Sorry, no pictures for this post 🙁
During our stay at the Diamond Sands Resort, Jay’s computer still refused to work (it had stopped working again while at the last resort). Like most people, we simply hoped it would fix itself. Spoiler Alert: It did not.
At the beginning of our east side adventure, we decide to pop into a cell phone store that claims it fixes phones, tablets and laptops. Lazy computer isn’t doing its job by fixing itself, so we give this a shot. The ‘Mac’ guy isn’t in yet, so we continue on with our adventure.
On our way back, we grab the Mac and head over to the cell store. We’re led across the street to a workshop and a charming man. We add each other to Facebook for communication and leave the Mac with him.
Lucky for us, our bungalow had three English channels, so we weren’t in dire straights with nothing to watch on Jay’s laptop. Unfortunately, these stations play the same shows – Haunted Collector, some pet video show, and Minute to Win It. Even worse though, they played the EXACT same commercials every single time. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Minute to Win It, how are you even a show? The events, or games, reminded me of an episode of The Office called Office Olympics. Roll a hula-hoop over a bottle? Bounce a ping-pong ball off the wall into a bottle on your head? Did some dude decide to prank a network by pitching a show of games his drunk frat used to play? On that premise alone, I can’t see how this show got made other than filler. But let’s go on.
Everyone has dire circumstances to win this money. One couple needed it to start a family. Another needed it to support their family. Are you kidding? The person I respected most wanted the money to go to Vegas to play poker.
Why can’t you say you want the money because it’s money? There doesn’t need to be a valiant reason for wanting money. It’s money!
And you people in the audience? Sit down. You’re not winning anything, and it’s not edge of your seat excitement seeing if a CD will cut into a watermelon. If that has you in awe, allow me to introduce you to me stumbling around drunk.
One more thing Minute to Win It. Stop with the staged game planning. There is no skill or intelligence or athletic ability involved in your show. And if you find yourself on this show, don’t cry because a family member called you that you haven’t seen since yesterday. All that does is make me want to steal your sandwich so I can see you cry again.
Jay was out for about two days, so I had a lot of time in front of this TV. I was excited the one night because it promised Dragon Heart, then Apollo 13, but instead they played Meet Joe Black, so I spent that night on the porch of the bungalow doing crosswords.
So Koh Lanta comes to a close and it was my favorite spot in Thailand. I highly recommend the Diamond Sand Resort. The bungalows are great, and the owner, Mr. Mat, is just amazing. He’s got a great laidback, humorous, happy persona, with a mix of ‘don’t piss him off.’ We got our trip back to Krabi Town (every time I write that, I think of The Nightmare Before Christmas with Halloweentown) and he waited twenty minutes or so with us until our ride came. The staff were equally as friendly, with me wanting to befriend a couple.
The dude who fixed our computer, Aek, was also super cool. He fixes diving gear primarily, and computers on the side. Fixing the computer came to about thirty bucks, and for about nine bucks, he put some extras on. He went to electronics school, never learned anything about Macs, but was curious so he taught himself. Incredibly nice and friendly cat.