Oh, the travails of learning the hard way in a fabulously decadent culture rich in freedom, sex, opportunity and some real fukking douchebags.
I moved to Bangkok two months ago. I had never been to Thailand, but the country, people and experience came highly recommended from numerous friends. I was going to give a shot at South America, and here I am on Sukhumvit soi 22 today, with very lovely yet mixed reviews.
I am a dj music producer a/v artist entertainment guy. Last week I was dj’n to a very excited crowd, at 5 am the street was packed. Out of nowhere before having a chance to react at all, some troglodyte from the apartment building across the street starts launching tamarin nuts at me, squarely smashing my 17″ glossy hd macbook pro screen, destroying it.
The sad ending to this ongoing tale is I don’t have enough money to fix replace or even swap in an external monitor. I was swiftly inducted into the nightlife here, blew my savings, and am now scrambling for work so I can pay my measely 8000 bht rent.
Unfortunately I rely on my computer to make money. Design, performance, job hunts, communications etc.
I had no idea thai people can be so cluelessly malevolent…Anyway, anyone have an old monitor they want to donate would be showered with accolades for their good samaritanship. I of course can repay in kind with sessions on ableton live or final cut pro.
Lesson here, thais will throw things at your screen while performing.