Catching Up

I know I’ve been a little silent lately. I’ve had sort of a case of writer’s block. I’ve had some ideas for blog posts percolating in my mind but I can’t seem to find the words to get them out there. I’ll be working on some of those this week and hopefully have some really […]

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A Visit With Wanphen’s Family

We drove up to Phetchabun the day before meeting Sa-ard (Wanphen’s mother). It’s about a four hour drive from Bangkok but takes six when you factor in all of the bathroom and food breaks. We spent the night at Ked’s place and in the morning Ked called Sa-ard to remind her that we were coming. […]

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Going Up To Phetchabun

I’ll be going quiet for a few days as I’m going up to Phetchabun to meet with Wanphen’s family. There’s no internet where I’m staying and I’m not up there long enough to hunt down an internet cafe. I should be back on Wednesday so expect some updates about the fundraiser for the family when […]

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Screen Names for Donation to the Wanphen Family

Someone rightly pointed out that it would be easier if I just posted my Stars and Tilt screen names. Considering that my Stars screen name is billrini and I’m not fooling anyone I figured what the heck. So if you would like to make a contribution to Wanphen’s family on either Stars or Tilt the […]

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Saigon Photo Journal

We spent the day just sitting around the intersection of Bui Vien and Duong De Tham taking pictures and enjoying the sunny afternoon. Here are some of my favorite shots from the day.

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My 200,000 Bar Tab

Pretty balla, right? Not for a guy in my situation. But more on that later. Monday I left the hot, sticky, and polluted Bangkok to visit the hot, sticky, and polluted Ho Chi Mihn City (aka Saigon). I was on a visa run. Every so often you have to leave Thailand and go visit another […]

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A Night Out in Bangkok

We had a little party through Thailand Friends for one of our members. The plan of attack was a few drinks at one of the cheapest watering holes in Bangkok, Cheap Charlies, then to the restaurant he manages Charlie Brown’s (some of the best Mexican food in Bangkok, IMHO), and then over to nightclub Climaxx. […]

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ZOMG!!!! The Best News I’ve Heard All Year

I was scanning the news the other day and ran across something that made my heart start beating faster. The creator of such comical wonders as Old School and The Hangover, Todd Phillips, recently let it slip that The Hangover 2 is in the works and it will be filmed in freakin’ Thailand!!!! I’ve shown […]

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Taste of Thailand

One of the weird things about living in Thailand is getting into the groove of how it can be so advanced and yet so backwards at the same time. Bangkok is a city of close to 12 million people from all over the world. A truly international city. Yet, up until a year or two […]

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Asian Poker Tour Philippines

Just wanted to give a heads-up on how you can win a package to the Asian Poker Tour (APT) in the Philippines. Party Poker is running satellites for a $6,000 APT package. I went to the APT in Macau last year and it was great (Mel Judah took my picture in the bathroom) so the […]

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Image Dump – Bangkok Protests, Hua Hin, and Random Stuff

Ever since I had to move because of the protests I’ve been somewhat internet challenged. I could hijack a wireless signal but the speed was close to nothing. Maybe some low-level web surfing and email but that’s about it. I tried to upload some photos one day and left the uploader going about 18 hours. […]

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World Cup gamblers ‘smoking vulture brains’

Speaking of the 2010 South Africa World Cup, Metro is reporting that gamblers in Africa are smoking dried vulture brains because they believe it will give them the power to predict the event winners. I don’t to smoke any vulture brains to know the US team is going to lose to the UK Saturday night. […]

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Poker During the World Cup in South Africa

Tamas Nador sent me a little write-up about the poker scene in South Africa for anybody who is down that way for the World Cup and gets the poker bug. The legal situation is similar to what’s happening in US. at the moment. Government has deemed all online gaming illegal until they have issued regulated […]

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Bangkok on Fire

I don’t even have time to write an update before something new and crazy happens here. I hate posting all of this non-poker related stuff but people are asking for updates every time CNN or someone shows the latest going on so I want to give people the lowdown without all the hype and misinformation. […]

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