Tag Archives: 2008

Yai Chang In Pattaya

Back in the day elephants nightly wandered the streets of Pattaya to cool off and cadge sugar cane donations to enrich their under-paid mahouts from Isaan. Yai walked down Moo 9 a few nights a week. The scrawny mahout said Yai’s age was about 40. A little younger than me. I always had something for […]

Patpong Back to Normal

GW Bush passed through Bangkok on his way to the Beijing Olympics. His economic advisers trawled the city for copyright sin. They were disappointed to discover the hotbeds of terrorist fake luxury goods had been purified by the ever-vigilant Bangkok Police. Al-Quada supporters on Patpong were reduced to sellign bananas and the Islamic fascists behind […]

New Year’s Eve 2007 Pattaya

On the afternoon of December 31, 2007 heavy lorries, pick-up trucks and 125cc motorcycles with sidecars exited from the distributor at the end of my soi with thousands of beers every minute. Thousands of Thai and farang tourists were flocking into the city for the year’s final drunk in the beach resort’s countless bars, go-gos, […]

Our Lady of Palm Beach MIA

In the summer of 2008 I took care of an 8 year-old Airedale in Palm Beach. The owners had rescued her from a shelter. Pom Pom was a little crazy. She liked to growl at people and loved biting little manicured dogs. My friend Lisa thought Pom Pom was a frat dog raised by college […]

Songkran Party Time

My old mistress, Mrs. Carolina, used to say about blacks weekending in her home town, “They’re either drinking, fighting, or fixing their car.” It was a particularly racist thing to come out of the mouth of my lover, however the statement is very applicable to Thai men on this Songkran festival, despite the government’s media […]