I am from the UK and have been in Thailand for 2 years, I am here
working and am looking to build a long term future here, I am not
here on holiday. ผมพูดภาษาไทยเก่งครับ ผมเรียนภาษาไทยทุกวันครับ
ผมชอบประเทศไทย มีอาหารอร่อยอากาศร้อนชาวมิตรจิตแต่ถนนวุ่นวาย. If I
do not feel that I am being sufficiently challenged or stimulated
after x years I will move elsewhere in Asia and learn another
language which I think anyone is capable of doing if they have the
personal motivation to do so. I will only return to the UK once I
have ran out of ideas which I think will be when my black plastic
heart stops pumping blood into my tiny brain.
I take my personal health and fitness seriously and like cycling
and going to the gym and eat healthily, I don't smoke and rarely
drink, and eat sensibly (code word for boringly) I also like
relaxing at home or on the beach under an umbrella, listening to
relaxing music or enjoying peace, quiet and relaxation.
I also like to challenge myself and get as much as possible out of
every day. I don't procrastinate and am also not afraid to be blunt
or honest with people, I also respect honesty and integrity in
others. I'm open, warm, kind, generous, fun, relaxed, quirky,
smart, respectful, considerate, humble, patient, ebullient, and
sometimes too loud.
What I’m doing with my life
I presently live in Bangkok working at a university as an english
and computer teacher. I graduated from university with a
Mathematics degree then worked in the IT industry in Europe. I'm
trying to build a future in Thailand and that involves working
hard, doing as much as I can the very best I can every day, and
making a positive contribution to the lives of other people while I
am here. That also involves constantly trying to improve my Thai
language skills, keeping myself in good shape, and looking after my
I’m really good at
Speaking Thai, most sports, having a quick answer to most
questions, fixing computers and other things involving technology,
general knowledge questions and other trivia, cracking jokes,
getting organized, ironing, cleaning the toilet. I have three
Edwardian parasols, red, purple and cream. Ok this is not something
that can be described as being really good at but worth mentioning,
I take one everywhere, usually color matched to my shirt/trouser
selection. It could be very sunny or rain at any time, depending on
the season. I'm really good at waking up during the night and
quietly using the toilet too, do it so many times it is not funny
anymore, I drink too much water, nothing to do with a weak bladder,
it's a sign of good circulation, the heart that beats, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book (fiction) : 1984 by George Orwell
Favorite book (non-fiction) : The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray
Anybody willing to discuss that the first is actually non-fiction
and the second is fiction please message me so I can stop arguing
Last books I read were : This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific
Concepts to Improve Your Thinking, The Divide: American Injustice
in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi, Who Owns The Future?
by Jaron Lanier, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the
U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald. How Creativity Works by
Jonah Lehrer. You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney.
Favorite movies is a tough question, I'm a bit of a closet film
geek, the last movies I watched recently (and enjoyed) were :
Guardians of the Galaxy, How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Grand
Budapest Hotel, Blue Ruin, Under the Skin, The Lego Movie, Run and
Jump, A Birder's Guide to Everything, The Railway Man,
Transcendence, The Selfish Giant, Captain America 2: The Winter
Soldier, Philomena, Her, Rush, Thor 2: The Dark World, American
Hustle, 12 Years a Slave.
Not my all time favorite movies, I don't think I have one or some,
I don't really like watching movies more than once, I'll enjoy
anything new that is different including animation and world
cinema, if a movie is really bad I'm a harsh critic (of the
Favorite shows : The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, South Park,
Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brass Eye, Real Time with Bill
Maher, Newsnight, Unreported World, Big History.
Favorite music : Electronic stuff from 20 years ago that nobody
listens to anymore like The Future Sound of London, at home I also
listen to internet radio stations that play relaxing music and I
like to listen to that at night while I sleep too. At the gym I
might listen to something electronic that is more uptempo. I don't
expect to meet someone with the same taste in music as
Favorite food : สมตำไทยพริกห้าเม็ด
The six things I could never do without
well saying I could never do without these is pushing it a bit,
after all over a billion people in the world don't have access to
clean drinking water, and over a million people, mostly children,
die every year from diseases associated with a lack of access to
safe drinking water but I guess the person who wrote this question
doesn't have those sort of things on his mind so here
my collection of Jeffery-West shoes (must get more)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, where to go on holiday, what I might have run out of
(milk, soap, toothpaste, toiletries, etc), sports, world events and
politics, future food and energy supplies, what the world will be
like in 5, 10, 50, 100, 5000 years time, how humanity will evolve
over that time and how new technologies might effect that evolution
in both good and bad ways, oh and if I left the iron on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a documentary while doing my laundry.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll admit anything private to a trusted friend or partner but
would not admit a private thing on the internet, to do so would be
You should message me if
You want to learn English and can teach me Thai.
You are honest, open, friendly, happy and looking forward to the
future and sharing that future with someone.
Or if you want to laugh harder than you've ever laughed before in
your whole life (ok this bit might not actually happen).