Big deal, you say? Women give birth aaaaall the time, that’s true, but this particular one was just walking along Sukhumvit 71 when she suddenly went into labor~!! People around helped her give birth right in front of the Jusco Supermarket before paramedics arrive. Coincidentally, the street birth was witnessed by a foreign journalist:
This is a video teaser of my sister’s new product – deoconcealer – which is a combination of deodorant and concealer~!! I’m sure y’all know what a deodorant is, and know what a concealer is. Well, my sister simply put ’em together~!!
Now, why would ANYONE wanna use a deoconcealer? Well, for those who don’t know, Thai people are VERY CONSCIOUS about their skin color. In short, many Thais have a fetish for bright, fair skin. Not Caucasian-white skin, but more like North Asian-white skin (think Japanese or Korean). I can go forever explaining this complex, but for the sake of brevity, click HERE.
The quest for fair skin extends to ARMPIT SKIN. I ain’t pullin’ your chain. There are COUNTLESS products on the market promising whiter armpits. These products DO NOT actually work. So one day, my sister thought, “Hey, since these products can’t actually WHITEN the armpit, why not just COVER the dark areas~??”
So then the deoconcealer was born. My sister was lucky to have a friend who has his own chemistry lab, so they did experiments to find the right combination, texture and consistency for this deoconcealer.
In short, the deoconcealer is like your regular stick deodorant, but it has COLOR. The color won’t rub off on your clothes, even if you sweat like a pig (which is highly likely to happen in tropical, humid Thailand). It’s passed the Thai government’s safety standards, too. I’m also happy to report that I was also used (READ: forced) as a lab rat for this product. So yes, I have used this product many times, without any allergic reactions (thankfully~!! Coz having red, itchy armpits can’t be fun).
It also has fragrance, because according to their market research, Thai women view “fragrance” as their number one priority for their ideal deodorant (who knew? I thought “dryness” would be the top priority, but that’s just me).
So before launching this deoconcealer (its name is Dazzle, by the way, and it’s got a Facebook page too), my sister shot this teaser video clip. This teaser was shot in a dessert shop called “Sweet It Is” inside the Rain Hills community mall in Sukhumvit 47.
At the end of the clip, you’ll notice the girl confidently raising her arm (thus exposing her SMOOTH, EVENLY-COLORED armpit~!!) – because she’s already wearing Dazzle deoconcealer~!!!
Aaaaaaaand now it’s time for more silly Sukhumvit news~~!!!
(I told y’all before that these stories write themselves LOL)
A taxi driver died during an altercation with a motorcycle delivery driver for the McDonald’s at Sukhumvit 17 after they crashed into each other last Sunday.
Taxi driver Mr. Suriya Sipumkan, 45, collided with the McDonald’s employee’s motorbike while turning onto Sukhumvit Soi 17 and both men began to fight in the Robinson’s parking lot.
Suriya was hit many times in the face, but ran back to his cab to get a knuckle-duster. He collapsed and died as he was running back to attack the driver, Daily News reported. Many taxi drivers gathered around to help Suriya, but he had already passed away.
Lumpini Station Police initially arrested the 20-year-old McDonald’s delivery employee Mr. Pornchai Chadrattanaporn and charged with committing bodily harm.
Police told the Daily News that they are waiting for forensic tests to prove the cause of death, as the blunt object wounds that the taxi driver received would not appear to be enough to kill him.
Source: Coconuts Bangkok
The dance has inspired a host of parodies, the song has hit the top of the charts in South Korea, Malaysia, Finland and Latvia, and theYouTube video has accumulated more than 227m views. Now, according to Thai media, Gangnam Style, by the K-pop star Psy, has inspired a West Side Story-esque show of rivalry between two Bangkok gangs who are said to have had a dance-off before engaging in a gun battle.
The INN website reported that the two gangs were dining in the same restaurant when “the younger members of both groups danced provocatively at each other in the manner of top hit Gangnam Style”. The dance-off escalated into an argument and, eventually, a gun attack in the upmarket Ekkamai neighbourhood, in which one of the gangs fired at least 50 bullets from a carbine and an 11mm gun.
From the evening news on television:
On Sunday afternoon a 59 year old foreigner attempted suicide from a high building at the mouth of Sukhumvit 22 but landed on wiring and awnings on top of a 7/11 store.
The previous evening the man had taken two women to his hotel room at The Crown on Sukhumvit 29. Whilst he was in the bathroom the two women robbed him of all his valuables and fled the scene. Upon discovering this the man proceeded to get drunk until he finally checked out of the Crown before 12.00 and crossed the street to Sukhumvit 22 where he entered the tall building and jumped off.
Rescue services were called and with the help of ladders he was brought down and taken to hospital.
OUCH OUCH OUCH… Pictures were taken from DailyNews.co.th
Sukhumvit was spared from being flooded last year. However, it was still quite stressful because nobody knew where the floodwater was going (I was glued to Twitter during the height of the flood panic), the Thai government’s response was inadequate and since quite many people actually packed up and left Sukhumvit to escape the floods (which never came), Sukhumvit became so QUIET and DESERTED. There was NOTHING to do except obsess about how far/near the flood water was from my beloved Sukhumvit (read about my efforts to entertain myself last year HERE).
This year’s rainy season has been lighter than last year’s, BUT some places in Thailand have seen floods AGAIN. Places like Ayutthaya (former Thai capital), Uttaradit, Sukhothai, etc. The Thai media had been less panicky about the possibility of a repeat of last year’s watery disaster (last year, the flood warning came around September, when the worst actually happened between late October and early November), but I’ve noticed that there have been mentions of the floods. From the Bangkok Post:
Singer Piya ‘Giftza’ Pongkulapa, of popular girl band Girly Berry, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) at 1.45am Tuesday at a traffic checkpoint on Pattanakarn road, police said.
According to police, the 28-year-old pop singer initially refused to blow into a breathalyzer and told a traffic police officer that she “is a celebrity and knows many senior police officials”.
Giftza, who was with her female friend, refused to leave the vehicle.
Later, another car arrived at the checkpoint. Two men emerged from the vehicle and criticised the officer and the press who had gathered. They were believed to be Giftza’s friends.
The pop singer later emerged to talk to the press and police, and admitted that she had been drinking alcohol at an entertainment venue in Thong Lor from 10pm Monday to 1am Tuesday.
She told reporters, while still drinking a lot of water, that she wanted to be sober before blowing into the breath tester because she did not want to appear in court.
“He (the officer) told me to blow into the machine, but I feel that I’m not in an appropriate condition,” Giftza told reporters. “And when I’m sober, I’ll blow into it.”
When a reporter asked her to give a breath sample, she said with a faint smile that she would need to drink three bottles of water first.
“I know (that drunk driving is illegal) but I personally feel that I’m not that drunk,” she told reporters.
[I swear to aaaaaaaall the gods and goddesses in the cosmos that I’m NOT making this up~~!!!! Read the original story in the Bangkok Post HERE~!!!]
Weeeellllll… considering that the survey identified Thai men as the most promiscuous men in the world… isn’t it a wonder that Thai women are also fooling around?
The thing is, when you compare Thai women and men, Thai women actually cheat MORE~!! The survey claimed that 59% of Thai women admitted to being unfaithful, while “only” 54% of Thai men claimed to have cheated on their partners.
But wait, there’s more~!! The most hilarious part of this whole thing is not about who is cheating on whom, but the fact that there have been swift denials from countless corners of the “proper” Thai society.
A son of Red Bull drinks executive Chalerm Yoovidhya was arrested on Monday for allegedly killing a police patrolman in a hit-and-run accident.
Chalerm’s son, Worayuth, was arrested at Chalerm’s house on Sukhumvit Soi 53 after he admitted to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrajang that he was driving the Ferrari that hit the motorcycle of Pol Sen Sgt Maj Wichien Klanprasert of Thonglor police station at 5:30am.
The Ferrari car was seen fleeing into Chalerm’s house, prompting Kamronwit to rush to the house and talk with Chalerm for about an hour.
Wichien was hit by the black sports car at the mouth of Soi Sukhumvit 49. The car dragged Wichien’s body and motorcycle for over 200 metres.
Witnesses told police that the Ferrari fled into Chalerm’s house on Sukhumvit Soi 53.
Read the rest of the news article HERE~!!