Category Archives: Relationships

GIRLS LIKE GIRLS by Peter Nolan Smith

The situation in Bangkok had gotten out of control. The red shirts controlled the city. The police did nothing. People called them daeng moh or watermelon. They were red on the inside. Thaksin was a fellow cop. The Army was in the hands of the old elite or phuu laak maak dee. Bloodshed was a […]


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 […]

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 […]

Thai Perfection or Lak-sa-na-tee-dee

The standard joke amongst men about the perfect western girlfriend was that her father owned a pub and she’s 3′ 4″ with a flat head, so you can put your beer on her. Few females answer those simple Occidental needs, but in Thailand it is more than likely that your girlfriend’s father is distilling moonshine […]

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 […]