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Romeo, Romeo. What can you do for Ride4Kids?

Darren Scherbain

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What does it take to make the hair on your arms stand up?

The goose bump moments; with all the hair standing at attention inspired with passion and hope.

Meet Romeo, a 13 year old boy, who is a living breathing testament to living a life of hope and passion. The term ‘boy’ is draped rather loosely. Do not confuse his stature with his substance.

Romeo and Perthuis Jean David, Romeo’s father, wanted to get together to talk about how they could jump on board with the forthcoming Ride4Kids event.

Shazam!

Romeo is going to join us for the last 100 kilometres of the ride, but he will also tackle an extra 100 kilometres the day before to meet the Ride4Kids team in Khao Lak.

Kicking off from HeadStart International School on June 15 he will be in for a very tough and demanding challenge. We talked at length about the sheer grit and determination that a 200km ride requires. The 200kms are not going to be handed to him, he will have to earn every single one of those kilometres.

Romeo will be collecting donations for the three charities benefiting from Ride4Kids: Phuket Has Been Good To Us, Good Shepherd and Outrigger Share4Change.

With this one little domino, Romeo also wants to get his classmates and the whole school involved. Why stop at just his class? He wants the whole school to jump on board as well. Romeo will be organising a Ride-a-thon at Headstart and wants all students, teachers and parents to come along fir the ride.

Instant domino affect.

Do you remember what it was like to play with dominos as a kid?
The flicking over of the first domino would knock over the next domino and the next and the next… a chain reaction and a rhythmic sound of achievement.

Do you know the physics involved in the domino affect? A domino will knock over another domino 1.5 times it’s size. If we start with a little bitty 5cm domino and flick over another domino 1.5 times it size we will have knocked over a 7.5cm domino.

Not too much of a big deal right… so what’s the point?

But if we continue this for another 20 dominos we will have reached the 16m height.

Still not worth the effort to lace up your shoes?

Let’s knock over another 10 more dominos and, voila, our last domino is the height of the Shanghai Tower. Or getting the entire school involved.

For most of us, our problem isn’t that we set our sights too high. We set our sights too low and settle for them. Amazing what can happen when you learn a few life lessons from a 13 year old.

Romeo, you are a inspiration and a ray of hope.

To find out more about Ride4Kids and how you can become involved click HERE.

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Darren Scherbain believe that each of us possess the capacity to be the creator of a heroic and courageous life. Living a courageous and passionate life requires that we embrace the sheer physicality of these concepts, while not forgetting that Heroes are useful. "What would your life look like if you eliminated the word CAN'T just for one day?"

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Pattaya fisherman surprised by friendly whale shark visit

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PHOTO: A friendly whale shark approved a surprised fisherman this week in Pattaya. (via Facebook ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ)

A local Pattaya fisherman had a shocking surprise visitor and was conscious enough to record a video to share with the world. The man, a fisherman for 10 years, posted 2 videos to Facebook on Wednesday of what appears to be a friendly whale shark casually visiting his fishing boat. Sightings in Pattaya of the majestic sea creature are relatively rare.

Whale sharks are the largest known fish species still living on Earth. They average from 5.5 to 10 metres in length, but the largest shark ever confirmed had a length of 18.8 metres.

The man, who goes by Mai Yud Yoo Ning Naklua (ไม่หยุดอยู่นิ่ง นาเกลือ) was sailing near Pai Island when the shark approached. The shark spent several minutes floating just inches from the boat and could be seen with shark suckers flanking it. The whale shark swam around the back of the boat and the man was able to capture a 3-minute video of the shark and another 49-second video where he can be seen getting up close and personal with the sea creature as it surfaced.

The Facebook video can be viewed on his original post, seen here. The man’s post showed his excitement, as he described that it was his first time experiencing this in his 10 years on a fishing boat.

“This is my first time seeing a whale shark. I have been a fisherman for ten years and have heard many stories but this is my first opportunity to see one and share it with the world.”

Locals in the Koh Larn area believe the appearance of this friendly fish is a sign that the environment is thriving. Covid-19 has prevented the throngs of tourists that normally flood the area, and with the reduction in traffic and boats churning the water, marine life such as whale sharks can safely return. In the waters off the coast of Pattaya, it appears that nature is healing.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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Thailand News Today | Pfizer vaccines on the way, Phuket’s July re-opening | May 7

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Disease Control Department back-peddled saying that that foreigners living in Thailand WILL also be vaccinated, governor of Chiang Mai is calling for the ban on dining in at restaurants in the northern city to be lifted and for eateries to be allowed to serve food on-site until 9pm, Tourism and Sports Minister insists the southern island of Phuket must record zero Covid-19 cases if a planned July re-opening is to go ahead, and 150 million baht worth of methamphetamine pills were impounded in Nakhon Phanom yesterday

 

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The Thaiger is seeking a full time video editor and production assistant for a new project based in Phuket. The role is open to a Thai national but with great English skills as well. You will need to be able to work to deadlines with a crazy bunch of stressed out news hosts, guests and the rest of The Thaiger team.

You’ll also need a general knowledge of the Thai news cycle as the content will be largely centred around daily news and current affairs. Knowledge of social media, and especially YouTube, will be an advantage.

Prior work in the TV or video production industry would be a requirement; we couldn’t care less about your educational qualifications. The role would be Monday to Friday.

The work hours would be earlier in the day, probably starting around 7am. There may be some occasional travel to Bangkok involved as well. Salary would be between 30-40,000 baht per month, depending on experience with opportunities for bonuses. The initial contract would be for 3 months, renewable.

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