Thailand on high alert for swine flu










Thailand at HIGH ALERT.  First it was the Chicken Flu, when I left for Thailand I brought enough for 3 doses of Tamiflu – supposed to be the only good medication for that flu, now it’s the Swine flu.  Never had to use the Tamiflu, I hope it will also be effective against the Swine flu. 

Here’s a map of the H1N1 Swine flu pandemic tracking in Google Maps   Nothing in our area, but spreading fast in the Americas and Europe.  My, My, we will be the last – now that is noteworthy.

P.S. -Roche, which makes Tamiflu – confirmed that the swine flu strain is sensitive to their drugs. But, has to be taken early, within a few days of the onset of symptoms, to be most effective.


Heat wave Broken



It started raining last night and what a temperature drop. 

 Turned off the A/C and finally got a good nights sleep

The 27th, they say is when the sun will be closest to the Earth and should be the hottest day of this year.

So I think this storm came at the right time – last week every day was over 100 and I was ready to move.  Damn it was HOT.  But then came the rain, temperatures dropped and life became normal again.   Well, I hope this is the start of the rainy season.

I did talk to my Nephew, he’s in India right now on business, and it’s about 105 there with no chance of rain  – so Chiang Mai is still the best place to live.

P.S.  The photo above is a Photoshop enhancement of our house shot last year, I added the lightning – thought it would add some interest.



Peacock ??

Sawadee Khrap – Jerry again.

I was at the mall the other day eating at the food court when I noticed an old man watching a teenager sitting next to him. The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue.
The old man kept staring at him. The teenager would look and find the old man staring every time. When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked, “What’s the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?”
The old man did not bat an eye in his response. “Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son.”



Penis Envy

Sawadee Khrap

A man was laying in bed with his new girlfriend. After having great sex, she spent the next hour just stroking his penis, something she seemed to love to do.

Enjoying it, he turned and asked her, ‘Why do you love doing that?’
She replied, ‘Because I really miss mine.’




Sawadee Khrap




Thanks for the comment on my painting Gabby, I really appreciate it.  Ya, lets get together and take some shots – maybe I can do a painting for you too.  Call me again and we’ll set a time  – (when it cools down that is – I don’t have A/C in the studio yet).

And for everyone to follow your modeling career, check out Gabby’s Web-Page.

I’m sure we are going to see more and more of Gabby in the future.




My First Painting – “Dreaming”

Sawadee Khrap


Here’s my first painting


Using Painter 11


Please tell me what you think – comments needed


I am just starting my paintings, getting to know Corel Painter 11 and PhotoShop processing.  I think this is the medium I want to work in.  PhotoShop allows me to develop my themes and then I can use Painter to bring them to life.  What a great combination – total control – NOW I just have to learn how to perfect it.

I could really use some inspiration and ideas of subjects to paint.  I hope my studio will help me in this area too.  If you see something interesting,  please send me a copy to study, I would love to see what you find exciting and then use it to learn how to produce different effects or moods.  I really look forward to hearing from you. 




After the Red Shirts

Sawadee Khrap

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.

















We’re still

SMILING  in the Land of Smiles  sooooooooooo plan your boy-filled get-a-way.



Ranch Hand

Sawadee Khrap – another from Jerry

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand. Two cowboys applied for the job.

One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well.

Then one day, the rancher’s widow said to the hired hand, ‘You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great You should go into town and kick up your heels.’ The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night.

One o’clock came, however, and he didn’t return. Two o’clock and no hired hand. Finally he returned  around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher’s  widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him

She quietly called him over to her. ‘Unbutton my blouse and take it off,’ she said.
Trembling, he did as she  directed.

‘Now take off my  boots.’ He did as she asked, ever so slowly.

‘ Now  take off my stockings.’ He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.

‘Now take off my  skirt.’ He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire  light.

‘Now take off my  bra.’ Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the  floor.

Then she looked at him and said, ‘If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you’re fired.’


I didn’t see it coming, either!




Max & Nookie are home

Sawadee Khrap

Berlin Royal-Garden (6)Just got some emails from Max & Nookie – They made it safely to Berlin and brought the Thailand sun with them. 

Great going Max. 

He sent some images of the local Berlin area, 22 C warm, blue sky.– Not quite Chiang Mai weather – it’s 33 C  or  91 F here now, but I guess that’s Berlin summer – Alas, I have forgotten what summers in San Francisco are like – certainly not the average 88 F here in Chiang Mai – I would freeze if I went back now.

  • Their Apartment-house and garden
  • Royal-King-Garden (Schloss Charlottenburg Garten)
  • Naked sun-bathers – just 20 meters behind his house.

Check out the ******* SlideShow ********




A Money Boy’s Prayer

Sawadee Khrap

Before I lay me down to sleep,
I pray for a farang, who’s not a creep,
One who’s handsome, smart and strong.
One who has one that’s big and long,
One who pays before he speaks,
One who’ll call, not wait for weeks.
I pray he’s gainfully employed,
When I spend his cash, won’t be annoyed.
Pulls out his wallet  cause he knows I’m a whore.
Fucks my ass and likes to do more.
Oh! Send me a man who’ll make love to my mind,
Knows what to do to my behind?’
I pray that this man’s money has no end,
And always be my very best friend.





Not always what you think

Sawadee Khrap – thanks Jerry for this one.

A man breaks into a house to look for money and guns. Inside, he finds a young couple in bed. He orders the guy out of bed and ties him to a chair.

While tying the homeowner’s wife to the bed he gets on top of her, kisses her neck, then gets up and goes into the bathroom.

While he’s in there, the husband whispers over to his wife:

“Listen, I saw this guy on TV and he’s an escaped convict. Look at his clothes! He’s probably spent a lot of time in jail and hasn’t seen a woman in years. I saw how he kissed your neck. If he wants sex, don’t resist, don’t complain…do whatever he tells you. Satisfy him no matter how much he nauseates you.  This guy is obviously very dangerous. If he gets angry, he’ll kill us both.  Be strong, honey. I love you!”

His wife responds: “He wasn’t kissing my neck. He was whispering in my ear. He told me that he’s gay, thinks you’re cute, and asked if we had any Vaseline.

I told him it was in the bathroom. Be strong honey. I love you, too.”



Having a Bad day ?

Sawadee Khrap –  thanks Jerry:

Things Got Ya Down?    Well Then, Consider These.












In a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, patients always died in the same bed, on Sunday morning, at about 11:00 am ,  regardless of their medical condition.  This puzzled the doctors and some even thought it had something to do with the super natural. No one could solve the mystery as to why the deaths occurred around 11:00 am Sunday, so a worldwide team of experts was assembled to  investigate the cause of the incidents. The next Sunday morning, a few minutes before 11:00 am  all of the doctors and nurses nervously waited outside the ward to see for themselves what the terrible phenomenon  was all about. Some were holding wooden crosses, prayer  books, and other holy objects to ward off the evil spirits.  Just when the clock struck 11:00 , Pookie Johnson, the part-time Sunday sweeper , entered the ward and unplugged the life  support system so he could use the vacuum cleaner.

Still Having a Bad Day ????

The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez Oil spill in Alaska  was $80,000.00.  At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild  amid cheers and applause from onlookers.  A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both.

Still think you are having a Bad  Day ????

A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen  shaking frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy,  with some kind of wire running from his waist towards  the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from  the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy  plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places.  Up to that moment, he had been happily listening  to his Walkman.

Are Ya OK Now ? – No ?

Two animal rights  defenders were protesting  the cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse  in Bonn , Germany . Suddenly, all two thousand pigs  broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly.  The two helpless protesters were trampled to death.

What ?!?  STILL having a Bad  Day ????

Iraqi terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn’t pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with ‘Return to Sender’ stamped on it.  Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits. God is Good!

There now, Feeling Better ? 


Songkran on again – “Strange Snow”

Sawadee Khrap

Well, seems like everything is back in order for a while – Songkran has been extended till Friday to make up for the loss due to the riots.  I will go down tomorrow to the Central Shopping Center to get some shots of the fun “sanuk” being had by all.

I don’t want to get into Thai politics and want to make sure this blog is concerning living, enjoying and helping farangs living in or planning to come to Thailand  – not a soap box for any group, even a gay cause.  But if it turns sour for the local gay community I will post about it when I move out, till then I will keep you posted on gay and other happenings in the Chiang Mai area – Check out BBC and CNN for the latest news.


Strange_snow0741Strange_snowlow0732Nu is preparing a DVD of The Gate Theater Group – “Strange Snow” by Stephen Metcalfe, Directed by Stephan Turner.  He taped it last Friday night and is now editing the DVD, maybe a short clip if we can set it up for the Blog.  The plot: 

“Strange snow falls on two young Vietnam veterans as they reunite for a fishing trip to make good on a long lost promise to an old friend. It’s dawn on Opening Day and Megs shows up at his buddy David’s house only to encounter David’s shy, plain sister Martha. Megs’ larger-than-life nature coaxes Martha out of her shell and into his heart. His mere presence, however, brings up painful memories of Vietnam for David, whose method of coping so far has been to drink too much and talk as little as possible.”

I’ll keep you up to date.


P.S.  Seems the Rainy season is starting early = nice cooling effect, love it.