Welcome to my website. Unlike the universe, this website has a purpose: to offer rants, tirades, opinions and discussion about books on Thailand, give an overview of nightlife in Thailand and, yes, to provide a few news items which might not appear elsewhere. And to have some fun.
Bar, club and restaurant owners who would like to send material on their special events, birthday bashes, anniversary parties, etc., are welcome to do so but please remember men in Thailand are a bit jaded so if you’re just going to offer the usual free gourmet food and free full band entertainment and free beautiful and eager-to-please women, well, the lads have been there, done that. So do try to offer potential patrons something special. ;-)
There is a contest every two weeks when this column appears and the first to answer the question correctly or identify a photograph correctly will receive vouchers worth at least 3,000 baht in food and drink, i.e., 500 baht each, from Larry's Dive, The Old Dutch, Electric Blue, The Big Mango, PJ's Steak & Rib Grill, and Bourbon Street Cafe. The prizes will build up in case anyone doesn't win it immediately so the bonanza for the eventual winner could get quite interesting. It will double to 6,000 and, if still no winner, to 9,000, etc. Second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt. And please remember a part of all money received from the sale of my books goes to needy Thais (in the form of payment to go go dancers, waitresses and hostesses).
Here is the lovely and very sweet Khun Dao; waitresses can be beautiful as well as dancers, you know.
All hell breaks loose: The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in the Maneeya Building near Chitlom Skytrain Station offers lots of interesting talks. If you are not a member, maybe you should be; and you do not have to be a journalist or correspondent to join. The other night there was a lecture by Professor Barry Rubin entitled "Is the Middle East a Threat to Asia?" As you might have guessed, the anti-Israel leftists were out in force shouting and demanding to talk (rather than ask questions) and attempting to hijack the speech about the Middle East in Asia to a talk about Israel and the Palestinians. In the right hand picture you can see the moderator demanding that one of the rude idiots sit down and shut up. He even threatened to have another asshole escorted out. Another idiot began babbling about colonialism and the Crusades apparently forgetting that the Christian Crusades were simply a response to Muslim Crusades which had begun in the 7th century and which had wiped out Christianity in the Middle East and Northern Africa. But there is no reasoning with leftist assholes. Nevertheless, the FCCT is well worth joining and is cheap, food is good, and it is a very convenient and congenial place to have dinner with friends.
After I wrote the above, I saw that the Muslim fanatic writing for the Bangkok Post every other Sunday had completely distorted the event and so I wrote the following:
Needless to say, the Bangkok Post refused to print my letter although they printed one from a guy who doubted Muqbil's version of events and wished he could hear from someone who was there. As I said before, the Bangkok Post has become more and more leftist and more and more pro-Islamist. And for several months got down on its knees to Taksin and even fired their editor (by kicking him upstairs and installing a more pliable one) when he wasn't pro-Taksin enough. If you want the news as it is in Thailand, read the Nation.
Nana Plaza was reaaaallly slow when I was there. There was more action among the stray cats on the roofs than in the bars. If only the bars can hang on until the cool season they should be OK. The Big Mango does offer at least one kind of beer all night Wednesday at something like 60 baht a bottle or glass. Not bad!
The Jewel of Russia girl poses at the Londoner Pub with the Chang Light girl (or Heinneken girl?) Three pretty Thai ladies enjoying an Indian meal on Sukhumvit soi 28 and, at right, khun Kaew gives khun Nang a backrub at the Londoner Pub. It would be difficult to choose between the two of them; fortunately, I don't have to because they are both crazy about me. (In my dreams.) Khun Dae poses by the door of the Londoner.
This elephant on Soi Cowboy got just a bit rambunctious but it was all in good fun. Mad elephants spice up the slow season and a few trampled tourists is a small price to pay for a bit of entertainment Bangkok-style.
Please mark September 15th, Saturday, on your calendar. That is when I will be signing copies of Dragon Slayer at the Texas Lone Star Saloon in Washington Square, Sukhumvit soi 22 from 2:30 to 5. Free lunch is served at the Lone Star at 3 to 3:30 so don't miss that either. I will have most of my titles for sale and all will be at a discount. As usual, I will pay out in ladies drinks more than I make but it should be fun. Should have some radio coverage of the event as well. As of now, Dragon Slayer is available in all Bookazine stores in Thailand. It has also arrived in Singapore and Hong Kong, not yet in the States.
A few scenes from (Sodom and) Pattaya. I stopped into the Galaxy European girls only, just before they opened and a few of the ladies were sitting about looking decidedly unhappy, almost hostile. No smiles there. I gave the Galaxy a miss. But as always the Happy a Go Go and Peppermint, etc., were swinging and crowded. Coyotes' girls are pretty and wild and pretty wild. A number of clubs had some pretty dancers and Walking Street really does pick up about 11 p.m. It is amazing though how few women are about during the day even into the late afternoon and then whamo! some time after dark like magic they're all over the place.
OK, here is a look at George Bush's State of the Union message from NationalBanana.com. Short and very funny. Don't miss this: http://nationalbanana.com/video/7
Khun Leigh's Corner
Khun Leigh is a savvy local expat who keeps in shape by hitting most of the bars of Nana Plaza as often as possible. From his vast experience, he will enlighten and entertain us with his recollections of the bar scene be they humorous, tragic or somewhere in between.
I always find it interesting just how different Thai culture is from our Western culture. Most people can see the obvious differences such as language, food and customs. However, after living in Thailand 6 years I find it remarkable how Thai people can look at even the most insignificant event from a totally different perspective. For instance, I was watching a football match with 2 Thai friends and I commented on how much better one team was than the other team. My friends both commented that the losing team was just UNLUCKY that day! Another example involves a conversation I had with a bargirl the other day. She was paralyzed with fear because a friend called and said that the gal’s sister had learned that she was working in a farang bar and was actually on her way to witness it for herself, in order to report back to their parents. I asked if her parents would be angry upon learning that she was working in a bar and being barfined and taken home by customers. Her reply was “they won’t care about that, but they will be really angry to learn that I drink alcohol.”
Gentleman of the Week award goes to a fine man I met at a Nana Go-go bar. I was quietly having a drink and watching the lovelies dance when I happened to notice a lady sitting at the table next to mine who looked awfully familiar. After a few moments I realized it was a gal I had met 4 years earlier when she worked as a dancer in that very bar. I remember it was her 3rd day of work and I had barfined her and we spent some quality time together. In the morning she had told me that she didn’t like working in the bar and planned to quit and never go back. Well, I must say she was telling the truth because in the past 4 years I had never seen her again-until this week. However, as she was with a gentleman I did not approach her. I only glanced over and gave her a smile. Much to my surprise, they soon paid their bill and on the way out of the bar they stopped to talk. He and I had a very nice talk about many things including currency exchange rates (I am a bit of a finance nerd) as well as the overall state of the world. Then he hands me a piece of paper with a phone number on it and says “You seem like a really good guy. I have been taking care of Lek 4 years now but I live in Europe and only make it to Bangkok 3 or 4 times a year. I know she needs companionship while I am gone, and I would rather she go out with you than the other guys I run into here, so here’s her number.” Wow!! This guy really “get’s it.” Not only does he realize that since he doesn’t live here full time she can’t dedicate herself to only him, but on top of that he genuinely cares about her. After mocking all the “sponsors” who naively send money to their Thai bargirls from farangland, it was a breath of fresh air to meet this guy. Cheers!!
I was at my favorite Internet Café the other day and ran into one of my all time favorite Thai gals. She is really full of life and has a great sense of humor. She also speaks English really well, so needless to say has many admirers. I asked her where she was living these days, and she told me this story. “I have been living in a really nice apartment near Emporium Shopping Center that costs 40,000 baht per month. My English boyfriend pays for it as well as giving me another 60,000 baht per month spending money. Last month he left the apartment to go to the airport, as he had a business meeting in Japan. Just an hour later he returned to the apartment unannounced (guess his meeting was cancelled) and found me sitting on the sofa with my Thai boyfriend. He yelled and screamed and threw things and then ran out of the apartment. My Thai boyfriend is really cool and said and did nothing. I knew if I called him that he would just be angry and accuse me of cheating on him. So instead, I turned off my phone and stayed with my friend Won for 3 days. The 4th day I turned my phone on and my English boyfriend called within 5 minutes. He was crying and said he had been calling me every 5 minutes for 3 days and he wanted to kill himself because I loved another man. Well I know in Farang countries everything is always the man’s fault, no matter what. So I told him that I was angry with him and wanted to end the relationship. I told him that my Thai boyfriend was really a customer and that I had been forced to go with customers for money because the 60,000 baht per month he gave me just wasn’t enough to live on...”
I told her that was a very creative answer, and I wanted to know how it all ended up?
This was her response. “I got a 40,000 baht raise out of it.”
Like Dean says, any additional comment would be superfluous.
I know I am really spoiled living here in Paradise. Sometimes I almost feel guilty about what a charmed life I lead. This week I had a very interesting conversation with the Thai guy who is the maintenance engineer in my building. He told me he was from Korat, and that he and his wife had moved to Bangkok in order to work hard and save enough money to return home and build a small house. His goal is to save 200,000 baht, which is enough to build the home they want in their village. However, as things are so expensive in Bangkok, both he and his wife have been working 2 jobs day and night, but in 4 years have only managed to save a small percentage of what is needed. I must say I felt more than a little guilty knowing that his lifetime savings goal is equivalent to what I have blown on booze and women in the past 6 months! I believe it was Football legend George Best who said “I spent a million pounds on booze and women, but I spent the rest foolishly.”
This is a really worthwhile read by a journalist who worked for the Bangkok Daily Mail, an English language paper published in Siam during the 1920's. At times it almost reads like a novel. The original title was Brown Women and White but it has been republished by White Lotus press as A Journalist in Siam. The foreword by Sean Ashley is excellent. Unfortunately, he mentions that Andrew Freeman left Siam to continue writing but my Google search turned up nothing relevant. I really wonder what happened to him after he returned to the States. Did he write more books, unpublished or published? The book is extremely interesting and we learn of police corruption and the trafficking of women, racism and the foreign community's desperate need to present a dignified air to the Siamese. As Sean Ashley writes in the foreword: "This is reminiscent of George Orwell's famous observation that every white man's life in the colonized East was one long struggle not to be laughed at." Lowell Thomas said the book "is as exciting as a corking detective story, and ten times as colorful. Beachcombers, bewitching Siamese girls, dissolute princes, and white elephants march through its pages in a way that makes the book absolutely irresistible. I have never read anything more fascinating." True, but the author is always more of an observer without really revealing a great deal about himself, I mean the inner self, the inner landscape that would have transformed it into more of a novel. Still, it is a really good read if you can find it.
A Coyote girl in Pattaya taking a break.
Just a bit of advertising from Pattaya.
A sticker from the fabled Rick Menard's Grand Prix bar on Patpong in the 1970's. Bring back memories?
When you think about publishers in Bangkok - and you probably don't very often - you might think of White Lotus or Asia Books (no longer in publishing) or whoever. And yet under the radar and doing very well indeed is The Bangkok Book House founded and owned by George Gensbichler, an energetic 39-year-old from Salzburg, Austria, who has been here for ten years. And if you have browsed the bookstores you may have noticed that more and more language books and even some novels were published by Bangkok Book House. Alas, it is true, novels sell more slowly than the practical titles such as the language books and some of the better written novels George has published, by his own admission, sell far more slowly than those of lesser quality with sexy covers. And whereas with a novel there might be a printrun of two or three thousand, with language and other practical books the run might be five or ten thousand, keeping the unit cost way down. But Bangkok Book House is forging ahead on all fronts and will soon be publishing maps of various areas of Thailand as well, first Bangkok (already out) and then Pattaya (end of August) and then elsewhere. The maps will be tourist maps, not driving maps, a bit similar to the "Groovy" map series.
How does a company publishing a new book every ten days manage to keep costs down? By outsourcing. The three editors are freelance, the accountant is part time, and there is only one permanent secretary. The freelance editors read the manuscripts as they come in and the ones which are in good shape are edited then passed on to George who reads all titles before they are published. George also uses various design companies for the covers and book design.
A few years ago George began a small retail bookstore called Bangkok Book House in Nana Square, Sukhumvit, soi 3. He had 60 per cent of the store and he wanted the space to show what the company was doing. He did it not with the illusions of making any huge profit but to learn still more about the retail side of the business and to know what books actually sell. His idea was to either expand into a chain like Bookazine or Asia Books or else to eventually sell the store and to get out of the retail business. He realized rents were too high for bookstores in the best locations and he abandoned the idea of expanding. Furthermore, if people in high quality locations have never heard of your bookstore they don't want you, they would rather have a store name they know such as Asia Books or Bookazine or Kinokinuya. After a year he sold the store but he had learned a great deal and had decided to concentrate on the publishing side which would be greatly expanded.
The company already has titles which sell in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore with at least 40 of the company's titles are already selling in Singapore. Once all is solidified in those markets, George will look very seriously at the possibility of distribution in Australia. He knows there is a market there for the books he publishes because his website receives many orders from Australia.
In the beginning, the company was very small and published only two or three books a year. At the beginning of the year, the company had about 60 titles and sold 50,000 or 60,000 books (nearly all on Thailand) but George estimates that by the end of this year he will have 100 titles and expects to have 100,000 books sold in 2007. Arrangements with authors are all different and can range from royalty to an outright buy of the manuscript. The company is expanding rapidly and with the closure of Asia Book's publishing program more and more manuscripts are heading George's way. Random House watch out! www.bangkokbooks.com
I wrote a short, humorous article for the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand titled "The Making of Thailand: Land of Beautiful Women." If you'd like to read it, click here.
Also, Strippers in Columbus, Ohio are fighting against new regulations which might come into effect to prevent customers from touching them as well as other restrictions. So they are out collecting signatures. Their group, Dancers for Democracy, is fighting the group who pushed the law through, Citizens for Community Values. Citizens for Community Values sounds like one of those horrible groups in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. Anyway, you can read all about it here:
The 10th Anniversary Party of the Londoner Pub was held recently and it was a real blast. You can see the ladies cutting the cake and hustling to bring drinks to the increasingly unruly crowd. Khun Pat and Khun Pui, the two lovely ladies standing in front of the doorway are exquisite. But sexiest of all, of course, is Khun Kaew, with the balloons attached to her chest. Ah, what a woman! If there is a God in heaven, a just God, then someday he will realize she needs a tryst with me. And look at cute little Khun Golf in the fifth picture from the left. She is 22 but looks about 12. I've always wanted to take her to the States because I know that when we're on the plane the Captain will radio ahead and by the time we land the police will have surrounded the plane and I'll be dragged off as a pedophile despite explanations and documents. "But, but, officer, she's 22! Thai girls often look a lot younger than they are!" "Yeah, right, pervert, just keep moving!"
"Laurent Nielly, who heads packaging innovation for Pepsi in North America, said young people — Pepsi’s central audience — have shorter attention spans than previous generations, so bottles and other containers have to change more often. Pepsi is experimenting with the designs on its Mountain Dew bottles, selling aluminum bottles covered in graffiti-like designs that will be changed 12 times from May to October."
This is the kind of thing that makes writers cry: Young people have shorter attention spans than previous generations. In other words, and among other drawbacks, they don't or can't read novels.
Well, look here, the latest issue of After Dark is about to come out with higher class photography, etc. The gentlemen doing the magazine have decided to split up and the silver lining there is instead of no magazine we are going to get two: After Dark and Nightlife. And both plan on constantly upgrading the quality of text and photographs. Could we be witnessing the beginning of Asia's very own Hustler or Playboy-type magazines? Let's hope so.
I mentioned to a friend of mine that some of the dominatrixes chat with me when I pass by their clubs and a few know my name. I asked him if that fact might hurt my chances of running for President of the United States. He said that plus about 400 other things he could think of. Sigh. I had great plans if elected. I was going to import a lot of Asian women into America and change the name of the White House to the Asia House and all kinds of good things. And, let's be honest here, could I possibly do any worse than George?
"It's the federal approach of raids and aggression, metastasized across the continent."
Uh, oh, I've been reading the NY Times again and marveling at their use of words. If a writer wants to sound intelligent there is no better way than to take a 64-dollar word and use it differently thereby showing his command of ideas and language. "Metastasized" usually refers to disease, of course, but can be used in interesting ways as above. "Gravity" is another one when used, for example, as in "the power gravitated to the people." So to sound learned and intelligent, allow me to attempt to use the word "metastasized" in a different way, such as: "It's the go go dancers approach of inviting smiles and a friendly attitude, metastasized across Nana Plaza." Not quite sure if that is right, but it works for me.
THE BARBIE & DEAN LETTERSHEAT UP AND CONTINUE UNABATED!
First of all, you don't know crap about me... second of all I have been to this part of the world more times than you will ever imagine. I have seen western scum like you prey on young women who have no other opportunity but to do what they have to do to eke out a living.... again.... look in the mirror... ask yourself....why they really want to be with you? And please be honest. Horny old men never learn.... "Barbie"
I am totally fascinated by your response to Barbara. I think you need to reread your email to Barbara. It is offensive. It is particularly offensive giving what we do beyond our normal jobs.
I looked at your picture and reacted the same way as Barbara. There are some many of these old guys who rejuvenate their esteem, confidence by living in a land of beautiful young girls who are very attracted to the farang community for whatever the reasons are.
If they are your friends, the first thing you should do is tell them to put more traditional clothes on and take the makeup off, especially the latter. I am saddened to say that I know what a tough environment it is for girls to develop themselves, their self-respect, their future in an economically challenged environment.
Barbara is a nurse. She is a sponsor of over a dozen girls who have been taken from the dumps of Phnom Pen hand put in school. They unfortunately are all beautiful girls. Some are in their teens. Her key goal is getting them prepared as educated, independent thinking confident grownups with careers. Distractions is one of her/our key challenges in ensuring that they don't get snared into going to the other side of the tracks.
One of our girls (whose mother died) was being sent to Poipet. (And you know where many of those young girls go, especially the pretty ones). We dispatched a large group of people in Phnom Penh to find her, put her back in school and get her back on track. She had no idea what was going on. We did.
We know one of the top attorneys in Phnom Penh and they are sick and tired of bailing out (but it's easy money at the same time) old western men getting in trouble with girls of all types. Everything is fun in the beginning. Things get a little too serious. And, for the unfortunate ones, trouble starts.
This has nothing to do with Christian stuff. It has to do with educating these children with self confidence, self respect and independent thinking. Barbara is SO committed (within her available time and resources) to help these vulnerable girls. She lectures me all the time the offensiveness of such pictures, as a woman. We try together to help the few we can.
We have no idea who those two girls are. We do know they are overdressed, as normal Thai/Bangkok girls or Siem Reap girls or Phnom Penh girls. We know what regular girls look like, even when they go to weddings at least the few I've been to in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
We are exceptionally sensitive to seeing these pictures. Tell the girls to turn down the makeup. Dori
Hey, Dori, let me ask you a question. Who the fuck are you to say that these
young women (not "girls") should "put more traditional clothes on and take the
makeup off, especially the latter." Who made you their dictator? You are as
arrogant and insulting as Barbara Lee who calls women she doesn't know
"prostitutes" and men whose lifestyle she disagrees with "scum."
"We are exceptionally sensitive to seeing these pictures. Tell the girls to turn down the makeup." You sound like an arrogant, overbearing asshole who thinks he has the right to pass judgment on others and even tell them what dress to wear and what makeup to wear.
Screw you. It is so obvious that in your puritanical Judeo Christian mind you are in fact the one who is looking down on these women. And Barbara is the great white savior from the west who knows best for one and all, right?
"She lectures me all the time the offensiveness of such pictures..." I'll bet she does, and you being a wimp male, listen to her bullshit.
For your information, I was a member of Amnesty International for over 20 years, began and aided in constructing a building and swimming pool for Dr. Pierre Vejabul's orphanage, raised lots of money for Thai orphans, and now give toys to street kids here in Bangkok (the gangs take any money given) so I give toys, candy, ice cream, etc. And I constantly write letters to newspapers condemning the horrible way Muslims treat women in various countries (although experts in the field have noted how silent western feminists are). But unlike you and lecturing Barbara, I am not an embittered asshole. Again, Barbara, look in the mirror: That plus your horrible attitude is what accounts for your bitterness and unhappiness. I have had a belly full of Western women like Barbara who don't give a damn about human rights but who love to play puerile and boring gender war games. Infibulation and clitoridectomy doesn't get them excited, but seeing older western men with younger Asian women does.
And for your information, Barbie dear, some of these women have larger bank accounts than I do and they do not "eke out a living." I suspect your real hatred of "western scum" comes from not being able to attract a man.
Any man who goes after children should be hanged in my opinion, but the relationships between adults are none of your fucking business, whether money changes hands or not, whether it is in Hoboken or in Manchester or in Paris or in Bangkok. Furthermore, when you say they "have no opportunity but to do what they have to do" (selling sex) you are either a liar or rather stupid. As the women in go go bars have told me, they could work for less money in coffee shops or stores or toil in factories for 10 hours a day, but they regard this as easy money. And many marriages between older farang men and younger Thai entertainment women have worked out very well. I know of many. It is the same scene here as in L.A., New York, Las Vegas, etc., but for whatever reason, people like Barbara only get excited when they see it happening in Asia. And by the way I hope you people are not some kind of idiot Christians luring and indoctrinating these young people in a Buddhist country into Christianity, right?
As for why these lovely Thai twins are with me, Barbie, it is because I am known far and wide as wirabirut hong norn ("hero of the bedroom"). As the song says, "What's love got to do with it?"
I could continue but why bother? Let me just congratulate Barbie on the stunning success of her sense-of-humor bypass operation.
Dean Barrett (western scum) (horny old man)
THE BARBIE & DEAN LETTERS REACH THEIR SMASHING CONCLUSION NEXT COLUMN! DON'T MISS IT!
Dean, in one of your half-monthlies you addressed how some
Asian-Americans go into a little of a tizzy over the "Oriental" word. Well
they've had me watching it for literally a long generation -
since 1978 when in SF I read The Asian Journal leftest newspaper out of there (It has long since folded). And they said the proper word for Asians is Asian, not Oriental. Made me take notice, for I've followed that guidance for 29 years. Now you come along and make a persuasive case for
Oriental. So now I'm sitting here confused - do I change my "policy" of staying away from the Oriental word in favor of Asian? (Rhetorical question, I guess.) Best, Lewis
Lewis, what it comes down to is if you want to get laid or not with an Asian-American beauty who has a bug up her ass about the word "Oriental." If so, use "Asian" only. Otherwise, do as you please and don't let the pushers of political correctness influence your vocabulary. This is a big deal with a very tiny percentage of Asian-Americans and is the kind of thing real Asians laugh at and most Asian-Americans can't be bothered with. I was about to leave for the Oriental Hotel when I read your e-mail. I guess I'll have to tell them to change the name to the Asian Hotel to please a tiny group of American leftists with too much time on their hands. No wonder their rag went out of business. Cheers.
Hi Dean, I figure this is a good one for you. I have been to a total of 4 discos in the last 3 weeks in both Bangkok and Pattaya, and the trend in coyote dancing has taken hold. But not so much by the bars but the girls who come in to party. I think we can personally thank the Minister of Culture for this. Seeing as how it was so controversial with her.... the rest you can figure out. John
Dean, Cactus Bar on Cowboy was unreal! Where else can you get chili and chocolate cake while watching girls go down on one another? Afterskool was all nastiness! I was real drunk and wanted you-know-what but there was a queue to the Naughty Boys Corner. Can you believe that? So I went home. Only in Thailand :-) (Name Withheld)
A queue to the Naughty Boys Corner! During the low season! What hath God wrought! Has it really come to this? Is the party over?!
Dean, Sadly I wish this was a photo of some foreign reporters being hung in Iran.
It is/was two Iranian boys ages 15 & 16 that were hung / strangled for being gay.
Before their execution, they had been beaten for weeks.
This was on "you tube.com" the full execution and it was horrible to say the least.
And that is coming from a from a semi-old fart that used to be known as a real tough guy
back in the day.
I'm sure that you have a contract on you by this time. Can I have your apartment if the Muslims don't blow you up in it. Smile, Rocky
Rocky, Many thanks for yours and for the correction. I thought I might have mislabeled the picture but couldn't find it again. Sorry about the apartment but I only rent, not buy. But when the Muslims do blow me up in it I'll be sure to leave word with them that I passed the anti-Islamist torch to you. ;-)
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