Monday, April 27, 2009

Your Body Hears Everything Your Mind Says

This mornings training -
8 km jog
1 round shadow boxing
3 rounds thai pads
1 round focus pads
1 round heavy bag right kicks
1 round heavy bag left kicks
1 round heavy bag teep kicks
1 set pull ups (max)
1 set push ups (max)
1 set sit ups (max)

This afternoons training -
2km jog
1 round shadow boxing
1 round thai pads
1 round heavy bag
1 round tyre/footwork with weights
3 rounds thai pads
3 rounds uppercut block
1 set pull ups (max)
1 set push ups (max)
1 set situps (max)

I had to post this up because it's funny..and true..

You know you've been in Thailand too long when:

You think it’s normal to have a beer at 9:00 a.m.

You look four ways before crossing a one way street.

You realize that ALL your problems are caused by Thai girls or cranky ATMs.

You put sugar and chilli on your fruit

A Thai cop stops you for a minor infraction and you automatically reach for your wallet.

You think that a Honda Civic is a prestigious car.

You can’t remember the last time you wore a suit and tie.

You think a polo shirt and jeans are formal attire.

Someone tells you that watching Thai politics is like watching two chameleons making love and you understand the analogy.

You aren’t upset when the bar girl next to you eats beetles as a snack.

You haven’t had a solid stool for five years.

You wake up in the morning and realize that you have nowhere to go and all day to get there.

You think white wine goes well with Som Tam.

You understand when your Thai wife says, ‘My friend you’ or ‘Same, same, but different.’

A Thai bar girl you’ve just met tells you that her mother is deathly ill and you just laugh and walk away.

You realize that your Thai wife’s loyalties belong to

1. Her parents.

2. Her brats from a previous marriage to a Thai scoundrel who deserted her.

3. Any remaining blood relatives.

4. The family buffalo.

5. The family’s goldfish.

6. You.

The Thai Navy buys a new submarine and you’re not surprised when the first thing they do is remove the mufflers and hang a garland from the rear view mirror.

You become an expert on buying and selling gold jewellery.

Dogs become animals you'd rather kick than pet.

You flash your 4 indicator lights when driving straight on at an intersection.

It’s two days before payday, so you only go to bars with balloons strung outside.

You realize that all the important words in Thai begin with the letter ‘S’. Sanuk (Fun), Saduak (convenient), Sabai (comfortable), Suay (pretty).

You believe that buying a gold chain is an acceptable courtship ritual, or at least a form of foreplay.

You think a calendar more useful than a watch.

You go to a Thai Boxing match and a soccer game breaks out.

You stand in the shadow of a telephone pole while waiting for a bus.


  1. If you take a commonsense to looking thai girl you will not be cranky ATM because have someone be frank and fair be kind waiting you to meeting her always....Orchid

  2. Very funny and very true.
    I want to kick a dog everyday.
    I haven't had a solid stool in 8 years.
    I wouldn't listen to any story of a sick relative either (from certain people, not all).
    The point about standing in the shade of a telephone pole is bang on, too!
    I would add...... When you hesitate with one foot poised above the first step of an escalator before getting on. Then you know you've been here far too long.
    Also, when the sight of an elephant on a main road is completely normal.