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Ain’t love grand!

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Is it possible to really get to know a Thai girl? I have been dating this girl from the local bar in Jomtien for almost three weeks now…

My water’s been cut off!

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We have not been here very long and already we have had the water cut off from the house (twice!) and the electricity (once) all because I do…

The disappointed morning shopper

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Why do the shops open so late in Pattaya? The main shopping centers officially open at 9, 10 or11, but many of the shops are still setting up…

Open your wallet and say after me, “Help yourself!”

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, As I am thinking about retiring here, I was hoping you could advise me on a couple of points. It has always been one of my ambitions to…

Good wine for a good girl

Friday, 22 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 21 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am a newcomer as far as wines are concerned. Is there a fool-proof way to pick a ‘good’ bottle of wine? I have started dating one of…

The perfect bar girl lives in Pattaya

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I do love your column and it is the first one I read every week when the Mail comes out. What gets me though (I’ve been here for…

A maid with “extras”?

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What should I do about the maid coming on to me? If we pass in the corridor, she gives me a big smile and touches my arm, and…

Am I clever - or are they dumb?

Friday, 15 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 20 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I never realized I was smart until I came to Thailand one year ago. I always used my common senses back home and here in Thailand and I…

Look at my trophy

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, You see all these older chaps strolling along with their trophy wife in tow, don’t they know there is nothing genuine about the relationship? She’s out for the…

Dining out

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am starting a relationship with a very nice young woman and I would like to take her somewhere good for dinner. I have not been here very…

First date frustration

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Found the “nice” girl you are always telling us to look for, but I had hoped for a bit more than holding hands. Not even a kiss goodnight…

Chasing a dream?

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I don’t believe the bar girls are anymore “out for what they can get” than the fellows pursuing them. They have a job, often entertaining foreign undesirables, do…

Let’s get married and I’ll stay in the village

Friday, 08 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 19 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What is the real deal on getting married in the village? I came over last year and met a nice girl who looked after me for the two…

A cross cross-dresser

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Some time ago I dressed in a women’s outfit for my girlfriend now my ex she informed my in laws of what I did and they are not…

Tesco losing a customer

Friday, 01 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 18 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Thanks for the drubbing you gave me today, it cheered me up... a bit. I hope to avoid dragging myself to Tesco in the snow in the UK…
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