Monk in Thailand Blog

Monk in Thailand - Views on life. I am British, or was. I've been in Thailand for 18 years. I am not a Monk except by name. Check My Phuket Blog for Phuket information.

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IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

by Rudyard Kipling

Memories and Family

I've been in Thailand nearly 9 years. I have not been back to England in all that time. Before coming here in 1999 I was traveling a lot in North, Central and South America. Was away for most of 1995 and 1996, back in Engerland in 1997, then away again for most of 1998. I think the last full year I spent at "home" was 1994. So it's not really home now. I try to keep in touch with friends who I've not seen for years. A few have been over to Thailand as have some family members. Memories do start to fade and then suddenly spring out without warning.

A few days ago we were driving along and I was casually looking at the number plates on other cars. Then I was 7 years old again. I rememebered my brother and I walking around the neighbourhood writing down car numberplates. Not sure why, but I guess we were both nerds :) One time we found a stolen car. A man who'd had his car stolen asked to see the numbers we'd written down and he found his car which had been stolen! We got our photo in the local paper. We got a reward too!

My wife commented "you never told me that before". That's because I had forgotten that it ever happened. A dormant memory. My mum says she is still finding out things about my dad after more than 40 years of marriage! Mum and dad dug out an old scrapbook and sent me the photo and old newspaper clipping from more than 30 years ago. Tick. Tock.

We found a stolen car!