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A ‘Typical’ Day

Posted in Day-To-Day by matt on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It’s half past six in a hazy, lazy Bangkok and I’m pleased to report that I have transitioned into some small semblance of a ‘routine’. So – hopefully without boring you to tears – here goes:

I wake up around 5.30am to start my day. This includes spending 30 minutes staring into my closet with colorblind eyes, taking a cold shower, eating leftover plane food, and likely muttering groggy prayers into the ears of God throughout the whole process.

The van picks us up at 7 and we’re at school by 7.20. I can either finish/begin planning my lessons for that day, grab breakfast (I rarely know what I’m eating…), attempt a crossword puzzle, or read. I’ll have a class or two, lunch at noon, and then another class – maybe two. Unless there’s something to keep me (like my parent-teacher meeting tomorrow), I usually clock out at 4, catch the van/taxi/tuk-tuk/walk home, and then I enjoy the evening however I see fit, and I usually see fit to explore my neighborhood for some food and crash around 9.30.

This process more or less repeats itself every weekday. I mix things up a bit on the weekends by exploring more of Bangkok than just my neighborhood, and we’re even looking into some up-and-coming domestic and international trips. With airfare as dirt-cheap (3 bucks for a domestic flight!) as it is we’ll have to wait and see what happens…

I’ve posted a few more shots of my first weekend/week here in BKK that may provide a little better visual. Hope this has been informative! Love you all and I’ll post more soon,


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