Why Parents Drink

Sawadee Khrap

I just had to post this latest one from Kevin:


A father passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to ‘Dad.’

With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.

Dear Dad:
It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mum and you.
I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am. But it’ s not only the passion, …Dad, she’s pregnant.
Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a caravan in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy.
In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it.
Don’t worry Dad. I’m 15 and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I’m sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.
Your Son John

PS. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Tommy’s house.
I Just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than a Report card.  It’s in my desk drawer.
I love you.    Call me when it’s safe to come home.


Starting new year – bad/Good start ??

Sawadee Khrap

Well it’s not been a great start this year – I have been sick from Christmas, several friends are now in the hospital with similar symptoms.

Ton – has a terrific cold and sore throat too – damn it’s getting everyone.  And this is on top of the great news that he and Ana are going to be parents. Congratulations, you two.  All my prayers are with you.  Ton has also started a small commercial garden growing peppers for sale – but he tells me that his illness is really making it hard to take proper care of the plants and they have been suffering from lack of water.  But what I admire in him most is his determination to succeed and I am sure the garden as well as his family will be a great success.

Everything is ready for Mohamed’s visit in a couple of weeks – can’t wait to get my new camera.  Dana left and apparently had a great time here, he should be in BKK now and heading for Ho Chi Min later in the week.

May, from Fang Lagoon just stopped by and picked up a spare gas range I had from my old apartment – that should help in meal preparation at the Homestay.  Hopefully when the new camera gets here  we can set up a photo shoot with his escort boys so he has some great photos to show clients.  Should be fun too.

Anyway, just an update – life in paradise goes on.