Comparing Ian and Alvin

Originally posted on MANILA.METRO by Caloy73:

How do the two best masseurs in the spa circuit match?

The consumer pages of big broadband newspapers abroad usually do product or service comparisons utilising certain parameters.  Here, we’re comparing certain objective parameters in trying to come up with a no-nonsense assessment of the qualities of the two best masseurs in the spa circuit, arguably. Both are very good, both are winners. At di ka lugi with either one of them. As they would say in Miss Universe, both of you deserve the title but we have to choose a winner.



IAN Heavenly Touch ALVINGoulden Spring
Massage 9/10 8/10
Kissing 10/10 9/10
Body Romansa 10/10 9/10
As top 9/10 5/10
Face Value 10/10 9.5/10
Size 8.5/10 Above average. I’m using the JR Standard, assuming JR is a 10/10 and Mars a 9.5/10. Ian would still be painful for newbies and virgins. 6/10 (after our first session, didn’t…

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Call for SONGKRAN 2014

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Songkran at  Khao Sanh Road

Songkran at Khao Sanh Road

We will be oraganizing a group for Songkran 2014, the super-fun Thai New Year celebration. Songkran 2014 begins April 14 and continues through the week. Those interested, kindly send your messages. Details shall be emailed in due time. A tour of Bangkok’s best male-oriented spas will be part of the itinerary.

The most fun festival in South East Asia:

Check This Link:

This is an excerpt from Lonely Planet’s A Year of Festivals.
Location: Throughout Thailand

Dates: 13–15 April 2014

From Lonely Planet

Level of participation: 5 – Songkran is a no-holds-barred water fight, and tourists are fair game, both to be soaked and to do the soaking

The Lunar New Year in Thailand marks a time when the country literally goes to water. Part a time of respect and part riot, Songkran is an occasion when images of the Buddha are ‘bathed’ and…

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No Desert? Try this!









4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg – beaten
3 tablespoons skim milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 salted caramels

What to do:
1. Into a small bowl add: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix to combine.

2. Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time.

3. Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed {if cake batter is still gooey}, microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.

My favourite curry buns


Curry Buns (10 pieces)
Adapted from Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, who adapted from I Can Bake by Agnes Chang

Basic Sweet Bun Dough 



  • 400 g high protein flour, sifted (Bread flour)
  • 100 g low protein flour, sifted (I used cake flour)
  • 1 tsp bread improver, optional (I did not use)
  • 10 g milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 100 g castor sugar (I used 50 g)
  • 1 egg
  • 220 ml water


  • 75 g butter / margarine (I used 75 g of olive oil)


1 egg, lightly beaten with 1/8 tsp salt


Pandan leaves cut into 1 cm strips, 10 pieces


  • Put all ingredients A into a bowl or breadmaker and mix into a smooth dough (I mixed for 20 mins in the breadmaker)
  • Add B (the butter or oil) and continue to knead until gluten has developed and it can be stretched into a very thin layer.
  • Cover with a piece of damp cloth and leave to rise until it doubles in bulk. (1 hour)
  • Punch down and knead again until smooth.
  • Divide into desired portions (85 to 90g) and shape into balls.
  • Cover with damp cloth and rest for 10-15 mins
  • Fill with the curry filling (recipe below) and shape into rounds. Tie each bun with 1 strip of pandan leave.
  • Leave to rise till double (about 30 mins).
  • Egg wash, and bake at 200*C for about 15 mins.