Wednesday, 31 March 2010

All you need to know about manscaping

Gone are the days where unsightly face and body hair was attractive to women (circa the caveman era). Nowadays, women expect their guys to smell good and keep their hair growth to a minimal. 

But, seriously guys, let me fill you in on a few secrets:

  • Back hair is not attractive and it’s a huge deal breaker
  • Hairy ears will not entice someone to nibble
  • Protruding nose hair is just disgusting.
  • An overgrown beard makes you look like Paul Bunyan…and when was the last time he got laid?
  • So if you’re looking to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex, I suggest you start with your hair…

    What is “manscaping” you ask?  Manscaping is the male equivalent to what us gals do (we wax, we shave, hell we even vajazzle nowadays), but it’s a lot less extreme.  All a guy has to do to manscape is get the right tools. Within no time he’ll be on his way to picking up that chick he’s been looking at behind his thick unibrow for months!


    Pattaya Rag 

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    Five thousand british students spark outrage with drunken break in Spanish resort

    Thousands of British students have sparked outrage in a Spanish seaside resort during a drunken spring break.

    Around 5,000 youngsters have gathered on the Costa Dorada for a five-day festival of late night-drinking and debauchery.

    'Saloufest' promotes itself as a sporting event, but locals have been shocked by the alcohol-fueled antics of many of the 18 to 23-year-olds.

    Just 24 hours after the partying started in the town of Salou, nine people had been treated by paramedics for drunkenness, with five of those requiring hospital treatment for alcohol poisoning.

    Read more at Mail Online

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    Tuesday, 30 March 2010

    Miss Pattaya Pride 2010

    On Sunday March 28, at Boyz Boyz Boyz in Boyz Town, twelve young hopefuls waited patiently hoping to be the one to win the title "Miss Pattaya Pride 2010".
    The evening raised 135,000 Baht, which included a 50,000 Baht donation. This money will all go to benefit Pattaya Pride charities.

    Pattaya Rag

    TTT - Wuyiman

    Bangkok Adrenaline

    Bangkok Adrenaline was showing in a bar I was in last night and I wondered what the fuss was all about. The acting was  amateurish, the plot weak and the action scenes reminiscent of Kill Bill. Can't deny that the fights were well cheographed but it's not close to the quality of Chocolate in my book. 
    I've got to give credit to the Thai stunt men in this film and in Chocolate. They sure know how to take a fall.  

    Monday, 29 March 2010

    New Highway to be officially opened on 31st March

    PDN are reporting that the new highway from central Pattaya to the Regent's School and beyond will be officially opened on March 31st.

    We can only hope the camera crews will have cleared off by them!!!

    Note: To read PDN articles you need to turn off 'pop-up' blockers.

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    Head to Pattaya for the Top of the Gulf Regatta

    Travellers who enjoy nothing more than taking to the open seas on a sailing vessel may want to make sure that they are in Pattaya at the end of April. From April 30th until May 4th, the Thai town will be playing host to the Top of the Gulf Regatta.

    Sailing fans are promised four days of racing, with ten or more classes of vessel taking part. Ray Roberts, winner of the Coronation Cup in 2009, is intending to return to Pattaya with his own boat this year, according to the organisers.
    As well as a number of entrants from all over the world, the Top of the Gulf Regatta attracts a large number of Thai vessels, giving locals an opportunity to showcase their sailing prowess.

    From : 

    Pattaya Rag 

    The Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok

    To save money take the airport express bus located on the 2nd floor arrival hall near entrance 8 at Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

    There is a ticket office for the bus which only cost B150. The bus you should be getting on is number AE1. 
    The stop to get off on is next to the Montien Hotel, which is directly across Patpong red light district. The bus ride should take about 1 to 2 hours. 

    Taking a public taxi will cost nearly B350 including tolls and airport surcharge.

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    At the Movies - How To Train Your Dragon

    How To train Your Dragon 3D is showing at Central on the Beach Road, Pattaya and is receiving rave reviews. Showtimes from the Internet (so could be wrong) are 11:50, 16:30 and 21:10. It scored an amazing 97% at Rotton Tomatoes!! Reviewers comments include:

    - Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars.

    So if you have kids or a young girlfriend, (cough, cough), check it out. 

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    New Road Closed

    The new motorway linking central Pattaya to the Regent's School and beyond has been closed since Friday causing traffic jams on the railway road. 

    Closed already when it's only just opened. Well it's closed for a movie crew to film a scene with a container truck. It could be the French film company mentioned in the press last week. Hard to tell who but clearly inconveniencing the general population of Pattaya is less important than keeping a film company happy.

    Only in Thailand!

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    Sunday, 28 March 2010

    It's British Summer Time

    The clocks went forward one hour today in Britain for BST. Premier League kick-offs are now only 6 hours away.

    Open Audition Call Reminder

    Dear Friends of Pattaya Players,

    This is just a soft reminder that auditions for our upcoming production of 'Loot' will take place this Thursday, April 1st at 6:00 PM in the Lake Mabprachan area.  Feel free to get back to me with any questions...

    Tread the boards!

    Christopher T. Parsons
    Board Member - President
    Pattaya Players

    Pattaya Rag

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    Friday, 26 March 2010

    One for the girls - try out a tattoo before it's permanent

    Add any tattoo to a photo of yourself to see the end result and then - DON'T DO IT......

    Go to :  to test it out.

    Switch off those lights!

    Don't get into a panic if the lights go out suddenly at 8.30pm on March 27, (Thai time).

    It's Earth Hour and many hotels, among them Le Meridien hotels in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Sheraton Pattaya Resort and Millennium Hilton Bangkok, are joining millions people around the world in marking this special occasion.

    Earth Hour, a worldwide event organised by the World Wildlife Fund, calls for action on climate change by doing something quite simple - turning off their lights for one hour. Nearly one billion people turned out for Earth Hour last year - involving 4,100 cities in 87 countries on six continents."

    Layout Change to Pattaya Rag

    I have made some changes to the layout of the Pattaya Rag blog today to take advantage of new templates released by Blogger. I'm not saying it's better just different and as many mongers know, a change is as good as rest. Nah, that can't be right. What rocket scientist came up with that one then........

    Anyway, the main change is the clips from other popular blogs are no longer shown in the right margin but on their own page, found by clicking on the tab at the top of page. 

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    Baht Bus Minimum Fare Bt10 - It's Official

    Thursday, 25 March 2010

    Pattaya Cricket Sixes, April 7th - 10th

    The Pattaya International Cricket Sixes 2010 will be contested by sixteen teams from around the world when play gets underway at the new cricket ground at Horseshoe Point Resort on 7 April 2010.
    The four day Pattaya Sixes (7 - 10 April) is organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, an organiser and promoter of cricket tournaments across the Asia Pacific region which also includes Hong Kong, Shanghai, Phuket, Singapore and New South Wales.

    Former Australian Test player and one of the famous Chappell brothers, Trevor Chappell, will play and participate in the tournament.

    The Pattaya International Cricket Sixes 2010 team list includes: Pattaya CC Stallions (Thailand), Pattaya CC Colts (Thailand), CBB Postels (International), Perth Postels (Australia), Ios Malakas (Greece), Narayangang Cricket Club (Bangladesh), Thai Spirits (Thailand), Falcon DNV (Kuwai), Asian All Stars (India), Custom Cockatoos (Australia), Pattaya Siam Lions (Thailand), Dhaka Club (Bangladesh), Bounty Buccaneers (Malaysia), Pune (India), Warathai's (Australia)  and Ali Baba Warriors (Thailand).

    Symptoms of Sex Addiction Revealed.

    Tiger getting caught has certainly created ripples. Mostly in his car paint work but ripples none the less. He get's caught and has to suffer the embarassment of a motley collection of conquests being paraded in the media. You'd think a guy in his position could pick up a looker or two. No not Tiger. Some of his conquests would struggle to get a job in Soi 6. Where's that then??

    He then humiliates himself by holding a press conference to apologise to all and sundry just to pacify his sponsors. I'd have more respect for the man if he'd have told his sponsors it was a family matter and they could lump it or like it. He's Leuk Kreung (spelling?) after all so you'd think he'd have some concept of 'face'.  

    Back to the ripples. No doubt in response to Tiger getting caught the 5 Symptoms of sex addiction have been published. More than a few of you reading this will no doubt identify with the symptoms but remember, you only have to do something about it if you get caught. There's absolutely no reason to seek treatment if you are getting away with it. Maybe I'm the wrong person to be writing this.... Anyway, to the symptoms.

    5 Symptoms

    1. Post love loathing.  Ed. I thought we all felt this........ 
    2. Boobs instead of books.  Daydreaming about 'it' in the classroom or office. Ed. Surely all healthy males do this
    3. An abscence of morality. 
    Sex addicts do not see rules, boundaries, or laws, they see opportunities. Your mom, your girlfriend, your sister, it’s all fair game to a sex addict.
    4. A double life.  Ed. Of course you have to keep it secret. It's all about not getting caught.....  Duh..
    5. Bars, booze and BJ's  Ed. Your goose is cooked.  

    You can read a fuller explanation at Co-Ed Mag

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    Wednesday, 24 March 2010

    Bangkok Pretties

    CNNGo have posted an interesting article on Bangkok Pretties, the girls used to promote products such as cars and beer in Thailand. 

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    Fake Boobs or not?

    Following on from the 'Spot the Katoey' challenge last week we now have 'Spot the Fake Boobs' challenge this week courtesy of The Sun

    I managed a score of 14 correct out of 19 but found they all started to look alike after question #10...... 

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    August International launch the MB300 Mini MP3 Music Box

    MB 300
    August International have today announced the launch of the MB300 Mini MP3 Music Box.

    The MB300 is compatible with SD/MMC cards and USB sticks, playing back any of your MP3s stored on the devices. There is also a 3.5 mm audio line-in jack if playing songs straight off of your MP3 player itself is more convenient.The Music Box also doubles up as a clock radio. There's an FM tuner inside, as well as three alarm modes including buzzer, FM radio and MP3 wake-up calls.

    The MB300 is fitted with a built-in Lithium rechargeable battery that will provide 5 hours of playback, whilst two AAA batteries can be inserted as back up power for the clock and calendar should you be away from a mains connection for too long.

    The MB300 is available now, and seems a bargain at just £24.99.

    via TechDigest

    Hi-Fi it's not but an easy solution for music around the house.

    Tuesday, 23 March 2010

    Toll-free use of motorway Apr 9-19

    The cabinet on Tuesday resolved to allow motorists to use the motorway free of charges during April 9-19, according to deputy government spokesman Supachai Jaisamut.

    Mr Supachai said this was to ease out-bound and in-bound traffice from and to Bangkok during the Songkran holiday.

    The toll-free service will be for two sections of the motorway: Bangkok-Rayong and Bangkok's outer ringroad between Bang Pa-in and Bang Phli).

    The toll-free use of the motorways begins at 4pm on April 9 and ends at 12pm on April 19."

    Avoid Cable Clutter

    How clever is this. Use bulldog clips to anchor cables to your desk and avoid clutter.

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    New Motorway Linking Central Pattaya with Airport/Bangkok Open

    Yahoo! The new motorway from central Pattaya to Highway 36 at the Regent's School, (and beyond), is now open. 

    Coming in to town, it took me 6mins from Highway 36 to Sukhumvit in central Pattaya. Bangkok and the airport just moved 20mins closer to Pattaya. Even more than that in rush hour.   

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    Learn Thai The Fon's Way

    A few years back I spent about 6 months at the AUA Uni in Bangkok learning Thai. After 6 months, I went to work outside Thailand and never followed up on learning Thai when I came back.

    Of late, as I wander the web, I keep coming across positive references to Learn Thai The Fon's Way. It sort of reawakened my interest in learning Thai but to the point that it was always something I would do tomorrow. Well tomorrow arrived today and I'm suitably impressed with what I've found at Fon's Way


    Fon's Way is to produce Thai lessons on Youtube from her toilet. Yes, her toilet and you get the feeling she's struggling to keep her fun side in check as she records the vids. That, or maybe she just wants to use the loo..... Regardless, her lessons are easy to follow and fun which always works for me. If you've any interest in learning Thai, then Fon's is a great place to start. 

    If you become a fan of Fon then you may want to check out her fun side at jaideetv.

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    Sunday, 21 March 2010

    Spartacus - U.S. TV Shocker

    Traditionally, TV programs made in America are far more conservative than programs made in Britain. Usually far less flesh and gratuitous violence. That's all changed with  Spartacus - Blood and Sand. This U.S. produced swords and sandles epic has enough nudity to pacify even the most committed Go-Go bar regular. The violence is reminiscent of 300, all comic book splatter and gore. If you remember Xena, Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless) and which man doesn't, then she finally puts our minds at rest by revealing all in this surprising series.

    The thing is, the nudity and violence shouldn't detract from what is a very good series with plot and sub plots aplenty to keep you interested.

    A review I found online for the last program reads as follows:

    Last night's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" was 95% sex and titties, 4% violence, and 1% plot development. But it's cool, because everybody from slaves to senatorial wives got freaky, and some of them wearing only gold paint! Our boy Spartacus has accepted his place as champion/gigolo of the ludis, and so Lucy pimped him out to one of her friends. Does Lucy Lawless know what she's doing? Yes......

    There's little chance of Spartacus being broadcast here without major cuts so maybe you need to do a bit of torrent searching online. It's is worth the trouble I assure you!!!!

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    Saturday, 20 March 2010

    TTT - Maja Truong

    Club Blu - St. Patrick's Day Photo Album

    Great album of photos from a great party at Club Blu for St. Patrick's Day.

    Looks like a reunion of 'stars' from the Atlantic Bar......

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    Pattaya Music Festival 2010

    Check out the official web site for full info on the festival including a live feed and of course the artist schedule.

    More readable than my post of the schedule yesterday!!!!

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    Friday, 19 March 2010

    Pattaya Music Festival - Schedule

    Songcham Naamchai posted the following schedule for the Pattaya Music Festival starting tonight. Hope you can read it.

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    Do you know your Ladyboys?

    Thai-Discovery have posted 10 photos of 'ladies' and you have to guess if they are real ladies or not.

    I scored 70% which puts me in the "you really know your lady-boys" class. It's not that good when you consider a couple of guys I know in Oldham will get 100% with their eyes closed!!!! 

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    Thursday, 18 March 2010

    Bangkok Fetish Festival, 19th - 27th March

    Special Announcement for politicians and public school boys.........

    If you are bored with coyotees, go-go's and 'G' clubs why don't you try the 4th Bangkok Fetish Festival at 

    BarBar Fetish Club on Patpong Soi 2. 

    Maybe a good spanking will rock your boat. Maybe you would like the mistresses, switches, dominas and slaves to take you back to your youth... 

    Entrance fee is 900 baht, one drink included. Just remember, the “safe word” is the limit.

    Pattaya Rag

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    Wednesday, 17 March 2010

    Traffic news

    You should avoid Pattaya Beach Road for the rest of this week. Traffic's almost at a stand still as they erect the stages for this weekends music festival.

    The new highway from central Pattaya to the Regent's School (Highway 36) and beyond was scheduled to open last Sunday but has now slipped to opening this month. The good news is City Hall workers were removing barriers on the highway this morning at the Naklua Intersection. When it finally openes it can only be good news for Pattaya. It bings Bangkok, the AIrport and golf clubs to the north of Pattaya, 20 minutes closer to the city. In fact golf clubs like Laem Chabang and Burapha will be easier to get to than Phoenix. No a bad thing I say. 

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    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    After School to Perform at Pattaya International Music Festival

    After School have been invited to perform at the Pattaya International Music Festival 2010 in Thailand on March 19th - 21st. 

    The Pattaya International Music Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Southeast Asia as a total of 20 popular artists/ groups from places such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippine and Laos will participate.

    Pledis Entertainment stated, “After School is set to perform during the festival’s ending. Including the festival, After School will also be visiting orphanages to volunteer as well as have other activities in Thailand.


    Pattaya Rag 

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    Ex-Pats To Learn Full Pension Court Ruling

    Nearly 500,000 elderly ex-pats will find out today if they have won a legal battle to force the British Government to pay them their full pensions.

    They are awaiting a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights over whether their pensions should be index-linked to inflation.

    Pensioners living in the European Union, as well as countries which have a reciprocal arrangement with the UK, get an annual increase in line with the cost of living.

    But senior citizens who have moved to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa have been excluded.

    It means that some have had to manage on the same weekly income for more than 20 years.

    via Sky News

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    Thursday, 11 March 2010

    31st Bangkok International Motorshow - March 26th to April 6th

    BITEC, 88 Bangna-Trad Road, Bangna, Bangkok 10260
    +66 (0) 2522 1731-8


    ll the big car and bike manufacturers will be in town for the Bangkok International Motorshow, March 26 to April 6, to showcase their latest designs and energy saving, eco-friendly innovations.

    Visitors will also find various auto-trimmings like tools, spares, sound systems and other car accessories. The exhibition features plenty of other distractions for motorheads to enjoy. Activities range from rallies and offroad competitions to tuning car contests and car audio shows. The icing on the cake: A Miss Motorshow Competition to top it all off.


    @From : on Thu Mar 11 2010 20:48:47 GMT+0700 (SE Asia Standard Time)

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    Tuesday, 9 March 2010

    Facebook 'Share' Option

    Some of the posts on my Facebook wall have a 'share' option and some don't and I assumed there must be a setting in the 'Privacy' options that would allow me to set the 'share' option for all posts.

    Well, Peter 'Toxane' Michael was kind enough to put me straight on the issue. He advised as follows:

    "Wall posts with attachments (Links, Notes, Photos etc.) can be shared, 'text only' posts not. There is no setting for this, it's a 'feature'. ;-)"

    I'm not sure why Facebook make it more difficult to share text but it's a limitation you should be aware of, particularly if you are promoting a product or service. 

    The bottom line is if yoiu want a post to go viral then include an attachment.

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    Bangkok Jazz Festival, 9-14 March

    Visit the Bangkok Jazz Festival website for full detils

    Monday, 8 March 2010

    Mix 88.5FM

    For me the best local, Engish language radio station is Mix 88.5FM. They provide regular updates on upcoming Pattaya events and even have the BBC World Service News on the hour, every hour.   

    What about the music you say. Well for me it's perfect. Classic's from the '80s and '90s and modern hits. Something for everyone unless you're 'raving'.....

    What I find particularly surprising is you can advertise your business/product for as little as BT10,000/- a month. This will get you 120 advert spots which works out at 4 a day. Sounds good to me when a 4 x 5 advert in a weekly newspaper can cost Bt10,000/-.

    E-mail Russell Jay at if you want more information on the various commercial packages on offer at 88.5FM.

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    Bad Air Quality in Thailand

    For once, Pattaya comes out pretty well.

    It is probably not a good idea to venture outside at the moment if you are living in some areas of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lumpoon, Maehongson, Nan, Phayao and Chiang Mai due to the bad air quality. You should also consider wearing face masks in Chachoengsao, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Saraburi. The chart above is released by the Pollution Control Department and shows the air quality index for yesterday. The column of interest is PM10. It's a measure of parts per million that are smaller than 10 microns and therefore able to lodge in the lungs. The acceptable maximum is 120. The locations which have dangerous levels are marked in red. You can check air quality for yourself at their website forBangkok and the Regions of Thailand. Looks like we should all be heading south to the islands or even, apparently, to Pattaya in Chonburi!

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    Sunday, 7 March 2010

    Lynda Wong

    Lynda is Burmese (or should that be Myanamarian!!) and has the look. Just beautiful.....

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    Thespians Open Audition Call to Loot!

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Open Auditions for Loot

    Pattaya Players (home of Pattaya's Professional Amateurs) is proud to announce auditions for its blockbuster upcoming performance of Loot!  This 'black comedy' melodrama written by Joe Orton in 1967 is a cult classic that pushed all the boundaries of its day.  There are parts for both male and female actors and auditions will take place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 1, 2010.  The performances will take place on June 12-13, 2010 and the venue will be announced soon.  All interested parties both talent-wise and back stage should plan on attending.  For further details and directions on how to find the audition space, please email us at

    Christopher T. Parsons

    Board Member - President
    Pattaya Players

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