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Naughty Girls
« on: July 01, 2015, 20:31:30 »
On Sukhmavit Soi 4 (the small side street #4 off the main street Sukhumvit) in Bangkok next to the entrance to Nana Plaza.

These women are very averse to having pictures taken and, if they get upset, a large number of irate young men swarm out of adjacent places to beat the crap out of whomever upset them - something I didn't want to experience. Thai men of this group compensate for any size differential with numbers, speed and a willingness to use any available object that is sharp or heavy.

There is a clear class/color distinction between these bar girls, who are traditionally from Isaan Province and are more Lao than Thai, and middle class Thai women who wouldn't be found in this neighborhood.

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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 21:29:54 »
ATM very conveniently placed :)
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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 07:30:14 »
Good sneak.  Tells me something about the place.  Did the autofocus choose the ATM machine, or was it you?
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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 08:27:57 »
How come they didnt notice you?

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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 14:31:01 »

Lew, the image is gone. Guess it was there for a short time  ;)

p.s. I had seen it previously.

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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 16:50:20 »
Fons, I never raised the camera, just shot a few from the hip trying to frame the ATM with the females.
Although I should have been noticed, I am the right demographic to be a customer - older, homely, white guy.

Faris, picture still shows for me.
Don't know what is happening.
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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 19:40:52 »
The picture is still showing here as well.
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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2015, 20:49:50 »
was it an adrenaline rushing shot ?
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Re: Naughty Girls
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2015, 21:19:42 »
Adrenalin rushing?
Not certain what you mean by that.

I was walking around that area with my travel buddy just to show him how Bangkok got its reputation.
Sukhumvit has enormous traffic flow and the overhead platforms of the Skytrain seem to hold the sound in.
The open-front bars compete with loud music.
Even late at night the sidewalks are jammed with booths selling any kind of stuff one can imagine.
So it's crowded, hot, noisy and the sights just overwhelm.



This almost invisible passage is what is left to get by.



And any kind of eye contact with a loitering person, even for a second will elicit, a smile and an inquiry about 'where are you going?.

For someone from more uptight environs, the street life in Bangkok is an adrenaline-raiser on its own - night or day.



As my son said on his blog, 'In Bangkok, don't be surprised if that tall, lovely woman who is giving you an inviting eye from the end of the bar, didn't start out life as a female.'
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