Bring the “Pain21,” An Art Exhibition

Well friends, Bangkok is lousy with tourists again, and I’m not sure how to feel. It’s great news for Thais, but terrible news for grumpy curmudgeony mongers like me. It’s a testament to how bad the lockdowns must’ve been for people in their home countries that they’d hop a plane and fly halfway around the…

This Lax Limbo

Three weeks after booze came back to Bangkok restaurants, and one week after the dismal announcement by Prayut that bars and red-lights won’t open until January, the monger community carries on in a kind of limbo. I say “kind of” because there’s debauchery to be found in a few select locations around town. Soi Nana…

The Only Open “Gogo” in Bangkok

Happy Sunday, everyone. Bangkok Seven here. Well, ‘twas announced last week that Prayut will keep the gogos closed until after January 15, and he had the gall to tell everyone working in that industry to “not be selfish.” How dare you selfishly want to feed yourselves and your families. What’s that you say? You’re homeless…

The Great Anticlimax

Well gents, Thailand’s grand reopening rolled out on November 1st with little fanfare. One could even say it was a total flop, thanks to a combination of factors, though the common thread, unsurprisingly was outright idiocy on the part of people in charge. Instead of a joyous, triumphant return to normalcy on Monday, the Bangkok…