Tag Archives: Pattaya

Guilty Single Male On the Planet

This photo of Al Franken mock-groping Leeann Tweeden on a C-4 to Iraq has convicted the Minnesota senator of sexual harassment and I have to admit to the same behavior. Noi Khang and I had been friend for over ten years in Pattaya. I remembered her being thin, Noi had a good appetite. Like most […]

The Day After Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong has long been Thailand’s most beautiful festival with candle-lit balloons rising into a night sky illuminated by a full November moon. Ten years ago I was in Pattaya. Few girls and women dressed in the traditional costume. The police banned fireworks and their marine patrols gathered the krathong offerings less than 20 meters […]

Peeping Tom ala Pattaya

Voyeurism is the ageless fascination for an unseen spectator to view a person performing a natural act, usually sexual. This predilection has ruined some people’s lives when they’ve been caught by the authorities and several years ago in Pattaya an Estonian tourist was discovered taking snapshots of two Chinese women in the toilet. One of […]

Toilet Marathon

One early Sunday morning in 2007 the police blocked Pattaya’s major streets for the annual marathon. Runners started before dawn to escape the enervating powers of the tropical sun, otherwise the twenty-six miles would be shortened to a single kilometer. When I was in high school, I ran cross-country. 5K-10K. Not anymore. My friends and […]

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 […]