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Where’s the champers?

Friday, 20 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 3 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Did you get the champers I sent you?  Got it in Qatar and sent it to you by registered post to make sure you got it. Dave Dear…

“Honest” companion required

Friday, 20 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 3 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I’ve done it again, falling in love with a Thai woman who has happily ripped me off, while smiling.  No wonder they call this place the land of…

Broken resolutions

Friday, 13 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We’re right into 2012 already and I reckon 90 percent of the New Year resolutions will have been broken by now.  I was going to give up the…

Up the garden path?

Friday, 13 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have a gorgeous Thai GF who just lights up my life when I come over to Thailand.  I come three times a year and that’s all I…

The standard bar-girl repartee

Friday, 13 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Can you help please.  Do all Thai people ask you the most personal questions?  Things like “How much money you make?  You married yet?  Why not?  You got…

High wire acrobats with no safety net

Friday, 06 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Well here we are in 2012, and how many farangs are going to throw themselves off high buildings this year, after finding that their absolute gem was only…

A wife’s duties

Friday, 06 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Just how much should a husband put up with?  My Thai wife (though we’re not officially married but been together for six years) is starting to get quite…

A timeless answer to a timeless problem

Friday, 06 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have come to the conclusion that for a Thai woman, a watch is merely a fashion statement, and nothing to do with telling the time, which it…

Sparing the rod

Friday, 06 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, How do you tell someone that they are making a rod for their own backs with the way the people next door treat their six year old?  This…

Helmets again!

Friday, 30 December 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Bit of daft advice that one Hills, keeping the crash helmet in the shopping basket at front of the bike, this blocks off the headlight from oncoming traffic,…

Somebody loves me!

Friday, 30 December 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I think I have timed this right to wish you a Good New Year.  Thank you for all the fun and tongue in cheek replies, especially to some…

Facebook or Faced off

Friday, 30 December 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Ever since my wife found Facebook this year, she spends hours and hours and hours glued to the computer screen.  She says she has to reply to friends…

Somebody is a happy camper

Friday, 30 December 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 52 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Year after year, I see and hear many lonely, ignorant, old, fools complaining about Pattaya’s bar girls and freelancers.  But can you really blame them?  Can you imagine…

Keeping the bed warm

Friday, 23 December 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 51 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Hasn’t it been cold recently.  Thought I was back in TX for a while there.  Anyway I’ve got myself a great little bed warmer, but here’s the problem…

Bubbles, baubles and bon-bons

Friday, 23 December 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 51 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Lots of long faces everywhere, but not mine.  I think many people talk themselves into feeling down, but I read you every week and I always get a…
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