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Anna Leonowens strikes again!

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Although as you stated prostitution has been around for ever, but it was bought (sic) to light in the 19th century by an American Widow who went to…

Tartare for a tart?

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Being one who knows which fork to use and is conversant with good manners.  Can you clear up a problem for me?  It’s to do with fish and…

Massage at the urinal?

Friday, 06 December 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 49 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, In many of the bars and clubs (and I don’t mean the ‘gay’ ones), when you go to the Gentleman’s toilet there will be an attendant standing there.…

English lady looking for a Thai partner

Friday, 29 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am a single, mature English lady who has lived in Pattaya for 3 months.  My question is, why is it that you don’t see white ladies out…

Beware of false friends

Friday, 29 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Last year I came over to Thailand for a holiday, and despite all the warnings, I bought a condominium for a girl and each month I would send…

Holiday keepsake?

Friday, 29 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, After saving for three years, I have been on an extended holiday here in Thailand for the past six weeks and will be going back home in two…

Romantic Thai women?

Friday, 29 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, The other night in the bar we had a discussion whether Thai females are romantic.  I say that they are, but my drinking buddies all say not.  They…

Young bull and more bull

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Hillary
Dear Hillary; So much talk about giving ladies money.  I don’t give them money; let me explain: These bulls are on a hill overlooking a meadow full of lovely cows.…

Food Court first date

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Nice young thing I see in the center, so I suggested we have lunch together next week.  Chuffed that she accepted, especially as I must be twice her…

Traffic jams and the tourists

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Do you have any influence in City Hall?  The situation with all these tour busses has now reached crazy Bangkok proportions.  Sukhumvit Road was blocked with busses in…

Chas wants to buy me Veuve Clicquot

Friday, 22 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 47 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I read somewhere that all Thai girls want is to get their hands in your pockets, and once they have cleaned you out, that’s it.  No money, No…

How to survive Thailand - Leave Denmark

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Hillary
Hello Hillary, I write this to anyone who considers complaining about Thailand or Pattaya or Chiang Mai or where ever.  Start with the weather.  It doesn’t get much better than…

Are the Americans to blame?

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am told that the bar girl sex for sale thing came with the Americans on R&R from Vietnam.  That’s about 40 years ago.  Surely it’s time to…

Dating a “Pretty”

Friday, 15 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, When you go to any function here in Thailand, there are always some fabulously pretty girls as hostesses or promotions girls.  How do you get to know these…

Salaries again

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Regards the chap Brian who pays his GF a 30,000 baht salary each month - Brian your first step should be to cut your GF salary by a…

Cost of Living

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Hillary
One respondent asked last week about the cost of living in Pattaya, and this brought out many replies from the readers.  Mark wrote, Welcome to Pattaya.  I live over the…

Chasing a dream?

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 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…

Gender benders

Friday, 08 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, There are lots of theories, but may I ask the thorny question, ‘Are you actually a lady of the female gender?’  Your approach in your column seems very…

How much for the Mia Chow?

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, (Regarding Singha Jerry’s letter supporting ‘Mia Chow’ “salaries”)  Let’s not be too hard on Jerry, he has not been here long enough, let him spend every night in…

Marrying for money

Friday, 01 November 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 44 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Some of the forums round town are cracking on about Thai women wanting to marry foreigners because they are “rich”.  Sure, the average foreigner who lives in Thailand…
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