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  • Etiquette for Wives

    $4.99$9.99 Tomas, Chris
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    Self Help 12 Step Guide for Married Women with Bible Verses

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  • Orphans of the Secret War

    $9.99 King, Bruce
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    American soldiers left after Vietnam, breaking hearts of many Thai women, abandoning mix-breed children to grow up within a culture that wouldn’t accept them.

    The title of the conflict “The Vietnam War”, doesn’t totally encompass the impact it had on the region it consumed–Southeast Asia.

    In the 1960s and throughout the 70s, the much more powerful North Vietnamese Army took full advantage of Laos’ weaker position by fueling the internal conflict within the landlocked country and gaining room for their troops to maneuver within Laos. During this time, and fearing that the communist propaganda would cross its border with Laos and spread unrest within, The Kingdom of Thailand agreed that the US military could use Thai air bases around the country to fight in defense of freedom and democracy. The Americans swarmed into the Thai Kingdom like migrating African bees, ultimately giving Thailand something magical to smile about, at least superficially.

    The social stratosphere of Thailand quickly adapted like only Thai culture can. Cities were erected around Thai Air Force Bases throughout the nation, solidifying the shaky foundation of shadow businesses that abound in Thailand and generate a large portion of the Thai GDP.

    One nation’s lust gave rise to the “shadow economy” as it temporarily pacified another nation’s greed. To supply the popular demand, entertainment venues opened and were thronged with lonely Tahaan Falaang, and “bar-girls” willingly came in waves to provide their services.

    Is it that people who are willing to sell their bodies have no dignity, no limits? Or is it the other way around–that the person willing to buy someone’s body–has no dignity, and no limits?

    Before you come to any conclusions, allow me to tell you a short story…

    I am a result of the Vietnam War, actually—the “Secret War” in Laos–a bastard son of an American soldier stationed in Udon Thani during the decades-long Indochina conflict. When American soldiers moved into Udon Air Force Base, the promise of great opportunities and riches excited many impoverished villagers around the rural Isaan farmlands; long overlooked by the Thai government. My mother, a young woman at the time, embraced this chance to make money, and even dreamed of being married off to a rich Tahaan Falaang who would take her away from the misery of subsistence living—a poor rural Isaan woman’s fantasy that evaporated the moment the Americans packed up and went home.

    Many of the women pursuing a dream became pregnant. Out of guilt, some would abort, knowing that bearing a mixed-breed child would only bring disgrace and shame to her family. Yet, many children were given the chance of life, only to find their culture was not ready to accept them for who they were—children of God. In fact, a Thai term had to be invented just to describe such children—“loog-kruenk” or “half-breed”. Something like “half-blood” or “half-ghost-half-human”.

    Upon returning home, pregnant and abandoned, my mother hid her secret as long as she could, only to have it revealed through the noticeably different looking son born to her. He would never be confused with a typical  Isaan farmer. Undereducated Isaan villagers did everything possible to lift my mother onto the stage of disgrace. With mounting pressure to survive in these rural lands, my mother did what many women in the same situation did—dropped me off at an orphanage where I witnessed the darker side of “Thai-ness”—and where I quickly learned how to conform to the system.

    It was a journey that shredded my spirit and buried me deep in despair. I had no choice but to reach out into the unknown, begging a comet to save me and praying to any invisible powers willing to listen to an orphan’s plea.

    Fate took me there. But a miracle brought me out…

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  • Olongapo

    $2.99 Burnett, Lawrence
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    Vietnam’s Playground

    Olongapo was an extraordinary part of our world known to millions. This tiny section of the Far East served as playground for Vietnam. An amusement park for the American Seventh Fleet, contractors and other service members from around the world. Rides in this park featured people’s lives, creating impassioned experiences. Written with deepest respect for those with their names etched into The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Many who experienced joy for the last time while in Olongapo. The Olongapo experience was a true phenomenon, a saturation of life.

    During the peak of Vietnam, the area grew from a population of 40,000 in 1964 to a bulging 138,000 plus by 1969. The undisputed king of liberty ports in Asia, Olongapo’s nightclubs bloomed from 35 to over 300. Pay by play girls increased to over 8,000 while pay by the hour hotels zoomed to more than 200. All of this amazing expansion crammed into just over one acre of frenzy. Men who had been off the coast of Vietnam and people shore based made up the 9 to 14 thousand visitors to the city every night of the year. Most were on brief liberty passes after months at sea and others awaited transfer to Vietnam. The combination created a free spending environment that poured millions of dollars into Olongapo every month.

    My novel is not just for the millions who miss such a unique concentration of life, it is for those who never knew the Olongapo experience.

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  • The Reality of Thai Brides

    $4.99$11.99 Mad Mally
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    The allure of Asian women has drawn men east for generations and Thai women for many are the most beautiful. In today’s world this allure is being exploited by the huge Thai Dating and marriage industry on the internet.

    If you find you are drawn by this allure, then you should read this book, as it covers the following topics:

    • Who is on the Market in Thailand
    • Thai Culture & Families
    • Thai Women
    • The Benefits
    • The Chances of Success
    • Some Things you might Consider
    • The Practicalities

    The modest investment in the purchase price could save you a small fortune.

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  • I AM

    $0.00 Mccullough, John
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    Are you lost and confused or seeking the purpose of life?

    Are you looking for cures of diseases or cancer?

    Do you have a problem with your weight?

    Or just seeking a spiritual peace?

    This book has the answers and the Truth will set you free.

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  • Mirrored Images

    $4.99 Catalano, Rosanne
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    Author and Publisher Rosanne Catalano begins her book with a poem she wrote about, and dedication to, her late father and still-living mother, and goes into a short story she wrote about an experience with bullying in the eighth grade of school to a story about being saved by a guardian angel when the story’s character is in her mid 30’s.

    An interesting read of an author’s collection of poetry, short stories and story articles, in which you the reader must guess which of her stories are fiction or fact.

    Rosanne’s next book, a crime fiction novel titled “Escape & Redemption,” will start off where this book leaves off with her short story titled “From Bags to Riches.”

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  • Heart II

    $2.99 Frances, Oliver
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    “Heart II” begins with “Kiss Me”, in which a young lady and a man finally find what is most essential in life, though only in the final hours of their lives.

    In “Young Boy”, a man’s freakishly youthful appearance allows him to relive his teen years and to finally mature – all thanks to a young girl’s confusion about his real age.

    In “Tiny Dancer”, the broken dreams of a girl leads to love when she comes of age in the place that she dislikes the most.

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  • From Jarrow to the WORLD

    $0.00 Writeson, Joe
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    So you see … there IS such a thing as a free lunch.

    An introduction to the ‘From Jarrow to … ‘ series of books, featuring selected passages and chapters.

    The books are based on my travels and observations accumulated whilst traveling the world in the petrochemical construction industry.

    The anecdotes are linked with characters appearing a number of times over quite a few projects, countries … and years.

    The main subject matter is the interaction between expats and locals, plus the culture shocks to both sides … and the sometimes very curious reactions.

    Warning : Adult content often written in a childish … and un-PC manner.

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  • Modern Twilight

    $5.99$11.99 Turner, S D
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    Modern Twilight is set in Bangkok, and is the story of Jow, a working-class bar girl turned middle-class housewife.
    If you have ever even considered starting a serious relationship with a bar girl, then you should read this book. Learn how she really spends all that money you thought was for her sick aunt’s hospital treatment. And discover what she really does with all her spare time.

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  • English-Thai – Love, Sex and Romance Phrasebook

    $2.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    This concise e-book was written after we asked many questions to hundreds of Thai girls working in the bars and entertainment spots of Bangkok and Pattaya, as well as numerous regular Thai women who simply thought it might be a nice idea to have a foreign boyfriend. We also talked to many tourists from different countries around the world, concentrating on men who primarily travelled to the ‘Land of Smiles’ in order to meet Thai girls. This is the resulting guide we compiled and it contains what we consider to be the most important words and phrases required for conversation between new Thai and farang (Western) ‘sweethearts.’ It is written in an extremely user-friendly format that begins with taking the new couple through that first meeting, then onto those first shy moments alone in the room, eating and drinking together, simple conversation and ~ of course ~ sex. There are also useful chapters on time, numbers and colors; in fact, all the phrases necessary to ensure a happy, enjoyable and trouble-free time together for couples who cannot speak the same language. Whilst putting the book together we tried hard to keep the contents as concise as possible, for fear of making it too complicated for practical use. We thought this brevity vital as the guide is primarily designed to be downloaded onto a mobile telephone and used in a bar, a restaurant, a bedroom; in fact, just about anywhere couples go together. Unlike most phrase books, for the reader who is really hopeless at languages, each phrase is arranged in English, Thai and the phonetic of both. This means that if you are unsure of the pronunciation, or too shy or just too lazy to attempt the required phrase, you can simply point at it on the screen of your telephone in order to communicate the meaning to your partner without saying a word! What could be easier? This e-book is specially designed for use with mobile telephones, e-book readers and tablets. If your answer to any of the following questions is ‘yes,’ YOU may need to buy this e-book! Specially designed for use with mobile telephones, e-book readers and tablets, it is amazingly useful, great fun and a real ice-breaker! Do you want to speak to her but don’t know what to say? Do you want to take her home but don’t know how to ask her? Do you want to ask her if she can do that special thing for you in bed? Do you want to tell her you love her very much? Have you considered she might be hungry but can’t tell you? Do you want to ask her about money? Do you want her to go but don’t know how to tell her? Do you want to ask her where something is? Do you want to see her again tomorrow? Are you completely hopeless at attempting to speak Thai? The solution to your problem is inside this book plus very much more!
    ก่อนที่เราจะเขียนหนังสือเล่มนี้ขึ้นมา เราได้ถามผู้หญิงหลายร้อยคน ที่ทำงานในบาร์ ทั้งคนที่ทำงานในบาร์ พัทยาและบาร์ในกรุงเทพ และผู้หญิงทั่ว ๆ ไปที่ไม่ได้ทำงานในบาร์ แต่อยากมีแฟนฝรั่ง และได้ถามนักท่องเที่ยวที่มาจากหลาย ๆ ประเทศที่มีความแตกต่างกัน หนังสือเล่มนี้มีคำที่สำคัญ สำหรับการพูดคุยต่าง ๆ กับแฟนคนไทยและฝรั่งได้เข้าใจง่ายต่อการเรียนรู้และกันใช้ และช่วยให้คนที่พบกันครั้งแรกสื่อสารด้วยกันได้ ทั้งเรื่องการพูดคุย ออกไปเที่ยวข้างนอกด้วยกัน การไปนอนด้วยกัน ซึ่งได้รวบรวมประโยคที่สำคัญไว้ ในการพูดคุยกันมีทั้งเรื่อง เวลาและสีต่าง ๆ ด้วย หนังสือเล่มนี้แตกต่างจากหนังสือหลาย ๆ เล่ม เพราะทุกคำในหนังสือนี้มีการเขียนออกเสียงแบบ ภาษาอังกฤษและไทยได้ชัดเจน สำหรับคนขี้อาย ไม่จำเป็นต้องพูดแค่โชว์ ในอีบุ๊ค และใช้นิ้วชี้เท่านั้นพอ หนังสือเล่มนี้ไม่ใหญ่มาก เพราะทำพิเศษขึ้นมาเพื่อให้สะดวก ในการใช้ และเพื่อดาวโหลดลงใน โทรคัพท์มือถือ ไอแพด แทบเลต

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  • Daeng’s Abenteuer

    $4.99$11.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Das Land ihrer Träume wird zum Alptraum
    Frauen aus dem ISAN kommen nach Pattaya, Phuket und anderen Touristenhochburgen, um sich einen FARANG (Weisser) zu angeln. Sie erhoffen sich dabei ein besseres Leben in Luxus und Harmonie.
    Manche haben Glück und können so ihre Zukunft, und die ihrer Familie sichern, aber viele finden nicht den reichen Prinzen, den sie sich vorgestellt haben! Selbst wenn der Ehemann sich die größte Mühe gibt, und versucht, der Frau das Leben möglichst angenehm zu gestalten, leiden sie unter dem Klimaschock und unter einer ihnen völlig fremden Kultur.

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  • Bye Bye Tiluk

    $4.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    The author writes about his rather strange love relationship with a young lady from the Isaan province. Despite the great difference in age, culture and religion, the two found quite few common interests and therefore sympathy was turning into real love.
    However, after two harmonious years, all of a sudden, the nice friendship was cut off and a very long time of silence took place. Missing his unique girlfriend, the author started searching in the far away Northeastern part of Thailand. But instead of meeting the wanted lady, he just met another former acquaintance with new problems!

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  • Ungültiger Jahrgang

    $4.99$9.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Über Altersdiskriminierung und andere Missstände im Alltag
    Da staunte aber ein Senior nicht schlecht, als er sich online bei einer angesehenen Versicherungsgesellschaft seines Landes erkundigt, wie hoch die monatlichen Prämien für eine Krankenversicherung im Raum Südostasien, für ihn zu stehen kämen? Nachdem er schön brav seine Daten eingetippt hatte, wurde ihm in übergroßen roten Buchstaben wie folgt geantwortet: Ungültiger Jahrgang
    Und in etwas kleinerer Schrift, aber immer noch in roter Farbe: Leute über 70 können wir nicht berücksichtigen!
    Es fehlte nur noch der Zusatz: ‘Hunde wollt ihr ewig leben?’ Oder noch deutlicher: ‘Was fällt Ihnen ein, Sie sollten doch schon längst kompostiert sein!’Es ist kaum erfassbar, was sich die geldgeile Kapitalmafia gegenüber den Senioren erlaubt!
    Der Autor zeichnet verschiedene Beispiele aus dem Alltag auf, welche zeigen, wie die Leute von gewissenlosen und geldgierigen Menschen und Firmen schamlos abgezockt werden.

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  • Partnerschaft

    $4.99$9.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Vom Wunschdenken zur Realität

    Es gibt keine perfekten Partnerschaften, weil es keine perfekten Menschen gibt, das sagt der Autor dieser Schrift. Und Partnerschaften ohne Friktionen und Probleme bleiben Wunschdenken. Dennoch trifft man optimale Verbindungen an, diese bilden aber eher die Ausnahme von der bekannten Regel. Partnerschaften beschränken sich jedoch nicht nur auf die traditionellen Zweierbeziehungen, vielmehr findet man sie in vielfachen  Ausführungen und Formen in allen erdenklichen Lebensgebieten. Den wichtigsten von ihnen, hat der Autor ein Kapitel gewidmet. Die Schrift erhebt jedoch keinerlei Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit.

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  • Nie wieder Las Vegas

    $4.99$9.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Entweder bist Du ein Riesennarr oder ein hoffnungsloser Optimist’, sagten meine Kollegen, als ich zum zweiten Mal nach Las Vegas flog um dort erneut zu heiraten.
    Jahre danach kann ich bestätigen, dass beide Varianten zutrafen! Deshalb auch der warnende Buchtitel.
    Geblieben sind die Erinnerungen und die finanziellen Verluste, aber auch noch einige lustige Begebenheiten aus dieser Zeit, in und um Las Vegas.
    Die Schrift soll aber nicht als Motivation zur Nachahmung verstanden werden, sondern vielmehr als Abschreckung dienen!

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  • Erwin im Altersheim

    $4.99$9.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Altersheime sind in unseren Breitengraden kaum mehr weg zu denken. Auf manche Leute wirken diese Heimstätten eher frustrierend und abschreckend. So empfand auch Erwin, der Held dieser Geschichte, während Jahren betonte er: ‘Ins Altersheim, da bringt man mich nie rein!’
    Aber das Schicksal spielte ihm einen üblen Streich, statt den Lebensabend  mit seiner anvertrauten Frau verbringen zu können, starb diese an einer unheilbaren Krankheit. Und Erwin musste seine Pläne völlig neu ausrichten, aber lesen Sie selber wie es weiter geht.

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  • Bye Bye Tilak

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    Der Autor schreibt über seine seltsame Liebesbeziehung mit einer jungen Dame aus der Isaan Provinz.
    Trotz der großen Unterschiede in Alter, Kultur und Religion, fanden die zwei einige gemeinsame Interessen und Sympathie wurde zur wahren Liebe. Doch nach zwei harmonischen Jahren wurde diese schöne Freundschaft plötzlich abgeschnitten und eine sehr lange Zeit der Stille began.
    Der Autor beginnt seine Freundin im fernen Nordosten Thailands auffindbar zu machen. Doch statt seiner gewünschter Dame, stösst er nur auf eine weitere ehemalige Bekanntschaft mit neuen Problemen!

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  • Butterfly und Nonne

    $4.99$9.99 Bahl, Rolf
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    Fortsetzung von ‘Bye-Bye Tilak’, die ungleiche Beziehung geht weiter, neue Missverständnisse entstehen, und die ‘Kurzzeitnonne’ macht auf ‘Butterfly’ und wird dabei schwanger.
    Weil sie damit das Gesicht verliert, taucht sie einmal mehr unter. Als ihr das Wasser bis zum Hals reicht, und sie verlassen da steht, tauchte sie plötzlich wieder auf.
    Die Geschichte konnte weiter gehen, und scheint noch lange nicht abgeschlossen zu sein, ob jemals ein ‘Happy End’ erfolgt, steht noch in den Sternen geschrieben.
    Die Schrift wird zur gegeben Zeit mit einem Nachtrag ergänzt werden.

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  • Thailand’s Forgotten Nursery Rhymes

    $3.99 Jaggs, Peter
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    This book is a magical collection of twenty five traditional nursery rhymes and chants, all of which are about the animals and birds of Thailand. Despite first impressions, many Thai nursery rhymes are not really nonsense verses at all, but have been recited to children by their parents and grandparents for hundreds of years, in order to teach them something about the creatures that share their world. Sadly, throughout the course of time, many of these ancient rhymes and chants seem to have become all but forgotten by the modern generation of Thai children and this book is an attempt to preserve them before they are lost forever, as well as introducing them to the children of other countries. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant pictures that give the reader as much of an insight into everyday Thai life as do the rhymes themselves, this book will captivate and delight children of all nationalities and ages, as well as providing them with a great deal of knowledge about the people of Thailand and the natural history of the country. As well as the pictures and text (the rhymes are reproduced in both English and phonetic Thai language) this book also contains a list of the meanings of many of the rhymes and chants included, which will enable parents in countries all over the world to teach a valuable lesson about a different culture to their children in a way in which is both informative and fun.

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  • Thai Liebesgeflüster

    $5.99 Doyle, Terence
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    Das Land des Lächelns hat dem Besucher aus Übersee viele Attraktionen zu bieten, aber keine davon ist kraftvoller und erfährt überall in der Welt mehr Würdigung als das verführerische Lächeln der jungen Ladies, die in Thailands vielen Bars arbeiten.
    Die magnetische Anziehungskraft hübscher, geschmeidiger thailändischer Barmädchen bringt Zehntausende von Westlern ins Land, Sprachführer in der Hand und vom ersten Augenblick an, in dem sie versuchen, mit ihren neuen ‘besten Freunden’ eine sinnvolle Unterhaltung zu führen, von Verwirrung überwältigt.
    Gesprächsabbrüche sind in solchen Situationen eher die Norm als die Ausnahme und ihre Ursachen, deren Wurzeln und Tentakel weit tiefer reichen als bloße Sprachbarrieren, sind multidimensional.
    Thai Liebesgeflüster wirft einen humorvollen Blick auf einige der sprachlichen Hindernisse, mit denen Westler sich konfrontiert sehen, die zum ersten Mal die Wonnen langer Nächte bei kaltem Bier in der Gesellschaft warmherziger Frauen erfahren, die nichts anderes im Sinn zu haben scheinen als ihre neuen Bekannten näher kennenzulernen.
    Mit einfühlsamem Verständnis für die kulturelle Kluft, die den typischen westlichen Bar-Liebhaber und seine neue thailändische Freundin voneinander trennt, füllt Love Talk die Wissenslücken und lässt es sich nicht nehmen, bei dieser Gelegenheit gleich auch ein paar Hühnchen zu rupfen.
    Auch zweisprachig (Deutsch & Thai) erhältlich.

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