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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
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    Recently, I had dreams about your family & their impending relocation to Japan.
    I suggest that you get advice from wise person so that the move is in the best interest of the family. I have forgotten the bulk of it but maybe Australia will prove more suitable. $$$ may be a big problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon
    Dick Recently, I had dreams about your family & their impending relocation to Japan. I suggest that you get advice from wise person so that the move is in the best interest of the family. I have forgotten the bulk of it but maybe Australia will prove more suitable. $$$ may be a big problem.
    I appreciate you telling me bro - keen to know more details (if you can recall).

    So even if we purchase our house for cash, ditto for car, etc... keep our expenses low, cook at home, tight budget... we won't be able to find enough students to survive?

    I figure with our investments, we only need to find $500 per month to cover all our expenses. That's 1 group of less that 5 students...
    We have more than 10 students already (just from my wife's family)... my brother in law's mate is the principal of a school there too...

    We will locate near schools, make sure we have parking for parents, etc...
    Wife can work part-time until we build it up, so we won't have to touch our savings.

    I'm not saying failure hasn't crossed my mind... but I am confident we will do "OK"...
    also will be selling NZ products, have signed a distributor agreement with a Manuka honey wholesaler and a few other Kiwi cosmetic companies.

    Not going to make a fortune, just build a strong family business.

    *also, there should be a push for Japan to learn English prior to the Olympics.
    NZ property is sky high, Japan property is the lowest it has ever been.
    Makes sense to me... but maybe I'm crazy...

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    good luck dick.

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    My thought was that there is more than one place to relocate other than Japan. My initial idea was Queensland, Australia. There are many Asian students there and the infrastructure will not be beaten.

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    Good luck Dick. I wish you and your partner all the success in the world. Just remember, the harder you work, the luckier you get.

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    Look, all you are doing is running away from reality into some daft, delusional fantasy founded on pixie dust dreams and vapid hope. Fine for a newly post adolescent wanting to kick some sand out of his flip flops but fucking embarrassing in a bloke of your age.

    Buckle down, grow a pair and sort yourself out, fah chrissakes, and stop with all this girlie shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon
    My thought was that there is more than one place to relocate other than Japan.
    Only reason is Dickie love Japan ..so he want to live there...

    .......

    Do your best CJ ..be strong...
    Last edited by Nicethaiza; 30-03-2017 at 12:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Look, all you are doing is running away from reality into some daft, delusional fantasy founded on pixie dust dreams and vapid hope. Fine for a newly post adolescent wanting to kick some sand out of his flip flops but fucking embarrassing in a bloke of your age.

    Buckle down, grow a pair and sort yourself out, fah chrissakes, and stop with all this girlie shit.
    With all due respect that's a bit rich from someone who's been about to leave Thailand for greener pastures for years now due to the unbearable everything this country offers, but the closest you ever come to leaving is by having a perpetual whinge about how ghastly this country is and threatening to leave ad nauseam. I'd be getting my own cluster-fuck of a life in order before telling anyone else that their plan is "embarrassing", because at least they have a plan besides staying put and fucking moaning!.

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    Jaysus, what thread is this again?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Look, all you are doing is running away from reality into some daft, delusional fantasy founded on pixie dust dreams and vapid hope. Fine for a newly post adolescent wanting to kick some sand out of his flip flops but fucking embarrassing in a bloke of your age.

    Buckle down, grow a pair and sort yourself out, fah chrissakes, and stop with all this girlie shit.
    With all due respect that's a bit rich from someone who's been about to leave Thailand for greener pastures for years now due to the unbearable everything this country offers, but the closest you ever come to leaving is by having a perpetual whinge about how ghastly this country is and threatening to leave ad nauseam. I'd be getting my own cluster-fuck of a life in order before telling anyone else that their plan is "embarrassing", because at least they have a plan besides staying put and fucking moaning!.
    Think you have me confused with someone else, I love Thailand.

    Hate their society, their lack of any meaningful law enforcement, their males, their stupidity, their lack of public hygiene, their food and the climate is mostly too hot, but otherwise its a great place and has much to offer anyone retired, of advancing years and living on a reasonable pension.

    Kiwi is just a fucking boy about to do a fucking stupid thing.

    True, I would like to live in Chelsea, drink in the Orange, Sloane Sq. and shop in Rodders but that's not quite feasible at present but......

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    Thanks for your advice guys...

    May you all be happy, wherever you chose to lay your hat.

    Chook d krup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Jaysus, what thread is this again?...
    Dickie Fever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Think you have me confused with someone else, I love Thailand.


    You certainly seem to have done quite a 'u turn' and have now resolved your future lies in Thailand rather than the UK.

    The suspicion has to linger that this is more because of sterling tanking than your appreciation of cooling zephyrs.

    Your lengthy list of 'hates' in Thailand loom far larger in your posts than any specific mention of a things you appreciate.

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    The wife and I will be up there having a beer or 295 with CJ on the morrow....and studying Plan B options.....

    Can't wait! Our first vacation in years!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    studying Plan B options.....
    you gonna move?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101
    you gonna move?
    More like discussing the ways into Laos or Myanmar on the way home....

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    One thing I've learned dickie is that anytime you take a risk in life that bucks the conventional path or conventional wisdom there will always, always be a chorus of naysayers along the way. Some of them bitter and straight up haters, others who are well intentioned but just genuinely think there is only one "correct" path through life. Family and those closest to you sadly may be the biggest obstacle of all. I know they were for me.

    Every success I have had in life came from never, ever once listening to the naysayers. Doesn't mean I didn't take them seriously but end of the day when you have a dream in life that voice inside of you is the only one worth listening to. Listen hard enough and it will never, ever lead you astray.

    All the best to you and yours!

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    I love Thailand.
    how on earth can you love a country where meaningful dialogue with a national is all but impossible, where free speech can result in imprisonment or deportation, where a foreigner is subject to all manner of restrictions, shakedowns and impositions at the whim of any official or even a local with a grudge or a connection, and where justice is but a dream and discrimination is the reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101
    you gonna move?
    More like discussing the ways into Laos or Myanmar on the way home....
    LOL That's easy. You can walk into Laos from here.

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    ^ Really appreciate your kind and inspirational words mate.

    You are right about family being narrow minded...

    My mum sending us texts saying we will be burned to a crisp by impending nuclear strikes against Japan, from North Korea. We shouldn't go...


    I told her we'd wear our special coat of invincibility for protection - and that Nth Korea are just posturing. Not to mention, that threat is far outweighed by the low-crime and general safety in Japanese society.

    Impossible to live life in bubble wrap... dangers are everywhere, nowhere is invulnerable from risk, be it natural disaster, or harm from our fellow humans.

    Sheet! Auckland is one big fucking volcano waiting to explode... my dear mother's house is perched atop one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Look, all you are doing is running away from reality into some daft, delusional fantasy founded on pixie dust dreams and vapid hope. Fine for a newly post adolescent wanting to kick some sand out of his flip flops but fucking embarrassing in a bloke of your age.

    Buckle down, grow a pair and sort yourself out, fah chrissakes, and stop with all this girlie shit.
    With all due respect that's a bit rich from someone who's been about to leave Thailand for greener pastures for years now due to the unbearable everything this country offers, but the closest you ever come to leaving is by having a perpetual whinge about how ghastly this country is and threatening to leave ad nauseam. I'd be getting my own cluster-fuck of a life in order before telling anyone else that their plan is "embarrassing", because at least they have a plan besides staying put and fucking moaning!.
    Indeed...well constructed truth, HW.
    I'm sure the deeper contradictions are difficult for him to get around.
    So, a psychosis of particular exception develops.

    Commonplace amongst this type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    You are right about family being narrow minded...

    My mum sending us texts saying we will be burned to a crisp by impending nuclear strikes against Japan, from North Korea. We shouldn't go...
    Always remember, while it's good to listen to advice, also remember it's your dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    My mum sending us texts saying we will be burned to a crisp by impending nuclear strikes against Japan, from North Korea. We shouldn't go...
    Are our moms related in some way? LMAO. Surely they must be...

    At least that advice comes from a place of motherly love man. Its silly but its a mom thing, ya know? I heard worse from my father in law. A lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    You are right about family being narrow minded...

    My mum sending us texts saying we will be burned to a crisp by impending nuclear strikes against Japan, from North Korea. We shouldn't go...
    Always remember, while it's good to listen to advice, also remember it's your dreams.
    And just because they're your family it doesn't mean they're not idiots.

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    I'm in Bangkok from Saturday (1st April), then over to Patters on the 5th for a week of debauchery, then back to BKK for 1 more week and then home to Myanmar with a big bag of shopping - things that I can't find in Naypyidaw, (which is about fcuking anything under the sun).
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