Modified version of Pat’s Charlie photo

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Charlie - OhOh_With this expression I just had to create this image – see the original one taken at the Chinese Museum a few posts back – Charlie is coming over for Songkran and I’m hoping we will be able to go to the “Pattaya Love Art Park” about dusk and get images both daylight and evening with lights – looking forward to getting some great images there.

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planning on moving–Don’t use DHL

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WOW- just left DHL on 2nd street in Pattaya – I was passing by so I stopped to see about buying some cardboard boxes so I could start packing and get ready to move to Chiang Mai.  I asked the girl on duty at their office what sizes they had and was asked if I intended to use DHL for the move – I answered “Yes” and was told that each box would require a 200 Baht deposit and that would be refunded to me at the time of the move.  WHAT  ????????   FUCK UM  – I didn’t even ask for their pricing.

Jerry mentioned that the best service he found was definitely the Thai Post Office.  They have boxes and relatively low cost for shipping within Thailand – in fact he said that one time he actually knew of a motorcycle sent by snail mail.  I stopped by this morning but there was a long line so I’ll get my boxes tomorrow. 

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Hot,Hot,Hot and image of Don

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God !!!  it’s Hot, Hot, Hot out there today – just got back from the store and I am dripping wet from sweat – not used to the hot weather – back in air-con now – maybe go out this evening when its cooler -  it’s got to be 35C+   95-100F 

So I had time to finish this Dry Pastel on Canvas of Don’s image that Pat took on one of his IMG_9864-Edit-Edittrips here – Don’’ was setting at Starbucks at Tukcom for this shot – Don should be coming back to visit this month – I think Nong Kai then Pattaya – then back to US.   Look forward to seeing him again.

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Latest update on Blood Pressure

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I’m beginning to think that my updates are undermining my recovery – every time I think my recovery is going great  – it backfires right after each update – hoping that is not the case this time.  I had to increase my dosage of Olmesartan to 20 mg daily, 10 Cialis or 10 Levitra, 3000 mg Fish Oil and 5 mg Folic acid.   I added the Levitra because the  Cialis was causing swelling in my feet (edema) and Levitra doesn’t do that but alas the erection strength is not as good.  So the best of both worlds is to alternate them.  Blood pressure running within the 125-138/60 now – going to have a blood test run again but the kidneys appear to be back to normal – so again No operation right now.

I do have sufficient moneys in reserve so I can set up the operation if needed but that’s not in the near future now and moving to Chiang Mai is my next planned adventure – too hazy now, maybe in a couple of months.  Going to start packing and getting ready - 

I was planning on visiting my friend in Cebu and also taking a trip to see and photograph Angkor Wat before I move from Pattaya but it’s really getting hot around here and so I will put them off until the weather cools again – I want to enjoy the trips and be able to do some off road photo shoots  – heat kills my ass and would just make the  trips miserable – so just wait.

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Love Art Park–Pattaya visit

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If your visiting Pattaya – this is another new tourist attraction you shouldn’t miss – Love Art Park – Erotic Sculpture park   Soi 13/1 Na Jomtien, near the Phoenix Golf Course and Minosa.IMG_0920  IMG_0877  The 200 Baht admission (100 Baht Thai) is reasonable – you should plan on spending at least 2 hr there taking photos – excellent.  Too bad someone chopped off all the penis – would really look better as they were created – Damn critics and censors, but still a real fun place to visit and have your photos taken – I will definitely bring some boys here in the future. 

They are also open in the evenings and light up the statues – I bet this would be a terrific photo experience and what I will try when I go the next time with someone.

Here is a Gallery of photos taken – not all of them but a good selection –


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Charlie and Sai Kaew Beach

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Yesterday morning,IMG_2657IMG_2593 Charlie and I went to Sai Kaew Beach for a relaxing time – here are a couple of shots I took using the Canon G15 – I’ll have more later – The beach was almost empty, we got there about 9 AM and left after lunch – the full beach shot was taken from the road  as we left – at low tide.    Not sure what the sea animal is – I think it’s a Sea Worm or Bristle Slug.

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Sergey back in Moscow

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Well Sergey is back in Moscow at his Clinic there and won’t return to Pattaya till end of month – IMG_1497-Edit-2I got some new shoes and had to put the inserts in them – thank God I had just enough Velcro tape  – Have to make sure to get some extras for the next emergency of changing the inserts – Gott’a have my Flying Step Arch Supports – no more back aches.

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