Sometimes you just gotta say “Ah f**k it!”


When I first landed in Thailand in Satun I made a big deal about accidentally mistaken a 500 baht as a 50 baht?  It was a jeepney ride that cost 150 baht and I stupidly gave the driver 600 baht and he took off without giving me change realising that I wasn’t aware of what I have done!

Me in the jeepney unaware of my stupidity later on

Me in the jeepney unaware of my stupidity later on.. not a happy Jane that's for sure..

After realising what I have done, throughout the whole trip I was apologising to Eric and I just couldn’t get over the fact I gave a way 450 baht (USD14.59).  Eric told me to forget about it, we’ve made more lost elsewhere and gained from people stupidity all the time.  I lost more at the casino and I didn’t cry about it.. so what the hell was wrong with me?!  Maybe because I expected to lose at the casino.. but anyway, I was ruining my trip by just thinking about my mistake..  but the moment I said, “Ah f**k it!” get over it moment, I started enjoying my trip again. Just like how I lost my beloved teddy bear Short Face, my teddy neck rest was his replacement.  We call him Droolly and he’s been real fun 🙂  People look and laugh at us when we’re walking around with Droolly on our backpack haha. He’s bringing happiness all around him!

Droolly on the move with us!

Droolly on the move with us!

At Satun bus terminal we missed the VIP A/C bus and had to wait hours for the next one but there was a public no A/C bus that was leaving soon to Trang and we say, “Ah f**k it! Let’s take it!” and it was probably one of the most memorable bus rides I ever had!  It was big, a lot of air flowing through it when all the windows are open and I didn’t feel motion sick at all! We also met other backpackers along the way 🙂  Only 100 baht! I made sure I gave the correct amount of money this time..

The super chrome interior of a public Thai bus

The super chrome interior of a public Thai bus

This is also the same with the mini van to Ko Lanta. Although it was a crowded mini van, there was entertainment like Thai karaoke DVDs to watch and Thai comedy!

Watching some funky Thai karaoke in the mini van!

Watching some funky Thai karaoke in the mini van!

We shared our ferry bridge ride with pigs!

We also shared our ferry bridge ride with pigs as we head closer to Ko Lanta!

And the last “Ah f**k it” moment was scooting in the rain at night.  It was a stormy night and we were at 7-eleven waiting for it to clear.  Didn’t happen for half and hour and so we just ok let’s just get wet and go home! Thai people were doing it.  Some while holding an umbrella! That amazed me.. that would be illegal in Australia……………… Eric saw one texting AND holding an umbrella while scooting at the same time!!………. no comment!!

"Ah f**k it! Let's go home in the rain!" outcome

"Ah f**k it! Let's go home in the rain!"

My pillion passenger haha

I hate being drenched but I must admit it was fun and liberating.  I felt “adventurous” and I would probably do it again!  Now rain won’t stop us from travelling! I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t let petty things get in the way of your life 🙂

To be honest.. I don’t even know why I wrote this post..

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2 responses to “Sometimes you just gotta say “Ah f**k it!”

  1. So glad my present (Droolly) is being used and is a great travel buddy. I’m sure Short Face is having his own adventures. (I hope! I hope a lovely kid picked it up and is treasuring it)

    • *sigh* me too. Eric and I think he ran away. I didn’t really take Short Face out of the bag much.. so he was sick of it and ran away T_T.. I hope he has fun..

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