Karsten Aichholz's blog includes pieces on expat health insurance and Bangkok fitness. Admirably in-depth with no discernable filler, these articles are must-reads on the practicalities of living in Thailand as an expat.
I like to calculate the average percentage discounts from the list price for ‘Sub of the Day’ offers at Subway to decide on what days to go there for lunch. Spoiler: It depends on where you live. Speaking of which – did you know that Subway on Isle of Man has a ‘Mango Chicken Tikka’ […]
I am currently in Seattle. It’s a progressive place with lots of high income, educated people. It’s the Pacific Northwest where people buy organic vegetables, eat seafood and do lots of outdoors stuff. They should be healthy. But they’re not. Nearly 1 out of 3 people in Washington are obese, nearly 1 in 10 adults […]
Have you ever seen someone walk so hard that they threw up? Me neither. If you stand at the finish line of a marathon, seeing people collapse or throw up isn’t entirely uncommon. It’s obvious that these runners went through a tough ordeal. Standing there you’ll also notice that most of them are anything but […]
When you are studying to become a teacher, they tell you it’s not important that your students like you, but that you teach them something. I found that to be true only when you care more about teaching than feeling good about yourself. Being liked by the people you spend twenty hours with every week […]
The following is based on a true story. Names were changed to protect the innocent and guilty alike. Gavin and Stephen were browsing the sweets selection at the newspaper agent. I didn’t do any browsing of my own. I didn’t have any money. Not that I was poor. I just didn’t have any money. I felt uncomfortable […]