Asian Sweetheart, Dean Barrett and Perceptions of Thailand

I really, really love Asian Sweetheart’s site but I feel that she has a very slanted view of farangs.  I don’t think she means any harm by it but the words she chooses often betray her underlying feelings.  She recently chose to use Dean Barrett’s book “The Go-Go Dancer Who Stole My Viagra And Other …

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The Rookie Part I

My motivations for leaving life in America were numerous and complex. A more primal part of me yearned for attention and relished the more insidious offerings of this fair Kingdom. Simultaneously, I was attracted to an exotic culture where fun was a staple of life and things moved at a seemingly slower and less serious …

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Beggars can be choosers

Bangkok is awash with beggars; they usually crowd any of the countless passenger bridges that cross Bangkok’s streets, Sky train stations or other well-known areas of the city. I don’t usually give anything unless their situation seems exceedingly desperate. Young children, old folk and the odd disabled person will get a few Baht from me, …

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