It’s been a while. I know. Ever since my lovely wife Khwantippa arrived in Belgium, I’ve haven’t had a lot of time to write my blog. Both because of living on cloud 9, and administrative duties. I apologise … koh tood khrab, dear reader. But with the dust settling, space for writing is opening up, albeit on-the-go. Let me tell you about the new world I have been living in, which I like to call #ThailandInBelgium. Even without any ties to Thailand, it can be an amazing and colorful place for you to visit from time to time. Allow me to tell you all about, along with future adventures we will be embarking upon.
Today is my last day of instant noodles, working in my jammies till noon and going to the gym at night to see 3-dimensional people. It is the last day I live by myself and I’m excited! Tomorrow my lovely wife Khwantippa will finally join me, and not just for a few months. A new phase for the both of us. We’ll take you along on a colorful adventure, on the cusp of two cultures.
Conscious or not, prolonged exposure to anything will influence a person. Whether dramatic (like radiation) or just slightly worrying (like Ed Sheeran), the impact cannot be denied. Over the past years I have been significantly exposed to Thai culture. Cooking up dinner, I just realized how profound this impact has become. But you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way.
As a hobby, I’ve been playing around with search engine optimization on this blog. Getting a link on the first page of a Google results page has been the holy grail of online marketeers for over a decade. Sounds simple enough, but Google’s secret recipe does not give itself up easily. Most posts don’t even show up if you search the complete body of the text.. Aside from reading up on the basic technicalities, I refuse to use online tutorials: no one ever got ahead by doing what everybody else is doing. The results have been limited, up until recently. For a few three-word searches, my posts started showing up on the first page, some even as the very first result. Nice, innit?