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  1. the last time I checked the back entrance (of this MP!) was 15 years ago and it was "mai rap farang" back then! I think the name back then was Champs Elysee!?

     

     

    as HT said this place is new ...but now it is very busy...the shuttle are full from 4pm till 11pm....hundreds of little stalls much like at JJ Mall except not aircon...many restaurants some fully closed in with air the rest open air and fans...large carpark across from the entrance opp KFC..

     

    Well worth a visit..

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  2. Torneyboy seems to be a porn expert! I have never heard about this lady nor have I ever seen her

     

     

    It says "Porn Star" under the photo ...:grinyes::neener:

     

    Sora Aoi

    • Age: 24
    • Birthday: November 11, 1983 (1983-11-11)
    • Measurements: 90(G Cup)-58-83(cm) 35-23-33(inch)
    • Height: 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)

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  3. On page three of the Bangkok post yesterday is a photo of Sora Aoi here to attend some auto salon show .....i mean this girl for those of you that may not know of her she has had more dicks in her than you could put in the Olympic stadium .....why does she rate any sort of mention .:shakehead in the paper...

     

    Maybe it is just me....just don't get it..................


  4. Saw this book reviewed in the Bangkok post three weeks ago ..got a copy from Asia books ..595 thb..paper back 330 pages

    This book goes over as the title indicates ..the Bizarre things of Thailand.....a few black and white photos in the book and none to excite anyone :neener:

     

    There is a chapter on Pattaya and the scene there ( Vegas or Vice) ..also goes behind the scenes of the Bangkok Hilton prison ....beheading was outlawed in 1932 and machine gunning was the way to execute the baddies(tied their hands and placed a white screen in front of them...a doctor would draw a target on the screen for the gunner to aim at...by the look of the photo he is only a few feet away) until 2003 when lethal injection was introduced...

    Some interesting things from the Songkran Niyomsane forensic medicine museum.....the preserved corpse of Thailand's most famous cannibal is on display...A Chinese man they say ate at least eight children..

     

     

    Over all an interesting book ...something to pick up and choose a chapter anytime ...well put together as well.

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  5. Jetstar are having a sale - full details on their website - date of my dummy booking is May 14, 2013 - not a particular fan of Jetstar, but this is a direct flight - no Darwin stopover BS - and you get into BKK shortly before 2100 hours, assuming Swampy and Jetstar are still operating by May next year. For me, the biggest attraction is the extra leg room - the Thai cabin crew on Jetstar flights to LOS are nothing to write home about but were polite enough on my last two flights with them. As Nok is often wont too say 'Up to you !'

     

    Booking Summary

    Total AUD

    $499.00

    Departing

    $499.00

    Fares

    Adult 1 x $433.84

    Fees & taxes

    Adult 1 x $65.16

    Optional Extras

    Baggage

    Adult 1 x $0.00

    Value Bundles

    Adult 1 x $0.00

    Total AUD

    $499.00

     

    You have to get to Melbourne ..first ...that is a horror right there :neener:and looks like carry on only?...no good for us ...we are bringing over sixty k back from BKK from this little jaunt :neener:

     

    TG for us..


  6. After one or two years of not performing they will be back. I don't think that this kind of musicians can live (life?) without the adrenaline kick they get while performing in front of 30.000 people.

     

     

     

    Hope you are correct i will buy a ticket for MM to take with me ...front row seats :neener:


  7. Only seen one lady taxi driver....

    My main gripe lately is the reluctance of the drivers not to take you where you want ..if the traffic is a little heavy ...or between 3pm and 4pm is the worst this week for us ...luckily we can just get out and use the BTS to our Condo..


  8. Probably same place. Same soi between PP1 and PP2 that Badabing is on but the PP1 end (on the corner next to Superstar Bar). It's a small open air bar (basically just a bar on the pavement with a few seats) owned by the same people who own Superstar and Goldfinger.

     

     

    Yep that's it....


  9. Angelwitch in Pattaya sometimes has what would qualify as a strip show. They have a number of other shows with various degrees of attire, but you can never be sure which show will be on when you arrive.

     

     

     

    Why didn't MM just stand up and give the girl a strip show himself ....:neener:

     

    Where were you sitting ..?.on the corner near Bada Bing bar?...i was there a couple of nights ago


  10. Kelly - The bar girl who would be president.

     

    by Sam Worthington

     

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    Sam Worthington is the pen name of a long time Thai360 board member and now retired publisher. He is known to many of us in real life from the days when he used to attend the Friday night board meetings at Gulliver’s. “Sam†is witty and fun to be with, an English gentleman of the old school and a connoisseur of fine food and wines. I was well aware of his restaurant reviews, but to my surprise, I discovered he also has written quite a number of novels under his nom de plume.

     

    About four months ago Worthington paid a visit to Bangkok from his voluntary exile in the Philippines. We met one evening at the QueenVictoria Pub (where else?) and he gave me an autographed copy of his latest book, with a request that I review it. Now book reviews are not something I eagerly do, and with classes to be taught, papers to be graded and editing to be done, it was easy to find reasons to postpone it. It is finally term break, so with no further excuses I bit the bullet and read Kelly – The bar girl who would be president.

     

    To my delight, I found myself captivated by a very different sort of Southeast Asian novel. Instead of the usual bar-girl-meets-Farang romance goes wrong or a drug dealing Bangkok crime story, Kelly turns out to be the tale of a “working class†Asian woman who improbably is drawn into politics with the encouragement of her worldly English mentor (vaguely reminiscent of Sam himself). Kelly takes on a totally corrupt government and against all odds succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. Despite its bizarre premise, Worthington manages to make it seem completely believable.

     

    As he explained to me, he had met an amazing bargirl in the Philippines – Muslim father, Catholic mother - who had risen considerably above her absolutely horrible childhood. That gave him an idea : “What if she could become president?†Thus he wrote this book.

     

    Kelly – The bar girl who would be president is set in the fictional country of the Ramage Islands, described as a former British colony somewhere near the Philippines. Creating a fictitious country is no easy task, but Worthington does it so well that after a few chapters you are convinced it really exists. The story of Kelly begins in the familiar gogo bar setting, this one run by a somewhat disreputable English baronet known as Lord Toad (a delightfully naughty parody of another of Bangkok’s wonderful real life characters). But by the second chapter tragedy moves things beyond that and Kelly the bar girl steels herself to take on the city council in the name of justice and human decency. From then on you will be hooked by the story of Kelly, which sad to say has a less than fairy tale ending. One hates it when reality suddenly intrudes into our fantasy world.

     

    I won’t spoil the fun by revealing any more of the plot. Suffice it to say the twists and turns are delightful, and I found myself laughing a few times at Sam’s unexpected humour. I very seldom read fiction, as I find most of it disappointing. However, Kelly – The bar girl who would be president was well worth the time I spent on it. It is published by Bangkok Books and is available both in paperback and as an e-book (elSBN 978-616-245-076-1). Contact www.bangkokbooks.com for further information.

     


  11. Kelly - The bar girl who would be president.

     

    by Sam Worthington

     

    ---

     

    Sam Worthington is the pen name of a long time Thai360 board member and now retired publisher. He is known to many of us in real life from the days when he used to attend the Friday night board meetings at Gulliver’s. “Sam†is witty and fun to be with, an English gentleman of the old school and a connoisseur of fine food and wines. I was well aware of his restaurant reviews, but to my surprise, I discovered he also has written quite a number of novels under his nom de plume.

     

    About four months ago Worthington paid a visit to Bangkok from his voluntary exile in the Philippines. We met one evening at the QueenVictoria Pub (where else?) and he gave me an autographed copy of his latest book, with a request that I review it. Now book reviews are not something I eagerly do, and with classes to be taught, papers to be graded and editing to be done, it was easy to find reasons to postpone it. It is finally term break, so with no further excuses I bit the bullet and read Kelly – The bar girl who would be president.

     

    To my delight, I found myself captivated by a very different sort of Southeast Asian novel. Instead of the usual bar-girl-meets-Farang romance goes wrong or a drug dealing Bangkok crime story, Kelly turns out to be the tale of a “working class†Asian woman who improbably is drawn into politics with the encouragement of her worldly English mentor (vaguely reminiscent of Sam himself). Kelly takes on a totally corrupt government and against all odds succeeds beyond her wildest dreams. Despite its bizarre premise, Worthington manages to make it seem completely believable.

     

    As he explained to me, he had met an amazing bargirl in the Philippines – Muslim father, Catholic mother - who had risen considerably above her absolutely horrible childhood. That gave him an idea : “What if she could become president?†Thus he wrote this book.

     

    Kelly – The bar girl who would be president is set in the fictional country of the Ramage Islands, described as a former British colony somewhere near the Philippines. Creating a fictitious country is no easy task, but Worthington does it so well that after a few chapters you are convinced it really exists. The story of Kelly begins in the familiar gogo bar setting, this one run by a somewhat disreputable English baronet known as Lord Toad (a delightfully naughty parody of another of Bangkok’s wonderful real life characters). But by the second chapter tragedy moves things beyond that and Kelly the bar girl steels herself to take on the city council in the name of justice and human decency. From then on you will be hooked by the story of Kelly, which sad to say has a less than fairy tale ending. One hates it when reality suddenly intrudes into our fantasy world.

     

    I won’t spoil the fun by revealing any more of the plot. Suffice it to say the twists and turns are delightful, and I found myself laughing a few times at Sam’s unexpected humour. I very seldom read fiction, as I find most of it disappointing. However, Kelly – The bar girl who would be president was well worth the time I spent on it. It is published by Bangkok Books and is available both in paperback and as an e-book (elSBN 978-616-245-076-1). Contact www.bangkokbooks.com for further information.

     

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