Monday, December 12, 2005

Bitslice goes LOMO!

I've got this LOMO camera from eBay last week. It was a pretty good deal (US$120). I just got my first 2 rolls of film developed today and the result came out very nice (to my surprise). I've posted the one that was cross-processed (meaning shooting with a slide film but get it developed using negative film developer) because the colors are more aggressive. Here are a few samples:







More of this album here.

Friday, December 09, 2005

I went on 2 SN flights yesterday: 251/252 Bangkok-Trang-Bangkok, and 010/011 Bangkok-Udon Thani-Bangkok. It's very exhausting because I had to spend more than 7 hours on the plane. And the observer's seat wasn't comfortable at all.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Had an oral exam in the simulator on Monday. It focused on aircraft systems (18 systems total), how everything worked in detail. I'd been studying hard since about 2 weeks before the test. Reading the textbook over and over is exhausting. Anyway, I did okay, eventhough I've got one system failed.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

My car is supposed to be finish later this afternoon. Great! During the past week I just had to get around by public transportation which was pretty tiring. Maybe I'm just addicted to having a car.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Last night my car got hit by a motorcycle. However the bike happened to have right of way. :-( (It was a Saab teenager riding so fast and carelessly while I was making a turn into a Soi.) Will get my car repaired this morning.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Finally the rainy season was over. It's been getting colder in the morning since Sunday. Reminds me of beer gardens which would pop out everywhere in Bangkok during this time of year.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Delicious candy

About 2 weeks ago my mom got this delicious candy (?) from her colleagues from Japan. They said it was made by a very famous shop in Japan and it's made of chestnut (เกาลัด). My guess is it's sweetened chestnut. Anybody knows what exactly it is?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Flight Simulator

My simulator.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Jon got tickets to join this party on Friday night at Route 66. I was with Jon and Jazz. It was pretty boring cause I just had to hang in there for almost 3 hours before the concert actually began. And those chics weren't as hot as I expected. haha.. Anyway, the good thing was the unlimited drink until 10pm. That just made my day!

Thursday, November 10, 2005



This book was written by Chris. He's Boat's friend at MUIC and now a lecturer at Rangsit University.

The book focuses on Thai's English communication problem and how to solve it. It was written in Thai, of course. Chris made it easier for young people to read and understand the content. I just read it and thought it'd be very useful especially for Thai teenagers having problems speaking English or thinking English is too hard.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Just got back from SN flight TG427 (meaning observation flight) to Brunei's Bandar Seri Begawan. It was nice to see pilots working in real environment. This flight left BKK at 9:45am and return to BKK at 4:45 pm.

By the way, on Friday I went on TG215 Bangkok-Phuket-Bangkok. It was a night flight so I didn't take any pictures.


High-level clouds seen from the cockpit. (Cruising at 33000ft)



Cockpit instruments seen from my seat.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

This morning I had a chance to sort out Nat's router (WBR-3407A) problem which I'd promised him since last week. At his place, ADSL connection kept dropping every 10 seconds. However, when I plugged it in at my house last night, it's working just fine. It might be because of telephone line.

After searching this webboard, I finally found out some people who were having the exact same problem with True and this specific model combination got a new firmware upgrade and it finally solved their problems. After asking around for a while if anyone could send the firmware image to me, someone finally respond and sent me the image.

The upgrade took only about 2-3 minutes. After the upgrade the router looked normal to me but in order to find out if it really solved the problem I had to bring it to Nat's apartment and plugged it in its real environment. Fortunately, the ADSL connection was alive for at least 10 minutes I monitored. Yeah! Job done.

Also took a chance to upgrade my DG834G router too. Noticed ADSL throughput went a bit higher. Good.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

ATT Simulator course is over. Test session took place earlier today. It was a total mess. :(

Tuesday, October 18, 2005



Reading him's Imitation is entry this morning reminded me of this cafe in Japan. This picture was taken a few years ago. It really made me think of Starbucks, plus it's located across the street.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I've been away for a while. Well, lots of books to study to prepare for simulation class, also have to work on technical dry-runs. Now I look like an insane person who's walking around talking to myself or even point my fingers in the air and act like adjusting something.

I took first simulator session on Sunday. Simulator is basically a cockpit covered by a large box. It's used for training cause it's cheaper and safer than training on the real one. There are 10 sessions for beginners. Each session lasts 6 hours: 2 hours briefing and 4 hours in the sim.

I've never thought it'd be so real! Everything in the cockpit works like the real one and the response is very realistic; like when you're turning, climbing, or landing. Imagine what you feel when you're in a 3D theatre (with some movements).

Have to go, 2nd sim session in the afternoon.

--
Airlines rating for 2005: Cathay Pacific Airways named as World's Best Airline 2005

Monday, October 03, 2005

Finally, UBC had cancelled those boring slides intervened during its programs, especially from int'l feeds. There have been attempts years before, but some consumers thought the cable company would benefit from those ads and thus considered it not fair cause they're already paying the cable fees, so they complained to the officials, MCOT, to have those ads banned--wow, what an attitude! I felt pity for the company (and their employees) to have to spend manpower on putting those slides on every single commercial break on every channel.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

It's my dad's birthday on Sep 30th. But this year it's even more special because it's also his retirement day. If only he was born a day later, he'd be able to work for another year.

Saturday night we all (the family) had dinner out together at Kongju and Nabeya, located in Pathumwan Princess. They had Korean/Japanese all-you-can-eat buffet, both are my favourites. Food was nice. The hotel was under some sort of renovation so the view wasn't that good. Price was not so expensive. Worth a try.

Tomorrow I have to give my dad a lift to the airport. He's going to spend whole October in Tokyo as a guest lecturer at Keio University.

Friday, September 30, 2005

How ironic!

I thought about writing an entry about new Bangkok Int'l Airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport, meaning golden land) but there's nothing much to talk about--nothing I can proudly talk about. Well on September 29th there was a flight, claiming to be the first flight, from Donmuang to Suvarnabhumi by Thai Airways' B747 (TG8962) and A340 (TG8960).

Our PM had said earlier that the airport would be finished on that day. However, the airport was not finished. And it'd be delayed for at least another year. So instead of opening a finished airport, he ended up opening an unfinished one.

See BBC story about this. It was forwarded to me by Jesse.

Thai PM opens unfinished airport
By Jonathan Head

BBC News, Bangkok

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has presided over a symbolic opening of Bangkok's new international airport, by landing there on a special flight.

The new airport, which is seen as crucial to Thailand's tourist industry, was first
planned 45 years ago.

Mr Thaksin had originally promised it would be finished by today, Thursday, but it is now not expected to be fully operational for another year.

Claims of incompetence and corruption have dogged the $4bn project.

For the first time since it was dreamed up, Suvarnabhumi (Golden
Land) airport, was thronged with people.

These people were not regular passengers, though, but an entourage of cabinet ministers, dignitaries and airport employees all brought in for one day to sustain the illusion that Bangkok's new international gateway is open for business.

This extravagant spectacle was organised on the orders of Prime Minister Thaksin, because he had promised the country that the airport would be completed by Thursday.

The expanses of bare concrete, unsurfaced roads and half finished buildings told a different story though.

Even the government now concedes the airport will not be ready to handle commercial flights until June next year.

Corruption allegations

Industry experts believe there could be further delays to the
project - which has already been dogged by delays and allegations of corruption,
one of which cost the transport minister his job two months ago.

Airlines are complaining that the charges at the new airport will be too high, and that it will not be capable of handling baggage fast enough.

These concerns were brushed aside by the prime minister as he toured the impressive terminal buildings on Thursday.

He insists the airport will beat its rivals in the region to become East Asia's dominant transport hub - a goal his critics say is within reach, but only if the government acknowledges its past mistakes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

No classes for the rest of the week. Yeah!

However, simulator classes start next week so FOM and RM must be reviewed. That means I'm not doing anything but review them.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Hua Hin Airport, 22-Sep-05.

Just got back from Hua Hin. Left BKK on Sep 22nd. On that morning, I watched a breaking news on CNN about JetBlue's A320 making an emergency landing at LAX. (See news story for detail.) The two pilots were really good. They were very calm and handled the situation very well. You might think it's easy, but I'm telling you it's not. Nose gear malfunction means pilots lose main steering control of the aircraft. They've to control direction by using rudder and differential braking on main wheels.

Hua Hin looked the same to me, but in fact it'd changed a lot. There're many new stores opening. Plus under construction was this huge shopping mall with cinemas and bowling. (Thought it's Major's.) This trip we stayed at Plam Pavillion, which is a very nice condominium. (Heard it costs less than 2M.) We'd gone to our school to visit teachers and friends. Glad they're doing good. Our junior AP68 weren't really nice though. It might be because there're too many of them. :(

I had too much alcohol which made me sick during the following day, recovered in the evening, then back to party again at night. The whole process repeated itself a couple of times. :)

Monday, September 12, 2005

Today a new course begins. It's English! You might be wondering why they have to put this course in as everyone must have certain language skill in some degree in order to pass recruitment process. It's because there's this new ICAO requirement about all flight crew having passed level 4 English proficiency test by 2008. Anyway, I still doubt what they're gonna teach for the next 4 days.

Also, just found out there's Thai Wikipedia available.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

It's party weekend.

Friday night there's a grand opening party of D-cube at Siam Square Soi 4. I personally don't like it cause the ventilation was so bad that the place were filled with smoke--very uncomfortable both for smokers and non-smokers.

Saturday evening Jesse called and asked if I'd join Intania 81 reunion party. I wasn't going to cause there'd be only few people that I knew of. But anyway since he mentioned it I thought stopping by wouldn't hurt. (Jesse worried about having so few people showed up that it'd end up without profit.)




More pictures here.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Another Commencement

Commencement ceremony of AP66 took place today at CATC Bangkok. This is different from other classes which the ceremonies were held at Hua Hin Airport. My class (AP65) and AP66 are actually close friends because we both applied (and accepted) in 2003. It was split into 2 classes only because of training resource limitation.

I had no class in the morning so I attended the ceremony. It's pretty formal cause transportation minister and many of the ministry's executives were there. (And all those people who suck up their superiors shit.) Every instructor pilots (IP) were there too.

Congratulations AP66!



In the afternoon there was this Route Manual exam which was very difficult and had too many questions to complete in time. :( (What is Route Manual? --I might write about it later if I have time.) Now I can only pray (75% to pass).

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Just installed Ubuntu 5.04. It's definitely one nice Linux distribution. The installation went smooth although it took me a while to figure out how to boot from my secondary harddisk without alter primary Windows disk MBR (ie using NTLDR). Also, I had to change my wireless network setting to remove all encryption for it to work.

Friday, August 26, 2005

This blog is now on Planet CP24, my undergrad friends blog community. Ouroboros and Digital Death really did great jobs on this. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

David Blaine is truly an amazig magician. I had watched David Blaine: street magic a long time ago and his tricks were stunning. Examples of his tricks are to lift himself off the ground, to guess what's on someone's mind (like somebody's names or numbers 1-1000), and to change a cup full of coffee to a cup full of coins.

AXN Asia features his shows on August 22nd, and 29th nights at 10pm. Check it out!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Today was a good day.

We pilot trainees finally had to decide which airplane fleet to go for. For us, there were 3 fleets available, namely Boeing 737, Boeing 777, and Airbus 300. Boeing 777 is very hi-tech and, of course, most favorable. Airbus was 2nd most popular. While Boeing 737 is most people's last choice.

I thought I'd go for Airbus 300 at first. But Boat somehow persuaded us to join Boeing 737. His arguments were based on the fact that B737 is the easiest fleet to transfer to another fleet in the future (maybe because of skills required), and that it'd be easier, in order to get through this class, to stick with a small group of close friends (less people, less trouble sort of thing). I agreed.

So I went for B737, and so did all my close friends. And I thought I made the right choice.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Some pictures from Emergency class. Just got them from Oz.

Us wearing training outfit

Part of fire drill training

Cabin door for slide/raft training

Monday, August 15, 2005

Featured on Discovery Channel this week. Giant of the Skies: Building the Airbus A380 premieres August 17-19 at 9pm BKK time.

Airbus A380 the new Super Jumbo

It's the most ambitious project ever in civil aviation – building the world's biggest airliner. In 2006, the 240-foot triple-decker Airbus A380 is due to enter into commercial service carrying more than 550 passengers distances of over 8,000 nautical miles. The most progressive aircraft idea in history was introduced in 2000 as the new alternative to Boeing’s 747. When completed, the Airbus A380 will be able to ferry more passengers over a longer distance than any other airliner in existence.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Jib mentioned about this book. The author and his team collected water from different places and use microscopes to see their crystal shapes. What's more interesting is when he took water from the same source and expose it to different words, the shapes of crystal are different. Below is the crystal of water that have been exposed to the words "Thank you."

Friday, August 12, 2005

It's the Queen's Birthday and Mother's Day today. So long live the queen and happy Mother's Day. First I thought of a family dinner, but mom and dad had already left for Lopburi. They enjoy spending holidays at our Lopburi house so much as it's the only way for them to really have some rest, and being away from work. So, maybe later, mom.

Friday, August 05, 2005

No class today. However, there's Aircraft Performance quiz in the morning so I had to go to school anyway. The quiz came out a lot harder than I expected. :-( But the good news is this quiz is the last quiz in technical ground training course. Yeah!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

I took a 4-day Basic Emergency (aka EM) course at TG Crew Center, Laksi. This course is mandatory to all flight crew and cabin crew as it's concerned with safety of passengers. It talks about emergency equipments, procedures, and survival. It also includes practices of slide/raft deployment, fire extinguishment, and water training. And since this course is about passenger's safety, everyone has to score more than 90% to pass.

Jon wrote interesting information that you guys as aeroplane passengers could do to save yourselves in emergency situations here--it's called Brace position--bend down as much as possible and hands over you head. It's been studied that sitting in brace position will minimize injuries caused on impact. And next time when the cabin attendants show you emergency demonstration, please take a few minutes off the newspapers and pay attention to it. It might save your life.

More resource on safer air travel here. Note that brace position shown in the link is no longer recommended as it will cause shoulder injuries upon impact, use brace position described in Jon's blog instead.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I've been away for a while. Here's an update for the whole week.

>> continue reading this post..

There're lots of things to mention/going on last week. There's TG Pilot meeting at the Rama Gardens on Thursday, one thing in the agenda was to welcome new pilots--me and my classmates--to the company. It wasn't a ceremony or anything, but it made me feel good that at least they recognized us. Best part is the party: it seemed like there's an unlimited supply of everything, from food, drinks, wine, you name it. Not to mention 2 pool tables, great music by Power Jam, a resident bandat Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya, and a few ladyboy shows from Alcazar!

On Friday, our class held another party to celebrate the completion of our 1st part of ground school, and P'Tor, who went to flying school with us at Hua Hin but on his own expense, for he'd been accepted as pilot at TG. There's so much fun but I couldn't stay up too late cause..

My father had a seminar at the Regent Cha-am on the weekend. I thought I'd be a good opportunity to visit my friends in Hua Hin so I volunteered to drive him and spend the weekend there. Unfortunately, almost all of them were in Bangkok because the weather was not good and of course they couldn't fly in bad weather condition. It was raining all day. I had lunch at Nai Hoi's (นายหอย)--the most delicious fish noodle in Hua Hin, and spent the afternoon at Starbucks reading books. At night it's time to visit our best friends at Spin Bar. (Did I mention it was featured in MTV Partyzone last week?) It was so crowded (surprised). This is definitely the place to hang out in Hua Hin. I also helped them serve from time to time. :-)

It took me half a day to get sober and be able to drive back home. :-) Exhausted.

Monday, July 25, 2005

The two trips were great. (Although too much briefing, IMO.) Had Kao Soy in Chiang Mai and got loads of Moo Yor from Ubon. Yum..

Friday, July 22, 2005

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Guess what? Tomorrow I'll be flying to Chiangmai on this business jet. It is part of my airline transition training called Jet Familiarization. And although the fact that it being only a familiarization flight, which I'm supposed to relax and enjoy the trip, I'm a bit nervous cause so far all airplanes I'd flown were those small ones with propellors. Well, it's kind of a big step. And it's been like almost 3 months since the last time I ever touched a plane. I remembered being away from flying for only 2 weeks and I just couldn't do anything right, let alone 3 months.

The training also continues on Sunday, on which I'll fly to Ubon Ratchathani. Must be 2 pleasant (yet-a bit terrifying) days in a row. Want anything from either places? Let me know. ;-)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Tonight at 9pm on NGC's Megastructures: Kansai International Airport (KIX). See how they built this huge airport on the sea.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tomorrow I've got 4 quizzes coming up. The good part is that this technical course will be over, and of course we're gonna have a party, again. haha

Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Tomorrow on Discovery at 7pm (Bangkok time), American Shopper special episode: Lance Armstrong bike. Wondering how the bike will look like. "Livestrong" logo must be there for sure.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Lynn's got this interesting book called 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz. It has some positive reviews, is on New York Times Bestseller list, and is on Amazon.com's Top 100 Best Seller. I'm sure this book will give, if not in detail, enough information on those places. Nice.

I'm pretty sure I've seen this book in a store somewhere in Bangkok so I guess it's not too hard to find.

BTW, this is the newest entry in my Wish List.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Confession

Today I had a big dinner after having gone to the gym. It was at Fuji. I didn't know what had got into me. (Oh in case you don't know, for the past few weeks I've been trying to skip dinner in an effort to lose some weight.) It's just I was so hungry, and I thought I'd just have a dish there while preparing for the quiz the next day. It's obviously a mistake since I stepped my foot into it.

I won't do that again...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Blow Out

NGC this morning has an interesting episode of Air Crash Investigation, Blow Out. A British Airways plane had its left cockpit windshield blown out while climbing at a very high altitude--I'm not sure how many feet, maybe 25000 feet. Rapid decompression occurred. The captain was sucked out of that window, well half of his body, somehow his legs got stuck with a control wheel. Having thought he'd died, male flight attendants had to hold his legs so the body wouldn't be blown away, which could damage the wing or the engine if he hit it. The 2nd officer was able to control the plane and landed it safely. What surprised everyone, including me, was the captain. After having been out there for more than 10 minutes, in very low oxygen, very low temperature atmosphere, and at aircraft speed more than 200 knots, he miraculously survived!

NGC recently has become one of my favourite channels, apart from the Discovery, History Channel, and Cartoon Network.

Went to Chatuchak weekend market. Lots of people. Got a few nice t-shirts. :-)

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The BBQ

Last night Boat held a BBQ party on the 8th floor, on rooftop of his apartment (his family owns it) which is located on Ladprao 113. I was invited, along with a few friends in this pilot class, and also friends from his previous work years as an air steward at TG.

After having got through Bangkok's Friday traffic, which is in my opinion the worst day of the week, luckily it's not near the payday, I finally got there. I was among the first ones to arrive. The place was already prepared so I started to put something on the grill right away. Everything was great. I love the ribs, they were sooo delicious! I was told it's Boat's grandma's recipe--gotta ask for it later. There were also loads of drinks; from beer, wine, to whisky, plus a bottle of Malibu coconut for girls. I had quite a lot. hehe It's been a while since the last time I was drunk.

I wish I could be there all night, but I could only make it till almost 3am because I had to give Luktan and Nat a ride. And my mother just started to worry where I'd been for the whole night. So I left, but my guess is the party went on till dawn..

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Had dinner at Vertigo, at Banyan Tree Bangkok. Though it's been a long time since the last time I went there, everything seemed as beautiful and perfect as it was before. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 04, 2005

Non blogged about Khun Pim. A sad true story. It takes a little more than just love to make a relationship last.

>> continue reading this post..

"ความรักเหมือนโรคา
บันดาลตาให้มืดมน
ไม่ยินและไม่ยล
อุปสรรคใดๆ

ความรักเหมือนโคถึก
กำลังคึกพิขังไว้
มีแต่จะแล่นไป
บ่ยอมอยู่ ณ.ที่ขัง"

(มัทนพาธา ~ ล้นเกล้ารัชกาลที่ 6)
พิมเล่นละครเรื่องนี้เป็นเรื่องแรกในมหาวิทยาลัย
ประกอบวิชาสุนทรียศาสตร์ โดยรับบท มัทนพาธา เพราะเพื่อนทั้งห้อง ไม่มีใครจำได้หรอก คำฉงคำฉันท์ แต่เธอจำได้ เล่นไป พูดฉันท์ ไป ร้องไห้ไป เป็นครั้งแรกที่ฉันรู้สึกจริงๆจังๆๆว่า เพื่อนใหม่คนนี้จะต้องมีอะไรในใจอยู่ลึกๆ และเธอคงเป็นดาราได้

แล้วก็จริง...เธอเหมือนเพลงประจำตัวของเธอ (พวกเราชอบหาเพลงประจำตัวให้เพื่อนๆ เอาไว้เม้าธ์กันเล่นๆ)
เพลง เหงา ซาร่า มาลากุล - เราเรียกพิมว่า ซาร่า เลว

กลอนบทนี้อยู่หน้าสุดของไดอารี่ของพิม...ที่ยกให้พวกเรา
ที่มีชื่อบล็อคและรหัสผ่านของExteen
จึงนำบางส่วนในทั้งหมดของชีวิตผู้หญิงคนหนึ่ง ที่ได้รู้จักรัก และจบลงด้วยความรัก
เผื่อจะเป็นประโยชน์แก่คนอื่นได้บ้าง
และหากมีประโยชน์ใดๆบ้าง
ขออุทิศให้แก่พิม ได้พบความสงบณ.สัมปรายภพเทอญ


ด้วยความอาลัยอย่างสุดซึ้ง
นางสาวพิรศลัย (พิม) สุวรรณภักดี
ชาตะ 24 กันยายน 2523
มรณะ 24 มิถุนายน 2548

ศศ.บ.(การท่องเที่ยว) เกียรตินิยมอันดับหนึ่ง
วันที่อนุมัติจบการศึกษาจากสภามหาวิทยาลัย 16 เม.ย.2548

จากคณาจารย์ พี่ น้อง ผองเพื่อน
ภาควิชาการท่องเที่ยวและการโรงแรม และภาควิชาอื่นๆ
คณะสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏพระนคร

ทุกคนรักเธอ...รักมากจริงๆ

ไดอารี่...มหาสมุทรน้ำตา
"...จะว่ายังงัยก้อแล้วแต่...ฉันทนไม่ไหวแล้ว
การอยู่ด้วยกัน..มันไม่ใช่แค่รัก รู้มั้ย
มันต้องเข้าใจ เข้าใจกัน
รักน่ะรัก รักนะ แต่มันไม่ได้น่ะ

ฉันร้องไห้หามัน มันบอกว่าร้องทำไม เป็นโรคจิตเหรอ
ฉันเหงาจัง ตอนรอมันกลับบ้าน ทำไมมันเหมือนตอนที่ฉันรอพ่อกลับบ้านเลยนะ
ฉันมองเห็นเด็กผู้หญิงจากกระจกสะท้อนมา...เด็กคนเดิมยังรออยู่
รอ
รอ
รอ
ทนไม่ไหวแล้ว ช่วยด้วย"
(หน้านี้มีแต่คราบน้ำตา)

"เพิ่งจะได้รู้ ที่แท้เราก็เพียงรักกัน แต่ความรักเท่านั้น ไม่พอ และไม่ง่ายดาย
ก็เพิ่งจะรู้ว่ารักที่ไม่เคยเข้าใจ จะอย่างไรรักนั้นก็คงจบในไม่นาน
และอาจจะต้องเสียใจ ไม่อาจจะไปด้วยกัน
เพราะเธอและฉันที่ไม่มีคำว่า เหมือนเดิม
(เพลงแอม เสาวลักษณ์-อยู่ในบันทึก)"

"เหงาจัง จะโทรก็ไม่กล้า...กลัวเหมือนดาวหลงฟ้า ที่นางเอกโทร.ๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆทั้งวัน
แต่โชคดี ที่พระเอกมันคุยแฮะ ไม่ยักกะบอกว่า
ไม่ต้องโทรบ่อยหรอก ก็เดิมๆนะแหละ เดี๋ยวตอนเย็นก็เจอกันนะ
แต่อยากโทร.นี่ อยากโทร"

"ที่ทำงานโคตรเหงาเลย อยู่หน้าห้องเอ็มดีคนเดียว
กินข้าวก็ใส่กล่องมากินคนเดียว คิดถึงอีนก อีบี อีจอยจัง เมาธ์แตกใต้คณะ
เหงาจัง เหงาจัง"

จดหมายฉบับสุดท้าย..ใต้กล้องแป้งบนโต๊ะในห้องที่เธอหลับนิรันดร์
"ถึงเพื่อนที่วิเศษที่สุด เท่าที่โลกโหดร้ายมอบให้
จนโลกไม่ร้ายเกินไป"

"22 มิถุนายน 2548
อีบี อีจอย อีนก อี...เพื่อนรักทุกคน

...ฉันขอโทษที่คืนนี้ ฉันเพื่อนแกจะเดินทางไกลโดยไม่ต้องเลี้ยงส่ง
ฉันกลัวเหมือนกันนะแก กลัวจริงๆ
แต่นึกถึงเวลาที่เหงาแม้กระทั่งจะรายรอบไปด้วยคน คน คน แต่ก็เหงา
ฉันอยากนอนหลับยาวๆมากกว่า

และแล้ววันนี้...ฉันก็ทำอีก ขอโทษที่ผิดสัญญาแต่ครั้งนี้สุดท้ายแล้วจริงๆนะ
แกรู้มั้ย บางทีที่ต้องนั่งรออยู่ที่บ้านคนเดียว ได้ยินเสียงรถก็ใจเต้น ตึกตักๆ วิ่งมาหน้าบ้าน
แต่พอไม่ใช่มัน ใจเหี่ยวเลย
โทรหา...มันก็บอกเดี๋ยวกลับ เดี๋ยวกลับ เสียงเพลงดังเลย
ไม่เหมือนเดิม ฉันรู้ว่ามันเครียดเรื่องบริษัท เรื่องฉัน มันคงคิดว่าเลือกผิดคนแล้วมั้ง
ฉันร้องไห้ๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆๆ
มันบอกว่า ถ้าอยู่กับมันแล้วไม่แฮปปี้ จะคิดใหม่ก้ได้นะ
เล่นง่ายนะ เหี้ยเอ๊ย

กรรมของผู้หญิงนะแกนะ
มันเป็นคนแรก และคนเดียวเท่านั้นนะแกนะ แกรู้นี่นา ฉันมีมันเป็นคนแรก และเป็นคนสุดท้ายในชีวิต ไม่เอาอีกแล้วนะ พอแล้วนะแกนะ
อยากเจอพวกแกจังเลย

ไปดูหนังเรื่องเฉิ่มมาล่ะ ดูคนเดียวด้วยล่ะ หนังโคตรดีเลย
ตอนจบฉันร้องไห้ลั่นโรงเลย คนหาตัวกันชิบหายเลย
ฉันอยากมีความรักดีๆ สะอาดๆเหมือนในหนังบ้างนะ
เบาะข้างๆว่างเปล่า อยู่ไหนนะ ไม่กล้าโทรหา

แต่พอแล้วล่ะมั้ง เกมส์โอเวอร์
พอแล้วๆๆๆๆๆ

ทุกอย่างของฉันให้ยกกลับไปที่บ้านป้าเตียบ เผาเลยก้อได้
พวกทอง เครื่องประดับให้แม่ไว้แต่เมื่อวาน จดหมายถึงแม่อยู้ข้างใต้กำมะหยี่แดงก้นกล่อง
แกแกะหาให้แม่อ่านด้วย
ถ้าไม่ถือ...อะไรๆในกล่องยกให้พวกแกนะ เอาไปเหอะ
เป็นที่ระลึก ระทึกตามใจแก

ช่วยใส่ชุดไทยสีครีมวัน"รดน้ำ"แต่งงานให้ด้วย ตอน"รดน้ำ"ศพ ฉันวางในกล่องใต้เตียง ก้มหาใต้เตียงก้อเห็น รียูสนะเนี่ย

ลาแล้วนะ ลาแล้ว ฉันเหงา บอกบุ๊งด้วย
วาสนาหมดกันเพียงแค่นี้ มีคนอื่นได้เลย จบแล้ว
อโหสิให้ทุกคนนะ ทุกเรื่อง
และขออโหสิด้วยนะทุกคน
ชาติหน้าขอให้ได้เป็นเพื่อนกับพวกแกอีกนะ

โลกนี้ไม่มีที่พอสำหรับคนโง่อย่างฉัน

พิม"

โทรศัพท์ครั้งสุดท้ายกับเรา 20 มิ.ย.
"พิม - แก...ฉันฝากแกดูแลแม่ด้วยนะ
เรา - ทำไมแกจะไปไหนยะ
พิม - เปล่า...แต่แวะมาบ้างนะ เลยมาหาฉันด้วยนะ เหงาจังแก
เรา - ผัวล่ะ
พิม - มันบอกโทรหาน้อยๆหน่อย ทำงานไม่มีสมาธิ
(เงียบ) แก...คิดถึงพวกแกจัง
เรา - เฮ่ย เป็นไรป่ะเนี่ย บุ๊งมันรักแกจะตาย แต่มันเอาใจไม่เก่งนี่หว่า

พิม - บางทีคุยๆ ทะเลาะๆกัน แล้วฉันร้องไห้ มันบอกปวดหัวไมเกรน อย่าทำเครียดมากกว่าเดิม

...ฉันอยากเจอพวกแกจังเลย

เรา - ไว้วันเสาร์ดิ อีบี อีจอยด้วยเอาป่ะล่ะ กลับจากออกทริปพอดีเลย นอนแดกเหล้าให้เยี่ยวราดเลย อาทิตย์ไปสวนกัน
พิม - ดีๆๆๆๆๆๆ อยากเจอๆๆๆๆๆ"

...23 มิ.ย. 48
บุ๊งโกรธเรื่องที่พิมโทรหากว่า 50 มิสคอลล์ เพราะกลับบ้านผิดเวลา ด้วยว่าออกไปดูสวนของลูกค้าแถวพระราม 3 พอรับสายก็ร้องไห้ โฮๆๆ ให้กลับบ้านซักที กลัวๆๆ จนครั้งสุดท้าย 23.20น.อยู่บนทางด่วน รับครั้งสุดท้ายบอกว่า จะถึงแล้ว ไม่ต้องโทร.แล้ว เดี๋ยวรถคว่ำ พิมเงียบไป ร้องไห้กระซิกๆ

24.00 น.เรากำลังอ่านหนังสือจะนอนแล้ว อีบีเพื่อนที่เตรียมฯ ของพิมโทร.มาบอกว่า พิมเข้าโรงพยาบาลให้แวะรับอีนก ที่ปากทางกม. 7 ด้วย ส่วนบีกับจอย อยู่กับบุ๊งที่โรงพยาบาลแล้ว พิมเข้าโรงพยาบาลด้วย "อาการเดิม"

24 มิ.ย. 2548
02.00น. เสียชีวิตอย่างสงบ ห้องไอซียู เสียเลือดจากการกรีดข้อมือ และกินยานอนหลับเกินขนาด หัวใจอ่อนแรง และเสียชีวิตในที่สุด

จดหมายถึงแม่
"...หนูโง่นะแม่ ที่รักไม่เป็น หนูรักแม่ หนูรักแม่ แต่หนูทนไม่ได้แล้ว ไม่ไหว หนูปวดหัว หนูต้องเป็นบ้าแน่เลยแม่ ถ้าบุ๊งมีคนอื่นจริงๆ หนูจากเป็นไม่เอาน่ะแม่ จากตายดีกว่า"

จดหมายถึงบุ๊ง
"...อโหสิให้ด้วย ไม่ใช่ความผิดของบุ๊ง ไม่ใช่ความผิดของบุ๊ง บุ๊งเป็นคนดีที่สุดในใจพิมรักบุ๊งนะ รักที่สุด ไม่รักจะแต่งงานด้วยเหรอ ทุกอย่างที่เกิดขึ้นเพราะพิม พิมผิด พิมน่ารำคาญ ไม่มีพิมแล้ว ไม่ต้องรำคาญ ไม่ต้องปวดหัวแล้วนะ
ลืมพิมไปเลย ไม่มีพิม ไม่มีพิม บุ๊งไม่เคยรู้จักพิมเลย ลืม ลืม ลืม
รักใครก้อรักได้เลย ไม่มีพิม ไม่มีพิม บอกตัวเองไว้นะ ไม่มีพิม
ทำบุญด้วยกันมาแค่นี้

ลืมซะ
ไม่มีพิมทั้งในอดีต ปัจจุบัน อนาคตของบุ๊ง"

แผ่นสุดท้ายแปะโพสต์อิทบนกระจก
"การกระทำครั้งนี้ ข้าพเจ้า นางสาวพิรศลัย สุวรรณภักดี กระทำลงไปทั้งที่ยังมีสติสัมปชัญญะครบถ้วนทุกประการ และด้วยความสมัครใจของข้าพเจ้าไม่มีผู้ใดบังคับให้กระทำและกระทำด้วยความเต็มใจเป็นอย่างยิ่ง
นางสาวพิรศรัย สุวรรณภักดี"

เสียชีวิตขณะอายุ 24 ปี กับ 9เดือนเต็มพอดี (เกิดวันที่ 24 เสียวันที่ 24)

ขอให้พิมเป็นคนสุดท้ายที่ต้องตายด้วยความรัก
ถ้าพวกเราเฉลียวใจซักนิด ว่า ทีพิมบ่นว่า เหงา ๆๆๆๆๆๆ อยู่เสมอนั้น
มีนัยแฝงอยู่
เราคงพาพิมไปหาหมอทัน
เราคงให้บุ๊งเคลียร์กับพิม

บุ้งร้องไห้เสียใจ กอดแขน หอมแก้ม หอมมือพิมตลออดตอนรดน้ำศพ พอจะบรรจุโลง บุ๊งร้องไห้ ไม่ยอมให้บรรจุโลง กอดร่างพิมไว้แน่น นานกว่าสองชั่วโมง
หลวงลุง พระผู้ใหญ่ในวัด ขอบินฑบาตรให้พิม ได้บรรจุโลงตามประเพณี
ในวันเผา บุ๊งบวชหน้าไฟ มีกำหนด 1 เดือน
ทุกคนนรู้ว่าบุ๊งรักพิม แต่ทุกคนก็เสียใจที่บุ๊งไม่รู้จัก ดูแลรักษาคนที่รักบุ๊งที่สุดในโลก
ทุกอย่างสายไปแล้ว ไม่มีพิมอีกต่อไป ช้าเกินไป
"...ครั้งแรกที่เห็นพิมประทับใจมาก ที่โรงเรียนใครๆก้อพูดถึงว่าน่ารัก สวย พอรู้จักก้อเริ่มรัก รัก พิมไม่รู้หรอก ว่าเพื่อนคนนี้รัก รัก รัก รักพิม รักที่สุด"

"...บุ๊งผิดเองที่ตอนนั้นไม่ดูแลพิม บุ๊งทำงานเหนื่อย-เครียด เวลาพิมโทรมาก็ดีใจนะ แต่บางทีโมโหถ้ามันเกินพอดี แล้วพพิมก็ร้องไห้ กลับค่ำหน่อย ดึกหน่อยก็งอน ก็ร้องไห้ ง้อกันทุกคืน บางทีก็โมโห บุ๊งผิดเอง บุ๊งเพิ่งรู้ว่า บุ๊งได้เสียคนที่รักบุ๊งที่สุด อย่างไม่มีทางกลับมา บุ๊งรักพิม ไม่เคยลืมพิม"
(จากหนังสืองานฌาปนกิจศพ นางสาวพิรศรัย สุวรรณภักดี 28 มิถุนายน 2548)

ขอบคุณแทนพิม ที่พิมได้เพื่อนดีๆหลายคน เราเองเมื่ออ่านรีพลายของเพื่อนๆพิมที่นี่ ทุกคนน่ารัก และสดใส พิมคงมีความสุขมาก
ทุกคนรีบๆทำอะไรๆไว้นะคะ ก่อนที่อะไรจะสายเกินไป เหมือนที่เกิดขึ้นกับพิม

"เวลากูรักใคร...กูรักด้วยหัวใจ กูไม่เคยต้องคิด ว่าจะต้องทำอะไร ยังงัย กูมีหัวใจไว้รัก ถ้ามึงรักใคร แต่มึงดันใช้สมองเหมือนเล่นเกมส์นินเทนโด มึงไม่ได้รักหรอก นั่นมันเกมส์ชัดๆ"

(วาทะพิม~เวลาเย็นย่ำโพล้เพล้ ใต้ตึกคณะสังคมศาสตร์ โต๊ะกบฏท่องเที่ยว ธันวาคม 2546- กูประทับใจสุดๆเลยมึง)

คิดถึงพิม...


Sunday, July 03, 2005

UBC just finished broadcasting of Live 8 concert live from London. It's to support the effort to make poverty history. There will be concerts during the next few days, more information on the Live8 link.

Breitling B-2. Great-looking, but unfortunately the size is too big for my wrist. :-( Posted by Picasa

One of my favourite model, Breitling Crosswind Racing. It should come with black dial. Posted by Picasa


Update: more information from timezone.com (thanks harryeffendi):

it is using caliber 13. it was discontinued last year( all crosswind model
has been discontinued). diameter 42.70mm, thickness= 15.30mm, weight 107.70gr.
it has 25 jewel and vibrates 28,800vph.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Last night there was Jesse's birthday party at Phra Nakon, Ratchadumnoen area. It'd been some time since my last visit, and it wasn't that crowded at all. The place is 1-unit commercial building transformed to a bar from ground floor to the roof deck. Each floor has different moods, for example, 1st floor features live local band playing hits, on 2nd and above are chill-out, art gallery, etc.

The most crowded is of course on the roof deck, where this great view of Bangkok and beautiful Phu Kao Thong (Golden Mountain) can be seen. It's open-air, and as you can guess, is one of the best place to chill-out during winter. With smooth jazz and chill-out music, this is a perfect place to hang out. Reservation should be made in advance, however.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

It's been like a month since my last update. I was extremely busy during the past week. There're quizzes like every other day. I just took Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Electrical System. It's like there's never been enough time to read all those books. :-(

I spent the weekend creating this website for my class at www.ap-65.com. These days creating a website is not that difficult anymore. Everything is there, just press "install" and you're all set. All you need to do is the customisation part, and, of course, enter your credit card information.

P'Tong went into monkhood on Sunday. The ceremony started real early, 6am, at a temple near Bang-Na junction which is very far from my house. Anyway I made it there on time. I left early cause I was too sleepy. -_-

There's this pop-jazz trio band playing at Dailicious, Narathiwat-ratchanakarin Rd., from 8pm till 9.30pm, Monday to Thursday. Although they only play what you might have heard a thousand times, I still would like to recommend this. It's definitely a good chill-out after work. The food is great too.

A few things had been added to my wishlist: a watch and a digital camera. No specific model as I'm doing research on that.

Lately, for some reason, I've been having insomnia, which doesn't sound good. I'd wake up at like 4am and couldn't go back to sleep.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Had this High Speed Aerodynamics and Stability & Controls quiz this morning. Thought I wouldn't make it cause I'd fallen asleep on my books the night before. However, I was lucky that the test wasn't very difficult.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Danny Howells in Bangkok

Last night P'Nut (DJ Crybaby) asked me to go to a party at Q Bar, featuring world-famous Danny Howells. I was told he's one of the world's top DJ's playing funk house/progressive with a little bit of trance. He's definitely the style I like. But the ticket was THB1000 and I already had an appointment with my friends so I had to pass. And now I wish I had gone..

Bangkok Subway



On Wednesday I sent my car in for fixing small scratches in front bumper area and it's supposed to finish today according to what I was told. However the guy wrote due date June 18th in the job form. He must be misunderstanding because I said 3 days (including the day I sent the car in) and it's my false as I didn't check it when I received the form.

So today I took my first ride on the subway, or MRT. I had to meet Bas, Title, and Kru Aom, my instructor pilot in my first 10 flight hours, for a lunch at Central Ladprao. It didn't feel so much different from the BTS skytrain except the sliding doors on the platform, and the token. I didn't like how they announced a few stations, ie Rama 9 and QSNCC stations--they said Phra Ram Nine and Queen Sirikit Center, in my opinion, they should have been either Rama Ninth, or Phra Ram Kao, and Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, or just National Convention Center. (Fussy? That's me.) Anyway, in general I liked it more than BTS because the place looked better decorated and it's air conditioned.

Kru Aom hasn't changed a bit from the last time I met him. It's been almost a year now. He left Hua Hin flying school for an airline pilot job at Air Asia, and might leave Air Asia for Aerothai soon. We had lunch at MK and had a long talk about everything. I'm glad to see him again today. Keep in touch, teacher.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Earlier today, before I went home I stopped by at Starbucks Lang Suan for a zip of my favourite Mocha Frappuccino (fatty!) . This place is nice for chilling-out plus there's free wireless internet access for nerds like me. haha It's not too far from my home and despite Bangkok's bad traffic reputation, Lang Suan area isn't affected by it, well at least to some degree. I guess I'll soon become a regular member here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Today my class ended early so I paid a visit to the fitness center. It was only about 4pm and it's getting crowded already. By 5.30pm it's so crowded that all machines/benches were occupied. (Did I mention I hate crowded places?) And there's this salesperson that tried to sell the personal training program which seemed overpriced to me. I'm a bit disappointed here. Unlike those fitness center in hotels, fitness-only facilities like this Fitness First try to make money from everything, from locker spaces to towels, sometimes I think they try too hard. Well, I used to go to a hotel fitness center and I felt a lot better--staffs are truely friendly, never too many people, no extra charges later, etc.

For the next 3 months, I'll have to stick here because it's stated in the contract. However, after it ends, I plan to move to somewhere else. Have to fine one first though.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Playing video games makes me sexy. Got this from him's blog and love it! Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 12, 2005

While I was driving on the expressway to Bang Na yesterday, there was this poor turtle crossing the street. It must have fallen from a car somehow. When I saw it, it was on the middle of 2nd lane from the right. Although I could manage to avoid driving over it, I didn't think it would survive long. Couldn't stop my car to help it either. I'm sorry turtle.

Because bad things had happened recently, plus that poor turtle I saw yesterday. I'll go make merit this afternoon at Ruam Katanyu Foundation (buy coffin for those who have no relatives) and Wat Pathum Wanaram (Sang-ka-tan: offering dedicated to Buddhist monks).

Friday, June 10, 2005

Thursday and Friday we learn this Business Image and Etiquette class which talked about how you behave, dress, and act in public, good personalities, etc. It's nice and instructors were very knowledgable. I felt like I'd actually learn something comparing to last week's 3-day orientation class.

In the evening, there were 2 parties waiting, a computer engineering department alumni meeting, and TG Fleet Airbus 300-600 (AB6) meeting. I had to go to AB6 meeting because it's our first presence as rookie pilots and it wouldn't be good to miss it. Seniors were very nice and friendly. I felt like joining this fleet already.

Tomorrow I'll be hanging out at Bueng Ta Ko again. haha Gotta practice those turns with a kneeboard.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Bad Habit

Lately I've been having to drive to parties. And of course I had to drive home with some alcohol in my blood. Alcohol reduces consciousness. I could only pray and blame myself for driving a car. Even when I'm not drunk I'm not a good driver. I was only lucky not having any accidents. I'll try my best not to drink and drive again.

New Pilot Recruitment'05

At Impact Arena. There were like 2000 applicants. (wow!) This year's
exam is different from previous years which I think it's very much
harder and it's better because it'd reflect each applicant's real
ability in solving problems. This way incapable applicants will be
eliminated early in the process, thus no unneccessary waste of budget
in later rounds.

And for my presence there I got my first perdium. :-)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Tomorrow there will be written exam of 2005 new pilot recruitment program at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. Good luck everyone.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Going to the Gym

Today I took a step further in my keeping-myself-in-shape plan. I applied for a membership at Fitness First. They charge monthly and although IMO it's a little bit expensive, I think it's gonna worth it. Programs officially start June 15th but in the meantime I'm gonna get myself ready by controlling my diets. Actually it has started last week when my dinners were only salads. This week I will consume less carbohydrate and will not be having dinner. Pray for me, will ya?

By the way, today is Jazz's birthday. Happy Birthday to you, my friend.

Cable Skiing

Finally, yesterday I had a chance to go practice the cable ski thing
at Bueng Ta Ko, Bang-na, with Jade, Jack, and P'Keanu. Got there at
noon, after having been lost for a big while. Admission fees are 200
Baht/hour, 300 Baht/2 hours, and 500 Baht/all day. I bought a 2-hour
ticket cause it's my first time and I need to observe those skilled
boarders more.

Cable-skiing, wakeboarding, or kneeboarding, depending on what kind of
board you're on. Rookies go kneeboarding, the kind of board which the
player sits on. It seemed easy at the first place. But I'm telling
you, it's definitely not as easy as it looks, especially when you have
to go through turns. Either you have to be really in control of your
board and yourself (experience), or you have those powerful muscles
tolerable to stress made by the cable in the turn. Out of 5 rounds,
I'd passed to 2nd turn only one, couldn't even pass the 1st turn in
the other 4. It's getting crowded from 4pm, so we left the place.

Jade is waiting for his new wakeboard to arrive, in a day or two. So
next week we're going there again, maybe on Saturday. Jack and I need
more practice on our kneeboards, and of course Jade is gonna work out
on his new board.

In the evening, there was this terrible rainstorm pouring all over Bangkok. However, we were able to manage to get to SOFA, a small coffee shop in Lan Luang area. Had dinner and a little bit of alcohol before going home.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Earlier today I went to the airport to observe TG's ground staffs, mechanics, and cargo divisions. Pretty exhausted considering the fact that I'd been to escudo the night before. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I'm going to lose some weight, seriously. Only until recently when I had to wear company uniform, which was made early last year, I started to feel unconfortable in it. I should have noticed it earlier, but it's been a long time since my last time wearing the uniform. (That's my excuse.) BTW, now I weigh 77kg.

I'm also trying to reduce smoking. Actually, it's been a few days already. However, it seems I tend to loose temper so easily lately. I don't know whether it's related to my reducing smoking. Hope it will be better in the next few days.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Tavipop: The Musical

Takolkiat Veravan, or "Boy," is a well-known talented director/producer in Thailand television industry. And for a couple of times he has been making these fabulous musical plays. (I liked "Ban Lang Mek" so much.) This year it's Tavipop (ทวิภพ), a story about a girl in present time who can travel back in time through a mirror.



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I wasn't aware of this play until my mother gave me 2 complimentary tickets a few days ago for Sunday night's play. Actually, that round was kind of a charity round organized by Satit Chula's alumni association to donate some money to the Thai Red Cross to help tsunami victims. (Takolkiat is a Satit Chula alumnus. // Oh and those seats I've got were really great seats, right in the middle of the hall.) Met many of my high school teachers. It always amazes me that our teachers from the old days remember who we are, no matter how long time has passed.

However, it was only okay. I don't like the leading actor, Captain-Bhutanes, cause his voice wasn't really good (6/10 IMO). Pat-Suthasinee was good. I liked her. Supporting actors are great--though Viyada sings not as good as she should. My guess is if it were Kob-Songsit and Panatda, the play would be much better. Overall: 7.5/10.

Just got back from my office signing the contract. I'm now officially an employee at Thai Airways. There will be more classes, both ground school and simulator classes, coming during the next, uh, 8 months. Classes start tomorrow.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Man, last night I had too many drinks and now I'm like a walking corpse. Actually I'm supposed to join Jade, my high school friend, at Bueng Ta Ko (บึงตะโก้) today for cable ski practice. But I suffer from hangover too much to get off my bed. :-(

This morning when I was driving home from the party I stopped at red light and, after a while, I went asleep. I was waken up again a few minutes later by a traffic policeman who kindly told me to wake up and that 2 green lights had passed. So embarrassing.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Greetings from my new phone

Hutch offered a special price for a new phone. Considering my phone was already 2 years old and it started to have problems, I took the offer. This blog was sent through this new phone. I was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Siam Square.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Hi, long time no see! :-)

After a few changes in the schedule--from Friday morning to Thursday morning to Thursday afternoon--the graduation ceremony finally took place on Thursday afternoon at Hua Hin Airport. The ceremony went fine except it's preety hot because the air condition was out of service. My family couldn't be there but that's fine with me. (FYI, people look at this grauation ceremony as a higher degree graduation, which means it's taken pretty seriously, maybe even more than bachelor degree, university graduation. Almost all families were there.)

There was a graduation party later that night at Hua Hin Grand Hotel. For the past 2 weeks I'd been preparing some videos for the party. (That'd explain why I havn't update this blog.) It went well too, despite that we had less than one week to prepare. (Lazy us!) Later on we decided to go to the brew house at the Hilton. We had some fun, really, eventhough it was a little expensive. Hehe That night was our last night in Hua Hin because we had to leave our dorm by Friday afternoon.

I'll post the pictures later.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I just called True, my ISP, to get my bandwidth upgraded since I'll be moving in to Bangkok in the next 2 weeks. I was looking for 1Mbps downstream/512k upstream. But unfortunately the customer service guy told me that since I have a yearly subscription which ends in November, I can't change my bandwidth till then. That's how Thais do business. Larger bandwidth means more money to the company. They just think it's too hard to calculate excess charge for the remaining yearly subscription. I'll just stick to 256k connection for the next 6 months la kan. *sigh*

Monday, May 09, 2005

The past week I drove further to the south and spent a few days in Koh Samui. It's the 3rd largest island in Thailand and it's so big that you can have your vehicle carried to the island. It's only about 500km from Hua Hin which only took about 5 and a half hours. I left Hua Hin on Tuesday morning, stopped at Chumpon for lunch (and got lost a bit). By the time I got to my hotel it's almost 9pm!


Sunset. Taken while in the ferry to Samui at about 6pm.

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Jon actually got here with his university friends a week before. He recommended this Blues pub called Coco Blues, not very far from the hotel. Not wasting the time, I went there right away. They have farang, or foreigner, musicians playing. And they did a great job actually. Good atmosphere although there's no air condition and it's very hot in there. Reasonable price. Not to my surprise, the owner wasn't Thai.

I have to admit traveling alone is a bit lonely. After a while I decided to head back to bed and take some rest.


Chaweng Beach, Samui. Taken from my hotel's restaurant (Chaweng Gardens Beach Resort).

A few days at Samui were spent on laying down at the beach sleeping (mostly), reading, swimming, and of course parties at night. Cost of living here is very high even compared to Hua Hin. A dish of Thai popular "ka-prao-kai" could go up to 85 baht in ordinary restaurant! But apart from that, everything's great. Luktan, P'Boat, P'Bow, and 4 of their friends joined me on Wednesday till Saturday. (They took Bangkok Airways flight from Bangkok.)

I left the island late on Saturday. At first I thought I'd drive straight to Bangkok but due to a lot of alcohol comsumed the night before, I could only make it to Hua Hin. Got home on Sunday. It's like going back to the real world. Some paperworks for license application and graduation party preparation is waiting. Hrr....

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Just bought this Doobadoo album. It features mainly Swing music. In fact, this is the first of its kind ever done in Thailand. Pijika (Lukwa ÅÙ¡ËÇéÒ) did the vocal, including vocal design while Jessada (O âÍë) arranged and produced. They graduated from Chulalongkorn University and had joined the CU Band. They did a great job and are very talented, IMO. If you're bored with the mass-market Thai pop band, this is your alternative. Totally recommended.

By the way, Kru O was my art teacher when I was in 9th grade. (He was practicing teaching in his senior year. Kru Porsche (Moderndog) was practicing too.) Later he had album with an underground band--Sepia. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 02, 2005

After having bought a new harddisk earlier this morning, a few hours of re-installing applications, and trying to recover files from the old disk, finally I've been able to retrieve some of the files. However I lost all my personal settings and documents (everything in C:\Documents and Settings). T_T

Last night there was a small party at Jo's house. There were only a few people but it was a real fun. We talked and laughed about everything. Having these guys as friends is a privilege to me, really.

Oh and today is a birthday of my sis, happy birthday ja, Nong Nurse.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

My desktop's hard drive has just crashed! I only wish I could recover the data (all the work and documents/pictures).

Friday, April 29, 2005

Yeah! Finally I've gained those 225 hours of flight experience required to graduate the flying school. While waiting for the rest of the class to finish theirs, I've already signed the leave form for the next 2 weeks, however still wondering what to do. One thought is to drive further to the south of Thailand for some nice beaches, will see if that could happen.

I'm gonna get back home late this afternoon (still having hang-over from last night's party at the brew house). Guess will be back to Hua Hin on Monday. There are some paperworks (log book/grad forms/license application) left to do.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The morning brief is back!

A new rule is in effect which requires everybody to report in at 7.45am. Flights can only be flown during official working hours which are 8am-12pm, 1-4pm, and 6-9pm (was: anytime between 6.30am to 8.30pm). This sucks. How can we graduate in time?

I got up at 7 and now I just have nothing to do, can't go back to bed either.. :-(

Monday, April 25, 2005

I've been reading Metroblogging Bangkok for a while. Indeed a good blog written by a group of people. They talk mostly about what's going on in the city of angels. What I don't like about this blog is the authors usually express their thoughts which sometimes sound ironic, well, to me as a Thai.

Anyway, I think it's worth reading and it's already become one of My Favourites site.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ok, let's summarize my remaining flying hours.

DGH43 (1:30)
DXC14N (3:00)
SGH27 (1:30)
SGH28 (2:00)
SXC21 (3:00)
SXC22 (3:00)

Total: 14 hours. Shouldn't be too hard to complete those by the end of next week.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Yep it's Thai New Year (Song-Kran) so Happy New Year!

Today is also my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday to you, Fon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I don't wanna do what people expect me to do anymore.

I'm so tired. :-(

Monday, April 11, 2005

I just realized those colorful wristbands are so popular that people wear them just to be in trend rather than what they're really made for. They're so popular that they cause the price to go up real high, not to mention fake or "unofficial" ones.

Yesterday I went to Siam Square and found LIVESTRONG wristbands sold at 200 baht, and Nike's black-and-white wristbands sold at 1200 baht. That's crazy. Lance Armstrong's yellow wristband is only $1 when bought through their website. The black&white is 1.5 pounds bought at Nike's store. (In case you don't know: yellow "LIVESTRONG" bands belong to Lance Armstrong Foundation, an organization to support people with cancer. Nike's b&w "STANDUP-SPEAKUP" bands are meant to show your support to anti racism.)

Come on, people! If you want to make merit, do it the right way. Chances are when you bought those bands from unofficial places, not only they're fake ones but also your money won't be donated to proper organization.

The yellow "LIVESTRONG" wristband from Lance Armstrong Foundation. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Already back to Hua Hin. Pit gave me a lift. In these times when fuel price goes really high, car pool seems to be a very reasonable solution.

Saturday night at Escudo. They focus on hip-hop music. Very crowded place with many good-looking chics!! Highly recommended.

Friday, April 08, 2005

QFT11

Yeah! Qualifying Final Test was one of my best flight I've flown lately (well in the last few months). That's a good thing cause I didn't get too many complaints from the checker. *Very happy*

I just got back from a 4-hour round-trip flight to Phitsanulok. Sitting in cockpit for 4 hours almost killed me. (Flight time from Hua Hin to Phitsanulok is about 2 hours but my IP decided not to land at Phitsanulok, that makes it 4 hours.) Flying cross-country IFR makes me feel real close to being a real airline pilot. Great.

Now need some sleep before driving to Bangkok. P'Boat and Ae will share my ride too.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

We did have a big party last night at Spin. Pretty wasted. Oh and before the party I went for pre-flight briefing for my final flight test. It went well. Test is on Thursday morning.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Happy birthday to Jon, my roommate and best friend.

Tomorrow's gonna be the last day of final exam. Of course a real big party is coming.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

AP54

This pic was taken a few weeks ago when 2 of my seniors (AP54) who are co-pilots at TG visited us. We went to Spin Bar (of course!). Posted by Hello

Me, Nat, Boat, P'Ly, P'Don Posted by Hello

The Rain Maker

Last Monday, Jon and a few of my friends went on Kaset planes doing H.M.'s rainmaking project. He took some nice pictures I need to share with you guys. (Wish I could be there myself someday.) Posted by Hello

Jon, pouring ingredients. Posted by Hello