Sunday, 3 December 2017

Gay activities Oct-Nov 2017

Gay activities Oct-Nov 2017

Personal note: due to increased traveling and meeting friends, no post scheduled after this and it will take weeks until regular posting will be resumed. 

Gay dating, Sake and Fake disco, Farose II and Phoenix sauna, Saranrom update and park in Korat, Seed update, boys in the provinces, Hornet in Korat statistics.

Sun 1oct2017
Travel to Phrae where I know a boy (actually in Den Chai, but would come to meet me in Phrae). Days before the trip slow communication, and then message: away on family business in Lamphang.

Some interesting contacts on hornet, but don’t stay long enough (mostly just one night) to meet someone in Phrae, Phayao, Chiang Rai, Nakon Sawan. Aditionally, in Phayao the cute boys are near Phayao University which is way out of town. The one in Nakon Sawan messages me daily, and hasn’t asked for money (yet), will go to see him soon after my return to Thailand in Nov.

Sat 7oct2017
My favorite Pattaya money boy is in Bangkok with his family and wants to meet, so I invite him. Good English, can read maps and clocks (many boys I know would struggle to find the way from Prawet to Sathorn and to my room). Arrives 16:03, then good sex, then sleep about 17:00-7:00. What was meant to be a nap turned out to be 14 hours! After some hugs he is hard, so I cannot let this chance for another round pass. We have met five (?) times this year, this one is a keeper! 1500 well deserved.

At night meet the boy Tor from Sake last month in Thanon Chan. I’m 20 min late, and he is one hour late on top of that (did he spend that time dressing, expecting I will take him to a disco?). But while walking around, a group of Thai boys chat me up, some cute, and offer me their self-made French fries. And a cute puppy dog is around. Invite Tor for dinner nearby (ask him for restaurant).

We order food for 312 THB and have a chat over dinner. When I ask for the bill, he gets out his wallet and pays with a 500 THB note (that he got from ATM on the way to restaurant). What to do now? I give him 160 THB which he accepts immediately.

From area he lives in I would guess he is not rich, but why did he pay for our meals? I had some, few, genuine invitations (in Hat Yai by a Muslim boy from Pattani and in Yangon) where the inviter refused to take my money or let me pay, this was not the case here. Leaves me puzzled, and I guess I botched it. What would my readers have done? (When a Thai boy who is not rich intercepts the bill and pays for dinner.)

Tue 10oct2017
I have been in contact with Ball from Kanchanaburi since we met in April. I know his poverty is genuine (whereas for most other it’s just that they don’t have enough money to buy the newest mobile phone), and offered him twice to send money online, but when he came back on that offer days later, I was traveling and couldn’t (I only do online banking at home from computer). To show my sincerity, I will send him money by ADM (automatic deposit machine, which I want to try once to see how it works). I have to go to several branches to finally find one that works! Deposit 300 into his account, from which 20 is deducted as fee, even when using the same bank. Outrageous!

Super A 20:09-21:11, orange juice 150 THB (up from 100). When I visited Super A some weeks ago with my loyal reader vinapu, there was a twink Art who was my type except for the tattoos. Today is his chance! 6 boys dressed in black underwear and sleeveless shirts, Art one of them. Don’t hesitate long and take him upstairs. 600 off fee and room combined (cheaper than I thought!), and 1000 recommended short time tip. Slim body, warm and dry skin, overall fine.
Germany, various traveling, visit friends and family.

Thanks to my mother’s good cooking and good cookies and cake in Germany, I gained 3 kg in 3 weeks!
And back in Thailand, no improvement in sight! Gluttonous dinners or brunch buffets with various Farang friends.

Sat 4nov2017
Farose II 23:25-01:28. Medium activity, about 10 shapely but mostly not interested. 5 Farang, a record number. Chat with cute Myanmar boy, but he doesn’t seem interested in more. Finally get into business with Ek from Khon Kaen. Leave my phone number in his locker, no call.

The only time one of the glass doors on 3rd floor is not locked, and I follow a group who take a walk around outside. Very interesting, can look through the glass walls and observe activities in rooms!

Mon 6nov2017
Tong in Klong Toey hasn’t read my Line messages for a month. Fortunately, he still works at the same place and we resume Line. While he didn’t read my messages, he updated his profile picture several times (means the account is still active). He says he gave his phone to his brother. Only when he adds me on Line again, all my messages are marked as read (but do not appear on his phone) and we can continue chatting.

I had this strange behavior (profile picture updated, which means the account is still active, but messages not read and the person has to add me again) several times, must be an error in the system!

Tue-Thu 7-9nov2017 Nakon Sawan
The boy who contacted me when I stayed in Nakon Sawan one night 6oct2017 has been writing to me every day! Never had this before. As soon as possible after being back in Thailand I have to go there (Nakon Sawan) to find out if it was worth it (I consider chatting without exchanging information or intent to meet for sex a waste of time).

And indeed, on time (waits for me in front of the hotel he recommended, would even have picked me up at the railway station but I told him not to), and everything fine in bed.

Wed 8nov2017 Nakon Sawan
Get up together, another round, then breakfast. I have a list of temples to visit and he joins me. After walking about 5.5 km (checked on google maps) in 3 hours, he said he is tired and can’t walk any more (there were signs of weakness before). And he cannot go back home (no key?) but wants to go to my/our hotel room. I quickly calculate that I have nothing valuable in the room, so I give him the key and continue my trip.

In the afternoon message “when will you be back” and drama “if I had known you are like that, I would not have stayed over night”, but when I’m back everything fine.

Will meet again, but have to decrease the amount of chat (simply by leaving his messages unread for some days), and slowly leak the fact that he is not the only one I’m seeing.

Fri 10nov2017 Pattaya 

Sat 11nov2017
Farose II 23:27-00:58. So-so.

Nake 01:10-54. A boy Art who used to be cashier at Seed intercepts me, and after short chat leads me to room where he turns out to be a voracious bottom, a bit too much to my taste. (Strange, we had some indecent touching in Seed behind the desk, then exchanged Line, then no reply or slow reply, then “I’m busy” and “I have boyfriend already” whereupon I lost interest.)

Asked him about Seed: closed for low number of customers. (But I don’t believe this, it was running better than other saunas I know. Considering neighboring shops were empty as well when I passed later, I assume the owner does not extend rent contract and has other plans with the building.)
from: google streetview Sep 2016

Tue 14nov2017
Kim Chan comes to my room, 500 for wanking.

Thu 16nov2017
On recommendation of a Thai friend I go to Zy Massage and take one hour oil massage with Beer from Chiang Mai (or Rai?). Massage so-so, and when I grope him towards end, skin cold and wet, and shy anyway (massage started shirtless, in underwear and boxer, on my request he drops the boxer, but not the underwear, if I continue it will only be a waste of time and money). Tip a generous 300.

Dinner with a boy I offed in Pattaya years ago, but now we are just friends. At that time he raised my interest by asking “Why do you not smile?” and now I can answer “Because everyone in Thailand just wants my money!”, with several chats to prove. I.a. the chat with Top Sakaew, and it turns out they went to the same school and he remembers Top!

Fri 17nov2017
Bass Trat comes to my room, wanking for 1000.

Sake disco 00:50-02:53. 5 coyote boys 01:36-44. Get touchy with a boy Marvin from Rama II, until he suddenly asks for 1000 THB. I should make a T-shirt: “You want money? Ask the next! (arrow to right or left side)” Soft closing from 02:30. When I come back 03:20 everyone gone from road.

Then around Royal Palace: bicycle lane has been removed. The huge three headed elephant statue at corner Royal Palace / Sanam Luang / City Pillar Shrine is gone as well. Street trade from Saranrom is now along Klong Lot, about 10 boys at 03:05.

Sat 18nov2017
Farose II 22:17-00:21. Quickly find a twink to take to room, and later join a threesome almost cum again. In disco, now they have strobes on the wall with TV (opposite DJ). Before there were only flashing lights behind DJ, now I can’t escape the lights!

Tue 21nov2017
In July I met Lek in Samut Prakan, and we have an appointment for tonight to go to a hotel near his place. In the course of the afternoon I get impatient, my messages not read. Finally call: he just woke up and everything is fine. After over 2 hours travel by bus, meet and check into hotel (so I can add Samut Prakan to the list of provinces I slept a night in), have a shower, and find Lek smoking in my/our room! Send him outside. After smoking, lies on the bed and plays on his phone (I should have taken the newspaper I brought and wait what happens). Then asks “Did you bring a gift from Germany?”. So I produce a chocolate Father Christmas, which passes! (I was half expecting him to tell me that he wants a mobile phone instead.)

Sex good, and I’m not sad that he can’t stay over night, so I can soon go to sleep and can set temperature (no aircon needed) and light (as dark as possible) as I want.

All he asked for is 200 for taxi (real price for trip home around 50).

The hotel is close to Wat Bang Ping that I wanted to visit anyway, with a standing Buddha looking east and thus best visited in the morning. Others have a boy in every province, I have a temple that I want to visit in every that every province.

Wed 22nov2017
Phoenix 18:52-19:24. About 20 customers. Some changes: locker now in 1st floor (=ground floor), lounge in 2nd floor. Learn of show and orgy every Sat in November, will go!

Thu 23nov2017
Meet friend in Soi Twilight. In passing, I read Dream Boys first drink 500 THB, second drink 450 THB. That price raise (from 480) took place around Oct 2017, to skim the Chinese coming during their holiday period (info from friend).

Fri 24nov2017
Walk past Magic Hands 2 and my favorite masseur Bank is in today. Consistent best massage and erotic I had in all my years (there were others elsewhere who were similar in quality, but then disappeared, whereas he has been there for years). But type-wise only a bordercase: a bit too pale, fat, hairy.

But first go home for reading and have a wank to gay porn, so I’m not horny during massage. Nonetheless he manages to get me hard and precum, and perfect warm skin, and brown enough for my taste. Next time more than just playing around! 800 THB well deserved, and 400 for 1 hour oil massage very reasonable price as well.

Fake disco 23:18-00:28. My first visit in their new location Ratchada Soi 4. Entering in flip-flops and without presenting an ID is no problem. Stamp on arm. Nobody leads me in (so I could get in and roam around without buying a drink). No more selfie-worthy entrance area (previous Fake and other discos had entrance areas with gold and glitter and mirrors that were popular as backgrounds for selfies).

The floor has several levels with steps, even when sober a trip hazard! 18 coyote boys 23:38-50. The coyote boys are probably straight hunks, none of them my type. Afterwards life music. None of the customers my type either. Overall and awful experience, leave and probably not come back (whereas Sake holds some promise).

I can’t help, but I feel displaced in discos. Unfortunately, there are more gay Thai boys in discos than in libraries or museums, that’s why I keep going. On the other hand, there are always some cute boys in BACC [Bangkok Art and Cultural Center]. And if someone is in BACC, you can assume that their highest priority is not where money for next meal/rent/mobile phone comes from.

Farose II 00:48-01:30. Few customers (let’s say between 20 and 50, much less than on a Saturday). One other Farang, who approaches me and turns out to be a reader of my blog.

Sat 25nov2017
Phoenix 20:20-52. Entry 200 for show and subsequent orgy. Two coyote boys, one shapely one too fat. About 50 customers in the course of my stay. Smoking (in locker room and staircase) annoying. Food on order with the coupon you receive when entering (limited choice and wait; I prefer buffet elsewhere). Overall underwhelming.

Farose II 22:50-01:06. Car parking 40 THB (for a friend's car), I see the cute Vietnamese parking attendant in disco later (so he knows what is going on and might be open to propositioning). Starts poor, but then develops to ok. Several bordercases, one cute Cambodian (fully dressed) wants to go to dark room on 2nd floor, but not to room on 3rd floor with light. Apart from impracticalities (how to find your clothes in total darkness?), I don’t like sex in darkness, so skip. A mistake, should have followed to dark room, he might be that good that we can have sex in dark, and if not abort.

There is a trend that the cutest boys in Farose II are from Cambodia or Myanmar.

Sun 26nov2017 Korat=Nakon Ratchasima
Some months ago, a cute boy Peerawat from Korat friended me on facebook. Now with upcoming trip to Korat get into chatting, but at the end: not free.

There is a small prostitution scene male and female at the park (Thao Suranari Park ท้าวสุรนารี), walk around 19:30, and while there is no clear hit, when one of the elders asks me what I’m looking for and summons 3 men and 3 women, after some hesitation I pick the boy Gao who comes closest to being my type. Back in my room ok, but not good enough to go with him again.

However, with man and woman prostitutes so close together, this is the place to get participants for a live porn show (man fucks woman for 500 THB each).

Mon 27nov2017 Korat
Spend a lot of time (over one hour in the course of the day) on Hornet with the following outcome:
13 Write to me but I don’t reply because not my type.
7 Write to me and I reply to get further information (like asking for face pic or stats, one looked ok but at 21/67/171 far too fat for my taste).
4 I write to him but no reply.
9 I write to him and get reply.

3 close to meeting, fails for: (too far from town)(not free tonight)(free after 21 but then I have a date already, and too far away).

Out of all the boys I chatted with, two volunteered that they used to work in Pattaya, and one I think I even remember.

Didn’t meet anyone from Hornet but not all futile, I have some contacts for when I go to Korat again.

However during my trip visiting several temples, there was a cute boy Kim working in a temple who smiled at me and asked “Where do you come from?”, so we got into chatting (good English), and exchanged Line. From his facial hair I can guess that he has too much hair elsewhere as well, but after all attempts on hornet failed, resume chat. Around 18 he says he will be free 20:40 which is suspicious (which Thai boy can plan from 18 to 20:40?). But when I message him 20, he confirms, and I walk there 1.4 km.

And he is already waiting for me! However now in sleeveless shirts and shorts, I see that he has hair on upper legs and hair poking out of his armpits as well, how is that going to end?

On the walk back, small talk (he used to work as a waiter in BoysBoysBoys!) and asks me several times “How far is it?”.

In my room everything fine, except for more body hair, so much I can’t get it up. But he gets hard and cums, so count this as free sex. While I can accept most tattoos now (was a big issue 5 years ago), body hair and fat are still a total turn off for me.

I can avoid most body hair, but not his beard (shaved a week ago?). An unpleasant feeling. Already weeks ago I made an astonishing discovery: all my friends who shave have better luck with Thai boys, whereas I and one friend who do not shave have poor luck (however the sample is too small to present this discovery as the breakthrough in Thai-boy-dating, more research is needed). So it will be shaving from now on!

Tue 28nov2017 Korat
Meet a friend P who was boyfriend candidate in 2015, but then changed to “no sex before marriage”. But P is one of the few gay Thai boys I know who are not stupid, lazy, greedy, so we stay friends.

Tue 28nov2017 Nakon Nayok
I want to go to Prachinburi, but end up in Nakon Nayok by mistake (driver's or cashier's mistake). While waiting for a bus to either Prachinburi or Bangkok (sightseeing in Prachinburi can easily be done another time), play on hornet and Potae wants to meet. His profile looks ok, but text says “looking for boyfriend only”. He wants to meet me at the bus station in 5 minutes, an offer I can not refuse. Suggests we meet in the public toilet, where he has a grope at my dick until I till him that’s not my style. Continue conversation in his car, type-wise ok, but is wearing make up. Then the bus to Bangkok arrives (I very much prefer bus over van, and while there are many vans, there are only few buses nowadays) so I say goodbye and take that bus to Bangkok. We are on contact on Line, and next time I’m in Nakon Nayok or near will meet again.

From “looking for boyfriend only” to groping in public toilet, I don’t get it! Friends boys who from “looking for boyfriend only” turned into one-night stand, however all those I asked recently what they are looking for (when I already knew from their profile “no sex, boyfriend only” replied accordingly “no sex, boyfriend only”. Then I reply I’m looking for “sex only, no boyfriend” and move on.

Wed 29nov2017
Nake 16:52-17:25, entry 100 THB before 17. About 10 customers, one shapely but not interested.

Top Sakaew made it from Sakaew to Bangkok by van without my money. Now looking for a job in Bangkok, and free to meet. Comes to my room and we spend about 2 hours together. 1000 THB well deserved!

6 Paid sex: Geng twice 1500, Art Super A 1000, Kim Chan45 500, Bass Trat 1000, Gao Korat 500, Top Sakaew 1000 =5500.
6 Free sex: Farose II Ek Khon Kaen, Pae Nakon Sawan thrice, Art ex Seed in Nake, Twink in Farose II, Lek Samut Prakan 200, Kim Korat.
(Twice with Geng and thrice with Pae only counted as one encounter.)
4 No sex: Tor Sake, Nam Mon Sakaew, P Korat, Potae Nakon Nayok.

9 Sauna: Farose II, Farose II, Nake, Farose II, Phoenix, Farose II, Phoenix, Farose II, Nake.
6 Gogo bars: Super A, Nice Boys, Power Boys, Winner Boys, Kawaii, Toy Boys.
2 Massage: Zy massage Beer from Chiang (Mai or Rai) 500+300, Bank from Lao in Magic Hands 2 400 + 800.
3 Discos: Sake, Sinlapin Esan, Fake Ratchada Soi 4.

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Abandoned Cinemas (3)

Abandoned Cinemas (3)

Prince Theater ปรินซ์ราม่า in Bangkok Bang Rak

The theater is currently (visit 26 and 29aug2017) being gutted, construction work inside, but the walls will remain. 
13°43'14.3"N 100°30'59.7"E = 13.720633, 100.516591 
Accessible from Charoenkrung road or Sri Viang road; 
between BTS Saphan Taksin and State Tower.   

Pictures of interior through gaps/holes in the corrugated iron or wall:

Best point for viewing is the car park of State Tower:

Further reading and background information: "However, before you get your hopes up, be forewarned that in its present state the showing of films is only done to provide a faint light source for the men enjoying themselves on the inside." 

Pak Nam Rama ปากน้ำราม่า in Samut Prakarn 

An accidental find, I drove past on Sukhumvit by bus or car and noticed a large building that looked like a cinema, requiring further research on a separate trip.
13°36'07.5"N 100°35'52.8"E = 13.602083, 100.598000 
About 50 m east of Sukhumvit road, near BTS E19 Pak Nam (station complete 22nov2017 but not open to public).

All openings closed and locked, I couldn't see a way to get in. The area around the cinema is freely accessible and used as paid parking.

No article in - Samut Prakarn but mentioned three times with pictures (search for "Pak Nam Rama").

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Aircraft used as decoration (4)

Aircraft used as decoration (4)

Part of fuselage on top of a building that belongs to a scrap metal company, eastern side of hwy 32 km 44+800, Ayutthaya province near Ang Thong province, next to กุ่ยโภชนา Guy Phochana restaurant. Visited 17jul2016.
14.5388286,100.5034689 = 14°32'19.8"N 100°30'12.5"E
Aerial pictures by a friend's drone:

Hwy 32 and giant km marker as entrance to religious place with giant monk statue อุทยานหลวงปู่ทวด Uthayan Luang Pho Tuat on right side of picture, across highway:

Picture from ground level

Another Boeing 747 in Nakon Pathom province (20jul2016).
14°02'21.3"N 100°05'38.9"E = 14.039250, 100.094150
Hwy 346 T-junction with hwy 375 east of Kamphaeng Saen. Picture by a friend's drone:

Picture from hwy 375:

Another Boeing 747 at Airplane Park Korat = Boeing Land Korat.

Spotted driving past: Sukhumvit road near U-Tapao airport,
Entrance Flying Navy Royal Thai Navy กองการบินทหารเรือ
12°41'43.9"N 100°59'41.0"E = 12.695513, 100.994734

rare cases of flying airplane on google maps satellite image:,100.2630846,315m/data=!3m1!1e3
(Phra Pothisat Kuan Im Park อุทยานพระโพธิสัตว์กวนอิม in Samut Sakhon),101.0268386,799m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
(Saraburi proince, Kaeng Koi district)

previous parts in this series:

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Dating Thai boys (62) Money problems

Dating Thai boys (62) Money problems

I'm just two weeks back in Thailand, and already 4 noteworthy cases of money requests. Chats from Line or facebook. In chronological order with my translations and comments and explanations in [].

Lek Samut Prakan 500 mobile phone

[Fri 27oct2017]
19:19 Lek SP มาไทยวันไหน What day do you come to Thailand?
21:29 Christian 4 [November 4th]
21:30 Lek SP ชื้อของฝากมาด้วยน่ะที่รัก Can you bring a gift for me, darling?
21:31 Lek SP รุ้ไหม Do you know? [I can’t make sense of this.]
2017.10.30 Monday
02:03 Christian ของหวานที่เยอรมันดีๆ We have good sweets in Germany.
02:03 Christian จะพาไห้เล็ก I will bring some for you.
02:12 Lek SP เล็กอยากได้มือถือเครื่องใหม่ ของเล็กเสียแล้วตอนนี้เล็กใช้ของพี่อยู่เลย I want a new mobile phone. My phone broke and now I’m using a friend’s phone.
02:12 Lek SP Stickers

I read the message, but haven’t replied yet. Offer a 500 THB contribution (cash when we meet, not online!) for purchase of a new phone? While I was pondering how to reply, three weeks later the boy messaged me on hornet, then moved to Line, with change of subject: 

2017.11.19 Sunday
17:36 Christian Photos [sightseeing in Ayutthaya]
17:36 Christian Photos [sightseeing in Ayutthaya]
17:36 Christian เที่ยวอยุธยา sightseeing in Ayutthaya
17:37 Lek SP เมือไหนจะมาหา When will you come to see me?
17:37 Christian วันอังคารสดวกมั้ย Is Tuesday convenient?17:37 Lek SP โอเค Okay.
17:40 Christian วันจันมร์ผมไม่ว่าง I'm not free on Monday.
17:40 Lek SP รอน่ะ I will wait.
17:40 Christian วันอังคารคุณทำงานรึ Do you work on Tuesday?
17:41 Lek SP ไม่ทำ Nothing.
17:41 Lek SP ว่าง I'm free.
17:45 Christian Stickers
[continues general chat, details about meeting]

And indeed, we would meet on Tuesday, no request for money or mobile phone, and all fine in bed!

Top Sakaew travel from Sakaew to Bangkok

Top Sakaew (his hometown) = Top Suk 62 (when in Bangkok, stays in Sukhumvit Soi 62) must be at least bisexual, otherwise I cannot explain the good activity in bed. Was my favorite boy in 2015, but then dropped a bit, and long time away from Bangkok, and my messages read but no reply (I think he has a girlfriend now and prefers pussy to dick).

Nov 5th, 3:32am
Christian ผมอยู่กทม ท๊อปอยู่ไหนครับ I’m in Bangkok. Where are you?
Sat 4:56pm Christian Hello
Mon 9:05pm Christian Hello
Christian ผมอยู่กทม ท๊อปอยู่ไหนครับ I’m in Bangkok. Where are you?
Top ยุบ้านที่สระแก้วคับ I’m home in Sakaew.
Top ทำรัยยุคับสบายดีมั้ยคับ What are you doing? How are you?
Christian สบายดี คิดถึง I’m fine. Miss you.
Top อยากไปหายุแต่ไม่มีตังขึ้นไปหาอ่ะ I want to go to see you but I don’t have money.
Top ส่งตังมาดิผมจะขึ้นไปหา Send money and I will go to see you.
Top ชอบผมจริงใจต้องกล้าหน่อย If you really like me, you will help me.
Let this rest and think about a reply.
2:08pm [Sat 18nov2017)
นั่งรถไฟสระแก้วหัวลำโพง ผมจะไห้ค่ารถและไปรับที่สถานีรถไฟ Come by train from Sakaew to Hua Lampong. I will refund the cost [40 THB 3rd class to 183 THB 1st class] and pick you up in Hua Lampong.

Some day or another he will be in Bangkok, and then we can meet again. Just refuse all requests to online money and wait.

M Uttaradit 1000 for rent

Very cute and well-mannered, can read the clock and maps and form a full correct sentence in Thai (but no English). I tried with him 3 times, in 2014, 2015, 2017 and it didn’t work out in bed, he just is not into me. Then suddenly, months after we last met:

Fri 1:56pm [17nov2017]
M ตอนนี้ฉันเดือดร้อนมากเลย I’m having a big problem now.
M ขอยืมเงินจ่ายค่าหอสัก1000บาทได้ไหม Can I borrow 1000 THB to pay rent for my room please?
M ไม่งั้นเจ้าของหอจะมาล็อคห้องฉัน If I can’t pay, my landlord will lock me out.
[Read instantly, then think about a reply. We had the same long time ago, suddenly out of the blue asking to borrow money.]
Fri 3:53pm
Christian เมื่อมีความสุขลืมผม เมื่อมีปัญหาจำได้ เพื่อนแบบนี้ไม่เอา In good times you forget me, and when you have a problem you remember me. I don’t want friends like this.
M ครับ Krap.
M งั้นก็ลบผมทิ้งได้เลย Then we finish.
M นายไปเที่ยวนายก็ยีงไม่เคยชวนผม You travel everywhere but you never invite me.
M ขอโทดละกันครับ Sorry.
M บาย Bye.

Hours later I'm still pondering if I should reply and what, but on 20nov2017 I have a look at the chat again, "You can't reply to this conversation" (facebook's way to say he blocked me on messenger) and "Content not available" when I try to look at his facebook (facebook's way to say he blocked me on facebook). 

Gus Thonburi 2000 for rent

We exchanged interested looks in Sake disco a few times, now (Fri17nov2017) finally say hello and exchange Line. 

[general chat omitted]
11:48 Gus Thonburi ม่ได้ทำคับ I don’t work.
11:48 Christian เรียนหรือ Do you study?
11:49 Gus Thonburi ไม่ได้เรียนคับ I don’t study.
11:49 Gus Thonburi หาสมัครงานอยุคับ I’m looking for work.
11:49 Gus Thonburi เเต่ช่วงนี้เต้มไปหมดเรย But now there is no work.
11:50 Christian ผมเป็นนักเคมี ตอนนี้เที่ยวเมืองไทย4เดือน I’m a chemist, but now I’m in Thailand for holiday for 4 months.
11:50 Gus Thonburi ค่าห้องที่เก่ายังม่ได้จ่ายเรยขาดอยุ2000 My rent is due and I’m still lacking 2000 THB.
11:50 Gus Thonburi ม่รุ้จะหาที่ไหน I don’t know where to get it.
11:51 Gus Thonburi เครียดมากเรยคับ I’m in a quandary.
11:51 Gus Thonburi คับ Krap.
11:51 Gus Thonburi ทานข้าวยังคับ Have you eaten yet?
11:52 Christian ทานแล้ว Have you eaten?
11:52 Gus Thonburi คบ Krap.
11:52 Gus Thonburi คับ Krap.
11:52 Gus Thonburi ทำไร What have you eaten?
11:52 Gus Thonburi คับ Krap.
11:53 Christian อยู่ห้อง เล่นเน็ด I’m in my room. Play internet.
11:53 Gus Thonburi ออ Oh.
11:53 Gus Thonburi คับ Krap.
11:53 Gus Thonburi Stickers
11:55 Christian กัสกำลังทำอะไร What are you doing?
11:55 Gus Thonburi นอนเครียดๆๆ I’m worrying [about rent].
11:55 Gus Thonburi คับ Krap.
11:56 Gus Thonburi จะหาตังจากไหนมาจ่ายค่าห้องเช่าที่เคยอยุเดือนที่เเร้ว Where can I get money to pay this month’s rent?
11:56 Gus Thonburi ต้องหาไปจ่ายเขา2000 I need 2000 THB.
11:56 Gus Thonburi ไม่รุ้จะหาที่ไหน I don’t know where I can get it.
11:57 Christian ผมไม่รู้เหมือนกัน I don’t know either.
11:58 Gus Thonburi คับ Krap.
[general chat continues]

Going to disco on Friday and having no money for rent on Saturday is inconsistent. Let it rest, we will meet again in the disco and with a bit of luck I can take him home directly. That avoids space-time confusion when setting up a meeting.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Wat Sam Pran in Nakhon Pathom province

Wat Sam Pran in Nakhon Pathom province

I have been to Wat Sam Pran วัดสามพราน several times (alone, with a Thai friend, with Farang friends, i.a. 27nov2014, 24apr2016, 12mar2017) asking to get in and climb the up to the roof, but staff wouldn't let me.

On last visit 12mar2017, with Farang friend with drone, we finally got in and up, and "bare feet through bat shit" turned out to be true.

General rant about Thai character:
Nobody wants to commit to anything or take responsibility, everyone refers to his superior, or will tell lies or bullshit to pacify you. As I wrote before (link above):

The tower will be open some time, I asked three people and got four different answers: among them New Year, Father's day and April 1-7.

I am susceptible to this kind of bullshit: "Oh it's closed today? I will come back next year. Thank you." but FF is not: "You don't have the key for the door? Then get the person who has the key!" and after referring us from one staff to the other, they finally realized they are not going to get rid of us, or it will be less work to let us in than trying to get rid of us, and finally the door was opened!

Two staff accompanied us all the way up, bare feet through bat shit, and pigeon shit, that might be the reason for the reluctance to let people in.

From 3rd floor up abandoned:

And on top floor a pigeon infestation:

We went up the stairs in the tower (there is an elevator, but it's out of order). The lower door to the spiral dragon was locked:

But from top floor you can enter:


There is misinformation about accessibility in books (Bangkok off the grid, insert page number when I find it) and on the internet and I replied accordingly:

ChristianPFC March 12, 2017 The giant dragon and tower are NOT open to public. I went today and showed pictures from this post, and people remembered, but only with a lot of patience, luck and social skills of a Farang friend (I have been 3 times already since 2013 and every time got a different story why it’s not open, and different information when it will be open) we finally got in (after 1 hour waiting and talking with various people, each of them rejecting responsibility). 

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