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    Well it's been 2.5 years back now. I guess I'm...

    Well it's been 2.5 years back now. I guess I'm stuck here...AGAIN
    :sexy::dogrocks::rock_dj:
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    Looks good. A little disturbing maybe. But good.

    Looks good. A little disturbing maybe. But good.
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    Puppy time ...

    Puppy time

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31482&stc=1

    tiny tiny cuteness eh
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    I recently got a seemingly very drunken FB...

    I recently got a seemingly very drunken FB message from him, expressing near-cosmic level love.

    Maybe it was shrooms.

    He's the man.
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    usaflag1

    usaflag1
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    You know where Panhunger is these days?

    You know where Panhunger is these days?
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    Isn't that "the most polluted capital in the...

    Isn't that "the most polluted capital in the world"? :shock:
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    definitely been going through a 'mid-life crisis'...

    definitely been going through a 'mid-life crisis' type of thing this year, having turned 40. wasn't expecting the spiritual tumult there but shit i turns out thems the :ourrules:

    thou shalt freak...
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    Hey, by the way...if any of you guys happen to...

    Hey, by the way...if any of you guys happen to know of any GOOD jobs available right now in or around Bangkok - please share, will ya?

    I've been at Silpakorn Uni in NP city for the last year and...
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    Hey there. What's cookin? :chitown:

    Hey there. What's cookin? :chitown:
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    It really is, especially in Samut Prakan PM 2.5...

    It really is, especially in Samut Prakan PM 2.5 air innit!

    Hope all's well with you, Cy. Are you in el lando del smilez?
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    Not bad...we came back in large part for cheaper...

    Not bad...we came back in large part for cheaper IVF fertility treatments. We're on a second round now. The failure of the first attempt sent me into a pretty dark depression for a while there. A...
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    I went to see The Wedding Present with Bangkok...

    I went to see The Wedding Present with Bangkok Phil last year, top bloke is Phil. Boggles the mind that I hadn't met him in person before then at any point...but he is, for the most part, hermetic so...
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    Hey fellas, long time no see! :bananaman:

    Hey fellas, long time no see! :bananaman:
  15. Stayed at a resort owned by a friend of my wife's...

    Stayed at a resort owned by a friend of my wife's down the road. Visited GranMonte Estate vineyard not far from PB. We didn't have much time and figured we'd hit up the much smaller one. Very nice,...
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    Nice thread!

    Nice thread!
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    Here's another suggested resource, Mandaloopy: ...

    Here's another suggested resource, Mandaloopy:

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10206&stc=1

    Here's an easily-found PDF of the book:...
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    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10...

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10204&stc=1

    I realize I'm not adding anything particularly exciting to this thread - only the obvious (unless it isn't) suggestion that 'finding...
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    A very trustworthy teacher source has recommended...

    A very trustworthy teacher source has recommended this as a good resource, Mandaloopy: Absolute Beginners | Onestopenglish
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    Going up to Nonthaburi tomorrow to check in with...

    Going up to Nonthaburi tomorrow to check in with Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. I've already pretty much committed to work at another uni but this one is fascinating to me given my focus on...
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    Off topic, but not all MA TESOLs are equal in...

    Off topic, but not all MA TESOLs are equal in this regard. Some do have a good deal of practical training built in. Others don't. It's true, in my estimation for what it's worth, that too many don't....
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    I can't argue with that description.

    I can't argue with that description.
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    Friends, the $ numbers on a job ad do not tell...

    Friends, the $ numbers on a job ad do not tell the whole story...do they? If you think so, you might as well christen yourself with the nickname "Thailand TEFL fodder" and just go with the flow. The...
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    Rents were stupid and insane. Somehow my wife...

    Rents were stupid and insane. Somehow my wife found a great place on craigslist and really hit it off with the landlord (happens all the time) and we got a nice deal very close to Volunteer park.
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    I'm primarily out for university work and/or...

    I'm primarily out for university work and/or teacher training. This job, as it happens, is just about perfect for the likes of me:...
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    I was in Tacoma for a while, and then mercifully...

    I was in Tacoma for a while, and then mercifully my job moved up to the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle. :)

    Let's just leave it at that. A LOT more fun, a LOT more livable.

    I don't have NO...
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    I've been helping nieces in the neighborhood with...

    I've been helping nieces in the neighborhood with their homework, etc. over the last several days.

    It's going to be the inverse challenge from when I arrived back in the states and my 2nd day...
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    Right. I was specifically talking about some...

    Right. I was specifically talking about some teachers I've known here in Thailand who spend a lot of time and effort complaining about Thai students and very little time and effort focusing on...
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    Hey there PB. FYI, I've been "seeing all kinds of...

    Hey there PB. FYI, I've been "seeing all kinds of teachers and ways they teach" on a full-time basis since 2012. This has been at the core of my job; as far as I can tell nobody in the entire field...
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    Not sure you why went right on ahead and killed...

    Not sure you why went right on ahead and killed my wife there Loops.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8490&stc=1

    Or maybe you just assume looks fade. A realist. I see you. :)
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    ^ I never go that far, but I get your drift. It's...

    ^ I never go that far, but I get your drift. It's important to remember that additional languages are inherently difficult. To learn AND to teach.

    I've seen a lot of kru farang go all in on how...
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    Haven't you heard? our own swamp is being...

    Haven't you heard? our own swamp is being "drained" and I feared I was next on Trump's deadly nickname list!



    To be honest I'm just as okay with occasional vacations to see the ol' flesh n'...
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    Been in country for nearly two weeks. Thailand...

    Been in country for nearly two weeks. Thailand TESOL was pretty much as expected. Best part was meeting a few teacher-folk I've known online for years who were in town from other parts of Asia. We...
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    Heh. Well, I now plan to spend the first couple...

    Heh. Well, I now plan to spend the first couple months not working...and we've just watched Toon Bodyslam complete his south-to-north Thailand charity run so I'm inspired - I hope to get healthy and...
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    Korea, two weeks in. Things are pretty good....

    Korea, two weeks in. Things are pretty good. Here's a somewhat random handful of pics...

    Teacher training sessions in action, local restaurants, Seoul commuters, college campuses, conference...
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    I never heard back from them...but I was very far...

    I never heard back from them...but I was very far behind their stated hiring period so I wasn't expecting much.

    As it always has been: best to be there. :wave:

    Off to S. Korea in a couple of...
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    DJ Pat - I sent that place my stuff a couple of...

    DJ Pat - I sent that place my stuff a couple of weeks back, though the last time they were actively seeking applications for a specific position was back in June. That's very much the kind of place...
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    Even if it were true - not exactly something...

    Even if it were true - not exactly something that'll be immortalized in presidential lore, is it?

    It's rather hard to ignore the dislikability of the personality...but if you can manage a cool,...
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    Yep, that's in the cards. Cheers Armstrong.

    Yep, that's in the cards. Cheers Armstrong.
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    But what's really great about this region is the...

    But what's really great about this region is the mountains and forests all around. The North Cascades being my current favorite.
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    I am indeed. In Seattle's Capitol Hill...

    I am indeed. In Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Basking in the company of alt-trannies, vegan pinkos, gutterpunks, side-hustling performance artists, and Amazon shluppies. I'm gonna miss it.
    ...
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    I should have some kind of modular resume that...

    I should have some kind of modular resume that expands and (mostly) shrinks accordingly.
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    Hey Tomcat. Still downing Gin and Tonics...

    Hey Tomcat. Still downing Gin and Tonics endlessly on your Bangkok balcony or have you moved on to some new niche in paradise?
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    Not hokey in the slightest. Reminds me of the...

    Not hokey in the slightest.

    Reminds me of the book I'm reading and highly recommend:

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1755&stc=1
    Deep Work by Cal Newport
    ...
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    :iagree:

    :iagree:
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    Cheers for all the hellos from friends and...

    Cheers for all the hellos from friends and acquaintances from days gone by in PMs

    Every little thing helps make a fella feel better about slipping back into the belly of the beast - not an easy...
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    what month(s) were these in AK btw? i must have...

    what month(s) were these in AK btw? i must have missed that in gliding through the thread just now
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    Good luck with that - sounds like a plan to me.

    Good luck with that - sounds like a plan to me.
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    :chitown:

    :chitown:
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    Great stuff j-bo. I need to spend more time with...

    Great stuff j-bo. I need to spend more time with this from the beginning. Nice photo work bro
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