Back in the BKK

First let me state I got another email from Trevor… he had JUST arrived in Afghanistan THAT day, and was out on his FIRST patrol when he was attacked and the vehicle he was in was blown up!!! His comment: “It was good to get it out of the way”… Trevor was already pretty high up on the list of people I consider to be pretty damn cool but he moved up again last week. The guy has sailed with the Canadian navy on a tall ship from Vancouver to Australia (quite the long haul for those of you who know sailing!), written numerous books including one on the Vancouver serial killer who killed over 40 prostitutes (the killer was caught soon after and Trevor actually had him as one of the potential suspects in his book)… I initially met him as he wrote a story on SH for the National Post and mentioned that he had been living in Japan in a surf town for years (he also speaks fluent Japanese) and we ended up hiring him to launch SH Japan

Anyway, that is just a few of the things that dood has been up to… now onto what I have been up to:

Welllll, guess where I am AGAIN. I am back in Bangkok. I was sitting in drizzly, cold southern China having some snake at the snake restaurant with Fred when he mentioned he is going to Beijing for meetings for a week… As he is really the only person I need to have direct contact with (everyone else is via email) I immediately headed to the Guangzhou airport and jumped the next direct flight to Bangkok (somehow getting way cheaper rate than advertised yet again)…

I am now in very warm Bangkok… I was once again lured here by my BKK gf who knows exactly what to say and do to me every day… We went out with some of her friends last night and was lazy today so spent most of the day in bed in my hotel room… she goes down and grabs really good street food for me while I work and relax on my computer… and every night she just asks me which of her plethora of friends I like and we can invite her over…

I ACTUALLY started looking at apartments in Bangkok for the same stated reason! BKK is very cheap… I just looked at a really nice studio apartment, fully furnished in a nice executive building with gym, pool etc. for $500/month. Dunno if I will get it or not but am definitely considering it… may just stay here and ride this wave for a while! But I need to see what is going to happen in China first…. last week I actually got a lot of the info I have been waiting weeks for and my partner there may therefore not be totally insane… so the deal may be back on track… if so I will need to be there for a while longer… having a press conference for our next movie coming out in April in Hong Kong next week so will have to head back there then… but I will stay here as long as I can in the meantime!

As for you, remember, buy gold! Best investment advice you will EVER get… it would be like if I told you to buy Microsoft in 1988, Yahoo and Ebay in 1994 and told you to sell them all the day before the tech bubble burst… but this advice will be WAY more profitable, if you can imagine that! Don’t buy all at once, but buy some every month for the remainder of this year to average a good price, then hang on for the craziest ride ever