Stan, a clever wheeler-dealer, tried to get back into Thailand for nearly a year, to no avail. Suddenly, says Stan, the Thai consulate in NYC "rolled out the red carpet". Stan is now back in Bangkok.
Link to "Gamblers, Guns and Bodbags" on Bit Chute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/mvGumWnbgwyX/
I wrote an essay to celebrate one million views on Quora, combined with my ten year anniversary of living in Singapore, Saigon and Bangkok. This is the first in a four part series of companion videos to that essay. You can find the essay here: https://qr.ae/pNcl1s
Amid new concerns about contagion in Bangkok, I decided to stay home and cook.
Impromptu Chicken Parmesan; feeds eight people.
2 large chicken breasts trimmed
2 cups whole wheat pasta.
8 oz tomato sauce.
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich.
Ingredients are in the name.
2 large toasted pieces of whole wheat bread.
4 strips of fried bacon
4 slices of tomato
Mayonnaise, pepper and salt to taste.
In 1852, nasty bigot Anna Leonowens slandered the King of Siam, a progressive, contemplative intellectual, in her memoir. Twentieth Century media created a novel, a play and at least two movies characterizing the racist, imperialist broad as a stalwart, feminist heroine.
"...I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference" (Robert Frost).
A story about how I got to where I am in Thailand today, a good place.
Link to a video about American war hero Joseph Baker: https://youtu.be/7uhSH5iaEuY
Link to an essay about Monk Gary Baker: https: //qr.ae/pNbVlh
Link to CB Media video, Chad making it happen: https://youtu.be/3itLCp-hVQw
"To take an Annamite to bed is like taking a bird; they twitter and sing on your pillow" (Graham Green, "The Quiet American). Well the Annamite on my pillow was talking with her dead grandmother. This is a love story about falling in love with a country, a culture, a woman and curing an Ecstasy overdose.
I recently discovered my Thai girlfriend's 3 children were the grand children of an American soldier killed in action in the Vietnam War. This is the amazing story of how I came the know the legacy of Joseph T Baker, American hero, father of a Monk, and the grandfather of 3 kids living in my house. What an experience!
Tak, a successful housewife and mother at 24, suddenly becomes a widow. Wanting to maintain her prosperity and status, Tak is drawn to Bangkok as a sex worker. The pandemic offers her redemption. You can read a companion essay to this story at Quora:https://qr.ae/pNUGoh
Created 3 months, 3 weeks ago.
I'm a wandering story teller. These days there is not much wandering happening. So I am telling stories from Bangkok. Many of my videos have companion essays on Quora as well. Reading is nice too: