Saturday, September 3, 2011

Free booklets!

The author of the Bangkok book managed to get some booklets while in Thailand and we'd like to offer them to you when you buy Dragon Hwatu and the Bangkok book. When you buy a deck of Dragon Hwatu along with the Bangkok book, you get one of the booklets. When you buy both sets of Dragon Hwatu with the Bangkok book, you get both booklets. There are absolutely no additional charges for the booklets. You'll receive the booklets along with Dragon Hwatu.

We have a very limited supply of these booklets: three copies of Thaiways and seven copies of Pattaya & Jomtien.

Thank you for your support.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Air France Asks Flyers to Take Out Trash!

According to Bloomberg, Air France will ask passengers to clear their seats and take their trash with them when leaving the plane as the carrier seeks to cut costs and stem the advance of EasyJet and Ryanair in its home market.

Paris-based Air France is working on the plan after cabin crew refused to assume cleaning duties at a low-cost operation it’s introducing in a push to claw back traffic at provincial airports, according to a union official involved in the talks.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Is this true?

The US standard railroad gauge (the distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That is an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that is the way they built them in England, and it was the English expatriates who built the US railroads. So why did the English build them like that? Because the same people built the first rail lines, who built the pre-railroad tramways and that is the gauge they used. Why did ‘they’ use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that is the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long-distance roads in Europe (and England) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since. In addition, the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore, the United States’ standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever.
So the next time you are handed a specification/ procedure/process and wonder ‘What horse’s ass came up with it?’, your question may be closer to the truth than you imagine. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two warhorses (or two horse’s asses).

Now, the twist to the story:
When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The Thiokol at their factory in Utah makes sRBs. The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but they had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses’ behinds. So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined over 2,000 years ago by the width of a horse’s ass. Moreover, you thought being a horse’s ass was not important. Ancient horse’s asses control almost everything... and of course, contemporary horse’s asses are controlling everything else.

Four Catholic Men and a Catholic Woman Were Having Coffee

The first Catholic man tells his friends, "My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him 'Father'."

The second Catholic man chirps, "My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Grace'."

The third Catholic gent says, "My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone says 'Your Eminence'."

The fourth Catholic man then says, "My son is the Pope. When he walks into a room people call him 'Your Holiness'."

Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, the four men give her a subtle, "Well....?"

She proudly replies, "I have a daughter, slim, tall, 38D breasts, 24" waist and 34" hips. When she walks into a room, people say "Oh My God."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This Bud's for you, shy guy!

If you can't get what you want where you are, go where you can get it. Don't wait for it. Your clock is ticking...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tumblr for Shy Guys

We have added another venue to our community. You are running out of excuses to stay quiet. Let's hear what's bugging you!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

How to Travel Alone When Shy

Respect your comfort zone. Follow your instincts about how much you can take at one time. Make it an early night if you feel burned out from sightseeing. When you're traveling alone, you can make your own rules.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Warning for shy guys planning to go to Cambodia

Here are some newspaper articles on what's going on in Cambodia:
As the lawyer in the last article says, some NGOs resort to entrapment to catch foreigners. They also act like the police: they spy on and snoop around foreigners. I am not saying all foreigners are innocent but the NGOs are ready and willing to sacrifice a bunch of innocent people in search of a sex offender. You can be put in prison on a simple verbal statement by a Cambodian person, especially a young person. No physical evidence necessary to put you in prison. Do you want to prove your innocence? Good luck. Once you are charged, you go straight to prison. Cambodia is a poor country. Imagine the conditions of their prison.

Don't take a chance.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quick Nana Plaza history

Nana Entertainment Plaza began 25 years ago when several bars on Soi 14-Soi 16 were forced to close indefinitely because of construction on Sukhumvit Road. In mid 1982 the Rosemarys, The Three Roses and The Rainbow Bar all moved into Nana plaza which had been a strip mall. Since that time, it has grown to almost 40 bars packed into the central court area of Nana Plaza.

Now its fate is again hanging in the balance. Its lease is supposed to be up for renewal in 2012 and many people are putting their money on the end of Nana. The real estate is simply too valuable for this kind of venture. Enjoy while it lasts.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Send us your new e-mail address!

We sent our Bangkok book customers a download link for the new edition of the Bangkok for Shy Guys but our message to some customers returned because their e-mail addresses were no longer good. We are doing this to honor our promise we made when you purchased the old edition. You are entitled to this latest edition free of charge. If you'd like to receive the latest edition, please contact us immediately.

Thank you.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finally, the Bangkok for Shy Guys has arrived!

Our 2011 Bangkok for Shy Guys is now available. For the Amazon Kindle owners, we also have the Kindle version as well. Please come to our web site for more info:
Be sure to check out the Bangkok photo album while you are on our web site: The photos are linked to the Google map, so you know where things are. For the added feature for our readers, each photo shows the page number related to the photo. Some photos are not in the book because we couldn't include all the photos in the book due to the limited file size.
Thanks for your support.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recommended movie for shy guys

It is an old movie but good movies are timeless. In the movie, a shy guy gets a girl. The moral of the movie is that if you are shy and wants to get girls, one way to do it is to become rich. I know it is nothing new but it is true. Look at Hugh Hefner. I think he is shy and we know he is rich.

Here is the wiki page on the movie: the lover.