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The Unbearable Triteness of Mongering (and Sevenisms Part 3)

The Unbearable Triteness of Mongering (and Seve...

October 26, 2020 By bangkok7

What’s wrong with me? That’s the first thought that crossed my mind yesterday when, for the first time in over two years, I didn’t publish a weekly blog. Then I remembered only three people read this thing, and then I didn’t feel so bad. And yet, the question persisted. What’s wrong with me? I successfully

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 16 Part 2

October 23, 2020 By bangkok7

Hey buddy, how’s life? Have you got today off, like me? Being a farang working in Thailand has a million perks. The holiday calendar is just one of ‘em. If not, here’s a bit of momentary distraction from your work day, and if you’re home on the couch like I am, here’s something to tide

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 16 Part 2
Seven’s Vision for a Future Patpong

Seven’s Vision for a Future Patpong

October 18, 2020 By bangkok7

Hello there, friend. How’s your Sunday going? My name’s Bangkok Seven, and this is my blog. Even before Covid-19 devastated the country’s tourist industry, Patpong and other red-light districts in Thailand were seeing less foot traffic. The advent of Tinder and online escort services made the ole gogo bar nearly obsolete, causing some of the

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 16 Part 1

October 16, 2020 By bangkok7

Happy Friday, internet vagabond. My name’s Seven, and this is my blog. On the last day of the work week, I like to post something that harkens back–frows back, if you will–to a time in my life before Thailand (TBT for short, copyright BKK7), especially those events that contributed to my moving here. Below is

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 16 Part 1
The Sunday Ritual: 2010-2020

The Sunday Ritual: 2010-2020

October 11, 2020 By bangkok7

‘Sup everyone, and by ‘everyone’ I mean the one person who reads my blogs, I’m Bangkok Seven—whoremonger with a heart of gold and frequent visitor to Patpong—BKK’s oldest adult entertainment zone, aka red-light district. But I wasn’t always a Pong rat. In fact, I lived in Thailand for three years before ever setting foot in

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 15

October 9, 2020 By bangkok7

Here at Patpongnightlife.com we like to use our Fridays to frowback. Frowing back as it were, to the TBT—the time before Thailand, when life was decidedly less….paradisical. In his oft maligned unmemorable manuscript titled “The Suburbs of Babylon,” a quasi-autobiographical account mixed with great feats of fiction, Bangkok Seven paints a picture of his past

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 15
La Red-Light Danse Sans Regret

La Red-Light Danse Sans Regret

October 4, 2020 By bangkok7

Bonjour, netsurfer. My name is Bangkok Seven, and this is my blog, the main topic of which is Patpong, hence the name. Today, mes amies—and don’t ask me why I’m using French, maybe it’s because of time recently spent in Le Bouchon or perhaps its due to my new affinity for the character of Frenchie

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 14

October 2, 2020 By bangkok7

Happy Friday, reader. Fridays are my chosen day to throwback—or “frowback,” yes revel in the throes of that cleverness—to the history of events that brought me inevitably to Thailand. One convenient source of that history is my oft maligned and barely tolerable tome of mediocrity known as “The Suburbs of Babylon.” So, I’ve been publishing

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 14
Thailand’s Case of STVs

Thailand’s Case of STVs

September 27, 2020 By bangkok7

Greetings and salutations, reader. My name’s Bangkok Seven and this is my blog. Earlier this week, the Thai government (and Pattaya One, where I got most of my info on the subject) began spelling out their proposals for getting tourists back in country starting in October. What they spelled sounds more like something you’d catch

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 13 Part 2

September 25, 2020 By bangkok7

Happy Friday, internet. Here’s the 2nd half of Chapter 13 of my less-than-inspiring novel, “The Suburbs of Babylon.” “Rosarito is a paradox.  Seasonally it is jammed tip to tail with college coeds drinking, dancing, whooping and shtupping with wild abandon.  The sight of which is positively energizing.  However, the town itself is nothing more than

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The Suburbs of Babylon Chapter 13 Part 2