Living Like a Thai Day 17: Red Moon Eclipse Edition

Red Moon Eclipse?

Artist Impression of the Red Moon Eclipse

As per Mike over at Thailand -Blogs there was a Red Moon Eclipse Early Thursday morning and I really Meant to remember and take pictures but alas I forgot. I think it was too coudy to see anyway. But I decided to doctor up another Pattaya Moon picture I took because I think it will be fitting for today’s edition of living like a Thai.

Today was a great day for the budget because I didn’t spend one satang. I have quality food, water and everything else I need including shampoo and soap…unfortunately I have a problem…a serious problem…I’m bored.

Seeing as I saved 104 baht today I’m thinking I might go out for a bit tonight and play a few games of pool at a rather nice establishment where I am barely known :P

This is probably not the best of ideas considering the experiment is teetering on the brink of a blown budget but I think ( there I go again ) that I can go out and be a responsible adult and still cure the boredom in my soul.

I’ll follow a similar plan to the last time I went out with a few well thought out variations. I won’t be going to my local. I will be going to an establishment that can be best described as a beer bar that has seen better days, what I mean to say is that the bar is fine, the live band is impeccable ( they play Johnny Cash & Metallica ) but the ladies and ladyboy have seen better days.

A few games of pool and maybe a beer or two ( 35 baht Tiger happy hour ) I should be fine,,,right?

Living Like a Thai Day 17 Expences ( to be continued )

Gonna leave the expences blank until tomorrow when I know exactly what the damage is :)

Purchase Amount Cost Total
June Total
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13 Comment(s)

  1. Go get out there and get pissed…. oh is 107 baht really going to be enough. How about you stay in save the money so you’ll have 200+ to go out and have a real bender tomo! haha

    Good Luck tonight!

    Farang in Thailand | Jun 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. this is like looking at a car crash, you know what’s going to happen but you cannot help watching, only it’s baht being spilt all over the place this time

    arch stanton | Jun 18, 2011 | Reply

  3. villa market in bangkok/sukhumvit soi 2 is currently having a sale on “mcgarret instant oatmeal – 500gram”. buy 1 get 1 – 40 baht.
    each bag has like 20 one cup servings. that means each serving costs 1 baht. if you eat 3 servings a day, you only spend 3 baht. cheaper than eating rice and beans.

    Bangkokbuddy | Jun 18, 2011 | Reply

  4. Talen thanks for the mention, didn’t see it here because of cloud and rain.

    BTW the oatmeal suggestion is a great idea, I assume its the same as what I would call porridge, very filling cheap and healthy.

    Not sure about the pool idea though ;-)

    Mike | Jun 18, 2011 | Reply

  5. I hope you managed to stick to your budget on the night out. Maybe you should buy lemons with your 104 baht and make lemonade – you could then sell it at the bar :)

    Paul Garrigan | Jun 18, 2011 | Reply

  6. The only way this is going to look good, Talen, is if you win money at the pool table. LOL

    Oh, oh, here’s comes the car . . .

    (And I haven’t read the next installment either.)

    SiamRick | Jun 19, 2011 | Reply

  7. This 200 baht a day is fun and very interesting, but for all us wanna-be’s at home what is your ‘falang’ budget when you are there living like a falang, not a Thai?

    Rambone | Jun 19, 2011 | Reply

  8. Rambone, My actual budget is 60-65,000 baht a month and I do very nicely on it.

    Talen | Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

  9. Rick…it’s never good lol :P

    Talen | Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

  10. Paul, I don’t think many would buy lemonade in Pattaya, unless it was spiked.

    Talen | Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

  11. Mike, Yup, same same porridge…very filling but it would get old day after day where rice never seems to get old.

    Talen | Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

  12. Bangkok, I picked up a bag…they weren’t running the special in the Pattaya Villa though :( I don’t think I could eat oatmeal that much…it’s nice now and again but I think rice suits me better for a daily eat.

    Talen | Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

  13. Arch, no wallets were harmed during this experiment but I have a feeling the day after the experiment ends my wallet is going to sustain some major damage. :)

    Talen | Jun 20, 2011 | Reply

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