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Legless Blog -I first decided to create this blog page after seeing all of the bad publicity given to and constant hounding of my fellow legless celebrity, Heather Mills on many other websites and in the media in general. This page I created as a place where I can state my personal opinions, thoughts and musings openly, and just share my views and feelings with the Internet World.
This is my legless website, I pay for it and I am the manager, owner/boss/ruler of it, so 'legless or not', as 'freedom of speech' is still a basic human right in true democratic countries where you can view this blog, then I feel that this is somewhere that I can speak my mind without recourse. This is not a commercial page, it is just my own social media page. Nobody has forced any of you to come here and nobody is holding you here, so if you don't agree or like what you are reading here, then please feel free to leave at anytime!
As someone who has exactly the same physical injuries that I have, I find that the hounding of Heather Mills by the media is disgusting. I now see how celebrities, legless or not, can never have a normal life, because they never have time to themselves without someone from the media trying to drag up any kind of dirt from what would just be a normal everyday incident to anyone else, but in Heather's case any normal incident gets sensationalised by the media. Heather's physical disability seems to incite them more, and being honest, if I personally was hounded the way that Heather is, then some of these media personnel would consider being only 'legless' a bonus after the physical injuries that I would personally inflict upon them. I am thoroughly disgusted at the treatment of Heather, I suppose you could call it a feeling of 'Legless unity', so if any of the media responsible are reading this blog, then in Paul McCartney's own words "Let it be".
'The Legless Blog May 2009 by The Legless Fool'
Even though I did have a slight disagreement with my Malaysian friend in Penang this time, I still like her and I promised her that I would put her new tailoring outlet Friskky Styles on the internet for her. I have had no previous experience of working with the clothing/fashion industry, so it has taken me quite a while to learn about the appropriate terms to use with it.
I finally finished designing her webpage today and uploaded it to the internet, so hopefully this will help her to generate a few more customers, because I do know that she is struggling with the rental cost of her new business premises and I do feel that I should try and help her if I can. Advertising on the internet is not just like flicking a switch on though, even though I have uploaded the site today and submitted it to many of the search engines, it usually takes a minimum of about two weeks before her site will start showing for her Penang tailoring/fashion keywords with the search engine results pages SERPs, but it should appear on time because it is being handled by the SEO master, ME .
A banner for the new site is below if you would like to take a look:
Quality designs Perfect style
Cheers for now
The Legless Fool FBE - The legless SEO King
I just returned back to Bangkok after my trip to Penang yesterday, it was an extended trip to Penang in search of suitable living accommodation for me there for the future. The trip was a very eventful one with many highs and lows for me and the eventual outcome after an initial encouraging first few days was a negative one. On the positive side though, I did manage to help a Malaysian friend there to set up her tailoring business in a new shop house in the centre of Georgetown, which I had planned to share with her as my future accommodation there, but incompatibilities between us arose and one of the main problems was that I am an amputee and that fact seemed to cause a problem for her and the landlord. The whole story about this is very long and involved, so I am just giving you this brief precis of it on here for now. My funds that I received from the RAFBF for my move to Penang were also now depleted by 50% so I had to rethink my strategy for any future move to Penang.
On my return from Penang, I stopped off in Hat Yai because I had come to the conclusion that I needed to check out Penang for suitable alternative living accommodation there much more regularly in the future and this would be much easier to do if I were living in the Hat Yai area which is just a four hour drive from Penang. So I started making enquiries in Hat Yai about living accommodation in the area as a stepping stone to moving to Penang in the future. There were quite a lot of other foreign guests staying in the guesthouse that I use in Hat Yai and I had some interesting conversations with them over the next couple of days. As it turned out, many of these guests know the Hat Yai area much better than I do and when they heard that I was looking for living accommodation there, they all started making suggestions. After many conversations with the different people there a common denominator started to emerge, because they all seemed to like and suggested the same area to look for living accommodation and it was somewhere that I had never been to before, so I made a mental note of this.
I do not have sufficient funds available to check out the unanimously recommended area at this point in time, so I have decided to return to the Hat Yai area in about two weeks time when my next pension payment arrives and do some serious house hunting in the recommended area then.
Cheers for now
The Legless Fool FBE - Hat Yai as a stepping stone
I have been quite busy for the last few days, my grant from the RAFBF arrived last Friday and I had to go to Hualumpong station and book my train ticket to Butterworth, Malaysia. What I didn't know before though, is that this week is a holiday in Thailand and all of the trains to Butterworth this week are full, so I had to make a quick change of plans and I managed to book a train to Hat Yai for 6th May and from Hat Yai I know that I can easily get a mini bus to Penang and it is only a three hour journey by road, I also have no schedule to keep to so I can take a day's break in Hat Yai because I like it there anyway.
This is not like one of my usual trips to Penang just for a Thai visa, this time I am looking for permanent accommodation there, so that I can move to live there permanently in one or two month's time. So maybe my next book will be entitled 'Legless in Penang' and unlike 'Legless in Thailand', I hope that it will be a happy story this time.
Cheers for now
The Legless Fool FBE - Penang here I come!
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