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 3,500 baht in food and drink, i.e., 500 baht each, from Larry's Dive, Shadow Bar, The Old Dutch, the Big Mango, Electric Blue, The Duke of Wellington pub, and Bourbon Street Restaurant. 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 7,000 and, if still no winner, to 10,500, 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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Note: Last column's Khun Nana section was fine if you were reading it on Internet Explorer.  Those of you who were using Firefox or Google Chrome would have seen that Khun Nana's column was a mess, unreadable.  Even if I had checked it in the other browsers, I doubt that I could have fixed it, so all I can say is if it is a mess again this time, try using IE.  Why one browser is fine for reading his section and why others are not, don't ask me.  There must be something in the code which some of the browsers don't like.

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Here we have Mojos dancers performing next door at the Office Bar.  Yum yum good!

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Another perspective

I was sitting in a bar in Pattaya looking around at the fantastic chicks and I mentioned to a friend who is living with a Thai dancer about how cute they all are.  His answer was, "Yes, they are; until you live with them."

Another fellow in Bangkok married to a Thai lady with one cute son was telling me how happy he was.  He said "Dean, I have a wonderful wife and wonderful son and I am happily married and very happy.  And I never want to be this happy again."

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Renoir during one of the anniversary nights.

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Thursday, 27 November 2008 2-4 p.m.

I'll be signing copies of Identity Theft at the Texas Lone Star Saloon

Sukhumvit Soi 22, Washington Square

Free Thanksgiving lunch at 3 p.m.

Identity Theft and other of my titles will be on sale below retail

Don't forget to buy the Lone Star ladies a drink or two

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FOUR DAYS (NIGHTS) IN PATTAYA

It began on a Saturday afternoon when a huge line of traffic was heading the other way as my four-wheeler soi van headed for the Ekkamai Bus Station to Pattaya.  We couldn't figure out what that was about until finally the driver realized it must be some of the 50,000 idiots heading to Rajamangala Stadium so they could listen to Taksin's lies and evasions.  A good time to get away from Bangkok.

The cost of a one-way bus ticket is now 121 baht, very fair, and the bus only took just over two hours to get there.  On the bus I overheard a guy telling another about some brawl that occurred in one of the bars in Pattaya between Thais and Russians.  The Thais were outnumbered and defeated.  Apparently, the Russians thought that was that (Duh!) until lots more Thais eventually showed up, one with a gun, and one Russian died.  I'm not sure if this story is true or not, but it is a good reminder and warning that fighting with Thais is not a smart thing to do no matter how tough you may be or think you are.  In Thailand, it ain't over until (if I may coin a phrase) the fat bullet zings. 

When I got to the bus station in Pattaya, I had a regular suitcase and a shoulder case.  Both were heavy because I was carrying copies of Identity Theft because I was going to give a talk to Pattaya's City Expat group.  I headed toward a van but saw that one was full and about to take off and the other was nearly empty and wouldn't be leaving for a while and when it did it would of course be making lots of stops to let tourists off.  So I went up to a motorcycle taxi driver, held up my suitcases, and asked if he could take me to soi 1.  No problem.  Of course, if I'd had an elephant he probably would have figured a way to get it on.

So I straddled the bike behind the driver, my feet on the ground, while I adjusted my helmet and set my main bag onto the bike.  And the driver, thinking the weight of the bag was me sitting down and ready to go, took off.  I was so shocked I couldn't yell for a few seconds.  When I did he was off a ways and hadn't heard me but others, including a female motorbike taxi driver, did.  And they yelled to him.  He turned around and saw that I wasn't with him and got real embarrassed.  All the Thais in the bus station were laughing.  When he came back I laughed and told him if he had got to soi 1 the suitcase wouldn't have been able to pay him.

I was hung over on the way to Pattaya because of Halloween and then that night needless to say I found my way to Walking Street.  But I am told that my talk the next morning went well and I did manage to sell all the copies of Identity Theft I had brought with me.

I spoke to several bar owners and managers and most if not all said business was really slooow.  Estimates of how many go go bars there are in Pattaya ranged from 76 to 92.  Estimates of how many were doing well ranged from six to 12.  Obviously, a lot of go go bars and beer bars are really hurting.  Of course, being an old guy, I remember in 1966 taking a four-hour plus bus to Pattaya on an old road (which was all there was), getting off, seeing horseback riding on the beach, some beach huts, Nipa Lodge Hotel, and a fishing village.  And not a hell of a lot more.  Four hours later I got back on the bus and headed back to Bangkok.  How things have changed.  By the way, the automobile below is fixed sideways on the outside wall of Walking Street Pub, a crowded place at the beginning of Walking Street.  Noisy.  Loud music.  But lots of girls go there!

It truly is an amazing nightlife scene.  I always tell people who have come to Bangkok but have not gone to Pattaya; people who want to know what the Pattaya nightlife scene is like, that compared with Pattaya nightlife Bangkok nightlife was created by a Reverent Nuns Bible Society.  What you want, it has, from good restaurants to go go bars, to coyote bars to the Castle (an S&M place) to the Galaxy (the All European Girls Only place), stylish bodellos such as Kinnaree Place Gentleman's Club, and a friend who lives in Pattaya told me he has seen half a dozen overweight Arab hookers as well.  And, of course, Walking Street before 11 but especially after 11 at night starts to become a real scene in itself with juggling acts, kids acts, muay-Thai boxing, etc.

Thailand is always full of surprises.  For example, after my talk, the expats get up and share any useful information they have to the group.  One fellow said he was bitten by a dog and now has pepper spray which he bought (rather surprisingly, I thought) from the local police station.  In Bangkok I live beside a klong and dogs have gone for me also, so I decided to go along to the police station and get some pepper spray myself.

As it turned out, the police have some tables set up (at least on a Monday, maybe every day but Sunday, not sure) and they sell lots of stuff.  But when I mentioned the dogs and asked about pepper spray they said they were out of it but not to worry just buy a stun gun.  I looked down and yes there was a pile of stun guns.  I picked it up and pushed the button.  Whammo!  Yep, just like in the ads!  So I said, you mean I can buy a stun gun?  Sure, no problem, 1200 baht.  But I said I don't want to kill the dogs, but they (two men and one woman police officers) assured me it wouldn't.  So, against my better judgment, I bought the stun gun and they gave me lots of stickers as well.  Then as I was walking along Beach Road, I spotted a stand selling pepper spray.

But that night when I was telling this story to a friend inside a go go bar with particularly hot women, he told me a friend of his had gotten himself mugged by some Thais and they stole his money and roughed him up.  So he went to the police station and reported it.  The police urged him to buy a stun gun.  He said, "Twelve hundred baht?  I can buy one of those in town for 800 baht."  The police said, "Oh, those are illegal; if we catch you with one of those we'll have to arrest you."  Come on, now, folks, you gotta love this place!  And just wait'll those soi dogs come at me next time.  They'll be dealing with Rambo.

When I was complaining that there wasn't really much to do in Pattaya during the day, some friends took me up to the Kinnaree Palace Gentleman's Club, between soi 4 and 5 on Pratumnak Hill, on the way to the Royal Cliff.  It was a Sunday and a big day for the club which closes every day at 8 p.m.  It is quite stylish and has a bar, lots of sofas and chairs, an indoor area and an outdoor area with tables and chairs.  A great place to spend a few hours.  The card I have for the place says: " Beautiful and sensual hostesses, relaxing jacuzzi, 2 bars/ air-conditioned lounge bar, games room, outside patio area with bowling green." And did I mention it has rooms off to the side, one up the spiral staircase, and lots of women around? 

In one particular establishment during my stay I did venture off with a young lady into a side room for a, um, discussion of feminist literature of the Ottoman Empire.  And a bit more.  As I was about to leave the room I asked her what the two suitcases were doing in the room.  Apparently, the owner pays off one set of police but not another set.  The suitcases in the rooms establish that someone is staying there and it is not a House of Ill Repute.  Yah gotta love Thailand!

A bar owner told me he paid off nine (yes, nine!) different police organizations and he went on to name them.  Amazing Thailand!  I didn't make it to Jomtien Beach this time but did hop on board a songtaew and headed up Naglua Road toward Naglua; past all the German restaurants and beer bars, past the Thai gold shops and markets, until the songtaew was at the end of its route.  If I had had a bit more ambition, I was going to head for that strange temple way over there, but never made it.  I also didn't get to an establishment known as the "Fashion Club," a bar on Beach Road in which the very lovely Thai girls may be barfined for something like 15,000 baht (no, that is not a misprint).  I guess wealthy Thais and Russians can afford that.  Not me.  It is said they do good business, but I can find a beautiful woman for a lot less than that, so why do people pay it?  Oh, well, to each his own.  It is said people either love Pattaya or hate it.  I enjoy it but two or three times a year is enough for me.  What a town!

And here is a video and stills (7 minutes) I shot from Pattaya up on YouTube.

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Some students from Mahidol University came to my apartment to interview me; not sure why they would want to interview a long-in-the-tooth scribbler, but it was fun to watch them set up lights, etc.  The interviewer asked me if I spoke Thai.  I said, "Not well enough, but if I had a Thai wife I bet I could speak it much better.  Are you married?"  She wasn't, but apparently her idea of a good time was something other than hanging about the apartment of a lecherous Charles Bukowski type.  Ah, well...

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Sukhumvit, soi 33, upstairs Dali Coyote Bar, I was the only customer but very friendly girls.

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Last images of Halloween from the Londoner Pub, Sukhumvit, soi 33.  The Federbrau girl gives a scary but sexy pose as do the other ladies.  Outside on the stairs Al Eberhardt is obviously three sheets to the wind and the fourth shaking.

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Aren't these two beer babies adorable?  Don't you just want to buy them each a teddy bear and give them a big hug?

 

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http://www.ClubElectricBlue.com

DAVID COLLIER, OWNER - CANTERBURY TALES BOOKS, PATTAYA

Q. So tell me about yourself.  Where did you grow up?

 

A. I'm 51 and born in Canterbury, Kent in the Southeast of England.

 

My passion as a child was nature and in particular collecting wild bird’s eggs and I had a large collection. I used to bump into an old Gamekeeper then and became interested in his work and slowly he taught me the ways of the Gamekeeper,   rearing Pheasants Partridges & ducks for Game shooting and all the way of life that went with it.

 

I worked in Kent, Sussex, Wiltshire & Shropshire before packing it all in due to personal problems

Retired from that over 10 years ago now, went through a marriage breakup, took on some voluntary work, with deaf & disabled, and studied Psychology and did courses in counseling.  I also volunteered for 4 years with Canterbury Samaritans and ran a prison Listener scheme.

 

Q. So what brought you to Thailand?

 

A. I Came to Thailand with a friend for the first time about 10 years ago, loved the country, the people and the way of life.  Met a Thai nurse in the UK and spent nearly 3 years in the UK living together, moved to Bangkok Thailand in 2004 with her, got married but was only together here six months before parting.

 

I did some Voluntary English Teaching in BKK and met Yao who was teaching at the International School Pattaya.  We became friends and after 1 year living in Bangkok decided to move to Pattaya and buy and renovate a building with the view to reselling it.

 

I bought a property in Soi Chaiyapoon, took about 3 months to completely renovate it and opened it as Canterbury Tales Cafe in 2006, had no experience in that sort of thing but common sense, hard work and a bit of luck got us through the first few months.

 

Then in September 2006 the building we are in now became available which at the time was a sign makers and bookshop in a double shop house, it seemed a natural move from the original building, a single shop house as we had quickly outgrown it.

 

I made an offer and took over the building, it had quite a few books, about 5,000 but noticeably a lot of old tatty novels which I sorted out and sold off very cheaply, I very early on decided I either should scrap the idea altogether with the books or as my nature pushes me, if a jobs worth doing its worth doing well so I spent hours studying what stock I had, also asking all my customers comments on the books they bought and returned, thus learning all I could.

 

I then started busying myself on the net and soon started to pick up more and more stock, not only from the secondhand books for sale adds but from Publishers and distributors as well as Authors themselves.

 

Since them I have captured a large part of the Pattaya used book market with daily dozens and some days scores of books coming in, I buy a lot and always offer a good deal and if for exchange I am notably offering the highest rate in Pattaya.

 

I studied all my competition and over the past few months we've been knocking 20/40/60 baht off all books returned, thus making us the cheapest used bookshop in Pattaya on average for the quality of books on our shelves.  We became so successful we opened another branch in Pattaya, Bookcafe, with exactly the same deal.

 

Q.  How about future plans?

 

A.  We're in the process of securing a deal on another property in another part of Pattaya which will become bookshop number 3.  We're also just about to launch an idea I have had for a long time, the mobile Bookshop, simply a motorbike and specially adapted sidecar that can carry and display a few dozen books of a wide variation of topics, and will double as an advertising tool for the existing bookshops.  This will travel on regular routes around Pattaya, some days will visit North Pattaya where there are many German tourists and expats; books can be purchased direct from this and also exchanged.

 

I must admit I have become more and more interested in books and more and more keen to offer the best book service in Pattaya.  We have on our website a small bookshop and a wish list, we also offer a postal service, where if you are looking for a particular book and living far afield in Thailand and I have the book or can locate it I will post it on to you.

 

Q.  How many books do you have now?

 

A.  We have now approximately 25,000 books and the stock is growing all the time and I am forever searching for more sources for stock.

 

www.canterburytalescafe.com

 

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A real doll at Diva, the new coyote bar on Sukhumvit, soi 11.

 

 

 

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Yes, John and his ladies and his many followers are still going strong at the Cactus bar, Soi Cowboy.  The Cactus Bar, as they say of the bars on Washington Square, is an acquired taste.

 

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As it is a pretty safe bet that most readers of this column have yet to buy my book The Go Go Dancer who Stole My Viagra & other Poetical Tragedies of Thailand I have decided to post one of the poems from the book from time to time.  Some of the poems are serious and some are for fun. 

 

The Girl in 7-11

 

I am gaining weight

all because of the girl

working in the 7-11.

The one with the dimples

and the beautiful smile.

 

She comes from a village near Yasothon

although a long way from any town

and her skin is a beautiful shade of butterscotch

I would call it a brothel brown.

 

I like to chat with her

hoping maybe it will lead to something.

Maybe it won’t.

 

But I can’t just hang around staring at her.

That’s called “stalking.”

So whenever I stop by

I always buy

a small pack of M&M’s.  They’re cheap.

And they melt in your mouth

not in your hand.

 

Sometimes crispy

sometimes chocolate

sometimes peanut.

Whatever.

Although the chocolate is easiest to chew.

 

And on the package they say their colors include

“allura red, sunset yellow and brilliant blue.”

 

Which makes me think that a frustrated poet

is writing ad copy

until something better comes along.

Maybe it won’t.

 

Sometimes the store is out of M&M’s but I don’t mind.

Although I am grateful to the M&M people

for their consideration in printing

“tear here”

on the package

for those of us not mechanically inclined.

 

This has been going on for several weeks

and now I’m gaining weight

and nothing has happened.

  

Yesterday I asked her if she could get a job in a place that doesn’t sell food.

She gave me a big butterscotch smile.

I bought a large pack of potato chips and a six pack of Singha.

 

Maybe getting drunk will help.

Maybe it won’t.

 

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Now in Bangkok stores, Bookazine and Asiabooks: Identity Theft, A Novel

 

Christmas is coming - Give Books as Gifts!

 

The first time in literary history that a novelist barfines one of his own characters!

 

"A wonderful literary masterpiece." - Lang Reid, Pattaya Mail

 

           minor

Soon(er or later) to be a \major/ motion picture (maybe)

 

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The writer Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, etc.) died.  Not a literary writer but no fool as a writer either; he knew his craft: In case you didn't read about it:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/books/06appr.html?hp

 

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Loy Krathong 2008

The picture in the middle was taken on Sukhumvit, soi 33; the other four were taken on Patpong.  As for myself, I did not float a krathong this year outside but I did inside.  I was sitting in a pub and decided I was too lazy to go out and float a krathong and wasn't about to fight my way through the crowds to the Chao Phraya River.  Besides, I have seen several such festivals, the most beautiful in Chiang Mai in the '70's before Thai guys decided it would be fun to throw firecrackers among people in the crowds.  So I remained where I was on my bar stool and folded up some toothpicks and joined them to make a krathong and floated it in my drink of black russian.  (Just to let you know that I always get into the spirit of Thai holidays.)

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"I walked over to the White House Tuesday night and leaned against the fence. How can such a lovely house make so many of its inhabitants nuts?" - Maureen Dowd, NYTimes

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You will love this!  I promise!  I no lie you, GI.  Click here:

http://www.tagtele.com/v/11924
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This is not a political column but some readers may be surprised to know that I favored Obama.  Especially after McCain chose the Alaskan bimbo, right-wing, God-is-great governor of the "extended igloo."  I confess I've never been able to figure out Alaskans.  I mean, who are these people?  They live where there are a lot more men than women, plus it's cold as hell!  The only times I went there was when Cathay Pacific stopped for a refuel on the way to New York.  I had to exit the plane with my hand luggage at something like 5 in the morning.  Groggy, disoriented, bleary eyed as hell, I trudged into the airport and the first thing that confronted me was some huge fucking stuffed white polar bear behind glass, with an I'm-gonna-eat-you-white boy expression on its face.  Jesus Christ!  I thought: Please God, Get me to Manhattan.  Something weird about people living up there, I swear.

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Khun Nana's Corner

Khun Nana 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.

She is only 21 years old but already has 4 ½ years of working as an “entertainment provider” under her belt.  Now fluent in both English and Thai while studying Mandarin Chinese, this confident young lady and I sat down this week for a cup of coffee and she told the entire story of her life from age 15 to the present.  I have always been curious as to how the gals enter the naughty nightlife industry and I hope you readers will find her story as interesting as I did. 

Noon is from Isaan in Northeastern Thailand and we first met when she was a go-go dancer in a Nana Plaza bar.  I didn’t know it at the time, but she was just 16 years old back then and she was new to the business.  Unfortunately this is not at all uncommon and many gals from the poor Isaan region are expected to begin helping the family financially well before they reach the age of 18.  We became friends as her roommate at the time was one of my regular companions, and much like most of the gals she has come and gone many times from the bars and freelance places, as well as having short to long term arrangements with customers and a few spells back home just relaxing.  This is a synopsis of her story: 

“When I was 15 my family moved from Isaan to Bangkok because my parents wanted to open a business making the inexpensive clothes that you see sold on the street and in the inexpensive places like Pratunam and Chatuchak.  We didn’t have the money for me to continue high school so I took a job working at Tesco Lotus Super Market for 5,000 baht a month.  One day while I was working there a female customer who was about my age told me she was working in Nana Plaza as a go-go dancer and she was making more than 10 times as much money as I was!  I had often heard stories of how much money these girls made, but until I actually met someone who gave me the details I really never believed it.  Thai men normally pay only a couple hundred baht for sex and I still can’t understand why foreigners pay so much. 

Anyway, she brought me to the bar and introduced me to the manager and some of the other girls.  I decided to try working there just to see if I liked it and could make good money as my parent’s business wasn’t going so well and my family really needed the money.  It was actually a lot of fun at first as you only have to work 5 or 6 hours a night as opposed to the 12 hour days I was used to, and I had customers take me out of the bar nearly every night.  I made nearly 60,000 baht my first month and also had a lot of gold, jewelry and clothes bought for me by customers.” 

“After 6 months a guy from England wanted to live with me so he paid the bar 15,000 baht and we stayed together for 1 ½ years.  He was a pretty good guy but smoked too much and he almost never showered.  Then I returned to the bar and met another guy who was from Switzerland.  We stayed in Europe a year living in 4 or 5 countries.  I liked him a lot but he was old and never liked to do fun things.  He told me I couldn’t go out of the house except with him and it got really boring staying inside all the time. 

I left him and went back to my old bar. I danced another year and then met my current guy who is from England too.  I have been with him 6 months.  I really loved him at first, but I went home to see my Mother last month and when I got back the Thai guy at the front desk of our apartment building told me he had another girl in the room for sex.  Now I know he doesn’t love me.  You know I am a Thai lady (she gets a glint in her eye) I want to have love, but if I cannot have love I will have money.  Now I just spend all of his money and buy whatever I want.  He is stupid like a buffalo.  When he has no more money I will return to the bar again.  In our language we like to say “it is impossible to have both money and love.”  (Khun Nana: I told her we have the same saying in America.)

The guys who are smart, confident and sexy will never give you money.  And the guys who give you money are never the guys whom you can love.  It’s OK because I have a really sexy Thai boyfriend now but I don’t have much time to see him.  He works in a shipyard near Chonburi.  Now I am an old lady (almost 22) so I have to be serious about my future.  What do you think I should do?” 

Noon’s story is very normal in many ways.  She is from Isaan, has a poor family and hasn’t saved any of the money that guys have spent on her and given to her.  One comment I need to make here is that it is very important not to make your main gal lose face.  Her current boyfriend (sponsor) had sex with another gal in the apartment he is sharing with Noon.  The gals will ALWAYS find out about this as Thais stick together and a security guard, clerk, neighbor or someone else will tell her for sure.  Use the short time rooms guys!

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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Letters from Readers

 

 1) Dean, you tease! -- ''... bringing the Mojo girls over to the Office Bar to dance on the bars and tables there.  I'll be posting pictures from that event next column.'
2) I think that you will win the McCain vs. Obama bet
3) Classic! -- '... when a dom hangs up her whip.'
4) Discriminating against elephants?!  What's next?
5) Like the old line in one of Johnny Cash's songs "The one on the left is the one on the right.", so goes your picture of Charlie and John "... in the picture at left ..." is "... in the picture at right ...".
6) Khun Nana's column is/was all "garbled up".  I was able to read it after highlighting the text.  Also, I was able to read the remaining articles ('Do you get drunk ...'; 'Bar owners, taxi drivers, ...'; 'A new erotic calendar ...'; 'I believe that banking institutions ...') by viewing the page's source code.  Sometimes it pays off to be a computer nerd! C. Ben

 

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OK, Khun Ben, thanks for your comments and if you are a computer nerd tell me why Internet Explorer delivers my column without a problem but Google Chrome and Firefox screw it up? 

 

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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

 

 

 

Listen to RadioBangkok.net

 

mms://wma.radiobangkok.net/bangkok32?MSWMExt=.asf

 

 

 

 

Helping Kids in Thailand

 

Helping Thai Kids

 

 

 

 

A fine independent Pattaya Bookstore:

 

www.canterburytalescafe.com

 

 

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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Got feedback to this column?  Got information on Thailand you would like to share?  Happy as a dung beetle to be living in Paradise?  Been ripped off?  Just write me.

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This column's CONTEST

Enter and win a prize! This contest's first prize is worth 3,500 baht in food and drink vouchers.  Last column's answer about Skytrain to Murder was of course a Buddha amulet.  The first to give the correct answer wins the vouchers; second wins the sexy shirt; third wins the sexy calendar.

First prize: Vouchers for food and drink

Second prize: Nifty shirt with the "I Support Single Moms" slogan

Third prize: Sexy calendar with Pattaya go go dancers from After Dark magazine

Fourth prize: Nada Diddly-Squat Special 4 U

This Contest Question: Where was this photograph taken?  Hint: book title.

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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.

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More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

11/5/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - A school janitor on his way to work is shot to death by Islamic extremists.

 

11/4/2008 (Yala, Thailand) - A 16-year-old boy is among three people ambushed and murdered by Muslim terrorists in separate attacks.

 

11/6/28 (Yala, Thailand) The 47-year-old widow of a murdered man is herself gunned down by Muslim militants.

 

11/11/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) - A Buddhist civilian is shot to death at close range by Islamists.

 

11/10/2008 (Narathiwat, Thailand) - Islamists kill a local soldier with a roadside bomb.

 

 

Over 3,400 Thais including monks and teachers and children have been murdered by Muslims in Southern Thailand and

over 42 Thais have been beheaded including Buddhist monks

 

Thai volunteers and paramedics shift a dead body in a hospital in Thailand's restive southern Narathiwat province on September 22, 2008. Suspected separatist rebels shot dead a father and son in Thailand's far south and later decapitated one of the men and left the corpse on a public road. At least 3,400 people have been killed since fresh separatist unrest erupted more than four years ago in the south of Thailand. AFP PHOTO / Madaree TOHLALA. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.Policemen and soldiers inspect a security truck which was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Thailand's Yala province on September 16, 2008. Militants shot dead two Muslim rubber tappers in Thailand's rebellious south on Tuesday, then detonated a bomb wounding five policemen and three villagers in a patrol security truck rushing to the scene, police said. From Reuters Pictures by REUTERS.Thai paramedics attend an injured police officer after a roadside bomb blast in Thailand's violence-torn southern Narathiwat province on September 12, 2008. More than 3,400 people have been killed since separatist unrest erupted four years ago in the south. Tensions in the region have simmered since Thailand annexed the mainly ethnic Malay sultanate in 1902. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.A Thai soldier touches the dead body of a colleague on a pickup truck in restive southern Narathiwat province on July 22, 2008 after a roadside bomb explosion. At least one soldier died and five were seriously injured in a roadside bomb attack and gun fight in the early morning in Thailand's restive south, police said. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.Rescuers carry an injured policman following a bomb blast in Thailand's restive southern Pattani province on April 30, 2008. A policeman was killed and seven people wounded in a bomb attack in Thailand's insurgency-wracked south, police said, while two people died in other violence. Militants detonated the 20-kilogramme (44-pound) device by remote control shortly after midday near a bridge in Yarang district of Pattani province after they lured the police by setting fire to a telephone booth, police said. Five of the seven wounded were police. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.

 

10/29/2008 (Pattani, Thailand) - Islamists shoot a 52-year-old man to death.

 

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Would you like to see a short video of an HONOR KILLING up close?  Muslim men chant Allah while stomping and throwing huge stones on a defenseless woman while the blood streams out of her head.  Once you see this you may understand why I have taken up the fight against Islam.  Just click on the video at the top left hand side of the page.

http://leilamagazine17.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_6785.html

 

 

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

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Muslims say: No taxis for people with guide dogs

This blind Australian is often denied taxi service by Muslim
drivers who consider his guide dog forbidden.  (Muhammad 
was afraid of dogs and once
ordered them all slaughtered).

 

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Latinos in America call Muslim immigrants Arrogant

 

US Latinos- Somali Immigrants Act 'Arrogant'...

 

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SHARIA LAW IN BRITAIN: OR WHY DOES BRITAIN ALLOW THESE ASSHOLES IN?!

"A hate preacher sparked outrage last night by urging British Muslims not to wear poppies.

Anjem Choudary said any Muslim who wore the symbol of respect was betraying his religion and backing “British nationalism”.  Choudary, a right-hand man of exiled cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, 47, was responding to news that poppy sales were down in areas of the country with a high  population of Muslims.

The vast majority of Brits wear poppies to remember victims of all wars fought by British citizens, including Muslims.  But Choudary, 41, said: “This is not something we should be supporting. We are not sanctioned to support poppies by the Sharia law."

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TALIBAN ASSHOLES KILL FEMALE HEALTH WORKER

"We took up arms against the Infidels in order to bring Islamic law to this land," said a chilling letter delivered later to her employer, bearing the seal of the Taliban military council.

"But you people are supporting our enemies, the enemies of Islam and Muslims . . . Personnel were trained to distribute family planning pills. The aim of this project is to persuade the young girls to commit adultery."

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Teaching children to hate.

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The Skinny Dog pub in Southcourt, Aylesbury

Transformation of Aylesbury pub into mosque

T'is a sad day when a British pub becomes a mosque but it won't be long before reading the Koran will be mandatory in British schools.  The bloody, aggressive history of Islam is always being toned down and whitewashed in most Western countries.

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133 temples demolished in four years in Malaysia

 

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 29 : According to an official count, as many as 96 Hindu and 37 Buddhist temples were demolished in Selangor, in Malaysia, between 2004 and last year.

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Saudi Arabia's Murderous "Morality Police"

http://www.amislam.com/mutawas.htm

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A woman accused of adultery is stoned to death by Islamists in Somalia.

Asha Ibrahim Dhuhulow, 23, was buried up to her neck in front of hundreds of people Monday in a square in Kismayu and stones were hurled at her head. She was dragged out of the hole three times to see if she was dead.  Islamists said Dhuhulow wanted punishment under Sharia law.

"A woman in green veil and black mask was brought in a car as we waited to watch the merciless act of stoning," said Abdullahi Aden, who witnessed the execution. "We were told she submitted herself to be punished, yet we could see her screaming as she was forcefully bound, legs and hands."

When a relative and others surged forward to rescue her, guards opened fire and killed a child, witnesses said.  "[Dhuhulow] was asked several times to review her confession but she stressed that she wanted Sharia law and the deserved punishment to apply," local leader Sheikh Hayakallah said.

But her sister, who asked not to be named, said: "The stoning was totally irreligious and illogical.

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13-year-old Rape Victim Stoned to Death by dozens of Muslim Men

A 13-year-old child was raped by three men in Somalia and so the Sharia courts condemned the girl and stoned her to death for the crime of "adultery."  Muslim groups in America such as CAIR refuse to condemn the act.  The three men have not been arrested.  This is Islam.

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Important Essay from www.thereligionofpeace.com

Once there will have been a place called Europe.  Maybe it will still be called Europe in the future, but it will not be the same as what we know today.

Instead of being a bastion of Western liberal values, Future Europe will have gone through decades of increasingly violent internal strife until finally the values of 7th century Islam emerge in triumph in what was once the cradle of modern enlightenment.

With Islam's victory, of course, will come the civil repression, economic decline, and cultural stagnation that distinguishes the Muslim world of today.  The continent that successfully fended off Muslim armies long enough to give humanity the greatest advancements in science, medicine and liberty will slip sadly beneath the waves of theocratic dogma.

Just as they do today, the Muslims of Future Europe will try to immigrate from their own countries to those areas of the globe where Islam isn't in dominance, never once pondering why it is that their perfect religion is incapable building societies in which they themselves want to live.

It is at this point that the marginalized infidels of Future Europe, the tragic heirs of today's multicultural gunslingers, will look back in utter astonishment at those responsible for squandering their quality of life and freedom and wonder... why?

Unfortunately for them, the Jacques Barrots (a French idiot who loves Islamic immigration) of the world, the leaders who gamble away their people's future in pursuit of impractical ideals, will no longer be around to answer for their personal legacy of blood and tears.

Islamic immigration is an irreversible experiment with catastrophic social consequences.  It is the beginning of the end for Europe.

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Agree

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property ‹either as a child, a wife, or a concubine‹ must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science ‹the science against which it had vainly struggled‹ the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."     - Winston Churchill

“Religion is an insult to human dignity.  With or without it, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.  But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”-- by Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg. 

 

 

 

 

Some books that tell it like it is!

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Please note, I do not and never would advocate violence against individual Muslims in any community.  For one thing, the guy you beat up with a baseball bat may turn out to have just escaped from some horrible Islamic regime.  Individual violence against Muslims or doing damage to mosques, etc., is just stupid and is also counterproductive as Muslim fanatics will show pictures of that all over the Muslim world to incite people against the West. 

A good case can be made that Islam is a fanatical brotherhood masquerading as a religion, and, indeed, the adherents of Islam often act that way.   But, as individuals, a Muslim neighbor might possibly be more honest than a Christian neighbor.  It is only that the Muslim will have been brought up in a religion/brotherhood with a medieval mindset that is centuries behind the times and has a penchant for violence, especially against those who criticize the Koran and other aspects of Islam.   Winning the war against Muslim fanatics will take a long time and be hard-fought but it can and will be won.  But we must demand that more and more moderate Muslims join the fight against fanatical Muslims.   We must demand that our leaders absolutely reject any "compromise" on our right to free expression.  Compromising with the fanatics pulls the rug out from the Muslim moderates desperately trying to reform and secularize Islam.  And we must never bow to Muslim demands to curb our hard-won freedom of expression.   And freedom of expression always includes satire and even insulting satire including satire of glorified tribal myths called religion. 

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