KORO–wow Learn something new every day

Sawadee Khrap

On my facebook is a comment about KORO – dammed if I had heard about it – but apparently the Chinese knew about it around  300 BC and wrote about it.

Singapore had a 1967 outbreak of the disease or actually mental condition.  It was reported in the Singapore Medical Journal and stemmed from rumors that pork, poisoned from a swine fever inoculation, was causing genital shrinkage and panic spread through the hospitals.

GENITAL SHINKAGE – wow – better check yours – I am going to measure mine this morning so I have a point of reference and then daily checks to catch it before too much is lost.

Anyway, be careful – Hu Li Jung, the Chinese genital thieving fox spirit, has been sighting in Guangdong region of China – almost at my back door.


Poverty or total stupidity

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Bali-drugsHere is a story in the Bangkok News of a young woman who accepted $700 or 20,000 Baht to act as a f**king drug carrier – what a waste for so little money. Life or death will be her future now – It’s hard to believe that anyone would do such a thing, especially for so little money.  They need to get the asshole who hired her too.


Chiang Mai Camera Club

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Announcing the new “Chiang Mai Camera Club”  meeting every 1st and 3rd Tue of each month, 7PM at “The Pub” restaurant/bar on Huay Kaew Rd. just up from the Super Highway Intersection.

The next meeting on January 4th, 2011  will have a speaker on “All about Light in Photography” -  Don’t miss it.

The club is just starting out and is in the process of determining the meeting agendas and establishing the format for meetings and workshops – everyone in invited to join and participate in discussions and topics. 

Naturally, the main topic will be “Your camera and how to use it” – from point-and-shoot to studio work.  In addition there will be time devoted to image editing and printing – i.e.  Photoshop work.

Bring a print or image file and join in the meeting critique.


Sprite – Quite an Ad

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Kevin just sent me a link to this Sprite advertisement that was apparently shown on Fox News – Germany, funny advertisements, 2009.

Sprite Ad -

Here is the full story – first the author interview on “The Young Turks” channel   And here is a link to the ad itself.

Amazing how this stuff is broadcast across the web and people believe everything they see on the web –


Myth of Talent

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“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.

The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” – Margaret Young

Great insight:


Onions & Christmas Trees

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A family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father, ‘Dad, how many kinds of boobs are there?

The father, surprised, answers,

‘Well, son, there are three kinds of Boobs: 
In her 20’s, a woman’s are like melons, round and firm. 
In her 30’s to 40’s, they’re like pears, still nice but hang a bit.  
After 50, they are like onions’. 
Onions?’           ‘Yes, you see them and they make you cry.’

This infuriated his wife and daughter so the daughter said, 
‘Mum, how many kinds of ‘willies’ are there?.

The mother, surprised, smiles and answers,

‘Well dear, a man goes through three phases. 
In his 20’s, his willy is like an oak  tree, mighty and hard.  
In his 30’s and 40’s, it is like a birch,  flexible but reliable. 
After his 50’s, it is like a Christmas Tree.’ 

‘A Christmas tree?’      ‘Yes – the root’s dead and the balls are just for decoration.’

Thanks Jim


Photoshop retouch–save that photo

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Here is a comparison of some Photoshop work – the shot in the left is the original one of a young monk taken by a friend of mine.  The background was awful and focus and slant of the subject was way off. Also see the light dot in the middle of his robe.



Quite a difference – amazing what Photoshop can do –


Wit–Super model

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DrawingsWall-ThaiHere’s a couple of new ones – I am trying out new backgrounds and blending images – and using Wit again for the model.  He’s great and we are going to try some outdoor shots as my flash units are in for repair.  Anyway hope you like these versions using a new athletic background.  Just quick test so forgive the simplicity.


In The first shot he’s in traditional Burmese male clothes from the New Year party at Wat Ku Tao –

the second, well I think that’s obvious.



A Christmas Cabaret

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The “Entertainers” are back again – A Christmas Cabaret at Sangdee Gallery, Monday Dec 20th at 7:30PM – Chiang Mai.     Don’t miss it: