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24 July 2007
Thomas Frisbie Class of 1965
I am now retired from my management consulting work and living in Krabi, Thailand, on the southwestern Andaman coast. I am gay, single, in good health and life is good.
Until retirement last year, I spend over 15 years working mostly in Indonesia, consulting to an American oil company. Thailand was always home base; it has been ever since I graduated from Berkeley. I spent a year in England getting a Masters and four years consulting in Hong Kong. Other than that, it has been Thailand and Indonesia with short periods around Asia and Alaska. Commuting between the island of Borneo and Anchorage for a year was interesting.
I recently spent three months as a Buddhist monk here in Krabi, and am a practicing Buddhist.
I have recently opened a fairly large Thai restaurant. This keeps me busy - it is probably entails more work than I have done in a long while. I meet interesting people, and I don't have to go far to eat well. I live above the restaurant in four floors of a townhouse in the center of the town of Krabi. I have a Thai business partner in this venture. He also lives next door with his wife and two children above another part of the restaurant.
My mother, Aliazon Frisbie, who was a teacher at AIS in 1964 and 1965, is still alive at 94. Other than bad arthritis in her back, she is in relatively good shape. Her mind and wit are intact. She still gives me a hard time as her 'baby'.