Seven in Exile: California

For Christmas 2019, I gave my mother and brother a special gift—my presence. After 5 straight great Christmases in Bangkok, guilt finally got the best of me and so I deigned to spend 10 days with the fam back in Los Angeles. It was like taking a vacation to Hell, and I realized as I…

A Tale of Two Tails Part 2

Happy almost New Year, reader. I’m Bangkok Seven, and this is my blog. Today’s gem is the 2nd in a new series that takes a close analytical look at why Thai girls are so much better on every level than female farang. My justification comes from a juxtaposition (justuxtapocation for short, copyright BKK7) of two…

A Tale of Two Tails Part 1

G’day reader, I’m Bangkok Seven and this is my blog. Today I’m starting a new series devoted to studying the polar opposite experiences of dating a farang woman vs a Thai. In each case, I’ll do a drill-down of two specific ladies—one from my romantic past in the US, and one from recent frolics in…

Oddendum: A Tale of Two Checkbins

Greetings, reader. You’ve found your way to my blog. I’m Bangkok Seven, self-proclaimed mayor of Patpong. In a few weeks, I’m gonna turn out a blog on the differences between a Thai-owned gogo bar and a farang-owned one. Think of this as a tiny preview of that spectacular exploration (spectaxploration for short, copyright BKK7). This…

Take This Blog and Love It Part 6

Hello gents, It’s me Seven again. Back with another op-ed praising some smart person’s “love Thailand” blog. Amazingly, this one was written by a female farang. Shocking, right? How refreshing is it to not read some whiney diatribe about how her “eat-pray-love” holiday didn’t pan out how she expected. How nice not to be called…

Take This Blog and LOVE It, Part 5

For this week’s “Love It” entry, we’ve got a great blog from the good people over at Thaizer. They’ve found a lot to like about this amazing country, all accurate. Skipping the ones in every list (BPCFW—beaches, people, cost of living, food, and weather), here’s the rest of those fine traits that make Thailand what…

Take This Blog and LOVE It, Part 4

It’s Monday, folks. And what does every Monday have in common? They all suck. So let’s find something positive to meditate on. Here’s another ‘love-Thailand’ blog by a happy visitor who does nothing but sing the praises of TLOS. And as a kindred spirit, I’m all too happy to join in the love fest. Skipping…

Take This Blog and LOVE It, Part 3

In our continuing effort to lift up blogs that explain why we expats choose to live here, this week we turn to bangkok.com’s list of reasons to love Thailand. Again as last week, we’re skipping the BPCFW’s (beaches, people, cost of living, food, and weather), and instead focusing on the aspects most people miss. Let’s…

Take This Blog and LOVE It, Part 2

Greetings reader, it’s Seven here. If you’ve read my previous blogs you know about my “Take This Blog and Shove It” series wherein I destroyed badly-written hate-Thailand articles. That series is at its end, because I’ve realized that 1—there’s no way to stop poor writers from producing shitty blogs about the country I love, and…

Take This Blog and Shove It: Part 12

What’s up my dudes, Seven here. I’ve got one final “Shove It” article for you. Recently I accidentally read two articles from different “Bangkok nightlife” websites, each of which tried to wittily describe the various types of annoying farang one might come across in the gogo bar. I think both narrowed the stereotypes (narreotypes, copyright…