Chiang Mai Markets

Chiang Mai Outdoor Market

I don’t want to be too negative with my posts so here is something lighter.

This is an outdoor market in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The Thais are master craftsmen and you can get the most amazing objects carved in wood.  Not to mention fresh, delicious, and exotic tropical fruits.

This is just a regular street market but there are more extravagant ones like marketplaces on the water.

Big Island Blues

from r/BigIsland may this post live forever:

I know this will probably get deleted because Hawaiians can’t stand any criticism, no matter how valid, of their precious Big Island but here goes.
This place sucks. I have no seen so many self-righteous and entitled people. The people in Hilo think that Kona is not “Real Hawaii.” People on this island think the other islands are not “Real Hawaii.”
People here have the attitude that they do not want you on their island. They are aloof at best and downright rude and horrendous. There is such an elitist attitude about being born and raised here. However, I am thankful my family did not stay and raise me here like my grandparents because if I was born and raised here I would probably be bland, uneducated, unsophisticated, and lethargic like most people on this island. Worse I can be like these meth heads you see missing teeth.
No one here gives a damn about anything. If you have medical needs too bad the people here are too incompetent and lazy to save your life. No one cares about the people who have to take the bus. There’s not even handicap access. I’ve tried talking personally to Hawaii Mass Transit but surprise they don’t care. Just more apathetic government type workers.
It’s a nightmare here. When I go to UH Hilo I feel like I am back in high school. The attitude of the people is really aloof.
The women here are pretty bad looking and they have bad attitudes too.
The Big Island is straight up trash. The best rebuttal people come up with is “GTFO.” No one wants to talk or address the problems.
These have been some of the worst few years of my life being here on the Big Island. I came from Orange County, a place where the KKK would leave pamphlets tied to your doorknob, and I find THAT PLACE more preferable to the Big Island.
I hope the Big Island isn’t “Real Hawaii” because it’s a fucked up trash place.

Keaau Middle School Kids Smoking

Middle School Kids Smoking a Cigarette

Here is a video I like to call “Keaau Middle School Kids Smoking”

You can see the tough scrappy young girl take a big drag and hand her cigarette over to her male friend.

Her male friend takes a hit.  Blows out smoke, but he can’t handle it and starts coughing.

Then toward the end of the video you can hear one of the middle schoolers yelling at me in a threatening tone to stop filming them.

It’s So Hard to Love You

I want to say that I try very hard to actually love Hawaii.  I wish I could love Hawaii.  I wish I could like Hawaii.

My family has a heritage and history here.  My grandparents were raised here.  It’s the main location my family goes on vacation.  A lot of the women in my family hula dance.  I have cousins with Hawaiian blood.

That being said, I don’t love Hawaii.  Sorry, I just don’t love it.  I never really could.

Hawaii 2018

I am going to tone it down on the Hawaii bashing.  I’m trying my best to enjoy living here.  There are very nice and lovely people.  I do not want my website to just be some anti-Hawaii and bashing blog.  There are so much better things to discuss.

Sorry if I have offended any Hawaiians.

Rating Places I Have Lived

Panorama City, California 3/10

Junkies, gang violence, and ghettoness give this place a low rating.  I remember hearing gunshots going off in the distance at night.  Very scummy place to live.

Yorba Linda, Californa 7/10

Very boring, plain, and suburban but the quietness and lack of crime make it nicer to live.  Good for solitude and close to metro areas.  People are not that great, but at least they will leave you alone.  Except for the KKK which left a flyer attached to the doorknob.

Koreatown, Los Angeles 4/10

The actual Korean areas are nice with malls and fancy coffee shops.  However, the Central American gangs kind of ruin the experience.  Lots of junkies, homeless, and cholos.  The area is improving and getting gentrified but not soon enough.  Most landlords in this area are probably slumlords.  People seem generally miserable in the more run down areas.

Bangkok, Thailand 9/10

Excellent place with a superb nightlife.  Easy to meet people and make friends.  Very active social life and good for any lifestyle.  Low cost of living is a humungous plus given the high quality of life a Westerner or someone with decent money will experience.  The corrupt police, the occasional scammers, and government ineptitude keep it from a perfect score.  However, this is probably the most perfect place I have lived yet.

Zhengzhou, China 1/10

I had only lived here for a month and a half but there’s the expression “You don’t need to jump in the mud to know that it’s dirty.”  There were feces, human and otherwise, everywhere as well as pollution, litter, and other bodily fluids.  The people are not friendly at all and will take advantage of you at a moment’s notice.  People walk around throwing trash while coughing and spitting everywhere.  Extreme xenophobia.  Most buildings look like Communist tenements.  You can see the thickness of smog everywhere as it impairs vision.  People here are very miserable and hateful.

Keaau, Hawaii 4.5/10

Once you get past the beautiful nature and blue ocean you start to see the warts and pimples of living in this area.  The tourist brochures do not mention this but the people here are fucked up big time.  There are a lot of meth heads who would love to break into your house the moment you leave.  Car theft is common as people steal your cars and sell them to chop shops or abandon them on the side of the road to rust and decay.  There are a handful of friendly people, but there are also a handful of people who hate you just for being on the island.  It is not unusual to have squatters take over the house across from you and set up and meth lab or automobile chop shop.  There is a lethargy and incompetence about the services here.  Medical services are very subpar which major problems not being diagnosed or mishandled (in some cases resulting in…..death…yikes!).  Police can not really do much about the meth labs or squatters.  The post office is constantly losing (or stealing?) packages.  There are little options for an exciting nightlife.  Generally, people are aloof as well.  There is a definite mistrust from people because everyone is robbing each other.  If you look a smooth running and peaceful place to live this is not the place.