Aurecon Consulting Class Finished 27 January 2011

So yesterday I finished another class. The class was at a place called Aurecon. Aurecon is a company the has engineers and drafters for buildings and such.

The class was Pre-Intermediate level. Now the book we used, wasn’t actually the correct book to use in my opinion. We used a book called Market Leader, which is a great book for people in marketing. And not really what these students needed. Now don’t get me wrong, the students learned from the book and they did get something out of it, but that book is more for students of marketing, lol, not engineers. In my opinion, they book that would have worked better is a book called English 365, just because it combines the different aspects of Business English and General English. Meh, lol, it wasn’t my decision, lol.

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New Tattoo For My Birthday

So Tracy told me around Christmastime that she wanted to buy my next tattoo for me for my birthday. So I finally got some free time, and put together an image that I was very happy with. When you look the gallery pictures for this blog post, it will be the one titled original.

They are great! The lady that did the samurai on my right arm is the same lady that did my new tattoo. Her name is Poo. Her husband, Leck New York, does the big back and body pieces. They both are amazing artists. Now we went in on Tuesday to our tattoo shop by the name of Sak Lai Tattoo Studio. Poo too the image and said she was going to turn the outer circle more into a brush stroke, because she new the idea I was going for. I think she did a great job with that.

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Around The World In 10 Days

For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been teaching a special class. Well, what my work calls a camp actually. It was a lot fun. I had a class of twelve 5 year olds. Every day of the class they learned a little bit about a different countries.

Day 1: Orientation, Make passports, Make photo albums
Day 2: Went to United Kingdom
Day 3: Went to New Zealand
Day 4: Went to Australia
Day 5: Went to United States
Day 6: Went to Canada
Day 7: Went to China
Day 8: Went to South Korea
Day 9: Went to Japan
Day 10: Back to Thailand

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Updates And Upgrades For The Northlands

Hey all, I’d just like to keep you posted on what’s going on with The Northlands. I will continue to post an update in the Forum News area, but I will also post in here.

To start with, I’ve updated the blogs. The software for the blogs is supposed to be more streamlined and runs smoother and fit better with IP.Boards 3.1.4. If I see anything that is totally amazing going on with the blogs, I will let you know.

Also, I tested out a thing that put the Active User list (who’s online) over on the side tab. It didn’t really look right there. Everything looked all crammed in, and it really looked strange looking at the bottom of the page and not seeing the Active User list down there. So, I just removed it.

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January 17, 2011

I have a lot to say and I will try to break this up into sections for you, lol. Please enjoy the read.

My birthday

Well, let’s see. Today is my birthday and I got some lovely well wishes for so many people today. I feel truly loved. In my 40 years on this earth, I have met so many amazing people. Some have just traveled in and out of it, some have traveled in and out and back in again, some have even stuck around awhile. Some of you I have met in real life first and have gotten back into touch again through the wonders of the internet. Some I’ve met online and have had the wonderful opportunity to meet in real life. And other still, I’ve met online and hope to one day meet in real life. And there are those of you that are my real life family that I talk to on the phone or skype or emails or facebook. I consider each and everyone of you a member of my family. You all mean so much to me and I hope to keep all in my life in one way or another. I love you all! Thank you so much for being apart of my life and enriching it in ways you could never know. And thank you all for your birthday wishes.

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Day 9 Of Not Smoking

Well, what do you know. It’s been 9 days, and I’m feeling really good! It’s also been 3 days with out using the patch. I haven’t had any anxiety attacks at all. The only problems I’m having about now is that one, I’m starting to feel like I can’t get enough breath sometimes, because my longs are starting to heal back up, sometimes it takes me forever to get to sleep, and I have so much energy. There are times that I feel like I’m just bouncing off the walls. Like right now, I’m sitting here, it’s 4:15 in the after noon, Tracy is on her way home from work, and I’m seriously bouncing in my chair. It’s not like I’m nervous or anything. It actually feels like when I was in school (way before I started smoking) and I had all this energy I just had to do something, so I usually just bounded my foot or shook my leg or something. Would drive the people around me crazy, lol, but I can’t help it. I don’t know why it was like that then, and I don’t know why it is like it is now, lol. But I do know I’m feeling much better, and when I do finally sleep, lol, I feel like I sleep more sound. And as for the feeling a bit short of breath, I just have to make sure to breathe deeper then I used to when I was smoking, which is actually a good thing, because it puts more oxygen into my system, lol, but it does make me bounce around a bit more, lol.

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Day 5 Of Not Smoking

Well, let’s see. I would have to day that day 3 has been the worst so far. Yesterday started off really good, and the whole day was good. It was some thing that happened at night that really kind of drove me crazy, but I soon mellowed back out.

Now for today? I’ve been great so far. Yes, I’m still using my patch, and I have 2 more patches left, but I’m feeling really good about it. I haven’t had any issues or anxiety attacks at all today. As of right now, I’m feeling really strong about quitting smoking. Now I will check in again in 3 days, lol, and let you know how it’s going.

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Day 3 Of Not Smoking

Well, yesterday was pretty good. Only had a few times where I really craved a cigarette, was a little sore from working out the day before with my buddy, and I got a lot of work done on the new thing for The Northlands.

Today I go back to work. But how am I doing? Well, I feel good about getting things done with the new thing for The Northlands, I’m feeling a little bit more sore from working out, lol. It usually takes two days. But I feel frustrated and full of anxiety. Everything our cleaning lady does, seems to drive me up a wall. I mean, from the beginning, she wasn’t like one of my favorite people, but today it just seems a lot worse then normal. Now, I know this has to do with quitting smoking. I haven’t snapped at her or anything, and I’m trying to be good, but sometimes it’s really hard. To give an example, I was looking for some scissors so I could cut open the packaging of the patch I’m using to help me stop smoking, but the scissors weren’t where they were supposed to be, and they weren’t where they have been. so I got a little upset about it, and made a really snide cutting comment about not wanting to wear the patch anyway, thinking she had moved the scissors, she tends to move things, and here Tracy had actually moved them. Now I feel bad about making the comment, not only because it was Tracy who moved the scissors, but also because I know it’s the way I’m feeling because of quitting smoking. It’s nobody’s fault I’m all wound up tighter then shit on the inside. I just need to find a way to release it some how without picking up another cigarette.

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New Years Resolution

Well, as some of you have read, Tracy and I have decided on a few things for New Years. First and foremost, is that we plan on quiting smoking. I would also like to get back into shape, bring my weight back down to what I think it should be, and also start studying martial arts again.

I’m going to try and keep a bit of a travel log of how things go here.

As of today, we have quit smoking. I always forget how hard the first day is. So what I’m trying to do is keep my mind busy by doing a few different things. I’m listening to some good music, working on some new things for The Northlands, and a friend of ours is coming down and he would like to go to this open park and work out a little bit. So this here is the start of things.

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