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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Back in the day it was common to see dozens of young women standing in the back of a large songtaew headed off to the world's largest tuna canning factory. There would be a songtaew with women kitted out in blue, another songtaew loaded with women in yellow, and yet another with women in pink. I think Dirk Diggler lives in Songkhla. Is that big fish canning factory halfway between Songkhla and Hat Yai still going?
    Yes it sure is. And with armies of workers all spilling out at rush hour, which has obviously created a market on the doorstep along with all the Songtaews double or triple parked, it’s an absolute cvnt to drive through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    At least people donít get pushed out of shape because of your feet being pointed in the wrong direction or at the wrong height anymore.

    Monks were always businessmen.

    Thai beef, yes, what a change. It is indeed now possible to get nice local beef!
    Thai beef is still utter shit, leathery and tasteless but I think you may be referring to TF meat, the Thai Francaise beef from steers sired out of Charolais spunk reared locally. That is much better but often priced at a premium on par with some imported Aussie/Tasmanian/NZ stuff.

    TF rib-eye is as good as any import and the ground beef is fine for ragus, cottage pies, burgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    A bit of opium smoking if you went trekking up in Chang rai.
    Too skeered of getting hooked to try that stuff.

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    I tried it once in HK on my summer hols. If it had been available where I then lived in England, I would have become an addict. It was the most wonderful satisfying experience I have ever had in my entire life. Nothing, but nothing, has ever come close. Quite simply, you discover nirvana and can wander about in your own dreams which are as real as the ground you are lying on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Monks were always businessmen.
    i missed out the word overt....

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    I had a meeting in Bangkok yesterday at the Holiday Inn on Silom Road.

    After the meeting I declined a dinner invitation and thought a walk down to Silom to Pat Pong was in order.

    I entered Pat Pong from the Silom entrance and walked past the Madrid and other bars which in their heyday were thriving.

    All the bars are now closed and the first open bars open were halfway down the Soi.

    I decided to venture into King Castle 1, which was a favourite of mine a long time ago and the whole floor plan had changed.

    Heaps of nice looking girls on offer so I took a seat and ordered a small Leo Beer.

    Received the bill and 170 Baht for a small Leo beer is a 400% mark up.

    I checked Bin and walked on to Pat Pong 2 and saw that the Crown Royale was still open which was our former meeting point and always packed.

    I walked in and was the only customer. I asked about the owner Izzy and I was told he now lives in Pattaya and is extremely ill and in his mid 80's.

    From the late 1980's to the mid 1990's Patpong was mega but now is really fvcked.

    I bought some fried chicken, got a few large Leo's and went back to the Holiday Inn and watched Man City play Boring mouth.

    I also drove from Pattaya to Bangkok and was on Rama 4 in 1 and a half hours from my house. It took me 1 hour to go from Rama 4 to the Holiday Inn on Silom which is no more than 4 kilometres.

    Some things dont change and Bangkok is still a fucking nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I checked Bin and walked on to Pat Pong 2 and saw that the Crown Royale was still open which was our former meeting point and always packed.
    It was indeed. Spent many evenings there at meetings. Even Thai businessmen enjoyed the place.

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    ^ It was such a good place and I met really important people there including the boss of Castrol (S.E.Asia) who helped me so much over the years. Izzy was always a great host. So sad to see it empty at a time, 8.30pm, when in the good old days you could hardly fit along the main bar. It was a very sad time for me last night.

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    Crown Royal was the unofficial recruitment/job centre for offshore helicopter types the late 80's. Always a good crack. As LT said some serious movers enbibed there. Brian Baldwin was the boss of Castrol, a real gent.

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    Good to hear from you TP, hope yer keepin fine.

    Still 'stuck in COVID UK'?

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    Long time no see thai pom.. was it you that had the wee bar in Bangkok tucked away around soi 22 somewhere? Memory's not great but I think called easy something or other?

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    Hi DD and BLD. (plus others). Yes the TooEasy. Still stuck in the UK, not a good year. Had the other leg chopped off so now in a wheelchair forever. Still got a sense of humour though. Just had a birthday and I harmlessly said "I didn't think I would make it to XXX". Lovely nephew piped in and said "actually that's not true only 50% of you made it !!" Cheers, TP

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    Shit man, sorry to hear that.

    More bad news, JPPR already took the username Stumpy!

    You say 'still stuck', do you plan on returning to Thailand?

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    Oh shit ..last time I seen you you had 1 leg. So sorry to hear that the other ones also gone
    I really can't imagine what sort of difficulties that will impose. Glad you still have your sense of humour

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post

    More bad news, JPPR already took the username Stumpy!
    "Tripod" is still available.

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    Years ago I accidentally stumbled into to easy and met thai pom and his mate who's name escapes my memory at the moment B ut he had a bar in Phnom Penh. I was on my own but was made welcome and fed a bunch of cheese and all sorts of exotic vitals. Struck me as a pretty friendly little bar. A few years later I was in bangers and decided to go check it out again. Thai pom was there minus 1 leg. That was pretty disturbing. Probably more for him than me. I'm so sad to learn that his other leg had to be amputated.

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    Hi Thai Pom. I think the last time I met with you was at November Rain's going away party at The Fresh Prince's Bar. That was a great night and wonderful memories.

    I was shocked when I read your post mate as according to our last conversation you were still working at the airport.

    Sorry to learn about your situation but I am sure you are making the best of it.

    If you are ever back in Thailand please drop in and spend a few days with us.

    Oh BLD the other guy in the bar was probably Smug Farang Bore also a great guy.

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    I think it was , I couldn't recall his nic but recalled he had a bar in cambodia. He popped up on one of my cambo threads

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    I’ve been down in Cha Am for the first time in 20 years. I have to concur that Thai women have gotten bigger, especially here. Some of there gals have butts bigger than mine and I’ve a fairly large butt!

    BTW, do any posters live here? I know Tax is a par timer in Hua Hin but don’t think he’s here now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    BTW, do any posters live here? I know Tax is a par timer in Hua Hin but don’t think he’s here now.
    Would you really want to meet him if he was back there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom View Post
    Brian Baldwin was the boss of Castrol, a real gent.
    I used to work with his wife at British Council.

    Small world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I’ve been down in Cha Am for the first time in 20 years. I have to concur that Thai women have gotten bigger, especially here. Some of there gals have butts bigger than mine and I’ve a fairly large butt!

    BTW, do any posters live here? I know Tax is a par timer in Hua Hin but don’t think he’s here now.
    Tax lives full time on speakers corner on the hamas thread. Td traffic a bit slow today but guaranteed to spark a shitfight if the old windbag latches hold of your enquiry. Then you will need all your moderating skills, let sleeping dogs lye. Please

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I know Tax is a par timer in Hua Hin but don’t think he’s here now.
    Don't know. November Rain lived there. Met up with her many times. One of our best ever members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Oh BLD the other guy in the bar was probably Smug Farang Bore also a great guy.
    Got really drunk there one night with a TD member. We ended up at the 5 Star on Soi Cowboy where he put on a fine display on the drums.

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    This thread has made me go back to some of the old threads. Brought back some fond memories.

    https://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lo...tml#post491365 (New year piss-up)

    https://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lo...tml#post490854 (New year piss-up)

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