Category Archives: Thailand

Like Father Like Son

Fenway took a fall in the bathroom. Lots of blood. 8 stitches. No longer perfect. Everyone says his mother beat him. Mam would never touch him. Me maybe, but like father like son. My black eye is from a street fight in Pattaya. “It was a good fight, ma, but I lost.” In fact I […]

LOVE YOU LONG TIME – CHAPTER 2 by Peter Nolan Smith

The Garuda 747 landed in Biak. The large island dominated the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. The slate blue bay of Cendrawasih mirrored the equatorial sky. Males went naked except for a gourd on their penis. They played guitars. I stayed at an old Dutch hotel opposite the airport. I watched the Buster Douglas-Mike […]

LOVE YOU LONG TIME – CHAPTER 3 by Peter Nolan Smith

The Christmas rush on 47th Street consisted of six weeks of working without a day off. I saved every dollar from my commissions at Richie’s exchange. $6000 combined with my savings amounted to another six months in Asia. When I announced my leaving after New Year’s Eve, Richie said, “Is this how it’s going to […]

LOVE YOU LONG TIME – CHAPTER 6 by Peter Nolan Smith

Two thousand years ago Cato wrote that the deadliest trap for a man is the one that a woman weaves with her tears. Every bones in my body said throw out Ae. Regrettably I was bound by a love potion much stronger than love and I was beyond saving myself from the sinking sands swirling […]

The Trade Route Of The Orient

From 1956 until 1973 20 Thai baht bought $1. A flight to Penang on Thai Airway cost about $130US. I checked Air Asia current ticket fare from Bangkok to Penang and discovered the price is about the same. Some things never change.