People said it and I didn’t believe them. Friends, Family, they all said it would come. “You’ll get bored of life in Bangkok one day” they said.
– I fear the day has come where they are right.
I’ve always maintained that I’ll do what I do, whilst it’s fun. And when it’s no longer fun, I’ll move on.
For the past 2 months I’ve been in Bangkok. I’ve made the odd trip here and there, but mainly, I’ve spent most of my time in Bangkok. Bangkok is/was a place I loved. I loved the buzz of the place. The smells stopped me thinking I was somewhere else, the heat told me I was nowhere else but there. The people were interesting and entertaining.
But this has now passed. People change. Ideals change. Priorities change. Most of all, Bangkok has changed.
I used to look forward to walking down Sukhumvit Road at night. I used to get excited about visiting gogo’s. I used to enjoy buying dancers drinks. I used to find it fun.
Sukhumvit Road now makes me angry each time I walk down it. The people hovering around there piss me off and I now deliberately bump into the ‘people’ so as to provoke some kind of retaliation so that I can vent my frustrations out on them for walking so slowly, stopping for no reason or for just being a B.O smelling M.F.
Now when I hit the Plaza/Cowboy, I first have to plan my route because there are various gogos I want to avoid. There are girls that I have known for many years and used to buy drinks for. But now, many of them just piss me off now because they think they have some claim on me. I don’t want to buy them drinks. I want to buy a drink for someone I WANT to buy a drink for. Not because some bint stands in front of me gesturing that the throat is sore.
The bars have changed. They have no soul. No atmosphere. No interest for me anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not on a complete downer. The only reason I am still in Bangkok now is because of the people in my ‘circle’ that keeps me returning. We have people that come in the Mango that I don’t see as customers – but pals. I look forward to seeing them and like spending time with them. (be that in the Mango or somewhere else)
Bangkok has changed. The visitors have changed. The people I consider ‘friends’ are the only reason I am there.
But, for every good person there is, there are a dozen arseholes. We all know who they are. These are the less popular people who have nothing better to do than talk shit about people. I’ve no time for them.
So what’s my little rant for? Well, I am thinking this is my last year in Bangkok. Not my last year in Thailand, but my last in Bangkok. As much as Bangkok has changed, I guess I have too. Time to move on.
I want a nice place near the beach with a private swimming pool. Somewhere I can relax and not have to endure assholes each day. That rules out Pattaya.
My top ten hates are still much as they were a while back. All that’s changed is their place on the list.
1) Arrogant Arabs walking down Suk
2) Smelly cheap ass Indians – everywhere
3) Sidewalks being blocked by beggars, vendors and assholes
4) Crap service staff
5) Taxi drivers not taking you where you want to go.
6) Tuk Tuks
8) Cheap Charlie mother fuckers
10) Certain English Teachers
The thing is, I like Cities. I’ve always lived in a City. I am hoping that I’ll not get bored sitting by my pool everyday with a cold beer?? So I guess I better keep a place in Bangkok for the weekends?