It really hasn’t taken very long for Thailand to return to its old ways despite only a small number of tourists actually touching down so far.
As an ex-pat living and working in Bangkok throughout the pandemic, the joys of being able to hail a cab and jump in without the ritual of shouting your destination through a window, not getting back out after getting in or any of the other bullshit when trying to get from A to B.
It was a wonderful time.
Yup, the small things can make a world of difference to your day and you, me, and the man from the moon have all been there when it comes to cranky cabbies.
“Pbai nai?”, “Mai mee gas”, “Ohh too far”, “Song roi baht, okay?”.
But it would seem the good times are over and it’s not just taxi twats up to their old tricks again ether.
A lot of bars are back to wanting funny money too. 50 baht for a bucket of ice? Seriously? You can fuck right off with that nonsense. 50 fucking baht. For a small bucket of ice. No way Jose.
The same place was charging 50 baht for a game of pool too. The cues were like a snapped branch with a bit of felt glued on the end and the table was sitting on beer crates.
Keep in mind this particular establishment could only be described as a shack. The last time it saw a paintbrush Noah was loading the ark.
So, what happened to all those delightful drink deals and fantastic food offers we were enjoying the length and breadth of Sukhumvit? They have disappeared faster than a toupee in a hurricane.
The tuk-tuk hustlers are back out in force too, no doubt with free trips to the tailors and gem shop back on the itinerary. No thanks, bro.
It sure was nice while it lasted but the ripoffs and bullshit are most definitely back in full effect, in Bangkok at least.
Ah well, it was nice while it lasted.
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Even during the covid shutdown of nightlife in Thailand, Stickboy still reached over 120 million eyeballs in 2021.
Now that Thailand is returning to normal with tourist numbers increasing month on month, this is the perfect time to relaunch, not forgetting there’s a massive new marijuana market waiting to be tapped for advertising and promotion.
Of course, the website and socials have gone quiet so numbers are way down meaning work will be required to get back on track which is reflected in the sale price.
Included in the sale:
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- Website: the website as seen, inc design, templates, archives etc
- Social Accounts: Twitter x 2, Facebook Business Page + Group, Instagram – additional social accounts covering various other Bangkok-related handles are also available.
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Hosting is not included but the current setup could be transferred. The monthly cost is $108. Overall operating costs are around $200 per month.
Assistance and help to get any new owners up to speed will be available for the first month after purchase.
If you are interested please get in touch in the first instance via email: email@example.com
Note: a partnership would be considered with the right person
9 Ways You’ll Get Caught Cheating In Bangkok
Not every man who lives in Bangkok strays but at some point in their life most men do. Fact.
Denying it is commonplace with many claiming to be faithful to their partner. My ass.
And the more you do it the more chance you’ll get caught. That’s a given.
Here are 9 ways you’ll get caught cheating in Bangkok that you might not have considered.
Bangkok is big but not that big
You’d think a city of 12 million would be a great place to avoid anyone who might know you on a night out with your bit on the side by going down some far-flung alley but Bangkok has eyes everywhere.
It’s not about who you see but who sees you.
Do you know where the cleaners from your condo live? The WIN guys from down the soi? An acquaintance of your other half who you’ve never met but has seen dozens of pictures of you?
There are no secrets in this city especially when it comes to Thais gossiping about the bad farang with the beautiful girlfriend.
A Road Accident
Rare but possible
Suddenly you are in hospital at 2am because speeding Somchai ran a red light and smacked a passing pickup. How are you going to explain what you were doing out in the middle of the night after saying you were tired and having an early night at 10.45pm?
As they say, accidents do happen.
Chat apps are your enemy
You exchanged numbers or added her on Line – a BIG MISTAKE that will likely come back to bite you on the bum.
You can’t guard your mobile 24/7 not to mention all that sneaking around and suspicious behaviour when it beeps is going to set alarm bells ringing in your little lady’s head.
Hiding notifications or muting your chats is a feeble attempt at covering up your sordid sexts. It might work in the short term but after a few weeks of fooling around the hammer will fall, either on your head or your handset. If you are unlucky, both.
Perfume & Lipstick
Old but obvious
“What’s that mark on your jeans darling?”
“Right next to your dick that I’m about to cut off if it’s what I think it is.”
Hungover after a night of drunken antics with a floozy down the dark depths of Soi 22 you forgot all about joking around and sticking her head down there pretending she was blowing you. It was all good fun at the time but she left her mark. A smudge of lipstick that your bleary eyes never noticed through your drunken haze but her indoors won’t miss it.
Safe sex can be unsafe too
Booze and bad decisions go hand in hand and a quickie with a lady of the night might seem sensible at the time because you popped into the 7-Eleven and bought a box of condoms but stuffing the one you didn’t use in your wallet for another time… those bad decisions start adding up.
When your woman wants to borrow a 100 baht and your drunken ass is still in bed she’s not gonna wake you up, she’s just opening that wallet to help herself.
And just like that, your ass is grass and your other half is about to mow it.
A Clean Condo
If it doesn’t stink it stinks
After hosting a few harlots you decide to change the bedding before your babe comes back. Then you notice a few unusual marks on the bathroom sink. Next thing you know you’re mopping the floor. A final run round sees you dusting this and clearing away that. The place is spotless and there’s not a trace of any stray skirt.
As soon as your missus sees the place shining a dozen red flags will jump out her handbag and slap her around the head.
Fluffing up the bed and washing a few cups is one thing, giving it a going over as if you are on an episode of Clean House is another.
A Jealous Ex
Beware of bunny boilers
A Friday night fumble with your ex after bumping into her at W District on a night out with the boys was fun at the time but despite her repeatedly telling you she doesn’t want you back doesn’t mean she is happy for you to be getting on with your life.
No, no, no. If she hasn’t met Mr Right yet then why should you be allowed to move on?
Fatal Attraction: The Bangkok Bunny Boiler in the making all because you couldn’t keep it in your pants.
Unsual Spending Habits
It all adds up
You know how much you’ve got and so does she.
Even that “secret” stash you’ve got is all mentally logged in her head so when 5,000 here and 3,000 there start going unaccounted for, your balls will be on the line unless you can sweet talk your way through it week after week, date after date.
A Single Strand Of Hair
The #1 way to get caught
They can turn up in the most unexpected places such as a sock or inside a shoe, under the bedside cabinet, the back of the sofa, the sink, and on and on and on the list goes.
It just sits there unnoticed until it’s not noticed then it looks like someone is shining a spotlight on it.
And right at that moment, it’s game over for you.
Caught by a tiny, single strand of hair.
FYI: 9 Ways You’ll Get Caught Cheating In Bangkok was originally drafted by Mike in 2020 and the vast majority of it is his work.