Ross in Thailand
April 24, 2003
I haven't written the past week because i was too busy attending the 3-day
volleyball tournament!! Only as a spectator!! Thailand came in
first in the men's (i wasn't exactly cheering them on; i much prefered
Kazakhstan who came in 2nd and 3rd). Thailand also came in first and second in
the women's. I couldn't get over how amazing they all were!! (My
Kazi team definately deserved first though!) There was a ref from Hong
Kong who really sucked. He made the worst calls EVER and even if you
argued nothing changed, but a few of the guys flipped on him. This guy
from the New Zealand team (that i kinda met at the pool) was a really big
psycho at the ref on the first day. Not that i blame him. But on
the third day he REALLY lost it on the ref and got kicked out of the
tournament. Apparently same thing happened with the same guy last year.
haha. Shame because i liked him! Not as much as the Kazi guys
though. I saw them at the pool yesterday too! I was definately in
my glory. They all looked like one of my mom's friend's sons. I
have to wonder if she was ever in Kazakhstan. j/k. I know she
reads this so i'm going to put her initials!! (G.R.) Maybe she'll get
back to me on that.
Other than that, I found out that this guy we play volleyball with on Monday and
Wednesday, Tree, started volleyball here in Songkhla. Maybe
in Thailand, i forget. He's the one who got the whole tournament
started! So that was pretty cool. We were on the news for the
tournament all over Thailand, and people called Tree's cell phone asking him
if he was a tour guide for ferlang women! haha. We were on a few
times, but the last time it was a big deal because we were the foreigners with
the Thailand flags and no Thai people had them. Well, we gave one to
this girl (who we presume was from the "darkside" with her dances in
the stands). She danced in the stands all 3 days and yelled stuff at the
players. We all think she was hopped up on something, because during her
dances she fell out of the stands. hahahaha. You had to be there!!
When we gave her the flag she ran around trying to get people to do the
wave ... but she fell 5 times. The announcer cracked soooo many jokes
about her (we had to get them translated) but it was really funny.
Just as entertaining as the games ... if not more! haha. She yelled
at the players that if they won she would kiss them, so i'm wondering if maybe
the guys i went for threw the game intentionally?
Tonight i'm going to the zoo again, but for a night safari. I
think it's going to be pretty fun ... and nowhere near as hot as the last time
i went! Ok, thats all i have ... except maybe the next time i write it
will be my adventures in Kazakhstan!
Ok, i wrote this last week and forgot to send it. oops. haha.
Nothing big went on anyways. Went to the night safari, it was AMAZING!
The snakes and the tigers and stuff were up and moving around and it was just
insane to see. We did a little poking around with a bamboo stick so that
the cats would play with us. We got splashed...a lot!!
Other than that nothing at all. On Monday we're taking a little 3
day trip to Malaysia to get our passports and visas sorted out. That
won't take up much time, so we'll be on the beaches and stuff!! Should be