Archive for April, 2005

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if you’re into hip hop and all you can drink parties:

the 1.2 party crew are organising a party on
May 13, 2005 at P.O.F.
(behind emporium) on Sukhumvit 24 from 8pm till 2am

(unless you’re sure your face looks like the
crypt keeper, thais bring your i.d., non-thais
a passport/copy of passport with your picture
and d.o.b)

hiphop vibes by dj b, ono, meeh
silksounds presents fresh2death

for tickets call: 06.624.0990

sponsored by coke (the drink), clan mcgregor

Rainy Season

Few days ago it rained very hard in Bangkok. When it rains here, the traffic gets even worse than it usualy have. It took me 45 minutes to get to work that day, which was crazy considering the fact that my house is on the same street as my office.

Along the street of Silom, I looked through the car’s window and thought that the pavements look much better and neater when it rains, the street stalls suddenly lined up under the shelter and it left more rooms for people to walk (not that many people willing to walk through the heavy rain though)

Somehow heavy rain reminded me when there was a big flood in Bangkok when I was really young. I only remember that the water was as high as my knees and I had to walk a long way to get to the car (or the boat?) to get me to school. It was fun then, but when I come to think of it now if it ever happens again, I would be petrified with the germs that come with the water.
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Utterly disgusting: It’s a matter of national pride

Not to be outdone by the Hong Kong woman who had a leech extracted from her nostril earlier this month, a Thai man had 50 maggots extracted from his ear (read below). Top that, Hong Kong! In yo’ face!!
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Doctors remove 50 maggots from Thai man’s ears
Wed Apr 27, 2005 03:11 AM ET

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Doctors found around 50 maggots in the ears of an 84-year-old Thai man after he went to hospital complaining of an itch.
Wednesday’s Nation newspaper said Anan Temtan, who lives in the tsunami-hit southern resort island of Phuket, had used cotton buds to relieve the itching, but had scratched so hard his eardrums ruptured and started bleeding.

“We believe flies might have gone inside his ears to lay eggs, which hatched into larvae and caused the itching,” said Somsak Nonthasri, the doctor who treated him.

Somsak, who used tweezers and a small suction device to remove the maggots, said Anan would be kept in for observation for a while to make sure no more eggs hatched.

Muay Thai

Last month one of my friends came to visit BKK for the first time.
me: So what you plan to do tomorrow?
Luis: Muay Thai.. yeah!
me: er.. i haven’t even tried it
Luis: Come on! you haven’t been there? .. oh noo! tomorrow we will go there!

so Here we go.. muaythai.JPG
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Entertainment 4 the Day.

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It was a slow Bangkok day.

Try As We Might

Regular readers may recall Baba’s post about trying to find a resource on classical music concerts. The good news is that, since asking, she has found somewhere and we had set everything up to go, but then something happened. The concert we planned to attend was delayed from February to March. No problem, we thought.

When the March date drew near, the concert was delayed again, this time until May! I started to get worried at this point and now that May is drawing closer I have a feeling that either the concert will be delayed yet again, or cancelled altogether.

We started investigating this in January and now it is nearly May, with the number of concerts we’ve managed to attend – ZERO! Not a good start at all.

help for 60/70s literature?

i need a little help, not for me personally but for a stranger who emailed me.

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Crooked?

On Saturday I happened to take the boat down the Chao Praya river and noticed that this building was being converted to a Hilton Hotel.

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Now, I’d been told that this building had originally been deemed unsafe as it was at a slight angle that buildings shouldn’t be at. And it did from a certain distance look slightly off. As a result it been hanging around empty for a long time. Until now, that is.

So, I’m hoping that it’s now indeed straight. But how does one go about straightening out a building of that magnitude? Or has it in fact been straightened?

*gasp*

does anyone else find this wrong?

ok so there’s lots of things I love about Bangkok — cheap eats, pretty girls in tight school uniforms, the feeling of being in a land of law but still feeling absolutely, utterly law less, watching monks making their morning track for alms, bootleg media, graveyard underground night life fun, a city based on making ‘bling’ yet still has this lazy, lethargic aura emitting from it’s super metropolis rear. It fits my quarter-life, whisky glass slamming, rock star wanna-be struggling, Green Peace tree hugging college student deadbeat stuck in a business wall street/technology driven job crisis personality – oh so perfectly.

but as i’m sitting here typing this at a internet cafe in MBK, there’s someone scanning rather explicit, and gay pictures of themselves and hordes of other guys in a number of rather raunchy poses, is enough for me to cringe and want to puke out all the cheap ass liquor i had last night.

i’ll go burn my contaminated retinas. –;;;

Can’t we all just get along?

The joke goes that a Buddhist goes up to New York City hot dog vendor and tells him “Make me one with everything.” Unfortunately, it seems that Buddhists can’t even be one with each other.
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