GPS, Cigarettes and Oil

How is that for a diverse subject line? Well, I don’t have anything all that exciting to write about, but know you need Berwick Content to be happy in your life, so I am doing a general update.

GPS: I lost my phone, I think. That’s the bad news. But here is the good news, I got a new phone and it is AWESOME. It the latest HP iPaq model and it does EVERYTHING including GPS!!! This is so friggin cool. I downloaded a Bangkok map and now wherever I go, I can watch on my phone as it tells me exactly where I am, down to the meter, on which street.. can give me directions, tell me how fast I am going etc. SO COOL. It also does a lot of other awesome things… it has a way faster processor than my old iMate and runs my Slingbox awesome… oh, and my prepaid sim, which cost me $2, has 3G AND E (E is even faster than 3G) and of course Bangkok has the latest in technology (unlike the Union of Canadian Socialist Republic, or UCSR) so I can even be walking around or in a taxi watching good quality Canadian tv on my cell phone! Do you know how cool that is? Do you know how cool that makes me?!

Cigarettes: Ok, don’t care about tech? Here’s my funny story of the week. I was at a 7-11 with Jane and she went to buy a pack of cigarettes… the cashier gave her a pack and Jane looked at it, flipped it over and got all excited and asked the cashier a bunch of questions… she then bought a few more packs and was really happy. I later asked her what happened and she told me that, for some reason, that 7-11 had somehow gotten a few packs of cigarettes without those terrible pictures of people’s teeth rotting out on them, or babies dying, and she likes that so much she wanted to get a few packs.. she also got some that she said she could sell to her friends, for sure, for double the retail price! LOL… there might be an entrepreneurial opportunity to buy cigarettes, cover over the pictures somehow, and resell for double the price! 😛 As a sidenote, a pack of cigarettes in Thailand costs 40 baht ($1).. and those aren’t Thai cigarettes, those are Marlborough Light… this isn’t a promotion of smoking, as smoking is disgusting and horrible… but moreso yet another cut at governments and their massive waste and stealing

Oil: I am writing this on my laptop after travelling about 3 hours drive north of Bangkok to Wichian Buri to visit a company called Pan Orient Energy, which is a Canadian listed public company drilling for oil, and operating some small oil wells currently, in Thailand. Here is me at the drill rig