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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee’s 10 rules for being a bar girl

When I first started writing this column I explored the top ten rules for dealing with regular gals as well as a top ten for surviving with bar gals.  I received a lot of positive feedback from both readers and close mates of mine who have to be constantly bombarded by my rants and unsolicited […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on Bangkok nightlife today vs. 1995, Pt. II

Greetings to our loyal readers and I hope you are enjoying this blessing we call life as much as I am. In my August, 2010 column, I compared 1995 Bangkok to present day and detailed the changes in the nightlife industry.  This month, I want to compare changes in cost, livability, transportation and relationships with “good […]

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WoWasis wordsmith: Where does the word “punter” come from?

Here at WoWasis, we’re fond of using the word punter to describe men that favor the company of female entertainment providers. Those women could be dancers, freelancers on the street, gals working in beer gardens, or massage parlors. They all share one thing in common, their jobs entail meeting men for temporary or permanent financial […]

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WoWasis book review: Joan Sinclair’s ‘Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs’

What struck us here at WoWasis about Joan Sinclair’s photo-essay book weren’t solely the photographs, but the glossary, referencing 177 terms used in Japan to describe the world of fuzoku, or commercial sex. That’s how we discovered mantaku, female anatomy ink prints, transferred from the lady’s posterior to paper, and sold to the customer as […]

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6 Tips to avoid being drugged & robbed Thai street women

Judging by news stories and interviews with a number of individuals conducted by WoWasis researchers, the practice of Thai street ladies meeting a man on the street, accompanying him to his hotel room, drugging him, then robbing him while unconscious, is rampant. In each case, the process is identical. While in the man’s room, the […]

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WoWasis book review: Boye De Mente’s ‘Some Prefer Geisha’

This wonderful book, written by Boye De Mente as a tribute to the geisha was printed in Japan, but occasionally can be found in used bookstores. The full title is Some Prefer Geisha: the Lively Art of Mistress-Keeping in Japan (1966) and it boasts some lively brush and ink illustrations by Tadahito Nadamoto interspersed throughout […]

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The Good Manner: Racial discrimination in Bangkok go-go bars?

The Good Manner: Love & Relationship Advice from WoWasis’ Pa Farang This week’s dilemma: Am I the victim of racial discrimination in Bangkok go-go bars? Dear Pa Farang, Three of us got 86’d from a go-go bar.  Our crime?  One of our group had just bought a drink for a dancer who sat beside him, […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on Bangkok nightlife today vs. 1995

I’d like to take the time to compare Bangkok and the entertainment scene today to the reality of what it was like in 1995 when I first came here.  I stress “reality” because I am constantly hearing whining voices saying “it was soooo much better in the good old days” and such nonsense as this. […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on important rules for first dates in Thailand

Man do I love Thailand!!  This one is for you, WoWasis.  I was getting a massage the other day at a rather out of the way place near Bangkapi (northeast Bangkok) and it was becoming obvious to me that they were not accustomed to having western customers.  I must admit I was more than a […]

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Bachelor in Bangkok: Khun Lee on Entertainment Providers, Sex Workers, and International Tourists

I have an English friend in Bangkok who has gotten himself into quite a mess. This guy has the same “disconnect” that I see in so many western men in Thailand. Let me explain what I mean by “disconnect.” When I meet educated, successful men from Asia, Latin America, Africa, or anywhere other than Europe, […]

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