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 month when this column appears and the first to answer the question correctly or identify a photograph correctly will receive vouchers worth at least 4,000 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, Doll House 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 8,000 and, if still no winner, to 12,000, etc.  Second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt.  Third prize is an After Dark calendar.  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).

 

 

 

 

Damn it!  It happened again!  I was really in the mood to barfine one of my favorite go-go dancers and so I headed for Soi Cowboy and entered the bar.  And, sure enough, some guy half my age was already in the process of barfining her.  I missed out by only a few minutes.  Pisses me off and puts me in a foul mood.  And if you don't know what "barfine" means get your dumb ass off my site.  And if you think it's not right for old guys to be able to barfine lovely young women please get your dumb ass off my site.  And if you think Bush was a great president for invading Iraq or if you think Obama is not fucking up when he wants to read Muslim terrorists their rights, then whatever you do get your dumb ass off my site.  In fact, whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, get your dumb ass off my site!  There.  Now I feel much better.

 

 

And I feel even better looking at the pictures of Mojo's Khun Cheer, always fun, lovely, bubbly and effervescent.

 

And here she is in her Mexican sombrero:

 

 

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If you travel by train be sure to bring your own clock or watch.

 

 

And here we have khun John, muay-Thai practice by day, nefarious activities on Soi Cowboy by night.  Not a bad life.

 

 

 

 

Buriram

 

4th trip; four days, three nights

 

 

Yes, once again Fon and Dave were great hosts and I stayed as a guest in their new house in Huairat, in the countryside outside of Buriram.

 

 

 

Here is the cute next door neighbor with her baby; the new house shrine, mango tree, the last three kwai (Dave sold the rest of the herd to help pay for the house; and, of course, Fon's granny,

 

 

 

Shrines cannot be left just anywhere; they have to be left under a special tree, I think the Po (peepul) tree, the same type under which the Buddha sat when he reached Enlightenment.  These are the outdoor dining rooms of a restaurant in Buriram; Dave with the neighbor's baby.

 

 

 

As you can see, Fon loves my books; right after I took this picture of the four students on a motorcycle, they gave me big smiles and I asked them where they were going and they said to their village.  Alas, I wasn't driving the car and Dave wouldn't follow them.

 

 

 

Dave relaxing during the period where there is no rice to plant or cut.

 

 

 

Fon and her neighbor at the shrine and under the mango tree.

 

 

 

There are in fact lots of elephants and their mahouts in downtown Buriram looking for money just as until recently there had been in Bangkok.

 

 

 

The girls in the haystack in late afternoon light.

 

 

 

Dave and Fon in front of their new home.  Hard to tell if Dave is happier with his lovely wife, or with his new house, or with the Canadian hockey victory over the Americanos.  (Well, look, we had to let them win; we need their troops in Vietnam, oops, or wherever we are these days.)

 

And, remember, should you go, the only airline which flies from Bangkok to Buriram is Nok Air which flies every few days only and flies out of Don Muang.  So do not be stupid and go to Suvanabhum Airport asking where the Nok Air counter is as I did.  Duh!  RTFT.  Read the fucking ticked.  But, but, I thought they decided no airlines would fly out of Don Muang and it was going to be redone as a giant massage parlor.  Wrong.

 

Dave says this about the House: 

 

Fon designed our house - she did Internet research for about 6 months - looking at Western style homes and floor plans.  Then preceded to draft what she liked, gave it thought, revamped it for another few months.  When we got close to what we wanted we made a to scale Styrofoam model - actually three different ones before we were happy. 

Then we went to an engineering company to get a 3D computer model made - this led to small changes - once we were happy the company did the engineering specs to make sure it would be structurally sound and then drafted us up a set of blueprints.  The company quoted us a building price of over 3.2 million baht - this was out of our price range. Once we looked at the itemized list we realized we were paying up to 3 times the price for material to what we could have bought. 

Fon spent hours on the phone and Internet pricing out every item - from concrete to steel to tile.  We realized we could afford to build our home if we bought the materials ourselves and then just hired someone to follow the blueprints and supervise local labour. 

Even then Fon researched every aspect of the actual construction process and the two of us would spend all day every day supervising and actually getting our hands dirty with the building. 

When it was all done we spent about 1.1 million on actual supplies and about 250,000 baht on labour.   All together when you add in everything from underground wiring, our own well and water system, landscaping, a fully Western style kitchen the total cost was 2.3 million baht. 

Fon was fantastic - we got exactly what we wanted for what we could afford.

 

 

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St. Moritz Club, Bangkok (Amazing women!)

 

 

My latest video displaying the amazingly young and beautiful Thai dancers at St. Moritz.

(Huge place making the acoustics bad, so keep the music low.)

 

St. Moritz Club

 

 

Regarding YouTube, I now have 20 videos up on YouTube and you can go to my video page on this website or simply go to YouTube and type in "Bangkokpoet" (one word) and they will come up.  The video on my poetry session in the Lone Star and the walk down Soi Cowboy filmed by Paul Spurrier can be seen if you just type in "Dean Barrett".  Amazingly, my walk down Cowboy has over 100,000 hits and the video I did on the Bossy Club on Thonglor has well over 225,000 hits.  Which goes to prove something; not sure what though.

 

 

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WARNING!

 

 

Perhaps it is because of the heat but I now find small ants are able to get in everywhere including inside boxes of cereal that I haven't even opened yet.  So be sure to check everything before you eat it for insects and you may want to place a vase upside down in a bowl of water and put your cereal or whatever on top to make sure the ants can't get to it.  Believe me, give them half a chance and they will get into your food.  I guess it is that time of year.  Be sure to check out the sexy ant ad here.  (Hint: it was banned)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ac9XE2Koxg

 

 

 

 

Baccara has been serving free food outside the bar about 9 every Friday night.  The food is quite good.  On one recent Friday two friends and I ate there and I noticed only I had a slip in my cup for 100 baht for food.  Not sure what that was about but as it had always been free and as they weren't being charged I surreptitiously slipped the bill out of the cup and disposed of it.  The first time I have done that.  I felt a slight tinge of guilt but it passed fairly quickly.  Later I found that my friends had only had food from the western table, not the Thai food table.  Could it be that Thai food there costs one hundred baht?  Dunno.  I hate not to pay if it is legit but it still seems strange.  Anyway, I find I sleep well so I guess my action has not been judged too harshly.

 

I was speaking with a lovely Thai lady the other day, joking about when we might be married.  I asked about the sin sot.  She thought for a few moments then said that her mother would like a house in the States.  I managed to bargain her down to a house in Laos.  Next bargaining session I will try to make sure it is in very, very remote Laos.

 

 

 

"A happy, fulfilled balanced individual will work in a bank.  A writer is looking for some connection.  Edmund Wilson in his book the The Wound and the Bow talks about the psychic wounds that creative people have.  But if you are happy and fulfilled, you have no need to look for order, you feel a sense of order and you don't need to find your place in the world.  I grew up wondering what my place in the world is.  There's a reason why people become writers, they are looking for connections."

 

- Paul Theroux (interviewed in Expression magazine while visiting Bangkok)

 

 

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Speaking of Massage Parlors

 

Ah, yes, yet another Nataree Massage beauty.

 

And another:

 

And here she is busily copying my phone number to ensure a long-lasting relationship!  Love those legs!

 

Also I must thank the Red Shirts for keeping customers at home.  I went out to Sri Ayudhya Road to try one I had not been to for years, Chao Phraya II.  Not many girls and the place has been dying a slow death for years but one of the bosses told me customers, especially the Japanese, were afraid to come out because of the Red Shirts.  So I crossed the street to the J-One Massage where there were quite a few good looking women.  Having said that, however, I see no reason to go out there when you can just take the subway to Rajadapisek and emerge amidst many choices of entertainment centers.

 

 

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Sukhumvit, Soi 33

 

A Stroll along Sukhumvit, Soi 33, the "Dead Artists Bars," although there seem to be at least as many bars catering to Japanese these days.  I was in the Lookie Lookie Bar on a Saturday night and was for nearly an hour the only customer.  No question, a lot of bars are hurting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, there is more variety on the soi now.  Music Station and Mojos have bands, and I think Napoleon does as well.  And of course there is Demonia for the S&M crowd.  And there is the Londoner Pub on the corner.  Renoir is the oldest bar on the street but Christie's has been there at least ten years for sure.  Inside Christie's is the biggest phallic symbol you will ever see.  Check it out.  There is, of course, Mojos for real Coyote dancing, and a number of smaller bars where you can have some fun and find a pretty lady.  I haven't stayed at Livingston's Hotel but friends who have always praise the place.

 

 

 

AYUDHYA: Four Temples in Four Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more of the temples, click here:

 

Ayudhya 2010

 

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Who's On First?

 

 

A funny exchange with Fa, yesterday at MK:

 

Fa looks at the menu, sees a Strawberry Sundae, and calls the waiter over.

 

Fa then orders a "Strawberry Saturday."

 

Both the waiter and I tell her, it's a Sundae.

 

Fa replies, today Saturday.

 

I tell her, yes I know that, but it is called a "Strawberry Sundae."

 

Fa again replies, today Saturday. 

 

The waiter then tries to explain it.

 

Fa then asks "no hab strawberry today?"

 

Ah, Bangkok.

 

 

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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 was talking to a mate the other day who is unfortunately stuck back in cold, bland America, and he was laughing about a mutual friend who has been acting really strange lately.  This guy's name is Marty and he has been using some of the internet sites that specialize in foreigners meeting Thai ladies.  Apparently he has been overwhelmed with responses from local Thai lasses who mostly are just dying to meet a half decent man, and has become so enamored with one gal that he whipped out his credit card and bought a ticket for Bangkok.  Yes, the girl situation has become so horrible back in Antisepticville that a guy who has barely any money will run up his credit cards and fly half-way around the world just to see a gal he has never met before!  Contrast this with the situation us local guys are enjoying: 

My best mate here also uses the same Thai dating site, and absolutely refuses to meet any girl unless she will come to his part of Bangkok and meet him at his place and time of choice, with everything being 100% at his convenience, and on top of this she has to have insinuated in their chats that she is willing to put out on the first date or he won’t bother meeting her at all.  Even if she meets all this criteria and comes into town (the gals virtually all live far out in the suburbs as we stupid foreigners have driven up the prices of lodging in the downtown area) many times he still cancels on her as he would much rather just have a few more beers and watch some football with his mates.  I must say that I totally understand how he feels about meeting gals.  When I first came to Paradise I was such a pathetic newbie that I would actually let gals use a fresh towel at my place to shower with after we had sex.  Now of course I realize just what a pain in the ass it is calling that lady to come pick up my dirty laundry, and after sex I always hand the gals a dirty towel from the bottom of my laundry basket.  I can’t even estimate how many times I turn down sex just because I can’t gather the energy for all those damn showers.  The gals are so clean that they insist on showering before sex, and then again right after the deed.  Man it takes so much energy that many times I just can’t be bothered. So I tell the gals that I’m busy so I can just relax.  So the question is: Are we just spoiled beyond recognition in Bangkok, or is the situation hopeless beyond all description back in Antispeticville?  I think the obvious answer is BOTH.  Yep, guys stuck in the loveless, sexless west will fly all the way around the world at tremendous cost for the chance of getting laid, and a local guy won’t walk across the street for the same thing at no cost. 

In spite of the fact that Bangkok is a single man’s paradise, many guys eventually move in a full-time girlfriend.  Personally, I don’t enjoy the lack of freedom and demands on my time and money that come from a live-in gal, but a good percentage of the guys here opt for this arrangement nonetheless.  I was talking with a good friend named Tommy the other night who has had 3 such arrangements in his decade-long run in Bangkok.  When I mentioned to him that every time I talk with guys in my apartment building who have a live-in they mention that the gal ends up taking them for granted, and the sex, respect and fun tend to go out the window.  He laughed at this and told me his own personal solution to this eventuality: “Khun Nana, about once a year you have to show them the door.  It is a human condition that no matter how good we have it, we end up taking things for granted and get spoiled.  It isn’t just Thai women or just women at all.  If every day for a year you left your room and the next door neighbor handed you a thousand baht for absolutely no reason, and then one day he just stopped, you would look at him and ask where the hell the money is.  Each of the 3 gals I have shacked up with have gotten complacent and spoiled at some point and I had to draw the line in the sand.  A gal will bitch and complain about me not having bought her a car or whatever and then I tell them the truth.  I say “Listen love, you have a boyfriend who treats you with respect, pays all of the bills so that you can spend your time doing whatever you want, provides a beautiful downtown apartment with maid service, and if all of this isn’t good enough for you then you are welcome to leave.  I promise I won’t try to stop you or make a problem with you.”  Then I go to Pattaya for 2 or 3 days and bang everything in sight with my mobile turned off all the while.  When I return to Bangkok, she has cleaned the room top to bottom, has a red face from days of crying her eyes out, and doesn’t start with all that spoiled crap for about another 9 to 12 months.”  So for all you guys with live-n gals who don’t treat you the way they used to, take Tommy’s advice and show them the door every once in a while.  

The other night I was feeling rather in the mood, and after hearing Dean go on and on about Nataree Massage I decided to head up to Huay Kwang district in Bangkok and give it a try.  I was certain I would meet a young, innocent gal who loved only me and would be chaste and pure.  When I asked Dean what time of night I should go to ensure that there was the maximum number of gals, he said it really didn’t matter all that much as the gals come and go, and often have a customer and then come back to the reception area looking for the next score..  Man did he burst my bubble!  These gals see other guys?  I may never be the same again. 

I was chatting with a friend the other day, and he mentioned that he was about to get married.  When I asked him why he would do such a horrible thing, his answer was that he wanted to make sure he would always have sex.  My response was “getting married to have sex is like buying a chain of office supply stores because you need a paper clip.”

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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A Proud Day for Khun Cheer!

 

 

 

 

 

At Suan Amporn the Crown Prince handed out the degrees to the graduates and Khun Cheer received her B.A. degree.  Both smart and beautiful (and a sexy dancer).  Her family drove down from Khon Kaen.  All the women graduates had to have their hair up and wow did everyone have to keep moving quickly during the ceremony!  I guess there would have simply been too many and taken too long otherwise.  I also enjoyed the curtsies and the wrist movements of the graduates as they reached out for the degree.  Cheer said they had practiced for several hours.  The two girls at left are selling, um, I think they were, um, OK, never mind that but don't they look cute.  And in the picture next to them how many of the Mojos dancers can you recognize?  And when was the last time you saw a BMW police car?  And in the picture at far right, isn't it nice to be living in a politically incorrect country?  So if you see Khun Cheer, give her your congratulations!

 

 

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"You can forgive a young cunt anything. A young cunt doesn't have to have brains. They're better without brains. But an old cunt, even if she's brilliant, even if she's the most charming woman in the world, nothing makes any difference. A young cunt is an investment; an old cunt is a dead loss. All they can do for you is buy you things. But that doesn't put meat on their arms or juice between their legs." Henry Miller

 

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After Dark magazine has been busy again

 

 

click on banner to open it up

 

Very sorry to write that the publisher of After Dark magazine, Bob Hayman AKA Cigar Bob, passed away.  He was 56.  I was told he had a heart attack in bed.  If you have to go I suppose that is the best way.  I really liked Bob.  He was down to earth, easy to talk to, and he sure knew where all the bodies in Pattaya are buried.  When I complained that Pattaya bar owners sent me no material even when it would help promote their bars, he just laughed and said, "Try collecting money for their ads in the magazine."  At this point, I don't know the fate of the magazine.  Wherever he is, I hope he's still having a great time.

 

http://www.ClubElectricBlue.com

 

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Good news from France:  According to a press report sixty percent of French would like to see brothels legalized as they used to be before 1946.  The report says they used to have about 1400 brothels.  The government is seriously considering it.

Meanwhile, officials are "warning" that up to 40,000 prostitutes are heading for South Africa because of the World Cup.  Charter flights?  And that is the only thing I like about sports: Big games attract lots of hookers.

The actor Fess Parker died.  He played Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett on TV when I was a kid.  RIP Fess.

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Sometimes I post news during the month so if you missed it last column, on March 7th, Apache Bar on Soi Cowboy reopened as a beer bar and seemed to be already doing good business.  But, alas, us oldtimers do miss the Apache maidens on the roof, do we not?  Sahara is also open but unlike rumors which said it would be only coyote dancers, it has a mixture of coyote and go go dancers and friends who have been inside have complained of everything from the hustling to the bright decor.

 

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Tuesday Night: Trivia Night

Friday Night: All you can eat BBQ ribs for 399 baht 

 

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Why is it when your wife gets pregnant, all her friends rub her belly and say Congratulations!!

But nobody rubs your dick and says Good Job?

It doesn't seem fair, does it?

 

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Uh Oh.  The Thai manager of the Cowboy Coyotes didn't make payroll recently. The Coyotes are paid twice a month, on the 1st and the 15th.  The manager's excuse was he was too busy with the new bar opening to do payroll. Right. He said he'd pay them "next week."  Stay tuned...

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Jesus endorsement

 

 

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The American state of Texas recently crowed about the new sports stadium that has been built for over 1 billion dollars.  For the Dallas Cowboys.  So at a time when many libraries in Texas and across the country have no money and have to curtail their hours of operation, Americans who need to get a life are so enamored watching half-men, half-children with the IQs of dying water buffalos throw and kick balls and tackle one another, that they will pay top dollar for seats in the new stadium.  And the players will be paid millions for playing a kid's game.  And the Jets Giants stadium will cost US$1.6 billion.  Welcome to the fall of Rome.  Frankly, this kind of shit makes me puke.

 

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BOOK SIGNING AT THE TEXAS LONE STAR SALOON

 

 

From left: A lovely lady who looks suspiciously like the Heneigen beer girl at the Londoner Pub; Stephen Leather, Christopher Moore and yours truly; the very same Canadian guy who stumbled into the picture above (he seems to be everywhere); Two book buyers and Gan, the serving girl.  Not a bad turnout but alas many patrons of the Lone Star who used to buy books are no longer with us.  And George, the owner, died last year and for whatever reason his widow saw fit to remove the buffalo head from the wall of the bar.

 

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Try to Remember

 

The late Jerry Orbach wasn't just a fine actor, he was also a fine singer.  For those of you who remember him as the consummate cop in Law & Order, he was a lot more.  I spent many years in musical theatre in New York, and Try to Remember is one of my favorite songs of musical theater (from the long-running musical, The Fantastics).  For anyone who wants to see photos of him while he beautifully sings the song, click here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycPoxZ1NPBY&feature=related

 

 

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Letters from Readers

 

 

Dear Dean

 

I happened to take a closer look at the schedule for the Townsville International Women's Conference, as highlighted on your Web site. As these things go, there was nothing unusual about the lineup. However, amid all the huff and puff about "Why do (only) men commit massacres?", "In My Time: a reflection of almost 50 years living in a man's world in a racist country"  and "A Stylistic Analysis of Some Linguistic Expressions of the New Information Age within the Context of Feminism and Indigenous Culture" I came across an interesting and somewhat incongruent item: "6:30pm - 9:30pm - Aussie Barbecue"  

I don't know what goes on at the American version of the above, but I can speak for the Australian custom in which the blokes gather round a particularly unpleasant spot for some burnt meat and beer, farting and cursing. A time of ribald humor, blokey mateship and jolly bonhomie, the men slap each other heartily on the back, guffawing loudly at tall tales of battles won, ships sunk, gladiatorial contests, cars, and the makings of a man.  

The women make the salad.

 

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Attn: Mr. Barrett

 

Imagine my surprise, shock, and awe to find your March column up on Sunday February 28th.  You've got a lot of early postings yet to go to make up for grieviously cavalier attitudes in the past regarding late appearances of the column; but I like the new direction. 

Also, thank-you (and my dog Rufus thanks you) for posting a picture of Fon.  You have to use your powers for good rather than evil; and once again, this picture shows a nice direction. 

A Fan You Will Never Guess (AFYWNG)

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Hi Dean, you are right about one thing you mentioned in your last column,
there are actually plenty of punters like myself who are successfully
(and happily, oddly enough) married to Thai women and with their kids in
tow. I saw a bunch of that when I was living in Lake Tahoe the last two
years. Dang hooked into the bamboo telegraph up there and we met plenty
of Thai/Farang families there (of all places). I think there are a lot
of jaded punters who don't realize you can find love and happiness with
Thai ladies, provided one doesn't try to fit it into the Western
(anti-male) model that has become all the rage in Amerika these days. As
a friend constantly reminds me, "Bill, enjoy for what it is, not for what
it isn't." In other words, there ain't no white picket fence, and there
probably never was.  Bill R.

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Hello Mr. Dean,

 

Regarding the stories about check bin abuses: I have never had a single problem.  Why?  Because I have never run a tab.  I pay for each drink at the time I order.  I have never ever run a tab in a Thai bar.  My father traveled the world for Raytheon and for the Pentagon.  His advice to his son was 'Trust Nobody'.  Good old Dad.

Sincerely yours, Dana

CEO Dana Enterprises

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Hi Dean,

Finally got around to reading your March column.

     I see that you spent some time on Soi Suan Plu recently.  I suspect that others may have answered your questions on the buildings with the gothic façade you spotted from the balcony of the Somerset Suan Plu (which used to called the Park Suan Plu), but just in case, those are townhouses. If you walk past the Somerset, before you get to the Bangkok Bank, you can see the gated soi. 

     I lived in the Park Suan Plu for well over a year back in 2001/2 on the same side your buddy apparently was staying on.  Those townhouses have been renovated considerably since that time.  They used to run down quite a bit, but someone has spent the money to fix them up. Have no idea what the rent or sale for, though I suspect the rent would run close to 100k a month for the bigger ones. 

     Also the tree you featured is an interesting storey. When we first moved to the Park Suan Plu, that was just a normal tree, but I well remember when it became the shrine you saw.  This happened in late 2001 I think, the storey is a woman was walking past it when a voice spoke to hear telling her what lucky numbers to pick.  Of course, she won and proceeded to tell all her friends, etc, etc.  Within the month, there were people lining up to make offerings.  For a while, twice a month (guess which days) there sometime would be a hundred or more people gathered at any one time.  Over time, the large gatherings have diminished, but there are still enough followers that keep it will decorated. Enjoy the column, too bad you went to monthly, but I understand the time issue. 

Robert G.

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Hi Dean,

'The Stick' pointed out the following issue during his March 14th submission --

This concept of coyote girls - that is girls who can really dance but who are not usually available - dancing in gogo bars is one that raises my eyebrows.  Putting pretty girls into the environment with a cannot touch policy seems crazy.  Worst of all, this concept seems to have caught in on in a number of venues and seems to be the way things are going.  Maybe one day you won't even be able to barfine in the bars!

Good point, eh?  chok dee!  Craig-Ben

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Absolutely agree.  Mojos is OK; it is a one off and fairly professional.  But I hate to see this spread to Cowboy!  The so-called coyote dancing on Cowboy is basically go go dancing with different outfits.  Some are available at ridiculous prices; others not available at all.  Let Cowboy be Cowboy!! Cheers, Dean

 

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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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"At least one thing seems certain: against people who are ready to die in the cause of destroying freedom, people who are not willing to speak up for freedom for fear of being called a racist or an Islamophobe don't stand much chance of victory."

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More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

Just some of the recent atrocities committed by Muslims in Thailand

 

 

2010.03.19 Thailand Pattani - Muslim radicals gun down an auto parts salesman.

 

2010.03.17 Thailand Yala - Muslim militants murder a teenage boy and seriously injure his parents.

 

2010.03.16 Thailand Narathiwat - Islamic radicals shoot a 43-year-old Buddhist civilian to death.

 

2010.03.16 Thailand Pattani - Islamists shoot a 38-year old teacher to death in an attack that leaves his 7-year-old son

 injured.

 

2010.03.11 Thailand Pattani - Three telephone company workers are shot by Mujahideen and then set on fire while still alive.

 

2010.03.11 Thailand Pattani - Islamists gun down a 61-year-old Buddhist broom salesman.

 

010.03.12 Thailand Yala - A respected police chief is murdered by Islamic bombers six months short of retirement.

 

2010.03.09 Thailand Pattani - A 45-year-old salesman is shot once in the back of the head, then set on fire by Religion of Peace terrorists.

 

2010.03.06 Thailand Narathiwat - A taxi driver dies after a savage machete attack by Muslim separatists.

 

2010.03.02 Thailand Pattani - Islamists open fire on a father and his three daughters, killing him and a 7-year-old.

 

2010.02.27 (Pattani, Thailand) - Islamic separatists pump a 70-year-old man full of bullets as he is walking home.

 

2010.02.22 Thailand Narathiwat - Two guards at a shop are shot to death in a Muslim drive-by.

 

 

And Many More Wounded

 

 

(Isn't it interesting how silent the Bangkok Post is about all this.  Yet they have lots of space to run stories and photos on pandas and a boring, predictable column written by a Muslim fanatic every other Sunday.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Over 4,000 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.

 

 

 

 

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." (Blaise Pascal, mathematician, 1670)

 

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Click on a Face (or what was a face) to See How Islam "honors" Women

 

How Islam "honors" women

Stop Honorcide!

http://www.stopshariahnow.org/

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UK: They Lost Their Home because They Criticized Islam

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1261199/Were-selling-hotel-say-Christian-couple-row-Muslim-guest.html

 

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THE RELIGION OF PEACE (in the real world)

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SAUDI ARABIA: VICTIM OF RAPE TO BE LASHED 100 TIMES

WHAT BEING LASHED 100 TIMES LOOKS LIKE

http://islamizationwatch.blogspot.com/2010/01/saudi-arabia-rape-victim-to-be-lashed.html

 

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Malaysian Women beaten under Sharia Law; will Thailand be Next?

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5558/pub_detail.asp

 

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EX-GITMO INMATE LEADS TALIBAN IN AFGHAN SOUTH

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010\03\07\story_7-3-2010_pg7_30

 

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LONDON: MUSLIMS DEMAND DEATH PENALTY FOR GAYS

http://www.hurryupharry.org/2010/03/05/values-of-moderation-and-tolerance/

 

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SAN FRANCISCO: MUSLIMS SHOOT MAN THEY BELIEVE WAS GAY

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/03/BAV91CAGLG.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0hGK60KiR

 

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PAKISTAN:

 

Christian Couple touches Koran with Dirty Hands; Gets 25 Years in Prison

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5654/pub_detail.asp

 

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American Al-Qaeda boy:

Fort Hood jihad murderer is "the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in the armies of the unbelievers and apostate regimes"

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/american-al-qaeda-boy-fort-hood-shooter-is.html

 

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Happening Now in America:

Islamic foot-washing basins in airports; Shariah finance being introduced by American banks; college campuses designating Islamic prayer rooms for Muslims only; Islamic compounds practicing Shariah law springing up across America; public schools using tax dollars to indoctrinate American students into Islam; demands by Muslim parents that their children be provided private prayer rooms in their public schools; Muslim workers demanding special workplace accommodations no other religious person would ask for; and the list goes on.
 

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"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...No stronger retrograde force exists in the world (than Islam)." Winston Churchill

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Mohammad Playing with his Six-year-old Bride to Be

The so-called Prophet Muhammad Married a six-year-old named Aisha and had Sex with the girl by the time she was nine (if not before).  Mohammad ordered the death of two poets who mocked him as well as killed many others.  The Koran is full of hate for non-believers which it equates with "evil-doers."  Islam is not a religion: it is a fanatical brotherhood and hate-filled ideology.  The West continues to ignore the fact that Islam is a clear and present danger to anyone who believes in free speech, an independent judiciary, free press, etc., etc.  Self-censorship is now being practiced in Europe and America to appease Muslims.  The more Muslims a country lets in, the more problems it will have.

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"All it takes for evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Ibn Warraq:

The cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten raise the most important question of our times: freedom of expression. Are we in the west going to cave into pressure from societies with a medieval mindset, or are we going to defend our most precious freedom -- freedom of expression, a freedom for which thousands of people sacrificed their lives? A democracy cannot survive long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend...Unless, we show some solidarity, unashamed, noisy, public solidarity with the Danish cartoonists, then the forces that are trying to impose on the Free West a totalitarian ideology will have won; the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest.

 

http://www.albawaba.com/en/news/248538


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Muslim extremists brandishing banners calling British soldiers 'Butchers'

  • "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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    Iran 23

    "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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    'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.' - Benjamin Netanyahu

     

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    The Bodies of Two Dead Gays in Iran

     

    (killed by adherents of "the religion of peace")

     

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    There is not one Muslim country in the world which gives equal rights to non-Muslims but when Muslims enter other countries they demand more than equal rights!  Write your congressman and tell him to stop kowtowing to Muslims.

     

    “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. 

     

     

    "Mohammad poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex...and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature" - John Quincy Adams

     

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    FROM THE KORAN:
    —The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4:101)
    —Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).
    —It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. (4:92)
    —Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51)
    —Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)
    —Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme. (2:193)
    —The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the devil.  (4:76)
    —We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (3:151)
    —I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (8:12)


    FROM THE SAYINGS OF MUHAMMAD:
    —Muhammad said to the Jews: “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe. You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. “
    — Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.‘ “
    —Mohammed said, “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and whoever says, “ None has the right to be worshipped but Allah , his life and property will be saved by me.“ (otherwise it will not). Vol. 4:196
    —Mohammed said, “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.“ Vol. 9:57
    —Mohammed said, “ No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir” (infidel). Vol. 9:50
    —Muhammad said: “Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, … “. (Sahih Muslim 4294)

     

     

     

    Some books that tell it like it is!

     

    Now on trial in Holland for "insulting Islam"

     

     

    The Islamization of Europe

    Muslims are rapidly destroying freedom in Europe and have even brought about self-censorship and real censorship in the United States.  But there is one city in Holland where a new reality can be seen with the naked eye, more than anywhere else. Here, entire neighborhoods look as if they have been lifted from the Middle East, here stand the largest mosques in Europe, here parts of sharia law are applied in the courts and theaters, here many of the women go around veiled, here the mayor is a Muslim, the son of an imam.  This city is Rotterdam, Holland's second largest city by population, and the largest port in Europe by cargo volume.  Europeans, especially politicians, will not lift a finger to fight against Islamofascism.  And future generations will pay the price. 

    The hate-filled Quran (Koran) consistently uses offending remarks whenever it mentions non-Muslims. It describes non-Muslims as animals (Q.7: 179, Q.25: 44, Q.47: 12). Then it describes the Jews as donkeys Q. 62:5 then as apes and pigs (Q.2: 65, Q. 5:60, Q. 7:166). To be described as an animal is a bad insult in Arabic culture, but pigs, apes and donkeys are particularly bad.  "Religion of Peace," my ass. 

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    More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. (source)
     

    EXCUSES OVER THE YEARS THAT POLITICALLY CORRECT PEOPLE HAVE MADE FOR MUSLIMS KILLING NON-MUSLIMS IN AMERICA & ELSEWHERE

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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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