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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…

Marriage statistics

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, How many of the Thai wife - foreigner husband marriages really work?  Just about one in two of my friends have seen their wife go off with a…

Phone sex anyone?

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, You may not have noticed, but when a Thai person rings my number and finds it is a farang on the other end, they just drop the phone.…

The lemming experience

Friday, 10 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 6 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Happy New Year and all that and I’m wondering if all the poor souls from 2011 will ever find their true girlfriends, and will 2012 bring on another…

How to enjoy your own company

Friday, 03 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 5 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have found a few solutions to the “getting ripped off” by Thai girl friend issue. 1. Learn to speak Thai and better still Laos Issan. I can…

Buying a bar for fun and profit

Friday, 03 February 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 5 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I’ve been going backwards and forwards on holidays between here and the UK for four years.  I am close to the age pension and I am thinking about…

GG meets Pisinurai

Friday, 27 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 4 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have grown particularly fond of a charming young lady from Pattaya.  We exchange email across the globe on a regular basis in which she tells me how…

Payments “home”

Friday, 27 January 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 4 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Like so many “elder statesmen” from the UK I have settled down here in Pattaya with a Thai lady many years my junior.  Our association has been mutually…
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