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Nice obituary by Stickman on Trinks death, but surprised he says Trink never went into bars or was around Sukhumvit. I definitely  saw him in Nana plaza around 2003, pretty sure it was Angel Witch, could hardly mistake somebody else for him. shuffled in and got the VIP treatment escorted to a seat. Some pretty nasty comments elsewhere as on Andrew Marshall's vitriolic face book page where he gets condemned as a dirty old man etc. At least Trink ended his days in the country of his choice, and not in exile, something so called Scottish journalists seem to make a habit of!

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RIP - I was just thinking about him a few days ago.  I used to read his columns back in the day. 

According to Stickman’s interview in 2004, Trink said he remembered when BGs used to charge 100 baht for the night. Trink made only 500 baht each month back then...so it was very expensive then it seems.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20091026194328/http://geocities.com/doxyblue/alltrink.html

9:10 p.m.: The 115 arrives at last, stopping where it's supposed to. Crowded yet not packed. I find a place to stand, pay my fare and pocket the ticket. With the new law against littering, I keep it on me and dispose of it at home.

Getting off opposite Patpong Road, I hear a local shouting: "Hey, you threw away your ticket. Pay fine!" I turn to see a local, not in uniform, waving a bus ticket he ostensibly picked up from the ground. I check my pocket and my ticket is still there. Sniffing a scam, I hurry across Silom. Behind me, I hear: "Pay me fine. Only 1,000 baht!" He doesn't follow me.

A little boy leaps out from behind a vendor's cart and zaps me with a water-gun.

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