— “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” — John 8:32 That’s just a single sampling of the steamy hot photos included in this one-of-a-kind Bootcamp brochure, free to download right here. If you tell me that such a thing is impossible for you—or you’re just not interested—so you……...Read More
— Navigating Love, Pain, and Pleasure in Thailand It’s the one chronic, throbbing pain all of us have probably experienced in our lives. It’s something that’s difficult to describe, but we don’t really need to. Just a few adjectives and adverbs, you get the knowing nod. It has been so long for me that I……...Read More
— 15th Floor Condo Luxury in Pattaya, Thailand In the video: Lots is changing on the blog, which I won’t be mentioning…stuff will just show up. The rest—including the unlisted video—is for the paying membership, who understand what a bargain they get for 4 bucks and pocket change. Easy one for those who like the……...Read More
— Health for the soul I’m reprogramming myself, a little. Hit that link. Two reasons. I had quickly tossed all of that together before heading out the door very near spur-of-the-moment for an 800Km trek to the north of Thailand. If you never get anything else from me, learn to do that one thing. Drop……...Read More
— A Reality Check for the Misinformed NOW FREE: Available as a full-color PDF e-book download. 54 pages, 41 photos. Click here. “Forbidden love in Thailand: a closer look at the controversial relationships between older expats and younger Thai women, examining the motivations and cultural factors at play.” 54 Pages; 41 Photos. Ironically, those who……...Read More
— Now I’ve gone and done it and life will never be the same… Thailand’s night markets, where the vibrant atmosphere and tantalizing aromas beckon entrepreneurs and food enthusiasts alike. But before you dive headfirst into this thriving scene, there’s a crucial prerequisite step that can make or break your night-market dreams. Since going very……...Read More
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The 1000 kilometer road trip from hell during Songkran Festival, with copious diversions into politics, women, Covidiocy, and pickup trucks...
The 1000 kilometer road trip from hell during Songkran Festival
Well, this is about as fresh as you can get a story down on blogs.
I suppose. Could be fresher, but that would have required even more sleep deprivation and fatigue.
At risk of boring you and getting a shutthefuckupaboutitalready, the longish-ass story made briefer is that the final separation with the chick took longer than anticipated. It happened in three stages.
- After disinviting her to bring the girls and come visit, they showed up anyway
- After a few days, the obvious no-go had me handing them off to family who were in town
- Her family left, they showed back up, and after 2 MORE days, enough was enough, so I borrowed a car and ROAD TRIPPED
The theme, of course, is not putting them "out on the street." They have to be in the care and supervision of other family (or me) so that was the constraint I was under.
To understand how this played out, you've got to know a bit about Songkran.Read More
— It doesn’t matter to them how long it took; what matters is what I do now and going forward I risk getting a big fat Duh! from any parents out there, but I’m saying it anyway… I’ve stumbled into the best and most exciting time of my life, in a life already brimming with……...Read More
— My Eyes Popped When I Saw The Legal Bill Yea, there were lots of headline images to choose from with guys in business suits shaking hands, making a deal. BORING! Plus, the design is awful (I laughed out loud and knew I had to use it), so I figured you’d figure I cobbled it……...Read More
— A Touching Homecoming and Reunion The “loads of fun and smooth sailing” getting here is craftily written about here and here. Don’t miss either; both are open public-access. Those two posts and this one serve as as sort of interlude to the series I’m drafting for Members which begins here. Si Sa Ket is……...Read More
— Mostly Peaceful Good News… (Yes, she’s a mother of two daughters, aged 13 and 11.) I’d hoped to have out Part 2 by now. Part 1 ended abruptly. I found myself in a nice, loungy-like place with live music and I approached a young 20-something girl. Pretty hot. Vixen looking. Started talking and she……...Read More
— From The Way-Back Beginning (1982) To The Present I’ve taken some time off and caught up with sleep and protein-targeted food. I was a zombie by the time I’d written and published my final post of the end-of-year sale/anti-sale campaign. I was on the verge of just letting the campaign ride that final day……...Read More
— You can’t get there from here There’s 12 hours and 10 minutes remaining in the sale/anti-sale. That is, it’s 10 minutes before midnight as I begin this final post of my year 2022, 2565 in Thai years. I’ve given half the can of tuna I just opened to the feral cat who stops by……...Read More
— It Comes As No Surprise… First and foremost, I hope you and yours are having an unfettered and merry little Christmas time. As I begin writing this, many of you are just sitting down to dinner or you’ve just finished it over in Ameriland. Just vid-chatted with my parents on WhatsApp. Dad’ll be 85……...Read More
— In a rational world, brats get sent to bed without any dinner
As I've been recounting in my recent Newsletter issues, I've been doing some no-reservations travel where one just sorta spontaneously heads off in one direction and goes with the flow along that path. I didn't plan to go to Koh Phi Phi again, but that's where I ended up for a night before continuing on to Koh Lanta, refreshingly devoid of the young set. Lanta is a place for older, mature-of-mind-and-attitude expats, to partake in its peace and tranquility—which it delivers handily.
Instead of hopping the ferry back home to Phuket, I opted to grab a 3-hr minivan transport to Ao Nang for a couple of nights—at the heart of geologically-astounding Krabi province and its Phang Nga bay. You have to see it to believe it.
This is what no-reservations travel is all about...no-commitment trekking at your whim and leisure. You wanna stay an extra day or two? Can do. Had enough, and you wish to move on right now? Can do. Wanna switch your next destination to someplace else? Can do. Wanna go there by a different route or change the means of your transport? Can do.
I've been travelling like this for 38 years all over the place and have yet to end up hunkering down in a sidewalk alcove for shelter and sleep. I'd never want to do travel any other way, preferably.
...But you have to live a rather fearless life as prerequisite—or you'll fret yourself silly—and the planet doesn't produce many of those types, anymore.
Better safe than sorry!
Ao Nang, like Phi Phi, is a popular destination for the young set—backpackers, students, dreadlocks, elephant pants, vegans, etc.
Plus: NO SEX!!!
...It gets way, way worse from here out, so this is where I'll need to cut it off. If you'd like to read it anyway, plus get unfettered access to everything devoid of hassle going forward, then join up.Read More
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- Greetings from Koh Lanta
- No reservations
- The hot and humid hike
- Snagging an amazing modern updated beach bungalow
- Chillin' in remote and sleepy Lanta
- The food; lots of pics
- The Best Investment Option For 2022 to 2122
- Everyone is an investor
- The financial markets
- Tax sheltering and deferral
- Entrepreneurship and Geoarbitrage for max gains
- The FTX Crypto Fraud is So Delicious
- Andrew Tate makes a point
- "Bankman" demonstrates that point
- Sorry you're bankrupt
- The "CEO" who doesn't use math
- The laughs keep piling up
- Hit & Run
- The Church of Texas at Austin
- Moron cucked simps kneeling before assholes
- It's true about unmarried adult women in America
- Children should be seen and not heard
- Like the Fyre Festival fraud
- IF covid CAN kill you...
- Birth control
- God bless the internet
- Kamala is living proof
- Just do it right, for God's sake
- Pet Peeve of the Week
— Greetings this Monday. Yea, it's supposed to be out your Sunday morning in America.
What befell me My excuses are I was deep diving into the FTX collapse-fraud and also travelling still. Left Koh Lanta this AM, now in Ao Nang, Krabi. In this Newsletter I'll cover my getting to Koh Lanta and a bit of that 4-day experience; the best investment you can make in 2022 and for the next 100 years; the FTX crypto fraud (so delicious); a bunch of Hit & Run; and maybe more...we'll see when I get to the end. Also, this late Sunday edition might count as an early Wednesday edition to just get on track. Again, we'll see.
Greetings From Koh Lanta
After the night in Phi Phi that kicked off the last newsletter, things went without a hitch for stage 2 of my no reservations travel. The speedboat ride was sunny, fun, calm, and short.Read More
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- Greetings from Koh Phi Phi
- No reservations
- Snagging a "room" anyway
- Late night Phi Phi
- Later night writing
- Red Droplets and a Newborn Mouse
- The mountain rumbled
- Fear, money, and status
- Red Waves of the past vs. Red Trickles now
- A fix, again?
- Some Admin Stuff
- Blog membership
- 3 Months No Booze Update
- Hit & Run
- Modesty for women at the Buddhist temple
- Thanks, covid
- Firing half of everybody yet doing better
- CIA disinformation eagerly promulgated by US media
- How essential is sexy sex with a sexy woman?
- America's diminishing cachet (two topics)
Greetings From Koh Phi Phi
Phi Phi is the island where that silly DiCaprio film, The Beach, was partially shot. Details are way off throughout the whole thing but whatever. I didn't intend to be here and I like it just as little as when I was here a year and a half ago during peak covidiocy, and the only tourists were Thai families (the saving grace).
The geology and oceanography is breathtaking but in terms of having an enjoyable time otherwise, not really my thing. Last time it was totally quiet but now, has resumed its rap as a party place...which means the young crowd and you know what that means.
Basically Spring Break shit, though with "adults." Or something.
Anyway, I'm here on an overnight because in my 40-year penchant for no-reservations travel I suddenly told myself to go to Koh Lanta, packed the backpack, and headed out on the cafe racer to catch the 12.30 ferry at Rassada Pier, 35 minutes away. But the boats to Lanta were booked. Best option was to take the 1 hr speedboat ferry to Phi Phi, stay the night, and check out the famed "party" island post-covidiocy. Then, catch the 30 minutes over to Lanta the next morning, which is happening.Read More
— Know The Terrain; Don’t Fool Yourself; Never Complain; Never Get Angry; Tally Up Information [Formerly titled “What Caused My 40% Testosterone Increase?” and originally published in November of 2021. I found the subject matter too limited and too easy for someone to take as a sales pitch for some collection of male-enhancement product(s). So,……...Read More
— I sincerely tried. Hopeless. Here's why.
[This is the 13th installment to the newly-published revamp of the "40% Testosterone Increase" series, which I've re-dubbed Asian Women: The Everyman's Definitive Guide. Hugely expanded and a far wider context for a lot more times and places, since 1982. Now I have endless Asian chick stories to write about...from Japan to Korea to Okinawa to Philippines to Hong Kong to Indonesia to Malaysia to Thailand...going back 40 years—if you're interested in that sort of thing and if not, no worries. Plenty of other stuff.]
...We were waiting for our order at a seriously good burger joint in Patong Beach, just off the famed Bangla Rd. "Walking Street."
Thankfully, five months later and such reenactment crap still isn't on the menu. It's a really damn fine all-beef burger though, just like the reviews said.
One hallmark of a good burger is that it's confident enough to not hide behind a bunch of produce, cheese, bacon, and whatever other non-burger stuff people are adding to them these days. My favorite burger in the world to date, still, is the near 1-lb charcoal grilled on about 1/3 of a bâtard (une baguette, but wider; what Americans call "French Bread."). That's it! No mayo, mustard, ketchup, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, cheese, bacon, or watercress. No sesame seeds. You'll find it at Original Joe's in San Jose, CA.
Anyway, I was so impressed that I decided to take Yui to FAT MAMMA's...and...
...One of my members, Jacqueline, has this to say, in part:
"I am that rare thing a paying female member. Why? I enjoy getting the honest male point of view with all the rawness and crudity that sometimes entails. Yes, sometimes it’s a bit rough to take in, sometimes I disagree or I’m shouting back ‘well, I don’t think that!’ or ‘it’s not all women’! But that’s the point – you do not have to agree with everything someone says – and it’s a great stimulus to be challenged by a different point of view. It’s a great thing to be offended sometimes and to realise that it does not matter, you can still like the guy and value his contribution." [More...]
She's not the only one but they are fewer than the dudes for sure. The ones who do stick around over years and years remind me of the older women in my life growing up, grandmothers and the like. Stong, determined, unflappable.
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— All Things Work Together For Good... (Romans 8:28)
Only at FreeTheAnimal do you get such a bizarre juxtaposition of title, sub-title, and banner image. A total WTF.
It's Sunday morning my time and I've been a busy beaver. Lots to report but for today, I'm popping up 2 relatively short videos of the 3 vids I cut on Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand yesterday. The third is about Russia-Ukraine-Nord Stream that accompanies a huge and substantial post that's been in draft for days: Empires Come And Go But Pax Is Lasting (For As Long As It Lasts). Stay tuned for that after this diversional post.
Why am I in Patong Beach, Phuket and where do I go from here?
Yesterday was such a beautiful sunny day on the heels of Friday's monsoon deluge that resulted in flooding right here on the streets. Big yawn for the Thais, though. The water? Off a duck's back. Do enough monsoon seasons here and you'll get caught many times riding your motorcycle in such a blustery downpour.
What do you do? You slow down, forget about getting soaked (it can't be helped), squint, and soldier on. What happens?
You get passed by cute, 20-sumthin', 40ish-kilo Thai chicks for whom this is commonplace every year and it never gets in the way of anything.
That's what happens.
In answer to the question, I'm changing things up. Summary of the video for those who dislike my videos. Plus, this will all come out piecemeal in writing soon enough.
- I'm soon to become a perpetual SE Asia traveler; doing my standard blogging (writing), just in the backdrop of being in new and exotic places most of the time.
- My home base in Rawai will be maintained. $90 per month, total cost. Less than most people's monthly parking space.
- Travel will be on the cheap, taking maximum advantage of geoarbitrage. My upcoming Social-Security partial-principal-payback begins in February—in an amount that is more than double my monthly living expenses!
- There's the potential for surprise in the form of an amazingly sexy 20-something partner and this travel being via automobile for Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. I'll know more about that possibility in the days to come, as she's arriving here in 4 hours' time.
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