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Threat to kill

Friday, 25 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 47 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, One of my best friends here in Pattaya has fallen for a real hussy from a beer bar who is now milking him for everything.  Unfortunately he is…

Required reading

Friday, 25 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 47 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, You have often mentioned books that newcomers to Thailand should read like Stephen Leather’s Private Dancer, and now you should add “Falangs in Thailand” to that list.  This…

Champagne and chocolates

Friday, 18 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 46 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I would like to come and visit you on my next trip to Thailand and present you with some champagne (the good stuff, naturally) and chocolates (soft centers,…

The answer for middle-aged women?

Friday, 18 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 46 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I can’t stop myself trying to hit on middle-aged women.  I reckon that they should be getting pretty frustrated by the time they’re in their 40’s, and with…

Beware of the Living Dead

Friday, 18 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 46 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I’ve been here for about 10 years already and it beats me how all these blokes get themselves into so much trouble with the local girls, and end…

The photojournalists’ creed

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Harry Flashman
It has been said for many years that the photojournalists’ creed is “f 8 and be there!” Interestingly, nobody knows who first uttered those words and applied them to journalism,…

Felonious parking with intent

Friday, 18 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 46 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, My car was involved in an accident while it was parked at the side of the road with nobody in it.  A large 4WD just clipped the front…

Walking the dog. A new health fad?

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Dr. Iain Corness
There is a duty on doctors in the civilized world to remain abreast of current developments in the field of medicine.  The same goes for Thailand with Continuous Medical Education…

Find a hero

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Harry Flashman
Last week I used the photo I am using again this week, because it is such a good example of making your subject the “hero”.  This shot was taken by…

Finding the “good” girls

Friday, 11 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have to laugh at all your letter writers, wondering if they have found THE ONE, when they should start looking at themselves to see if they would…

Thailand Q2: getting there, just about

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Paul Gambles Co-founder of MBMG Group
If you spent any time in the UK in the 1980’s, you may be familiar with the national railway operator’s telling slogan, “We’re getting there”. How quickly was a detail…

Popping antioxidants?

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Dr. Iain Corness
We are all getting older. Not wiser nor necessarily richer, just older. However, getting on in years still beats the alternative. Just keep your place reserved in God’s waiting room…

Is it time to go back to square 1?

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By Harry Flashman
The digital evolution has progressed to the digital revolution, and with each new “app” (how I dislike that contraction), the art of photography is being murdered. You can now get…

Holding hands means very little

Friday, 11 November 2011 Issue Vol. XIX No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We have been here for six months and I suppose we are considered very well off.  I have a problem though, and I don’t know if it is…
As you may have seen, the Thai government has officially announced that it is cracking down further on expats who regularly extend their stay in the kingdom by going on…
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