In today's video, I speak with Mr. Cory, an expat who recently retired from the US Navy and moved to Thailand. He's lived in Japan and several other countries in Southeast Asia and has taken several trips to Thailand. Nearly two years ago he moved to Bangkok and with the help of the GI Bill, decided to work on his Master's degree. In a few weeks he'll have his degree and more time on his hands. Seeing we get along and share a similar sense of humor, it seems logical he join me on my journeys. There are several others interested in joining me on the various expeditions I have planned this year and in 2018 and 2019, so with any luck, we'll all have some fun, I'll find the photos I'm after and also bring some different videos to those who watch them. Wish me luck.
Although you might not know it, the change has already begun. Aside from a few videos, the vast majority of my time has been spent researching future destinations. Instead of focusing on making videos that answer questions, I've been working more on photo projects and producing videos geared more towards travel and photography. This is not to say I won't help people and I won't answer questions, but I'm getting older and want to click a few things more off the bucket list and achieve some goals before the inevitable comes. This is something I try to never forget.
Just this year, I found out an old girlfriend died, then my buddy here in Bangkok passed away from cancer, and yesterday, I found out my first girlfriend, Chrain, also passed away. RIP Chrain. Several years ago she contacted me and asked how I was doing. Our relationship began in 7th grade and continued off and on until 9th grade. I was so shy around her, and I though she was so beautiful, I was tongue-tied. We had several nice conversations and then her husband passed away. Then she had a bad accident and had several surgeries on her leg. Every so often she would write me and ask how I was doing and what I was up to, and then out of the blue I found out she is gone. So...as I said, I never forget death can come at any moment.