Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Meet the real Sporty Spice
















Namwannoi Sakboonwa is one of Thailand's popular singers. But even before she became a pop music idol, Namwannoi more popularly known as Kratae, was a top flight Muay Thai fighter. She figured in 40 fights and narrowly missed being an international champion as she lost to Japan's Isabe Watanabe in 2003. But she did win Thailand's 45 kg class title a year earlier.

While Kratae was good at kicking and kneeing, her weakness was her face which she tried so hard to protect because of her singing career.

Well her fight days are on hiatus as she's concentrating on her musical career. But when she does go back into the ring, she hopes to fight a man. Whoa!

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