My Thoughts on Greys Anatomy

My Thoughts on Greys Anatomy

Now this weeks blog is really off topic! And I mean really off topic but I felt like I just had to express my feelings on this matter.

Now if you did not know I am a huge huge HUGE fan of greys anatomy… HUGE! I have been watching this show live since season 3 and it is now up to season 14. It has literally been in my life for over 10 years!

Now obviously the show has had off seasons where the story lines are just horrible. I feel like recently this ‘off season’ has been happening for the last 3 or 4 seasons! I have stuck around because I am so invested in these characters… they have been in my life for 10 years. They are almost like my best friends, as sad as that sounds!

Now I don’t know if you have heard but recently two actresses got ‘let go’ for ‘creative reasons’! Now you would think these actresses are small characters that have been in it for a season or two but no you are wrong! These two characters have both been in the show for over 9 years! The actresses did not want to leave, they loved their work and were always very interactive with their fans! For me if they wanted to leave themselves I would have been fine with this whole thing! I would have understood because they wanted to move on! But no they were let go for ‘creative reasons’!

Using creative reasons as an excuse actually makes me very angry! Yes I get it the show has been on for so long you need to freshen up and get some new story lines but fans don’t want to invest in new interns! We love the show because we love the characters and keep watching because we are invested in their lives! As I said using creative reasons is not an excuse and if anything it actually confirms what I had been thinking about the last couple of seasons… that they just cannot write good story lines anymore!

Take for instance the start of this season, season 14! It started off with Owens sister coming back she had surgery and was literally out of there after 3 or 4 episodes? Why did they not drag out the story longer? Then there was also the Nathan, Meredith and Owens sister triangle that literally was in it for an episode and bam! Resolved! It’s almost like they have an idea chuck it in the show for 1 or 2 episodes and then resolve it? What about the whole episode surrounded by Bailey who had a heart attack… and was literally fine by the end of the episode? Let’s even bring up jos husband who came into 1 episode… and then was literally killed off in the next? Like where is the creativity in that? That whole story could have been over 4 episodes at least! I also almost forgot Amelia’s brain tumour which again was resolved so quickly!

I feel like the last couple of seasons have just been all over the place in terms of good stories! The stories are out there, all it takes is some creativity which obviously the greys writers do not have at the moment! This is evident when they fire two of the most beloved characters for ‘creative reasons’! They use the excuse that the show has been running for so long blah blah blah, and that these characters have run their course blah blah blah! People don’t want to watch a show just about Meredith who is apparently wonderwoman and everything goes her way… all the time! It’s boring and to be honest Meredith has never been my favourite! People are invested in the show for all the main characters not just one!

Now I still have not mentioned who the two actresses are that are leaving. I mean if you are a greys fan you should already know but the two actresses are Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew who play Arizona Robbins and April Kepner, two characters that have been in the show for over 9 years! These two and Alex are my favourite characters so it makes sense the news really hit me hard! I am not ready to say good bye to them and for such a rediculous reason! Like I said if they wanted to leave themselves I would have been happy for them but the way the writers have handled this is appalling! There is still so much to tell about these characters! So many stories we have not learnt about them and it makes me said that the creators of this show think that they are dispensable!

Anyway I am really happy to get all that off my chest it has been making me so angry for the last 2 weeks! I am such a huge fan of greys but this has hit me hard and I don’t know if I can come back from this! I will be watching the season until the end to see where my favourite characters end up, but after that… I cannot invest in these new intern story lines with actors who are just not up to scratch! It makes me think they just want to bring in new characters and interns because they don’t have to pay them much at all! But anyway that’s for a whole other discussion! Come the end of this season I will be no longer watching greys anatomy and I hope… I hope the show just ends because how many more characters are on the chopping block? Obviously the writers think only Meredith is worth keeping because ‘it’s called greys anatomy’ blah blah blah! People have invested in the other characters and you can’t just cut them away and expect their fans to stick around I am sorry!

Anyway now I will wrap this up for good! Sorry the blog was completely off topic I just really wanted to get it off my chest!

Make sure you follow me on all my social media! I may make a video on YouTube about this because I am really upset about this decision!

Let me know your thoughts on the matter! Are you happy, sad, angry that they are leaving?

How to get to Erawan Falls from Bangkok

How to get to Erawan Falls from Bangkok

I decided to make this blog post to help anyone out there trying to get to Erawan Falls from Bangkok. Before I went I had to read so many different blog posts and do so much research on how to get there and where to go… it can be a bit confusing and scary especially if you are by yourself like I was!

But let’s just get straight into it; Here is how to get to Erawan Falls from Bangkok:

First off you need to make your way to kanchanaburi. To get there you can either take a taxi/minivan, a train or a bus. The bus is the cheapest option and is the one that I chose, so this blog will tell you how to get to kanchanaburi by bus!

Now I did a lot of research and the best place to catch a local bus to kanchanaburi was from Bangkok’s southern bus terminal (sai tai mai), they leave quite frequently which is very handy!

To get to the bus station you need to get a taxi or a bus. I caught a taxi which was a lot easier. Once you get there you need to go to the top floor… which thank god I knew from my research otherwise I would have gotten so lost! They have no signs in English telling you where to go so just remember to head up! It then gets even more confusing from there because again nothing is signed so you need to ask the people working there where to go, which again can be difficult because most of them dont really understand English!

After asking where to go I got pointed in one direction by one Thai person and then another direction by another, in the end I just walked around until I found somewhere where you could get out of the building… that was my logic! After walking around not knowing where I was going I saw a security guard and behind him was a ramp down… I figured this had to be where I needed to go, so I asked him and he nodded! Success!

It can be so scary when you have no clue where you are going, but I guess my advice would be to just not be scared to ask where to go!

So the bus number you need to catch is 81 and if the ticket station for kanchanaburi isn’t open like it wasn’t when I went you need to head to platform 10 where you buy your ticket from the people sitting at a table before you get on the bus!

When I went, I got on the bus thinking I would just buy the ticket on there. Luckily I saw this couple in front of me looking at their tickets and asked them where they had gotten them from and they told me outside… if I had been caught without a ticket who knows what would have happened! So yes remember to buy it before getting on!

The bus costs 110 baht for 1st class, takes about 2-2:30 hrs to get there and you get free water included!

Once you make it to kanchanaburi you are dropped off at the bus station where you then need to get on a local non air conditioned bus to get to erawan falls! The bus is signed with erawan written all over it!

I will warn you when you get off the bus from Bangkok you will be harassed by taxi drivers trying to take you there themselves, the local bus costs only 50 baht and takes an hour and a half. I recommend just taking the local bus.

Once you find that erawan bus.. which again isn’t signed so just ask where you need to go, you are done, just stay on that bus until you get to erawan!

Oh you also have to pay an entrance fee of 300 baht into erawan!

I recommend you stay the night in the park, you can get a bungalow… which is what I got, or a tent which is apperently quite cheap, I just didn’t want to do camping by myself! But if you stay the night it’ll save you having to come back a forth and also you can go walking after hours! Which is the best way to experience the falls! I highly recommend it!

So there you have it! I hope this is helpful for you and that I’ve described things in enough detail for you! If you have any questions feel free to ask me!

I also uploaded my vlog of Erawan Falls on my youtube channel! Be sure to check it out!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi2wC7hYuak