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    Going home for awhile anyone?

    I am set up to do a one year post grad course in the UK starting September 09. I don't really want to leave Asia even for just a year or two but going back makes sense career wise. I'm a bit scared to go back. By then it will be 7 years in Thailand. Big women and a big culture shock. Anyone else experienced along stint in the UK after along time away
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    Sounds like a wise move mad dog. best of luck to you. I hope to go home sometime in the near future just to get in touch with the old world.

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    i wish i had done what you are planning to do before it was too late.

    a year is really not very long.

    grin and bare it.

    lots of my friends have gone back to the uk for a year to study.
    they get back and nothing has changed.

    thailand is still here.

    personally i'm not going anywhere.

    can't afford the flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    i wish i had done what you are planning to do before it was too late.

    a year is really not very long.

    grin and bare it.

    lots of my friends have gone back to the uk for a year to study.
    they get back and nothing has changed.

    thailand is still here.

    personally i'm not going anywhere.

    can't afford the flight.
    On my brothers course they had some 50 year olds training. And despite what the negative nellies say lots of previous teaching experience teaching in Thailand is looked upon as an asset. It's never too late man.

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    ^ Seconded. Never too late to study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    I am set up to do a one year post grad course in the UK starting September 09. I don't really want to leave Asia even for just a year or two but going back makes sense career wise. I'm a bit scared to go back. By then it will be 7 years in Thailand. Big women and a big culture shock. Anyone else experienced along stint in the UK after along time away
    Yes mate next year.

    Fucking living at mum and dad's apartment in the boonies is going to be hard work. Place is immaculate.

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    Was on 21 'planes in 30days once and it never bothered me.
    But now I cannot stand the 12 hours to Heathrow. Get claustrophobic!

    Noone there I want to see again anyhow......Have a nice time sport.

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    good luck mate.

    Nooners, you big sook,

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    a year is really not very long. ................. they get back and nothing has changed. thailand is still here.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    personally i'm not going anywhere.
    depends how hard you want to do it.

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    I think it is the sensible move, a career aint living on 30k baht per month waiting till you die.

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    ^ DD even a teacher without degree earns more than that in LOS. What sort of people you are talking about?

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    ^Huh? There is a group in Pattaya whose salary is around the 30k baht per month mark, in the last 8 months they have worked less than 4 months, trouble is they don't get paid when they don't work, so now their average monthly is more like 12k baht per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    ^Huh? There is a group in Pattaya whose salary is around the 30k baht per month mark, in the last 8 months they have worked less than 4 months, trouble is they don't get paid when they don't work, so now their average monthly is more like 12k baht per month.
    I know two like that.

    Earn 35k a month but they only work 7 months of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machangezi
    What sort of people you are talking about?
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    a group in Pattaya
    That sort Macha

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    ^ Thanks Nick. By the way, you're in Pattaya?

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    Where abouts will you be studying and living maddog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    I think it is the sensible move, a career aint living on 30k baht per month waiting till you die.
    I live on 60 a month although I don't spend half of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    ^Huh? There is a group in Pattaya whose salary is around the 30k baht per month mark, in the last 8 months they have worked less than 4 months, trouble is they don't get paid when they don't work, so now their average monthly is more like 12k baht per month.
    I know two like that.

    Earn 35k a month but they only work 7 months of the year.

    Yeah but these kind of folks would do anything and stay in Thailand under any conditions, desperate men these group fall into. Bet they aren't even qualified and get pissed every night and turn up for work stinking of beer, or worse, whisky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Yeah but these kind of folks would do anything and stay in Thailand under any conditions, desperate men these group fall into. Bet they aren't even qualified and get pissed every night and turn up for work stinking of beer, or worse, whisky.
    not big drinkers but they are desperate to stay here.

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    Not been in your situation Md but come back here for the summer every year,i dread the thought of coming back, but once here it's ok.
    At the moment i'm house/dog sitting in a small village. yesterday when i took the dog for a walk i actually really enjoyed being here it was a beautiful day spring is springing and all felt good.
    I think a mind set here is important, you will be here for a reason and then you will go back (home)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    Big women and a big culture shock.
    Take your Thai GF with you and it should be ok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    Big women and a big culture shock.
    Take your Thai GF with you and it should be ok...
    No have

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    Why not do an online course if you are so scared of your native country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mad_dog View Post
    Big women and a big culture shock.
    Take your Thai GF with you and it should be ok...
    No have
    Well, you've got one year to find one.
    In a country where people find a GF they want to marry in a few hours.
    Are you gay?

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    I'm taking on small jobs one or two month at the time, cant be gone from the farm for long, but the extra money is kind of nice through...

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    Best of luck, rarely have I ever heard anyone say they regretted getting additional education

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