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How high can we go?

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, No problems at this end, just an observation.  The cost of living in Thailand has been going up alarmingly.  Compared to when I was in Thailand 12 months…

Hillary Introductions

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, With all these guys writing in to say they’ve been cheated, why don’t you open an introductions business.  You’ve got ready made customers, and you would know where…

Half-sized robbers?

Friday, 09 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 45 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Don’t you get tired of all these men who write in complaining that they have been ripped off, jilted, robbed and bankrupted by women half their size and…

Wanting to get out of The Academy

Friday, 02 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 44 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, The Academy show is over even though True repeats the programs every day for weeks.  My Thai wife eagerly showed me that horrible and inane Academy showing a…

Chauvinism’s not dead yet

Friday, 02 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 44 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I need a little help here.  I was raised that a woman’s place is in the home.  She is the homemaker, cleans, cooks, washes and all that sort…

Wants a take-home pack - the waitress

Friday, 02 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 44 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, There is a waitress in the Dusit Resort that I cannot get out of my mind.  She is so petite and sweet natured, and I have never seen…

A hair suit (hirsute) problem

Friday, 02 November 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 44 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I have a very embarrassing problem with body hair.  It is thick and curly and all over my body.  I never take my shirt off as people think…

Cheated by a friend

Friday, 26 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 43 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am so disappointed, angry and revenge thirsty!  When I on my vacation suddenly had the opportunity to move to Thailand, I had to quickly find a home.…

Second time lucky?

Friday, 26 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 43 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I’ve done it again, despite all the advice from friends.  I’ve taken the girl back, even though she cheated me out of close to a million baht last…

ABF++

Friday, 26 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 43 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I often come to Thailand and have stayed at many different hotels.  The thing that confuses me is when they quote a price with ++ after the number.…

Big D is back!

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Hillary
Some chocolate to enjoy! Big D USA Dear Big D, I came back from a trip to Bangkok and there was the envelope with the chocolates from you.  Thank you…

Noodle for the doodle?

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, The local noodle shop has got a gorgeous young girl doing the deliveries.  They’ve only been going two weeks but I’ve already become friendly with them.  Mom does…

Hillary an author?

Friday, 19 October 2012 Issue Vol. XX No. 42 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I think you should collect all your writings into a book.  I reckon it would have to be a great hit.  I have work mates overseas who read…

How much money you make?

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”…