I'm John and my husband's (nick)name is Mint. We've been living in Chiang Mai since March 2016. I retired at age 52 from a series of tech jobs in the USA. I was a development manager and an Agile Coach, for those familiar with modern software development methods. Mint and I have lived together for 18 years near Boston, close to my family, and are married in the USA. Mint holds dual citizenship in Thailand and in the USA. Now, I live here in Chiang Mai as an Expat speaking only English. Fortunately, Mint, who was born in Thailand and lived in Bangkok until age 30. is well versed in English and Thai and helps me navigate the immigration office, medical care, etc.
Mint worked as an Acupuncturist in an infectious disease clinic for folks with HIV. Needless to say, he has a complete knowledge of what are known in the medical field as Universal Precautions. He takes the lead in keeping us safe from Covid infection.
We own a condo on the west side of Chiang Mai with a nice view of Doi Suthep, so we've been pretty comfortable since March 2020 when Thailand introduced the Covid control measures. We happened to be traveling in Hua Hin at the time and cut our month there short to make the long drive straight back home when it looked like travel restrictions were imminent.
Mint is a big PC gamer and Audiophile, while I prefer to relax listening to music ranging from Classical to EDM. I follow the news in the US pretty closely, even though it's probably not good for my blood pressure. We're uncomfortable in places like indoor environments when people are ignoring the mask mandate. Like I said, Mint is very watchful for anything that would put us at risk of getting sick. Other than missing our yearly trip to the US to be with my family at the end of 2020, the past year or so has been pretty chill for us.
I am looking forward to getting involved with the Thaiger Online Community. We watch the news program every evening and sometimes catch the morning show.
Best Regards to all,
At least there was some kind of variety on the Noah's Arc. You vaccinated few millions of general population and already boosting medics after 3 month. After another 6 month, they will need another boost. Imagine, all people are dead, then medical workers will be out of job and asking for financial relief package?
Just kidding, great respect for you guys and girls for saving lives!
Well, yes ... if you're in Bangkok!
Why is it "the younger people's turn" in Bangkok, when they haven't taken care of "the elderly" elsewhere?
Don't they count?
Unless they're in the provinces, presumably!
Umm ... well ... if an "older person" in the provinces can't get a vaccine anymore because they're being given to those who don't need them in Bangkok then ... well ... they can't get a vaccine anymore!