Heart to Heart with Hillary

Baht bus blues

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Not being a cheap Charlie I pay for distance covered (on the baht bus). 10 B should get you from Pattaya Thai to Tops super market, and you…

Risking “it”

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I am thinking of having an affair with one of the girls at work. She is obviously up for it and gives me all the right signals, but…

Money woes (again)

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I think I am being ripped off. My Thai wife has recently started to ask me for more money than she normally gets for housekeeping and the monthly…

Are they all in the banking business?

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I read all these tales of woe that your letter writers send to you about losing money and getting ripped off. Is it really that bad in Thailand?…

Winter woollies cheap!

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I just read an article in the dining out column where Don, Aka Nod, said for B. 450 they should dish up the whole sheep. This is more…

Hillary hits the “aitches”

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Hillary
Hi Hillary, First, I appreciate your column. Always get some insight and enjoyment. Kinda have to disagree with an house, an horse... I always say a house/ a horse/ a…

Never mind the language massacre, America’s got the Indians

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I agree with you that ‘an’ should come before a noun beginning with any of the vowels. In English, where a word begins with the letter “H”, this…

Now it’s RAMS as well!

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, Can you recommend a good computer technician? Every time my computer breaks down, the technician takes it away to fix it, and returns it several days later and…

Seven-11 gone broke

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, When I complained about being broke, you said I should give up drinking. If I stopped drinking, the Singha company would go broke as well as 7-11. Singha…

Blossoming in the evening

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Hillary
Well Hilary you are really naïve. The “Evening Blossoms” to which I referred are those lovely young things apparently awaiting a bus on beach road and I, in a charitable…

A delicate shade of pink

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, We live in Jomtien and often go to the beach there as it seems to be very popular with the Thais, as we see them swimming there a…

Lost keys - again

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Hillary
Dear Hillary My girlfriend and I live in an apartment in town. We have a good relationship except for the fact she keeps losing the keys and mobile phone. This…

Bessame mucho

Friday, 12 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 37 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, I find this habit of social kissing here disgusting. People just making an excuse to slobber all their germs over you, it is just frightful and unhealthy too!…

Songthaews for 10 baht?

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, A couple of weeks back you had some guy wondering how to stop the Soi 6 vacuum cleaners who seemed to be able to clean out his wallet…

Bashful Bob’s first date

Friday, 05 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 36 By Hillary
Dear Hillary, ‘Bashful Bob’ was wondering how to ask an educated Thai woman on a date.  ‘Bashful Bob’ obviously works for a living and is a newbie which is just…
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