Tourists are returning to Thailand, bars are opening, the Thailand pass is going away (for Thais at least) and there is now talk of the mask mandate being lifted. Thailand has returned, all that remains for now is to see if it will return to its former glory.
June 1st is a big day for Thailand, in fact the entire month is important to the country. The Covid will supposedly be declared endemic by the Thai government, much to the chagrin of the World Health Organization. The mask mandate will supposedly disappear, at least for those who aren’t pregnant, ill, in poorly ventilated areas or amidst huge crowds.
I use the word supposedly, because governments often change their minds and media headlines are either far too optimistic or far too pessimistic. The Thailand Pass will be eliminated. The Thailand Pass remains in use…for now. The Thailand Pass will only remain in effect for the filthy foreigners.
Mai pen rai. Jai yen-yen. Sabai sabai. Don’t worry, be happy. Easy come, easy go. Relax, take it easy. The question of the moment is whether or not the Thai government is going to monkey around with the Monkeypox 1.0. Monkeypox 1.0, coming to a city near you — danger, danger, danger! Close all Starbucks and shut down the world.
I’ve always disliked monkeys. Obnoxious, thieving bastards, they are. And what makes it even worse is even the little ones are capable of ripping you to shreds. Anytime I see monkeys I always get the feeling a few of them are looking at me as if to say, “One day we will take over and take everything from you humans.”
Monkeypox is nothing to sneeze at. Well, it probably doesn’t matter if you sneeze if everyone is wearing a diaper on their face. Actually, if you look at photos of Monkeypox, it can be quite nasty. In rare cases, certain types of the virus can be fatal. However, transmission is difficult and it’s not in the same league — supposedly — as the Covid.
Fuck me, monkeypox. I don’t know, maybe we’re being a little too preemptive? Looking for the next virus or boulder that’s going to fall on our head? War, a food shortage that’s supposedly — there’s that word again — going to get worse, monkeypox. And let’s not even broach the subject of politics. We already know the sky is falling, so maybe governments around the world can just fuck off and let us all go about our lives before we all get crushed and die.
That said, if you’re here reading or watching, you’re still alive. So let us be grateful.
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