Back to Bangkok – DD4

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Reason to Move Back to Bangkok

 

Dom starts off the show by talking about what prompted them to move back to Bangkok from Chiang Mai, which was Tracy being promoted from a part time teacher to Head of Kids in Pinkloa in Bangkok.

 

Finding a Place to Live in Bangkok

Bathing SpikeThey take a trip to Bangkok to find a place to live that will allow them to have a dog and 2 cats.  They find a nice two (2) story, three (3) bedroom house that has two (2) 3/4 bathrooms with a nice sized yard and a really nice landlady named Parn.

 

They did eventually move from there when Parn had her house torn down to build a new one, but they are still friends and talk.  They now live in Sukhumvit.

 

Work

Dom goes back to work at Elite when he moves back to Bangkok, which he becomes the head of kids, designing courses, assessing reports, and teaching for them.  Dom and Elite do eventually part ways, but Dom still works with them from time to time.

 

Yoga

Teacher TrainingWhile living in Bangkok, Dom gets back into studying yoga.  When he started studying yoga again, Dom weighed about 260 pounds (117.9 kg).  It didn’t take long for Dom to get his weight down to about 225 pounds (102 kg).  His goal is to eventually get down to 200 pounds (90.72 kg).  Dom also went on to do a yoga teacher training course at Yoga Elements.  Dom does eventually move away from yoga.

 

Tai Chi

Dom finds a Tai Chi instructor through studying yoga at Yoga Elements.  He really enjoyed this, but he is eventually dismissed from studying tai chi because his teacher because the teacher thought he was too angry.

 

Mixed Martial Arts

Grappling 07A friend Dom has from yoga brings him to Chulalonkorn University, where he learns mixed martial arts (mma) and practices with the team at Chulalonkorn University called Burn Shell and trains with the team and meets a guy named Shannon Cai, and trains a few times with him.

 

Karate

Belt Test ClassDom finds a karate studio near where he lives Samurai Dojo, where they teach JKS Shotokan Karate.  The instructor at the dojo Kagawa Sensei, which is  the son of the head of JKS Shotokan Karate world head.  At the time of this podcast, Dom is 3rd brown belt, which is 1st Kyu, and his next test will be for his Shodan, which is first degree black belt.

 

 

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Living In Chiang Mai – DD3

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Visiting Chiang Mai

 

Before Tracy and Dom moved to Chiang Mai, they went up there to have a look around first.  They rented a bike and got to know the city a bit and looked at places to rent.

First place was dangerous for Dom, as he would have smashed his head going up and down the stairs.  The second place was too massive and too far out for both Tracy and Dom to live.  Third place was perfect, had a small yard with a parking area, also, Tracy and Dom bring their two (2) cats, Roso & Lily with them to Chiang Mai, which the landlady says is fine.  Dom also explains a half bath, three quarters bath and a full bath for those that don’t know.

 

 

Moving To Chiang Mai

 

PhantomWaveOnce Tracy and Dom move to Chiang Mai, the first thing they need to do is get motorcycles.  Dom gets a Honda Phantom 200cc and Tracy gets a Honda Wave 110cc.  Dom talks about what it was like to try find a job by emailing language schools, but they don’t respond to him.  Tracy and Dom adopt their dog Spike.

Dom finds work at a few places in Chiang Mai before finally being hired by Tracy to work for the British Council in Chiang Mai.  Overall it was a good place for him to work, and was a great learning experience for him.

 

Motorcycle Trips

 

domphantomDom talks a little bit about their motorcycle trips.  They did two (2) trips around Northern Thailand.  For the first trip, they went from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai to Chiang Saen to Thaton to Chiang Dao finally back to Chiang Mai.  The second trip went from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai to Chiang Saen with a day trip to Chiang Khong, from Chiang Saen to Mae Sai to Thaton to Chaing Dao for lunch then back on the road to Chiang Mai.  Dom also talked a little bit about their motorcycle trip to Lhamphun and their motorcycle trip to Pai, and he talks about their time in Pai.

 

Friends

 

dombeardDom finishes his show talking about some of the great friends they had while they were in Chiang Mai.

 

 

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Getting To Know Me – DD1

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Introduction

Dom Dumais introduces himself.

Growing Up

Back of Morris Bye SchoolTalks about the places he lived in Minnesota, moving to Coon Rapids and going to school at Morris Bye elementary school, Coon Rapids Junior High (Middle School), Fred Moore Junior High (Middle School), Anoka High School and Hudson High School.

Also talks a little bit about playing hockey, soccer (football), pro wrestling and martial arts, and talks about his friends in Coon Rapids and Anoka and in wrestling, and a little bit about what it was like when he moved to Hudson, Wisconsin.

Adult Hood

Joining the U.S. Navy and why.  A little about being in Great Lakes, IL, Groton, CT, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA and touches a bit about his friend in The Crew and Navy schooling in CT.

Talks very briefly about his time after the Navy in Pennsylvania and meeting Tracy on line.

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