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I’m in Koh lanta

Special thanks to Duncan

Whilst I was in the UK having a beer with Duncan he mentioned he enjoyed my posts so after sprucing up this site I thought I should write one – so here it is.

On the way back from my trip to the UK I decided to stay in Thailand for a bit. I had 1 week in Bangkok (which I found rather hard to get around) and spent the last week in Koh Lanta. Koh lanta is a lovely place that is not that busy (not like Phuket) but very beautiful. Although I have seen a lot because I have spent most of my time working in this coworking space called Kohub

Kohub is my favourite coworking space they have a lovely outdoor area, a waterfall, pol table , fast internet and I can order meals online and the kitchen check my photo on my profile, find me and arrive at my desk with my meal.

They have yoga mats too but haven’t yet used them yet.

Snorkeling

For my first touristy activity I went snorkelling on Sunday out in nearby Islands of Koh Haa, Koh Bida and Ko Rok – $50 well spent. below are some of things I saw. I saw a sea snake slithering along the bottom (below) – watched it for a while but decided not to play with it.

FUN FACT: snorkerled/snorkeling is American English; snorkelled/snorkelling is the spelling in British English.

Next Movements

I’ve been very productive since Koh Lantra – found being somewhere inspiring is good for my productivity. I have knocked over a lot of tasks that I did not enjoy this week. One of those jobs is overhauling this website which I like now.

Still figuring things out but what will help me get more time is keeping costs low whilst improving fitness and having fun at the same time. In this aim I have been looking into making my own breakfast. As I am trying to get in a routine that works and enables a low cost, nutritious low carb start to the day.

 

Cooking in a hotel

One problem I have is a lack of a kitchen. Saw this video which made me chuckle – very ingenious – not sure if I’ll be doing it though!

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How to open a can without an opener!

Imagine the cliche

Disaster strikes, people are starving but you have prepared. You have a room filled of canned food but your tin openers break.

Being prepared for life’s curve balls is way more compolicated than a cupboard of canned food but there could be a time in your life when you are hungry and have a can you want to open. All you need now to get your food from the can is a slab of concrete. Watch the video below its quite ingenious.

This video is from the self proclaimed “Crazy Russian Hacker”. On the same channel I also found another video which was truly amazing. Eight guys that made 16 coke bottle rockets and threw them in the air causing 10 seconds of rocket fueled mayhem. This was filmed with very, very high speed cameras in high definition. What was produced was a remarkable, beautiful, slow motion video that looks amazing on my home theater.

So what was I doing on youtube anyway?

Well I was investigating a news story about a guy who created an invention to assist with childbirth based on a youtube video. After watching it I then linked found the other videos above. The man invented the item in the picture below

Man removes baby with a bagThe video that inspired him is below

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Fashion Modelling

New career as a fashion model?

I have just conducted my first modelling assignment wearing socks made out of bamboo!

Wake up transparent Small(2)The photo-shoot was undertaken few weeks ago on location at the Aylston Estate. My feet are the ones with the fluorescent yellow green socks.  I now have 2 pairs to trial. I’ll update you on how I get on.

UPDATE

I have now had the socks for about 12 months I wear them with my Blundstones whilst working at the estate. I’m actually a big fan. They wick away moisture really well and are lasting pretty well when I am digging holes and putting in plants.

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iPhone autocorrect fun

I am actually writing this blog post on my iPhone. Isn’t technology amazing! I love my iPhone how’ve ever it can be annoying occasionally and one of the most annoying functions is auto correct. I have sent a few bloopers in the post caused by the over zealous autocorrect. I found this site and thought you may find it as amusing as I.

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Us at the Aylston Estate

Mum and Dad visiting

Mum and Dad have been over from the UK the last couple of weeks at the country 20 acre residence. We have decided to fence in the house in to prevent kangaroos from eating all my plants. Dad helped me with my fence .(Mum has proofed this)

Mum “We are having an amazing time here….I am really appreciating the selected sightseeing to all the building merchants/ timber yards and DIY outlets….all very cultural!!”

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Chicken or the Egg? It was the Egg

“Which came first the chicken or the egg?”. I have the answer

The egg came first

The justification is that according to Darwins theory of evolution the a mutation would have caused the first chicken to evolve from another animal.
Ps I am currently on holiday and was driving down the Cooling in SA when I thought of this. Comments on this would be much appreciated. (I wrote this on my iPhone)

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Big Diggers

Last week I went to watch Red Dog which is a lovely movie about a dog in WA in Mining country. I’d recommend it. It made me want to go out and see some mining in WA. Mining is questionably what is driving the AU economy’s boom at the moment. And although most mining companies are small about 1/4 of all the companies in the Australian stock exchange are in mining related. Australia pulls alot of stuff from the ground and is the worlds largest exporter of coal.

  • Iron ore – Australia was the world’s third largest supplier in 2008 after China and Brazil, supplying 342 million metric tonnes.[7]
  • Nickel – Australia was the world’s second largest producer in 2006 after Russia.[8]
  • Bauxite/aluminum
  • Copper
  • Gold – Australia is the second largest producer after China.[9]
  • Silver
  • Uranium – Australia is responsible for 16% of the world’s production and was the world’s third largest supplier in 2009 after Kazakhstan and Canada.[10]
  • Diamond – Australia has the third largest commercially-viable deposits after Russia and Botswana.[citation needed] Australia also boasts the richest diamantiferous pipe with production reaching peak levels of 42 metric tons (41 LT/46 ST) per year in the 1990s.[citation needed]
  • Opal – Australia is the world’s largest producer of opal, being responsible for 95% of production.[11]
  • Zinc – Australia was second only to China in zinc production in 2008, producing just under 14% of world production.[12]
  • Coal – Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal and fourth largest producer of coal behind China, USA and India.[13]
  • Oil shale
  • Petroleum – Australia is the twenty-eighth largest producer of petroleum.[citation needed]
  • Natural gas
  • rare earths

But there is some dangers dangers in the big mines. Its pretty interesting