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Dining and Diving, Thailand

I ran out of blank pages in one of my passports so I took a taxi to the US Embassy today. I got there at 2:05pm. American services ended at 2pm. Aggravating. Fortunately, the Vietnamese Embassy next door hooked me up with a 'non-sticker' visa. I didn't know I could get one of those.

My friend Kvit has sponsored several of my meals here in Thailand and recommended checking out a mall food court called MBK. Since things went so well with the Vietnam visa, I had myself a Vietnamese lunch. Later in the evening I took a bunch of ladies out for dinner at the Siam Paragon Food Court. This isn't your American mall food court. This is gourmet. Everything you could want. Delicious. For dessert we all bought a slice of cake and did a nibble rotation. It was crazy good. Anyway, this cafe is closing so here's the vid. Thank you Kvit and Ben. More to come.

Tomorrow, Carlien, Steph, and I are heading to Ko Tao to get our diving certification. Wish me luck.

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23 Responses to “Dining and Diving, Thailand”

  1. # Blogger Unknown

    Dude, hit up a Thai message parlor. I heard from a message therapist that they are the best! Use the money I sent you to treat yourself and a lady friend to an ancient Thai massage. They cost about $50 in Thaiwood, so that means they might cost you, what, $5 a piece? Throw in an extra buck and get a happy ending, on me (not actually sploog on me, just allow me to pay for it!)  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    You are quintessential of a slacker; a 30 years old slacker to be exact. If you have any sense, you should have realized that all your friends are building their lives while you will be forced to start your own from ground zero again. Indeed, this is not an occasion for frivolity.

    You need to get your act together, old man.

    I think Greg will agree with me on this.  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I am sure you often dream about coming back and getting picked up by Good Morning America and get featured on their shows. Unfortunately, that is not how life works. You will be forever one step short of your goal of being famous on national television.

    P.S. Don't think that just because we donate money to your account, we don't have the rights bear you our criticisms. We do it for your own good.  

  4. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Come on this is advice coming from someone that is working in a call center on a Friday night.

    I think Greg would agree that you are the pathetic loser, sitting in front of a computer, blogging away. All this while Tony is enjoying Thailand and the night life with friends.

    Uh, a Dr in a call center. You should have saved your parents the money and worked in a phone sex call center. That way you would make more money and not have wasted all those precious years of college and your parents hard earned income.

    You need to get your shit together!!  

  5. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Hoang is a doctor. You are not making any sense. Why would a medical doctor work at a call center?

    Let’s me be the first one to remind you that a party-life will end up wasting your time. You should have done all the partying when you were 18-20. Now, at 29 years old it is not the time to be partying or wasting away your time. From the videos we have seen so far, you have nothing but wasting away time.  

  6. # Anonymous Anonymous

    My point exactly. Why is a Dr working in a call center? Perhaps he isn't a fucking Dr. Just some pathetic call center operator. Regardless he tried to pretend he didn't know who was calling.


  7. # Anonymous Anonymous

    No, Hoang is a physician and he does not work at a call center. I don't know where or how you got your information from. If you don't believe it, you can call UCI and ask them. Hoang happens to be the the top 10 important people who have graduated from UCI.

    You have a lot of growing up to do. You know you have finally grown up when instead of going to party and trying to impress girls, you would rather spend time reading and learning. That is a sign of a grown-up. You are very much a teenager trapped in a 30 years old body.  

  8. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Phuc Hoang and the water buffalo that he rode in on. At any rate, 29 is the new 19 - leave the kid alone and just comment on the cool food and the chicks he hooks up w/. Chuck is right, why would a bunch of haters spend their time on a blog. Tony- PARTY ON!  

  9. # Anonymous Anonymous

    What you gonna do when you return? Job hunting?  

  10. # Anonymous Anonymous


    This journey of yours is of a personal nature. There is no way that anyone else can judge another's needs or desires in this world, or be able to say what is good for one person is the same for another. We are all unique individuals. I still applaud you for taking this journey at this time. You're looking over the edge, and there are many who are afraid of looking over the edge. Good for you!

    It saddens me to hear the cynical, wanna be experts on life making such unfriendly comments on your blog, and why do they really think you're going to listen? Do they really think you're going to be so impressed by their so-called expert advice, drop the rest of your plans, and run home out of fear that you'll never hold another job in your life? How much can a person in their 20's or 30's really know about life anyhow? Taking a sabbatical has many benefits.

    I hope you continue to enjoy. I don't have time to read your blog very often, yet I always look forward to it when I have.


  11. # Anonymous Anonymous

    MATH can explain everything. You can even use mathematics to determine the amount of kismet you will need to meet your significant other. Now, because our quantifiable universe is so vast, the chance of two complete strangers intersecting along each other’s live paths is seemingly and inestimably incalculable. However, one can hurdle through the uncertainties by thinking in abstract terms and carrying out CONCRETE ACTIONS to exponentially increase his or her level of kismet. Can you figure out this problem:

    Given that b = 2a + 1, which of the following is bigger,

    2b OR 4a + 1  

  12. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Hello Carol,
    I disagree! Your conclusion is that nobody knows what is good for another person. The evidence you gave to support that conclusion is that we are all unique human beings. In order for your conclusion to hold any water, you must be assuming that being unique automatically disqualifies you from know what is good for some one else. Therefore, your logic is inherently flawed. Your suggestion is nothing short of a fallacy of logic committed by assuming that WHAT SHOULD BE TRUE is ultimately WHAT MUST BE TRUE. Regrettably, it is not so. You can still be unique and at the same time know what is good for the other person. Consider a parent to a child relationship: parents are unique individuals yet they know what is good for their child.  

  13. # Anonymous Anonymous

    He may be a physician but he still works in the call center. I know because I called and spoke with him. As far as the top 10 important people. Where did you get that? There are some nobel laureates there that I would consider more important.


    You are pathetic!! Hoang is still a pussy!

    He wasn't even man enough to carry on a conversation. He was hiding behind ignorance. Though it is apparent that he is ignorant.

    HOANG needs a woman or a man to take up some of his down time.

    Rumor has it that his mother is very disappointed with him. On her blog she mentions that he was a mistake but some how the abortion didn't keep.  

  14. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Again, you are in the wrong. Anyone who has taken a COURSE IN LOGIC in college will know that Carol has confused with what is necessary and what is sufficient. Some body can still be unique and know what is good for the next person. Another words, being unique is sufficient but is NOT necessary in order for a person to make a value judgment about someone else. A classic case of necessary and sufficient fallacy.  

  15. # Anonymous Anonymous

    QUESTION: How are you going to pay for rent? Cheapest rent costs $650.

    Thought about it before?  

  16. # Blogger Tony

    I can't believe I just wasted 30-cents reading anonymous' comments. For five months, I've read nothing of value from you.

    I'm going to go back to living my life now. High fives to my homies.  

  17. # Blogger Unknown

    FYI to all:

    Hoang moved back to San Jose during the summer. He currently works at Stanford hospital I believe, continuing his residency.

    I'm not sure what makes me more upset, an imposter of my respectable friend or the pitiful disguises undertaken to harass Tony.

    Good grief, have you no shame? Seek mental help.  

  18. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Hoang was at UCI a week ago. Lame.  

  19. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Uh why are there math problems on a blog. You guys really need to get a life. Isn't the math club still giving out oreos and milk?

    Oh I forgot, you guys can't get laid, so that's why you are on here. LOL  

  20. # Blogger Unknown

    To all:

    Do us all a favor and put your names down rather than posting as anonymous if you can take the heat.

    I know Greg is here.


  21. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Give peace a chance.  

  22. # Anonymous Anonymous

    This is likely the one and only time I'll respond to anonymous since he/she/it responded to my blog:

    I've spent a total of 10 years in college and am continuing my professional development at this very time. Life lessons are not learned out of a textbook.

    I would recommend to you to get off the computer and go live a little of yours before it's too late. Go ride a horse! Take a hike in the country! Do something meditative and outside of yourself! Take a trip around the world!!! ;)


  23. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Oh, and, anonymous, I would recommend a 12-step program for your co-dependency. Set some boundaries. Get help!!


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