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Swimming

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Swam at Kaset tonight. 50 baht per person. They have five pools of various sides. Sound like a lot, but in actuality not really. The swimming students take up most of the pools. Especially after 6pm there are virtually no swimming lanes for public.

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August 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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Think, folks

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What a way to make the country look ridiculous. Protesters shut down local airports.

Yes, sure, make other people suffer. This is an unreasonable and uncivilized way to get your message across.

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August 31, 2008 at 2:40 am

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Ubiquity

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Check out this new invention from Mozilla Labs. It’s called Ubiquity. It lets you do things such as email, translate, check out weather, via command line. Once mastered, it will help reduce amount of time spent in going to various websites to find information/do things you want.

You need Firefox to play with this gem. It’s awesome.

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August 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm

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Turmoil

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Same old story in Thailand. I’m so tired of this country. People can’t think for themselves and act like sheep. They don’t know how to solve problem in peace. They don’t know how to communicate civilly. Once they choose side, the other side is always evil. Their heads got spun and brainwashed by protest mongers.

They don’t go to work, but decide it’s better to block the roads. They break down gates and destroy public properties. This morning, they took over a news station whose reports they didn’t like. Journalists had to evacuate from their offices.

This is not the way to move the country forward. Like it or not, the government came from an election. Let them work. People cannot go on the street and destroy things every damn time they don’t like the result.

This country will stay backward as long as there are idiots like these.

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August 26, 2008 at 1:52 pm

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Thailand’s medals

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Thailand finished Beijing Olympics 2008 with 2 golds and 2 silvers. Congrats to the athletes.

My favorite moments in this Olympics: Usain Bolt’s 100m and 200m wins. Argentina’s Mens Football Gold, Federer’s and Wawrinka’s Mens Doubles Tennis victory, and Somjit’s interview after winning Gold.

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August 23, 2008 at 3:12 pm

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Flying

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Flying can be such a pain. To travel from country A to country B, you often have to ask for a permission (visa) in advance, fill out forms, be treated like a potential criminal, and pay a ridiculous fee for that permission application unless you were born in a big, powerful country like the US. Then, you buy expensive ticket.

Then you have to go to the airport to be treated like a potential criminal again. You can’t just show your ticket and walk on the plane. You have to set aside time to go through security checkpoints, where you are told to take off your belt, wallet, watch, shoes, keys, cellphones, laptop, just to gather them and redress yourself again.

Then you wait for your flight, in a crowded airport where food is way overpriced but you are stuck and can’t do anything about it. You flight may be delayed, changed, or canceled. Then once you get on the plane, you sit in an uncomfortable seat for hours.

And after all that, there is a possibility of accident, like the terrible one that happened yesterday in Madrid. There are on average over 10 fatal plane accidents each year.

You have to deal with all that, just to move from country A to country B.

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August 21, 2008 at 12:31 am

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Create, don’t nitpick

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Lots of people don’t create, they just criticize. It’s the easiest job in the world to be a critic.

Nobody is perfect. Especially in this cruel world. Those who are living by strict standards and personal values can’t survive. You have to get dirty to clean a dirty bathtub.

It’s okay to criticize to make things better. But those who spend all their lives picking faults of others are wasting their and other people’s time.

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August 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm

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