Saturday, November 22, 2008

The "IN" Crowd Cafe Project

Welcome to the "IN" Crowd Project. Please let me explain what this is all about. There is not much of a retirement plan here in Thailand for a teacher. Because of this, I decided it would be nice to own a little cafe to spend those final sunset days waiting to take the dirt nap. The problem is that cafes don't come cheap. Having already come up with a t-shirt and sign design for the cafe, and deciding that Pattaya was a beautiful place to have it. Thailand is a great place to retire, due to all the nice things to see and do, and also because the cost of living is very affordable. So now, I figure it's time to try and sell enough of the tees to get the cafe.

Here are a few shots of Pattaya and the beach. Pattaya is about 2 hours south of Bangkok. During the day, it's a place to for boating, fishing, swimming, or just hanging out at the beach..

At night, it turns into a crazy fun place. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, dance clubs, and pretty girls to keep you busy. This is a shot of the infamous "Walking Street". Walking Street is only about 100 yards from the beach. It's a wild place at night, but in the daytime, its just a quiet spot by the beach, where you can take a beer break from strolling about, or have lunch and chat.

And last but definitely not least, are two of Pattaya's main attractions. :)

So, here's the deal...If you buy one of the "IN Crowd" t-shirts, your name, hometown, and e-mail addy (if you want) will go on the wall of the cafe, so all the world will see that you helped put the walls there in the first place. And, of course, I will happily buy you a beer, if you ever happen to wander into the cafe wearing your "IN Crowd" shirt. So please help support the IN Crowd Cafe Project by buying on of my "IN" Crowd Cafe T-Shirts.

And don't forget to get your very own "IN" Crowd beer stein for when you stop in.

I have calculated that I need to sell about 62,500 of these to buy a bar in Pattaya, so start saving your pennies, and please remember to tell 62,499 other people about The "IN" Crowd Cafe Project.

*Total "IN Crowd" Tee sales as of 11/20/08 = 18

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

School stuff

I couldn't remember if I had put up a pic of the school after it had been added on to.
We are full up at about 2800 students.

This first shot is of the kids playing "chair ball". They have 2 teams of about 8 kids, on a field about half the size of a soccer field. The object is to pass the ball (you can't run with it) to your other team mates, and get it down the filed. Once there, you throw the ball, over the goalies head, and your team mate standing on the chair, tries to catch it in the basket. They have a load of fun with this.

Is my class thrilling, or what?

A few of the cheerleaders taking a break. They take their cheering seriously here. They will all have laryngitis tomorrow

This is the next team warming up in the bullpen.

Uncontrolled chaos!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunflower Time in Thailand

Yep, it's sunflower time again here in Thailand. They are just starting to bloom now. Once the big farm crops are going, there are seas of these pretty flowers everywhere. We are hoping that it doesn't rain anymore for a while, as these plants don't like to much water. Last year's crop was pretty disappointing, because they got rained out. These are just a few shots that Roong and I took last Saturday, to make cards and posters with, that you can see on RedBubble.