|Adapted from Bangkok Diaries
Terms and Definitions
A generic term for Thai girls who are employed at, or provide adult services from beer bars, Go-Go bars, G Clubs, karaoke bars, freelancer outlets, hotel coffee shops, discotheques, and nightclubs. A bar girl can quite often run through the whole gamut of the above-listed work scenarios during her time in the profession. There are full-timers and part-timers. Some have normal daytime jobs but supplement their incomes by hanging out at freelancer venues and nightclubs in the evenings and on weekends. The less educated ones (with just basic English language skills) tend to stick to the beer gardens, Go-Go bars, massages, and other adult business establishments frequented mainly by locals, while those with better language skills tend to move into the freelancer venues.
By contrast, a bimbo is a hotter-looking bargirl, normally from a Go-Go bar, who's struck it rich by bagging a wealthy sponsor. A bimbo is a paid, or kept, piece of fluff that generally does nothing except spend the money she collects every month from her sponsor(s). Bimbos are bordering on being completely useless and are only on the payroll of the rich sponsor for their sexual skills and appearance. They are frequently seen hanging out at nightclubs, buying drinks for their gaggle of useless mates, and eyeing up young farangs for a horizontal liaison. Bimbos are often bitches, and bitches, more often than not, want to be bimbos. The common thing linking them is laziness.
A bitch typically is a seductive-looking bargirl/freelancer/Go-Go dancer that develops an attitude derived from her popularity. Bitches can be found right across the full spectrum of the adult services industry. They are normally hotties with slim figures, silicone boobs, and inflated egos. A bitch can be anything from an ordinary Go-Go dancer to a high-end freelancer. Bitches are commonly recognized bimbos, but they can also be an educated hi-so type with their own business or well-paid employment. More often than not, some get some serious income streams from a string of sponsors around the world.
Something Gotta Give
"Dear Buddha, if I actually make it to the departure hall, in one piece,
It seems such an easy thing to do; go to a bar or freelancer venue, pick up a girl, shag them senseless, and then pay them off afterward. Paying for sex, too often though, begins to eat into the hard-earned cash reserves. Then again, sounds like someone is jaded and had his heart broken. There's gotta be a better way to go, one thinks...
The general attitude of almost all of them is that doing as little as possible for maximum gain is an ideal way to go through life. For every single one of them, it's the same M.O. ౼ "I need someone take care me and my family." Which, loosely translated, means they want a sucker to provide for them and their families into perpetuity.
Go onto any of the Internet dating sites, and what you'll find is a never-ending supply of Thai ladies from the Northeast looking for "a nice man take care of me." In their world, "take care" is all about someone providing them with financial support. For the vast majority of girls from a poor rural background, a farang (westerner in Thai) is a fast track to a financial leg up in life.