Category Archives: holiday

Oi Vey Hannukah

For centuries Hanukkah has traditionally celebrated the victory of the Maccabees over the Alexandrine Empire, although the real battle was between the orthodox Maccabees and the secular Jews favoring the social liberalism of the Greeks. The latter were the losers and the former rededicated the Temple by lighting the eternal flame. Miraculously the oil burned […]

The Missing Of Loy Krathong

Written 2013 The most beautiful holidays in the world are the Hindu Diwali and Thailand’s Loy Krathong. These festivals of light celebrate the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. I have celebrated Diwali in Lhasa Tibet with the Indian cooks of the Snow Dragon Hotel and Loy Krathong with my wives and children. […]

Loy Krathong 2007

Back in 2007 November 8 was Loy Krathong. Pattaya City police geared up for the annual water festival by conducting street sweeps of undesirables in order to clean up the coastal city’s image for the traditional festival. Last year they banned fireworks and instituted shore patrols to prevent any krathongs or offerings from entering the […]

Black Friday Beer

Today on Black Friday millions of Americans hit the shopping malls to purchase marked-down electronics and toys. This frenzied spending spree kicked off the Christmas shopping season. This year’s Black Friday was an all ugly affair and the event has getting uglier by the year. The term ‘black Friday originated from Philadelphia retailers’ description of […]

Thanksgiving At The 169 Bar

The 169 family celebrate Thanksgiving Day. A shout out to Papa Charles Hanson. The father of the clan. Thanks to the whole crew. You make the world a better place.