Sunday, 31 January 2016

Buddha's hand fruit

Buddha's hand fruit 

Buddha's hand, Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis, or the fingered citron, is an unusually shaped citron variety whose fruit is segmented into finger-like sections, resembling a human hand.
from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha's_hand


In Thai ส้มโอมือ or ส้มมือ (meaning "hand orange").

I saw the first in Saigon Vietnam in a shrine in a cup with water, sprouting roots. I asked people around, nobody could tell me what it is.


Days later pass a shop with religious items and fruit, 
they have a large display:


Location of shop:
10.7920266,106.6994505 = 10°47'31.3"N 106°41'58.0"E  

Enter and inquire about name, no English spoken, but staff writes "Buddha" on paper. Armed with that information, I go into google and find the fruit.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-heck-do-i-do-buddhas-hand-citron-180949871/
http://www.thekitchn.com/5-things-to-do-with-a-buddhas-hand-196888
http://www.starling-fitness.com/archives/2009/03/06/how-to-eat-a-buddha-hand/

It's edible, next time I will get some! 

On the subject of Buddha's hand, there is a rock on an island Koh Ngam Yai เกาะง่ามใหญ่ in Chumpon ชุมพ province that looks like Buddha's hand เกาะพระหัตถ์พระพุทธเจ้า.

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

Friday, 29 January 2016

Wat Hong Thong in Chachoengsao province

Wat Hong Thong in Chachoengsao province

The temple is built on a pier in the Gulf of Thailand.

วัดหงษ์ทอง (means: Golden Swan Temple)
ตำบลสองคลอง อำเภอบางปะกง จังหวัดฉะเชิงเทรา

Location:
13.471492,100.8721192 = 13°28'17.4"N 100°52'19.6"E

Directions: 
Coming from Bangkok on hwy 3 (Sukhumvit), 2.4 km after crossing from Samut Prakan province into Chachoengsao province, turn right (South) and the chedi is 1.7 km by road from hwy 3. There is ample parking before you reach the Wat.

One of the many interesting place on the road from Bangkok to Pattaya. I passed many times, and from elevated highway once saw a golden spire on the horizon that must have been Wat Hong Thong.

Aerial view from sea side, taken from a friend's drone. Many thanks! You approach the Wat from the north, hence most of my photography is against the sun. With a drone, you can take aerial pictures and with the sun!


Statues at the parking lot:



Access to the Chedi via pier with Naga:





Character from poems (details see link):



Boat shaped shrine on the sea side:



English language articles about this temple:
http://www.thailandphotomap.com/2015/09/07/exploring-chachoengsao-province/ 
http://www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/Wat-Hong-Thong-Wat-Klang-Na--2975

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Gay saunas, bars and magazines in Phnom Penh

Gay saunas, bars and magazines in Phnom Penh

Details about Amam, Arthur & Paul, Galaxy Khmer closed permanently, Space bar.

Sunday 03.01.2016
 

Amam spa 18:38-20:24. Entry 4 USD (discount? Regular entry is 5 USD). Everything as I remember from last visits Jul 2014: http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2014/07/cambodia-day-2-phom-penh.html
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2014/08/cambodia-day-3-phnom-penh.html

About 20 customers throughout my stay. All in towel, often change underwear under towel in locker room. Sandals provided, but clean enough to walk bare feet. Free cold drinking water at bar. I didn't see condom and lube.

Layout:
1st floor = ground floor reception, locker, steam room (light only through glass door), sauna well lit and thermometer shows 63 deg C, cold showers, internet corner.
2nd gym, rooms, TV.
3rd Jacuzzi in operation but cold.
4th private rooms and dark group room.
Small and big towel of good quality. Locker size ok. Jacuzzi and showers unlit. Steam generator is coal fired (watch employee adding coal to combustion chamber).

Verdict: recommended. Basic but clean.

Monday 04.01.2016
Arthur & Paul 17:08-18:32. Entry 5 USD.
1st floor = ground floor entrance, reception, shop.
Underground bar, lounge, gay books, big locker with 1 big towel of good quality.
1st floor rainfall public shower (for 3) with shower gel and warm water, Jacuzzi hot and operating, private rooms (3), hot steam room (light only through glass door).


I didn’t see condom and lube. Upper floors accessible, contain hotel rooms. Various animal furs on floor.

About 15 customers, half of them locals, in towel or underwear. No free drinking water. Management seem to be very concerned about people urinating in the poor or Jacuzzi (“This pool has sharks. They come out when they smell urine” “This Jacuzzi is fitted with a urine detector”). This is just to scare customers, there is no urine detector: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urine-indicator_dye

Verdict: Nicely decorated and luxurious, but lacks volume / area / customer numbers, rather a wellness area attached to a hotel and open to general public at an entrance fee than a dedicated sauna.

Continue to Galaxy Khmer Sauna #18, 246 street. Building is closed and a fence in front. I could not find number 18 on that house, but from the sequence of numbers and asking their neighbor it fits; later confirmed by checking on google street view: it was Galaxy Khmer on street view.

Currently there seem to be 6 gay saunas in Phnom Penh:
Arthur & Paul #27 Street 71,
AMAM Café & Spa #20A Street 390,
Hatha Khmer Spa, Sauna and Gym #59 Street 350,
Khmer Sauna & Spa #26B Street 410,
M Health Spa #175 Street 254 (corner of 51),
CLOSED Galaxy Khmer Sauna & Spa #18 Street 246 CLOSED,
Love Spa For Man #103 Street 105,
and various gay massages (not my area of research, didn’t go to any of them).

I went to LOVE Spa For Men in Jul 2014: http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2014/07/cambodia-day-2-phom-penh.html, other information from: http://www.travelgayasia.com/phnom-penh-gay-sauna-spas/
and http://www.gaycambodianews.com/gay-phnom-penh/

Walk past Blue Chili 19:50, spot 2 boys.

Walk past 2colours 20:55, spot 4 boys and 1 customer.

Space bar 21:10-45, orange juice 3 USD. 6 customers and 5 boys, increasing to over 20 combined during my stay. Music style ok, a bit too loud.

Walk past Blue Chili 21:58, staff and customers combined about 15.

In all these bars, nobody my type.

In Arthur & Paul, I get copies of Q magazine (first and only gay magazine in Cambodia) and Gay Map Of Cambodia by http://www.gaycambodianews.com/



Q magazine has a website http://www.qcambodia.com/ without content (just front page and email). In issue 5, I saw this picture in an advert, which I would call marriage material:


from: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1035824526461603.1073741946.162271240483607&type=3

The place is a hair saloon. http://www.thedollhousecambodia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/The-Dollhouse-Cambodia-162271240483607/

Issue 4 has nice pictures as well, see here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1031267293583993.1073741944.162271240483607&type=3

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC except for last picture

Monday, 25 January 2016

Words of praise: Bepanthen creme

Words of praise: Bepanthen creme

My butt hurts. Unfortunately from walking, and not from fucking.

Alternative wording by a native speaker: "I have a pain in the arse, but not in a good way, but from walking too much."

When I walk an entire day, I often have butt cheek chafing, which makes walking and bottoming unpleasant. When I told my mother about this problem (sans the fucking), she recommended Bepanthen creme and even had a tube for me. 

 
And it works great! It works in advance: a dollop between my butt cheeks before walking prevents chafing; and it works afterwards: if I forget to use it before walking, my butt gets better with Bepanthen over night, without it would take two days.

Available in Thailand:
บีแพนเธน http://www.bepanthenthai.com/

There jokes with similar subject on the internet: 
"Dad, I just had sex for the first time"
"I am proud of you son, sit down and tell me all about it" 
"Well, sitting still hurts .."
https://www.reddit.com/r/Jokes/comments/32xmc6/a_kid_had_sex_with_his_teacher/

Language note. Original in German: 
"Mir tut der Arsch weh. Leider vom Laufen, und nicht vom Ficken." 
When I told this to a German friend, his Thai boyfriend listened and understood and laughed. However this does not translate well into Thai. Thai has two words for "hurt".

Thai2English:
เจ็บ jèp [to be] hurt ; injured ; in pain 
ปวด bpùat [to] ache ; pain

Ask an educated Thai friend about the difference: 
jep is hurt from accident or external action,  
pbuat comes from being sick. 
When you hit your head on a door frame, it's jep hua, 
whereas if you have headache, it's bpuat hua.

Ask another educated Thai friend: 
jep is outside pain,
pbuat is inside ache.  

"Thai for Beginners" by Benjawan Poomsan Becker p170/1 similar explanation. 

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Quiz: What is this?

Quiz: What is this?

Full story and solution in one week here.


Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Dating Thai boys (37) changing phone number

Dating Thai boys (37) changing phone number

I don't know why some of my Thai friends change their phone number often (and thereby spamming my phone and Line directory with dead numbers). One idea is that they lose phone and SIM card, another idea is their SIM card expires. I would be grateful if others shared their thoughts.

The phone number gets assigned to a new SIM card, and someone buys and uses it. Then I call the number and ask for my friend and either get information that they don't know him, or after some mutually incomprehensible exchange the other party hangs up. 

For Line, it is more interesting. I get a message that a new user registered on Line, and sometimes you can see a new profile picture which gives a hint that the phone number is now used by someone else. But to make sure, I write "hello" and see what happens. Or I wait until the other party writes something. In most cases it is quickly established that we never met, but here is an interesting one.

18Nov2015, by chance I met an old acquaintance* (name Copy mocy driver at Hua Lampong), and he introduced his friend Wan to me and we exchanged phone numbers. Nothing happened for weeks, but then he messaged me (at least I think it was him, because now he calls himself Golf, but mocy taxi fits). My translations after original text in Thai, comments in italic.

2015.12.23 Wednesday
23:00 Golf HL กอล์ฟเอง It's me, Golf.

(Profile picture is a Thai girl.)

2015.12.26 Saturday
15:38 Golf HL ไม่ตอบเลยนะ Why don't you reply?

(I read the message, but was busy and wondering who this is.)
 
2015.12.27 Sunday
00:01 Christian ผมชื่อคริสเตียนครับ My name is Christian.
00:11 Golf HL นี่กอล์ฟปี้เองที่ขับวินอ่ะ This is Golf. The mocy driver.  

(I have no idea who he is.)
00:13 Christian Photos

(I send a face pic, hoping he would send one in return.)
00:13 Christian กอลฟ์หยู่ไหนครับ Where are you?
00:14 Christian ผมยุ กทม สาทร I'm in Bangkok, Sathorn.
01:12 Golf HL จำได้ป่าว Do you remember me?

(N.b. question about his location is not answered.)
03:24 Golf HL อยู่บ้านพรุ่งนี้ผมไปขี่วินมาหาผมสิ I'm home (where???) Can you come to see me at mocy taxi stand tomorrow? (where???)
09:37 Christian วินอะไรครับ Which mocy taxi stand?

(message read, no reply)
14:06 Christian Hello
16:50 Christian Wan Hua Lampong

(Now I finally have an idea and write it down here.)
16:50 Christian ส่งรูปนะครับ Send a picture please.
17:13 Golf HL จำผมได้ปะคับ Do you remember me?
17:14 Christian เปล่า จำ ยอด คอบบี้ วาน 

No, I only remember Yot, Copy and Wan  
(names of other mocy taxi drivers there I have met before)
17:15 Golf HL มาปะคับ Will you come to see me?
17:15 Christian ที่ไหน Where?
17:29 Golf HL

Im his wife. 
Please dont disturb my husband ever again.  
(Text was in English, my bald emphasis. Hilarious!)
17:31 Golf HL Call Time : 00:27
 
(He or she calls me, incomprehensible.)

Out of curiosity, I made some more attempts that led nowhere.

Not sure what to make of this. Why didn't he send a photo, or at least write where exactly he is, I asked several times?
(You need a smart phone for Line, it should have a camera?)

*Original story here: Foursome with mocy drivers at Hua Lampong 05.10.2013 http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2013/10/foursome-with-mocy-drivers-at-hua.html and http://www.gaybuttonthai.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6103

Another case is the boy Z. He calls me from different mobile numbers, sometimes from landline. That got me thinking: When I'm traveling in a noisy environment, I don't answer calls regardless of caller. But when I'm in comfortable environment, I take all calls from unknown numbers out of curiosity, but would not take calls if I see who's calling and I don't want to talk to him (which applies to Z).

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Aircraft used as decoration (1)

Aircraft used as decoration (1)

During my travels in Thailand, I have come across many an old aircraft used as decoration. Here some pictures I took.
No attempts to identify these aircraft was made.

Ramkhamhaeng between Soi 103 and 105 

aircraft boneyard 13.7650408,100.6523414

The most impressive one I know, and has been covered extensively by others:

http://wheresidewalksend.com/bangkok-airplane-graveyard/  
and previous short post by me:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2014/03/aircraft-boneyard-in-ramkhamhaeng.html 

Now the place is inhabited* and not open to public. There is a fence and a closed gate (with note in Thai: private property, do not enter) that you could easily climb over, however there are people living there. When I took these pictures from main road, one of the dwellers came back from buying food and offered me to enter for 200 THB, I declined. I have been there at night a year ago when it was open, anyway 200 THB (probably open to negotiation) seems very expensive. As far as I could see from main road, everything as I remember from previous visit and as reported in links above and as can be seen on satellite pictures.





Many buses pass on Ramkhamhaeng road and give good view; 600 m walk from Wat Sri Bun Rueang pier ท่าเรือวัดศรีบุญเรือง (end of Saen Saep แสนแสบ boat line). The aircrafts are on northern side of Ramkhamhaeng road.

*Reports in media here:
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/15/travel/bangkok-plane-graveyard/index.html?eref=rss_asia and
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3232250/Inside-bizarre-Bangkok-aircraft-graveyard-families-live-decaying-passenger-jets.html and
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/22/bangkok-airplane-graveyard-home-for-impoverished-familes_n_8174520.html
and several more (all same story and pictures, who copied from whom?). From reading these reports, the people seem to be homeless and just occupied the land, and now try to charge tourists an entrance fee?

Ramintra between Soi 45 and 45/1 
Police Flying Devision กองบินตำรวจ 13.8539435,100.6171293

Can be easily seen from Ramintra (airplane is on northern side), many bus lines pass.







Aerothai Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Company Limited in Sathorn 13.7154241,100.5401819

On northern side of Nang Linchi road ถนนนางลิ้นจี่, 
bus 22, 62, 67, 89 pass.



DCA Department of Civil Aviation กรมการบินพลเรือน 
in Sathorn 13.7176896,100.5426396

Ngam Duplee road งามดูพลี, no public transport, but in walking distance from above Aerothai. East of public park.
Airplane not visible on satellite image,  
website https://www.aviation.go.th



Wat Phuet Udom วัดพืชอุดม in Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani 13.9574945,100.8865747 

Helicopter not visible on satellite image, no public transport.



And many more I spotted driving past, but did not have chance to take a picture:

Civil Aviation Training Center - สถาบันการบินพลเรือน
Pahonyothin road, a bit south-east of BTS Mor Chit



Udon Thani Wing 23 (Thai airforce).

Others have reported aircraft used as decoration or for living as well: Pattayadays
http://www.pattayadays.com/2014/04/pattaya-sheep-farm/
http://www.pattayadays.com/2014/12/no-need-for-roof-tiles/
http://www.pattayadays.com/2015/07/the-orange-air-flight-from-who-knows-where-is-now-landing/ http://www.pattayadays.com/2015/08/return-flight/

http://www.pattayadays.com/2015/12/swiss-sheep-farm-pattaya/ (one picture without comment) 

This website has an extensive list of locations and identification of old aircraft all over Thailand: 
http://www.thai-aviation.net/Wrecks_and_Relics.html
http://www.thai-aviation.net/files/Thai_Preserved.pdf

Copyright 2015 ChristianPFC

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Gay activities Dec 2015

Gay activities Dec 2015

Details about Déjà Vu, Seed, Farose 2, Dating Thai boys, Super A, Nature Boy, Saranrom.

Wednesday 02. - Friday 04.12.2015
Spent with (or mostly: spent waiting for answer from) boyfriend candidate 6 in 2015, will be reported separately.

Saturday 05.12.2015
Meat a reader A in Surawong for dinner and chat. A wants to go to orgy night at Déjà Vu later. I call their landline to check time and learn that there is no orgy tonight, neither at Déjà Vu nor at Cruising. Have another drink with A, then split. I go to Déjà Vu anyway.

Déjà Vu 21:27-22:26. Nude day. About 20 customers throughout, no interesting activities. Steam room cold, sauna hot but door hinge broken, Jacuzzi half full cold, area in front of showers drain problem (has been like this for a long time, I don’t like to walk on flooded floor). Two customers look promising, go into cubicle with one. More a case of doing merit or twigging my statistics free/paid sex. Or testing how far I can deviate from my preferences (slim, dark skin, warm skin, no body hair) and still get erection and ejaculation. He sucks me and then wanks himself. He then joins me in taxi to Seed and even pays for taxi!

Seed 22:38-00:27. Underwear day. About 20 customers when we arrive, 30 when I leave. Busy and some interesting. Now you have to pay 100 Baht deposit for towel and key. I found two balconies are accessible. Gym has been converted to sleeping room for staff, customers can go in as well, aircon very cold. Sauna hot (usually is switched off). There was a problem with internet, not bad: nobody in the cubicles (I don’t get it: people go in cubicles and watch porn or chat online!).

Sunday 06.12.2015
On return from Salaya, stop at Macho Sauna near Pata Pinklao, details separately. While I wait for bus home, Jj (from Fake disco Nov 2015) calls me, he suggests going to Fake Club, I refuse (too loud, too full, and I would have to pay for everything). We agree on dinner at Huay Kwang. Long wait for bus and traffic jam, when home I just have time to put on a new shirt and take MRT to Huay Kwang. We had appointment for 23:30, I’m there on time but have to wait until he comes 00:20 with a friend. Then go for dinner (total 320 Baht, I pay). Jj asks for money for cigarettes, I refuse. I learn he came with his own car! I had assumed he will go to Fake Club afterwards, but he offers to take me home. That’s the first time a boy takes me home in his car, I put my hand on his knee a few times. Jj asks for money for petrol to go home, so I give him 500. Say goodbye in car. Will meet again on Thursday in Rangsit.

(Update: he changed plans: Thursday not in Rangsit, but in Ban Pong in Ratchaburi province for work. He invites me, would even pick me up by car, but I don’t want to spend all night that far away without having a plan. But I would surely travel some day with him, with a plan for sightseeing and civilized conditions, i.e. staying in hotel over night instead of going back to Bangkok 3 to 5 am.)

In retroflection, it seems he came all the way from Bang Bua Tong (Nonthaburi, over 30 km away) to meet me for dinner? I told him when he called from home that I will not go to Fake and he didn’t raise this again. 820 Baht spent, but it looks promising!

Monday 07.12.2015
Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-syndrome boy wanted to come 10 pm, but it becomes midnight. He plays on youtube, we have a wank together, leaves 2:38 am with 400 Baht for taxi. Actually I wanted to sleep early for an early start – 9:20 from Hau Lampong – tomorrow.

Wednesday 09.12.2015
Top Suk62 is free and wants to meet. (The weeks before, we had about 5 no-show, but it was worth the wait!) Invite him to my room. Plays on his phone while I read. Don’t know how to proceed, I’m hungry so I invite him for lunch. Then back in my room the same, he doesn’t even ask to play internet on my computer. Strange! I have to take action and initiate sex and pry him loose from his phone, but once I get the phone out of his hands, very positive: already hard when I take of his pants and great in bed, one could almost say passionate. Wank together, next time he might even let me fuck him? Give him 800. Ask him: I am the only male he has sex with.

It doesn’t make any sense: Both encounters, I had to pry him lose from my computer or his phone, but then already hard when I take of his pants, and can’t keep his hands of my dick and great in bed. Yet he claims I’m his only male sexual contact.

Thursday 10.12.2015
Paradise sauna, details separately.

Déjà Vu 180 Baht, stay 20:42-22:08. Over 50 customers, 2 cute but not interested, some border cases. Free sandwich, coke, sprite, red Fanta. Condom 52mm and lube provided. Steam room cold (not fixed since last visit), sauna hot. Jacuzzi full, but cold and not operating. Nude day, but wear sandals against cold feet (saw other customers with sandals as well). Show was scheduled 20:30, real about 21:15-55. Worth a return! At cashier, Japanese and Thai porn for sale (only today?) 3 DVD for 100 Baht or 8 for 200.

Seed entry 100 Baht, stay 22:22-00:26. About 15 to 20 customers. Sauna cold. Internet now without log-in.

Farose 2 entry 170 Baht, stay 00:46-01:25. About 50 customers, about 10 of them fully clothed, several sleeping. None of them my type. Renovation work in some of the private rooms! 5 adult cats and 4 kitten on rooftop garden restaurant. Frogs in the garden, you can hear them and if you follow sound spot them.

This (4 saunas in one night) was first part of my sauna marathon.

Friday 11.12.2015
Boss Vipa16 calls around 7 pm, I make appointment at 7/11 for 9 pm. 21:10 he calls again, he is still in his room and will leave now. Arrives 21:40, I have to go down to pay for taxi (110 Baht). In bed ok, but he is getting lazy and cannot bottom and tells me has only 30 minutes time, interrupted by receiving 3 phone calls (he replies he is at Victory Monument waiting for bus). Give him 700 Baht, 500 for sex and 200 for taxi (wanted to show him MRT, but he says he has no time; asks for additional 100 for food: no).

Saturday 12.12.2015
Sauna marathon continues with 3 saunas in one night.
Macho sauna, details separately. 
Orion sauna, details separately.
Phoenix 22:17-46, cloth around waist, about 20 customers, mediocre.

Sunday 13.12.2015
Daytrip to Wat Hong Thong with a Farang friend and pick up boy Diamand (encounter in Farose 2 in November) on the way. On return, take him back to my room. We are both tired, have a nap before getting to business.

Tuesday 15.12.2015
Guess who is back? Z! Calls from landline number (phone booth?) and asks if he can come to see me and stay over night. I generously forget that I told him I will never let him into my room again and agree.

Same as before: lies! Tells me he goes to 7/11 to buy a toothbrush, comes back without any purchase, but smells of cigarette smoke.

Some awkward conversation:
Z: B (common Farang friend) told me doesn’t want to see me again.
CPFC: To be honest, I don’t want to see you again either!

Z sleeps in underwear without cover (duvet/blanket/comforter), whereas X sleeps fully wrapped in duvet/blanket/comforter, often even head fully covered, and I have to comfort myself with a corner.

Wednesday 16.12.2015
Meet a boy Music from hornet (on my way back from sightseeing pass his place and pick him up) and he wants to come to my room. Not shy, asks me in public if we are going to have sex. He is a bordercase, but we have been chatting for weeks (in between I thought he is a troll). Bordercase confirmed when naked next to each other, I don’t get hard, but wank him.

Thursday 17.12.2015
Go to see bf candidate 6 in Rangsit. Details separately.

Return by van and bus 29 which leads me so Sam Yan and Wat Hua Lampong. Exchange smiles with a boy and chat: Cheraa 21yo from Cambodia, works in Classic Boys. I would certainly take him for free, but not pay. I guess we will not get into business, so say goodbye without exchanging contact details. (Update: on subsequent visit to Soi Twilight spot him in the soi, confirm: would take him for free!)

Friday 18.12.2015
Meet a boy James from hornet (comes to my room but we don’t do anything, not so much my type and I am unwell with diarrhea).

Saturday 19.12.2015
Trip to Seacon Square (robot fight, reported separately) and Central World with Top Suk62.

Mon 21.-Sat 26.12.2015 Mukdahan and Sakon Nakon
I had 3 phone numbers from my previous trip. How do you fit 3 boys in 3 nights (one night in hotel, so I could bring a boy, two staying at a friend’s house as before where it would be inappropriate)?

The boy James whom I met on my previous trip messaged me throughout November (we are both single and James is top only), to an extent that it became annoying. Then on Dec 10 communication broke down: messages on Line not read and calls not answered. I learnt from my friend B that James is in Nakon Panom for holiday and he will ask for his new phone number when he sees him.

But I could contact the boy Jo whom I met on a construction site. On my departure from Mukdahan (23.12.), I called him, he is in (didn’t understand) and we can meet tonight in Sakon Nakon town. Check into hotel, call again for details: he is in his home district, 80 km from town, and cannot come tonight but will be in town on 25th.

From the third boy I had only Line, reply the following day. Hornet interesting, but can’t set up something that fast.

On 25th in the evening go to Christmas star parade with B. There is not time to meet Jo and I wouldn’t want to bring him back to room in the abbot’s house, but call him nonetheless: he is in his home district and asks if I can come there next time. I agree, and there are indeed a few spots worth going and I can include it in my next trip (but call again in advance to make sure we can really meet, and then I wonder if he knows what I have in mind: should I tell him on the phone what I’m looking for to avoid any misunderstandings?).

Another cute boy Team appeared and we exchanged a few smiles. He was in shorts that cover only half of his upper thigh, and when sitting on the floor the hemline rose even higher. Lovely! Tell my friend that I’m interested and hope he can arrange something next time.

Sat 26.12.2015
Top Suk62 comes to my room and we have a good time. Give him 800 Baht.

Sun 27.12.2015
After reading a447’s reports on Sawatdeenetwork http://sawatdeenetwork.com/forum/bangkok-report-2015-t35351.html, and not having been to gogo bars for a while, I check out Super A and Nature Boy.

Super A 21:03-20. 7 boys, none of them my type. No other customer, none of the boys gets up when I enter. Individual underwear briefs. I get my water (100 Baht) in original bottle (no glass, no ice, at least the water was cold) with a straw that is just as long as the diagonal dimension of the bottle, when you try to suck it, it disappears in the bottle (similar observations elsewhere).

Nature Boy 21:22-45. 6 boys and one customer. I would take three of the boys for free in a horny moment. Fluorescent orange trunks.

Stroll through Soi Twilight, chat with two Farang friends (separate). Notice drink price at Dream Boys is up to 500 Bath. (Update: information elsewhere says these are high season price, now back to 450 mid-January.)

Monday 28.12.2015
Seed 22:32-23:40. About 15 boys, one of them cute as far as I can see (most areas too dark), but not interested. Spend some time on the internet waiting for more customers, interrupted by walking around to see if something interesting happens. And indeed, catch the cute boy (judged by a grope: slim and no body hair and warm and dry skin; too dark to see clearly) in an unambiguous position with someone else. But neither he nor his partner want others to join or even grope, after a few gropes from me and other customers, they leave. Whereas on other occasions, there is spontaneous group sex party in darkroom, everyone can grope and join within reason.

Tue 29.12.2015
Top Suk62 is in Ayutthaya with his family and has no money to come back to Bangkok. I write him train is 20 Baht, and there are even free trains for Thai nationals, he writes back he never went by train. My bullshit meter is at full reading.

On return from a daytrip to Nong Chok with Farang friends, I get off at Minburi to try to find the boy Nat whom I met in Sathorn in June http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2015/07/dating-thai-boys-32-seducing-straight.html. I have the number of the soi he lives in (should have checked on google street view with him to find exact spot, the soi is 100 m long). Ask several people in the soi and finally find someone who recognizes him and leads me to the place where he lives, but he is not in. I learn he is in Ubon for holiday and will be back next week.

That episode took me 1 hour (14:37-15:36), and the big question is: is it worth persuing? He knows what I want and we were lying naked next to each other and I had my hand on his erect cock; but he lives 30 km away, is working long (about 8 hours work and 2 hours to and from work, no day off), and has no mobile phone! Even if he would be happy seeing me for a wank for 500 Baht, how to arrange it?

I read about a gay venue called Roommate รูมเมท in Sukhumvit 42 (near Ekamai BTS), it’s on my way back so I stop there. It would be directly south of Gateway Ekamai, but I find there is a construction site now.

My return leads me past Tesco Lotus Rama 4, where a boy Boss works. Met him on hornet and then went to see him at work a while ago, then lost contact on hornet and Line. Show picture to other staff: still works there, but today is his day off.

Wednesday 30.12.2015
Saranrom 22:10-00:20 (including dinner at City Walk, slow service). Spot 13 boys, only one of them is cute but he is busy with his car (!!!). Due to New Year decoration and celebration, lots of general folk around.

Top the boy who speaks German is at his usual spot. We chat and I inquire how many customers he has per week (that’s how I would measure: per week, not per day). He tells me on average 4 to 5 per day (!!!) and not for 500 Baht, but for 1000 Baht (!!!) each. My bullshit meter is at maximum reading. I walk around for an hour every time I go, and I see business is slow, but why is he exaggerating (lying)?

Same for reports in magazines and video on youtube (see previous reports about Saranrom for links), grossly inflated numbers in all cases; whereas in the gogo bars everyone complains about lack of customers (which I can confirm).

Despite proclaimed earnings of 4000 to 5000 Baht per day (!!!) he has no money for a mobile phone (and suggested I buy him one when he spotted I have a new one), all the money goes to his car, mother and son.

Thursday 31.12.2015
Meet the boy Pream again (lost contact on hornet and Line, then found him by chance in Macho Sauna Pinklao). 2 hours late, but fine in bed. 1000 for him and 300 for taxi return trip.

Summary:
11 visits to saunas: Déjà Vu twice, Seed thrice, Macho twice, Paradise, Farose 2, Orion, Phoenix.
meet 5 boys without sex: bf candidate 6 twice, JJ, Z, James from hornet, Top Suk62.
meet 1 boy from online with sex: Music from hornet.
2 visits to gogo bars: Super A, Nature Boy.
1 visit to Saranrom.

3 free sex: Deja Vu, Diamond, Music.
3 not clear: X 400, Top Suk62 800, Top Suk62 800 again.
2 paid sex: Boss Vipa 16 810, Pream 1300.

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