And now to the best part of the trip – massage – I spent most of my time every day relaxing on the beach, then enjoying a great massage.
First: At Rainbow Beach (Dongtan Beach in the Jontiem Beach Area) we meet “Aud” (standing above, his phone +66–840056238) manager and his great massage team. Both John and myself had an ‘on the beach’ massage, but I really didn’t like the wind and sand while getting a massage so I retired to our hotel for a 2 hr oil massage from “Kid”. Actually several days while we were there. Heaven !!!!!!
And what a great massage – the best I have ever had, 500 Baht + tip. WOW – WOW – WOW
I asked Kid to move to Chiang Mai and promised to have a weekly massage but that wasn’t enough to make him move – even if I paid 1000 Baht each – he is really booked at the beach and you will need reservations to get in line. Call first.
John said he also got a great massage from “Tan” – not from the beach but from a shop near Boyztown – I meet Tan one evening while we were having dinner and he gave me these photos to post – nice shots –
Next time I would love to have Tan model for me – what a build.
I also stopped by a small Club/bar near our Hotel – and meet “Por”. The Club has a massage area in the back of the bar and again I got a great massage. I did get a couple of shots of Por after the massage – sorry I don’t have his phone number or the name of the Club –
(Por – if you read this and want me to add your phone – drop me a email and I will add it to the post so others can contact you when they come town.)
Walking around the beaches, hitting the night spots and clubs, watching the boys on stage are all nice exercises but a great massage is what I live for. – how about you ?
These are some additional shots taken from the “Tower” that I forgot to add to the last post – you can see the sign and tower there – sorry for the seperation but it saves reloading the first post.
Just some random shots of the area and Dongtan Beach.
Lets start off with a great deal from Thomas Kalb, manager of Le Cafe Royale Hotel, Restaurant – Piano Bar in BoyzTown, Pattaya. He has offered to give a discount to anyone booking in the Hotel if they mention AsianCoOp in a email to him before booking. What a nice gesture.
They are the second venue on your left when you enter BoyzTown – John and I had dinner here 4 nights in a row the food was so good, Cottage Pie and Pork Chops were my favorites. I also stayed for the music and really recommend that you do not miss DK and Richard ( El Duo ). These guys were great.
From here I went next door to “Toy Boys Night Club” to see the show – and was also not disappointed. Wow – great young men, over 20 when I was there – and what eye candy. Manager “Puk” was very attentive to our needs and he did ask the boys if I could take a picture to put in the blog – Sorry, many of the boys were still going to college and didn’t want their pictures on the web – You just have to go there and see for yourself.
But while having dinner I did get a shot of some of the boys on the stage across the street at “Funny Boys” – another great venue – so many great looking boys – I hope you can make them out.
While at dinner we did meet two great guys Rak and Bier and they joined us in the street chairs watching the action and talking about Pattaya. Here are their photos. Aren’t they cute.
People are so friendly in BoyzTown – stop by for a drink, dinner or a show – meet someone to talk to have a great time – AND mention our name and get a discount at the Hotel – Thanks again Thomas.
Here is a couple of examples of photos I have done for the guys here. I have the studiio working now and have a few more boys ready to model. I’m working hard to develop shots that really show the beauty of the Asian male body. Not sure yet, how the site is going to be setup, I think just a gallery theme would be nice – (suggestions !!!) .
Please don’t ask for the models names or addresses – I will have each linked to a email address at the web-site where you can send a message to them.
So for now, I hope you enjoy some examples of some of the shots and composits I have done so far – Paintings will follow, I’m working on them now. Comments and requests are always appreciated.
Well I finally have the studio in a somewhat working order – most of the upgrade is in and I am now going to need to calibrate the lighting and determine the best backgrounds to use. I have several models lines up – I hope they will allow me to post their shots (I will start up www.gThaiStudio web-site for the more revealing shots– I’ll keep you posted).
Here are a couple of shots I made of Gabby – I posted Gabby’s web-site in a earlier post and we will be doing more in the future before he goes back to Ghana. I am also interested in seeing how he has used Photoshop and Lightroom to enhance his photos – perhaps he will allow me to post some of his creations too.
Peter from ThaiChimes sent me this one:
Finally a tool to help the sun reach everywhere for that perfect
French Riviera Suntan.
Here are some great pictures from Jerry – not sure who the actual author are but some of them have to be Photoshop doctored: Enjoy
Brian and Pong sent me some shots of Songkran from Pattaya after the so-called riots. Enjoy. That’s Pong in the green T-shirt.
SMILING in the Land of Smiles sooooooooooo plan your boy-filled get-a-way.
Here’s the winner of the contest we went to on Sunday night. Nu is working on a video DVD of the evening, at least the part we recorded, but I am not sure if we can make a flash version to show on the blog.
Nu has started to prepare himself to began entering the local school contests this coming semester. He went to the doctor for help and is well on the way to becoming Miss Tiffany.
We will keep all posted on his progress and transformation. We hope to be attending many future contest as he develops his stage presence and I will definitely try to get as many shots of all the contestants and for sure photos of all the cute boys and girls in the audience. Stay tuned.
Our friend Michael has really been busy since moving to Bali. I think he says it’s been almost a year now.
His Picasa Web Album site is great – you’ll love the photos – check it out.
Great work Michael.
I just started in earnest looking for data to help me prepare my photo studio and get some ideas for interesting shots. I have to admit that art does not come naturally to me, at least how to make a “Wow” artistic work. Taking a photo is one thing – making a great photo artistic is something else – at least for me.
I was going through the videos on YouTube and ran across this one, at least this one really caught my eye and I wanted to post it for you to see too.
I am starting to set up my studio and hope to have some shots to show, maybe next month – it will be longer before I open the studio web-site – I hope you will stay tuned to see. Anyway I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do.
I know I did.
We started out in the afternoon getting ready for a great evening – Gay Pride and all – BUT !!!!!! I’ll post about that next –
Here are some shots of Nu as he got ready for the event and parade. “Thor”, Owner of “Lanna House” – rental shop, did a wonderful job of makeup and dress. Nu wore a gold Ayutthaya (not Lanna style) style Thai dress and complemented with several purple orchids in his hairdo.
Stunning don’t you think?
I really like the simple and natural look – These are a couple of my favorites:
What do you think –
We arrived at the event area about 4:30 ish and waited for the parade setup to be announced.
Some people had already gathered and the event appeared to start off a great success. Our friend “Bird” and his crew was there in full
costume. He had prepared a balloon truck and was getting ready for a great time too. Of note was the number of policemen there – there had been rumors that a group would be trying to spoil the event.
Problems, problems, problems – what a disappointment – no parade, disrupted by the “Red Shirt Gang” supposedly protesting against gays – God, what a joke.
But this was to be Nu’s day and so I do not want to dirty this post with problems. I’ll leave you with a night shot by the Chiang Mai moat and water fountains.
Ciao —– Celebrate with Pride.
Just got back from a short trip to Bhubing Palace – just up the next mountain Doi Buak Ha, next to Doi Suthep. About 20 Km from our house.
This is the Royal family’s winter residence while they are in Chiang Mai. First built in 1961 and then enlarged to present size, it has homes for State visitors and each of the Royals.
Nu went to get some footage (video) so he could use it for backgrounds and to use as a learning tool. I got some good shots that I can turn into some great title and other backgrounds. I love this shot of a gold sign with a great reflection – so I just put it here – the rest are shots of flowers – the palace is in full bloom now.
Please enjoy the
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Each year since I have been here I have made trips to the palace and have a good collection of shots – I will try to make a slide show or video using photos from each time and show what the place looks like – maybe a video walk through.
The “Celestial Waters” reservoir has a magnificent water fountain display – especially at night – I’ll try to get this done soon but I can make no promisses – after all I am retired –
Here’s the brochure they give for your visit – we did a walk through – about 2–3 hr to see it all. They also have golf carts available at 300 Baht (with driver/guide) that’s about $10 US – but I needed the exercise.
It’s for sure don’t miss seeing the Palace – full day trip – morning visit the Palace and then in the afternoon stop by Wat Doi Suthep on the way back. Amazing !!!