The heading sounds like a fun water park, unfortunately it’s nothing as exciting. Bangkok now is rather grim, with 7 reported deaths today and an infection rate of 1.4k, still relatively low when in comparison to say other countries, but still the mismanagement of vaccine procurement and inactive testing of citizens is driving me and others nuts.
Okay, so I’m stuck at home, again, for another 2 weeks, 3 weeks? Who fecking knows! But I’ve been stuck, basically fucking super glued to the house for over a year now. I had planned on 1) a long distance bicycle ride from Saraburi to Nong Khai (postponed), 2) riding the Bang Pa-In – Korat highway (too late now, they’ve completed & opened the highway to cars), also I wanted to revisit Luang Prabang (sorry, can’t leave the country)…… oh so many restrictions it’s driving me nuts.
Get-togethers with friends just don’t happen anymore, instead, we resolve to chatting & arguing on Line messaging app. We’ve done the Zoom beer meets, but getting drunk online isn’t the same as meeting up at a bar or pub, chugging down a couple of pints whilst talking about everything from breast milk to oysters, seriously.
I admit I sneak out every now and then to photograph tourist places for my upcoming project, I need to, I find my concentration waning when I’m sitting at home looking at the computer screen, alt+tab as I skip between Work, Youtube, Latest News, Cars, Porn, etc. basically not much gets done in a day as you can imagine. I used to think that working at home would be wonderful, but it’s proven to be a drag, not having colleagues around to talk shop with or keep you motivated means your attention spans are short, I feel like a child with ADHD.
Maybe I should go car camping, it will allow me to get out and travel, whilst avoiding crowds of people, I just need to leave my prison-like existence, because I’ve come to the conclusion that if I don’t do something it will affect my mental health, nowadays I seem to argue with everyone, over things that are sometimes irrelevant.