Our Brother friends both have Thai boyfriends in Thailand. They see them twice a year. The boyfriends are not money boys as they are now too old now to be money boys. Instead they are faithful partners to our brother friends.
This amused me a great deal:
Friend, Hi my sweetheart
Thai, Hello my darling
Friend, How is bar going (that he paid for to be set up, a local bar for local people)
Thai, Close three day, election
Andrew to friend, why close for elections?
Friend, it is a matter of security I think.
Andrew, lucky they don't celebrate christmas.
Friend, they do. Bar is christmas decorated.
Thai politics are very complicated. I am lucky that I have a Thai workmate who gives me explanations that cut through the bull dust.