Without me going into massive details I have a daily routine here. For the first 60 days or so I floundered around without much to do. Now? I have a routine and I tend to follow it.
My Hours Suck
First thing everyone needs to understand is my hours are retarded. I normally don’t go to bed till 5 AM most nights. If I get to sleep before 2 AM I call it a success.
Part of this has to do with me doing “stuff”. It’s just a byproduct of the choices I have made here and to be honest it doesn’t bother me much anymore.
I wake up around Noon or if it was a heavy night say 2. If I have day of nothing and my body says sleep boy I might sleep till 3 or 4. I have grown used to it so it’s not a big deal. Pattaya is a 24/7 town so it’s not like you need to worry about doing your shopping before the stores close.
Generally once I wake up I do anything I need to do online. Some of it is “stuff” and others is me catching up on messages in chats and any email I need to respond to.
From there it’s out the door and running any daytime errands I need to do. Usually this means paying any bills that need to be paid for the condo, picking up my laundry, getting a haircut or shave, and the daily stuff. I also usually eat sometime between 2 and 4 most days.
From there if I have “stuff” that night I come back and take a quick nap since I won’t finish “stuff” till 4 AM in the morning or if things run long I need that bit of extra energy. Once I show up for “stuff” I fart around and get things settled and going and then around 10 PM I get “dinner”.
From there, I finish up at 4 AM and then head home or if I need to talk to someone I can do it then. Rinse and repeat.
Drinking + Whoring = Boring
It’s a routine which has actually helped me to settle. You don’t realize it but when you really have nothing to do you just find yourself sitting in bars drinking and going this is boring as fuck. You can only stick your dick into so many whores before you get bored with it.
What you don’t realize is that when you are on holiday you try and cram as much as possible into those precious days. When you live here it gets fucking tedious quickly. I worked the HOLY SHIT I LIVE here out of my system quickly. Mostly because I have been coming here for so long.
You get tired of seeing the same people daily. There are only so many things you can talk about before it become repetitive. The whores start to get annoying because its the same routine and it’s like I need something even more freakier than last time to get me off.
So having a routine and stuff to do is important. Most of the bitter expats I meet have never found this. They are just drunks who piss and moan about everything while trying to get laid for the least amount of money as possible.
I really don’t want to turn into one of them.
It’s A Life
Strangely enough it’s a life and I’m growing content with it. I still have my fun and go drinking and whoring when I want. Getting laid all the time is no longer a requirement. It’s more about doing the things that keep people sane and normal.
You need a routine. A life of leisure isn’t one of contentment. I worked since I was 13 years old and will be 44 next month. I need some sort of routine in my life. I found one and it has suited me well.
If you want to follow your dream and live someplace else with easy access to beautiful women and cheap booze. Just make sure you are mentally ready for it. The last thing you want to do is resent the fact you went all in on a place only to end up hating it.