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VPI78

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  1. 11 minutes ago, monkeyman said:

    Top Gun is indeed the old Pulse Club.

    Champagne and Bachelors still closed as far as I know.

    The LK Metro owner had Bachelors cleaned out, i.e., all furnishings removed, a couple of weeks ago when the lease holder/operator did a runner after not being able to pay the +2 million Baht annual rent. When some dreamer does re-open the place it won't be as Bachelors.

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  2. 1 hour ago, sailingbill said:

    Thanks Evil, Thanksgiving dinner is always a big deal in our large family in Annapolis with people coming from around the States ,me from Thailand on Wednesday to prepare food., My task- sausage stuffing and fried hard crabs for the night before crowd.  Here it is more Christmas .All the choices look damn good and i bet fine quality and thanks for posting the menus. There was a bar in Bangkok that had a free Christmas Dinner, American owned with wonderful spirit. Sadly i cant remember the name.   Indeed Merry Christmas to all on Pattaya Talk. Including my good friend Howard the Jew who is fine with that, probably even has a Christmas tree.

    George at Texxan Lone Star in the old Washington Square would host free Xmas dinners. He also did free Saturday lunches for years.

    Dem were da days.

    Just a WAG but I think Xmas dinner is more important for Europeans than Americans and that for most Americans ... Thanksgiving dinners are a larger deal than Xmas, but yeah, here in the land of som tam, Thanksgiving isn't much of a thing. 

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  3. On 11/11/2023 at 8:44 PM, BigusDicus said:

    Can't decide if this is quantum parking or Schrodinger's parking ...

    Quantum parking.jpg

    Reminds me of my local Target department store sign about its business hours ... 

    Monday - Friday: 8am - 10pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 10pm

  4. The TM30 enforcement thing seems to be one of those 'it depends upon the IO and office/province' things, like many Thailand rules on the book. So if you get a 'by the book' IO there's justification for a fine.

    In the NBZ the tendency is to 'mais bpen rai' and at most you get scolded but I've never been fined for ignoring the TM30. They just staple one into my passport every time I go get an extension.

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  5. I got nabbed coming down the Highway of Death as it comes down the Korat plateau into Bangkok. 

    The polite BiB informed me that radar clocked me at 120 kph in a 90 kph zone ... liar ... I know I was going at least 150 in that section.

    The sunnier side is that once you get a written ticket ... just show that at the next roadblock if they stop you, it's a get pout of jail pass for the day so to speak ... they only ticket you once per day 555.

     

  6. 31 minutes ago, js007 said:

    Coyote on Soi 11. Before it was on Soi 11 it was on Sukhumvit, sort of near the Majestic Suites. I tried that on and didn’t think it was nearly as good as the one at Patong Beach. Anyway, the next time I’m in Phuket, I’ll go to Coyote again some afternoon. They used to have girls out on the sidewalk passing out coupons for free margaritas. Or maybe it was two for one.  They have a big margarita menu.

    There used to be three of them in Bangkok. Before the Soi 11 location there was one up Sukhumvit more or less near where the Penalty Spot is now. They were renown for their 2-for-1 Friday 75 Baht Margys, and a so so buffet style baht buster offering of 99 Baht a few years ago. Used to be a favorite English 'teacher' hangout.

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  7. One thing to look into is routing through other SE Asia connections.

    For example, I have friends who WFH in Bangkok and for their trips back to BidenLand they often go Bangkok-Saigon-LA-Saigon-Bangkok. The last one that did that last month got a return Saigon-LA-Saigon in BC for $2500 v. $5000 or so other airlines wanted for Bangkok-LA-Bangkok in BC. He added a short puddle jumper from Bangkok-Saigon-Bangkok for about $100 giving himself enough time, 3 hours or so to make the connection on another ticket and saved thousands he reckons.

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  8. Vern, a hard working guy bowls one night a week and plays golf every Saturday.

    For his birthday his wife takes him to a strip club. The club's doorman says "Hello Vern". The wife says how does he know you? Vern says he's in my bowling league.

    They sit at a table and the waitress says "Want your regular Budweiser, Vern?" The wife's eyes get big and Vern explains that she's also the waitress at the golf course and he always gets a Budweiser at the turn.

    Then a busty dancer comes up and says "Want your regular nasty lap dance, Vern?" The wife storms out of the club and gets in a taxi. Vern rushes to get in beside her trying to explain. Wife is screaming at him calling him every four letter word she can think of.

    The cabby turns around and says "Jesus, Vern, you sure picked out a real bitch tonight"

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  9. 1 minute ago, jacko said:

    I don't base my behaviour on what farangs are doing around here, they usually set a poor example..... 

    Nor do I although some of them are entertaining. 

    Wonder what became of the hissy fight over masks at Royal Garden Taco Bell a few months ago. I think the diaper-less black guy got off with a small fine for aggression against the other fellow.

    As far as PBG (or PBB as Stuckman thinks it should be re-named) ... a friend posted yesterday that all ATK requirements have been removed.

  10. Just now, jacko said:

    I used a seafood place on Sukhumvit last night and what I suspect as the Bangkok crowd  in there still wear the masks... good for them. Even the little kids, saw one who had to be fed (usually that is males up to the age of 22 here), wanting to put his own back on. A coach party arrived and all marched in with masks.... I wear one on the way in and out, I like to show consideration for the people around me, but removed once I sit. Fortunately I was the only farang there, as I suspect many others would embarrass me by going mask less. 

    I'd bet most farangs are not wearing face diapers much these days in Pattaya. It's getting that way quickly in Bangkok.

    It'll be a long time before Thais let go of the face diaper fetish; a consequence I reckon of the government spending a couple of years frightening them.

  11. 5 minutes ago, jacko said:

    I have a damaged septum (so I was told) and get nosebleeds very easily, but did not cry off. The swab didn't go that  far in and there was a spittle sample too. They wanted signature or a QR scan to go into The Central Festival yesterday, although it seemed to depend on which door you used (required from Beach Rd but not 2nd)....

    It's similar in Bangkok, i.e., for places with multiple entrances, just try another if you must get into the place.

    As far as the other nonsense goes in Bangkok, most seem to still don the face diapers but even that is waning around the Sukhumvit ghetto and out in Sathorn where we are any way. Yesterday I rambled through a few places, and only about half of them seemed to still have the temperature check and tracking sign-ins at the entrance. Anecdotally as it is, I didn't see anyone use either. 

  12. 2 minutes ago, jacko said:

    I had my concerns, but the dentist talked to me, and it is one I have used for some time.... to go off looking for another would be idiotic. 

    The test in nothing to be scared of. 

    I've taken plenty of the nose violation tests when necessary, e.g., for travel, it's not fright for me but rather it is painful due to some sinus and other conditions I happen to have.

    But above and beyond all of that, as the over the top test relates to the PBG ... no way would I get one of those for the privilege of entering a place to pay for something I can get literally hundreds of other places all over Pattaya without that swab up the nose.

    BTW, for Pete if he's still following the thread ... good news ... Stickman mentioned PBG in his copynpaste blog yesterday. He did also mention though that you should change the name to Pattaya Bay Bar.

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  13. A German, a Frenchman, and an Englishman go fishing. They fish quite happily for a while until the German catches a huge golden fish, but as he pulls it off the hook it says ... "Please don't kill me! Spare my life and I'll grant you all a wish!"

    The German throws the fish back and says, "I wish for a mug of beer that will never empty", and immediately a foaming mug of ice-cold German Weizen appears in his hand. He takes a long swig and when he puts it down, it's still miraculously full! The Frenchman and Englishman are, of course, amazed.

    "I wish," said the Frenchman, "For a wall to be built around France, ten miles high and ten miles thick, so that nobody can get in and nobody can get out." The fish screws up its eyes in concentration for a moment then says, "Done! And what do you want he asks of the Englishman?"

    "Is there a wall around France?" asks the Englishman. "Yes" replies the fish.

    "Is it ten miles high and ten miles thick?" "Yes."

    "And can nobody get in, and nobody get out?" "Yes."

    "Well then," says the Englishman, "I want you to fill it with water."

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  14. As you know, it was St. Patrick's Day earlier this week, and I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving.

    As you know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time, often on the way home after a "social session" with family or friends.

    Well, St. Patrick's Day was a few days ago, and this happened to me. I was out for an evening with friends and had more than several beers followed by a couple of bottles of rather nice red wine, and then a few vodka shots. Although relaxed, I still had the common sense to know I was ... well ... slightly over the limit.

    That's when I did something I've never done before: I took a taxi home. Sure enough on the way there was a police roadblock, but since it was a taxi they waved it past and I arrived home safely without incident.

    This was a real surprise to me, because I had never driven a taxi before. I don't know where I got it, and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it.

    So, anyway, if you want to borrow it for a night on the town, give me a call.

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  15. 7 hours ago, jacko said:

    Calm down, don't get all bunched up.....

    You need an RTK test to go to a dentist sometimes too. I doubt The Beer Garden are reporting test results, anyhow, there is no obligation to give identification. 

    If I had a dentist that required ATK tests before treatment, I'd get another dentist; ditto any service provider of anything for which there are other options.

    But back to the thread, Pete seems to be going along with the flow and following what others are doing, which as you know, is post some signs, but quickly get back to ignoring whatever edict/regulation/mandate seems to dictates testing.

     

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