microsoft To-Do along … Continue reading Nineteen in ’20

Happy First Day of the Twenties!

Just a quick post to start the New Year (and the New Decade) off in good form… I had a relatively quiet New Year’s Eve, spending it at home finishing up some bookkeeping and other end-end-of-year tasks. I did venture outside at midnight and watched the fireworks erupt over Phuket Town. It seems like almost everybody I know was out-and-about as I saw their Facebook … Continue reading Happy First Day of the Twenties!

Looking Back on the “Teens”… and Forward to the “Twenties”

As we move into the Year of Perfect Vision, allow me to take a look at both the Year That Was and the Decade of the Teens. Before I begin, I want to mention that a recent post I saw on Facebook had the user criticizing people thinking the current decade as ending at midnight tomorrow night.  She stated that the “decade does not end … Continue reading Looking Back on the “Teens”… and Forward to the “Twenties”

Signs of Christmas in Phuket 2019 (Part 2)

I believe that this year is the most Christmasy of any since I have moved to Phuket. Which suits this lover of the holiday very much. The new Central Floresta shopping center adjacent to where I work in the Central Festival mall is particularly festive and I have taken to wandering around the connected buildings each afternoon, discovering new areas of decoration. While I always … Continue reading Signs of Christmas in Phuket 2019 (Part 2)

Signs of Christmas in Phuket 2019 (Part 1)

With less than 10 days until Christmas, I am looking for evidence of the holiday celebration around Phuket in southern Thailand.  Certain areas are more heavily decorated than others.  Here are a few photos I took last week — at Limelight Avenue, a small shopping center in Phuket Town, and at Jungceylon, a large shopping mall in the main tourist destination of Patong Beach on … Continue reading Signs of Christmas in Phuket 2019 (Part 1)

An Active Week

I have been fairly active over the past week-and-a-bit so I thought this was a good time to post a short update. The first thing I did on my birthday last Thursday was to walk to the Phuket Philatelic Museum (about five minutes from my home). It was the date of release for Thailand’s last stamp of 2019 — a 5-baht commemorative marking the nation’s … Continue reading An Active Week