Freed Fishies

I had contemplated throwing all of our aquarium fish back into the pond in front of our house for quite a while. I had gotten quite lazy about cleaning the tank, and with a big pleco in there, there was just shit everywhere. The remaining fish were pleco, a native plant-eater called pla kady, and a stickleback-sized minnow of unknown species who washed up on our driveway less than a week ago after rain and flooding (which is getting worse every year). Today I finally got around to washing the tank and cracked it, badly, when laying it on its side. So I asked Max and Mina what they thought and they actually open to the thought of throwing the fish back in the pond to “be with their families.” Finding fucking Nemo, that surprised me.

So that’s where they went. The cruel irony is that they might not last a full day restored to the wild. You see, the excavator came and cleared away vegetation on the banks again, so the pond was once again made accessible. So at sundown, a bunch of foreign workers came and strung up nets inside of the pond to catch many future meals (the pond, which hasn’t been seriously fished for years now, is chock full of fish). I asked Nam to call the housing office to come chase the hunter gatherers away, because I don’t want them coming back to check their nets when we and our neighbors are gone during the day (since they are in a good spot to scope out empty homes when at the pond). The response was swift, and the workers disappeared, but the nets are still out there (the workers will definitely be back for their nets, no matter what). So I’m afraid the fish I released today, especially big, dumb Pleco, are going to get caught. This bothers me.


Much Awesomeness in the Maldives

Gaming Web


Takes a long time to load…. sorry, I’m too lazy to optimize.



Japanese Society/Culture Videos

Japanese Spider Man – 70’s TV Show Intro

Coolest thing ever?

If anybody has this on Beta, I will pay…

Oh, baby! Photos

This is an automatic response….

to the command: “Mina, clean your room!”


Please notice the glorious presence of Doubly Unhappy Mini Air Hockey Table (Mr. Frowny) in the room.

Yes, I’ve posted two Mina pics in a row. Max will get his turn soon, I promise.

Oh, baby! Photos

Pouting contest

In Kanchanaburi, a couple months ago.
In Kanchanaburi, a couple months ago.
Cars Photos

Gotta sell a pony…

I have one too many bikes around the house. My method of figuring the necessary number of bikes is simple. If I don’t ride it for more than a couple months in a row, it needs to go. This was originally a silver 110cc Honda Tena (true manual) that I converted into a Mad Max dirt bike of sorts. The engine internals and ECU are from a modified Honda Dash, but the big knobby tires made it impossible to get going very quickly, even with the ridiculously huge rear sprocket and a full year of trying different tuning tricks… I lost interest in this bike very quickly after buying the CRF. Farewell.




Had to kill a snake just now…

Pretty bummed about it, but it had to be done. I’d much rather catch and release, but it looked poisonous (yellow stripes) and it wasn’t a safe situation to catch it. Sorry, snake.