Category: Travel

Buying Supplements in Thailand

I used to take a lot of supplements. Well, not quite as many as Google executive and author of The Singularity, Ray Kurzweil takes, but enough to do damage to my budget, possibly some vital organs and fill a large kitchen cupboard or two. Moving to Thailand and adopting a life of minimalism has considerably curtailed…

Things I Don’t Miss

I Am Jack’s Reflective Rant In the six months since I’ve left my old life behind and embarked on this new existence of minimalism, nomadic existence and lifestyle revision, I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for the simplification and pure joy of living that such an approach begets. I’d say that the seeds were planted…

Living In Thailand

I’m going to write a few articles about my life here in Thaland – gyms, my training, supplements, and the bodybuilding scene in general here. It will be an interesting comparison to how much things have changed since Chris Shugart’s Thailand Trilogy articles from 12 years ago. Who hasn’t been attracted by the lure of saying…

Mr Olympia 2013

Last year was the second time I attended the Mr Olympia weekend held each year in Las Vegas. The expo is always a highlight, giving attendees the chance to meet the elite of the sport, watch a variety of strength sports and partake of the huge amount of free giveaways and samples on offer at…

Starting Over

My old life ended on 20 December, 2013.  I had sold, thrown away or donated most of my stuff.  As the last school bell rang for the year and my class of kids and I said our final goodbyes, I got in a taxi headed straight for the airport – no looking back.All I knew…