Monday, May 1, 2017

Songkran 2017, so many changes :-)

Dear Matt and Mar,

Wow, it is Songkran once more, so many changes for me at this time. During the month of March, it was super hectic, spending a couple of days in CN, then almost a week in SG, then literally a day after that, flew to Paris, then caught a train to Lille then another train to London, before flying back to BKK. And on top of everything at the end of March I’d decided to leave TRUE to join another company.

Now in the month of April, tomorrow will be Songkran a most welcome break, but with only 3 weeks into this new workplace it was improper for me to take extra days off work to spend more time with you, feeling quite guilty over the whole thing.

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I am now with CMG, in their BD department, the company itself is going through some major changes, dictated by the changes in the business environment, the road ahead won’t be a simple one, haa haa haa, this is the most politically correct way to put it, haa haa haa.

Your mother is also super busy at GBT (travelling across the globe), who is also going through some major changes too, sometime it can be quite overwhelming, but there is the light at the end of the tunnel, and I am trying to support her in anyway I can.

Songkra 2017-05033Songkra 2017-05125As usual we’d stayed in BKK during Songkran (13th - 16th of April), trying to spend as much time as possible with the family, each day would involve a short day trip, and at night your mother would go baking crazy... literally baking loaf after loaf of bread and tray after tray of biscuits. The highlight came on the final 2 days, by then Songkran was in full swing, and we had decided to do a Sniping Songkran ride, haa haa haa, you two absolutely loved it (and so did your mother), I have never seen you two laughed so much and so hard.

Usually, people would drive in pickup trucks, on the back would sit a huge barrel of water surrounded by people who would be spraying water all around... Because we have a van, we did it our way... haa haa haa. So your water pistol would be loaded up, the van’s window would open slightly and when the opportunity present itself you would be spraying water at the people who were game for Songkran (not everyone would be up to being soak, so we had to be really careful).

Songkra 2017-05118Songkra 2017-05119I have never heard such laughter from both sides, the people who you sprayed would often laugh with surprise, and you two (including your mother) would giggle so much, haa haa haa, a couple of time they saw us coming, and threw a huge bucket of water into the van, Matt would bear the brunt of it being sat next to the window... haa haa haa haa haa.

On the Sunday, what a coincidence, we had our heart set on visiting Zanook Wake and Aqua Park (fantastic place!) which belongs to long time friends (uncle Mai and aunt Ann), but the night before Aunt Ann phoned to ask us to join her twins Birthday party at Zanook! A couple of Songkran ago, again by chance, we’d spent the most amazing couple of days at their house in Huahin.

Zanook (www.zanook.com) is an absolute gem!!! I have never laughed so much, and been more tired running and jumping around the water obstacle course!!! The amount of time I had to pull you two up from the water was enough for me to skip a few lifting session at the gym, lol. Unfortunately I was a bit of a chicken to try the wake board… haa haa haa, but I’ll be back soon the wakeboard looked amazingly fun!

Songkran ended on a high, what a laugh!

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