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Siraphon Soinak (Siraphon)

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Joined: 2 May 2010
Topics: Bicycle Touring 
Bio: What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. — Leo Buscaglia

NEXT CHAPTER OF MY LIFE - i want to bring a new living life to the fullest and to a new hights! It is impossible for me to work until i retired and enjoying life - too long and might be too late! So after working 3 jobs, 10 days a week for a few years, i quit my job and prioritized my life with my 5 ingredients of life: curiosity, zest, gratitude, love and capacity to be loved. I packed them, along with my belongings which only what i can carry on my bicycle and with TIME on my hands, i'm ready to living out my dream! And i shall live it with passion or die trying!! I shall never trade my freedom for comfort! Comfort without freedome, is not enough! I have always wante to live my life "outside of the box".

Mark Frost quote aptly sum up my own indifference to all my injuries - "LIFE should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but to skid in broadside thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclamiming, Wow... What a ride!!"

Educated and worked both in Thailand and USA. Bachelor Degree from Bangkok Technical Institute - major in Travel Industry and Hotel Management. Four years University in the USA, Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education.

IF I TRADE MY FREEDOM FOR COMFORT - THEN I DESERVED NEITHER! Longing for Freedom on the road.... Prior to my decision to Self-contained bicycle touring, I've traveled Europe a few times, see a bit of America when in the USA for University. Started to cycling Europe more in 2009= UK(Dorset, Yorkshire), Germany along the Moselle, Rhine, Dueseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, Heidelburg, Neustadt Platz/Mannheim), Holland(Hoorn, Heiloo, Castricum, Bergen, Amsterdam), France-Brittany, crossed the border to Spain, ride along Costa Brava to Cadaques, Spain. After 6 months a little tour/ride in Europe in 2009 along the Moselle River and stayed in B&B and some more in the early 2010 in the UK. I realized that this is what i really want to do. I want to meet local people wherever i am and learn from them, their lives, culture and customs and i am willing to share my life story with them. To understand and creat the harmony among ourselves and hope to make the world a bit better place!

I've decided to tour on the TRANSAMerica -Eastcoast(Atlantic Oceant)to Westcoast(Pacific Ocean). Here my new chapter of life journey begins....... !

DREAM MY PASSION AND LIVE MY DREAM!! My today reflection; Seize my "someday" and NOW IS WHEN"! - Making my "someday" to HERE and NOW!. It’s fun to dream, to think about what i would like to do someday. But that someday part is a real problem. As long as i see my dream as occurring someday, it’s not going to happen for me. Yes, I know about the excuses. I have all sorts of them. After all, if I didn’t have all those excuses I would already be living the full and complete expression of my dream. There’s not enough time. There’s not enough money, work to get more money when i retired, on and on and on and on.... the children need me, etc, etc, etc. Then one day, my sons told me, mum, i know you love traveling, now is the time, you should do what you love, we are fine and you did a good job raising us and now it is your time to do what you love most in life! What??! my children don't need me any more??!! Well, i'm very proud of them both! They have a good heads on their shoulders. And they'll do well in life just as i am when i was their age and yes, why not!! Travel! I've dreame since University ys but life got in the way. The most powerful excuses are the ones that are true. The lame excuses are easy to get beyond. But the excuses that are real and valid and reasonable and true, those have the power to hold you back forever if you let them but i won't! My life and my happiness is in my hands and no longer i persuit of happines..... HERE and NOW, my HAPPINESS PURSUED!!

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Ride Across America East Coast to West Coast '10

Updated: 13 April 2013

Journals and articles:

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Type Title Author Updated Status Hitcount
 Journal   Europe Charity Tour   Siraphon Soinak  Sep 21 
Completed Sep 2014
 Journal   Mississippi River Trail... North to South   Siraphon Soinak  Oct 25 
Completed Oct 2013
 Journal   Discovering Mexico .... Charity Ride for Children with Cancer   Siraphon Soinak  Apr 2013 
Completed Apr 2013
 Journal   Turkey Adventure and Greece Oddyssey   Siraphon Soinak  Apr 10 
Completed Sep 2013
 Journal   My Europe Adventure 2012   Siraphon Soinak  Oct 2012 
Completed Oct 2012
 Journal   Pacific Coast Tour   Siraphon Soinak  May 2012 
Completed May 2012
 Journal   TAKE ME HOME! - SURIN, THAILAND   Siraphon Soinak  Jun 2012 
Completed Jun 2012
 Journal   My Rendezvous with the Horizon - Atlantic Coast Tour   Siraphon Soinak  May 2012 
Completed Mar 2012
 Journal   TRANSAmerica - East2West 2010   Siraphon Soinak  Dec 1 
Completed Dec 2013

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