July 2007

Escape from nothing

Submitted by Ray on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 18:42

I'm sure I know this guy?

For anyone that knows me from 'way back', they might be confused as to my current status as a web designer / developer and general code monkey (and a bit of a hardware geek). After stints at university in Edinburgh and Newcastle years ago (when I was a lad), I then went on to spend the next ten years climbing the ladder in the concrete cutting and sawing industry. A hard job (at times), decent(ish) money, but not something I wanted to be doing when I am 50. Well, 5 years ago I had a dream that one day I would have a job that I enjoyed and actually looked forward to, so there and then I decided to change my life, re-train myself for a new, more stimulating and rewarding (financially and intellectually) career.

The Thai way or the high way

Submitted by Ray on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 16:27

This section of the blog I am going to dedicate to the rigmarole of living in Thailand as a foreigner. When we used to come to Thailand on holiday, the visa was no problem at all, fill in the little card on the plane and hand it in at the airport - easy. Now, after living here a little over a year, like so many foreigners living here full time, I am now a bit of a legal wiz with tit-bits of Thai laws regarding entry visa's, work permits, company setups and just generally integrating with Thai society.

Launched at last

Submitted by Ray on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 14:50

It has taken me a while, but it's finished now (hold the applause). The content of this site has been in the making for a number of years, even though I only started it 3 months ago. Hopefully it will be appealing, useful or informative to someone.

Why build this site?