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How much compensation for an old gik

Friday, 10 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 19 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, An old GF has contacted me to say that she has split from her husband, has packed in her job and is going home (up country).  The SMS…

Four years on for Jerry and Tu

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Read with pleasure the mail from Craig about his finding a wonderful wife there in Thailand.  I also was a widower and I could have written that letter.…

Looking for the finer things in life

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We are new here, but enjoy the finer things in life, food, wine, etc.  Where would you recommend that we start looking.  We are asking you as you…

The In-Laws come to stay

Friday, 03 May 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 18 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…

Red Balls

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I can see from reading your column this week that you are running out of serious issues, so I have one very important question for you.  Why do…

Soft drink saga

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Like you always advise us, look for the “good” girls, and I have found one, but there’s still a problem.  She works in a dress shop and is…

“Sex tourists”

Friday, 26 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 17 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My wife is 15 years younger than me and this gives us a problem.  When we go out to a bar, many foreigners assume that my wife must…

A Happy Camper

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, As a widower I went looking for a partner in my home country.  All the ladies were more interested in what kind of car I drove, how much…

An ATM no more

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have come to the sad conclusion that all the women in Thailand are on the make.  Every last one seems to have her hand into your wallet…

Double pricing or 50 percent discount?

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I picked up one of those tourist magazines the other day and it had listings of good places to go for the tourists.  The interesting thing I noticed…

Teeter totter

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Why do Thai women continue to wear such silly platform shoes and high heels?  They are dangerous and many countries have already banned them.  There is nothing wrong…

Big ticket rip-offs

Friday, 19 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 16 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, You hear of all these poor saps being ripped off when the short-term Thai GF goes off to greener pastures, and they then make out that it is…

The Hillary Handbook

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have lived in Thailand for five years, and your writings I am sure have made me avoid many pitfalls.  Pity folks could not read your pieces many…

Exploiting the underprivileged

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, With PM Yingluck at the top I had hopes that the disgraceful sex trade that tarnishes Thailand’s international reputation would show signs of decline.  Sadly this is not…

Wanted: Mia Noi in good condition, low miles

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Hillary
Hi Hillary, It takes you to put things in perspective for people that sometimes can be so oblivious to the most obvious things/situations.  Yes, you’re darn right if you have…

Getting children, the ‘easy’ way

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am not a Thai person, but I sure as hell would like a half Thai kid to raise.  I think these half and half children grow up…

Where shall we go ‘pop’!

Friday, 12 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 15 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My Thai GF and I are expecting our first baby, and wondered if you could suggest a good hospital for us, this being the first baby and all.…

How much for a Gik?

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, How often do Thai women take one of these Giks they talk about.  My mate’s girl has been running some bloke on the side for three months, he…

Deafness by degrees

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Is everyone in Thailand deaf?  Any party you go to has giant boom boxes so loud you can’t hear the person next to you, but they all seem…

Sell me two sheep and a ram

Friday, 05 April 2013 Issue Vol. XXI No. 14 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, With the world all wired these days, you would imagine that computers would be reliable by now.  But no way.  However, with machines where you have to push…