In jomtien for our last long weekend, and fancied just sitting with a book and a beer on the beach. I had not brought a book with me, and couldn't find an English book shop, so I got a few newspapers...
Let me give you some examples of the headlines...
"Residents shocked as Mcdonalds opens in walking street"
"corrupt policing by traffic police"
"Bouys have sharp barnacles"
And then there qwas a whole page dedicated to a thread on teak door, discussing whether jomtien was a clean beach (if think that was it anyway)...
they actually gave a post by post break down of all that was said and by who.. "then dirty dog made a swift come back by saying.. 'i wouldn't bloody swim in it'.
What absolute rubbish!!!!
^but oh so entertaining....the journalistic standards are so low that a blind gerbil could cut it as an intrepid reporter on one of Pattaya's venerable newspapers. I personally love em, can't get enough of the 'stories'.
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Without the PDN; how would we track all of the dead and dying farang?
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē
...and swan diving updates
...and lower body decapitations
...and ladyboy scams
Pattaya papers rule!
Pat-ta-ya! Pat-ta-ya! Pat-ta-ya!
All hail the mighty Pattaya!
What sort of loon would expect high journalistic standards from papers covering Pattaya.
Certainly the 'Pattaya Mail' has no pretensions about its status. Some of the language used to describe the saucier stories is hilarious.
Their coverage of last weeks Connect 4 Open on Walking Street was a bit sparse though.
Get a stack of Pattaya papers, camp out in some Beach Rd outdoor cafe and watch the circus go by ... that's heaven.
How can you not love this:
Pattaya Daily News
Published : August 23, 2011
Son Came Late Mother Feel Hurt Drinks Dish Wash Liquid
A mother got hurt as son and nephew came so late after mother 's day. And when they came, they got drunk, did not take care for sick mother. Their mother got so hurt she drunk a bottle dish washer liquid.
Pattaya (August 21, 2011) PDN, The Rescue radio center – Sawang Boribul Foundation were noticed that a woman had drank dish washer liquid. At the scene the neighbours had given first aid Thereafter the woman was rushed to Banglamung hospital.
The woman who drank dish washer liquid is Mrs Pathum Boonrod, aged 42, from Moo 2 Tambon Baan Sing, Buriram and staying in Soi Nong Mai Kaen, Soi 1 Moo 7 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphur Bang La-Mung, Cholburi in a camp for workers.
Witnesses say the woman appeared bright and bubbly.Their mother got so hurt she drunk a bottle dish washer liquid.
I sleep in the daytime, I
Work in the night time, I
Might not ever get home