There are places that we want to go to at least once in our lifetime and there are places that we just keep going back to. I have deep love for Kuala Lumpur, my home for the past 15 years. But over the years, I keep finding myself back in Thailand. Phuket more than anywhere else. This year’s Songkran, I decided to get wet with my Thai connection, Noy. The last time I was on the island uninhibited was three years ago. Time really flies.
Ready for the annual get wet rendezvous. Phuket for 2013.
I went to the airport straight from work. Bumped into the boys at KLIA, they were going to Phuket for a soccer tournament. Bike week was held on Patong beach the weekend I was on the island too. Noy picked me up and all I could think about were those crabs cooked with spring onions and ginger we had one time for lunch in Patong.
We went for dinner at Two Sisters restaurant, in Nai Harn beach. Noy introduced me to one of the sisters, Oy; who had prepared the crab dish for me. I was telling Noy about my crab craving on the way to the hotel from the airport. On the spot,she puts through a call to Oy to see if they could accommodate. That was the perfect example of Thai hospitality that I have came to expect from my bestie, Noy. She’s hot for a 53-year old, does not look her age at all. She’s seeing a 27 year old Japanese hunk from Osaka, who was making a living investing in rental properties.
Two bowls of panang curried crabs, a mojito and a nap later, I was ready to party. We ended up going to Laguna Club and decided to stay on the quieter side of the island for the night. Songkran madness spreads throughout the entire Thailand, it did not really matter where we were, we would have had a blast.
Oy joined us along with Christina and Brook, a Korean and Thai couple running a spa in Phuket town, also friends of Noy. At the end of the night, everyone were wet and hammered. Noy and I were walking back to her car and a call from Oy came in. She invited us over to her house for a late night dip. Since we were still dripping and tripping at 3am, we thought a skinny-dip was a fab idea. Suddenly, Noy could not remember where Oy’s place was. As the foreign counterpart, and the fact I haven’t been to Oy’s place before, I was of no help. We decided to call Oy for clarity. Nicky, Oy’s boyfriend answered the call and gave Noy the directions. They have been shacking up for the past five years.
Marked for the killing me coldly session at Laguna Club.
The house was tucked in a cul-de-sac. It was dark and the roads were barely lit. Nicky greeted us with their black labrador on his side, a Singha beer in one hand. Oy was apparently already in bed. It started to feel suspicious, a bit dodgy. There was definitely something more complex to the simple plot of skinny-dipping with my girlfriends at 3am in the morning.
“If Oy is asleep then why would you have us come over?” I asked Nicky.
“Because Mike insisted that he wants you,” said Nicky with a sly grin.
I heard a chuckle coming from the pool area.
You gotta be kidding! I wanted to leave but we just got there and Noy needed to chill for a bit to regain her composure (and memory).
“One drink and we are outta here,” telepathically I signaled my sister from another mother.
Apparently he saw me at the restaurant. A gentleman would have introduced himself then. Perhaps bought us drinks. I do not know why he thought it was acceptable behavior to trick a woman into meeting him. The trickster thought he could convince me to jump in the pool, to get down with him and then he thought I would ditch my bestie to spend the night fucking him til noon. I did not want to waste my high on decoding his rationale or his prickly nature. Just because you are in a place where money is king and love can be bought, does not mean that you can be a jack ass and treat all women like whores. It was such a turn-off. Turned out the jack ass named Mike, was an American working for a mining-based exploration company. With one swift move, he gave the Indiana Jones of America a bad rep for his lack of class and pasty ass. Skinny dipping with the girls would have been such a good plot.
Yin Yang constellation in Phuket.