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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…

Chocolate coins

Friday, 25 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 4 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, When I go out to the bars, I often take chocolate with me to give the girls.  It’s a popular “gift”, as many are hungry and most but…

Noisy nights

Friday, 18 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 3 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, About once a month there is a fair in the vacant ground opposite my village.  They have great big speaker boxes at the entrance booming across the road,…

Love is an SMS or a sick buffalo?

Friday, 18 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 3 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I come over once a year for my annual holidays and do what every red blooded male does and visit the ladies.  I mentioned to one little honey…

The Pensioner’s lament

Friday, 18 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 3 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I came to Thailand to retire.  I’d been here a few times while I was working, dreaming all the time of when I could come here and settle…

Chocolates, lovely chocolates!

Friday, 11 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We know you like chocolates, but last year we took some chocolate candy and some of those strange jellied candies in little cups (and some real food) out…

Not as think as you drunk I am

Friday, 11 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My Thai GF has begun getting drunk when she goes out with her GFs.  They think it’s a joke, because she gets hopeless.  I have told her to…

The great road scam

Friday, 11 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Have you noticed all the work that has been done in our cities recently?  I move around a lot with my job and the traffic is just hopeless…

Woof, woof!

Friday, 11 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, The other evening my husband of 30 years called me a bitch with no provocation from me at all.  I decided to teach him a lesson, and slept…

Starry-eyed and seventeen

Friday, 11 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 2 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am 17 years old and have just arrived from Australia on a school tour.  Your country is great.  I was wondering if you think there would be…

Wandering Willy

Friday, 04 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Have Thai people some amazing bladder control or what?  There’s no public toilets so what do they do when desperate?  I’ve seen adult size pampers in the supermarkets,…

The buffaloes are waiting!

Friday, 04 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, It’s a new year and we will get another wave of tourists ready and willing for the ladies from the bar to empty their wallets so the buffaloes…

Charges in the Red Light Brigade

Friday, 04 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, What with all the Eurozone doom and gloom internationally, countries going bankrupt (you can buy Portugal for an easy down payment and a few shekels a week) and…

Meeting in the car park

Friday, 04 January 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 1 By Hillary
Dear Hillary One of our receptionists is very attractive and I would like to get to know her better.  I am not the pushy type, so can’t just go up…

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…