Author: Powerone

Publisher: Sizzler


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8242

Brittany is greeted at the airport in Bangkok by a surprising and intimate search, but that is only the beginning of a new adventure in her dull life. Taking a job at the U.S. State Department in Bangkok sends her on a sexual adventure that few dare to take. She befriends another American at work as Candy and Brittany seek out the salacious and wicked nightlife that Bangkok is famous for. They bait the men on the buses that are notorious for harassing women, but the captain that was responsible for her search at the airport has other ideas for her. He sees in her a deep-seated desire to submit, so he takes her to the high-class BDSM club to teach her the finer aspects of complete submission to him and any other man. Brittany is treated to the finest restaurants and clothes, but it is the BDSM club that attracts her interest. Half erotic theater and half elegant sex club, it’s a deviant playground for those that can afford the finest. Each week, Captain Tanyoo takes her deeper into the lifestyle that she never knew existed. Here she sees the bondage furniture and instruments that will shape her life, and then, she is subject to them. Is this what she is looking for, or is it too much for her to bear? Jealous of what Brittany relays to her after each week in the club, Candy begs to be taken along with Brittany’s master, the infamous Captain Tanyoo. Candy gets her wish, but will she regret the decision?

Bangkok Bound


Author: Ellen Boccuzzi

Publisher: Silkworm Books

ISBN: 162840566X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8841

With the acceleration of global migration, literature by migrant writers has emerged as a powerful medium for describing the ways in which global forces are experienced at the personal level. Migrant literature offers a compelling counter‐narrative to abstract visions of globalization, grounding large‐scale processes in real‐life stories of individuals. In Thailand, migrant writers have documented the social and cultural impacts of fifty years of rural‐urban migration through hundreds of stories, poems, and novels. Bangkok Bound is the first book to examine this body of literature and the messages that Thai migrant writers convey about their experiences. These stories powerfully describe the ways in which migrants who leave their homes bound for Bangkok are quickly bound to Bangkok through the transformative force of modern city life. And they show the ways in which those who remain behind in the village are transformed, too, as they struggle to maintain a rural way of life in a rapidly urbanizing world. Bangkok Bound will be of interest to anyone working on migration or urbanization, as well as to scholars of Thailand and Thai literature. Specialists in migration will find it a welcome addition to the growing field of migration studies through examination of narrative fiction. What others are saying “This is an engaging and authoritative study of literary representations of migration from the provinces to Bangkok based on wide reading of short stories written over the last four decades and interviews with major writers and critics. It will be of interest not only to students of literature, but also to anyone interested in social change in Thailand in the late twentieth century and the way that it has been perceived and recorded by local writers.” —David Smyth, SOAS, University of London Highlights - Useful for an introductory course on Thai or Southeast Asian studies; offers a springboard for conversations on development, rural‐urban inequality, migration, and the impacts of rapid urbanization in Asia - First book to examine the theme of migration in Thai literature, a significant contemporary genre - Contributes to the growing field of migration studies through examination of narrative fiction - Provides a window into how migration and urbanization are experienced at the personal level of interest to migration scholars as well as scholars of Thailand, Thai cultural studies, and Thai literature

Catherine Lim Collection

Tales of Crime, Sex and Black Magic


Author: Jim Algie

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814351865

Category: Travel

Page: 335

View: 3145

Bizarre Thailand takes readers off the well-rutted road of tourist hotspots into the darkest and sexiest hinterlands. Welcome to a twilight zone where travellers become soldiers and cowboys, a black magician courts politicians and film stars, sacred tortoises mate on the streets of a small town, and Fertility Goddesses are wooed with massive phalluses.In this strange land, nothing is what it seems: a prison becomes a tourist attraction, a 20-storey robot is a building, a man becomes a beauty queen, a Buddhist temple turns into hell on earth, a loving wife is immortalized as the most famous and ferocious of all phantoms, and a serial killer’s corpse is reincarnated as a museum exhibit.Bizarre Thailand takes an irreverent look at how the profound, profane and frankly quite odd intertwine with the rhythms and flows of everyday Thai life, paying homage to the quintessential culture of one of Southeast Asia's most captivating destinations.

Over the Moat

Love Among the Ruins of Imperial Vietnam


Author: James Sullivan

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466871946

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 5468

In the fall of 1992, James Sullivan travels to Vietnam to bicycle from Saigon to Hanoi. He has just finished graduate school and has an assignment to write a magazine story about a country that is still subject to a U.S. trade embargo. But in Hue, the old imperial capital of Vietnam, the planned three-month bike trip takes a detour. Here, in a city spliced by the famed Perfume River and filled with French baroque villas, he finds himself bicycling over a moat to visit a beautiful shop girl who lives amid the ruins of the last imperial dynasty of Vietnam. She falls for him, but there's a catch. Several other suitors are vying for her hand, and one of them is an official with the city's police force. Over the Moat is the story of Sullivan's efforts to win Thuy's favor while immersing himself in Vietnamese culture, of kindly insinuating himself in Thuy's colorful and warm family, and of learning how to create a common language based on love and understanding.

Bound for Vietnam


Author: Lydia Laube

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 186254901X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 3382

A chance conversation on the Trans Siberian Express en route to Outer Mongolia causes Lydia Laube to veer off course and take a long way home. She heads south thousands of kilometres to the eerie mountains of South China, in search of a broachable pass into Vietnam. Lydia never takes no for an answer. Against all protests she finds ways to venture through rarely travelled parts of China, overcoming language barriers and standing her ground in crowded buses, boats and trains. She makes a meal of a snake and submits to the ministrations of the Dental Department of your worst nightmare. Leaving China by pedal-power, Lydia Laube enters Vietnam by motorbike and discovers a beautiful and resilient country. Sit tight as you ride with our brave lone traveller. Her adventures will amaze and impress you.

Advances in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

13th Pacific-Asia Conference, PAKDD 2009 Bangkok, Thailand, April 27-30, 2009 Proceedings


Author: Thanaruk Theeramunkong,Boonserm Kijsirikul,Nick Cercone,Tu-Bao Ho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642013066

Category: Computers

Page: 1076

View: 6828

ThePaci?c-AsiaConferenceonKnowledgeDiscoveryandData Mining hasbeen held every year from 1997. PAKDD 2009, the 13th in the series, was held in Bangkok, Thailand during April 27-30, 2008. PAKDD is a major inter- tional conference in the areas of data mining (DM) and knowledge discovery in database (KDD). It provides an international forum for researchers and ind- try practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and prac- cal development experiences from all KDD-related areas including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, databases, statistics, knowledge acqui- tion and automatic scienti?c discovery, data visualization, causal induction and knowledge-based systems. ForPAKDD2009,wereceived338researchpapersfromvariouscountriesand regions in Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Every submission was rigorously reviewed by at least three reviewers with a doubleblindprotocol.Theinitialresultswerediscussedamongthereviewersand ?nally judged by the ProgramCommittee Chairs. When there was a con?ict, an additionalreviewwasprovidedbytheProgramCommitteeChairs.TheProgram Committee members were deeply involved in the highly selective process. As a result, only 39 papers (approximately 11.5% of the 338 submitted papers) were accepted as regular papers, 73 papers (21.6% of them) were accepted as short papers.

Aromatic Amino Acids: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464925038

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 7593

Aromatic Amino Acids: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Aromatic Amino Acids. The editors have built Aromatic Amino Acids: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Aromatic Amino Acids in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Aromatic Amino Acids: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Bangkok Design

Thai Ideas in Textiles and Furniture


Author: Brian Mertens

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9789812326003

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 5214

Global design is being spiced up by fresh flavours from Bangkok. Today's young Thai designers create contemporary furniture and interior textiles that appeal to the most sophisticated international tastes, but using tropical Asian accents. The Thais' favourite ingredients are natural materials, fine craftsmanship and inspiration from local culture, which they mix using the kind of eclecticism that makes Thai cooking so delicious. This elegant book goes beyond conventional guides on interior design style to focus on the designers themselves, their philosophies, and how they interpret their unique culture in design. Bangkok DESIGN is the first book of its kind, exploring the acclaimed new furnishings from Thailand and the inspiration behind them. This book profiles 36 of the best Thai designers, showing how they translate their own culture and personal experiences into original products. This group explores a wide variety of styles - minimal, expressionist, modernist, neo-traditional, retro and pop - but each designer has an individual signature. The profiles include several studio artists whose work either has decorative characteristics or else comments on design-related issues like cultural identity and sustainability. This inspiring book, beautifully photographed by Robert McLeod and Lucidly written by award-winning author Brian Mertens, will appeal to interior designers, architects and collectors.

Take Their Breath Away

How Imaginative Service Creates Devoted Customers


Author: Chip R. Bell,John R. Patterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470485323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5913

Praise for Take Their Breath Away "Are you bored? We're so spoiled that when something is merely good enough, we just walk away. Chip and John explain that the surefire method for growth and customer loyalty is simple: don't be boring." —Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and Tribes "Take Their Breath Away shows how legendary customer service delivery can win and keep devoted customers for life. I LUV this fantastic book." —Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Company "No one knows more about creating profit through service than Chip and John. If you want to know the best way to do it, read Take Their Breath Away. The examples in this book will certainly start your creative juices flowing and help your organization take your customers' breath away. —Howard Beharformer, former president, Starbucks Coffee International.



Author: Nadia Espley

Publisher: Nadia Espley

ISBN: 1505247918

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 4638

Welcome to Buntington! The best place to live in the world, ever. Everybody says so. Well, at least the Lieblings do…and with the Lieblings, either you’re in or you’re out. In her debut novel, Nadia Espley paints a frightening picture of Middle Class suburbia. Beyond the tweeness and cupcakes of Buntington’s influential women, lies a darker side where friendships are not just hierarchical, political or superficial, they’re downright life threatening.

Woman, Man, Bangkok

Love, Sex, and Popular Culture in Thailand


Author: Scot Barmé

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501577

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 8964

During the early decades of the twentieth century, Thailand's capital, Bangkok, took on an increasingly cosmopolitan character-a development fueled both by global economic forces and a local revolution in communications. The 1920s were a particularly dynamic period of social and cultural transformation that had a profound impact on the development of Thai modernity. This book examines the growth of a polyphonous and often vociferous Thai public, a public that used a range of new media outlets to express themselves and clamor for a more just and equitable social order. Scot BarmZ mines a rich lode of previously ignored cultural ephemera found in popular newspapers, magazines, novels, short stories, film booklets, and cartoons to create a vibrant cultural history of early modern Thailand that moves beyond conventional, elite-based historical studies of the period. By focusing on such controversies and conflicts as the status of women, relations between the sexes, class antagonisms, and the growth of a commercial mass culture, this book offers a new interpretation of the key decade of the 1920s and its significance for contemporary Thailand.

Bangkok Affections


Author: James Aaron Parmelee

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 6162450473

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 7931

A teacher fighting demons. . . Is there life after death? an American English teacher in Bangkok is intrigued by his school's Virgin Mary statues weeping tears of real blood seemingly over the abuse and trafficking of children. With diligence, perseverance and a bit of good luck, he achieves personal fame by stopping clerical pedophiles in their tracks around the world except for a couple of vicious demons he overlooked in his own school. . . A wonderful, if truly frightening, novel about heinous crimes taking place in Bangkok. James Parmelee not only knows and understands the world of being a foreigner teaching in Thailand, but also has an incredibly gifted writing style that gets you turning the pages in a hurry to see what happens next!

Thailand's Best Street Food

The Complete Guide to Streetside Dining in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Other Areas


Author: Chawadee Nualkhair

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915299

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 7845

For many visitors, traveling to Thailand means one thing: enjoying the delicious street food. In Thailand's Best Street Food, freelance writer and food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair details everything that visitors need to know to track down the most delectable dishes—no matter where they are hidden. Most people think Bangkok is the only place to find great Thai street food, but Nualkhair ate her way across the country and found incredible food stalls everywhere, from Phuket in the south to Chiang Mai in the north. Even seasoned travelers may find it difficult to identify the best venues—never mind figuring out how and what to order. Fortunately for anyone bound for Thailand, Nualkhair draws on her vast experience to provide essential tips on locating food stalls in cities across the country, including: Directions on how to find a particular stall Street maps for each sector Each stall's specialty Serving options, beverages, and notable extras Whether or not seating is available Information on bathroom facilities As an added bonus, Nualkhair includes recipes for the 12 most popular Thai street food dishes adapted for the Western kitchen. Thai street food is one of today's hottest food trends, and Thailand's Best Street Food makes it easy for foodies to savor incredible Thai food—wherever their travels take them.

Bangkok Days

A Sojourn in the Capital of Pleasure


Author: Lawrence Osborne

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9781429957328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3982

A PASSIONATE, AFFECTIONATE RECORD OF ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES IN THE WORLD'S HOTTEST METROPOLIS Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons—a sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, a stay in a luxury hotel. Lawrence Osborne comes for the cheap dentistry. Broke (but no longer in pain), he finds that he can live in Bangkok on a few dollars a day. And so the restless exile stays. Osborne's is a visceral experience of Bangkok, whether he's wandering the canals that fill the old city; dining at the No Hands Restaurant, where his waitress feeds him like a baby; or launching his own notably unsuccessful career as a gigolo. A guide without inhibitions, Osborne takes us to a feverish place where a strange blend of ancient Buddhist practice and new sexual mores has created a version of modernity only superficially indebted to the West. Bangkok Days is a love letter to the city that revived Osborne's faith in adventure and the world.

Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2009

10th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Bangkok, Thailand, December 15-18, 2009. Proceedings


Author: Paisarn Muneesawang,Feng Wu,Itsuo Kumazawa,Athikom Roeksabutr,Hong-Yuan Mark Liao,Xiaoou Tang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642104665

Category: Computers

Page: 1323

View: 1361

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, held in Bangkok, Thailand during December 15-18, 2009. The papers presented in the volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 171 submissions. The topics covered are exploring large-scale videos:automatic content genre classification, repair, enhancement and authentication, human behavior classification and recognition, image and video coding perceptual quality improvement, image annotation, retrieval, and classification, object detection and tracking, networking technologies, audio processing, 3DTV and mulit-view video, image watermarking, multimedia document search and retrieval, intelligent multimedia security and forensics, multimedia content management, image analysis and matching, coding, advanced image processing techniques, multimedia compressioin and optimization, multimedia security rights and management.

Leadership in a Slum

A Bangkok Case Study


Author: Alan R. Johnson

Publisher: OCMS

ISBN: 9781870345712

Category: Bangkok (Thailand)

Page: 238

View: 4728

In Leadership in a Slum Johnson looks at leadership in the Thai social context from a different angle than traditional studies that measure well-educated Thais on leadership scales derived in the West. Seeking a cultural account of social influence processes he turns to those who have been left behind in the race to participate in a globalizing world, the urban poor. Using both systematic data collection and participant observation he develops a culturally preferred model as well as a set of models based in Thai concepts that reflect on-the-ground realities. Johnson also examines the community-state relationship and finds that in the face of state power that brings both development and the forces of eviction, the community and its leaders are not passive in this relationship but modify, reject, or resist state views in their various forms. He concludes by looking at the implications of his anthropological approach for those who are involved in leadership training in Thai settings and beyond. This work challenges the dominance of the patron-client rubric for understanding all forms of Thai leadership and offers an alternative view for understanding leadership rooted in local social systems to approaches that assume the universal applicability of leadership research findings across all cultural settings.

Urban Air Quality Management Strategy in Asia



Author: Jitendra J. Shah,Tanvi Nagpal,Carter Brandon

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821340325

Category: Technology

Page: 171

View: 1203

World Bank Technical Paper No. 385. MERCOSUR, the Common Market of the Southern Cone, was established to liberalize the movement of goods and services, eliminate customs duties, and coordinate macroeconomic and sectoral polices. Competition policy has been the subject of coordination at the MERCOSUR level. This paper provides an assessment of the legislative and enforcement effectiveness of the competition framework of the four MERCOSUR countries and gives specific recommendations for reform. MERCOSUR, formed in 1991 under the Treaty of Asuncion, currently consists of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay with Chile and Bolivia as associate members.

Bangkok Boy

The story of a stolen childhood


Author: Chai Pinit

Publisher: Maverick House

ISBN: 1905379854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6002

Bangkok Boy is a heart-rending account of a childhood lost to sexual abuse. Chai was a normal boy until he was molested by a school teacher, an event which led him into the hidden world of male prostitution. His story is not only unique but also offers a shocking insight into the red-light districts of Bangkok and Pattaya. As his story unfolds you’ll become privy to the distorted logic which Chai used false justification for his horrible life choices for so long. But paradoxically, it was on the streets that Chai found redemption and decided to recount his dark past in order to move on in hope that, by sharing his story, his life would become something of a lesson to anyone. Beneath all the emotional torment and despair, lies a story of redemption and struggle to rebuild one’s life. Bangkok Boy is no ordinary book; it is a story of hope and triumph in the face of adversity.

Intelligence in Communication Systems

IFIP International Conference, INTELLCOMM 2004, Bangkok, Thailand, November 23-26, 2004, Proceedings


Author: Thailand) INTELLCOMM 2004 (2004 : Bangkok,Finn Arve Aagesen,Chutiporn Anutariya

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354023893X

Category: Computers

Page: 326

View: 3878

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP International Conference on Intelligence in Communication Systems, INTELLICOMM 2004, held in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2004. The 24 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 112 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on QoS and security, intelligent communication systems with NLP, QoS, location and context aware services, protocol and application architectures, adaptability architectures, and network and mobility management.