Starting over with everything..

I lived and worked in Japan for a long time and have come back in a time of economic and ever present family drama to try and gain a foothold in my so-called home country. Armed with nothing but dog fur, a crappy car, a laptop that hates me, I try to see how far I can get.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Wow, I wish you could all see how beautiful this place is. When I get back, I'll download pictures immediately, or when I remember. I'm on Koh Samui right now. I'm staying at a place called Spa Resort Samui ( and it is go-o-o-rgeous! It's my second day here on Samui and my first day fasting although I haven't really eaten much since I came to Thailand because I was preparing for my fast. It's strange not eating, I'm not hallucinating (yet) or have any epiphanies (yet) but I feel better already. I get detox drinks like 4 times a day and have to take supplements 3 times a day. I also get as much water as I can drink, (I feel like a fountain) and I get two soups (flavored water) and that's pretty much it. Oh yea, I have to do colemas (fancy word for enemas) twice a day. That was an interesting experience. I won't go into detail, but honestly it was just really odd and not as bad as I thought it would be.

I've also been doing meditation, yoga and swimming... Really I'm pretty busy until night time. My day starts at 6:30am! Oh so early, but I got my ass out of bed and did what I had to because, well I've paid a lot of money to do so. I did have a pretty good potato and spring rolls the first day I was here and I bought a candy bar for when my fast was over (yes, I know it will defeat the purpose and I'll probably give it to the flamboyantly gay reception clerk so I won't eat it but it's my motivation right now.)

Before I came to Samui, I was living it up like a 70 year old in Bangkok. Meaning I was so tired from traveling that I went to bed two nights in a row at 10pm, realitively early for Bangkok. I did get to go to Subway in Korea and got a half decent non-Japanese sandwich. I couldn't belive how expensive those things are! ($8) Funny, if they had given me the price in yen I probably would have not complained but damn it was so small and they used sweet pickles! I know whine, whine, whine.. I'm having a sandwich party when I go back home so I don't mind so much. What else??? Oh, I ate pizza too- in Bangkok, not Korea. It was only so-so, I may have to be bad and get Pizza hut at the airport on the way home, hopefully it won't mess my system up too bad after cleaning it out. Maybe I shouldn't... I'll think about it.

So the 26th was the 1 year anniversary of the Tsunami that took so many people's lives in South East Asia. It was a little ominous as it was raining and flooding slightly in parts when I arrived, but truthfully, it was nice to see that these people who had been through so much are trying really hard to move forward. There is construction everywhere and you can see parts that still haven't been cleaned up. I'll post pics later, the ones I took on that day. I don't know how else to describe how I felt that day, but it was interesting being here.

I'm sorry this is such a dull post, I know you all expected crazy stories, but I want to take this time and just relax and try to clear my head and remember what is was I was trying to be before this year. I feel like I got off track somehow. I've met some nice people here, but I haven't really done more than idle chit-chat with most of them because I want to meditate on myself if that makes sense.


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