TheLoneRider
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A Powerful Lesson from the Car Mechanic Verbatim Lucid Thought Slice of Life

A Powerful Lesson from the Car Mechanic

(July 29, 1970) My Dad found a brilliant car mechanic- he could diagnose a car trouble with uncanny skill and get it fixed. With such a find, my Dad thought about putting up a car repair shop and have the guy be the chief mechanic. But the mechanic did something that put a stop to all that. I learned a powerful lesson.....more »»

Frida Kahlo Overlay art

Frida Kahlo Overlay

(Apr 14, 2021) Frida Kahlo is such a compelling character. Her name is almost synonymous with pain and suffering. When I saw a Frida-face outline on a dress at Jing Jai Sunday Market, a light bulb just lit up for my next art project.....more »»

Movie Review: The Mauritanian (2021) movies

Movie Review: The Mauritanian (2021)

(Apr 11, 2021) The Mauritanian is a true-to-life movie about a Mauritanian who was kidnapped from his country by the United States government, tortured into confession for his alleged involvement in 9-11, and released 14 years later with no single charge laid-down on him.....more »»

You Want to be Wonder Woman? verbatim Yoga

You Want to be Wonder Woman?

(Apr 8, 2021) My new hotelmate wanted me to teach her yoga. I asked her to give up 2 things to show she's serious. She kept negotiating. Finally, I told her something about being Wonder Woman that got her attention.....more »»

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) movies

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

(Apr 5, 2021) Finally, the two reigning titans of the silver screen mash-up for a the much-awaited mega-showdown on the high seas and in Hong Kong! Japan's Godzilla and America's King Kong toe-to-toe it for the ultimate bragging-rights. And the last guy standing is.....more »»

Who Missed Sunday School? sliceoflife

Who Missed Sunday School?

(July 30, 1970) I dreaded Mondays. As a 5th grader, the religion teacher would ask the class who went to church last Sunday. Like every other Monday, I would be the odd guy out coz my parents were not church goers. I would brace myself for the usual humiliating punishment. This went on every Monday for two fucking years!....more »»

Guess Who's Coming to Bread Day? Nong Khai, Thailand

Guess Who's Coming to Bread Day?

(Mar 1, 2021) Alan, Nicola and I were all protective about our dynamics on our Monday Bread Day. So far, no one has been allowed unanimously for fear of disruption. But then, Christine came along.....more »»

Bangkok for Passport Renewal traveling

Bangkok for Passport Renewal

(Mar 17-21, 2021) My passport was nearing its 6-month expiry threshold - time to have it renewed at the embassy in Bangkok. This trip also gives me a break from Chiang Mai, its pollution and its heat.....more »»

Private One-on-One Yoga Classes with Doriana yoga

Private One-on-One Yoga Classes with Doriana

(Feb 17 - Mar 14, 2021) Doriana was a complete stranger until I met her at Ollie's and Ceylin's picnic at the CMU pond. I saw her put eye drops on her eyes. I said there is a better, natural and cost-effective way to moisturize the eyes through yoga. She asked that I do it, and not just explain. So, on the spot, I conducted trataka shatkriya, surya pradarshini mudra and sambhavi mudra. She felt an immediate relief. Only then did she ask me to teach her how to gain flexibility and strength through yoga.....more »»

Transformational Life Events lucid thoughts in Chiang Mai, Thailand slice of life in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Transformational Life Events

(Mar 13, 2021) While trading stories with Cherry, she found my life adventures interesting and asked if I could make a short presentation of the turn of events that led me to my present lot - a nomadic life in quest of spirituality.....more »»

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