I just arrived in Thailand today. I flew out from Lahore at midnight of the 25th and arrived 4 hours later in Bangkok. it was sort of like coming back home, I’ve been here so often. I immediately went to the bus station to get a bus to Ubon Ratchathani where a friend of mine is currently staying at a monastery as a monk. His family has a house nearby and his family is nice enough to let me stay here. the house is very big with a lot of rooms so I feel very lucky having a nice room to myself. It feels good to be back in Thailand. I love Pakistan, it is my home, it is my soil but there is a lot of tension there at the moment. Thai people are very carefree and gentle and it is much more suitable to my demeanor. This country very rightfully deserves the title “Land of Smiles.”
I will be in Ubon for the next 1-2 weeks. There are a few Muay Thai camps around and I will go check them out tomorrow as well as go visit my friend Niran at the temple. The next two weeks will be one of breaking myself in to the training regimen that is full time Muay Thai as well doing a little bit of reflection with the forest monks. A wonderful combination for a Martial Artist.
Before leaving Pakistan I had a talk with an aunt of mine who is a lawyer and she will be guiding me for the next year or so in establishing a governing body for Mixed Martial Arts in Pakistan. Since there really isnt a MMA scene right now I am not in a hurry to get it registered and would rather take my time and make sure the parameters I set are exactly what i want them to be. I will keep you all updated on that front.
Anyway, I am going to go to bed right now. I want to write more but I am tired and I will try to give you guys a more thorough reading i the next couple of days.