Category Archives: Thailand

Jesus Jah Ma

“I have nothing against Christ. It’s your Christians I hate.” This remark has historically been attributed to Saladin the Arab Jihadist during the Crusades. I feel the same way about most religions except beer-worshippers. “Every day is Beermas,” my mate Nick declared at Pattaya’s Buffalo Bar with the fervor of a suicide beer-drinker. “The same […]

Thai Perfection or Lak-sa-na-tee-dee

The standard joke amongst men about the perfect western girlfriend was that her father owned a pub and she’s 3′ 4″ with a flat head, so you can put your beer on her. Few females answer those simple Occidental needs, but in Thailand it is more than likely that your girlfriend’s father is distilling moonshine […]

Thai Hair-Cut No No

Several years ago I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to a party in Nolita. The city skyline shimmered under a sky dotted by the few stars brilliant enough to pierce New York’s light umbrella. Tourists flashed photos in the dark and the bridge hummed with the passage of cars and trucks. The night was bitter […]

Mia Noi or Mia Luang

Valentine Day comes once a year. Today I’m a half world distant from my two wives and four kids in Thailand. I can only say I love you or ‘pom rak khun’ over the telephone or via Western Union. My wives’ preference was for my sending money over the internet. Money always says ‘rak mak’ […]

Valentine Day ala Thai

Valentine’s Day has been globalized around the world, although few people know the exact origins of why we send hearts to loved ones. The tradition is mainly attributed to a roman priest Valentine who preform marriages against the wishes of the Roman Emperor. His punishment was execution but not before supposedly addressing a farewell note […]