All entries for Sunday 20 March 2005
March 20, 2005
I thought that my life would become simple again after I passed the driving test; I could not be more wrong :P It was very difficult to make my mind about what brand to buy, what model, new or used and at what price….... The good thing about today was that I bought the incredibles on DVD :D
Gavin's comment is definitely true! and thanks for visting my blog :)
In fact I was so so about getting a car until yesterday. What happened? well…..I was online in MSN (as usual) and one of my old friend told me via MSN that she was coming to UK. This is a very good news since I have not seen her for a while now. Last time I went back to Thailand I did not have a chance to contact her at all. As she will be here around the mid of April, it would be nice if I can have a car to show her around (I started planing something with my GF already :)
I am not so keen on travelling but…....I would love to drive around UK before I leave her for Thailand (for good) :)
I meant to write something about an interesting Thai news yesterday but I didnt. So…here we go!!
It is a news about two brothers who are now living with their very old grandmother (on their mother side). They are now 7 and 11 years old (I think) respectively. Their father left them long time ago and their mother just passed away. So no income as their grandmom is too old to work. Both of them are stuyding in a primary school outside Bangkok but I am not sure how long this will last without any financial support. Also, the older brother are also suffering from a breathing condition. I dont know the scientific term for this condition but he cannot breath properly and need some oxygen from an oxygen tank every day. Therefore the main problem for thier life at the moment is not education but the cost of an oxygen tank for the older brother (every day). The solution for this problem from the younger brother is Thai kick boxing. He likes Thai kick boxing and has been trained for some time (please remember that he is just about 7 years old). So he has now participated in some fights to earn some money to buy his brother oxygen tanks.
This is very sad sad indeed. It is sad not only because the whole family must depend on a kid fighting and being beaten in the process of earing money, but also because the fact that kids are allowed to fight to entertain some people. Of course his opponents are also kids and the damage of their bodies is not that bad…..but, still, this is not a 7-year-old kid should do.
I know that there are a lot of kids participating in Thai-kick-boxing fights. This sort of situations happens when people have not many choices. Next time when I feel down because of the problems from my dissertation, I should remind myself how lucky I am to have a chocie of coming here to study.