The Alcohol Control Committee (ACC) is mulling a ban on alcohol sales on April 13. If the resolution is approved, that would mean people who would like to indulge in alcohol on the Thai New Year will probably need to buy it earlier.
15 more days to the end of 2018, and as I’m counting how many days I’ve left (instead of the usual “how many days to go”) till I will be leaving my current place, a rush of mixed emotions just hits me.
In fact, such emotions have been going on for a while now, especially since I have tendered my resignation. I’m both happy and sad to have made the decision. It’s a great and a nasty feeling at the same time to be resigning from my current college in pursuit of bigger things in my life, leaving behind certain things and people I cherish.
This reminds me of when I had to leave Thailand some two years ago to pursue a better future for myself and my then fiancée, who is now my wife.
The only regretful thing is to have only opened up to more people at work and made more friends a bit later into my stint here. But then again, everything happened for a reason – how would I have found the time and energy for socialising and sessions of Teh Tarik when I was busy saving up and prepping for my wedding earlier?
Anyway, now that the year is coming to an end, below I reflect upon the good and the bad of my 2018.
I’m Ken, a passionate traveller from Sarawak on the exotic island of Borneo. Currently a teacher in a rural town in Southern Thailand, from time to time I share on this blog my experiences teaching the kids and living a laid-back lifestyle here. With its focus on all things Thailand, mrdefinite.net also features a handful of stories about my travel adventures in other Asian countries.