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Wear Sunscreen

Post by Bas » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:02 pm

My newyear contribution to the members of this forum.

Ladies and gentlemen of the Hua Hin forum: Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4
p.m. on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Sing.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Floss.
Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives.
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.

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Post by Bangkokney » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:09 am

Are you Baz Luhrmann, in the disguise of Bas ?

very clever :roll:
FORM IS TEMPORARY | CLASS IS PERMANENT

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Post by PeteB » Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:10 pm

Bangkokney - you are indeed a man of hidden depths!

:cheers:

I had you down for a Guns N' Roses man - don't know why.

Take me down to the Paradise city, where the grass is green, and the girls are pretty 8)

Good result against Norwich

/Peter

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Post by Bangkokney » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:48 pm

I had you down for a Guns N' Roses man - don't know why.

Take me down to the Paradise city, where the grass is green, and the girls are pretty
555 - do you know what you did there ?

BTW Nothing wrong with Guns 'n' Roses - I can even play Slash's riff on Sweet Chile' o' Mine 8). Buk' Nao will tell you I listen to anything except for screaming opera I have VERY eclectic tastes ... However blues guitar is my passion (once flew to Thailand in 1991 from the Middle East to see B.B. King at MBK Centre also stopped over for a few days to do a few other things :wink: ).

Current favourites are 'Cafe Saint Germaine des pres Cafe' and Rod Stewarts - American Song Books' ...
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Post by PeteB » Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:30 am

555 - do you know what you did there ?
4 Fives = regularity;
3 Fives = determination;
2 Fives = vigils
Although 3 Fives (generally) - Quarrels, fights

So, guess not!

Personally, never having progressed beyond the first few notes of 'Silent Night' on a single string of a guitar and having the angelic voice of a strangled cat, I cannot say that music does it for me :oops:
I also find that when I sway to the rhythm, my :cheers: gets spilled!

:wink:
/Peter

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Post by Bangkokney » Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:39 am

/Pete,

And I thought the ' / ' was a cyber 'hats off' to the lead guitarist of Guns 'n' Roses !

Talking of cyber stuff ...


Pete, how do you pronounce the number 5 in Thai ? so 555 = ?

OK you've got it now ...

However to answer the original posed question - I ran a bar in Bangkok called 'Paradise City' for a short period of time.
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Coincidence

Post by PeteB » Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:35 pm

Bangkokney - Hi

Doh :thumb: - like the 5's

http://www.huahinafterdark.com/forum/vi ... b3ad9#1824

'Paradise City' - Nana? - Rajah Hotel?

I have stayed in the Landmark Sukhumvit (will be back there mid-March) - but still don't believe that we have met.

Coincidence or what! Never thought a 2 could be so interesting!

Peter

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Post by surfjava » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:12 pm

That was the best advice I have heard to date. Thank you and continue to post more! :cheers:
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Re: Wear Sunscreen

Post by Jockey » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:26 pm

Bas wrote:Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
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I am a guitar ......... pluck me!

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