Thailand Nightlife Roundup

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).

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Here we have a not uncommon scene along Sukhumvit, Soi 4.  As far as I could tell, this fine fellow had not been in a fight or in an accident.  He had simply got himself soused and collapsed on the sidewalk.  So if you've been reading about the soccer hoodlums and all the rest of the lowlife in Pattaya, rest assured they are in the City of Angels as well.  An ambulance came right away and took the fellow away.  Everyone treated him very well and it was an exciting show for the street kids with their begging cups.  But if you want to make a fool out of yourself in Thailand, do it over Thai women like the rest of us, not over indulging in drink. 

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Three lovelies behind the bar at the Londoner Pub, Sukhumvit, soi 33.

 

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Exclusive to this site!  Click on the picture!  Archaeologists have uncovered a tomb in Egypt and found the above wall painting showing a dominatrix and her client!  An amazing discovery!  And remember you saw it here first!  The dominatrix is believed to be the legendary Mistress Whapses I "She Who Must Be Obeyed".  The hieroglyphics on the wall translate: "I Feel Your Pain."

 

 

Been to Himali Cha Cha's lately?  They have three branches.  I went to the one on Sukhumvit soi 31.  Good food, lovely decor, good service.  I knew the late Himali in the 70's when he had a restaurant with John Everingham down on New Road near the Oriental.  Anyway, I had a sudden hankering for chicken tikka.  It was good.  In fact, during the five years I lived on soi 31 not much was happening.  That has all changed and now we have massage parlors, Japanese clubs, a chocolate cafe, Italian restaurants, and of course Fenix Tower has replaced the one story garage which used to be on the corner.  PJ's ribs and steak restaurant is there and I can say from experience a great night out is the ribs at PJ's which goes well with their Lao beer. At least one thing has not changed: the motorcycle taxis near Sukhumvit still await their passengers with great patience.

 

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There is not much point in repeating the obvious.  It is the sloooow season and the bars are feeling the pinch.  It doesn't matter where, be it a bar on soi 33 or Nana Plaza or Washington Square, or Queen's Park Plaza or Soi Cowboy or Patpong, the story is the same: where are the customers?  The truth is there are customers; it is simply that there are too many bars.  How anyone could at this stage (for example) buy a small bar on soi 33 and expect it to make money, I don't know.  He would have to be given the Optimist of the Year Award. Same same with a beer bar in Pattaya or at Queen's Park Plaza on soi 22 or just about anywhere.  I ventured into the larger of the Hollywood bars on the 3rd floor of Nana Plaza and found that there were eight girls dancing behind the bars and none on the two turnaround stages!  Then, eventually, the girls got down from there and some girls began dancing on the larger of the two stages.  Some of the girls were attractive and one approached me and of course I bought her a drink.  But it was a sad atmosphere and tourists and locals looking in usually chose to keep moving along.  An even sadder place was the Carousel on the third floor.  The gay guy mamasan said there were pretty girls inside.  Yet even the mechanical bull looked more beddable than the few go go dancers about.  I was the only customer and after a quick drink made a hasty exit.  It is especially sad as a few years ago this was one of the hottest bars in Nana Plaza.  The Crown Group owns it, I believe.  Don't they care about making a profit? 

    I hadn't been to G-Spot for quite a while and there were several girls dancing on the two stages, a few cute ones, and a few who really exhibited some rhythm and style.  One of the servers was the cutest in the place.  The place did show a bit of life.  I did spot one ladyboy.  A fellow next to me with a Kiwi accent pointed to her and said, "Stunning, huh?"  There was no question in his mind that it was a woman so I decided not to disillusion him.  But I did breathe a sigh of relief when he left without her.  I  moved on to the upstairs of Erotica Bar.  A mixture of cuties and ladyboys.  The "show" downstairs was very short and not much of a show but no complaints.  Mandarin Bar had quite a few customers although the girls dancing were not quite as hot in the looks department as they had been a few weeks ago.  Maybe the best have been barfined?  Rumor-Control Headquarters has it that enough has been settled within top police ranks so that rather than harass bars at Nana to close at one in the morning, they will actually be allowed to open to three o'clock!  Time will tell. 

 

    Later that week I hit Soi Cowboy just for a drink before heading home.  Walked all the way from soi 3 to Cowboy!  Wow!  One for the record books!  Went into Dollhouse for about 20 minutes and paid 50 baht for a namsom.  Meanwhile, and for that paltry price, I got to watch lovely young ladies, unencumbered with too much apparel dance and cavort on stage.  So why don't I more often complain about the (sometimes rising) prices of drinks in bars?  Simple. Because in Thailand you get a lot for your money.  Apache Bar has renovated and reopened and it looks good.  I cannot say I spotted any beauties in there but the girls were full of pep and full of fun.  And, of course, as always, Long Gun is full on Friday, Saturday, and often on Sunday as well.  Yes, it is sad that Country Road on the corner of Sukhumvit and soi 19 is gone and the building it was in is dark and dreary.  Country Road is now a small place in a lane not far from the beer garden on soi 7.  Speaking of which, I checked out the beer garden the other day during daylight hours.  It was quite full of punters and ladies and also quite dark.  Not really my scene.  Some places on soi 33 do all right.  Of course the Londoner Pub on Wednesday when it is 2 for 1 drinks until closing (and the Witch's Tavern on Soi ThongLor has ladies night on Wednesday, don't forget).  Lookie Lookie bar is not doing great business but is not without customers either.  The cute twin Min still works there but her sister Mot has quit her job at the bar down the street to be with her mom up in Issarn.  That bar has changed its name more times than a terrorist escaping the police changing identities:  Richmond, then Shamrock, then CK Sports, and now Powelly bar.  Whew! 

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As I walk down Soi Cowboy sometimes someone calls my name and I realize it is a young or not so young lady I sat outside with and bought a drink for in the distant, murky past.  So it was when I was passing by Jungle Jims with no intention to stop on Cowboy.  But that's the way it is; sometimes it is simply difficult not to stop for a drink.  The ladies assured me there is a room upstairs which is always good to know but I had more fun just sitting outside and watching the girls call men with worse looks than me, "Hansum, man!" and listening to them complain about the lack of customers.  The girls were busy showing off their Jatakarn Ramathep amulets.  In my own opinion, Rama V, the popular one it seems for ladies, would be better, but what they choose to hang about their pretty necks is there business.  The one in blue they referred to as "Supernom" but I didn't get a closeup view to be sure.

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading
 it."
- Moses Hadas

If you have any interest in beer, breweries or Cambodia, click onto this site.  A member of Frank's Corner at the Londoner is part owner of a brewery in Colorado and meanwhile rides his motorbike through every nook and cranny of Cambodia.  He makes Lonely Planet people look like tourists.  Scroll down on his site to the bottom for the Cambodia story. http://www.lefthandbrewing.com/newsletters/May%202007%20Newsletter.html

A friend of mine had a very traumatic experience.  It was his birthday and the owner of one of the Soi Cowboy bars at about 1:30 in the morning suddenly presented him with a beautiful young dancer from one of the other bars owned by the same individual and said she and the hotel room were his birthday gift!  He lost no time at all in taking her to the hotel and was full of gratitude to the owner and to the girl.  The problem was the sister of his upcountry girlfriend worked in the bar as did her friends.  So he was about to commit suicide.  He did the only thing he could do which was to tell his lovely present about the situation.  She understood and after a suitable time they left.  He called his girlfriend first thing in the morning and explained to her what had happened and assured her that nothing happened.  He reasoned she would be getting several calls from friends anxious to tell her about what her boyfriend did.  So the girlfriend understood and all is well.  At least for now.  Why he didn't call me to the rescue that night I shall never forgive him for.

This actually happened.  A lovely waitress behind the bar in a certain pub wanted sex with her husband but he was groggy with sleep and she wasn't getting anywhere.  So she did what one has come to expect of a certain type of lovely Thai lady: she slugged him.  She said she slugged him a bit harder than she had intended and he was out cold for ten minutes.  Again, why did no one call me to the rescue?

Book lovers march outside the Emporium demanding to know why Dean Barrett's titles

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Getting Depressed

 

I lived for many years as a writer in Manhattan.  And one of the things I liked most was how easy it was to get depressed.  Writers, you see, easily get depressed, and actually regard said depression as a benefit of being a writer.  We might get depressed from not writing well that day or over the state of the human condition ("Weltschmerz") or simply from not getting laid enough.  In fact, we wallow in our depression.  Because writers often do their best work when they are depressed.  In New York, being down in the dumps and in a really black mood came to be the norm.  And in New York I could usually look forward to a really good state of depression at the end of the day and Manhattan's cold, cloudy weather would usually add to it.  And New Yorkers could be counted on to be if not outright nasty, at least abrupt.  And if I needed still more depression I could always go to a singles bar and try to hit on a chick; which would bring me into direct contact with what Uncle Fred in his columns refers to as The Chip (on her shoulder).  It was comforting.  It was depressing.  So I wrote well.  I was really happy.

Then I came back to Thailand and what happened?  I have seldom if ever been depressed since.  How can you be depressed in a country where the saying is: "If it's not sanuk, it's not worth doing?"  How can you write in a country called Land of Smiles?  Since I came back to Thailand, my output has dropped off enormously.  But the Thais seem intent on keeping me cheerful and happy and smiling.  They smile at the FCCT and greet me like I am a celebrity; same same pubs, bars, wherever. Stop it, goddamn it!  Stop smiling!  Wipe that infuriating smile off your face!  Do you hear me?!  Be abrupt!  Look at the dark side, will you, for Christ's sake? 

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Khun Leigh's Corner

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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.

Last week we explored the best way to handle oneself when dealing with Entertainment Providers in LOS. This week I want to venture into the realm of the "good girls."  More and more guys are coming to me for advice on how to meet a nice gal in Thailand.  Many have tried a relationship with an Entertainment Provider and found out for themselves just how tricky this can be.  Some guys are looking for a serious relationship and realize they really are going to have to venture outside of Nana Plaza!!  Some have tried the internet chat rooms with limited success.  Well here comes Khun Leigh's Top 5 Rules for meeting and successfully dealing with "good girls."

1)HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF
Thai gals are quite conservative by nature and most are really the antithesis of the ladies you meet when going to naughty nightlife places.  However, many would be very interested in meeting a nice western gentleman, and if you handle yourself properly the possibilities are endless.  Thai gals tend to like guys who are well dressed, polite, know how to treat a lady and how to act in public.  Yes, I know it's so hot here that most of the time we start sweating while waiting for the lift just outside of our room!  Well, no matter how painful it may be, the more well dressed you are the more successful you will be. Keep your hair short, wear smart clothes, smile and be polite, and you will do very well indeed.  Don't be too serious though.  One of the things I hear repeatedly from Thai gals is that they are shocked at how serious and depressing western men are. We worry about everything and are full of anxiety 24 hours a day and this just doesn't sit well with Thais. So my advice is put on your best clothes, your warmest smile, and be very polite at all times (even if you are boiling over inside) and you're ready for the gals

2)MONEY WON'T DO IT ALL

I do have some bad news for those men who are rolling in money.  In Nana Plaza money is 99% of the game and you can wear dirty clothes, act like an idiot and smell like a monkey and you will still score every time.  It is a whole different ballgame with the good girls.  They dream about big houses and fancy clothes just like all women, but they don't expect to have all those things and very rarely use money as major criteria in choosing a man.  This may sound like good news to many of you, but time and time again I see guys blowing it with a nice Thai lady because they are used to being wanted for their money.  Let's face the facts, most western women worship money, and the Entertainment Providers care primarily about making money, so therefore guys get used to thinking that their wallet is the key to success.  This can be a very nasty habit to break.  Just last week I set up a friend of mine on a date with a Thai Air flight attendant.  She is a very nice young lady from Bangkok and had often asked me if I had any nice friends I could introduce to her.  Well, my friend is a very wealthy man and used to getting his way.  They went to a Thai restaurant on their very first date, and my
friend proceeds to complain vehemently to the waiter about how they had made a mistake with his order.  In Thailand one never raises his voice in public, and keeping one's cool is most important.   She was so embarrassed she told me that she would NEVER go out with him again under any circumstances.   I explained to her that he is a corporate V.P. and used to getting his way, but he is also quite rich and successful. NOT INTERESTED.

3)WHERE TO LOOK

I should probably say "where NOT to look!"  I probably don't need to tell you that you won't find your good gal working in the naughty nightlife.  Here's the REALLY bad news. You probably won't find her working anywhere that is within 1 mile of a nightlife area.  The gals who work in the hotels, internet shops, pool halls, and other venues aimed at servicing tourists are quite often just as mercenary as the bargirls.  Yes, that little honey you met at the internet café on soi nana, may (or may not) have more providers than a Rainbow 4 Superstar!  Sounds harsh? Well, venture at your own risk. I searched the alcohol-laden remains of my grey matter this week and came up with the following list (in order of importance) of places I have met good gals in Bangkok:  Shopping centers (and coffee shops, etc., inside the centers), Through Thai friends, Transportation Centers (BTS, MRT, Bus and Train stations), Thai Entertainment Venues (Discos, Karaoke places, Concerts), Anyplace that serves food!  Yes, you can meet her anywhere, but the farther you stray from the farang ghettos the better your chances are.

4) THE 10/80/10 RULE

In the west many people are considered to be middleclass, with a smaller number of lower and upper class folks.  It is VERY different here in LOS.  About 10 per cent of the population would be considered "upper" class. You will probably see tons of these ladies strolling around Siam Paragon and Emporium shopping centers on Sundays.  They have white skin, are taller than average, wear WAY too much makeup and have expensive clothes and jewelry.  If this description isn't enough for you to recognize them when you see them---- THEY OFTEN HAVE THE SAME INDIFFERENT DEMEANOR that farang women have.  I wouldn't waste any time pursuing these women unless you are a masochist.  Then there is the "lower" 10%.  These are the women who work in the naughty nightlife and venues in the vicinity of the naughty nightlife, or work other low level jobs around the city.  Anyone who doesn't know why he can't date these women please refer to last week's column! THE GOOD NEWS is that this leaves 80% of the population that isn't hustling customers for a living, and also is not a stuck up hi-so gal.  This is your target group.  Virtually every gal who attends University, works in an office, or otherwise is waking up every day and pursuing a goal will fall into this group.  You get the best of both worlds.  They will have traditional Thai values without being rich or arrogant.

5) BE INTERESTED IN THAILAND 

Learn as much Thai language as you can. It is difficult, but the level of English spoken by many good gals is poor at best.  Go to Thai movies.  Listen to Thai music.  Eat Thai food. If you are going to be here you might as well enjoy the culture and everything that goes along with it.  When I bring a lady back to my place for the first time, I put some Thai music on and they light up like a Christmas tree. They are so happy to meet a guy who tries to relate to them.  If your Thai is mediocre or better, you don't need any of my advice because you will have so many women after you that you won't have time to read my column!


SUMMARY

Dress smartly and take care of your appearance.  Be polite and cool at all times.  Don't fool yourself into thinking your wallet will do it for you.  Look ANYWHERE that is 1 mile or more  away from naughty nightlife areas.  Pursue the normal Thai gals, not the hi-so rich or the ladies so poor they are forced into the naughty nightlife.  Invest in learning Thai, and enjoy the music and culture.  Good hunting! PS-Addendum to the story about the Thai Air flight attendant.  Last night I set her up with another friend of mine and she says she is VERY interested in him.  Ironically, he makes less than 10% as much money as the first guy!

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ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK by Chris Coles, courtesy www.chriscolesgallery.com

 

Yes, people are funny.  Or stupid.  A few items: A Canadian man has been approaching women and asking them to kick him in the groin.  Some did.  Police are looking for him.  They should look for a guy holding a sore groin.  A German man almost died when using a sink plunger as a bath plug (because he couldn't find the bath plug).  He slipped on a bar of soap and the handle of the plunger went waaaay up his ass.   Doctor's operated for eight hours.  Next time I hope the guy remembers where he put the bath plug so he doesn't do that again.  Researchers in Rome say what makes la vita so dolce is that there are traces of cocaine and cannabis in the air.  I wonder if all of Rome will be busted.  A woman in England got furious at a guy ending an affair with her and ripped a testicle off him then tried to swallow it but had to spit it out.  She is getting two and a half years in prison and says she is not a violent person and this will affect her the rest of her life.  Since doctors cannot sew the thing back on, I would say it will affect the guy more than this dumb bitch. Finally, my favorite: A 60-year-old Japanese guy was found with more than 8,000 pieces of women's clothing and lingerie in his small apartment.  He said he stole them so he could sleep buried in them.   He had 2,400 pieces of lingerie, 600 kimonos and 5,200 items of other clothing.  A police spokesman said he seemed to like the smell.  Aromatherapy? 

 

OK, I admit it: I'm a leg man.  Anyone who comes to Thailand who cares about breast size, try elsewhere.  Go to Germany, Hungary, wherever.  But, my God, click on the above photograph and if those curvaceous, smooth, soft, shapely, lovely feminine legs don't do something for you, check the cemetery tombstones; because you may be dead.  And the chance of my telling you who she is or where she works is slightly less than Taksin admitting he's a corrupt SOB.

 

"Indeed, there are always, at all ages, discoveries to be made in the vagina."

Journey to the End of Night, Louis-Ferdinand Celine

 

The latest After Dark magazine is out.  Getting fatter all the time.  And it does have some yummy women.  Glad to see soft porn in print is making a comeback!  Click on the cover.  This is volume 3, volume 4 will be out in about a month, possibly with the new name, "Nightlife."

 

As you know, YouTube is banned in Thailand.  Just in case you haven't seen the short video of The Buddha's Golden Gleam, I have put it up on liveleak.com as well.  Just click here.

 

I have boxes of books coming from the USA, research material related to my novel Hangman's Point so that I can get on with the sequel, Thieves' Hamlet.  My friend went to the post office in NYC a week ago and learned that the United States Post Office has stopped shipping overseas by sea!!  Unbelievable!  So each box, instead of costing me US$50, now costs US$150 by air bag!  How can a major power's PO stop shipping by sea?  This will bankrupt publishers in the USA and anyone who regularly sends out material and products overseas.

 

When one of my readers first told me about this, I thought he was joking.  He said that the bar known as the Downunder Bistro, a bar on soi 23, not even a minute walk from Soi Cowboy, had a sign out front which specifically read: NO BAR GIRLS.  So I went to take a look and, sure enough, (just click on the picture) there it was.  Incredibly, it says just above that: "The Welcome Friendly."  I don't know about you, but I wouldn't step foot inside a bar or pub which specifies NO BAR GIRLS.  What in Christ is the owner thinking of?  Maybe he has delusions that his bar is the Bamboo Bar in the Oriental Hotel?  I think I'll mention this to some go go dancers and I hope neither he nor his customers are allowed in any bar on Soi Cowboy.

 

This huge ad is visible only to people flying in and out of Gatwick Airport.  And yes you can be sure the powers that be don't like it but the people who painted the field say it is invisible on the ground and nobody owns the air rights.  Hmmm.  Great advertising idea, methinks.

 

There is a police program in Thailand in which police bigwigs put on clothes of the homeless and spend a night homeless to see how the other half lives.  Some went to red light areas.  Check this out: 

The notorious red light districts and entertainment zones were well-known and crowded at night, which made them perfect for the training, he said, adding that there were a number of hospitals nearby in case of any emergency.

Pol Lt-Col Sompong Suwanwong, who participated in the programme in the Soi Cowboy area, said that while wandering down the small soi infamous for its go-go bars and prostitutes, he was bullied by a teenage gang and approached by a group of transvestite prostitutes.

He also said he had to beg for left-over fruit from a street vendor before his training colleague stumbled on a 100-baht note on the street.

Um, what can one say?  As a habitue of Soi Cowboy, I have never seen any bullying teenage gangs or been approached by a group of transvestite prostittes or stumbled on a 100-baht note.  His training colleague just happened to find the money so then his colonel could eat?  Um, sure, that is one trainee who should go far.

Article about New York City:  "The Chinese migrants mostly enter the kingdom as tourists and overstay their visas, with help from human trafficking gangs.   They choose to stay in Chinatown because Chinese is commonly spoken in the area.  Some open shops, selling goods like tea leaves, herbal medicines and ceramic products. Many migrant women offer sexual services.  The resident said prostitutes mostly hang around in a department store to meet prospective clients."  Which department store, you damn fool!  Which store!?

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Mail Bag

Hi Dean,

Your pic looks like the EPs' (entertainment providers') time-clock in Cowboy 2 bar, but as you never refer to Cowboy 2 in your articles, it may be the Long Gun time clock instead -- obviously the basis for a future coffee table book. :-). 

An awful joke: Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play music in women's breast implants. The iBreast will cost £499 to £599. This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

Cheers, Peter.

Peter, many thanks.  A truly awful joke which makes it great!  A coffee table book on time-clocks in the nightlife areas?  Hmmm, I think my idea for The Endangered Species Cookbook would have more chance.

Very low season? I stopped at Bus Stop on soi 4 to eat on Sunday. There were 2 new girls there who did not know me. I bought them each a lady drink as I enjoyed my dinner. By the end of the meal both were content to share me as a live in boyfriend. It was their offer not mine. I found it very amusing seeing is they were 23 and 29 and both very easy on the eyes. John aka Special K

John, There seems to be a real possibility here that you are a very hansum man!

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Sign reads: "Compared to Bill, she's close, but No Cigar"

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Links You Might Enjoy

A video of a five-minute walk down Soi Cowboy.  Click here and then click "preview videos."

http://www.pbar.info/videos.html

 

Like to check out some bars in Thailand?  Try

http://www.bangkokbarfun.com.

Like to know what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try http://www.bangkokgigguide.com.

Like to know more in depth about what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try this great site:

http://www.bangkokjungle.com.

 

Tired of shoveling snow?  Check out Bangkok's sunshine.

 

Bangkok's weather report.

 

 

 

A great site for listening to Thai Morlan music and other folk music of Southeast Asia.

 

www.monsoon-country.org

 

 

 

A bit of black leather never hurts.  But she does.

 

Our Lady in Black

 

 

 

Like to learn a bit about retiring in Asia?

 

http://www.retiredexpat.com

 

 

 

Maps of all the provinces of Thailand

 

http://www.thailand-guide.org/maps/index.htm

 

 

 

Contact Direct Line for Travel Insurance in the UK

 

 

 

Links You Might Not Enjoy

T-Shirt Hell: for lovers of very black humor only. 

http://www.tshirthell.com.

 

Politically incorrect rants and raves from Uncle Fred.

http://www.fredoneverything.net

 

Girlfriends looking for Taliban boyfriends.

Taliban Singles Dating Page

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So enter and win 3,000 baht in food and drink vouchers, second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt, courtesy of Peter, PJ and Jason, third prize the usual Nada diddly-squat.    No one won last week's contest although I had an incredible number of guesses of various bars on Soi Cowboy.  In fact, the time clock is not inside any establishment, that would have been too difficult.  It is actually outside Sam's 2000 and the girls working at Tilac next door use the clock.  Well, not to worry, because this column's prize is worth 6,000 baht in food and drink vouchers.  Just be the first to tell me where the picture of the building at right was taken.  The building is in Bangkok.

 

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That's all for this fortnightly column.  Drop by again.  Explore the rest of the website.  Meanwhile, as the girls used to tell me during the 1960's: "I no lie you, GI, I love you long time; you number one!"  And, remember: nothing says goodbye like a bullet.  And the more people I meet the more bullets I need.

Dean Barrett can be flamed at: deanbarr@loxinfo.co.th

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Abducted in Gaza and still being held hostage by Muslim terrorists for 95 days

(BBC does not even permit the word "terrorist" in the Middle East context

perhaps now they will change their mind?

Can you imagine the outrage if an Israeli group had kidnapped Alan and had him

make a pro-Zionist video?  Why the double standard?)

 

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Click on the picture.  "Slay those who insult Islam."  I guess that's me. 

Because simply to report on the activities of Muslims is called "Islamophobia."

Muslim women     vs.     Thai women

 

American troops raid a house in Baghdad and rescue, among others, a 12-year-old boy who was tortured by Muslim fanatics.

"War is enjoined against the Infidels." II, 215
"Oh True believers, wage war against such of the infidels as are near you." IX, 124
"When ye encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads until ye have made a great slaughter among them." XLVII, 4

The (Holy) Koran

"Many non-Muslims are also victims of a different, yet just as deadly, delusion. They believe that Islam is a religion of peace, that only a small minority of Muslims are jihadists, and that Muslims can be reasoned with to abandon the Quran-mandated elimination of the non-believers. These well-meaning simpletons are just as deluded as the fanatic jihadists by refusing to acknowledge the fact that one cannot be a Muslim and not abide by the dictates of the Quran."      Amil Imani

Click on the liveleak video below for a short but excellent commentary on Islam:
http://liveleak.com/view?i=418_1176494781