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Beware of hula hoops!

Friday, 09 March 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 10 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, One of my good friends here is enjoying himself just a little too much.  Too much hooch and too much Hula hoops with the ladies.  He is 52…

ATM on the blink

Friday, 09 March 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 10 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am sure you’ve heard it all before, but I think I am being ripped off.  My girlfriend (Thai) has recently started to ask me for more money…

Girls night out

Friday, 02 March 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Is it usual for Thai women to go out in packs to karaoke bars?  My girlfriend (Thai) goes out about one time a week with a bunch of…

Read my lips

Friday, 02 March 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, People are telling me that the way you can tell if a bar girl is lying is if her lips are moving.  Tell me it isn’t like that.…

How to get the money back

Friday, 02 March 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I’ve ignored all your good advice and now realize I have been well and truly suckered in.  OK, so I’ve lost a cheap house up in the jungle…

Flirting as an Olympic sport

Friday, 02 March 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I love reading your column, but I don’t come with promises of champagne or chocolates and I am sorry for that.  I do have a question for you…

St. Valentine’s blues

Friday, 24 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Valentine’s over and done with for another 12 months, so parents don’t need to worry about little Johnny till next year.  The government doesn’t need to have policemen…

New ATM card from the US

Friday, 24 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I found the ideal girl.  I learned to speak Thai, as you suggested.  I met the parents.  I met the grandparents.  I met the girlfriends.  I gave her…

The ‘real’ story about real estate

Friday, 24 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My wife (Thai) and me are looking at buying a little house in the country, for us to use when we go to visit her parents.  Their house…

Divorce and Alimony

Friday, 24 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I remain utterly flabbergasted that every week, or it seems that way, you will get another letter from a broken hearted male who has lost another house and…

Winning the lottery

Friday, 17 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 7 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My hairdresser lady said the other day that coming to Pattaya and finding a farang husband is like winning the lottery for a Thai woman.  This amazed me,…

Any problems buying a bar?

Friday, 17 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 7 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, One of my American friends was telling me in an email that buying a bar in Pattaya is dangerous, as well as being overpriced.  They seemed quite reasonable…

Pampered poodle?

Friday, 17 February 2012 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am a little worried that my husband has been playing up recently.  He has been going to bars with his workmates after the office closes and seems…

Leather lady

Friday, 17 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 7 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am a 61 year old expat who has been visiting Thailand regularly.  I am currently having a house built in Pattaya.  I have taken up with a…

Sleeping Beauty won’t wake up

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have a problem with my new Thai GF.  She doesn’t want to get out of bed in the mornings, but I have to start work at 8…
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