Mike & Pop House Blessing–Si Sa Ket

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IMG_1926Drove to Khunhan, Si Sa Ket for the Monk Blessing for Mike Bloss and Pop’s new house – 600 KM from Pattaya – 11.5 hour drive up – very heavy traffic – but only a 7 hour return trip.  Ted & Toss , Mark (from Florida) and myself as driver.

Mike had hired a band, girl dancers, stage setup for 5 hr during the day after the monk ceremony and blessing – great crowd – locals from this village and the adjoining one.  Here are some casual shots – used the G15 so I’m not used to it – also I took most shots standing up and looking down – bad photography – sorry but just taking snaps









IMG_2000Great day, Great weather, Great crowd, just a wonderful day with food , blessing, entertainment and friends – Thanks Mike and Pop for inviting us.  Now you can look forward to a bright and happy future.



Camera died after Son & Kevin’s shoot

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Got back from the beach with Son & Kevin and had a short photo shoot – then problems with the 7D – apparently some water entered the body at Sai Kaew Beach and shorted out the motherboard – at least that is what the camera repair tech thinks from first look – hoping to have it back in 2 weeks – maybe just in time for New Year’s parties.  Anyway !!!


Maybe next year I can get them back for a better session – I have my Excella Flash setup up for sale and if I sell it I will purchase a set of LED light boxes  – in confined space I think they will work better than the Casa 250’s.   The flashes are very strong and in tight spots really easy to develop hot spots in the images – with light banks I should have more better luck .


A performance of "Mathemagic" – and other talks

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Here one that will blow your mind – Capture

Listen closely and he will explain how he does it -  it helps to rewind a few times to catch it all.  Good luck – click on the image to view the talk – I think it’s about 15 min long.

Or this one on saving the world’s eco-system using mushrooms:

Capture2“Ted” has some amazing talks presented and all are free to view – again click on the image to view the talk and make sure to bookmark the site so you can stay abreast of the newest developments in science. 

I find them fascinating – and they cover all facets of everyday life.

A few more from Sai Kaew

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_MG_6607_MG_6682_MG_6679_MG_6636It was a fun afternoon – we turned a lot of heads, raised a lot of eyebrows and had a great time – at least the boys did – many families on the beach and I think they thought we were doing a swim wear photo shoot  – a couple of them just stood out of range and watched.  Kevin was more shy but Son was just a showman – he had a lot of fun playing to the camera – great, erotic poses – don’t you think ?


Kevin & Son to Sai Kaew Beach

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Beach was really crowded, at least 800 or so when we got there – so we headed to the far end where it was less populated – Had lunch at the restaurant – some nice Chinese eye candy – for me , the boys didn’t care – and then they went for a swim and some photos:




Then back to the condo for some inside shots – not good lighting in studio area so I only got a few images – I am working on them now and will submit to the boys for their approval before I post them – But all in all, had a great day, I got a little sunburn – they didn’t,  lot of fun both at the beach and later trying to get some couple shots.  The boys promised to come back and do the shoot again when the lighting is better.  We did raise a few eyebrows at the beach though – Angry smile – don’t you wish you could have been there ?

Oops – just noticed I got the horizon slanted on a couple of images – I’ll correct later  – apparently just concentrating on the boys and missed it –


Home Sickness

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Home-sicknessI know many boys who have had the chance to visit other countries and live there a short time – but always looking out side  – It was not Thailand.  Home sickness was always there – it’s a common saying here   “You can take the boy out of the bar but you can never take the bar out of the boy”  – the same is with anyone’s home land – home sickness, however small, is still there.  Culture, landscapes, sights and sounds, smells linger in the mind -  The image above showing a Thai boy staring out the window to what could be a European or Western setting reminds me of this and my own occasional feelings.    Agree ?


Turpentine vs. Holy Water

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A little boy was sitting on the footpath with a bottle of Turpentine.  He was shaking it up and watching all the bubbles.

A Priest came along and asked the little boy what he had.  The little boy said, ‘This is the most powerful liquid in the world; it’s called Turpentine.’

The Priest said, ‘No, the most powerful liquid in the world is Holy Water.  If you rub it on a pregnant woman’s belly, she’ll pass a healthy baby.’

The little boy replied, ‘If you rub turpentine on a cat’s arse, he’ll pass a Harley-Davidson!’



Ted — be sure you subscribe and watch

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TedWe all need exercise and exercising the brain is the best way to say alert and healthy.  Best way is to regularly listen to “TED talks” – Amazing information that will astound you.  For example:Smart Animals - Ted

Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos – this is amazing –

And I am sure I have seen some early ancestors right here in Pattaya – maybe you have too – we are not that far from their evolution – watch the next time you venture outside.

Vets and Doctors

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don’t

And this one – check out my category on medicine and hospitals  – we just throw drugs at any ailment  without really talking to the patient or checking to see what the real underlying cause is – These are 2 great “talks” – check out the rest –


Morning Reflections

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_MG_6426-Edit-2-cutout-2Here a modification of one from the past – I see it as depicting the early morning colors and reflections – a wood cut graphic – I would also think the addition of a frame with dimension and depth would center the eye and lift this into a more powerful dynamic presentation.  -  What are your comments ?   I believe an image is only ‘good’ if it invokes meaning and a story in the viewers mind – What is the back story it it brings to you ?


Chaturbate and Cam4

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I can’t for the life of me figure out why there aren’t more Asians on these sites – ( although Camfrog is very popular  ).   I have watched many young men   ( boys, as they are called here )  on these sites pile up in excess of 2,000 – 6,000 tokens in in tips for 2 – 3 hours playing.  That’s  redeemable for $100 – $300 in tips for each performance each day – and the tippers signup as followers so they can watch each day.  Amazing, that could be equivalent to anywhere from 90 – 180,000 Baht a month, and never leave their rooms, contact any disease, or have to put up with any “sado” or fat, old farangs.  Yet the money-boys ( and ladies and lady-boys for that matter)  still plié their trade on the beaches and seedy clubs around Thailand and the world, subject to diseases, abuse and long hours for a lot less.  Just a Internet connection and a laptop computer is all they would need – just a nice camera – safe and profitable.  Just a thought.   It could also be taxable income then – win-win for all.