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Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Can you help please?  I know this might sound strange, but do all Thai people ask you the most personal questions?  These are personal questions that I find…

Don’t get your haircut at the bar beer!

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have had a jokey type relationship with my hairdresser for about six months.  Last week she made it clear (I thought) that she would be interested in…

Dead socks

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My Thai girlfriend has come to live with me, and that’s great, but for one thing - she eats the worst smelling food you could ever imagine.  Dead…

Home isn’t home sweet home any more

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I bought a house for my Thai lady and I, at her suggestion, because she said a condominium apartment would be too small for us (there’s only two…

Will the real Prado stand up?

Friday, 12 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 41 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I see that there has been a crackdown recently about copy goods - shirts, CD’s and watches and the like.  Pictures of them being burnt in the street…

Sex and Social Services

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, In the September 21 edition of the paper, a chap called Jacques wrote to you about teenage pregnancies.  What I want to tell you is that it is…

Watch the escalators

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I never thought of myself as a prude, but what do you think of the way these girls dress round here.  Or maybe I should have said “undress”…

Feeding homeless waifs

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am new round this neck of the woods, and I am still finding my feet, and this can sure be a difficult place to find things.  I…

LOVE in capitals

Friday, 05 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am only here for a short holiday, so I hope you can answer me quickly. I have fallen in love with a Thai girl and don’t know…

Guinness Book of Records for Pattaya

Friday, 28 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I see more Guinness Book of Records events for Thailand.  There were all the massages at one time and then all the hula-hoops, and what a waste of…

Tempting fates with an elephant

Friday, 28 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I hear that it is lucky to walk under an elephant.  Is this true?  Has anybody been trod on?  Where did all this start? Ron Dear Ron, Yes,…

How and why

Friday, 28 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I see the wai being done every day and sometimes to me.  I have been told that there are very different forms of the wai, where do I…

Bar girls for partners

Friday, 28 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Why do so many of the guys who write to you want to paint the Thai women in a bad light?  The word “prostitute” is not the way…

Anklebiters?

Friday, 21 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 38 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What is the rate of teenage pregnancies in Thailand?  All these girls in the bars seem to have one or two anklebiters, and they’re only 17 or 18…

Balloons galore!

Friday, 21 September 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 38 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I will admit I’m what you call a “balloon chaser”, but there are many reasons for this.  You would have read the readers letters to your newspaper and…
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