Pattaya was definitely busier over the weekend with bars like those opposite Big C in north Pattaya doing decent business where only a couple of weeks ago, they didn't have one customer between them. The more popular bars and go go's were running with fewer staff which would suggest more girls are being barfined. This was confirmed in one of my favourite off Walking Street bars when the manager said he'd lost one third of his girls to long term bars fines. Is this the real thing or just a Bangkok weekend? Tell you Wednesday when I have an off weekend wander for a change.
Last night, we started out in U Too Bar opposite Alcazar so a pal could watch Sunderland v Newcastle but all I was watching was Aon. What a little cracker. I've never seen a wonderbra put to such magical effect. Don't ask me the score cause I ain't got a clue but from what Aon had on display, I would say it was a well rounded and fairly balanced game.
Spent another couple of hours up north in and out of various nondescript bars and have got to say I found it a little odd to see so many Thai girls smoking on Arabic style hubble bubble shisha pipes. When did this fad spread around Pattaya and what's the appeal? I assume it is tobacco their smoking but maybe therein lies the appeal. Maybe their mixing their own magic baccy.
Hit the Walking Street a bit late so it would be a bit unfair to comment on the girls on display. The third string were probably up to bat by the time I got there.
I know I'm a mug but I had to look in Peppermint on the off chance #87 might be on the way back from an ST. No chance but I got talking to a beauty with the face of an angel, (#603 - I think), and was so impressed I invested in a ladies drink (LD). While we were waiting for the LD, I asked how much for her to finish work early and she quoted me 4,000Baht for LT and I have got to confess I was so shocked I didn't hear what she said for ST. The LD came and she chinned it in one. Can I have another LD say's she, obviously having spotted the 'mug' tattoo on my forehead. When I swerved that advance she said she was hungry so would I buy her some food. It's a long time since I've been worked over by such a business like young lady and her attitude was in complete contrast to her looks. I lost interest and she wandered off but it can't have been more than 5mins later when she made a point of waving to me as she in her civvies, headed out of the bar, on the arm of a guy who's forehead tattoo read 'twat'.
We were heading to Living Dolls Exhibition and found the street blocked by a scrum of tourists taking photos of somebody in the middle of the crowd. Jennifer Ellison or Keeley Hazell thought I. I fight my way to the front to find it's not Jennifer or Keeley but an Elton John look-a-like handing out signed photos of himself. His forehead tattoo read "bigger twat'. You wouldn't believe the crowd he was drawing. When I shouted out for him to, "Give us a song" he headed off down in the direction of Tony's. The photo I took with my half a mega-pixel phone camera is crap but it gives you some idea of the crowd he was drawing.
Later in the evening we called in to Happy Go Go and who's sitting there but 'Elton', his two 'roadies' and a Tourist Police bodyguard. Got to laugh and at this point I'm starting to like the guy. I mean he's even conned the Tourist Police (TP). It could only have been better if the TP had been Howard. How good would that have been. Anyway, Elton's sitting up in the front row having a bit of a crack with the girls so I taps one of his roadies on the arm and say, "Isn't he meant to be gay?". "He's just checking out the competition", says the roadie. Luv it.
After a blur of thinly staffed bars we finished up in Insomnia Gentleman's Club in the upstairs bar. Again it was thinly staffed but that's to be expected after Friday's opening party and the late hour of our visit on Saturday. I really liked the place and the few girls that were available were lookers and friendly. The 22 year old mamasan is probably the star of the bar. Wow, what a looker. Well worth the price of a beer just to meet her and a great face to fall asleep on....... in my dreams...........
- Baby Dolls Go Go - Captain's Birthday Party, 8.00pm, Monday Nov 12
Tanyarat Jirapatpakon (C) of Thailand poses with runners-up Chanel Madrigal (L) of Philippines and Aleika Barros of Brazil after winning the Miss International Queen 2007 transsexual beauty pageant in the Thai resort city of Pattaya, about 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Bangkok Nov. 11, 2007.(via China Daily/Agencies)
- Hotel rooms in Pattaya are going to become more expensive next year following a decision by the Thai Hotel Association - Eastern Chapter (THA-EC) to increase room rates, after discovering that prices were lagging behind those of competing Asian destinations. [via Pattaya Mail] Ed. The headline for this article actually read, Hotel room rates to rise as Pattaya goes for upper end of tourism market. As if its were so easy. Let's charge more and get a better class of tourist. The danger is they lose their existing customer base and then fail to replace it with a new one.
- Maria Ozawa In School
- I sometimes want to cut mp3 audio files into separate parts, mainly because the single file is that large that it does not fit on my mp3 player. This is also useful to create mp3 ringtones who only use the first 30 seconds of a song anyway. It
It is possible to combine several mp3 files as well which I like to do with audiobooks as well. A software that is able to do all of this and much more is Mp3 Direct Cut. It is also possible to alter the volume of the mp3 file.
What I like about MP3 Direct Cut is the ease of use. Cutting mp3 files for instance can be done with a few clicks only and all other options and functions are available that easily as well. New files are saved in an instance because the files do not need to be re-encoded
- The developers of the now defunct Allofmp3 website announced a new website called ZML - The Movie Library - that offers movies in three different formats for prices that will be of concern to the MPAA. The lowest price for a full movie begins at $1.99 which is the version for iPods with a width of 320 pixels. The middle DIVX version with a resolution of either 580 or 610 pixels costs $2.99 each and the high quality DVD versions with a resolution of 720 pixels cost $4.99. This is really low if you compare it to the price of $9 - $10 charged by Amazon Unbox or other websites. The main question is of course one of legality.
I can only say that this is a completely legal service in Russia paying the usual 15% of the earnings to the Russian Organization for Multimedia and Digital Systems. The MPAA will most likely not accept the royalties from ZML with the same lame excuse the RIAA used against Allofmp3.
So, what can you expect besides the low prices ? The site uses a very straightforward user friendly layout with several ways to browse and search the movie library. The currently 1500 movies are sorted by genre, letter and can also be found by using tags or ratings. All movies come with 20 screenshots from the movie and soon a two minute sample of what you can expect. Each movie website lists information about actors, the plot, the format and related movies that are worth exploring.
Movies can be paid by Credit Card or SMS, (selected countries only). The SMS option sounds interesting because it can be used to download a movie without signing up to the website at all. The movies seem to be about two weeks behind the official DVD release date.
I personally think that this site is offering way more than all those other movie download sites are offering combined in terms of quality, usability and of course pricing. [via gHacks]
- I know it's an old one but the message is as true today as it ever was:
All the organs of the body were having a meeting,
trying to decide who was the one in charge.
"I should be in charge," said the brain,
"Because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen."
"I should be in charge," said the blood ,
"because I circulate oxygen all over so without me you'd all waste away."
"I should be in charge," said the stomach ,
"because I process food and give all of you energy."
"I should be in charge," said the legs,
"because I carry the body wherever it needs to go."
"I should be in charge," said the eyes,
"Because I allow the body to see where it goes."
"I should be in charge," said the rectum,
"Because I'm responsible for waste removal."
All the other body parts laughed at the rectum
and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight.
Within a few days,
the brain had a terrible headache,
the stomach was bloated,
the legs got wobbly ,
the eyes got watery,
and the blood was toxic.
They all decided that the rectum should be the boss.
The Moral of the story?
The ass hole is usually the one in charge!