I have wondered what it must be like to
wake every morning to a pile of complaints from (usually) the love-struck
members of our community. When do you start? As soon as you wake up or after
breakfast? I’m sure others would like an insight into the life of the Principal
of Pattaya’s College of Disaster Management Every Friday (PPCDMEF).
I don’t really know what other Aunts do,
but I start as soon as my eyes are open. Note I didn’t say what time my eyes
open, as some days this can be quite late and depends on how many bottles of
bubbly I have managed to swill. Four bottles in one day really isn’t really
‘drinking’. I was correct in calling it ‘swilling’. Unfortunately, the number of
times I have four bottles in the fridge are few and far between. I get lots of
promises, but not lots of bottles. I note you didn’t send any.
My 12 year old daughter is starting to take
an interest in boys. Is this dangerous or not?
What do you think I am? A child
psychiatrist? A family psychologist? How can I possibly suggest anything for a
12 year old? That’s your problem, not mine. Get your wife to talk to her. It is
normal for girls to show an interest in boys as they grow up.
Every time my Thai GF goes up country to
see her mother, the five days always turns out to be a week at least. There is
always a ‘good’ reason for this. Like her dog got run over, or an uncle is sick.
She even sent me a photo of a coffin to go along with the ailing uncle. Does
this sound kosher, Hillary? Or should I worry?
How long has this been going on?
Obviously she wants to be your GF, hence the excuses, but like you, I think she
is hiding something. Do not use the services of a PI as they work with the
person being spied on, sharing the money you pay as a fee. The best is to ask
your maid. She will know if the GF has someone on the side, up in the village.
Money better spent than on a PI, my Petal.
I am trying to avoid the well documented
pitfalls that you highlight in this column – and thank you for some good advice
over the years. I will be coming over again this year, but I read somewhere that
all Thai girls want is to get their hands in your pockets, and once they have
cleaned you out, that’s it. “No Money, No Honey” as the T shirt says, but is
this really true? I have met a few nice girls every time I’ve come over, and
although I pay for everything when we’re out together, I think that’s natural. I
pay for everything here at home when I take out a woman, so what’s the
Dear Confused Charlie (as opposed to
There will always be some payment down
the line, Charlie. In the hard light of day, after the commerce of the previous
evening, you have to remember that your young woman has been working. That is
her job, and that is how she pays for her room, buys food and sends money back
to the village so that her mother can look after her baby. Now, would you
continue to work for a company that doesn’t pay you? You might even wear a T
shirt which says “No Salary, No Slavery” or something similar, would you not? In
reply to your questioning whether all Thai girls want to get their hands in your
pockets, the answer is an emphatic No! But that is when you are talking about
all Thai girls, and not just the Thai ladies of the night. The answer would be
somewhat different then. Enjoy your time here, you sound like a gentleman.
Can you help me please? I have found that
Thai people all seem very direct and ask you personal questions all the time.
Things like “How much money you make? You married? You got wife Thai? You want
girlfriend? You want me to go with you? How much money you got?” Apart from the
fact that this is considered a very rude way of starting a relationship in the
US, I also find it very embarrassing when I am over here. How do I get these
people to stop doing this? You seem to have the answers for everyone else, so I
hope you have some for me too.
It is very easy to stop people asking
you these direct, personal and embarrassing questions – stop frequenting the
beer bars, Petal. These are stock bar stool questions that every new bar girl
learns from a book, during her one week apprenticeship at Lucky Legs a Go-Go.
Yes, there is a book that they learn from, and the same book also shows the
begging letters to be sent after the customer goes back home. “I lub you too mut,