Author Archives: Claude Vedovini

To Mt Fuji and back

I went to ascent Mt Fuji Monday and Tuesday with a girl named Lae, who I met on CouchSurfing. I had contemplated the idea to go to Mt Fuji before coming here but when I saw Lae’s post on the CS Tokyo forum asking for people to go with her, I though “let’s do this…” and I posted a response the same way I bought my ticket to Japan, knowing it will somehow force me to do it. Continue reading

Showing more of your LinkedIn profile with WP-LinkedIn

Since I released the WP-LinkedIn plugin for WordPress I got this same request coming regularly about how to add this or that profile information to the output of the plugin. Here is an example that will show you how to add the headline for the recommender. Continue reading

Image Credits: Jerry Luk

10 signs that you already spent too much time in Thailand

  1. You call all white people (and only white people) “farangs” 
  2. You complained about British tourists back in the days, then about French and Arab tourists and now you rant about Chinese and Russians
  3. You stock up beers before election and Buddha days and invite your friends for a BBQ
  4. You’re on a retirement visa and complain about people on a student visa
  5. You can spot a LadyBoy with a 99.9% accuracy
  6. You rank girls based on their skin color (the darker, the lower)
  7. You already have your plane ticket to leave Thailand for next Songkran
  8. You go to the Karaoke at least once a month and you know most of the popular Thai songs
  9. On Facebook, you already posted pictures of you with piles of money
  10. You don’t confuse Ubon and Udon anymore