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Pick up the phone!

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My wife never hears the phone when I ring her up.  It is always left in the car, or at the bottom of her handbag and she doesn’t…

Night owl

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My Thai GF has got in with a crowd of women who sleep all day and party all night.  And when I say all night, I mean all…

Another Oscar for a Pattaya bar

Friday, 08 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I know that plenty of older men get taken in by these young Thai girls, but they can’t all be acting?  Can they?  I have met a really…

Anyone for Esperanto?

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Re: Left out of the lingo (PM Friday, 8 February 2013) - I can’t resist to post a comment an incident I found funny just a few nights…

Agony Aunt caught speeding!

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Re: Can Hillary get his car back? (PM Friday, 08 February 2013) - Oh come on Hillary, corruption flourishes here not because it is an “Asian thing” but…

Same, same, but different

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Re: The Seven-11 gang! (PM Friday, 08 February 2013) - A similar situation but different, my circle of buddies have Thai wives and long time girlfriends, as I…

Missing the money

Friday, 01 March 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 9 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My wife has started cheating on the grocery bills and I am sure she has started to sneak the odd thousand baht from my billfold when I am…

Pull up some floor and sit down

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My Thai GF has her cousins staying with us at present.  They all seem nice enough people, but every morning as I go to work I have to…

Valentine’s Day 2014

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What should I get for my Thai girlfriend for Valentine’s Day?  I am not sure if it is a big deal over here, but it certainly is in…

Brain lockers at the airport

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What possesses all these chaps who write to you having put houses and cars in their wife’s name, and they say “Thank you very much” and then sell…

Retiring? Bring all your money!

Friday, 22 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 8 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am looking at retirement in Thailand.  I have been there a couple of times before on holidays, and I like the climate and the living over there.…

Is it coffee time?

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, There is a shopping center very close to my office and they have the usual small stand-alone coffee shops along the mall.  There is a very pretty young…

Tourist prices

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Thailand says it wants tourists, but it is shooting itself in the foot.  I picked up one of those tourist magazines the other day and it had listings…

Kids in the candy store

Friday, 15 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 7 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Me and a couple of mates went to a go-go bar the other night, and you can take your advizes (sic) and put it where you like.  The…

Can Hillary get his car back?

Friday, 08 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 6 By Hillary
Hi Hillary, I honestly buy the Pattaya Mail to read about the next problem you have to try and solve.  You have good advice.  I would like to say to…

The Seven-11 gang!

Friday, 08 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 6 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, One of our friends seems to have an endless line of girls willing to stay with him.  Before you start thinking, we are all happily married and not…

Left out of the lingo

Friday, 08 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 6 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Why do Thais when they are out in company with English speaking people still speak Thai to each other, even though they can speak English?  I have noticed…

Enjoying their Senior moments

Friday, 01 February 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 5 By Hillary
Dear Hilary In response to the many letters that you receive from the elite of UK and Europe etc, this letter is on behalf of the over sixties, pot belied,…

Fishing for trout

Friday, 25 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 4 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I was a bit miffed by that letter from Angela in your column a couple of weeks ago; she’ll be old herself one day, like you are now.…

Plastic cutlery

Friday, 25 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 4 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I eat out often and notice that when Thais eat they always leave food on their plates and half drank(?) drinks.  Is this a cultural thing?  Many cultures…