Well, it's January 2nd and it is officially 2013 everywhere in the world, but my new years was absolutely amazing.
After missing my train, and catching a plane to Bangkok, I waited in the airport for the arrival of Michelle and Lindsay, two of my friends from the RLS at Brock who happened to be arriving in Bangkok at the same time I did.
Seeing them walk out of the terminal was awesome, because they are the first people I've seen from back home in about 6 months, which is super cool. After catching up, we caught a cab into the city, and after checking into our hostel, exploring Khao San road for a little, grabbing unnecessarily large amounts of food (and claiming I could do so because it was my birthday) they were feeling a little tired, so we went to bed early.
Now, since I haven't drank on my Thailand trip yet, I figured New Years Eve was the time to do so. Lindsay and I started drinking at 11 in the morning (out of peer pressure for me) and I wanted to make it a Home-Coming day (for the 3 home comings at Brock that I've missed). I was a little more drunk than I anticipated in the afternoon, so I decided to head back to the hostel and have a nap.
I woke up still drunk at about 6PM, but sobered up as we went and got dinner. Afterwards, we all started drinking again, and caught a cab to CentreWorld - where the party is at.
There must have been 100 thousand people there, it was crazy. I was loving it, but Michelle and Lindsay weren't feeling it as much as I was so we decided to catch a tuk tuk back to Khao San, where all the falang were chillin' and partying. We were singing, dancing, and yelling Happy New Year / Sawatdee Pei Maii to people on the street, when we finally arrived.
I don't remember much after that point. I remember dancing on chairs, being told to get down, waiting until that person turned their back, and getting back up on the chairs. I also remember the countdown, and the crazy crowds in which I felt like I was going to die.
It was a crazy night overall. The next day we grabbed some food, and I said goodbye to Michelle and Lindsay (who I'll see in a few days again in Hong Kong).
Right now I'm chillin in the hostel, and just slumming around bangkok being a dirty backpacker / hippie. Not too shabby of a life.
This is the only song I remember of the night: