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Olle is blogging A few Words about Me

 My name is: Olle
 I am living in: Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand
 I am originally from: Stockholm, the capital of Sweden
 Doing for Kohsamui.org: Writing a blog about my life here
 How about my life here: Please read my blog below, my friends

Re Earth

Text by Olle - Living on Lamai Beach - Friday, February 26, 2010

Re earth

Yesterday the event Re Earth started here on Samui. It took place on Chaweng Noi and it was set to be a two day event with Swedish acts. According to information it opened after noon and after a nice warm-up party we took off to see the first even, Sahara Hotnights, at 19 o'clock. We checked the area that was big but the performance did not come. Hours went and nothing happened. I ended up sitting with my friend Anders and a bunch of extremely nice teachers from a local school which probably saved the night. Soon after 23 another act started, the Sahara Hotnights had been cancelled for the day. Timbuktu did a good performance and when he ended we sat down chatting a bit more. At 1 am we thought of heading back home and Anders and I got a lift by the Thais we had spent most of the evening with. There were so many people on the area we had no chance of finding the other people who we came with.

Today it was the second day, and we were told Sahara Hotnights would play as well as Promoe and some other act. At about 8 in the evening I went with Nui to Lamai beach where they had a big show with some famous Thai people singing and they had comedy shows. The beach and other areas around were filled with Thais but the sound was so horrible it was hard to stay. The hosts were screaming in the microphones and it all distorted to such a rate it was horrible. We met up with Anders and Dan and listened to a few performances. We wanted to stay and listen to a very good female singer but we did not know if we would have to wait 30 minutes or 3 hours and between the performances the sound made it unbearable so we decided to take head to Re Earth.

We came right before 21 when the Sahara act was supposed to performed but today was not better than yesterday. Nothing happened until 22 and then the band show up without the drummer, he entered to perform the last song. However they did a good job I must say. When they had gone off the stage we were told to wait a bit for the next act and a DJ stepped up and he played for hours. Right before 00:30 we decided to skip this event and went back home. I then had spent about 10 hours and seen two performances. The overall rating of the event could not have been worse according to me. If I thought I was going to an outdoor party if would have been just fine, but spending hour after hour waiting for something is not the same.

Free from Ants

Text by Olle - Living on Lamai Beach - Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This morning suddenly a guy was standing on our driveway. Nui asked what he wanted and he said, water. Nui answered and said that she has not prepared everything and that we did not yet have any ice. Saying only water can mean any drink as well and Nui of course thought he wanted to buy water. The guy kept standing there and Nui thought he might be retarded and looked at him again and said that she did not have anything to drink yet. The guy pointed to a car standing on a small road close buy and it got clear that he wanted to sell water. The guy was not from Thailand and could not say anything else than water. When I came out and asked about some old water bottles we had they did not understand either but I thought it was the regular "white guys cannot speak thai" syndrome which I have been a victim to before. That means that it does not matter what you say or how good you say it, they think you speak some strange language any ways because you are a farang. A few minutes later I got the explanation from Nui.

We finally have managed to get rid of all our ants. We tried the yellow powder that can be obtained at Tesco or other stores and after a few bags and days later they are gone, woohoo, we won!

Today was one of those days when I have to go to Chaweng to buy things for Nui's business so the day got a bit extra short. In the afternoon I took the risk of going to the gym, yet not 100% fresh. I think it was a great decision because I feel a lot better now. The gym was out of power and the 33 degrees was making it very hot but not as hot as I first thought it would be. When I was done and got back home I realized that I could not take a shower so I headed down to the beach for a quick swim. It was the most amazing feeling with the warm ocean, it has been to long since I last took a swim. It really gave me a wow feeling which I have not had for long. After the short swim I met up with my cousins girlfriend and her two friends for a chat here in Lamai. They have been out traveling for long and it was fun to listen to what they had been up to since last time they were here.


Text by Olle - Living on Lamai Beach - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Winter Olympics have started but I have not seen a second live from it. Only a small recap the other day. I really wanted to see Sweden - Finland in ice-hockey but I had to be satisfied with listening to the game on Swedish radios internet broadcast. That was the first time I ever listen to sports radio and I have to say it sucked. Anyway it was better than nothing so I had no other choice. Today I have been searching for alternatives because the two sport channels we have so far only air cricket and rugby all day long. I have now found a few options and some of those options involve really nice channels to stream online but the ESPN that I wanted the most did not work for some reason, hope it will later on. I am happy as long as I can see the hockey, if I happen to be able to see any thing else but the Swedish hockey games That's just a bonus.

The weekend was not the most interesting one. I did as little as possible and happily my sore throat got better kind of fast which was very positive. We had some nice evenings on the porch and we had bought enough scampi to we could enjoy scampi meals throughout the weekend. It is really strange with the mosquitoes. They arrive for a few hours or so and then they are almost completely gone but during those few hours they are sometimes way too many.

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