I just decided to make another category here on dive-monster.
Many things going through my head where I wanna talk about but they don’t fit in any of the existing ones. There are quite personal thoughts and I guess a blog is the diary of the 21st century. Like in some of my other reports before I will insult, laugh and cry and put my salty fingers into fresh wounds
… so if you are sensible, just stop reading exactly here !!!
My life changed a lot the last few years but the biggest change was about one year ago when one of my course-directors and bosses at the dive-shop I was working was not man enough to tell me that I am fired. Kim a one of the rare real friends took little Rhoody by his hand and told him: Man, why don’t you do the same I do….
Hey, great Idea – I thought by myself- and started beer drinking and mongering around in many regions of the Philippines. After a while Kim told me…. Rhoody not that, why you don’t start a webpage, I help you to get on your feet and show you how to earn your cost of living with that.
OK-ok, sounds like work but give it a try… as I am not under financial pressure; I started a bit slow but after a 2 days or so I had my first Dollar earned. Yeah only a dollar, but it showed me that it is possible. Kim told me some secrets and helped me with ALL stupid questions I had and still have.
Now my first year of a new existence is done and there were many up’s and downs. One great thing of my life is that I am still diving a lot but I am not a slave at a Dive-Mc Donalds in Dauin. I am now diving up and down the beach, have bookings on Siquijor and help Mike at his Adventure-Diveshop. Next to all of that I am not sitting in a wanna-be-the-best dive-center and waste my life.
I can go out meet great people and know that exactly at this point I earn the money I spend on a good meal somewhere in Dumaguete.
I pissed more people off than I did in my 6 years before in the Philippines but I also met more great guys and friends. At this point I need to thank a couple of people without them I would never be at that stage I am now.
First of all Kim and Tom who showed me that things are possible (in many ways),
my little little one and her mother (couldn’t do anything without the love, energy and the support you 2 give to me).
Mike and Bruce (who are responsible that I still dive for free AND have some cold beer)
My good friend, The “Fat Austrian” (who ensures with his monster-portions that I don’t get too skinny)
All the lovely people here in the country who make me feel welcome, who make me smile, who make me happy… I am proud to be in your wonderful place as a guest…
Enough tears…. My reputation is to be a bad guy… do I wanna be one ???? yeah, 100% …. good guys are boring and go to heaven… bad guys go everywhere…
Just saw on some boards that guys asking for some advice…. and insults…. stay tuned, I am on the way