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    Why Smeg should return to Thailand to put it right

    Nothing wrong with swallowing one's pride and getting back on the TEFL trail. It'd do him good and he could put right all the things he did wrong whilst residing there.

    1. This time, don't live in a concrete box room, spend a bit more and enjoy a bathroom where you can swing a cat (though I wouldn't condone cruelty to any feline being) Live amongst the real people, the vendors, beggars, the office workers etc, plenty of cheap blocks along Ramkamhaeng

    2. Enjoy the crack with fellow TEFLers, don't have so many hang ups about these so-called losers who have burnt their bridges. Buy them a beer when they're a few days from payday

    3. Make it up with Kenkannif before you go. I believe there are direct trains from Bournemouth to Reading. He'd appreciate it I'm sure and he could even put in a good word for you to get back on that lucrative TEFL ladder

    4. Go back to McDs and get them speaking english properly. Many teachers do just what they have to and no more, but redemption is the key here, so be proud of those students when they are able to ask farang customers with clarity if they would like 'super size'

    5. Get a few contacts from your hi-so relatives, surely this would serve as an additional foot in the door should McDs not be hiring, or ajarn.com have blocked you and all associated IPs

    6. Make some real friends, go to a bar in Soi Cowboy or Walking Street, ring the bell, buy the drinks, you'll make friends in no time.

    7. Become that thaiophile you detest (apparently) and see what it's really like, you might enjoy it, before long you'll be fighting your case on Teakdoor against people like yourself (as you are now, that is) stating your case as to why Thailand is that utopia everyone craves to be in and how shit the western world is.

    8. Get a bargirl GF. Lose the plot, sign over your life savings. Then when it's over, get her Thai BF to throw you over the balcony.

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    is this the DJ PAT story.
    Make some real friends, go to a bar in Soi Cowboy or Walking Street, ring the bell, buy the drinks, you'll make friends in no time.

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    no... i think he should enjoy his life...

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    you are a good friend to have, Pat

    did he piss in your beer and not pay the bill?

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    Oh, so it's 'poor Smeg' now is it andy?

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    Pat, why don't you and Smeg send your CVs to King Willy, I hear he's hiring

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    ^ company gives away scooters too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Oh, so it's 'poor Smeg' now is it andy?

    did I say that, Pat?

    poor Smeg, I knew him well .... not my line, Spokeshave I think

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    Lets have a whip round and make it happen. Someone could make a documentary about it as well which would be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Someone could make a documentary about it as well which would be fun.
    ''Today, Smeg's recovering after being escorted off the premises by security at McDonalds HQ Bangkok''

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    Shouldn't this thread be in The Dog House..?

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    No more than certain other threads in the last few days that weren't modded whatsoever.

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    Put what right?

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    Smeg has more than enough money to fund a long vocation back to Thailand,and turn you all GREENs with envy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Put what right?
    His failings in Thailand that everyone bangs on about

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    How easy it is to teach Thais English on your own without a Thai interpreters?

    Do you just show them pictures of things..

    This IS APPLE
    THIS IS BUFFALO
    This is BIG MAC

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    I never taught a class with an interpreter, you're on yer own. Thinking of getting a teaching job so you can sustain yourself long term in Thailand and escape the terrible west?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    How easy it is to teach Thais English on your own without a Thai interpreters?
    Ahh that's why telfers go through the rigorous* on line training sessions so they can manage this part.



    *fill in name, address and credit card details correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter
    Do you just show them pictures of things.. This IS APPLE THIS IS BUFFALO This is BIG MAC
    You won't need a picture of the buffalo mate.

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    Would this picture be the "ATM"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShrewedPunter View Post
    How easy it is to teach Thais English on your own without a Thai interpreters?

    Do you just show them pictures of things..

    This IS APPLE
    THIS IS BUFFALO
    This is BIG MAC
    Not as easy as you might think.

    In my alphabet class, some while ago, the teacher presented a card similar to this to a person who had attended classes for five months..



    Khun Kru was greeted with a blank stare. Not a clue, not even an inkling.
    I see fish. They are everywhere. They don't know they are fish.

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    ^so what is that, an 'E' or a 'C' ????

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    ^ It's a 'ch'

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