An Englishman in Taiwan

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

And so I'm back! (without my mobile phone)

I hope you haven't actually been watching this space.

Well I'm back again and hopefully will be posting regularly from now on ..... Hopefully.

I have been the victim of crime! Don't worry, I'm slowly coming to terms with it. However, I fear that my cell/mobile phone may never recover; it being the real victim of this crime.
It happened at about 1am on Tuesday morning, as I was walking back to John Boyd's house in Bangkok.

Ladyboys did it!

They both approached me on a narrow stretch of pavement and one made a blatant grab for the pocket (pretty sure it was my pocket she/he was going for) where my wallet was located. I told this he/she to kindly go away and stop bothering me though in less cordial language. While my attention was on the first wallet grabbing thief/scumbag the other thief/scumbag dipped into my other pocket and removed my cell phone. I didn't even notice it was missing until I arrived at boyd's house.

Luckily the phone was out of battery and Jenny was able to cancel it before any financial damage could be done. I was planning to buy a new phone soon but have, of course, lost my numbers.


The reason for going to Thailand? The content of earlier portions of the blog should give you a clue. That's right, a Visa. Two years as an illegal alien is finally drawing to a close. The school which has been saying 'three more weeks' since November 2004 is now saying 'two more weeks'. This has to be a good thing!

Ah, to go to the dentist! Such a simple and normally fear inducing prospect is not possible here without health insurance (work permit) and has become a goal and and something to look forward to.

Happy new year to all of you. I hope it's a legal one!

Monday, April 18, 2005

New experiences

In approximately 30 minutes I will be teaching a group of 15 3rd graders (8-10 year olds) the joys of frog dissection. This is a definite first for me. It's gonna get messy. Watch this space.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Isn't she beautiful

Originally uploaded by Mike from Helston.
This is now, officially, the most expensive thing I've purchased to date.

The apple iMac G5. mm mmm MMMMMM that's tasty!

We met a couple of weeks ago in a busy computer mall in Taichung. She was dressed in white with the most beautiful wide blue eyes. She saw me checking her out across the floor I know she did.

It was a total 'Wayne's World' moment: All background noise faded away and the world surrounding my iMac took on soft focus.

'She will be mine, oh yes, she will be mine.'

And now, two weeks later, she has moved in and I know we'll be very happy together.

I still don't understand her, but isn't that always the way.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

My Bruvva Steve

My Bruvva Steve
Originally uploaded by Mike from Helston.
'Can I get AH-men!?!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Word to my Bro

My brother just got accepted at University to study physiotherapy. He's awesome! I'm happy!

Friday, January 28, 2005

John's ghost

John's ghost
Originally uploaded by Mike from Helston.

Click on John's ghost to see what I've been upto in the last month or so!

Hopefully (If i've done it right) , you'll see some pics of John's B'day, our schools Way-yah (Chinese New year Banquet), Family and friends.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Chinese New Year approaches

Well it's been a while since my last post. Things are splendid here, the busy exam period has just finished and we're now into a week of 'winter olympics' (sports activities for the kids) and science curriculum design coupled with the clearing of my email backlog.

Here's a pic taken at the the birthday party of my great friend John (Nike Baseball t-shirt and sleazy grin). K(araoke)TV and ridiculous dancing - always fun!

John's Birthday at Bobo Posted by Hello