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I like Karaoke!

Friday, 28 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, A few weeks ago, one of your writers asked what is the attraction of karaoke bars for Thai people?  You sort of turned your nose up, but believe…

Trouble with the Outlaws

Friday, 28 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I was told many years ago that you shouldn’t let your wife’s family come to stay with you, even just for a few days, as it always ends…

Not keen on smug looks

Friday, 28 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have come over here on holiday from the UK and I am shocked by what I see here, going on night and day.  I can put up…

Will I have to pay Palimoney?

Friday, 28 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What is the situation with Thai law when you split from a live-in girlfriend?  Does she have any legal rights to your property, cars, houses and such?  I’ve…

In defense of the bar girls

Friday, 21 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By Hillary
Hi Hillary, I hear of many farangs that claim they have been cheated and lied to by Thai girls.  I have been married for 7 years to an ex bar…

Bar girl choices?

Friday, 21 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I think you are a bit hard on the bar girls.  They are doing a tough job and are only doing it because they don’t have another choice…

“V” for Victory?

Friday, 21 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Can someone please tell me why Thai women give the “V” sign when being photographed?  None of them can tell me why they do it, nor what the…

I am an idiot

Friday, 21 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 51 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I’m another of those idiot farangs.  There was one bar girl that I liked a lot and I thought she liked me too, but I didn’t want her…

One moah beer?

Friday, 14 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Last week you had someone from Australia saying that all women are different, and bar girls in particular, and roving males should “stop feeling sorry for themselves and…

Looking for a PI who can look for him

Friday, 14 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Is there some sort of private investigator group in Pattaya that can look at a Thai lady and tell foreigners whether they can be trusted or something?  I’m…

Hillary, the Oprah of Thailand?

Friday, 14 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I enjoy your bits each week and the advice is right on.  Somebody said you should get a raise from your editor and I reckon so too.  You…

What is the chance of being ripped off?

Friday, 14 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 50 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, If one was to ask the question; ‘Are all women the same, will my wife rip me off when our relationship ends?’  Ask Greg Norman ($103m), Paul McCartney…

Bilingual wife wanted

Friday, 07 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 49 By Hillary
Dear Hillery, Do you think the Pattaya woman have got good enuff English to be able to be a good wife for a Brittish penshoner (sic).  I want to come…

Champagne on the beach?

Friday, 07 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 49 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, This is it.  I am getting very close to popping the question, but where should I go to do it?  A fancy restaurant is the usual place I…

Hairy Wednesdays

Friday, 07 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 49 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I wanted a hair cut so I went to my usual barbers the other day, to find it was closed.  This was something new to me, so I…

Cheese in the hardware shop

Friday, 07 December 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 49 By Hillary
  Dear Hillary, Some of your sorry letter writers seem to think all women are the same.  All women are not the same.  Thai women are not the same as…

Karaoke obsession

Friday, 30 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What is the attraction of karaoke bars for Thai people?  My Thai GF and her friends all end up in one of these places after work and they…

Learning the lingo!

Friday, 30 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have been transferred to Thailand by my company for the next two years.  I am a native English speaker, and so far I find the Thai language…

Timely advice

Friday, 30 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What is it with Thai people and time keeping?  My GF is never on time.  30 minutes to an hour is about the usual for her.  I even…

Why westerners fall in love with Thai women

Friday, 30 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 48 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, You get lots of letters questioning why western men fall in love with Thai girls.  Many factors, including: Thai women have a great sense of responsibility to family.…