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I’m just Wrecked

Wrecked

I remember it was somewhere in August 2016, in Abu Dhabi that I had an epiphany and wanted to have a job that has something to do with illustrations. I was so into it then and the succeeding months after that.

Not long after that, my mind wandered into the realm of making comics and not long after this one my mind wandered into printing illustrations on mugs and selling them online.

I can’t seem to get a fix on what I really want.

Fast forward months from then, Now, I don’t even know if I should keep this up. I’ve been stopping months at a time where I’m supposed to have been making illustrations everyday for 365 days. Compared to a year before where I was so driven, so full of it, by it I probably mean passion.

What’s changed? or  What have  I lost?

It also probably doesn’t help when some of your friends don’t really support what you want because they think it’s really not going to be able to support you financially for the rest of your life.

Those odds pretty much throws hope out the window, Where am I supposed to get it now, when everything seems so hopeless?

I’m so confused

Defeated and broken…

I’m probably just another naive and heart broken fool.

 

NOTE: I guess this would be my 170/365

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Suvarnabhumi – 8 Hours? Just stay inside

Have you ever wondered what to do when you have a connecting flight at Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok, Thailand with six hours to spare?

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Let me share with you my short experience, whatever it’s worth.

I arrived at Suvarnabhumi about 7am in the morning on a week day from Dubai and my connecting flight is at 3pm. So I have about 8 hours of waiting, that includes the 2 hours that you need to be there for international flights.

fortunately for me I have a friend who used to reside in Bangkok so I disturbed her with my queries about what I could do while I was in the country.

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I told her how much free time I had before my next flight, she decided to advise me against it. for the reason, the hours are too short to enjoy my stay in Bangkok.

  1. I was told that clearing the immigration will take time if there is a lot of people. With the amount of people I saw when I arrived, I’d say 1 hour – 2 hours. Depends where I am standing in queue
  2. 7am on a Tuesday, during this time it’s rush hour (as per my friend). Usually, Bangkok is just 45 minutes away back and forth, from Suvarnabhumi, maybe 55 minutes max. That’s almost 2 hours already, how much more if it’s rush hour?
  3. Since it’s my first time in the country and I don’t know any other places. The first thing on my mind was a mall, anything but the inside of an airport, but because of my schedule, I’d have to wait for the malls to open at 10am.

from clearing the immigration to taxi travel time to my preferred destination that’s about 3 hours already and I’d probably arrive at 10am-ish. That’s going to give me 1 hour to stay in that mall and that 1 hour would be for eating.

It doesn’t seem like I can really enjoy that 1 hour, by 11pm I should be going back to the airport already because the travel time back to the airport is almost an hour by itself. I again would need to go through immigration which would be 1 hour at least or even more. Since it’s an international flight I needed to be there 2 hours at least before my flight.

I believe it was more of a waste going through all this process just to go back in after a while.

So I opted to stay inside the whole 8 hours.

so, what can you do in Suvarnabhumi?

Well, for starters you should go to the TOP MOS LEVEL of Suvarnabhumi. Here you’ll find shops and restaurants.

I know, for people who are in the same situation I was in, this would be the most important question. As I was too tired from my flight to take any pictures of the airport (except the one at the top) this will be a brief section in the blog.

Here is some of the things you can do in Suvarnabhumi.

 

1. SHOP

From Luxury shops which names I cannot remember, to shops like –

  • Giordano
  • Victoria Secret
  • Lacoste

You’ll find electronic shops, shops for perfumes, duty free to shops that sell Thailand specialty snacks and candies. Like this “Birds nest” food that really looks like pieces of a nest, but it costs at about 26k – 30k Thai Bhat (I could be wrong about that prize, but I’m quite sure I saw that much zeroes.

The top most level is like a big shopping mall, though after a while you’ll notice that some shops are just repeating from one end to the other.

I found a neat souvenir shop that have some really good items. I found this very nice tote bag for my mom.

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A few key chains with aweseome designs for my friends

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some shot glasses for an uncle who owns a bar, an elephant shaped scent diffuser (peach, they have melon as well when I was there) and a few shirts

If  you want to get some of these as well, it’s near concourse C (that’s THAI AIRWAYS territory I believe) just across the Duty free shop.

2. GET A MASSAGE

I wanted to get an authenthic Thai massage since I was already in Thailand but unlucky for me I arrived a bit to early and the shop the I found near Concourse F or Concourse G was closed. By the time it was 12am I was to tired from walking around  already.

3. EAT

You can find Starbucks cafe, Mango *something*, Rosatta cafe, burger king and others NEAR CONCOURSE C.

BUT

There are other restaurants if you roam a round a bit. I saw a Japanese restaurant that serves ramen to bars that serve alcohol.

4. GO INSIDE A LOUNGE

You don’t need to be a first class passenger to get inside a lounge. You can pay $30 – $40 USD so you can get in. Then maybe you can enjoy a nice massage inside or a cup of coffee. \

5. NO MONEY? NO WORRY!

If you didn’t bring enough money to eat or shop or even get a massage

OR

maybe you just want to sit and rest a bit. No problem!

Just before you go down to your assigned gates, you’ll see sofas around just before the escalators. Here you can get some shut eye or just sit and relax and browse the internet, like the other people you’ll see. Charging stations for your phone and other equiptment are also nearby these locations.

tha- tha- that’s all folks!

That’s about what I can tell you from my time there. I am quite sorry I couldn’t provide you pictures of inside the airport. Maybe next time, if I ever go back to Thailand for a proper vacation.

 

As of March 30, 2017

Something So Random

This was something I played with almost two years ago October 20 2015. I got so bored that I just suddenly started writing down on this moleskin journal that I have. I’m sure you guys have one of those leather covered journals where the pages are blank and no lines for guides.

I bought mine from a store called TYPO here in UAE.

To those who feel forsaken, I share this magic incantation
To help you face depression. Stand up and don’t back down, 
brace your feet like trees firmly rooted on the ground.
Words you have spoken, written, paths taken and deeds done, I tell you now. 
There’s no point going back on them son, It’s the past, what’s done is done. 
Instead refocus your attention on things delayed 
Because we use to procrastinate, hesitate
disinclined was our mental state.
Those old words not spoken, written, paths not trodden 
Dreams abandoned and forgotten, 
Ideas that were envisioned but no sooner was decommissioned
Now is the time to revisit them. 
Come out of isolation, wake up from hibernation
Stir up the sleeping dragon!
In the face of people who represent our limitation
Give them no attention, they just want to limit our condition.
Keep us in a state of cold suspension, imprison us in colorless captivity
Forced to do black and white activities. 
Instead we break free, You and Me, using our creativity
We show them the possibilities. 
Now is the time for the true us inside to be the us outside
It’s time for our dreams to become reality.
For this to be, we need to change the state of our mentality
With this realization we only have one option
That is to stop procrastination, throw away our hesitation
Gun down our indecision
 Bring out our Determination.

124/365 – Narcissm

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I’m calling this one Narcissism because on some days out of the blue I just draw myself.

Though this is not really how I look, It’s a mix of imagination and reality.