Thursday, January 25, 2007

My Last Post

Was clearly a train-wreck. I'm sorry for probably offending every single female reader of this blog and you guys too I'm sure. I put that post up in vivid detail just as I had returned from that horrible night and probably should have waited until I was sober to proof read what I had written.

I'd just like to say that I was in no way bragging about what had happened and to me the only positive of the night was that I got pretty lucky by escaping as I did. As for my actions they were clearly not right and they wont be repeated, that is for sure.

If you didn't read my post, I got into some trouble in Bangkok the other night and had to bribe my way out of it. I'll leave it at that.


Wild Bill

Monday, January 22, 2007

MBA Time

There is a great MBA program created by Wharton and Kellogg right here in Bangkok. The degree will be from Chulalongkorn University and I'll likely have to do some 'selling' to have it recognized as more valuable than toilet paper back home, but then again, I'm not planning on ever applying for or holding a job, so who cares.

I've just submitted my application and am cramming for the GMAT right now. I take the GMAT on 1/30 right after returning from London. I'm predicting a 650-675 with an outside chance of cranking one out of the park and landing a 700-715. I know my raw intelligence is high and with the help of some training manuals I think I can do pretty well. I'm pretty lucky in that the stuff I do well in is exactly what they test. Algebra, critical reasoning and writing have always come easy. Calculus and biology are another story.

Chula isn't easy to get into but I banked a 3.5 GPA and graduated with honors from a well regarded University, and I think I can spice up my resume to look pretty good for post-college stuff.

Term starts in May and it is a two year full-time program. If nothing else it'll be a pretty good way to meet hot girls at the top university in Thailand (they have an undergraduate population in the tens of thousands).

If I should get a top shelf score on the GMAT I think I'll fire off some applications to Harvard, Wharton and Stanford just for kicks, if I got in there I think I'd be pretty much obligated to attend.

Anyway wish me luck.

Wild Bill

Saturday, January 13, 2007

I Suck at Poker...and Blogging

Not sure why but the last couple months I just haven't been inspired to keep making posts here. Hopefully I'll get a second wind soon. Thanks for continuing to check in.

Over the last month I've played poker part-time and am down a good amount. I have been a losing player for at least that last five months. As I continue to do well in other pursuits I need to play at higher and higher stakes to make it matter to me, and unfortunately those stakes are full of great players.

On a positive note Thailand is amazing and I doubt I'll ever leave for any significant amount of time again. I'm also doing very very well in my endeavors into internet marketing. I've made a lot of valuable contacts in my time as a pro poker player and I am fully leveraging them now. Can't really talk too much about what I'm doing, but the fact that poker has turned into a money losing hobby for me really isn't too much of a concern.

I know full well that if things go bad I can re-group and grind out $200 NL and make $100 an hour and still live this life.

My Thailand thread on 2+2 is also still going and several people have made trips over here, for this I am very proud. It's also cool that I'll probably end up with some more people to kick it with over here.

Off to London for a little vaction in a couple of weeks, will see Oxford again and then down to Paris before returning back to Bangkok in early Febuary. Going to Korat in North Eastern Thailand when I return to attend a Thai wedding with my girl. Should be interesting, that is one area of Thailand I've never been to. It is all rural farm land and very poor. The real third world.

Thanks for reading, now get back to the tables!

Wild Bill