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Koh Samui, busy doing what exactly?

Hello again,

Thank you for the kind comments made to me after my little rant on the bad reporting about Samuis recent happenings. Alls back to normal though a few more visitors would be nice.

It does however make it the perfect time to come here and enjoy the island

Many people enquire about what to do on Samui, there is quite a lot and i promise my next blog will be on some pretty good stuff(i think so anyway), but i want to make a suggestion to you all …….for now why not  just dwell on  the following.

“Get busy doing Nothing!”

We all lead such active  daily lives, both at work and at home. We just never seem to stop. And maybe that’s a problem, after all we weren’t built this way were we? I could and probably should go on and on about evolution ,our roots, how stress related illness is at an all time high and of course about how just in the last 20 years have seen the fastest technological developments and life changing inventions ever.To such a point that many people simply can’t keep up,and those that do, don’t realize just how tightly wound they are.

Life is moving so fast that we never really stop, we have our little blackberries/iphones glued to our hands and even when resting our eyes wander to that little screen and our thumbs furtively start pressing away at the buttons . And that’s at home when its time to rest! How many times have we been in a restaurant or a bar and stopped to see whats arrived in the company mailbox?

Why?

Isn’t it possible were missing something here? Or maybe getting too much of the wrong thing? Over 50% of the world now lives in cities and cities never stop, but people have to don’t they?

I remember being so wired about work and life that i eventually made myself ill. I tool a step back and nothing really changed much. Well that’s not true ,you step back you pause and you see what your missing. And its around you all the time.(ok im preaching here)

I have heard the following, and variations of the same from many guests who have stayed with us here at Elements boutique resort and spa. Some have made similar comments on trip advisor

“You know ,when we first came we were worried about being here, i mean its so quiet ! And all you can hear is birds and frogs and …well nature.But now we so glad we did after all that what a holiday is about. And the local villages are just so nice Shame we going back to all that noise”

Ok the above looks like an advert for my resort ,and to be honest in a way it is. But actually what makes me write this blog is the following.

I was riding the bike to work thinking what id really like to do when i suddenly remembered a song id heard at home when watching a BBC2 movie on a Saturday afternoon when i was a kid. It must have been raining as i was one of those kids who lived up trees. The song never left my mind. When i got to Elements i down loaded it and played it to the gang and we all agreed that actually it was right ,sometimes you just have to get busy doing nothing!

Heres the lyrics

La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

We’re busy doin’ nothin’ Workin’ the whole day through Tryin’ to find lots of things not to do We’re busy goin’ nowhere Isn’t it just a crime We’d like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time

I have to watch the river To see that it doesn’t stop And stick around the rosebuds So they’ll know when to pop And keep the crickets cheerful They’re really a solemn bunch Hustle, bustle And only an hour for lunch

La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

We’re busy doin’ nothin’ Workin’ the whole day through Tryin’ to find lots of things not to do We’re busy goin’ nowhere Isn’t it just a crime We’d like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time

I have to wake the Sun up He’s liable to sleep all day And then inspect the rainbows So they’ll be bright and gay I must rehearse the songbirds To see that they sing in key Hustle, bustle And never a moment free

We’re busy doin’ nothin’ Workin’ the whole day through Tryin’ to find lots of things not to do We’re busy going nowhere Isn’t it just a crime We’d like to be unhappy, but We never do have the time

I have to meet a turtle I’m teachin’ him how to swim Then I have to shine the dewdrops You know they’re looking rather dim I told my friend, the robin I’d buy him a brand new vest Hustle, bustle We never do have We never do have We never do, never do Never do, never do, never do have the time Never do have the time

So when coming to Koh Samui and wondering what to do remember! Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing! Ive taken the liberty of
uploading the file for you to listen to-Enjoy(Thank you Mr Crosby) 07 Busy Doing Nothing