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Gay Yangon: Where meat was found before
More impressions from gay Myanmar
By Suzy Size, your gay guide through Asia and the world
You, gay traveler to Myanmar, probably agree: If you ever made a good catch at any given place, you are likely to return and try your luck again there. Even though Suzy Size has never actually caught a juicy gay Myanmar boy at that old Yangon bar that specializes in frozen yoghurts and cold beers and is called after that famous kick-boxer Nilar Win, she naturally wanted to return there. And after the visit of the bar at the Strand hotel, Suzy went to look for it. After all, Durian Gray, the infamous writer for good old Thai Guys Magazine – the first gay Magazine of Thailand founded by your heroine - got laid in the toilet of the Nilar Win bar almost 12 years ago!
As soon as Michaela Primavera and your heroine entered the bar of the Strand, the German companion tried her I-phone on the local Wifi. It became a pattern of hers during the whole stay in Yangon, whenever the two ladies entered a place with Wifi, Michaela started to play on her smart phone. This is not good for conversations. These smart phones hinder inter human communication within the rooms, direct communication. People in bars have stopped talking with each other these days, they all are glued to their smart phone.
Time and again Michaela opened her stupid smart phone and left Suzy alone in the bar, restaurant, you name it. This got on the nerves of your heroine! Miss Size does not like to be ignored!
OK, Michaela is an active journalist and might miss an assignment if she is off line too long. But she is now a slave of her so called smart phone, always in search of Wifi. When the two ladies entered Mojo lounge and restaurant (for details consult the Pink Pages of Sticky Rice Gay Guide Asia and Gay Guide World Yangon), she naturally opened her phone again, had asked for the Wifi entrance code even before ordering a drink. And she did not notice all those other gay guests, rich Myanmar or Yangon men, all playing on their smart phones as well and hardly talking amongst themselves too. This Mojo place attracts also some money boys late at night – your two heroines later learned from a reliable source -, but primarily attracts those rich Yangon youth. And they are definitely not into old Western ladies like Suzy Size.
Miss Size, by the way, has in the mean time sold her Samsung Galaxy small tablet, she is not willing to be on line all the time and loose all her direct inter human relationships by constantly playing and searching useless things on an interactive screen.
Durian Gray published his story on gay Myanmar August 1st 2001. You can easily find it by going to the Pink Pages, Myanmar, pushing the button “Stories on Myanmar” or go here directly as linked here. His piece about gay Myanmar is still worth reading in its entirety, but if you lack the time, here is the important passage about Nilar Win:
“One of my favourite cafes is a yoghurt shop, named after a famous Burmese kick boxer and his photo still occupies pride of place on the grimy wall of the establishment run by his relatives. I sit underneath it one late evening and the young waiter with whom I've just had eye-contact hands me a menu and adjusts his hard cock into the crook of my elbow pretending to point out items on the menu-which include avocado toast and banana lassi. Of course the one item I am interested in is the hardening banana, which surprise, he obligingly pulls out from under his lungyi (Burmese sarong) obscured by the table and gives me a feel as I continue to peruse the menu. After consuming my avocado toast, I excuse myself for the washroom and the waiter is already there obligingly opening the door to the stall for me and steps in to give me a second "banana lassi".
On another occasion, two other waiters come back to my hotel room for "room service", one at a time, as the other patiently waits in the dark. One of the charms of the Burmese I discovered, aside from their pleasant manner, is their extreme patience. They would have to be patient to live so many years under such repressive regimes.“
Gay Myanmar visited: The meat is found
Suzy Size has made that friendly yoghurt shop her head quarters on previous visits as well and was now walking with Michaela Primavera in its direction. And, indeed, nothing has changed. They are obviously still admirer of the male beauty here. There is a gay undertone with those old pictures of that beautiful or sexy boxer Nilar Win. And his brother is the friendly proprietor.
Suzy Size and Michaela Primavera returned there several times, despite the horribly dirty toilet where Durian Gray got laid once. But Suzy was not lucky there this time, no juicy waiter wanted to share his banana lassi with her. And the old brother of the boxer seemed to be interested in Michaela, thank God, and not into your heroine.
Your heroine did not return there her second last night in Yangon as she had promised Michaela who went there and found herself at Nilar Win alone and even without Wifi… Suzy Size did not return there (as promised to Michaela) out of anger for being left alone or the apparent seasonal lack of bananas. Your heroine has in the mean time discovered the real gay meeting place in Yangon, she finally – bingo - found the meat! Miss Size was now on the brink of getting laid, it was just a matter of time now.