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    Proud dad moments!

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    Great news mate. You must be very proud.

    My daughter is in the throws of selecting a Uni here.

    She must sit for a number of entrance exams which she has been doing for the last 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Time to close out and archive this thread:

    The kid graduated in December 2020.
    Got US citizenship in February 2021.

    That US citizenship officially and forever ended her dependent on me status.

    Turns 23 today! And not married and not pregnant! Hooyah!
    Don' t worry about it too much. LOL easy for me to say right? But she will find her own way. the same way you did when you were her age.
    My Daughter is the about the same age (24) and I am having the same issues. We want to guide them, and for them not to make some of the same mistakes we made, but we forget that the mistakes we made help make us who we are.
    So to make you feel a little better let me tell you a bit about my daughter. First we have a very nice house in a very good neighborhood near the beach in Florida, We are coming to Thailand May 4th (god and the Thai government willing) and wont be back for at least 2 years, and offer her to stay there for free, but Nooo , she has to move to Asheville, NC , Eight hours away. She is doing her Bachelor's degree on line. Pre Law.
    So the other day she calls me and asks me if I knew anything about Photovoltaic Cells. I said " some, why do you ask?) She said her and her friend wanted to buy a van and convert it to live in and travel the country, ( her friend is a girl also) What!! are you crazy? You are going from "My daughter the lawyer, to my Daughter the homeless person? I said.
    So go ahead, laugh!! are you done laughing? Let me know when you are 'cause I have a lot more to say.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    @buckaroo - apparently vanlife is seen as hip & cool among the Gen Z & millenial crowd. So many vanlife channels on YT.

    If I was a bit younger & not committed to paying for real estate, I'd probably want/ try the digital nomad lifestyle too. I'm lucky (in a way) that I've done some travelling & hiking pre-covid, so I'm not feeling that "my youth is being wasted by covid", which is what many younger people are experiencing now.

    @SK - congrats on the achievements of the daughter! Proud dad!

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    By the way her getting US citizenship is HUGE for me ... totally absolves me of any further financial responsibility. Now she’s just like any other adult in the USA ... on her own ... sink or swim.

    Sure, I’m proud of her accomplishments. But, I’m really relieved and thankful this chapter is closed.

    Last thing I’ll say is this ... feels very good when she often chooses my side or refuses to take sides against me in disputes with her Thai family ...

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    You did one hell of a job raising, educating and assimilating her into the real world SK. Superb job bro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    By the way her getting US citizenship is HUGE for me ... totally absolves me of any further financial responsibility. Now she’s just like any other adult in the USA ... on her own ... sink or swim.
    Sounds like she is swimming. That's a measure of her upbringing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    By the way her getting US citizenship is HUGE for me ... totally absolves me of any further financial responsibility. Now she’s just like any other adult in the USA ... on her own ... sink or swim.
    Yea , good luck with that. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    By the way her getting US citizenship is HUGE for me ... totally absolves me of any further financial responsibility. Now sheís just like any other adult in the USA ... on her own ... sink or swim.

    Sure, Iím proud of her accomplishments. But, Iím really relieved and thankful this chapter is closed.

    Last thing Iíll say is this ... feels very good when she often chooses my side or refuses to take sides against me in disputes with her Thai family ...
    Congratulations to you both, Stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    You did one hell of a job raising, educating and assimilating her into the real world SK. Superb job bro..
    Thank you bruh for letting me vent a couple times ... it helped me through that rough patch a couple years ago with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Sure, I’m proud of her accomplishments.
    As you should be, well done sir.
    Wherever she goes in future she'll have many memories you gave her which will travel with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    Sure, I’m proud of her accomplishments. But, I’m really relieved and thankful this chapter is closed.
    Well done SK, you can only prepare them for the world as best you can, you can't shelter them from it.
    Last edited by strigils; 08-04-2021 at 01:06 PM.

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