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Feb 25, 2014 - 5:15 PM - by Joko
****THREAD DONE - BIKE IS SOLD****
Asking what I bought it for Bt 11,500 firm. Helmet included.
It runs great, not a single engine problem in the year I've owned it. It's a Honda. New seat. Handy dandy basket. The cobalt blue rims make it easy to spot when parked amongst a million other motosai. It's a two-stroke with a Hondamatic transmission, so it's got good pick up. I want to sell this weekend, I'm in east Bangkok, near Seacon Square on Srinakarin Road. This nice little bike has driven me all kinds of wonderful places in the last 10 months, and I'm going to miss. To a good home only. PM me if you're interested.
Feb 24, 2014 - 7:07 PM - by zac
Zac here from singapore.
I had completed my Diploma in TESOL last year. I have a few months of teaching gig in between the time from last August till present date.
I am an asian but english is my native language as it is the official language in Singapore.
Im not a degree holder but wish to get a teaching job in Thailand. It may not necessarily be in bangkok itself as i had enough of living in the city. I prefer to land a gig in suburban or rural area as im able to mix with the local and learn more about their culture and lifestyle
My question is ,
Will i be able to get a job in Thailand once im there?(planning to go end april or early may)
Any recommendation of schools?
Anyone interested to join me on this adventure.
Thank you for replying to my seemingly annoying question.
Have a nice day . Peace
The mods usually ban people who are detrimental to the site after a talk about it behind closed doors.
It's a good idea. A reasoned debate can be held.
But this doesn't happen anymore. Any tosser with no understanding of the forum and the way it works now acts arbitrarily.
This is what I meant (on previous threads) about having a team of moderators who actually contribute here and have a real feel for the place.
The current bunch of insecure morons don't seem to have a clue.
Clean out all the idiot moderators who don't post at least every day.
That would be the first step toward making other people come back, look at what's going on and start to contribute again.
Greetings boys, and girls.
Hope all is well on AF.
After 10 years and 2 months, we'd had enough of living in the ME, and decided to pack it in. Took the kids out of school, sold everything.... cars, furniture, appliances.....crammed everything we couldn't live without into 4 over-sized suitcases, and 4 carry-ons, bought 4 one-way tickets to T-Ville, and bolted. Not exactly they way you want to leave, unless you're trying to make damn sure you're closing a door that you can never open.
Back in Buriram for 7 weeks, before heading to the US.
Life is short, be happy.
Feb 28, 2014 - 10:57 PM - by Joko
Well, it's finally official. I got the formal job offer and contract via e-mail this evening. I'm moving to Myanmar. Soon, too. Like this week.
It looks to be a great job. About a 30% increase in pay over what I was making here in Thailand. The company takes care of all the costs of visa runs, which are frequent and necessary for foreign workers in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. They will get me set up in an apartment, paying all the deposits and the 6-months-advance-rent which is standard over there. 22 teaching hours a week, and I'll be teaching mostly adults. They also have a true professional development program, and I can learn to teach IELTS (sp?) and business English. What's there not to like about this opportunity?
Ah, Myanmar. It's not Thailand. Buddahas mentioned over on that other thread that I just needed a nice lady to settle down with and I would want to stay. On the topic of ladies, if Bangkok were a lady, she'd be a nice, older lady who is exotic, yet sedate. Sophisticated, but seemingly always trying to prove she's moved past the village roots of her ancestors. She frequently wears too much make up and she definitely spends too much time on her iPhone. Although beautiful, it's a beauty not born from anything cultivated on the inside; it's superficial.
If Yangon were a lady, albeit I haven't been there yet, I suspect she's more like that insane girl you dated in your 20's. The one who was wild, did crazy things that made no sense, but was utterly fascinating and exciting. Sure, she is unpredictable, frustrating and hard to make sense of, but her beauty, without makeup, or maybe really weird makeup,... [Read More]
It doesn't make sense to me. Is this work/money related? What does Myanmar have that Thailand doesn't. I think you should give it a chance and try and settle with a nice lady who doesn't bitch too much and you'll be fine. Heck I'm fine and I have issues. Don't go!!!!
Basically I make 50% less than in Canada. I spend 80% less than in Canada. SO, why is my bank account thinner? What is at about this place???
Been back in the kingdom for 12 days, and haven't had a solid dump, yet.
Do they make Viagra for stool?
Mar 02, 2014 - 8:46 PM - by Joko
Monday Night! Bangkoksters! Come see my stand-up comedy world debut at the Londoner on Sukhumvit, soi 33. I've been to this event before, and so I can attest to the fact that 9 out of10 comics up there are hilarious. I hope I don't end up that 10th... If we've never met, this will be our last chance to do so (Buddahas, Tomcat, Po, I'm talking to you). . Not sure what time I'm going on, but the event starts at 8PM.
They have a FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2048...7259/?source=1
I should note there will be no ukulele playing.
Mar 08, 2014 - 9:11 AM - by cluezo
Malaysia Airlines says lost contact with plane carrying 239 people
BY STUART GRUDGINGS
KUALA LUMPUR Fri Mar 7, 2014 8:46pm EST
(Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew lost contact with air traffic controllers early on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the airline said in a statement.
"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their search-and-rescue teams to locate the aircraft," it said.
Flight MH 370, operating a Boeing B777-200 aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. (1621 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in the Chinese capital at 6.30 a.m. (2230 GMT) the same day.
The airline said the flight had lost contact with Malaysian air traffic controllers at 2.40 a.m., just over two hours into the flight.
China's CCTV said 160 Chinese nationals were onboard the flight, according to microblogging website Weibo.
Chinese state TV also reported there had not been any reports received yet about any aircraft crashed in Chinese waters.
State news agency Xinhua reported radar contact with the flight was lost while it was in Vietnamese... [Read More]
BANGKOK: -- A Canadian man yesterday plunged from the fourth storey of Suvarnabhumi airport and died in what police say was a suicide.
Quoting eyewitnesses, police said Raymond Mark Campbell,64, got out of a taxi and pushed his cargo cart to the arrival lounge on the fourth and top floor. He climbed over the fence and jumped to the ground floor. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital from traumatic injuries.
Immigration information showed that Campbell entered Thailand on January 16 and booked his flight out on March 22.
He later changed his travel to yesterday and went to the airport. Police have theorised he intended to kill himself. They have notified the Canadian embassy and begun the process for relatives to claim his body.
If you're going to off yourself, why do you go through the hassle of pushing your luggage to the arrival lounge?
Mar 06, 2014 - 4:49 PM - by Beavis
French pair arrested after stealing ginseng supplements from Phuket pharmacy
PHUKET: Two French tourists were arrested on theft charges after stealing three boxes of ginseng plant herbal supplement from a pharmacy on Bangla Road in Patong yesterday (March 5)
The French pair were arrested last night.
Around 8pm last night, pharmacy owner Ratthaya Sawatraksa, 41, called police to tell them about the theft. Police checked the security camera footage from the shop and then managed to locate the pair, named as Badis Hammoudi, 31, and Shiriey Giordanengo, 28, who were at a hotel in Patong.
They surrendered to police and were arrested and charged.
I'm supposed to introduce myself - I'll be modest.
My name is Mel and I currently reside in Washington State. I'm newlywed. I have my BA/MFA in Writing/Literature and I'm currently near the tail-end of finishing my PhD. I'm looking to move to Thailand in April - first to become certified as a TEFL teacher and then to find work as a teacher.
I'll make this short and sweet. I would like to find out if anyone in this forum was able to obtain a 60-day tourist VISA on a one-way ticket? If you have, how did you do it?
If not, were you able to get a refund on your return-trip ticket?
It seems as if I need to purchase a round-trip ticket but I have no intentions of returning to the US for at least two years.
Help! Information? Suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Not sure if I am allowed to post links to other forums so I won't but over on another board there is a link to a news report that a teacher tazered a 4 year old boy in a gov't daycare/kinder program. Since there are only 6 burn marks he likely only did it 3 times though so no point in getting upset, right? After all they are talking about reprimanding him.
WTF!!!!! reprimand!!!! That should be some sort of assault charge with jail time. We are not talking about a slap on the bottom or on the back of the hand (not that I agree with either of those as viable discipline either), we are talking about a dangerous weapon that can cause heart attacks in adults and this SOB used it on a 4 year old child.
If this piece of work gets of with a simple reprimand, I hope to hell the kids family knows where the teacher is an pays him a late night visit. I guess I shouldn't be shocked anymore by the crazy crap that happens in the LOS anymore but this one is challenging my equilibrium.
I hope the news article is full of shit but I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't.
I am sitting in a coffee shop, staring in my mobile when a thought strikes me. I have joined af in 2007 mostly talking to myself. I have arguments on internet forums with people I don't care about. Am I really all there?
One thing that really upsets me are Fred's one liners. I am waking up to a fact that this is my life....my path unfulfilled to the years wasted on this forum. A fucking one liner. Am I normal? More importantly. ..are people I'm sharing this with normal too?
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