Personal Blog

Taking Running Seriously Again

Renewing my commitment to suffering

I’ve gotten back to running lately. In this post, I’ll explore my past experiences and figure out where I’m going. The Past Sometime in 2014, probably around April, I was gifted a few pairs of running shoes, and I figured that I should put them to good use. I still vaguely remember my first few runs in those shoes: like countless others, I ran way too fast and felt the consequences.

I Merged My Blogs Again

I barely post enough to justify one site, never mind two. And it turns out that choosing tags and categories for posts is really stressful, so I’ve decided that I’m not going to deal with that anymore. From now on, posts about my personal life go into the “personal” category, and posts about technology stuff go into the “tech” category. Easy! I’ve set up redirects from {subdomain} to{subdomain}, just in case people actually visited or bookmarked those sites.

Christmas Holidays in the Philippines

Patricia and I have spent our Christmas holidays in the Philippines, both with her family in Taguig and in El Nido, Palawan. Days 1-4: Taguig Taguig is a city close to Manila where Patricia’ s extended family lives all together in a big house in typical Asian fashion1. We left Bangkok on Monday night, just after getting home from our last day of work. There isn’t really that much to report on for this period, since they live a pretty quiet lifestyle.

We Moved Out!

Having recently decided to extend our time abroad, Patricia and I have been considering finding a nicer place in Bangkok to stay. Not that there was anything particularly wrong with the situation we were in, but the bare walls and empty spaces of our apartment didn’t quite feel like home. So three weeks ago, we went looking for a nearby upgrade that wouldn’t break the bank. Most of all, we wanted some space to cook, a laundry machine, and a decent view.

October Holidays, Summarized

Back in October, I and the rest of the foreign teachers at work got half of this month off, either before or after spending two weeks working at camps which go on between terms 2 and 3. I taught the “sports camp” which means that I hung out in the gym and on the climbing wall for a few periods each day with students in grades 4 to 6. Afterwards, Pat, Dani, Jomer (two Canadian friends), and I set off to collect passport stamps.