Side note on the Massage Post

Tasanai and I were having lunch at a local restaurant  – “Jerusalem Falafel” ( it’s great for Mediterranean food) and Tasanai spotted an article pinned on the wall about a special massage being offered.  After reading the article I decided to try it out so we call to set an appointment.  We were told that their office was in San Sai District about 25 Km from Chiang Mai and the lady’s daughter would meet us at the local City Hall.  When we met at the parking lot, the daughter exclaimed that our car used to be hers – she recognize the license plate even though the car had been painted another color – what a shock – we had just bought it and here we meet the previous owner. 

Anyway we followed her to the office and meet Ni , her mother – she showed us where she had dented the car and it was still there – everyone was really surprise – was it a coincidence or divine assistance.  I’ll leave that question up to you – I think it was the latter.  I needed her services and now we had something in common – in addition she needed some support and help with her web advertising – right up our alley – It’s a small world isn’t it.

Tasanai says that they Ni and He both honor the same Spirit and so the connection is very strong – What’s your comment?

Ciao   Frank

Massage – unique and amazing

Sawasdee Khrap again

Lot to report this week – I also went to a unique and amazing massage given by  Khun ‘Ni’ (nickname)  actually  Bunjong Phan – with 28 years experience in Thai Massage and former specialist at Tao Garden Health Resort.   Called a genital health massage it is offered for both men and women – in men it’s prostrate and low circulation problems,  for women I didn’t ask !!  Takes a hour and a half and includes a full body herbal hot compress using Thai herbs.  

Great – I feel better, my legs don’t hurt as much as before – it seemed to help my back problem, relieved the strain and pressure and definitely increased my  libido.  I have a book she gave me, explaining the full Tao Massage and this specialty called  “Karsai Nei Tsang”.

Karsai Nei Tsang addresses the common problems associated with the sexual organs.  Blockages from the entanglement of nerves and circulatory vessels and accumulation of sedimentation or coagulation in the groin area, weakened or constricted muscle or ligament tissues,  and harding or constriction in respective organs interfere with circulation and thereby healthy functions diminish.  This is a massage of the glands and sexual organs  – not a ‘sexual’ massage.  In addition it’s quite effective in alleviating lower back pain, improving the body’s alignment, and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and increasing general vitality.  AND IT WORKS.

Tasanai is preparing a full page in the AsianCoOp web site for her – check it out – get your teeth fixed, great massage and vacation — Come on over




Your Crown and Vacation

Sawasdee Khrap

Want a vacation in Thailand?    Do you need to have dental work done?   Why not combine the two and get them both for the same price.  If you have to have major dental work done – have it done in Thailand.

For examples:

 Tasanai just got a new crown for a molar and it cost us 8,000 Baht, that’s US $200 – and what great service the dentist took 1 1/2 hr just preparing the tooth for the crown , making a mold and installing a temporary filling  – next Saturday he will install the crown – a semi-precious metal (platinum) insert and a porcelain crown –   The last time I checked that would cost about &1000 US – quite a savings – USE it for a plane ticket and see beautiful Thailand at the same time.

I had my teeth cleaned – 200 Baht  US  $5 —– in the States I pay $78 each time —

We have a great dentist here — Dr. Warut Muttarak DDS.  and his wife.  She is a dentist too , so gentle, she did my cleaning and I am really sensitive – didn’t feel a thing.  First time I felt like I WANTED to go to a dentist.

Anyway I just had to post this – check it out.

Tasanai is going to add a page to the website for the Dentist Office – you can look for it here.





Update on Store

Here’s the latest on the web-site store.  Still cannot get a good shopping cart program to integrate with the blog – by integrate I mean easy to program into the blog and easy to find products when searching.  So far I can only find a stand alone very complicated shopping cart software, it is intended for stores that have a lot of items and categories – of our store with just a few different products it’s overkill and much too difficult to use by the shoppers.  I am trying to see how I can have links to just the product pages shown on the blog and run the store from a separate site  – maybe that will work.  I have had a lot of inquires about purchasing the artist products I have show on the blog and so I will try to get this working.  Please bear with me –


Just a local walk

Sawasdee Khrap

We have been staying at home lately, or at least I have been, Tasanai had been in Lampang twice so far this month to video record several events. His business is really taking off, getting more and more requests. I think I mentioned before, his new business is providing a Portfolio of 2 Kodak paper 8×10 prints, 15 ink-jet proof sheets with 4 ea images and a 2 hour DVD of each project. He gets 2000 Baht or $50 for each project and then gets orders for enlargements and Kodak prints. So far a nice side business. He’s done 4–5 so far.

So he’s in Lampang now and I decided to take a short walk from the condo and get some shots of Wat Monthain. It’s just down the street at the moat. Let’s see, I’d say that’s about in the left half of the inside of the north side of the moat – Better yet – here is a Google Map: It’s a big file so it will take time to see the expanded view.


I hope you can see everything ; We presently live at HillSide4 at the top left of the map and used to live at the Lotus Hotel (bottom left next to the big shopping center Kad Suan Kaew). You can also see Simon’s (upper right area) – that’s the best “Ladyboy” show in Thailand and the YMCA – that’s a hotel actually, not bad, I stayed there last year when I visited Chiang Mai.

Oh Ya – Wat Monthain, look for it in the lower right area – here are some shots of it.IMG_4813AIMG_4824


You have to be here to really see the colors – I’ll have some more later – Ciao