Category Archives: Relationships

How Fights Start

My wife sat down on the settee next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, ‘What’s on TV?’ I said, ‘Dust.’ And then the fight started… ****************************************** My wife and I were watching “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, “Do you want […]

THE FAITHFULNESS OF LIES by Peter Nolan Smith

Several years ago my friend, Sam Royalle, suspected his girlfriend was seeing another man. “How do you know that?” Farangs don’t understand how hard it was for a Thai woman to be with a westerner. They don’t speak the same language. Their tastes in food, movies, music, and humor were complete opposites. No matter how […]

How To Make A Woman Happy

It’s not difficult to make a woman happy.. A man only needs to be 1. a friend 2. a companion 3. a lover 4. a brother 5. a father 6. a master 7. a chef 8. an electrician 9. a carpenter 10. a plumber 11. a mechanic 12. a decorator 13. a stylist 14. a […]

HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER by the Hollies

That 1960s Hollies hit gets plenty of play in Pattaya, only bargirls have changed to words to suit their need for subterfuge. “He not boyfriend. He my brother.” The tenacles of an extended Thai family are more tangled than a cluster of fornicating rattlesnakes. The second cousin of a third aunt from your sister’s second marriage is […]

Les Frogs

Most Americans have an unfavorable attitude toward the French. This antipathy is based on the abuse many US tourists have suffered from dismissive Paris waiters during their weeklong summer vacation. Few of my countrymen realize that these garcons are rude to their own countrymen as well as any estrangers. That is not to say that […]