I think I’ve been neglected my blog…

Well it’s been a year and a half since my last post, when I left Phi Phi island for Phuket and started a new adventure to Australia. I’ve actually come to near the end of my time here – and it has been pretty damn good… 

That’s why I haven’t been writing, that and pure unadulterated laziness.  I’ll have to fill that back log in the coming days. 

 

 

BACKLOG! Where I’m at…

Okay, so I was meant to keep a record of my life on my travels. Oh, oh I went traveling.

So now I’m gona fill in the gap of the last few months.

I flew out to Thailand and move to Koh Phi Phi Don, the larger of a group of islands of Phuket.

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I went to learn me some scuba diving, with great success.

I seen so many beautiful things while diving, black tip reef sharks, leopard sharks, turtles. Amazing.

I should note the destruction to the reefs themselves was horrific and to honest I didn’t truly enjoy diving until my fifth or sixth day out. This was when I seen a completely undamaged reef, no bleached or broken coral and no torn sponges. I got the tingles that day.

It’s an amazing place, so unsurprisingly The Beach, the film was shot at Maya Bay 15 minutes from Phi Phi Don, by boat. I had the pleasure of eating lunch in the bay nearly everyday for three weeks! Delightful.

The island itself is very small. All of the hotels, bars and anything you want or need can all be found in a small area, that takes about an hour to walk around.

I lives in a hut, at number 9 Valentine.

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It’s a room with a toilet and shower. What more could you need?
Next, Phuket…

Advocating bigotry

I have no idea why but every few days I get an email from Public Advocate of the United States, from the erm. desk of Eugene Delgaudio. I don’t know why, up until I got the first mail, I’d never heard of them.

They’re a lunatic group advocating, well I assumed America so in the end I wasn’t all too surprised that they’re all about gay stuff. And they have a survey… it says it’s “specially coded and registered for you.” so if you can’t link I’ll show the questions below, but that’s probably bullshit.

“EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Radical homosexuals claim YOU support homosexual “marriage,” special job rights and promotion of homosexuality in schools.  Please fill out the survey below and let your voice be heard.

Contacting and organizing pro-family conservatives costs a great deal of money. After filling out the American Morality Survey below, please consider chipping in with a donation to Public Advocate of the United States to keep this program running. “

As a rule of thumb, don’t I trust people who use the word radical at the start of sentences and generally, before a noun. ere are the questions:

1. Should businesses, schools, churches and daycares be required by law to hire and advance homosexuals or face prosecution and multimillion-dollar lawsuits?

2. Do you support the forced introduction of radical homosexual  practices into the U.S. Military with the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell?

 3. Should decisions about morality and sexuality be takenaway from parents, in order for radical teachers and counselors to promote the homosexual lifestyle in schools?

4. Do you support President Obama’s plan to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and institute homosexual “marriage” laws for the entire country? 

5. Should the U.S. Supreme Court have the right to overturn traditional ‘one man and one woman’ marriage laws passed by individual states?

Each has a yes, no and unsure tick box. I filled it out anyway, hopefully you can too.

Also their emails are written in Courier New, a most unpleasing font to read. So all in all complete assholes.

LYING, for free

A science communicator and writer at The New Yorker, Jonah Lehrer has destroyed his career by…. lying.

Lehrer fabricated quotes attributing them to Bob Dylan and oddly enough, plagiarised his own work, lifting passages from his blog for his book Imagine: How Creativity Works.

Sam Harris has written a short book on the subject of lying, called it Lying and in honour of Lehrer, has offered it for free as a download and for the Kindle. Should be a interesting read!

It’s only there for the rest of the week, so get downloading and tell your friends!

Grin and bear it

This is a nice from of protest. A Swedish advertising firm organised a Teddy Bear battalion of 1,000 bears to parachute into Belarus holding signs calling for freedom of speech and human rights.

The two protesters who carried out the stunt flew a small plane across the Lithuanian border, dropping some bears on the town of Ivianiec and the rest over southern Minsk before fleeing across the boarder again.

 

Two senior officials, the country’s top border control official and the top air force commander were fired over the incident.

And one Swedish advertising firm generated some pretty good publicity.