Bangkok Lives | Maggy
When I was a child I had an old Aunty Maggy who used to terrify me by holding my hand very tight when we crossed the road. I was terrified we would be run down because, as I said, Maggy was very old, slow and fat. The kind of aunty who is not one’s real aunty but a close family friend. She had far too much hair on her face but a heart of gold and she cared for me, I know that much is true. There the comparison ends . . . . but it is strange, an often makes me smile when Thai ladyboys choose the most old fashioned English names; Ann, Maggy, May, April, Janet, Joanne, Flora, Julie, Joy. Sure there are plenty of Candy’s and Sindy’s too but there is no disambuiguation with those names because we expect a whore, hooker or sexy girl to be named Candy. We don’t expect a cute girl to be called Maggy or Rose! Actually, they are all, everyone of them Elizas’!