I'm always one who believes in "moving on" and accepting change
I'm 62 so I like to embrace change
I always say that to my same age work colleagues especially when they are critical of newer much younger work colleagues who may seem things differently, I like to be the one to accept change
I never want to be one that "well when I was a boy.....
But strangely when I was in Pattaya last month, I sat in Boyztown, and reminiscenced about what was ,what used to be
I sat there at a table with a few beers at the and the bar next to it and I actually spoke to the mamasan? manager ( I don't think they are called mamasans nowadays?) there who sadly,sadly had absolutely no idea of the Dolly sisters or never ( I won't mention names) of the previous farang owners , he even called over other boys who also had no idea .
Look I know times move on ,they aren't expected to know ,it's in the past ,it was me of course wanting it to be like old times thinking of the funny farang owners that used to run it ,the infamous Dolly sisters etc
It's got me thinking that times are soon forgotten, younger people move in, they have no idea what the times nor the people that it used to have .
I sat there drinking by myself with the Thai manager of the bar sitting next to me as I'm mumbling " street talk used to be over there " him nodding at me looking at me weirdly" they used to sell wonderful pastrami sandwiches😳😳
Another 2 boys sitting nearby both live on their tiktok said in great English " how long ago was that ?
" Oh about 20 years ago " I said
Then they both laughed , 20 year ago I five said one all laughing.
They must of thought I was a reminiscent old man👴👴
Of course times have moved on,even at the bar we were sitting at had memories but the guys had no idea who the previous owners nor the good times that went on there ,I looked back into the bar from my outside table , the memories of the Dolly sisters etc , of course the guys had no idea about all that , as they dance live on their tiktok and Facebook to their friends ,
The manager looked at me looking back into the bar " you want another drink ? He asked
" No no , I said ,just thinking about the past , all the Dolly's , obviously looking at me like I was a old nutter and the silly thing is I was rambling on like a old drunk after 5 beers and I remember telling them about the mamasan at Cityboys go go bringing his cat to work.
The Thai manager guy sitting next to me good English "and the cat was Dolly?
" No no Dolly sisters were here I said pointing in the bar
All 3 guys looking at me weirdly " the cat and sisters he brought here?then they all laughing thinking drink as a skunk 🥳🥳
And strangely or ironically I just read the obituary in the Pattaya mail of the latest Dolly sister to depart which brought back more memories.
It's sad in a way ,but things can't stay the same ,but even sadder that people & times are forgotten.
Here I am sitting in a bar that 15 years ago was pumping and the owners famous , fast forward and the guys in Boyztown have no idea what I was on about .😳
Probably thought I was some nutter talking about his dolly cat and streettalk 😂
I was very fond of the Dolly sisters though , I used to love the Boyztown area back then.
I used to remember all the famous/ infamous bar owners , all the good ones & bad ones 😂
Nowadays there's none of that ,no one to even mention really ,no bar owners stand out anymore ,no infamous or famous ones!
But how fast has life gone by with all these passing, it makes you appreciate your every day more, I often think I'm 62 I have probably 15 to 20 years left, I have to enjoy it
Oh well, forgive me I'm getting old ,past is over I know
I know what you all thinking and want to say to me 😂
"Oh shut up you rambling old fool 🤣🤣