Sunday, 28 February 2016

Macho sauna in Pinklao

Macho sauna in Pinklao

Part of the Men Factory/Muffil/Macho group, which has a similar ageist entry price policy as R3/Mania group.

13.771709,100.4839237 = 13°46'18.1"N 100°29'02.1"E
directly west of Pata Pinklao, in the soi between Pata and McDonald's. Overpass over Boromratchachonnai road ถนนบรมราชชนนี is in front of Pata; Orion sauna is in walking distance (1.0 km to the north-west, Boromratchachonnani Soi 9).

Websites
http://gthai.net/machosaunagay/
https://www.facebook.com/saunamacho1
with phone numbers, map, list of bus lines that pass (149 and 507 are missing).




Entry for Age 20-24 99 Baht all day all time.
Age 25-55
Mon-Thu 140 Baht; before 17 and after 22 90 Baht
Fri-Sat 160 Baht; before 17 and after 1 90 Baht
Sun 160 Baht; before 17 and after 22 90 Baht.
Age 56 and up 300 Baht.

Dress Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat underwear, Wed big towel, Tue, Thu, Sun naked. Wed army night.
(Wed appears three times)
Open Sun-Thu 14-1, Fri-Sat 14-6. 

Sexy boy showtimes Fri 20, Sat 22, Sun 19:30. 
(Note at reception, haven't been.)
Orgy night Macho and Muffil every Wed from 20.02.2016.

Layout:
1st floor = ground floor reception, small gym, toilet
2nd small gym, locker, free cold drinking water with cups reused, group shower with liquid soap and two with hot water
3rd rooms, sauna (not very hot, light only through window and glow from heater), steam room (not very hot), entry to steam room through plastic stripes instead of door, these are only source of light
4th porn room (pixelated genitals), bathroom, private rooms
5th rooms, small passage (fat people cannot pass through), barbed wire on top of walls between room that do not reach ceiling
6th rooftop garden as smoking area

The sauna consists of two houses combined, double stairway, but on 4th floor no connection between rooms in one part and porn room and bathroom in the other part.

Sunday 06.12.2015
Stay 18:30-20:48. Nude day, but customers mixed nude/towel/underwear. About 50 customers throughout, looks promising!

Saturday 12.12.2015
Stay 20:42-21:50. Looks promising. Finally a boy whom I had in Feb 2015 (?) from hornet and who worked in Classic Boys and whom I would like to meet again but lost contact with appears! Exchange contact details. Update: see him again two weeks later in my room, everything fine.

Monday 22.02.2016 (Makha Bucha day)
Stay 19:02-21:30. One cute staff. About 30 customers throughout. Several customers worth a second look. Poor quality porn. Toast with jam as long as lasts. Get new towel after asking at reception (the one towel they provide is poor quality, after one use it's a wet rag). Part of the sauna is open only Fri to Sun 20-1 (note in Thai on the door).

One boy looks cute and has nice underwear and warm and dry skin (touch several times in labyrinth, he does not reciprocate). He doesn't seem interested, so I give up. But then see him in the shower: big dick. One last attempt. Follow him to rooftop where he smokes. Chat him and up and exchange Line. Will meet some time.

Leave and wait in vain for bus 149 or 507 from 21:32 to 22:18. Lines 68, 79, 80, 203, 511 pass. Finally get on 79 to Siam and take taxi from there. Happened to me twice (long wait, no bus) that I remember and friend reported similar difficulties: no direct bus (149 or 507) to Sathorn at night.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Dating Thai boys: Attention deficit hyperactivity boy


Dating Thai boys: Attention deficit hyperactivity boy

Here some selected Line chats with attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome boy (ADHS-boy) to show what short attention span he has. The only way to get him is when he wants to come and is ready to hop in a taxi or bus. All longer planning will fail.

2016/01/06(Wed)
7:43   ADHS-boy    Where are you now ?
7:43   ADHS-boy    Now i going to BKK
7:44   ADHS-boy    i will go to khao san with you 
U want to go with me for tonight B ?
8:05   Christian       In Saigon. Back 13 Jan.

2016/01/09(Sat)
19:23 ADHS-boy    Where are you now ?
19:31 Christian       Saigon Vietnam
19:44 ADHS-boy    Ohmm ok 
19:50 ADHS-boy    Heyy what time you come BK to room ? Next time i will go to room U
19:51 Christian       13 Jan
19:55 ADHS-boy    - - ok

2016/01/11(Mon)
21:53 ADHS-boy    Hello
21:53 ADHS-boy    Where are you now
21:53 Christian       Good evening
21:53 Christian       In Hanoi, Vietnam. And you?
21:54 ADHS-boy    😨
21:54 ADHS-boy    In thailand now haha
21:54 ADHS-boy    [Sticker]

2016/01/12(Tue)
22:20 ADHS-boy    Miss
22:21 Christian       Miss you too.
22:23 ADHS-boy    What are you doing
22:48 Christian       Packing for flight tomorrow.
23:02 ADHS-boy    Okk

2016/01/13(Wed)
24:35 ADHS-boy    Goodnight

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2016/01/14(Thu)
18:00 ADHS-boy    Hello
18:00 ADHS-boy    Where r u
18:00 ADHS-boy    Now
18:49 Christian       Bangkok Ladprao
18:59 ADHS-boy    What time you come to room
19:00 Christian       23 or midnight. Go buy fruit on Klong Toey market 22-23
19:00 ADHS-boy    Okk see you 00.00
20:37 ADHS-boy    Heyy i going to room u now by Bus 😂
20:38 Christian       I will be back morning l midnight
20:39 ADHS-boy    Oh my god
20:39 ADHS-boy    [Sticker]
20:58 Christian       Ladprao now, then go to Klong Toey buy fruit.
20:58 ADHS-boy    You not go to room ?
20:59 Christian       After market I go home
21:00 ADHS-boy    Ok you at home you chat take me ok
21:02 Christian       Yes
21:03 ADHS-boy    [Sticker]
21:24 ADHS-boy    On BTS now
21:24 Christian       I'm on bus.
21:25 ADHS-boy    Bts Chit Lom now
21:25 ADHS-boy    Go to room u
21:47 ADHS-boy    Where r u ?
21:51 Christian       Wait for MRT, go to Klong Toey market.
21:53 ADHS-boy    I'm on 
22:01 ADHS-boy    Satronu now
22:10 ADHS-boy    Hello
22:13 Christian       I'm at Klong Toey market.
22:15 ADHS-boy    Come now TT
22:15 ADHS-boy    I'm hot at door room U
(The weeks after we first met I would have rushed back to my room as soon as I realize he is really on the way, not any more.)
22:21 Christian       At market, back in 1 hour.
22:31 ADHS-boy    In 7 Now (7/11 near my place)
22:47 ADHS-boy    Hello w r u n
(w r u n -> Where are you now. Nice abbreviation!)
22:49 Christian       Going home now
22:50 ADHS-boy    Okk i Wait you in 7
22:52 ADHS-boy    You come to home By ?
22:52 Christian       Walking
22:53 ADHS-boy    Oh my god OO
22:54 ADHS-boy    At klong Toey to home Really?
23:12 ADHS-boy    TT
23:13 Christian       Coming, 7 now
23:13 ADHS-boy    Come too door
23:13 ADHS-boy    I see you

That’s ADHS-boy being 1h 45 minutes early, to compensate for estimated 12 no-show and 1 day 5 h late in the course of 2015.

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2016/02/06(Sat)
20:44 ADHS-boy    Hola
20:47 Christian       Hello
20:49 ADHS-boy    What are you doing now
20:50 Christian       Bus to sanam luang
20:50 Christian       And you?
20:50 ADHS-boy    At to working now
20:51 ADHS-boy    With freind
20:51 ADHS-boy    Haha
20:51 ADHS-boy    And sister
20:52 ADHS-boy    ? You going
20:52 Christian       Bus to sanam luang
(deliberately just copy and past from above)
20:53 ADHS-boy    U going to room
20:53 Christian       Bus to sanam luang
(deliberately just copy and past from above)
20:53 ADHS-boy    Ohmm okkk

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2016/02/15(Mon)
21:46 ADHS-boy    Holla
22:14 Christian       Hello
22:15 ADHS-boy    What are you doing
22:44 Christian       KlonKlong toey market
22:45 ADHS-boy    Ok
22:45 ADHS-boy    Want to go to room you
22:46 ADHS-boy    Missed Call
22:46 ADHS-boy    Missed Call
22:46 ADHS-boy    [Voice Message]
22:46 Christian       Can
22:47 Christian       Can't talk now
22:47 ADHS-boy    What time you  come to roon
22:47 ADHS-boy    Room
22:47 ADHS-boy    Missed Call
22:47 Christian       I will be back in 1 hour
22:47 Christian       See you then
22:47 ADHS-boy    Now i'ma here smukpakran now
22:48 ADHS-boy    I will go by bus
22:48 Christian       Yes
22:48 ADHS-boy    Number 25
22:48 Christian       Or 507
22:49 ADHS-boy    I'm at room you for time 01:00
22:49 ADHS-boy    You ok
22:59 Christian       Ok. I'm walking back now. Duo you want too stay over night?
22:59 ADHS-boy    Yes
23:00 ADHS-boy    Ok i go now
23:21 Christian       Home now. Wait for your.
23:41 ADHS-boy    I'ma sorry christian i have to go tormmow time 21:00 tonight my mom she calling me Blak to home now i not free sorry i can't go tormmow are you ok
23:42 Christian       Ok. Good night.
23:42 X Nov2015   Sorry goodnight see you tormmow
23:42 X Nov2015   [Sticker]

Not unhappy about how that turned out. If he had come, nothing to gain, it would only inconvenience me (stay up and wait for him when I want to sleep) and cost me money. Invited him nonetheless to show my commitment. This is European thinking: adding up good deeds. But I don't think he tracks realized and failed meetings, so I can as well tell I'm not free when a visit would inconvenience me (and that would be as little as having to wait 1 hour for him to come when I want to go to bed at midnight).

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Addendum. Couldn’t make this up. My interpretation of following chat in short: His parents have an argument. He wants to stay at my place over night, and bring his mother along. Alternatively, he needs 2000 Baht to travel with his mother to his home province. Then lowers to 700. Then loses interest.

2016/02/20(Sat)

23:21 ADHS-boy    Where are you
23:21 ADHS-boy    Now
23:21 Christian       Silom
23:21 Christian       And you?
23:21 ADHS-boy    I want to go room you with mom
23:22 Christian       You want to come to my room? I'm free.
23:23 ADHS-boy    Yes tonight i with mom accident...??
23:23 Christian       Mom?
23:23 ADHS-boy    Yes
23:23 Christian       What happened?
23:25 ADHS-boy    Heavy solutions wiht dad now
23:26 ADHS-boy    She cry
23:26 ADHS-boy    She want to go out
23:26 ADHS-boy    With me
23:26 Christian       You want to come with your mom?
23:27 ADHS-boy    Yes but i with mom Know where to go 
23:28 Christian       I'm in Silom. Will be home in 1 hour.
23:28 ADHS-boy    Ok
23:28 ADHS-boy    What do you thing
23:28 ADHS-boy    Think
23:29 Christian       Yes, you can stay over night.
23:30 ADHS-boy    But me not sure
23:31 ADHS-boy    I'ma helpless now
23:31 ADHS-boy    Out of ideas
23:37 Christian       I don't understand.
23:38 ADHS-boy    Christian
23:40 Christian       Write in Thai please.
23:42 ADHS-boy    I want money 2000 baht can you help me  
I want to go to Country
23:42 ADHS-boy    With mom
23:42 Christian       No sorry, no money.
23:43 ADHS-boy    Realy
23:44 ADHS-boy    700 baht yes or No
23:45 ADHS-boy    I had the car to the countryside
23:45 Christian       No money. But you can sleep in my room.
23:45 ADHS-boy    But i No money
23:46 ADHS-boy    No i'm in Samut Prakan
23:47 ADHS-boy    Help me help me please
23:47 ADHS-boy    I really TT
23:48 Christian       Take bus. It's cheap.
23:49 ADHS-boy    Bus routes Now and then
(nothing more)

Haven't heard from him since. But I'm sure he will be back sometime.

Copyright 2016 ChristianPFC

Monday, 22 February 2016

Basalt columns in Phrae province

Basalt columns in Phrae province

When lava solidifies, it can form columns of regular geometrical shapes. Hexagonal is most common.



How I got there:
I went from Sawan Khalok สวรรคโลก to Sri Satchanalai ศรีสัชนาลัย by bus, to find that there is no public transport in that direction. Hence switch to hitchhiking (along hwy 101 to the begin of hwy 1177, then to the begin of hwy 1125 and walk to begin of hwy 4039 at km marker 1 of hwy 1125) and finally rent mocy with driver at the village (250 Baht return 10 km each way including 1 hour walking around). There is an infrequent bus from Phrae แพร่ to Wang Chin วังชิ้น which should pass on hwy 1125.


Gate on hwy 1125 km 1 (31 km to Wang Chin, 66 km to Long ลอง, 43 km to Sri Satchanalai, 54 km to Den Chai เด่นชัย) to hwy 4039 (near Wat Amorn Tham วัดอมรธรรม). Google maps has shorter accesses elsewhere from highway, I drove past but didn't see signs.




10 km further, entrance to area with columns.



View from visitor parking (with pavilion and toilet) at location
17.8364523,99.8031279 = 17°50'11.2"N 99°48'11.3"E
to first hill:



First hill Chao Archya Hill ม่อนเจ้าอาจญา:



Second hill strangely columns not vertical like elsewhere:





Third and most impressive hill ม่อนสะเดาะเคราะห์. I guess the indentation is man-made to show the columns clearly. The white stain is from rubbing powder to read future lottery numbers?







All in walking distance (total 500 m round trip) from car park and suitable for everyone if you can walk on uneven ground. No other visitors during my stay (about 1 hour). The place could do with some maintenance in form of removing plants and dry leaves that cover the rocks.


I found out about this place by chance from the internet 

(it's not in the standard English or Thai language guidebooks I know):
http://www.bloggang.com/mainblog.php?id=sky-thesea&month=25-09-2010&group=13&gblog=4 (looks more impressive here without plants, leaves and white powder)
http://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorcycling/topic/some-interesting-things-to-see-in-the-north (visit during rainy season, more green)
http://www.phrae.go.th/tem/tip/nature_phrae/nature4.html
http://www.tiewpakklang.com/miracle-thailand/726/
Sometimes called Mon Hin Kong ม่อนหินกอง
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi_Pan_Nam_Range


Similar structures can be found all around the world:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_with_columnar_jointed_volcanics

The most popular is Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant's_Causeway

There is one more in Thailand in Trat province at
Wat Mueang Kao Saen Tum วัดเมืองเก่าแสนตุ่ม
http://patricklepetit.jalbum.net/TRAT/Wat Mueang Kao Saen Tum/index.html
http://woodychannel.com/tag/วัดเมืองเก่าแสนตุ่ม


Update 14.03.2016
A friend posted pictures on facebook of columnar basalt at   
น้ำตกคลองไทร
อุทยานแห่งชาติไทรทอง

อำเภอ ภักดีชุมพล จังหวัด ชัยภูมิ  
but I couldn't find any corroboration on the internet 
Update 06.04.2016
the above is น้ำตกเสาอัคนี วิเชียรบุรี in Phetchabun province
http://www.bangkokbiznews.com/news/detail/665865 

And two in Vietnam:
The Cliff of Stone Plates (Ghềnh Đá Dĩa) near Tuy Hòa city, Phú Yên Province, Vietnam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganh_Da_Dia
Dray Nur Waterfall (not in the wikipedia list)
http://phuots2.blogspot.com/2015/05/thac-dray-nur-ve-ep-huyen-thoai-giua.html
http://asiabooking.com.vn/chiem-nguong-ve-dep-cua-thac-dray-nur-2105g.html

There are more interesting stone formations in Phrae province (Phae Mueang Phi being the most famous; coral mountain in Doi Pha Klong national park) and temples and old houses, and it's a convenient stop (railway) on the way to Nan/Phayao/Chiang Rai, and I somehow like the town (there are many beautiful old houses with information tables in English and Thai, no Western influence visible in town - didn't spot any McDonald's or Starbucks, shopping malls are out of town) I will be back some time. Previous trip to Phrae:

http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2015/05/wat-phra-that-suthon-monkhon-khiri-in.html

Update: one with waterfall in Indonesia 
Takapala Malino Takapala Water Fall South Sulawesi.

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Friday, 19 February 2016

Hunting for food

Hunting for food

There is some special food that is not widely available, I have to buy it at the few places where it is available.

From top to bottom, left to right: physalis, kumquat, mao berry juice, pumpkin chips, sala loy gaew.



Physalis (the Thai call them cape gooseberry เคพกูสเบิร์รี due to their origin from South Africa), slightly sour taste.




Kumquat ส้มกัมควอท or ส้มจี๊ด
somchíd or ส้มกืมจ๊อ look like mini oranges, but slightly sour taste and can be eaten with peel. Label: Thanaton Orchard สวนส้มธนาธร www.tntorchard.com. I spotted them by chance at a market in Ramkhamhaeng, as an ingredient for salad and asked staff where they bought them. Haven't seen them anywhere else (checked Klong Toey, Nang Loeng, Bobe market).

Physalis and kumquat keep 2 weeks in refrigerator (check if there are any rotten before storing). They come from Chiang Mai province and are available during cold season.

Availability and prices:

Physalis 500 g for 100 Baht in Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 5, Silom Soi 7 (Narathiwat end) (both close to sky bridge of BTS Chong Nonsi), On Nut (between Sukhumvit and Big C On Nut), Nang Loeng market, Chinatown (2nd hand information), Makro Ladprao, Doi Inthanon roadside.

Kumquat 500 g 25 Baht Makro Ladprao (only place I know). Those I bought on 15.02.2016 seemed to be the same batch as those from 25.01.2016, and there were only two bags left on 15.02.

Mao berry juice 200 ml 35 Baht OTOP shop Sakon Nakon. Sometimes spelled mulberry มัลเบอรี่, the plant used to feed silk caterpillars.

Pumpkin chips (don't remember where exactly I bought them, Khlong Padung Krung Gasem floating market?).

Sala loy gaew สละลอยแก้ว glass with total 470 g contents 100 Baht Tourism Fair Lumpini Park January 2016. From Chantaburi province. (I tried to remove the label, but glue is insoluble in water.)

No physalis or kumquat in:
Max Value Gateway Ekkama, Foodland Patpong, Makro Narathiwat, Big C Saphan Khwai.

I would be grateful if readers could point out where I can get any of those above.

For my favorite food from England and Germany see here:
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-favorite-food-from-england.html
http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-favorite-food-from-germany.html

Update: In Chumpon (bus stop at highway) I had fragrant banana cake เด็กกล้วยหอม, which was delicious. Would like to get this in Bangkok as well. 


Update 5jan2017: physalis 300 g 69 THB and kumquat 500 g (no price, probably 25 THB) in Makro Narathiwas Ratchanakarin.

I had significant losses (about 30%) of physalis bought on street market (Nov 2016 to Jan 2017) to mildew. Best to take them out of the bag and discard rotten ones, and spread the others and check regularly.


Update 14jan2017: physalis 300 g 89 THB (reduced from 99) and kumquat 500 g 29 THB in Tops at corner Sathorn / Narathiwas Ratchanakarin (near Chong Nonsi BTS).

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Gay activities Jan 2016


Gay activities Jan 2016

01.01.2016
Seed 00:37-2:57. Up to 20 customers, some cute. Receptionist tells me they have no towels at the moment. Knowing the poor state the showers are in, I showered at home before going. Hook up with a boy in darkroom: brown skin (can judge skin color despite poor light; white skin reflects more light), slim, warm and dry skin. He sucks me, another boy fucks him, others join for groping, wanking, sucking. A little orgy and I’m right in the middle (have my lips on the boy’s neck or shoulders, my hands on his chest, abdomen or butt or the boy who fucks him’s balls).

Unfortunately there is no dedicated cocksucker amongst the audience, several have a try, but none sucks long enough for me to cum (in mouth, everything else would be messy and a waste of cum). However a boy comes over my chest, so I have to go down to reception (nude, with cum on my body) and ask for a towel, fortunately now towels available, and take shower in their very poor facilities (cold water, bucket and scoop). In better light, the boy I had in dark room did not look that inviting. Spend some time on internet, then continue touring the place. Another boy is interested, looks cute and slim, warm and dry skin, so we go on balcony and he fucks me. 

Finally I am getting the concept of darkroom: skin color is not that important, neither is cute face. By chance, discover the switch for fan in top dark room: it’s the automatic fuse below ceiling next to bathroom door (no light at all in bathroom). Considering that nothing else there gets repaired when broken, I could switch it off then break off the handle.

Update: the day after by chance I read their Line, staff posted a message: There is a Farang with big cock, which coincides with my visit.

Continue to Farose 2 3:16-4:42. Over 50 customers, music level in karaoke now bearable without holding my ears when passing through. Several cute boys. 4 adult cats and 3 kitten on rooftop kitchen. Have dinner there, food spicy as usual. Hook up with a cute boy and find a room that has recently been renovated and light works! Spend some quality time there, he wants to fuck me but doesn’t get hard, finally he wanks me and I cum. A very positive encounter, a lot of fore play, dark brown warm and dry skin, great butt, neck, shoulder, chest, abs; however a body hair problem. He seems to be aware of this (pubes shaved but partially grown back, unpleasant feeling on my skin). In Bangkok only one day, from Nakon Sawan. I have been to Nakon Sawan once, will go back on the next occasion! (Update: Went to see the boy on 9.-11.02.2016, everything fine.)

Taxi home, but my day is not over yet. Friend reported he runs in Lumpini park in the morning and there are cute boys. Go for a run 5:27-6:43, number of visitors from over 100 to over 500 estimated, spot two boys I would take for free. (Similar in the evening, I went running around 6 pm a few times, 1000 people in the park and up to 5 so-so boys.) That was the first sunrise I witnessed this year, and I hope it is the only.

Sunday 03.01.2016 Phnom Penh Cambodia
Amam spa. While I take shower, a hand reaches into my shower cubicle. I grope back: slim body, no body hair, warm and dry skin. Follow him to private room (overlooking the internet corner, has enough light). After some foreplay, he beckons me to wait (very limited English, we didn’t speak much) and comes back with condoms and we have a good time.

Later at night an acquaintance from facebook comes to visit me in my room. After some chat he takes action and we have a good time, although I cannot cum again. First boyfriend candidate this year, a Cambodian for a change. First encounter via facebook (he is a friend's friend and messaged me).

Life is cruel and unjust: two opportunities for sex hours apart, and then days without anything.

Sunday 10.01.2016 Saigon Vietnam
A boy from hornet comes to my room. Bordercase, but he makes the first step so I won’t let him down. Wild and kinky which is not so much my style.

Saturday 16.01.2016
Seed 00:01-01:06. Over 20 customers, some bordercases. Candlelight (for romantique or electrical failure not repaired?). Same staff now (before new staff every time I went). Nude day only partially observed, several customers in underwear.

Farose 2 01:28-04:32. Brimming with over 100 customers throughout my stay. Much more smoking (cigarettes) than ever before, and many customers fully dressed. There is a show (ladyboy lipsync and boys dancing in costumes). Some other Farang. Several bordercases.

One cute boy Tan is fully dressed in disco and smile at me. Later undresses to underwear (nice) and have some touching (warm and dry skin). He dances long time, and I wonder if it’s worth waiting or go home. But then he leaves and does not come back, and I rush through the sauna hoping to find him. Finally, in the floor with rooms I find him and his friends. It takes a while, but then we go to a room and have a nice time. Ask for his locker number so I can put my name card in his locker. No call. The whole episode looks like I have been at the receiving end of a pity fuck.

Missed call from unknown number while I was in Seed. Z is in front of my building and he sees light (but that’s from a friend who stays over night, I tell him I’m in Ramkhamhaeng). When I’m in taxi coming back, call from an unknown number and I don’t recognize the voice. He does not reply his name or location, but tells me he is in front of my building. When I arrive I see Z waiting, he had the security guard call me. That means he waited 4 hours (00:30 to 4:30), because he has nowhere else to go, or everyone else is sleeping already.

He seems to be down emotionally and asks me to hug him, so I give him a long hug. I get stung by mosquitoes and ponder what to do next. He had some alcohol, I can smell it. There is a vacant room in the building (I saw daytime security guard with a potential renter), but nighttime security doesn’t have keys. Z grabs an empty beer bottle from the security guard’s booth and I wonder if he wants to hit me with it, or smash it to threaten me, or cut himself with shards (he has some scars that seem to be from self-harm). Security guard takes it out of his hand. I tell Z he can sleep on the floor (in the hallway, not in my room!) and let him in, give him water and bananas, pillow and duvet. He returns it the morning and leaves.

Later I wonder: if he is really desperate, he could set fire to my bedlinen in front of my wooden door and cause significant disturbance and damage. Who will be liable for the damage?

Sunday 17.01.2016
Meet friend and go to Soi 4 for drink (about 20:30-22:05).

The most popular gay hangout, but it’s a tourist trap. It’s in all guidebooks and internet, and everyone goes there, and so did I religiously during my first holidays, with this nagging impression “What am I doing here? It’s shit! But why are all the others here?” that was confirmed a few months ago by chat with a friend who thinks the same.

Today music level was ok, we didn’t have to shout at each other. Sitting outside, you have fan blowing (I hate air drafts), and if you are particularly unlucky someone on the neighboring table smokes. Crowded on Sunday night (can’t blame them for that). If there is any cute boy, invariably in company of a Farang.

This visit served merely to confirm above findings: Soi 4 is not my style. But I get free gay maps and magazines from there, and walk through when I’m in the area, so once per year it’s appropriate to order a drink.

Then stroll Soi 6, 8, Patpong, Surawong, Twilight. Drink prices have risen since my last stroll in December 2015:

Tawan 400, Screw Boys 300 unchanged, Hotmale 380, Dream Boys 450 (unchanged, but was 500 during highest season), X-Size 360, Classic 350 unchanged, Fresh Boys 380 (now 400 Feb 2016), X-Boys 400.

Proud 66 massage in Surawong is gone. My business with this massage in 2013 is described here: http://www.gaybuttonthai.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5740
And there was one particularly persistent boy who used to grab my arm every time I walked past. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

The boys I consider cutest from Bangkok and Bonny Massage and Scorpion bar play pool under X-Size Bar. I have said it before, it’s detrimental for business, a boy who plays pool there does not attract customers to his venue and does not earn money. It might be they had a customer already that day, and at those prices one is all they need and now squander the money?

Tuesday 19.01.2016
Another picture of stolen underwear appears on the boy who tried to steal my camera's facebook:


 
(I have lost track of how many sexy underwear I have, so when I see it on his facebook I think "that's mine!" and go through my collection and can't find it.)
 
Dinner with friend at Yodpiman, then Pak Klong Talad Flower Market, then Bangkok Light of Happiness. Split afterwards, friend goes home, I go to Saranrom.

Saranrom 20:52 -22:03. Count 13 boys, one of them cute. His phone was stolen but I get is facebook. Give the cute boy and a friend 100 Baht each for happy new year.

The area is being gentrified: old buildings have been renovated and now have shops/cafes/restaurants. The amulet market is gone (info from friend, not confirmed). Homeless people who camped there and had a small shop for second hand books (!) and drinks are gone. All detrimental to business.

Taxi home, but get out already at end of Sathorn Soi 1 to walk the rest. Walk past Z who is sitting on the kurb stone with a girl (Thai, about 10 years old?) next to him and nobody else around. He holds his hand out, so I stop and shake it. He points to the girl, so I say and hello and wave to her as well.
“She lost her mum.”
“How did that happen?”
That might be one of his tricks, and neither my rent contract nor my visa status allow me to run an orphanage, and my parole officer wouldn’t be trilled either, so I wave goodbye and leave to their destiny.

At least I thought so. About an hour later, a knock on my door. Can’t see anyone through the peek hole (he did that before, staying on the side so I can’t see him!), chain my door before opening. It’s Z who wants to sleep in front of my room again. I can smell he had a cigarette recently. Hand him pillow, duvet, water, but do not unchain the door.

Another boy will stay with me later that night. When he arrives, the door downstairs is locked, so I throw him my key down through the window and he climbs over sleeping Z to get into my room.

The question is: is Z just trying to manipulate me again or in a real emergency? “Cry wolf” comes to my mind, he has lied and tried to manipulate me so many times.

Other people in the building will notice him in front of my door and might tell my landlord. Better I tell her myself and get a decease note, so I can tell Z my landlord forbids me to let him sleep in front of my room.

In the morning, he is just gone (better than knocking and waking me up!):


Update: asked a Thai friend who works nearby and whom I have seen with Z. He does not know him (Z) well, but thinks he genuinely seems to have no money, no job, no place to stay.

Friday 22.01.2016
Spot Z with new shirt and customer.

Seed 23:21-00:13. Over 20 customers throughout, one bordercase. But the cashier is cute and seems interested, so I give him a hug and we end up having foreplay on the floor behind reception, but don’t take it any further. Exchange Line.

Saturday 23.01.2016
On a research mission for abandoned cinemas, I spot a group of boys near Chan theater. One says hello, so I join for a chat. The cutest of them, Fluk, leaves shortly after by mocy before I can exchange contact information (at least I have his name). (Update: went back two weeks later, the boy was there again, exchange Line.)

Seed 00:27-01:23. Over 20 customers. Nude day, but most customers in towel. I found some activated light sticks in front of (former Lumpini boxing stadium, had a music festival that night) and brought them to Seed and spread them in dark areas. Now the bathroom on top floor is usable with light stick (before there was no light at all).

Farose 2 01:47-03:29. Busy, there is a show about 2 to 3 am. Several nice underwear or nice bodies. 

Monday 25.01.2016
Chatted up some cute Burmese boys at Klong Toey market in Dec 2015 and exchanged Line. One of them SL wants to practice English, and today is the day. Agree to meet at his workplace. He isn't there when I arrive, but comes about 15 minutes later. He wants to go to my room (his room is too small or dirty), that's a first. 

On the way to bus stop, one of his friends YY joins us (that must have been planned, if I had taken him another way, what then?), which is fine for me, the more the merrier. SL can read and write English, but doesn't know Thai; whereas YY can speak (but not read and write) Thai, but doesn't know English. We spend about 1.5 hours in my room talking in slow and basic English (I and SL, YY quiet). 

I wouldn't throw either of them out of bed to let my dog in, but I was hitting on another boy YW (had his Line, but he has gone quiet) who is gorgeous. SL stays with 3 friends, have to try to get access to their room next time. Offer them hot shower in my bathroom, free WiFi, internet, whatever.

Update Feb: 3 failed meetings (chat the day before and again in the morning, intention to meet, then slow in reply, message read and not answered, no show). At least it comes at no opportunity cost: the boys work 8pm to 6am, so we meet around 10am-12, a time where I'm alone in my room and I'm not missing anything waiting for him in vain.

Wednesday 27.-Sunday 31.01.2016
Narathiwat and Pattani, separately.

Summary:
8 sauna visits 4 x Seed, 3 x Farose 2, Amam Spa Phnom Penh, (many more in Vietnam, will be posted separately)
1 boy from facebook in Phnom Penh
1 boy from hornet in Saigon 
1 visit to Saranrom
5 free sex, no paid sex.
No gogo bar, no massage, no prostitution!
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