New things in the last few days

First:  The old Simon’s will be reopening as a new venue “Playhouse Entertainment Complex” in November.  They are rehearsing now and I for one can’t wait to see the new show.  Here some early info from CityNow. I\m going to check it oust and will post again.


And secondly, Here a great blog to visit too.  Phuchai  ZLaurent’s  “11z Blog”  He’s got some great posts and pictures of boys he met in his travels.  With Chiang Mai being his favorite city to visit in Thailand and why.  Stay tuned.


Adam’s opening night went super – they had to turn away over 50 expectant guests because of lack of space – it was crowded but a hell of a good show – Last night it wasn’t so crowded but still a super show and the go-go boys are getting more relaxed and playful – great eye candy.

So if your planning to come to visit – by the end of November Chiang Mai will have a wonderful set of NEW venues to entertain every night – boys, boys and more boys.  Adam’s. –  Lavender Hotel (Power Boys) and the new Playhouse will  add to the night-life eye candy. 

Book your flights NOW.  Be here for the beautiful Loy Krathong -Water Festival  November 2nd Check other 2009 Thai Holidays here



50 Free Temporary, Disposable and Forwarding Email Services

Sawadee Khrap

Check out this article on

“Every time you give out your email address on the web, you risk getting your email address abused by spammers. Instead of giving out your private email address, give out a temporary Disposable email address (DEA) which receives the messages and forwards to your private email address or displays it on the providers Website. The spammers will never find out your private email address.”



Some Windows Tips

Sawadee Khrap


Did you purchase a Dell or HP Notebook ?

Having motherboard problems ?  Read this article:

Dell and HP balk at replacing bad Nvidia chip

or   More reasons to postpone that upgrade to IE 8

WindowSecertsIf you are not a Windows Secrets subscriber yet – you should be – This is a great subscription to have coming. lots of great tips, articles and suggestions.


Try it  – It’s FREE version will alert you to what’s in the paid subscription.



Digital Mixes – Alex – Chiang Mai Life

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Last Saturday, at the Expats Club meeting, we were treated to a fantastic presentation by Alex Boyesen – local sound/media man and expat.  Alex brought samples of some of his work and gave a talk on media magic.   He uses Sony Vegas (video editing) and or course the Adobe products, Photoshop and After Effects – just to name a few.   Really gave us some inspiration and ideas

I’m sure we will be in closer contact with Alex in the future.

Check out his web sites:  DIGITAL MIXES   and   CHIANG MAI LIFE    – I really like the clips about the local markets – look forward to seeing and learning more about Chiang Mai through their web-site,   Hope you enjoy it too.


Chiang Mai Gay Pride Parade 2009 M+, LYC


M+LYCMplus Thailand    

Long Yang Club Chiang Mai

 ——    Sponsors ——  

Should be a lot of fun, although I really feel that there is no need for such an event here as gays, ladyboys, etc, etc are as common and fully accepted as any other group here in Chiang Mai or Thailand for that matter – not like the States.  

We are going to go to the announcement today – more to post later.



MapJack – Your City Online

MapJackClipWOW, here is a site I just saw and it’s amazing.  MAPJACK .   Check it out – and it needs your support to grow.

Here is a snippet ! 

(made using Vista’s neat program they don’t tell you about “snipping tool” – click Start-Run– type snip <Enter> )

I went to San Francisco, down to Bush & Market and saw the panoramic virtual photo of the front door of Ikon, my old office and ten down Geary Blvd to where I used to live before I moved to Chiang Mai. – Beautiful photos !!!!!!!!   . 

 I also took a walk up Huay Kaew Rd in Chiang Mai past Sithana College (Nu’s old school – but back next year) and up to the front door of Hillside4 (our old condo) – just as exciting – You have to see this to believe it.

Here’s what they say about thier site – “ showcases a new level of mapping technology. What others have done with NASA budgets and Star Wars-like equipment, we’ve done on a shoestring budget, along with a few trips to Radio Shack. Specifically, we developed an array of proprietary electronics, hardware and software tools that enable us to capture an entire city’s streets with relative ease and excellent image quality. “  

And BOY O Boy they are not kidding.

Please check out their site.




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ChiangMaiChimesLogo1CHIANG MAI CHIMES     Here’s a site you don’t want to miss or lose the link – bookmark it for sure.   I have just been asked by the owner Peter, to help promote his new site.  Here’s what he told me about himself:

  “I come from Scotland and have been living in Chiang Mai full time for 18 years, and for the last 10 years I have been with my boyfriend Sa, who also does the photography for the site. I’m retired now so I have a lot of time on my hands, and needed something to do instead of losing money on Forex! The idea for chiangmaichimes came about because I was unhappy with many of the existing sites that were not updated frequently enough or were commercially orientated. Having lived here for a long time with a Thai partner I thought we could put our combined experience to some use. I had never designed a website before so I decided to take up the challenge and try to design a site with a simple clear navigation system that looks good and has real content. It took me 3 months to prepare through trial and error (mostly error!) My ultimate aim for the site is to expand it to become a reference for Chiang Mai and things Thai, not just a travel guide for tourists and there are quite a few projects on the go just now.
Many thanks indeed for your help in promoting the site. This may be the hardest part of the whole project.”


 Great site – lots of detail and growing – Thanks Peter and Sa.




I’ll let them explain their site:


“ is a gay focused news source concerned with cutting through the clutter of information online to bring you the interesting and important stories that affect the LGBT community.

We’ve started by aggregating news from other sources, but as we ramp up, you’ll start to find much more of our own reporting and original content. To that end, is looking for incisive, interesting, and well informed writers to help us meet the demand for quality gay reporting and opinion. If you’re interested in writing for us, please use the Contact link to drop us a line.”

Same people who have the and   Please check it out



The Monk’s new blogs

Sawadee Khrap and Sawadee Pee Mai

If you have been following my blog , you know that for the past few months I have been going to Monk Chat at Wat Suan Dok. 


 Sanehand the founders:




I’ve had the pleasure and great experience by helping out with several projects , One Baht School, Web site, and general monk chat nights – but most of all I enjoy meeting and getting to know the novice monks at the school.  One of my favorite times is helping the monks learn HTML and set up their blogs to share their lives with us.  There will be some great blogs to follow – !!!!!!!!!! 

Pictures of their homeland, village, family and life as a monk – stories and glimpses into their culture, growing up, family and Buddhistic life are to be featured.      Get to know them as I have, and find out the fascinating facts and stories they have to tell.  Life and experiences far from what we know as normal, different as night and day and yet all share the common thread of seeking Love, Peace and Happiness.

First  Chhunny’s (Phra Chhunn Noem)  Blog 

Chhunny Chhunny2





 and then Jerry’s  (Phra Soeuring Seam) blog.







There are also several monks in our group from Laos, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and even Thailand .     I really hope they start a blog like Chhunny and Jerry’s.  I’ll post their links as they get them ready – Monk Chat on the Web.

Check them out and Please leave COMMENTS — this is what will keep them going and show them that someone cares what they have to say.



Another rain & GayCookBook

WOW– we just had another rain – thunder, lightning, and heavy, heavy down-pours – caught Jerry and I at the gay garden Inn” where they were watching the monthly “Quiz” night.  3 teams trying to answer questions from any topic. – generally prizes for the winning team is about 800 Baht – but tonight there was a special prize –

Hard bound Gold Leaf embossed “Gay Thai Cookbook”.   presented by the publisher and owner of a new web site dedicated to gay– food, humour, presentation.  They have their main page up now and hope to be on line soon

WWW,GAYCOOKBOOK.COM                               CHECK IT OUT


The Gay Cookbook by Chef Lou Rand Hogan: The complete compendium of campy cuisine and menus for men… or what have you.

I’ll have more on John – owner and his plans, ideas and schedules.

The rain lasted all night and this morning the air was crisp and clean – what a difference.  Love it    and as a bonus it knocked the heat down too.