Ensconced in the Erotica bar I relaxed, took a swig of beer knocking back the other half of Cialis and looked around. It is not a very special bar, somewhat hidden away in one of the corners of the second floor of Nana Plaza. It has seen better days and I think it used too have two floors, one possibly with a glass floor. It might have had, in the past, an unsavoury reputation. How can a strip club/bordello have an unsavoury reputation you might well ask? Due to heavy handed, aggressive bouncers possibly. But this trait was not in evidence the night I was there: quite the opposite in fact as I will relate shortly.
I was walking down lower Sukhumvit Road on the even side of the street other day, something I rarely do as the hookers are on the other side, and I noticed these every thirty yards or so:
I didn’t notice them really until one of the golden pointed head skewers was staring me right in the face as I weaved through the mindlessly slow streetwalkers.
I believe they are relatively new additions, and that they may not be finished with them. Perhaps they will be draping banners off of them or some other decorative add, but as they stand now they seem to be a really bad accident waiting to happen. They stand at varying heights but are generaly a little over 5 feet (152.4 cm) off the ground. Perfect height for a good head skewering.
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I entered the bar and ordered a drink. It has been my habit for some time, when in certain kinds of bars, to always orders spirits and mixers separately to prevent dilution and/or short measures.
Once I had ordered the double Sangsom and checked it I followed it up with an order of Red Bull, ice and lime in a tall glass*. I took a half valium to offset the taurine and caffeine jag and to a certain extent a vague tension caused by either jet lag or maybe the prospect of meeting Miss Au again. There was a nagging worry at the back of my mind that ‘I had done something wrong’ the last time I had seen her a few weeks ago. But I dismissed this as just nasally ingested paranoia and then my mind wandered as to why I bother hang out at the Hilary bars. The bars are not particularly full of ‘stunnaz.’ And even Miss Au, though very beautiful, had seen better days. I guess my patronage of the Hilary Bars started with a game I play called ‘Follow that Arse’.
My Passport was about to expire in about six months so it was time to renew. For those that don’t know, you can sometimes have problems traveling when your Passport is within six months of expiration. So, best to get a new one and avoid any surprises.
I received my new Passport from the US Embassy here in Bangkok on Wireless Road, but in order to complete the process, they instruct you to visit the new Thai Immigration Bureau (TIB) out by the old airport so that your current entry stamp can be transferred to the new Passport. This post is about my visit to the new TIB.
Apart from the novel about AC – there is not much info on this blog for Manila, PH. If one goes to AC there is only one thing to do and it aint work. You cannot even remotely fake it. AC is all about the puss and that’s it. I guess the eating as well but I generally don’t go to a destination just for the food. Point is if you say you are going to AC everyone assumes you a seeking p4p. No drama but it needs to be said but many people have to go to Manila and that is not a bad thing but you have to know where to go.
I had an embassy run to do this morning, but first, I had to get up and get ready. I’m 44 years old. I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I’ll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
I visit Thailand at least three times a year when I get holiday leave from the company I work for which is a large corporate entity based in the Middle East. It is always a delight to fly into Bangkok from the land of sand, buggery and burqas and home made hooch. But there again it is always a delight to fly into Bangkok from most countries.
On my last trip I decided to be a bit more adventurous and less of a lazy sod and leave the purlieus and environs of Bangkok and Pattaya and go to Chang Lai, Mai Hong Sot, Mai and other such places. I should inform you right now if want any information about these aforementioned places do not read on. I never really got out of Soi Sii actually.
I went on a gogo run last night with one of the crazy swedes. We went to about eight gogos on Cowboy and Nana and I was shocked that we got shortchanged in 2 out of 8 gogos. First time, they forgot the 500 baht on giving them 1000. Second time, they forgot 100 baht on giving them 500 baht. These were one drink and out deals, so I’m surprised they would even attempt a scam, although we were drunk I guess.