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Running Sneakers

Running my first half marathon

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I made a promise to myself to start running again and I’m setting a personal goal of running a half marathon this year. For a while I thought about running a full marathon but that’s just too long and I don’t have the time to do all the training. But a half marathon seems a lot easier so I’m going to give it a shot. I just need to get a good half marathon training plan together and then get out there and do a lot of running over the next several weeks. I’m kind of excited about it! I…

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Candy Crush Saga

Insomnia Here I Come – Candy Crush Saga

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I have been meaning to download Candy Crush Saga, you know that awfully amazing game everyone is talking about. Yes, so I finally got around downloading the game during our departmental meeting last Friday. All I can say is, wow! I have been playing the game every day since then. Generally I cannot say am an avid fan of games but this one might make me one soon. Every single minute I am free I am on my Samsung Galaxy playing away. I came to find out about the game from my friend and I started by playing it on…

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Quick Trips to Thailand

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Friends and others often ask me where to go if they’re only going to be in Thailand a short time. My first response is usually, “Somewhere else!” because Thailand is such a beautiful country with so much to take in that only a long trip can really do it justice. But if you’re pressed for time, there are some ways to see a lot of the country by making sure you visit a few key spots. Just plan on coming back for longer next time, ok? Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai This is one of my favorite combinations of places to…

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Remote Internet Access in Thailand

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Thailand is a very beautiful country with many wonderful sights to see. Leaving the bigger cities is part of the adventure, and you’ll be rewarded with many wonderful breath-taking sights, friendly people, and delicious food. But one thing you’ll need to be prepared for is a loss of connectivity and Internet access. Although Internet access points and bandwidth capacity have soared in recent years, most remote areas have been left behind. You’ll still be able to find connections, especially at hotels, but many remote areas are still without access. So if you’re trying to watch videos on YouTube, access your…

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Nong Samrong

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Welcome to Nong Samrong, my little guide to living life in the remote parts of Thailand. Thailand is a beautiful country and the Thai culture is wonderful. It’s a wonderful place in which to lose oneself and hopefully my journeys here might inspire others to do the same. Thailand is of course a beautiful country in Southeast Asia with ancient customs, rituals and a great deal of history. It is blessed with wonderful people and a very strong tourism industry. Thailand has had turbulent times, and the military has influenced rule in the nation from time to time. Thailand’s primary…

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