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  1. Maybe but in my country people in this age group are the ones benefiting from low interest rates and rocketing house prices. Overnight fortunes are being made by these people. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for the effort Monkey Man. Just one comment on an assumption that you make. This is about the future ownership of Pattaya hotels. You may well be right but in my own quiet neck of the woods it seems that the Indians are going boots and all into the accommodation industry. They currently dominate the corner stores and the liquor industries. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  3. I agree that too much time has passed to get worked up over Ben. On a personal basis I was rarely in Secrets but never had an issue with him. As far as the past goes I hope that no one spoils the thread by re-litigating the rights and wrongs. This is too good a topic to spoil. Great interview with Larry and yes, some lose weight but he seems to be in getting younger! Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  4. Interesting that you say that. I was on a ferry for short of four hours but as I had my car I didn't drink. Said to a friend that I preferred a 12 hour flight to Thailand half pissed! Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks Phil. In hindsight (twenty - twenty) there is one of your ladies that I regret not having time with. Yet another reason to get back ASAP! Thanks for at least letting us know who stayed in Pattaya. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  6. Well seeing as this subject has kicked off my favourite horror is the transliterated hundred, "rawy". It starts out sounding as Roy but then the Issan folk change it again to Loy! For a Westerner it looks impossible. It does however draw attention to the first few pages in any Thai /English dictionary regarding letter sounds. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  7. I you are also missing something. I appreciate your point about transliteration but it is a fact that it is spelling in many different ways. Buakhao, Buakhaw etc are different spellings of the same transliteration. I sometimes think that names have been anglicised by us tourists. Examples of this is Soi Boncott. The signs actually say Bonkoch. Now I would call this Boncock but Americans pronounce the surname Koch as Coke so it could end up with a variety of sounds and I doubt anyone cares. My original comment about Pattaya was someone saying he "Shuddered" at the way it was mispronounced. With Thai /English it's just a fact of life. The reality is that very very few falang write Thai. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  8. The only place that I have drunk Guinness in Pattaya is the Maggie May bar in Soi Chaiaphum. It was very good and a speciality of the house. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  9. 23 k what? Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  10. In my navy days I sailed with a lot of Irish Guinness drinkers. We all agreed that it made your feet smelly. I tried not to share a cabin with them! Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  11. It surprised me that you still call them friends after you have rubbished them for liking some sun, not worrying about aircon and drinking during the day while on holiday! Of course they only have 2 weeks so I suppose it's understandable.[emoji848] Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  12. I think that you need to be careful when you criticise anyones rendition of Thai words into English. Just last night I was watching Youtube and its was about the desolation that has become central Pattaya. Within five minutes of the start of the video the commentator from Thaiger had pronounced Pattaya four different ways. As I have pointed out in the past, here is an interesting test. Start at one end of Soi Buakhao and walk to the far end photographing all the variations of spelling and word spacing of Buakhao. You will be well into double figures before you get to the far end.
  13. Sorry but as I am a holiday maker and I rarely drink during the day it is you who are completely wrong.. Beer bars have a place and if you consider that only sweaty 2 week holiday makers visit them (this was the point you made) then you are quite wrong. Also, sitting in the sun is something that a lot of people come to Thailand for. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  14. Well seems like you would never have been to the Cherry Bar in any of its 3 locations or the Best Bar or indeed any of the other circa thousand bars in Pattaya that don't have any aircon. You have missed some treats. Incidentally, many expats are happy to drink in that sort of bar. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  15. It was a lot of bars and as I understand it, a few of the girls who worked there could take off early to look after their children or take a late job as well. The other things were the sunsets and the 60 baht SML. I also learned that while my TGF did not go for beer bars she was comfortable there. Add this to the live band and pool tables, it had something for everyone. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  16. I would have agreed however in the last couple of years I have been happy to go to the big bar complex at the Beach Road end of Soi 8. Only guessing but at times there were more people drinking here than had been in Soi 8 for the last ten years. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  17. Hi there Phil. Just had a sail across the bay with you and your girls to the three islands, It looked like a great day out and one that I would have enjoyed. I have never been in the right place at the right time to go on a motor boat trip so I also envy you that. The one thing that did come to mind was the last time I went to Koh Lahn. Really this wasnt a fun day out. Beside havig to get out of bed at a respectable time, the ferry was ok on the way out but full of drunken Ivans on the way back. There was a very poor vibe to the trip. As for the time there, it was OK if the lady of the day wasnt eating all the time and the crowds were not fun. While it may have been too peaceful on your visit I was also envious of the restfull time that you had to enjoy the day. Keep them coming.
  18. As usual a great start to my day. Thanks for explaining in few words about the Thai tourist venture. It was more to the point than the Cokitup Post. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  19. That would be one of the saddest things I have ever seen. For so many people 7 and 8 had enough happening to keep us there all night. I stayed in most of the hotels in Soi 8 and drank, danced and barfined from the bars and gogos in the area. My heart goes out to the people who lost their jobs, life savings and dreams. Its a bloody tragedy. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  20. Your attitude is spot on. Thai officials won't know that you are to all intents a Thai resident. Let the lady do the negotiations. I have found that shutting up sometimes is the way to handle things. My experience with a traffic cop and MM's experience with DUI come to mind. If you have an advantage, use it. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  21. Loved the fact that when I was in Cambodia and went to Angkor Wat my GF got in for free. Three days of tramping with a guide, interpreter and cultural teacher. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  22. teelack

    Quick Quiz

    Thanks Joe. I didn't get it but its an excellent word puzzle. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  23. Phil! Well done for getting this video out into the world. Having said that, the streets in Pattaya on a Monday night recall those dark days of closedown due to public holidays. At least then we were expecting the bars and clubs to reopen at midnight. I recall all the places that you have worked at other than Club Blue (and yet I recall the original Beavers). I thought that I would focus in on one area that holds a special place in my affections and this is Covent Garden. It was here that the X Zone , Club Boesche and others existed. Strangely enough I was never a Boesche fan but that of course was because I was upstairs enjoying myself too much. X Zone for me as a country boy come to town, was the ultimate. It was everything that Pattaya should be and that the world out there wasn’t. I enjoyed not just the girls but also the level of management that is an absolute must for a club to work well. I had a lady move in with me from the club and up until about a year ago I was still seeing her. She was a naïve gogo girl from Issan until she worked there and realised how much money could be made with a mobile phone ringing in her pussy or firing darts at balloons. There was also a wonderful toilet lady who pointed Percy at the porcelain when you were too tired. The other thing that I have noticed is that right up to the last trip I would still meet ladies who would say something like "I remember you from the X Zone". As a side issue I wonder if anyone on this board ever got into the Iran Club which had an entrance half way up the stairs. This was an Arab club but there used to be the odd tasty lady going there but I never got in the doors. One thing that we should not forget is that the building kept on reinventing itself. When one place closed down another opened. The successor of Boesche wasn’t all bad and the place at ground level to the right of the front door had more lives that a cat on a motorway. Even Jaime (Ex FLB, Barron, Beavers) ran a place there. The last of them was as dark as the inside of a rubbish bag but hey, that’s what was wanted. Darkness makes us all look better! It is a strange thing that while I am in total agreement that your management always improved the places where you worked, there were a few that I couldn’t settle down in. Secrets was a bold attempt to move up market and we ex X Zone people just were not looking for that level of sophistication. Baby Dolls was different and you returning a bar fine from a disaster is something that stays with me. Sugar Baby was so improved that it had two floors open and so it goes on. If there is one point that I would like to reiterate it is that I can say 100% that your management input always made any of the places that you went to, that much better.
  24. As long as the address isn't Soi Six you should be okay [emoji16] Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
  25. Cute, white and up to 10,000 baht for an hour of their time! Your welcome to my share of that. Sent from my CPH1941 using Tapatalk
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