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Throw a best-selling author of a dozen books about Thailand together with a naturally gifted cook from Chiang Rai, who has been preparing food for her family since she was seven years old; then season with a liberal dash of humor to ginger-up the generally rather dry narrative typical of the more conventional types of cookbooks to be found on the shelves of bookshops. Stir these spicy ingredients into a large selection of some of the most popular and authentic dishes to be found around the country from Mai Sai to Satun, and the resulting mix is the recipe for ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’. Designed for anybody who possesses the level of culinary skills and the physical co-ordination required to dip a spatula into a wok, ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ will instruct even most bungling of dummies, dunces and beginners to produce perfect Thai meals that range from delightful dips and appetizers, exotic curries, soups and noodle dishes, through to sensational stir-fries and desserts.
‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ also contains an extremely useful Thai-English glossary of Thai food ingredients, and each of the easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes is complimented by a light-hearted, co-author’s ‘verdict’ on each meal covered, which also provides a little background information about every one of the thirty-three dishes covered in the book. ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ is also going to be useful for first-time visitors who wish to sample the country’s food in the stalls and restaurants around the country, but have no idea of what to ask for, or even which ingredients the meals on the often confusing menus contain.Totally straightforward, and as free from pretension as the young woman whose time-served recipes make up this book, ‘Thai Cookery for the Completely Clueless’ is written with the essentially Thai philosophy in mind that cooking and eating should always be fun.
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
Men have been coming to Thailand for many years now to enjoy the infamous night-life of cities like Pattaya, Bangkok and Phuket and to experience the girls that work in the thousands of bars around them. Some have found out to their cost that there are devils amongst the young women that ply their trade in the neon-lit forests of the country and others have been lucky enough to have discovered angels. Peter Jaggs has spent the best part of the past thirty years in Thailand and his previous books about the characters and locations on the seedier side of the streets of Thailand have reached best selling status in their respective categories on Amazon’s lists as well as those of other distributors and have sold thousands of copies to date. His first work, ‘From Beggar to Butterfly’ was described by the legendary Bernard Trink in a review in the Bangkok Post as one of the best books on Pattaya written. ‘Thailand Bar-girls; Angels and Devils,’ is in the same genre and written in very much the same style. During more than a quarter of a century in Pattaya the author has seen and heard many tales of true love, deception and even murder and death, with Thailand’s bar-girls taking the part of the main players. This book contains the very best of them. Many of the stories are funny and others are heart-warming. Some are distressing and one or two are bizarrely insane. Once again, the author has produced another work that is a must-read for anyone intending to take a stroll down the bright lights of Thailand’s night-streets and it will give those who read it an unparalleled insight into the world of the country’s good-time girls and hookers that will prove invaluable for anybody planning a close encounter with Thailand’s bar-girls, and the angels and devils amongst them.
‘Peter Jaggs is a highly skilled writer supremely confident in his craft’ Daniel Schwartz, Pattaya Trader Magazine
‘Jaggs is a rare kind of ex-pat, not only relishing the atmosphere of Pattaya and its charming women but he can communicate the romantic ups and downs with a perfectly targeted common touch’ Richard Ravensdale, Vice President Pattaya ex-pats club
Stand outside a palm-shaded wooden hut in a Thai fishing park, and do battle with a colossal Mekong Giant Catfish. See an exotic Featherback pulled from a muddy canal by a rural Thai angler in a quiet, backwater town. Share a few beers and a magnificent catch of Rohu with a few new friends, and experience a fishing competition with an angry Thai bar-girl. Catch your first double-figure Carp sitting by the banks of a cliff-lined lake near the border of Thailand and Cambodia, or cast a lure from a deserted tributary close to the Bridge over the River Kwai, with only the birds and mosquitoes for company.
Whatever your fishing preference, this country undoubtedly has it. This book will take you on an exciting journey through the diverse variety of freshwater fisheries in Thailand, and show you how to catch the incredible fish that swim in them.
Peter Jaggs provides a humorous and panoramic portrait of the species, tackle, baits and waters; as well as some of the characters that the reader will encounter during his angling adventures in Thailand – the Disneyland of freshwater fishing.
‘An informative and long-overdue guide to freshwater fishing in Thailand.’
JEAN-FRANCOIS HELIAS, FISHING ADVENTURES THAILAND
‘Especially useful as an ebook; the unknown species you catch in Thailand can be targeted and identified right by the water’s edge on your mobile phone or ebook reader.’
ROB HOGG, ENGLISH COARSE FISHERMAN
Hunting for pirates’ hidden gold and silver in the golden sands of a palm-fringed, exotic tropical island was the daydream of many of us when we were school kids. Unfortunately it is a fantasy that almost nobody can ever fulfill. This unusual and completely original book will tell you how anyone can embark on the next best thing though, and will take you on a layman’s treasure hunt under tropical moons and blazing sunrises; sharing a few of the secrets of how to recover some of the millions of lost items of jewelry and coins that lie buried beneath the surface of many beaches around the world.
Peter Jaggs spent six months searching the seashore of a Thai tourist town without previously ever having had any experience of beach metal detecting, and the diary he wrote whilst learning how to do so provides a humorous, enlightening and entertaining read.
Whether you are a novice or an expert, or even if you have never picked up a metal detector before, you will find that ‘Discovering Metal Detecting on a Thailand Beach’ is very much more than a technical guide to amateur treasure hunting and the stories and incidents recounted in this book will amuse and surprise followers of the hobby as well as those who are merely curious.
Join Peter Jaggs and share in the sights, meet some of the characters and unearth some of the treasure he found during the time he passed using a C-Scope CS4PI metal detector on the sands of an engaging beach resort in Thailand.
‘I walked out the door, a bit dazed. I had ten dollars and two not-quite diamonds, and it was summer in Siam.’ John Borthwick’s first day in Thailand seemed far from auspicious – but it has been uphill from then on.
Dropping him in the middle of everything from three-day tribal weddings, elephant polo follies and pristine islands to Pattaya’s bacchanalian nightlife, Thailand has kept John and his pen constantly on the move.
One of Australia’s leading travel authors, John Borthwick has gathered here the best of his years of Thailand adventures, plus a swag of vivid tales from his wanderings in India, Xinjiang, the Himalayas, Borneo, Bali, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines.