THAILAND NIGHTLIFE REVIEW

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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Mojos Coyote Dancers - yum, yum, yum!  Thai women - Amazing!

Devils Vs. Angels on Valentine's Day

(More pictures below)

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As promised: A photograph of Khun Fon in Buriram talking on a cell phone while riding a water buffalo naked!  Yes, indeed, the buffalo is naked.  Do I keep my promises or what?

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Last column I ran this photo of the 101-year-old great grandma of Fon.  Alas, I just got word from Dave that she passed away a few days ago.  The funeral for her, the oldest person in the village (Buriram countryside), was quite something, with 300 people attending over a three-day period.  RIP.

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ANGELINA

I decided to try the Angelina Massage Parlor on Petchburi near Thonglor.  I walked in and there were a few girls sitting away from the glass, but the rest were behind the glass.  There were maybe 25 girls, none especially attractive.  The prices were attractive as they are generally one thousand baht below the massage parlors on Radjadapisek, and the service was good.  The guy kept trying to choose one for me and saying, "don't forget me," meaning he should get a tip.  The girl said that the ones in the chairs were 1,800 baht instead of 1,200 or 1,400 because presumably they were more attractive. 

The good thing for those who work at this place is that if the girl comes in at noon and sits until midnight with no customers, providing the place has had at least 80 customers that day, she will get 500 baht.  Many places give a girl nothing if she has no customers for the day.  The girl was fine but, all in all, I would not go back.  True, the massage parlors of Radjadapisek Road area are more expensive but also more luxurious with lots of beautiful women.  So it's just a matter of choice.  Don't forget Nataree Massage has two entrances.  The entrance nearest the Huay Kwang subway stop is for the beauties.  The second door leads to attractive girls as well and less expensive but not as attractive.  Not sure any masseuse on all of radjadapisek actually can give a massage though.  They might be insulted if you asked for a real massage.

 

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Swingers in Thailand - Their Ignominious Fate

 

Both foreign and Thai swingers were arrested at the Elizabeth Hotel in Bangkok's Saphankwai District recently.  Not sure why they were arrested for procuring but they did advertise.  3,000 baht per party if you are a single guy; ladies free.  A farang and his Thai wife organized the parties.  They advertised on Craig's List.  I believe this is their ad, no?

 

SWING PARTY/ORGY SCHEDULE - w4m - 42 (BANGKOK+PATTAYA)

Reply to: pers-1009351227@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-01-27, 2:55PM ICT

1.IF YOU WRITE TO ME PLEASE HAVE THE COURTESY TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF 
e.g my name toxic Shittalot I am Left tenant Colen in the Thai polite drug squad 

SCHEDULE 
Every Wednesday I throw a party in Bangkok that you are welcome to join. 
Every Saturday I throw a party that you are welcome to join 
Jan24Bangkok 
Jan31Pattaya 
Feb7 Bangkok 
Feb14 Pattaya 
Feb21 Bangkok 
Feb28 Pattaya 
Etc 
COVER CHARGES FOR FIRST –TIMERS 
Single guy-B3000 
Couple-B2000 
Ladies-Free 
Includes buffet,open bar,condoms,mouthwash,lube,Viagra,use of towels 
Nothing is extra 

Have a pleasant journey and I look forward to having some fun together 
Love and Kisses 
Dee 
 
 
   
  • Location: BANGKOK+PATTAYA

 

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Who Has the Power?

 

I was going to do a video for a bar owner in Bangkok on his go go dancers.  Maybe put the video up on YouTube and get him some much-needed business.  Then the mamasan and the dancers decided they didn't want to be on the internet so the shoot was cancelled.  Now you know who in the bars has all the power.  And by the way there are some bars run by the wife and wife's relatives which basically mean they have the power, not the hapless farang owner.  Whatever...

 

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Yep, We Are Stupid

 

A friend of mine was helping a college girl with her homework.  In his apartment.  She also works at night in a gentlemen's club.  So she kept getting phone calls interrupting the lesson and pissing my friend off because she had to go through all the usual I Miss You routines with the wealthy Japanese and farang and Thai customers.  Some of the customers were calling from the club where she works and were disappointed not to find her there that night.  My friend had to laugh because the girl was saying, "But you can still buy me drinks even though I'm not there."  It seems some of them did.  Are we men stupid, or what?

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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.  Not all are specifically on Thailand, as with the one below.

 

                 I Had A Kid Brother 

The ambulance started

and sped through the night;

My mother was pregnant

and she held my hand tight.

 

Soon after delivery

I heard my mom say:

"You've got a kid brother"

and then mom passed away.

 

My dad blamed my brother

I didn't agree;

My dad hit the bottle

and then sometimes hit me. 

 

 

The factory toolshop

where dad worked was slow;

Dad fought with the foreman

and the boss let him go.

 

I played with my brother

he played with his toys;

But dad would get angry

if we made any noise.

 

My dad's gun collection

was kept in the hall;

With pistols and rifles

and he'd hunt in the fall.

 

 

The day I went shopping

my dad wasn't home;

My brother grew restless

and explored on his own.

 

The cupboard was open

the gun had no lock;

His fingers tried pulling

but the gun wouldn't cock.

 

He turned the gun over

his thumbs pulled instead;

That's why the gun's muzzle

                                             was so close to his head.                                              

  

 

The ambulance started

and sped through the night;

My brother was bleeding

and he held my hand tight.

 

I had a kid brother

my dad had a gun;

The gun was left loaded

now I'm dad's only son.

 

"Guns never kill people"

so lots of folks say;

Don't tell my kid brother

He was buried today.

 

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Planning Ahead!

 

I was having some real computer problems.  Not one of the three browsers I use would allow me to get onto the internet: IE, Firefox, Google Chrome.  So I called a company to send somebody out to fix it.  The Thai guy arrived in an hour, stayed four hours working the whole time, fixed it, and charged me only 750 baht.  So I was very pleased and tipped him well.  He told me the AVG Free program had been blocking me from getting on the internet.  How that happened, I don't know.  Then he still had to figure out why I couldn't get onto YouTube.  He fixed that as well.

 

Anyway, while waiting for him to come, I decided to see if uninstalling one of the browsers and then reinstalling it would fix that particular browser and allow me access to the WWW.  So I uninstalled Firefox.  When that was finished, I went to IE to reinstall it.  At which point, it occurred to me that if I can't get onto the internet, how the fuck am I supposed to download Firefox from a website and reinstall it?  Jesus!  Good thing I didn't plan D-Day.  (For you young folks out there, D-Day was- Oh, never mind.)

 

 

Great Overheard Conversation between Two Farang guys in Thailand:

 

"So you were married three times?"

"Yeah."

"How many kids did you have?"

"That depends on who you believe."

 

Click on the picture

 

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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.

I think I just screwed up (again) so badly that I have brought another new meaning to the term “poor salesmanship.”   Casablanca is my all-time favorite movie and every time I commit one of my infamous screw ups with women I always think about the scene in that movie when Bogart’s old flame tries to talk him into giving her these valuable documents by asking him to do it “for the good times we had in Paris.”  Well, she ripped his heart out in Paris so he just casually says “I wouldn’t bring up Paris if I were you, its poor salesmanship.”  I think Khun Nana can top that one. 

I have a super hot flight attendant that I have been pursuing for quite some time but with limited luck in the horizontal mambo department.  Recently she seemed to be weakening and finally began to see the incredible mistake she has committed by not recognizing what a truly extraordinary person I really am.  All of you readers can stop laughing now.  Anyway, I managed to get her back to my lair and things were really heating up.  We ended up on my bed and I had most of her clothes off and all of mine off when suddenly she jumped up and ran into the bathroom shrieking the whole way. 

At first I thought she was in shock at the size of my manhood, but as it turns out she had looked up from her horizontal position and seen something horrible.  I looked up at the ceiling above the bed and to my shock and horror a used condom was dangling from the ceiling fan.  Just then I remembered that earlier that day I was fooling around with one of my favorite little tarts and had performed my usual ritual of jerking off the condom just before climax in order to finish on her face.  Certainly this is standard practice among most normal guys, my problem was that in my passion I had just tossed it in the air and the damn thing stuck to the ceiling fan!  So after several weeks of trying to convince my hot flight attendant that I wasn’t just another horny farang guy who just wants to party and have anonymous sex with multiple partners, I did just the opposite and showed her that her initial assumptions about me were spot on. After 30 minutes of crying in the bathroom, she finally came out and allowed me to escort her downstairs and into a taxi.  The little bitch hasn’t even returned my phone calls since that day.  Man is that poor salesmanship or what?

The other day I was sitting at my favorite beer bar in front of the Nana Hotel and heard an incredibly loud and bizarre shrieking sound.  Realizing that my flight attendant wouldn’t be caught dead in that neighborhood, I asked my mate what he thought had caused that unearthly noise.  He responded that it sounded like one of the elephants that the Thai mahouts ride around the area as tourist attractions.  I pondered this for a moment and then came up with a theory of my own.  Recently a McDonald’s restaurant opened just around the corner, so my theory was that it must have been an American female tourist who was just told that the limit for Big Mac’s is 5 per customer.

In a recent column I told you lovely readers about my Sunderland, England mate who has ladies over for free sex, pounds them all night and then asks them to iron his shirts in the morning.  Just as I thought he could not possibly become more spoiled, I have to stand corrected.  Now his attitude is that the gals must come over at the appropriate time, the free sex has to be superb, and they have to VOLUNTEER to do his ironing in the morning.  He was recently complaining that he had to ask one of his gals to do the ironing, and as they should do it without being asked, she may be crossed off of his to do list.  Yes mate, you are spoiled beyond recognition.  Just try telling that story to anyone trapped back in loveless, sexless, passionless farangland. 

When I challenged him on the frivolity of this course of action, he stated that he had put the ironing board and all his wrinkled shirts out in the middle of the room for all to see so how could that cheeky little thing not volunteer to do the ironing without being asked?  Maybe he does have a valid complaint after all. 

I just love Valentine’s Day in paradise.  Back in my poor, lost home country of USA all the prices for flowers, cards etc. get jacked up around 300% the week before the big day comes.  Then all the guys go walking around grabbing their hind quarters feeling like they had just been to the proctologist.  Here in Thailand, just the opposite is true.  Yesterday I went to Central shopping center in Pinklao (part of Bangkok near the river) and there were dozens of vendors selling specialized lovers gifts.  They had such a variety of gifts to choose from at such low prices that I managed to buy for my top 7 gals (I try to limit myself to 7 really serious relationships at a time) for a totals outlay of US$65.  Heaven couldn’t possibly be this good.

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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http://www.ClubElectricBlue.com

Victoria's Secret!

No, Damn It, Your Fetish Ain't Necessarily My Fetish!

For some unknown reason, guys who are into Thai ladyboys like to say things like "Don't pretend you're not turned on by them," etc., etc.  Whether they feel the need to aggressively defend themselves out of shame or guilt or whatever, I wouldn't know.  If I liked going to bed with ladyboys, I would not have shame or guilt because I would figure that is my business.  But I don't.  And it pisses me off every time I hear a guy or (as I did recently) see the claim on a website or in a forum on Thailand that all guys are turned on by ladyboys but are simply afraid to admit it. 

If they would say, "you have to admit some of them are (with the help of makeup, operations, etc.) quite beautiful and it is amazing how feminine they look," that is fine.  But when guys into ladyboys tell us we are all turned on by ladyboys and simply too embarrassed to admit it, that kind of smug arrogance and benighted stupidity pisses me off.  It reminds me of when I lived in Manhattan, seeing T-shirts on transvestites and transsexuals with slogans about how "she" is what we all want to be, or some nonsense like that.

I happen to think petite Asian women look both cute and erotic in black leather and boots and carrying a whip or some such.  But I do not suggest that my fetish (if fetish it be) is universal and that that is what all men secretly like.  I don't say to people who have never fooled around with a dominatrix that I am secure in who I am and can have fun playing power-exchange games for an hour or so, but you are such wimps in real life you are afraid to so the same. 

So I would really appreciate it if those who are into ladyboys would stop trying to defend their choice of bed partners by pretending that we all want to wake up in the morning next to a guy with smeared makeup, silicone chest, and a dick.  We don't.  As hard (no pun intended) as it may be for these guys to understand, not all of us see that as a positive in any way.  In fact, there are those who see that as outright homosexuality.  Yes, it is possible to appreciate the skill of what makeup, clothes and attitude can do (for women as well as) for ladyboys; but that doesn't mean we are therefore attracted to them. 

And it should be possible to complain about ladyboys working in supposedly hetero go go bars or to complain about the pathetic ladyboy thieves on lower Sukhumvit without some fool suggesting we are unsure of our manhood.  So be cool, do your thing, and stop babbling about how everybody is into your particular fetish but afraid to admit it.  As granny used to say, the cows may come and the cows may go but the bull goes on forever.

"What's the difference between a bright, inquisitive five-year-old, and a dull, stupid nineteen-year-old?  Fourteen years of the British educational system."
 -- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator

I spent a bit of time on Soi 11 again, Soi 7/1 again, and, of course, Cowboy.  Nothing earthshaking to report.  Charlie Brown's still has good Mexican food, Eden Club had some attractive ladies sitting outside and Soi Cowboy wasn't doing too badly for a nightlife area during the lowest high season in memory.  In fact, Long Gun was pretty crowded.  Long Gun is quite crowded many nights of the week, especially while Rawhide is closed for renovation.  Soi Cowboy -All that pretty neon and all the pretty ladies.  What more could a man ask for?

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Military Humor

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Just a 'heads up' on the Phuket Blues Festival (Feb 20-21)   http://www.phuketbluesfestival.com

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I've put up yet another video on YouTube.  This one entitled, "Elephants in Bangkok Nightlife."

If Interested, Click Here: Elephants Video

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Mike York's Further Adventures in the Thai Language

I continue my lifetime struggle to master this language.  Many times the words that stumble me turn out to be English derivatives whose meaning and/or pronunciation have been modified beyond my recognition.  One day I was in an internet cafe and wanted to print a document.  "Can't", said the young boy tending the store.  "Why not?"  I asked (since I had printed documents in this store in the past).  "No 'fat die'".  "No WHAT?"  "No 'fat die'".  "I don't understand 'fat die'.  Can you explain what that is?"  In exasperation the boy turned to a friend of his busily engaged in a computer game at one of the computers.  "Hey, dude!  Did you bring your 'fat die'?"  "Nope", says his friend.  A light went on in my head.  "Do you mean FLASH DRIVE?"  "DUHHHHH.  That's what I've been saying for the last five minutes!  FAT DIE!  (Unsaid, but clearly implied by tone and attitude:  Dumbdumb!!  What's so hard about FAT DIE!").  The consonant combinations FL and DR do not occur in Thai.  Words cannot end in SH (which doesn't exist either) or in V (which also doesn't exist.  Therefore FLASH DRIVE becomes FAT DIE.   

On another occasion a fellow teacher was telling another teacher that she had just purchased a new printer.  "Does it have a tang?"  "What's a 'tang'?", I asked.  "You know,  the thing you put ink into!  It's an ENGLISH word!" (left unsaid, 'stupid').  "Ahhhhh, might you mean a "tank", that is, a reservoir?"  "That's what I said!  TANG!"  (the "K" sound cannot occur at the end of a word in Thai either).  Ah yes, the never-ending joys of learning this strange tongue to which I have been captive now for 43 years!

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Sukhumvit, Soi 53

Sukhumvit, soi 53, is one of the underrated sois of Bangkok.  You don't hear much about it but in fact the soi has some excellent restaurants.  The soi is quiet, almost barren, by day, but the (expensive-looking) restaurants open up at night.  As you can see on the sign, in case 72 virgins are not enough for our Muslim friends, here is an "extra virgin."  Harveys (California cuisine) is practically on the soi also, just off it, and the soi has everything from Indian to Portuguese to Japanese food.  Books@53 is an independent bookstore which has been there for quite a few years.

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Notes on Thai Women Sent in by a Reader

Sociology of Thai Women 

[Thai women and Thai culture in general are so unique that I bought a sociology book to get a better understanding. Here are some quotes from Inside Thai Society, a classic by Niels Mulder:]

“The number of prostitutes [in Thailand] is estimated to approximate 1% of the population.” [That’s 650,000, which is much better than recent newspaper estimates, which have to be toned down. I can live with that number.] 

“This thinking on role playing provides us with an interesting perspective on the widespread popularity of prostitution. To sell one’s body to non-intimate distant persons is merely relating to the world outside and does not imply any feelings of loyalty or respect.  Buying or selling sex is a monetary transaction like any other, and money is widely admired.  Neither party is personally involved; it is simply a business transaction in which the loss of face is amply compensated by money.  To be a minor wife (mia noi) or mistress of a rich man is to be under his patronage, and his status, power and wealth reflect on her.  It is an honorable, much sought after status, particularly for women of a distinctly lower social level.” 

The way of prostitutes is a way to cope with survival in Thai society and to face its realities. Prostitutes cash in on the ambiguous cultural values of prestige, power and money.  There is nothing wrong in prostituting oneself when it results in money or powerful protection.  As long as a woman cares for her relatives and recompenses her parents with gifts and money, she can still see – and present – herself as a good person.  When she has accumulated enough or when her fortunes turn, she may return to her village of origin to marry and be accepted with little or no stigma.”  

“Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is known for the charm of its women and is also thought to be a bachelor’s holiday paradise. [Married men too]  It is known for serene Buddhist temples and also for Thai boxing, probably the toughest form of pugilism. As is often said, the Thai have a smile for every emotion, and whereas the gracious smile of one woman may underline her unassailability, it may be another woman’s invitation.  The peaceful temple preserves the Buddhist Path, and it may also serve as a training ground for kick-boxing.” 

“All these contrasts can be understood by reflecting on the remarkable separation of the male and female domains in life.  The Thais like women to be beautiful and charming, virtuous and unassailable.  Yet, simultaneously, the men also seem to have a strong need for other women to express their virility.  They also box.  And become monks.” 

“It appears that roles are firmly prescribed and that people find their security in conforming to role expectations.  For the Thai husband, these expectations focus on his duty to provide for his family, while the other expectations about his virility should be proven in the world outside.  And whereas Thai women occupy all kinds of positions in public life, they are supposed to find their fulfillment in the roles of mother and wife.  In these positions, they should defer to men and accept the latter's privileged status.  Inevitably, this separation of domains keeps men and women at a distance from each other, a distance that marriage most often maintains or even reinforces rather than bridges.” 

“So, in parallel with the serene Buddhist temples and the mother-centered home, one finds the male area of contention and strife, that contrasts with the dependable area of existence that is symbolized by things female” 

“It is not really a question of whether an ordinary Thai woman can even begin to aspire to live up to the image of goodness and morality that the Thai ideology assigns to her.  In daily reality, she is firmly of the world, and in the mundane realm she should above all be reliable.  This is the role that Thai culture assigns to her: to be dependable as a wife and a mother, to be the stable point in a world that allows males to gamble and gallivant, to seek adventure and self-aggrandizement.” 

“The male world means risk, politics and prestige.  Men are consequently vulnerable, easily offended, liable to loose face in their quest for glory. Basically, theirs is a competitive world, and where the risk of disappointment is so high, they need the compensation of a stable home to relax in, and to nurse the injuries to their self-esteem that they suffer in the world outside.  Emotionally, they therefore lean far more on their mothers and wives than the latter do on them.  In a way, many men remain boys, a kind of grown-up son to their spouses.” 

“Most Thai women are quite pragmatic about all this.  Where many men often appear to be wishy-washy, spoiled, cocky, and carried away by the greatness of their schemes, the women are generally hard working, responsible and conscientious.  They can, and do, take a lot.  In spite of this, they normally maintain their good humor and their grace, contributing to the mystique of Thailand as The Land of Smiles.  Let nobody be mistaken, though.  In the male dominated world of Thailand, a smile may mean anything, from deference to submission, from politeness to subservience, and behind smiling female grace and elegance, one often finds powerful, go-getting women.  Nevertheless, even given all that, the Thais appreciate grace and elegance; things should be beautiful to be in order, yet this order also requires hard work and dependability.  Which is why it is women who are at the heart of Thai life.”  

[Note: The women I meet in bars almost always speak disparagingly about Thai men. This may be why farangs are so highly prized as marriage partners, this and perhaps the belief that all farangs are rich.]

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Mojos - Happy Valentine's Day!

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Letters from Readers

 

Dean, Because of the photos on website, I've become hopelessly addicted to
the Mojos Coyote dancers. I can't wait to return to Bangkok and finally
get to see them in person. Unfortunately, I'll be with my steady
girlfriend. I hope you can live with yourself knowing what I've become.
Keep em coming (or cumming)! Best wishes,
Name Withheld

 

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NW, Mojos coyote dancers are great but be aware they are high maintenance.  They cannot be barfined during the bar's open hours as they are needed there.  Nor can they be seen leaving with a customer later.  Making an arrangement to meet, however, is another matter.  If you are young, handsome, and rich - all will be well.  Alas, I am none of the above.  By the way, why in God's name are you bringing a girlfriend to Thailand?  As the Thais say, that is like bringing coconuts to sell in the (coconut) orchard.  As far as what you have become, well, those of us living in Thailand became that long ago.

 

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Dean, reading your bit on Nicholas Kristof, have read many thing by him as well as seen a few videos by him. I'm not all that impressed by his actions, seems a bit naive and well might be dumb as a fox in keeping his "causes” going for his own benefit. I’d have to class him as a western do-gooder and similar in scope to NGOs. Thought your bus stop honey was a serious cutie! As always, love your column! AK

 

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Dean, Re: Khun Nana: "Where will I ever find another girl?”  Classic!

At the beginning of your submission, one of the captions reads "Would that Chinese women would go back to wearing the cheongsam all the time!". Should it be "Wish that Chinese women would go back to wearing the cheongsam all the time!"?

Personally, I didn't make it to Southeast Asia or the South Pacific this past year.  However, I'm planning on making a trip either this coming November or January.  So line up them black russians (drinks)!  chok dee! CB

 

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Hello Mr. Barrett  Thank-you for the pics of Fon and the photo essay on her and her husband's farm in Buriram.  Just wonderful.  Next time you post pics like the recent pics of Fon and the farm perhaps you could put numbers on each pic so that we could make comments about them?

 

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Dana, Glad you liked the pictures.  I would love to put numbers on each picture but I just don't have the time.  This website already eats into the time I have for writing novels as it is.  I trust Boston is getting over the horrible winter.

 

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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

Politically incorrect rants and raves from Uncle Fred.

http://www.fredoneverything.net

 

Girlfriends looking for Taliban boyfriends.

Taliban Singles Dating Page

 

Very satirical writing and videos.

http://www.thenoseonyourface.com

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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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CONTEST

Enter and win a prize! This contest's first prize is worth 3,500 baht in food and drink vouchers.  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 from bars, pubs and restaurants in Bangkok

     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, U number ten!

 

Last column's answer to question was:

Where was this tuk tuk picture taken?  Be the first with the right answer!

 

The answer was the tuk tuk cafe on Sukhumvit soi 33, very near Demonia.  Not sure why the photo did not enlarge.  Every now and then that happens.  Blame FrontPage, the program I use to put up the columns.  Anyway, I took another shot, the one on the right, and that can be blown up.  Only one winner, no second or third-prize winners this time.

 

 

This column's Contest Question:

 

 

Where was this shot taken?

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Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

A Sample of Recent Murders in Thailand by Muslims

 

2009.02.03 (Pattani, Thailand) - Two civilians are shot inside their homes by Mujahideen.

 

 2009.02.07 (Narathiwat, Thailand) - Mujahideen gun down a 48-year-old rubber plantation worker.

 

2009.02.10 (Pattani, Thailand) - Muslim extremists murder two people is separate drive-by attacks.

 

2009.02.09 (Narathiwat, Thailand) - A 26-year-old woman is shot to death by Islamic terrorists.

 

2009.02.12 (Pattana, Thailand) Three policemen were killed, another critically wounded, in a bomb explosion in the southern province of Pattani.

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Over 3,500 Thais including monks and teachers and children have been murdered by Muslims in Southern Thailand and

over 45 Thais have been beheaded including Buddhist monks

 

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One Woman Who is Fighting Back

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/68577/-100-000-battle-of-head-who-stood-up-to-muslim-bullies-/

 

AN angry headteacher is suing “gutless” education chiefs for £100,000 for not backing her against Muslim school “bullies”.  Erica Connor claims her bosses did nothing as a group of Muslim governors tried to force her to change the school curriculum.  She also says she was “harassed” by the four-strong team as they demanded the pupils be taught more about Allah and Islam.  And they tried to “railroad” her into linking up with the local mosque and focusing on Muslim worship, says the 57-year-old head, who has taken her fight to London’s High Court.  Erica is suing Surrey education bosses for “turning their back” on her as Muslim rivals branded her “racist and Islamophobic”.  (Note: Any Westerner who stands up to Muslim fanaticism will be branded "Islamophobic.")

 

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Britain Continues to Commit Suicide by Letting in Muslims

 

Nearly one third of Muslim students in the UK believe it can be acceptable to kill in the name of religion, according to a survey published yesterday. It also found that 40 per cent want to see the introduction of Islamic sharia law in Britain, 40 per cent think it wrong for Muslim men and women to mix freely together, and 33 per cent want to see a worldwide Islamic government based on sharia law. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1038953/One-British-Muslim-students-say-acceptable-kill-Islam.html.  However, if you attempt to warn others about Islam, you may not get into Britain at all.  Geert Wilders, a Dutch MP who made the film Fitna, has been banned from entering the UK even though he was invited by a member of the House of Lords.  If you are a terrorist, no problem, the UK is yours.  If you speak the truth about Islam you are a "trouble maker" and will be banned.  Goodbye, Great Britain.

 

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Illegal Immigrants to UK Can Sue Government!

AN illegal immigrant furious that he was locked up after being caught with a fake passport is suing Britain for £118,730 damages — and has won LEGAL AID.

Cheeky Sarmadi Sayid, 38 — who faces the boot back to Somalia after conning his way into the UK — wants more than £1,000 compensation for each of 87 days he spent in custody.

He is also demanding “aggravated and exemplary damages” totalling £28,000 — claiming officials had no right to hold him.

Last night the Home Office vowed to “robustly” defend the High Court action — meaning the taxpayer will foot both Sayid’s legal bill AND theirs.

 

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Hamas Barbarity in Action

Very Short Video

 

http://img531.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hamasandpa6604326kn2.flv

 

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The Glorification & Whitewashing of Islam in American Schools

The seventh grade world history textbooks reviewed avoid all conflict and bloodshed in describing Islam's push out of Arabia and rapid conquest of most of the Mediterranean world. They fail to explain how Islam spread in the seventh and eighth centuries. Islam appears out of nowhere, spreads smoothly and by implication without conflict. Once it was common to say that Islam was spread by the sword. Now, textbooks implied, it moved peacefully, with traders. Islam is brought to apparently willing populations.

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Teaching young children to hate - Muslims do it best!

 

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Muslims in Action - Never Peaceful

 

 

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Islamic Barbarity around the World: Very Graphic Video

 

http://www.truthtube.tv/play.php?vid=717

 

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Muslims stone four men to death

 

http://www.apostatesofislam.com/media/video/stoning_video_100kbps.wmv

 

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The True Islam (The Religion of Peace)

 

NEVER FORGET: THE BEHEADING OF NICK BERG

 

Slaughter of Nick Berg, American Contractor

In a horrific display of barbarism, a masked person claiming to be Abu Mus’ad Al Zarqawi slaughtered American contractor Nick Berg. Sitting in a chair, Berg made the following statement: “My name is Nick Berg, my father’s name is Michael, my mother’s name is Susan,” the man said on the video. “I have a brother and sister, David and Sarah. I live in … Philadelphia.”

The video then changes to a scene of masked men, with Berg sitting in front of them. After reading a statement, the masked men were seen pulling the man to his side and putting a large knife to his neck. A scream sounded as the men cut his head off, shouting “Allahu Akbar!” - “God is great.” They then held the head out before the camera.  www.barenakedislam.wordpress.com

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How Islam Spreads its Hatred and Intolerance

Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.
 
Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components. 
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.
 
When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.
 
Here's how it works.  As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
 
United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8% 
 
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
 
Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6% 
 
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
 
France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%

Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%
 
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world. 
 
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness20as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India  -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya  -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 15% 
 
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
 
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%  
 
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
 
Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%
 
 
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
 
Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70% 
 
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
 
Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%

Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria - - Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96% 
 
100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
 
Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%
 
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
 
'Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'
 
It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
 
Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 
50% of the world's population by the end of this century.
 
Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

 

Stop Honorcide!

 

Nazmeen, an 11 year old girl, was molested and set on fire by her uncle, a conservative Muslim, in Jaipur, India. He was outraged over her wearing lipstick and being ’scantily dressed.’ After conducting inappropriate acts with her body, he poured kerosene over her and torched over 90% of her body. 

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  • "The sword of Muhammad and the Quran are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and the truth which the world has yet known." - The eminent orientalist Sir William Muir (1819-1905)

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    "All religions take care to silence or to execute those who question them...It has, however, been some time since Judaism and Christianity resorted openly to torture and censorship. Not only did Islam begin by condemning all doubters to eternal fire, but it still claims the right to do so in almost all of its dominions, and still preaches that these same dominions can and must be extended by war." - Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

     

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    “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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