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    The British Club, Bangkok

    Is anyone here a member of the Britsh Club in Bangkok, or perhaps you were a member or even been there in the capacity of guest?

    I have been there several times, attending various functions & enjoying the facilities as a non-member. I'm seriously considering joining but wanted some more info. from their regulars, before parting with a relatively hefty sum of money. In additional to the facilities, I've found it a great place to network, which is one of the keys to success in Thailand, I think.



    http://www.britishclubbangkok.org/

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    I've found it a great place to network, which is one of the keys to success in Thailand, I think.
    i thought you was a teacher.
    though in fairness you did add a caveat.

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    ^ Are you suggesting that teachers don't have a need to network? I don't think one can have too many friends in this wonderful country. I'd far rather build relationships amongst the membership of the BC than in the myriad of beer bars of Bangkok.

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    I suppose I was.

    Was I being stupid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I suppose I was. Was I being stupid?
    Stupid, no. Naive, perhaps.

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    ^
    Explain that, if you will.

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    The words piston pilot come to mind for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    ^
    Explain that, if you will.
    Naive as to the needs of a teacher in Thailand.

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    I have been several times as a guest and although they do a really good cauliflour cheese I don't think it is good enough to warrant the (no doubt) riduculous membership fees. Last time I was there it was full of bored housewives and screming kids - maybe they are international school teachers but not the kinda folks I would wanna network with. But then I am extremely antisocial, and the only network I do is... well... this actually.

    Ouch! Sometimes growing self-awareness on the road to enlightenment is painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagpile Perm
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
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    Explain that, if you will.
    Naive as to the needs of a teacher in Thailand.
    Are you a TEFLer or at an international?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    Quote Originally Posted by Shagpile Perm
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
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    Explain that, if you will.
    Naive as to the needs of a teacher in Thailand.
    Are you a TEFLer or at an international?
    Yes.

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    That's an either / or question hun - not a yes / no.

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    ^ Oh, I thought he asked if I was TEFL'ing at an International school.

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    Just curious.

    Perhaps I am a little naive like CMN.

    I wouldn't have thought the British Club would offer many networking oportunities for a TEFLer, with the possible exception being that you were trying to get out, and fairly minimal networking opportunities for a fully qualified teacher at an international school, who would be better served networking in other environments.

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    Networking is for ****s, I'm sorry, but it's true.

    I don't have any friends and I don't want any.

    Errr...anyone want to come round for a cup of tea???

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    I think networking in the Thai expat environment would be a hard slog.

    Way too many tossers, liars, cheats, and wankers...and they're just the guys you would actualy share a beer with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    Just curious. Perhaps I am a little naive like CMN.

    I wouldn't have thought the British Club would offer many networking oportunities for a TEFLer, with the possible exception being that you were trying to get out, and fairly minimal networking opportunities for a fully qualified teacher at an international school, who would be better served networking in other environments.
    Even TEFLers need a place to stay & to know where the best deal is to be had in town for a car, amongst other things. Are you a TEFLer or empoloyed in some other profession?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torbek
    Way too many tossers, liars, cheats, and wankers...and they're just the teachers
    Quite right Torbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagpile Perm
    where the best deal is to be had in town for a car
    So where did you buy your car?

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    "networking" is the gayest concept i have ever heard of .... Just imagine Bangers, Big John and george out "pressing the flesh" .... 100% cardboard business cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
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    where the best deal is to be had in town for a car
    So where did you buy your car?
    From an expatriate Englishman who's in the motor trade. And yes, I did have the vehicle thoroughly checked & independently valued before making the purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagpile Perm
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    where the best deal is to be had in town for a car
    So where did you buy your car?
    From an expatriate Englishman who's in the motor trade. And yes, I did have the vehicle thoroughly checked & independently valued before making the purchase.
    Did you meet him "networking"

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    Prolly Berty from Ajarn/Expat Motors. Nice chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog
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    where the best deal is to be had in town for a car
    So where did you buy your car?
    From an expatriate Englishman who's in the motor trade. And yes, I did have the vehicle thoroughly checked & independently valued before making the purchase.
    Did you meet him "networking"
    As a matter of fact we did meet at the BC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagpile Perm
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    where the best deal is to be had in town for a car
    So where did you buy your car?
    From an expatriate Englishman who's in the motor trade. And yes, I did have the vehicle thoroughly checked & independently valued before making the purchase.
    Did you meet him "networking"
    As a matter of fact we did meet at the BC.
    Did he have a business card?
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