How is that for a diverse subject line? Well, I donâ€™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. Thatâ€™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 thingsâ€¦ it has a way faster processor than my old iMate and runs my Slingbox awesomeâ€¦ 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, donâ€™t care about tech? Hereâ€™s my funny story of the week. I was at a 7-11 with Jane and she went to buy a pack of cigarettesâ€¦ 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 questionsâ€¦ 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 peopleâ€™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! LOLâ€¦ 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 arenâ€™t Thai cigarettes, those are Marlborough Lightâ€¦ this isnâ€™t a promotion of smoking, as smoking is disgusting and horribleâ€¦ 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