Category Archives: Pattaya Beer Bars

The typical beer bar is an open air affair that often fronts out to a street or sidewalk. Both the beers and the ladies are usually cheaper here than in the go go bars.

Last week’s Naklua bar girl suicide caused by broken heart

Last week’s Naklua bar girl suicide hit me hard.   I used to drink with her, and it took so long for her to die.

At a party after Naklua bar girl suicide
Happier times here at our favorite bar.

Last night the Naklua bar owner asked for donations to burn the girl’s body.  Her family has no money.  The cremation will cost 30,000 baht which is just under $1000 U.S.   And then the bar owner told me the full story which gave me all the gory details, except for one thing.  Why did this pretty girl kill herself?

It was more than a Naklua bar girl suicide.  I knew the girl pretty well

The girl was pretty and she was nice.  The bar owner and I  agreed on both counts.  I used to buy her drinks, but she had always been polite enough to back off, if another girl  got to me first.  I know this sounds pretty bad when I’m writing “if another girl got to me first”.  The bar owner has trained all her bar girls very well.  It is very rare that one of her bar girls asks me for a drink.  What normally happens is when I enter the bar alone, one of the girls will sit next to me after bringing me a drink.  That’s when I really want to buy a bar girl a drink.  When she doesn’t ask me for anything.

I must truthfully say that if I were to ever bar fine a girl here she would have been the one I would have chosen first.  She was the most attractive of all the girls, and she used to laugh at all my jokes. Even if she never understood them.

She used to tell me, “I understand not too much English.  Only a little bit.”  But being my own greatest fan, I would often laugh at the things I used to say here.   So when I’d start to laugh at all the off the wall things I used to say, she’d start to laugh with me.  Which would get me laughing even more.  Our laughter would soon become so contagious that both of us would almost be falling out of our bar stools.

Then I heard the horrible news

She cut her own throat.    The story, when I first heard it, was pretty sketchy.  The story was  this Naklua bar girl suicide was caused by “broken heart”.  One of the girls informed her that her Western boyfriend  was being unfaithful to her.  And that’s why she cut her throat.  But she hadn’t cut it deeply enough which caused her to linger in the hospital for many days.  Which turned into many weeks.

After more than a month, she finally died.   But it wouldn’t be until last night that I got the full story.  Well, not quite.  And that was because the bar owner had never gotten the entire story either.

She died because she drank a lot of Duck before she cut her own throat

Naklua bar girl suicide took a long time because of this poison

Duck is a very potent cleaning fluid that is used to clean toilets and other bathroom fixtures.  I use it to clean the grouting in my tiled floors.  If is strong enough to burn your hands if you don’t  use gloves.  I didn’t find out that she had poisoned herself until two weeks ago.  So it wouldn’t be a question of if she would die, but when.

The rest of the story

Last night I sat at the bar until 2:30 a.m.  Neither Pen  nor I understood exactly why she did it.   But Pen kept telling me she did it because of a broken heart.

The girl’s room was half a kilometer from the bar.  The day she cut her throat she went to the bar.  Then she went back to her room.  She didn’t walk.  She ran while being in a very agitated state. Then she came back to the bar a second, perhaps a third time and each time she ran back to her room.  The bar owner had never seen her acting so crazy.  When she went back to her room the last time she swallowed a lot of Duck.  Then she cut her  own throat.  After this she ran outside her room bleeding profusely as she kept crying out for help.

They took her to Banglamung Hospital.

The bar owner immediately went there as soon as she found out the girl had slit her throat.

At some point, Pen asked a nurse why the hospital did not drain the girl’s stomach.

The nurse replied:  “Because this would have made things a lot worse.”

They then took her  to a highly regarded hospital in Bangkok, which would have drained her stomach had she been taken there first.  At least that’s what the  bar owner told me.  Later they took her home to her family.   But as far as Pen could find out the girl was slowly recovering and would soon resume working at the bar.  The girl returned home to her family and whenever Pen  called to find out how she was, the girl would tell her, “I’m fine.  I will be back at your bar soon”.

She wasn’t doing fine.  She was dying

Neither she nor her family had any money.  But she was too proud to tell the bar owner this.  So she couldn’t stay at the Bangkok Hospital for very long.  Last night Pen told me that she would have paid the girl’s full medical expense if only she had known.   I completely believe Pen.  Always have and always will.  She has a lot more behind her than most of her customers would ever suspect,  and she has a huge heart.  As for the local hospital where the girl’s family lived, the place simply did’t have the equipment or skilled personnel to handle complicated medical cases such as hers.

The Duck had slowly eroded a lot of her insides.  The Bangkok Hospital would have operated.  And possibly saved her life.  Who knows?

Last remarks from her bar owner

  • “She left behind children and her parents.  Now  who’s going to take care of them”?
  • “She was very pretty.  She could have easily found another man to take care of her”.
  • “I think about her every day.  This breaks my heart.”
  • “I don’t know exactly why she kill herself.  But it was because of broken heart.”

My last remarks

I have no further remarks  to make about this Naklua bar girl suicide. Other than to link here to one of my You Tube Videos.   This is much more than just another Naklua bar girl suicide.  We will all miss this girl.

If you wish to read more about the bar.  its History and what makes this bar owner so very special continue here.

 

 

 

 

 

Naklua Pattaya Bar wedding Party

Why would an English expat have a Pattaya  Bar wedding party?  At the Naklua Pen Bar of all places?

Pattaya Bar wedding
Will and his bride. Pen the bar owner with her back to the camera.

This is an unpretentious place where the locals hang out far away from the Pattaya go go bars on Walking Street.  I can go on and on about why so many of my friends come here.  But I’ll let this you tube video do most of my talking.

Most of these friends of mine are expats  living in Thailand year round with retirement visas.  Or they are men  still living in their home countries who keep coming back to Pattaya and have been doing so for years.   Most of them are Germans.  I’m American.   While Will is an Englishman.  I suppose Will wanted his wedding party to be unforgettable.  And Will knew that Pen, the bar owner, was the woman who would get the job done.

Pattaya Bar wedding lead singer Ploy
Ploy, lead singer for Alex sound which Will had Pen hire for his party’s music.

This video will explain everything.  Will wanted me to do it.  So did Pen.  So I bought along two cameras.  A Nikon D750 slr with my prized Nikon 24-70 2.8 lens and newest little gem.  A Panasonic LX10 with its very fast 1.4 Leica lens.

May May with female Pen Bar regular to her left. The boyfriend’s stuck in his mother country and very sorry to have been missing all the action here.

But first, a little background for why the Naklua Pen Bar wound up hosting a Pattaya Bar wedding Party.

The Pen Bar is like an English Pub or American tavern where the locals congregate.

Its been here for over 10 years.  It is in Naklua where Westerners actually own condos where they stay for the long haul, many of them for the rest of their lives.  Naklua is a different kettle of fish than Central Pattaya with its thousands of bars that cater to tourists staying in hotels.  It’s like many places in England and the United States that have their local pubs and taverns  where the locals go.

Let me give you an example.  During the party a Thai woman was sitting at the bar next to my girlfriend.  Full of excitement she started thrusting her smart phone in front of my face.   Video conferencing with her was her German boyfriend who was stuck in Germany, unable to attend Will’s wedding party.   I can’t remember a single night that I went to the Pen Bar when I didn’t see the couple together.   But here he was back in Germany eating his heart out to be here with the rest of us.

Saint Thomas bar fines 24 women from Pen Bar

I can cite many examples of customer loyalty to the Pen Bar.   One loyal customer was Saint Thomas who inspired one of my characters in Welcome to the Fun House.  Saint Thomas was an American who lived in my condo building.  We called him Saint Thomas on account of his being almost the exact opposite of a saint.  Such as bar fining 24 bar girls from the Pen Bar in one three month period.    Then he moved back to the U.S.  But whenever he’d visit Pattaya he would email me to ask Pen to keep her bar open for him because he would be arriving late from the Bangkok airport.  He’d then take a taxi which would deposit him with his luggage right at the bar.  He’d never go to the hotel first, not even to shower.  Then after he got good and drunk, he would bar fine one or 2 of Pen’s bar girls.  Pen would have someone drive Saint Thomas and his girl (girls)  to his hotel.

At a Pattaya Bar wedding party the groom gets to sing to his guests. Well, at least at the Pen Bar he does.

And brother, Saint Thomas sure used to get drunk.  I don’t think he missed a night.

Later he died.

Per my Norwegian pal reminds me of a Viking Warrior who takes no prisoners

Another great fan of the Pen Bar is Per.  Per’s a Norwegian friend of mine who you can see in all his infamous glory in this video.

I’ve seen Per drop 10000 baht in a few hours of buying drinks for the ladies.  I think he was ripped off by the bar.   But I never saw him spend 10000 baht at the Pen Bar.  The reason was–Per was oftentimes viewed as a prime target due to his generosity and love of alcohol.  Which led to unscrupulous bar owners and cashiers  grossly overcharging him.  Pen never did.  And none of her employees did either.

Pattaya Bar wedding Party bar girl motorcycle taxi drivers
Two of Pen’s girls taking Will and Tonpai home. This is typical service for Pen’s customers in good standing. Pen will just say, “You. Take Jack back to his condo. He forgot to bring his motorbike.”

This was one helluva Pattaya Bar wedding Party

Will left at 4 a.m. but I stayed until after 5 a.m. still downing all those beers.  Reminded me of a canoe float trip on the Current River in Missouri.  After the ice melted in the coolers in the canoe, the canned beer got very warm.   In those days I probably drank over 30 cans of beer and it got to the point that the more beer I drank the soberer I got.  And so it was here at Will and Tonpai’s wedding party.  Seemed I just couldn’t get enough of the beer.

Trust me, a Pattaya Bar wedding is a lot more exciting than those ho hum affairs in the U.S.

More links to Pen Bar

The Song Pattaya Pattaya in video at the Naklua Pen Bar

The Thailand Naklua Pen Bar 10 year anniversary Dance-a-thon Video

 

 

Testing Nikon D750 video capabilities here in Thailand

Nikon D750 video
The Nikon 750 like most professional cameras can capture the perfect moment with split second timing to get what lesser cameras nearly always miss

Getting terrific low light  Nikon D750 video is a huge challenge especially when I compare my results to what I can so easily achieve with my Panasonic LX-7 with its extremely fast Leica 1.4 lens.   But, if I can ever get it down, I just might produce video that cannot be matched by lesser equipment.  Here’s two examples of low light Nikon D750 video.  The first is   from a New Year’s Eve party at the Surf and Turf Restaurant on Wongamat Beach.  I shot the second the following day at the Naklua Pen Bar.

Shooting either video with my Panasonic LX7 camera would have been easy.

The Lx7’s focusing in a wide variety of situations and lighting is exemplary.  But notice how fuzzy the video becomes in the first video  when I zeroed in on Rory, Iris and May May at close range with the Nikon D750.  The same thing occurs when I zoom in on several of my Russian friends who are sitting much closer to the water.  But so long as I’m shooting my video at mid to long range with the Nikon D750, the results are spectacular .

The lens I’m using most of my Nikon D750 video is nicknamed  “The Beast”.

It only has a focal length of 28 to 70 mm  yet it weighs a full 2.2 pounds.  This lens is frightfully expensive.  It is also too heavy  to carry around all day long.  I have a companion lens for this lens, a Nikon 17 by 35 mm which is equally as good.  But for these videos  I’m using “the Beast” which I find to be more versatile than the 17-35.

Ken Rockwell has this to say about  the Beast

“This 28-70/2.8 offers spectacular performance, and the price you pay is huge size and weight”

“The Beast”  has always been able to create images that produce a three dimensional effect.  And the Nikon D750 produces deep and rich sound from its twin internal stereo microphones.  Although my pocket size Panasonic LX7 produces excellent sound there is simply no comparison to what this Nikon D750 does without any audio editing whatsoever.

In the New Year’s Eve video I shot down on the beach

I at least have some decent light to work with.  But the next night at the Pen Bar, I simply did not have enough light to do a decent job with the bar girls dancing in the background when I was shooting near the stage.  Again, the Panasonic LX7 would have done far better in these extreme low light situations.   Perhaps if I had changed the settings on the camera  I might have achieved much better results.   Using spot metering might have helped here.  Or changing the ISO might have made a big difference.  But I think you can see from both videos that the video potential of this camera, especially with this high a quality lens, is enormous.  But it’s going to take a lot of practicing on my end.

In the coming months I will continue to experiment shooting low light video with my Nikon D750.  I expect to be fully challenged, and possibly overwhelmed.    But whatever the outcome when it comes to testing the Nikon D750 video capabilities, it’s competence at getting the finest digital stills is evident from the slide show photos during the final half minute of the New Year’s Eve Surf and Turf restaurant video.

Update

Although I’ve kept the Beast, I recently purchased its newer and better Nikon 24-70  2.8 lens

I just bought Panasonics latest and greatest small camera, the Panasonic LX10

I used both cameras to shoot my latest action packed video at the Pen Bar.  Put this video on the largest screen you have to spot the differences between what these two excellent cameras can do shooting low light video

 

 

Go go bars have become rip-off Pattaya clip joints

Pattaya clip joints are  go go bars which relentlessly pressure their customers to buy lady’s drinks at high prices.   Over the past few years Pattaya go go bars have entered a downward spiral that offer their customers the worse of all worlds.

First off, there’s the drinking experience itself in which go go dancers descend upon their customer victims like vultures whose single minded goal is to extract as many high priced drinks from each customer victim as possible.   Then there’s the sexual experience, which if there is any, is about the highest priced one can find in a city that offers so many better options.    Lastly there’s the main reason that attracts so many men to Pattaya in the first place which is to empower one’s manhood.   More often than not,  the customer feels so taken advantaged of that he feels as if he’s been de-balled.

I want to describe this form of clip joint activity in three steps. 1. How go go bars used to be run in the good old days, 2. How they are run now, and 3. What recently happened to me at a Pattaya Go Go bar that is far from Walking Street and much closer to Sois 7 and Soi 5.

The Man tour
Since coming to Thailand with the Mantour, most Pattaya go go bars have become Pattaya clip joints in which coyote bar girls are compelled to ram 50 ladies drinks down their customers throats every 10 days.

1. The way things used to be in the good old days

A few years ago, when I went to go go bars,  the basic concept of ladies drinks was to break the ice between a go go girl whose English skills were usually not very good and prospective customers wishing to buy her out of the bar. Whether in Bangkok or in Pattaya the scenario went like this:

A customer comes into the go go bar.  The girls dancing on the stage are all wearing numbers.  When the customer is interested in one of the girls he either gets her attention by motioning  her to come over and have a drink with him or he tells a waitress or the mamasan to have number 17 (for example) to join him for a drink.  The girl soon joins him for a drink.  The potential customer will then often negotiate a price with her for either short time or long time.  This was usually around 1000 baht although I’ve had a couple go go girls willing to go home with me for 500 baht.

If a waitress or mamasan entered into such discussions at all it was usually to interpret for the customer what the go go girl was telling him or explaining to the go go girl what the customer was saying. Back in those good old days, the waitresses and mamasans would typically leave the negotiated price between the customer and the girl.

This is what we looked forward to in the old days when the promises of the Man Tour experience also applied to the Pattaya go go bars.

Although Pattaya is still probably the best place to be on earth for all those boy-girl adventures we all dream about,  most go go bars have become  Pattaya clip joints.

2. In the new clip joint era of today

The customer gets absolutely the worse drinking–female companionship type of experience one can possibly imagine.   Sadly the  go go bars here have become Pattaya clip joints.  Thanks to the coyote bar girl epidemic taking over Pattaya go go bars, customers are constantly being pummeled to buy one ladies drink after another at a machine gun pace.

The go go girls typically have 10 day contracts with the go go bars that require the girls to sell at least 50 ladies drinks every 10 days.  So here you are in one of the Pattaya clip joints.  You are out with several friends wanting to have a relaxing night out on the town. You probably also are wanting to take an attractive girl home with you to empower your manhood. Our tour guide told us was the best thing about Thai women when I first visited Thailand with the Man Tour was that Thai women empowered a man’s manhood.

 But that was 12 years ago.

Today in most of Pattaya’s go go bars the customer winds up having his manhood dismembered.  He winds up feeling humiliated while his wallet has a deep hole in it.

Here’s what happens.  Especially if he’s assessed by the mamasan or go go dancers as being new to the go go scene.   The first girl descends on him like a bird of prey.  What happens next is that either the girl, waitress, or mamasan immediately asks him to buy a ladies drink.  This is typically synthetic orange juice.  Since there’s no alcohol in it the girl can easily consume practically unlimited quantities of such cheap stuff at 140 baht or more a pop.  The next step is for the mamasan or waitress to ask the victim for a ladies drink also.  Chances are the customer has ordered a beer for himself at say 140 baht so when he buys the waitress and the bar girl one ladies drink each he’s out 420 baht already.

 At this point he’s only five minutes into this ball game.

So what happens next?

The go go girl’s sister makes an immediate appearance. The go go girl now asks him: “Buy drink for sister me?” Chances are the go go girl’s English is absolutely dreadful so if you think you are going to get any fun filled dialogue out of these girls, forget it.  So you buy the sister (who 90 percent of the time is not the girl’s sister) an orange juice looking ladies drink.  You are now out nearly 600 baht.

The object of your fond desires now asks you for a second ladies drink. If you politely refuse she will most likely leave you within the next 10 minutes so to keep the ball game in play you comply hoping you are going to have sex with her later on.  By this time you are buying yourself a second beer or a Tequila.

Within the first 20 minutes your bar bill is over 1000 baht.  For this kind of money you could already be banging a Soi Six girl, but never mind.  If you are onto the fact that this is their ball game and not yours, you indicate to the girl, waitress or mamasan that you want to make boom boom with the girl.

Now comes the bad news.

It’s before midnight.  The go go bar wants the girl to get even more ladies drinks out of suckers like you.  So her bar fine is 1500 baht.  You are also informed that you must pay at least 2000 baht just to short time the girl.  You can wait for midnight to come of course and then you will be getting this magnificent deal of getting to bar fine this vulture for just 1000 baht.

But if you stay at this go go bar until midnight chances are you will be paying a lot more than the 500 baht you would be saving by going after the cheaper bar fine.  Say you go for it and decide to bar fine her straight off.

Let’s see.  You’ve probably already run a drink tab of at least 1000 baht.  You wind up having to pay a 2000 tip to the girl for sex and you get to pay the bar a 1500 baht bar fine. So you wind up paying 4500 baht for just one hour of sex and you might just have to pay at least 300 baht for a short time room on top of all that. Your total price for having sex with this women amounts to 4800 baht which comes out to about $140.00 in American money.

And if this is not bad enough, she now either can go back to the go go bar to find another sucker like you or she will go back to celebrate with her Thai boyfriend.  And trust me, over 90 % of all Pattaya go go girls have Thai boyfriends.

3. In the go go bar that’s between Soi 5 and Soi 7.

You can take the girls to an upstairs room for 500 baht here.  So the convenience here is much better than it is down on Walking Street. There’s also no bar fine per se.  Which is a big plus.

Over one year ago I banged my first and only go go girl from this particular establishment.  The girl asked 1000 baht for short time sex. But when I pointed out to her that the price of the room was 200 baht too high compared to the competition I got her to ask me just 800 baht for her tip.

But a few months after that I heard that this go go bar was charging 1500 baht for bar fines.  So I later asked the go go bar owner what the club’s policy was on bar fines and what I must pay to have sex with the girls. I understood the man to tell me that customers had to pay 500 baht to use the upstairs rooms, but as for what the go go girls got for their “tips” this was a matter that was strictly between them and their customers.  So–if a girl was happy with getting 1000 baht from me such as the girl I had taken upstairs before, that was fine with this go go bar owner.

Several weeks later, I had one of the girls drinking with me.

I offered her 1000 baht to have sex with her. And if she didn’t speak English well enough to understand me, I made it very clear that I’d be paying the bar 500 baht for the room upstairs and 1000 baht to her by making repeated hand signals and gestures towards her and the upstairs. She agreed to my offer so I told the mamasan that I was paying my bill and bar fining the girl. The mamasan then presented me a bill that included the girl’s tip at 2000 baht.

“No, No, No.” I told the mamasan. “I pay the girl. We already decide on my tip for boom boom.” This is unacceptable to the mamasan who insists that I must pay the bar instead of the girl for sex. So I tell the mamasan, “Big boss tell me that I pay tip to the girl. Girl and I already decide how much I must pay her. Let me speak to the owner.”

“Owner not here now,” the mamasan tells me. You pay this much, which she’s showing me on my bin.” “Okay.  Not take lady,” I tell the mamasan. I pay only my bin for drinks (which is about 1000 baht). I end up settling my bar bill of 1000 baht and promptly leave the place.

Two weeks later. There’s a shapely go go girl I’m attracted to

who’s nearly five feet eight inches tall.  I’m pretty hot on her.  She’s sat with me a couple of times before.

Only a few days ago, I had talked to the bar owner again–this time about the incident where a mamasan horned in on my 1000 baht arrangement with one of his girls.  “Oh, we have a 1500 baht minimum” he told me.  This is because when a girl charges less for her tip the other girls get angry with her.  So to eliminate this problem all the girls must now charge at least 1500 baht.

I want the tall girl  so I’ve made up my mind that I will tip her 1500 baht.

As soon as I enter the go go bar another girl takes me inside and she’s very pretty.  But about the time the girl sits next to me, the tall girl comes up to us.  I  tell the new girl  “I love her too much,” while pointing at the 172 centimeter tall girl.  The new girl immediately backs off which leaves me with the object of my fondest desires. Billy Bob’s with me also and I’ve already told him, “I got a bad feeling about this one. I will pay her 1500 baht and not one baht more.  I think this is just another one of Pattaya clip joints.  Just like the ones on Walking Street.

Right off the girl asks me to buy her a tequila and an orange.

“What?” I ask her. You want two drinks? One orange and one tequila?

“No. Together,” she tells me.

I’m totally confused. Is she having a little orange mixed with her tequila?” I ask myself. “Because surely she’s not so greedy as to ask me to pay for two drinks at the same time.

This place is certainly starting to smell like all those other Pattaya clip joints ”

But I’m wrong. She’s that greedy. I order for myself a bottle of beer. My bar bill’s already 441 baht. I gotta get busy.

“You must sell 50 drinks in 10 days,” I ask her.

“Yes.”

“Bingo.”  Now I’m 100 percent certain that this is just another example of the  Pattaya clip joints that is ruining this city.  I got a coyote bar girl in my lap now,” I tell myself. “The number one species of vultures of all vultures here in Pattaya. That explains this place now.”

“So, if I buy you one ladies drink for 140 baht you keep the entire 140 baht?” I ask her.

“No. I sell 51 drinks then I get blah blah blah blah.”

I”m totally confused now. And I really don’t care. She’s a vulture and that’s all there is to it.

“I want another drink”

“Not yet. I want boom boom you. I give you 1500 baht short time. Okay?

“I want 2000 baht.”

“1500 baht. Okay.”

“Other men in bar are tourists. Me same same khun Thai. I get discount so I pay you 1500 baht.”

I now pull out my wallet and show her my Thai driver’s license.

“See, khun Thai. Not tourist.”

By now the waitress arrives to charge me for my drinks and bar fine. The waitress tells me, “You must pay her 2000 baht.”

“If she agrees with me for 1500 baht this is okay with Big Boss I tell the waitress. And this time the owner is there right across the room from us. I mention his name to the waitress.

“He not big boss,” the waitress tells me.

“Well who is?” I tell myself. Certainly not his Thai girlfriend. It is this falang who is paying the bills and not his destitute Thai girlfriend. But so it is with most of these Thais. Falang only must pay money. He have no rights. Dog is more important than him.”

The deal is off. This one’s a greedy bitch.

Her ordering two drinks at the same time proves it. Would she have gone upstairs with me for 1500 baht had the waitress not interfered? Who knows. Call it 50-50. I tell the girl that I will be boom booming someone else within the next hour or so and that I will be paying the girl just 1000 baht.

She says: “You angry with me?”

“No,” I tell her. “Not angry. You very pretty lady but I never even pay as much as 1500 baht. I not same same as other customers in this bar”

So I leave and Billy Bobs still with me. Except I forgot to mention something. I’ve just done a huge favor for Billy Bob and he’s so happy that he’s already offered to pay for my boom boom with the tall lady. I had told Billy Bob that I would accept his offer but that I’d never pay the tall go go girl 2000 baht. Billy Bob then said it didn’t matter. He’d gladly pay 2000 baht for my boom boom. Or even more.

But I gots my pride. Billy Bob and I move onto another bar. It’s on Soi Six.

A pretty girl greets me at the bar entrance.

She’s short whereas the go go girl was very tall for a Thai woman at just under five foot eight. This one’s barely over my waist. But she’s cute, and already she’s cuddling up next to me. Right off she gets me a beer and doesn’t even ask me for anything for herself. Within five minutes she’s massaging my dick and here she hasn’t even asked me for a drink.

I get her a drink. Because she deserves one. Plus, I will probably be boom booming her pretty soon so I want her to have enough alcohol in her so that she really feels like empowering my manhood. We have a couple drinks together while I’m getting this wonderful massage right where it counts, plus she’s kissing me all over my face. But such is life n the promised land.  This place is certainly not one of those infamous Pattaya clip joints

I take her upstairs, but

so far I’ve only had to pay the 300 baht room charge that goes to the bar plus the drinks.

She’s happy with my promise to pay her 1000 baht. She takes a shower in the room, then I take a shower. When I come out of the shower she’s already lying in the bed with her legs wide open inviting me in.

When we finally go back downstairs together Billy Bob’s still sitting where we had left him.

“Been waiting for long?” I ask Billy Bob.

“Only an hour and fifteen minutes,” he replies.

“You gotta be shitting me.”

“No. It might have even been longer.”

“We must have tried just about every position, and not just once but twice. And you know what, Billy Bob? I was thinking you the entire time. This means so much to me your paying for this fuck. I will treasure this moment for the rest of my life.”

That last example of the go go epidemic of Pattaya clip joints ripped me off for the last time.

I’d rather go to a beer bar every time. Even if the girls are butt ugly,

they are happy just to have me get them just one drink. And oftentimes they are massaging my back or legs while we are drinking together. Drinks are typically 90 baht. I even know of one beer bar where the gin and tonics are just 60 baht.

And as for the Soi Six bars? Most of them ask about 90 baht for a bottle of beer. And you aren’t getting high pressured to buy girls all those drinks. The goal of most of the girls on Soi Six is to convince you to take them upstairs as soon as they can get you in the mood. And once they do get you up there, their next goal is to make you so happy that you will be coming back to them again and again.

So my advice to all of you reading these words of advice is to leave all the go go bars alone. With the possible exception that is when go go bar 1. Does not persistently hound you with all those coyote girl vultures and 2. Leaves it entirely between you and the girl what you agree on for her tip if you short time or long time her.

The Sequel to the go go bar between Sois 5 and 7

If one calls me a cheap charlie for tipping the first girl just 800 baht over a year ago, I have this to say.  First…..After boom booming her several weeks later I sat at the bar alone where she joined me.  I bought her a couple of drinks. Then I told her I was heading out to Walking Street.  But she sat there in my arms, happy to be having a drink or two and in my company. Then she disappeared.

Later when I was carousing with Billy Bob on Walking Street  a wholesome looking girl yelled out my name

in the middle of Walking Street. So I walked back to her. The girl asks me to join her at a new go go in Walking Street she had just started working for. She looked very familiar to me, and she was just, nice. Not at all like most go go girls.

I told her I’d see her soon and then Billy Bob and I went into Super Girls. I had just one beer there as I pondered where I had known the mystery girl from. And then it dawned on me. She was the go go girl I had once boom boomed on Soi 6 for 800 baht. After having just one beer at Super Girls I went joined my friend at the new go go bar where we had a few drinks together.

She was having a birthday party the next week and I promised to visit her on her birthday. But when I went the next week, I never saw her at the bar. She was nice. Very nice. But when I asked her about why she had stopped working at the go go bar where I had boom boomed her she told me that she didn’t like the bar owner.  This girl was about as straight a girl as you will find in a go go bar.  So I figured she didn’t like working in the Pattaya clip joints

We now go back to only a couple of weeks ago.

The tall girl had a sister working with her at her go go, which was complete bullshit I think.  Anyways, we were all in that place together and two girls were sitting with Billy Bob and me. I had way too much tequila that night and so had the girl who was sitting with me.

We were all sittin in front of this long stage where several girls were dancing in front of the long couch we were all sitting on. The sister got so drunk on tequila that she kept pulling my dick out of my shorts and showing it off to the girls dancing in front of us. But when I offered to take the girl upstairs, she refused.

In fact she didn’t even offer me a price. Not 1000 baht. Not 2000 baht or even 5000 baht. She only told me that she hated the mamasan. So she and the girl sitting with Billy Bob started talking up a party to be held in my condo building. They were from Sattahip or Ban Serai. I figured this wasn’t going to be happening because it was a long say from Sattahip and my condo.

But brother, was I wrong.

Three times those two girls came to my condo building looking for me.

And I can guarantee I’d be boom booming the girl who had kept playing with my dick for 1000 baht. And not just for short time. I mean long time. Anyways I don’t go around bringing just any girl up to my condo. That’s my private castle. So I wound up giving the entire thing a pass. And now I think both girls are over working upstairs at the Windmill down on Walking Street.

I have never seen a customer ever take a girl upstairs in that go go girl those girls used to work for. Not since I took that girl up there for 800 baht over a year ago. The place is  a one of many go go Pattaya clip joints.  And the smarter and more honorable girls know it. They aren’t likely to be staying there for very long.

The Thailand Naklua Pen Bar 10 year anniversary Dance-a-thon Video

Live music at the Naklua Pen Bar
From 7:30 until 1 a.m. live music ran non stop

The Thailand Naklua Pen Bar is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.  Tonight there’s live music and the girls are dancing.

The food was good and two of my buddies were drinking with me, one Austrian, the other British.  I started with Gin and Tonics but I was going through them very fast, and I could see my bin piling up with tickets.  This was going to be an expensive evening especially since I was buying several of the girls drinks.   No matter.

The Naklua Pen Bar doesn’t have its ten year anniversary every day.

And I wouldn’t miss this party for the world.  And it’s all because of Pen, who’s also having her annual birthday.

In England they call the hangouts for the locals pubs.  In my part of the U.S. we call them taverns.  We call it the Pen Bar here in Pattaya Thailand. That’s because all our favorite local bars have closed their doors or gone to seed.

Malai Bar never was the same after Eddie sold it to someone who had no clue on how to run a bar.  Then it closed.  It can be seen in the background of this video, vacant.  The Girl Beer Bar was the greatest place around with lots of pretty girls always around. Good music too.  But then the German owners had a falling out or that’s what I had heard.  As for Drinking Street, I’ve got lots of you tube videos that attest to how good it used to be there.  But most of the girls there have gotten to be fat and unattractive.  And Mam left, then Kwan.

But the Naklua Pen bar has been a steady watering hole of mine for ten years.

Most of the bars near it are doing very badly.  Many have closed.  But Pen’s always got customers.  It’s Pen who’s made the big difference.

Pen used to be a bar girl.  She’s a straight shooter who will never overcharge a customer or tell him stories the way 90 percent of the bar girls do and nearly all the Thai bar owners and mamasans.

 I now understand why Saint Thomas loved  the Naklua Pen bar so much

Saint Thomas used to rent a condo on the 7th floor of my building.  He lived here full time for about a year,and during that year he bar fined something like 25 bar girls from Pen’s bar.  Then he moved back to the U.S., but he kept making visits to Naklua every three months or so.  Saint Thomas would email me to tell Pen that he was coming to Pattaya on a certain night, and that she should stay open late, just for him.  He’d not even bother checking into his hotel first. Saint Thomas would just have the taxi driver from Bangkok take him straight to the Naklua Pen Bar, and he’d drop his bags off right next to his table where he’d start drinking right off.  Around three or four in the morning, he’d have Pen or her nephew drop him and his bags off at his hotel.

But tonight it was Rod’s turn.  Rod doesn’t own a motorcycle yet or a car because he hasn’t quite moved here full time quite yet.  So he took a taxi to meet us at the Naklua Pen Bar tonight.  Around 3 a.m. he had just about enough to drink, and was about to go out looking for a taxi.  So I advised him to have Pen get one of her bar girls to take him back to his condo on her motorcycle.  Which one of the girls did.  She was back at the bar ten minutes later.

And that’s how the Naklua Pen Bar gets so many loyal customers.

Links to other Naklua Pen Bar Videos

Tri and Pai, two of our favorite Girl Beer Bar Girls cut up at the Pen Bar

Per and Jack get marooned at the Pen Bar by unrelenting rain where they are molested by rampaging bar girls

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Drinking Street Kwan performs at Pattaya Best Bar on Soi 8

Watch this very sexy Pattaya  bar girl video.  Drinking Street Kwan delivers in spades at a bar where she’s never been before.  Pattaya Best Bar on Soi 8.

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Here’s Drinking Street Kwan at Wongamat Beach with friends. Big John’s just out of the picture. Johannes isn’t in the picture either. He’s the camera man.

When I took these pictures Drinking Street Kwan is living in my condo building.

And she’s been here for a few weeks.  So by now, I’m getting to know Kwan pretty well.  We might be relaxing down on Wongmat Beach.  But one of the Thai women has a birthday.  We must celebrate.  So we hatch out a plan.  And this plan involves my camera.  My trusty Panasonic Lx-7 with its very fast Leica lens.

By now Drinking Street Kwan is getting quite a fan club.  On Drinking Street,

an American approaches me.  It’s my hat that’s the give away.  That’s why I wear it.  People recognize me all over the world because of the Jack Hat.

“Where’s Kwan?” the man asks me.  Then adds:  “You must be Jack Corbett.  The guy who’s written all those books.”

You get the drift where this conversation’s going.  The guy wants to see Kwan in the flesh.  So I tell him, “I’m not sure where she is.”

By now Drinking Street Kwan must have over 200,000 views of the You Tube videos I’ve shot of her.

So  a lot of men want to meet her. They want to watch her dance.  They want to have sex with her.  And they do, in their dreams.

I know where she is.  She’s living 3 floors above me.  But I’m not about to tell anyone this.  She’s got a boyfriend too.  I’m keeping quiet about that too.

*******

Two weeks later.  I’m on Drinking Street.  As usual I’m having a few beers, and another man approaches me.  He’s Japanese.

Are you Jack Corbett?”  the Japanese asks.

Well we know where this is going.

A few days later.  It happens again, only this time it’s an Englishman who’s wanting to find Pattaya Drinking Street Kwan.

So back to Wongamat Beach and Drinking Street Kwan

Our group starts planning where we are going next.  I mention the Pattaya  Best Bar on Soi 8.  The Best Bar is a beer bar.  But the girls are always dancing on little stages here.  And sometimes on the bar itself.  And unlike a go go bar, I can do video here.

So we all head out to the Pattaya Soi 8 Best Bar.  Johannes and I start buying the 3 Thai women tequilas and beer.  And Drinking Street Kwan really loves her tequila.

After awhile I can read Kwan’s mind.  She wants to show off.  She’s thinking:  “These bar girls here aren’t shit.  I should show them what a real star can do.”

Johannes at Wongamat Beach

When I sense a great video’s about to happen, I really want Johannes to be there.

At the Pattaya Best Bar, Drinking Street Kwan asks me,  “Do you think they will let me dance here?”

Drinking Street Kwan at the Pattaya Best Bar
Our little corner of the world went wild when Drinking Street Kwan got up on the stage of the Pattaya Best bar. A bar she had never been to before. But it wasn’t the stage. Kwan got right up on the bar where she could shake her ass in everyone’s faces

We get the go ahead from one of the girls tending the bar, and then I tell Fon who had been taking English classes with Kwan.  “Now you will really see something.”  I know what

Drinking Street Kwan with Johannes
See what I mean? When it comes to making movies Johannes is better than Brando

Kwan can do and she’s in the mood.  My camera is small, but it’s got a Leica 1.4 lens with image stabilization.  This is one of the finest cameras in the world for shooting in low light and this bar is darker than most cameras can handle.  The music’s da da, or butt awful.

Drinking Street Kwan stands head and shoulders above the crowd
Kwan is deceptively tall. She’s 166 centimeters which makes her taller than the average American woman

But Drinking Street Kwan is sexier than ever.  And my camera does not let me or Kwan down.  But the music’s just not good enough.  I must create a miracle–a soundtrack that is worthy of what we can do together.

  I don’t know if I’ve succeeded or not so I will let you be the judge.

Many thanks to Pattaya Best Bar for allowing Drinking Street Kwan to take over your establishment.

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Video of a Pattaya Tragedy–Edie’s birthday at the Malai Bar

The date is 2006, and it’s Edie’s birthday party at the Naklua Malai Bar.  Edie, will become a Pattaya tragedy.  But only a few years ago, Edie had the best band in Naklua.

Edie will become a Pattaya tragedy
At her birthday back in 2006 Edie pulled out all the stops. Love her or hate her (most of us loved her) Edie was unforgettable. I hardly remember a single expat living in Naklua who didn’t hang out at the Malai Bar at one time or the other.

And unlike most beer bars today, Eddie had some really cute girls working for her.

Let me take you back in time–to the good ole days

It’s Eddie’s birthday, and  she’s gone balls out to bring in a few pretty girls from Sattahip decked out in special uniforms.   These girls are not Edie’s bar girls.  But  Edie’s birthday party, as sensational as it was,  would be the harbinger of  a Pattaya tragedy.

Cope during a photo shoot at my Naklua condo
Cope during a photo shoot at my Naklua condo. She was about twenty back then. She would later mature to be even more beautiful with a far better command of English than she had in the old Malai Bar days.

Cope, one of the prettiest girls dancing is now living in Germany after marrying a German.  Which is probably good for her, but bad for the rest of us.  She was very pretty, and even prettier the last time I saw her.

There’s a beautiful lady in the video dancing next to Cope.  You wouldn’t believe she’s a lady boy though.  Like Cope, we haven’t seen her in Pattaya for years.

Today (it’s August 2017) , the band is nowhere to be found.  The Malai Bar is barely open.  It sits there devoid of customers while its owners wait in Bangkok for a buyer.  A single woman looks after the place as caretaker.  But I can still buy a drink there, and sometimes I go over to talk with her.

But back to the Golden Years of Malai Bar

Edie being a very special kind of bar owner always paid her band a lot of money.  She also had A LOT more customers than any other bar around.  If all this sounds like a Pattaya tragedy, it gets much worse.

My tilac, the tilac in this video, is no longer in my life.  She was Edie’s niece, and it was because of her that I used to come to the Malai Bar quite often.  So did most of my friends.

Edie was a very special kind of bar owner, the likes of whom we will probably never see again.  But in spite of her brilliance at running a bar,  she somehow lost a lot of money and had to sell the bar.

The Malai Bar would never be the same again.  Not even close.  But the real Pattaya tragedy here is there is not single bar in Naklua, Thailand since the Girl Beer Bar that is even 10 percent of what the Malai Bar once was.  The Malai Bar no longer has any customers except for an occasional man or woman who wants to have a drink with the bar’s solitary caretaker.   It sits there next to the Pen Bar, vacant, in mute testimony to all the great times we all used to have there.  When any man or woman who wanted to put on a show could come up and sing or dance in front of the crowd.

Which you will see in this video.  There’s a beautiful incredibly sexy Thai woman dancing as Edie’s band plays “Suzie Q”.  Then there’s a muscular handsome German playing the guitar as he sings, “Welcome to the Free World.”  The video ends with Edie getting practically everyone, her bar girls and customers, dancing.

But the final Pattaya tragedy is Edie was murdered

several years ago while driving her car back to Sattahip from a Soi 7 or 8 she had been managing.    This video’s for her.

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Pattaya bar owner shot to death

Looking Glass Magazine August 2006 Pattaya Bar owner of the month shot to death

I just heard about it last night. But when this appears in Google the story will read Pattaya Bar owner shot to death. But this wasn’t just any bar owner. The woman who was killed was ED, former owner of the Malai Bar in Naklua which I had awarded the Looking Glass Magazine Bar of the month in August 2006. My girlfriend at that time was Ed’s niece and Ed’s niece lived with me for a year and seven months. So it should have been no surprise that we went to the Malai Bar quite often back then. In those days in my opinion, the Malai Bar was the best managed bar in the area. It had the best music. It had a good crowd. And very seldom was it boring.

I remember the first time I came into the Malai Bar. I had been drinking with a Scot at T.J. Bar across the parking lot from the Malai Bar, and I noticed that this bar I had never set foot in before had a big crowd, so I said to the Scot, “Let’s check that place out.” As soon as we came into the bar, Ed came up to me and said, “Thank you so much for coming into my bar. Can I buy you a drink?”

The second thing that happened to me was a pretty Thai lady came up to me, took me by my hand and escorted me to a bar stool. Then she sat next to me. The shapely Thai woman would become my girlfriend.

Ed was never boring. Sometimes she’d buy me a drink. Other times she’d ask for one. She’d get up and dance on the bar. Oftentimes she appeared to be drunk and totally out of control. I think she usually pretended to be drunk. Outstanding showmanship on many levels earmarked her bar as something very special in those days and I think a “drunken ED” was part of her master plan.

I used to shoot a lot of pictures and video at the Malai Bar. But the best night of them all was when Ed put on her birthday party. She already had a good looking group of girls working for her. But that was not good enough for ED. One just had to know ED to really appreciate how outstanding she was at running a bar. For her birthday she brought in a group of girls from Sattahip and had them dancing with her bar girls. That night ED had an exceptional group of very attractive Thai bar girls performing for her, and at the end ED got up on the pole herself.

After a year and seven months my girlfriend and I split up and I stopped going to the Malai Bar. Something like a year and a half later I met my present girlfriend and I took her to a heavily advertised Pattaya Bar that had been touting itself as the number one nightclub for music.

The drinks were expensive there and the band sucked rotten eggs. The distaste in my mouth was so bad that I decided I had to take my girlfriend to a place where I knew the music would be good. And the bar I had in mind was Ed’s place. So I took my girlfriend into the Malai Bar and we kept going there for many months. The band was still as good as always and Ed had not lost her considerable charm.

And then the bar was sold to someone else. One man in the band quit and not long after that the drummer quit as well. The rumor was that Ed lost the bar because she had a gambling problem. We stopped going there.

I learned just last night that ED was shot to death somewhere near Nong Nooch Botanical Garden. The other bar owner told me that ED owed too many people too much money, could not repay her debts and that was that.

ED might have not been able to manage her money but she sure was one helluva bar owner. She had three men playing at the Malai Bar and from what Ed’s niece told me she paid each man a lot of money. Perhaps far too much money and more than nearly any other bar owner would have been willing to part with. Her bar centered around music and it brought in a lively crowd. Those were the days.

There’s several videos I did at the Malai Bar that you can get to through my links above. And no, they are not on my you tube channel. For one thing the little Canon I used in those days to shoot video was nowhere close to what my Panasonic LX 7 can do. You will notice that there is an extreme qualitative difference between my earlier You Tube videos and those I have done recently. Part of the reason is that in recent years we have been experiencing much faster internet speeds here in Pattaya than previously. So I’ve been able to shoot and upload huge video files and put those on the You tube server which can handle such large video files far better than anything I’ve worked with before. And of course, that new camera is simply outstanding.

The Song Pattaya Pattaya in video at the Naklua Pen Bar

The song Pattaya Pattaya in video at the Naklua Pen Bar captures the essence of the most fun city on the planet.

Meet Pie, Tree and Pudcha. They will do most of the dancing for you. These three were Jack’s favorite Pattaya bar girls at the Girl Beer Bar until it changed hands, then closed. But Pen, one of Jack Corbett’s favorite bar owners, is still going strong in Naklua, and Pen’s having a knock down blow out party. Jack and his girlfriend decide to invite Pie and give her an offer she cannot refuse, “The drinks are on us. Join us.” But Jack knows that once Pie starts drinking, she becomes a non stop dancing machine. He’s got his video camera ready. The real icing on the cake becomes apparent when Tree comes to the Pen Bar party with Pie. Tree’s as cute as they come. Neither of them are bar girls working for Pen. But Pudcha is and Pudcha used to work with Tree and Pie at the Girl Beer Bar.

The video starts off early with one of the Pen Bar Girls dancing on a table top out in the middle of the rain. Oblivious to how wet she gets drenched she dances to the rain drops. There’s a good crowd here tonight. And the band is playing the song Pattaya Pattaya.

Pie is her abby-normal whacked out self, and Pudcha’s shaking a tail feather like never before. The tequila’s flowing. And Tree starts to find her real elemental self. Now I don’t know why this video’s been red flagged by you tube. Something about content inappropriate for minors but for the life of me I don’t understand why. Is it because of Pudcha’s shaking her little derriere and this is considered to be overly sexy? Or is it Tree who’s at fault? Tree, giving the inky night sky the bird. Tree is irreverent as all get out as she pokes fun at the world. Pretty little Tree, she’s the girl in the white t shirt, so full of fun so full of life.

You must be an adult to see this video. Over on you tube viewers must sign in with their email address or so it seems. Personally I think it should be on the family channel. Also….in the main published video on You Tube the aspect is all wrong so the girls seem a lot fatter than they are in real life. And that’s the main reason why I’m republishing it.

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Pattaya girls dancing for fun

Pattaya girls dancing for fun video tops 648,000 views because it realistically captures the ambiance of the beer bar experience.  Yet so far the irony of this videos success has never been told.

The video took place at the Skytop Guesthouse and Internet cafe on 2nd Road just one block from Pattaya’s famous Soi Six.  Jack Corbett’s best friend, an Australian named Pete had owned the place.  Unfortunately Pete died leaving the business to his widow, Wan.  But Jack had lived for 11 months across the guest house’s hallway from Pete and Wan.  He had watched two key employers and the condo’s cleaning woman quit in the same week and Pete could barely turn a computer on.  And Pete was in and out of hospitals due to severe health problems that would later kill him.  It was all up to Wan.  Jack Watched her clean the entire place single-highhandedly while she picked up the computer skills that are essential to running an internet cafe.  Because of  Wan’s skilled management and hard work the business prospered.  She made two partitions out of the internet cafe on the 1st floor and rented out one of them to Geogio, a Burmese tailor of unprecedented talent while leaving the other partition as the internet cafe.  Then she started up a beer bar in front of the internet cafe which she ran with the help of her younger sister.

Being great friends of both Pete and Wan Jack could run riot with his cameras.  After Pete died, he took Wan and his girlfriend over to a Soi 8 bar that had the hottest beer bar girls on the soi dancing non stop.  Jack had always found this bar to be jam packed with customers so he said to Wan:  “Wan, you really should consider having a dancing marathon at your Skytop bar.  You could have try outs on a weekly basis, say every Wednesday night and then once a month you could have a special contest with a cash reward.  Say 3000 or 4000 baht for the best dancer of the month. If you got the word out you’d have some of the hottest Pattaya girls competing against each other.  Meanwhile you could limit the contestants to only those who had made it through your weekly tryouts.”

Wan replied, “Jack, the hottest Pattaya girls are not worth anything.  All their lives they’ve been told how pretty they are, so they become lazy knowing they can have anything without working.  They do what they want, they show up for work only when they feel like it.  I don’t want them working in my bar.”

No truer words have been spoken.  Jack had thought the same way back in the U.S. while taking pictures of hundreds of strippers and feature entertainers.  But now Wan’s words had really sunk in.  From then on, he looked at Pattaya girls in a way that was not new.  He had thought the same way before, but Wan’s words kept nagging at him whenever he went into a go go bar.  He’d keep asking himself while observing them gyrating around the stage:  “Can she cook?  Can she get out of bed in the morning?  Can she give a good massage?  Just how money hungry is she?   Is she a real bitch once you get to know her?  Can she read a book or do things by herself while I’m busy writing my next book or editing a video, or will she always want to go out at night spending a lot of money and doing things behind my back that I don’t want her to be doing?  Can she hold onto her money?  Is she a spendthrift who’s throw away all the money she could ever make or that was given to her?”

Going to the go go bars never was the same again.

But when it comes to Pattaya girls, Wan had actually been a bar girl and that’s where Pete had met her, at a beer bar.  And yet, she had turned out to be an incredibly hard working woman.  She had also become an excellent long term thinker and planner even though it’s commonly known that most Pattaya girls only think short term and that bar girls are short on education with a 6th grade education being all too typical.

Most of the Pattaya girls in this video worked for Wan’s beer bar for years.  She had scarcely any turnover at all, which is perhaps the most solid evidence of  Wan’s management competence.  This video captures the true spirit and sense of fun that can be had by all in a well managed beer bar.   You can see Wan hamming it up throughout the video with the girls and her customers urging everyone on, which is one of the main reasons for this video’s success.  For a two week period it had been averaging over 6000  views a day until you tube decided to put age restrictions on it for whatever reason its moderation team had come up to keep it out of sight of under aged viewers.

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