Category Archives: etiquette

Puying Mo-Ho

I’ve spent decades in the Orient. Any mention of these years to women in the USA usually resulted in their dsidainful regard. In their minds my Asian wives are subserviant sex slaves, because their racial prejudice mistake femininity for submisssion. They couldn’t be more wrong, even if the most wrong a man can be to […]

Banana, Hot Dog, Or Pickle?

Happy Fourth Of July. I like hot dogs. Especially with mustard. But not too many hot dogs. I like pickles too. Pickle juice is good for hangovers too. I can’t just eat one pickle. And what can I say about bananas. They are good every hour of the day.

Thai Bar Rules

When I first arrived in Pattaya 1991 go-go bars listed a set of rules on the wall. No photos, no fighting, no guns, no hand grenades, no durians. A few bars even had dress codes. Shirts and shoes were required by male patrons. No bare feet were allowed on the premises other than on stage. […]

Thai Swearing 101

Like most farangs I had a hard time learning Thai. I can tell a joke, although my wife says that I speak with funny accent. “You should hear my German.” Speaking a foreign language with a Boston accent has never been easy. One on one I catch the drift of the speaker’s meaning, but in […]

Caveman Love

There is no proof of cavemen ie Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragging women by their hair. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. But the Rape of the Sabine? That’s a legend based on factual hearsay.