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Oddendum: The Boobs of Patpong, An Exhibition

Oddendum: The Boobs of Patpong, An Exhibition

April 18, 2019 By bangkok7

TS Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month,” and while Bangkok is in no way a waste land, I can’t help thinking the poet must’ve been to Thailand for Songkran at least once in his life. So far this year (2019), April has been a brutal beat-down of scorching temperatures into which three days of

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Take This Blog and Shove It, Part 2

April 14, 2019 By bangkok7

Hey everyone, it’s Seven again. Back with a deep dive (God, I hate that phrase) into someone else’s idiotic take on Bangkok. It’s the second installment of a series where I point out the flaws in a “Why I don’t like Thais/Thailand/Bangkok” blog. It would be one thing if the people who spew this nonsense

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Take This Blog and Shove It, Part 2
Thai Therapy: The Cure for Poverty

Thai Therapy: The Cure for Poverty

April 12, 2019 By bangkok7

It’s Friday. And I’m frowin’ back. Way back, to 2018 when Sweet3Mango published this little ditty on how to do Thailand on a fixed budget. Got a tight monthly spending schedule? No worries. Relocate to sunnier skies and live large in the Land of Smiles. Here’s the re-post, nearly verbatim: “Hi guys, it’s me, Seven.

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Seven on Holiday: Pattaya

April 7, 2019 By bangkok7

Greetings friend, it is I–Bangkok Seven–and I’m on vacation. But that’s not going to stop me from posting something mildly entertaining to take up 10 minutes of your Sunday, no sir. I’m still on the ball. Speaking of balls, I’m in Pattaya. Ahh, Pattaya. Jewel in the eye of the Thailand whoremonger. Paradise for part-time

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Seven on Holiday: Pattaya
Thai Therapy: The Cure for Heartbreak (or Loneliness)

Thai Therapy: The Cure for Heartbreak (or Lonel...

April 5, 2019 By bangkok7

Happy Friday, reader. It’s time for another Frowback, and this one—originally published on Sweet3Mango last year—is yet another of my attempts to justify the theory that a man can effectively solve a number of life’s problems simply by moving to Thailand. Today’s topic is likely at the top of many guys’ lists. Let’s get to

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Thailand Problems: Part 1

March 31, 2019 By bangkok7

Bon jour internet, J’mappelle Seven. If you’re one of the 10 people who read this page regularly, you’re probably thinking “Aw, no, not another series!” Maybe I missed my calling as a network TV show creator, because I can whip out series ideas like nobody’s business. Here’s the next one coming down the pipe. I’ll

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Thailand Problems: Part 1
Thai Therapy: The Cure For Unemployment

Thai Therapy: The Cure For Unemployment

March 29, 2019 By bangkok7

Greetings from a beachside hotel in the greatest country in the world: Thailand. Seven’s on vacation this week, so fingers crossed that this flimsy wifi can handle the photos for the articles. This week’s frowback was initially a request from a reader back in the spring of last year on how to find work as

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The Strip Patpong: My Personal Goodbye

March 24, 2019 By bangkok7

You know the old saying. All good things must come to an end. It happened to Electric Blue, it happened to Bada Bing. It happened to my short-time girl last night. And now it’s The Strip’s turn to draw the final curtain. As Patpong gogos continue to buckle under the weight of change and get

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The Strip Patpong: My Personal Goodbye
Seven’s Ten Top 10: Finding a Thai Wife or Girlfriend

Seven’s Ten Top 10: Finding a Thai Wife o...

March 22, 2019 By bangkok7

This Frowback first appeared on Sweet3Mango….or maybe it was BKKNites, I can’t remember. Anyway, it was requested—sort of—by a reader that I tackle the minefield of dating-slash-marriage in the Land of Smiles, which I’ve done on several occasions but this time I took a different tack. It’s part of a series of 10 lists of

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Take This Blog and Shove It, Part 1

March 17, 2019 By bangkok7

Salutations, reader. It’s your boy Seven, neck-deep in the heart of the red light district. I’m trying out a new series, the objective of which is to take apart some of the more inept claims, comments, and literary crimes in other people’s Bangkok-related blogs. That scene—The Bangkok blogger scene (BKBS for short)—is caught, as it

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Take This Blog and Shove It, Part 1