Friday, October 2, 2009

MY FIRST POST---IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS NOW

THE HOUSE WHEN WE BOUGHT
AFTER THE REMODEL

Sorry everything is in caps , buttttt this was my first one and I really did'nt know what I was doing . hope you like re-reading my very first post . Malcolm


WOW!! HAS IT BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE WE MOVED TO OUR SMALL VILLAGE ( WANG PHO )IN THE PROVIDENCE OF KANCHANABURI , ON THE RIVER KWAI. AT TIMES IT ALL SEEMS LIKE A DREAM, IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY I MEET MY THAI WIFE CIEJAY SEVEN YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS ON A VISIT FROM THAILAND TO AMERICA TO SEE HER SISTERS, WHO HAD MOVED TO THE USA MANY YEARS AGO.HER SISTER SOOKRI WAS MARRIED TO A FORMER EMPOYEE OF MINE AND HE CALLED ONE DAY AND SAID THAT HIS SISTER -IN -LAW FROM THAILAND WAS VISITING THEM AND WOULD I LIKE TO MEET HER ? TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I HAD BEEN MARRIED AND DIVORCED A COUPLE TIMES AND IN AND OUT OF A FEW SO CALLED RELATIONSHIPS AND I HAD JUST ABOUT HAD IT TRYING TO FIND HAPPINESS IN A RELATIONSHIP, BUT YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES AND I SAID WHAT THE HECK , SOUNDS GOOD TO ME . WELL THE MOMENT I LAID EYES ON HER I FEEL HEAD OVER HEELS , AND FELT LIKE I WAS EIGHTEEN AGAIN. WHAT A GREAT FEELING IT WAS . NOT ONLY WITH MY HEART BUT MY HEAD TOO . WE DATED A COUPLE OF TIMES AND I WAS PLENTY SCARED I CAN TELL YOU , BUT ONE NIGHT ON MY WAY TO PICK HER UP , A SONG, BY FAITH HILL WAS PLAYING AND WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE TO SIT IT OUT OR DANCE" I HOPE YOU DANCE" , AND RIGHT THEN I SAID I'M GOING TO DANCE .WELL IF ANY OF YOU ARE MARRIED TO A THAI LADY YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO SHARE YOUR LIFE AND FEELINGS WITH THEM WHEN THEY SPEAK ONLY A FEW WORDS OF ENGLISH AND UNDER STAND EVEN LESS. BUT SOMEHOW WE MADE IT . WE GOT MARRIED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY WITH ALL MY OLD BUDDIES THERE, AND I COULD TELL SOME WERE REALLY JEALOUS THAT I WAS SO HAPPY.OF COURSE THEY ALL LOVED CIEJAY AND THOUGHT SHE WAS THE THE BEST THING THAT HAD HAPPENED IN MY LIFE . WE LIVED IN OREGON FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS . UNTIL I COULD RETIRE AT SIXTY TWO, WE HAD COME TO THAILAND FOR A VACATION TO SEE HER FAMILY AND I HAD FEEL IN LOVE WITH THAILAND AND ASK CIEJAY TO MOVE BACK THE NEXT YEAR TO THAILAND SHE SAID OK , AND ON THE LAST DAY OF OUR VACATION WE CAME TO VISIT HER BROTHER IN KANCHANABURI AND I SAID TO CIEJAY THIS IS IT , AND WOULD YOU BELIVE WE BOUGHT A HOUSE AND A LITTLE PIECE OF LAND THAT EVENING WITHOUT EVEN GETTING TO GO IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT WAS LOCKED UP AND HAD BEEN EMPTY FOR 6 YEARS . BUT WE HAD A DREAM . WE WENT BACK TO THE GOOD OLE USA AND WORKED ONE MORE YEAR AND THEN SAID OUR GOOD-BYES AND SOLD AND GAVE AWAY EVERY THING WE OWNED EXCEPT ELEVEN SUITCASES FULL OF CLOTHS ,PICTURES AND IMPORTANT PAPERS AND AWAY WE WENT , WE ARRIVED IN THAILAND ON OCT. 6 ,2004 AND THATS OUR STORY .WHAT HAS HAPPENED ,SINCE THEN IS WHAT I WILL TRY TO PUT IN MY NEW BLOG. HOPE YOU ENJOY SOME OF THE STUFF I HAVE EXPERIENCED, ENDURED, AND LEARNED IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS . THANKS MALCOLM
THE PICTURES OF THE HOUSE ARE BEFORE AND AFTER

11 comments:

The TEFL Don said...

Hi Malcolm, I look forward to reading some of your exploits. Welcome to the world of blogging ( I assume this is your first.

MALCOLM said...

YES IT IS AND I THINK I HAVE LOTS TO SAY TILL I START TO TYPE AND THEN MY MIND GOES BLANK, I HOPE AS TIME GOES BY IT WILL GET EASIER. THANKS FOR THE COMMENT , I READ YOU OFTEN GUESS I SHOULD COMMENT BACK AT YOU MALCOLM

The TEFL Don said...

Malcolm, feel free to comment when and if you want too. Thats the beauty of blogging. Adding a comment of course lets the writer know you have visited and valued what they have written.

Ben Shingleton said...

Hey Malcolm, love the before and after shot of the house, smashing job you've done.

Martyn said...

Malcolm the front yard has come on a treat over the years, you and Ciejay have a house and garden to be really proud of and I wish you many more years of happiness together. Best wishes from Suvarnabhumi.

Talen said...

Awesome post Malcolm!

It's been great reading about your adventures and hopefully there will be tons more to come. I love the house too. Exactly what I am looking to do when I make the move.

Mike said...

My God is it almost a year since that first post?

As they say time flies when you are enjoying yourself-as you clearly do.

Roschelle said...

The before and after definitely show how much work you guys put into your beautiful home. Good luck with blogging. It can be quite addictive. Enjoy and hopefully I'll see you soon. Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a story. Sold everything and only 11 suitcases to your name. Incredible story. Here's to your wonderful life with your lovely wife. Blessings.

Sangeeta said...

Well' overall fantastic jobbb!!!
:):)

Franklin said...

Hi Malcolm, I was scrolling through the www and came across your site. I've never blogged or done any writing myself, but you have done a great job. I really enjoyed reading some of your posts this morning while having breakfast, two poached eggs on buttered toast with fresh coriander. I also plan to move to Thailand some time soon, as in next year. This year we are going for a holiday around December, to visit relatives and to check out a couple of places that might suit us to live permanently. The pictures of your house, garden, inside and out, look great, lots of hard work gone in there indeed.
I just finished reading about Mad Dog Malcolm, great read.

Cheers Frank