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my long term plans have always ended with italy/europe. but ever since buying the land im really wondering why we wouldnt start in italy and then branch off to thailand. yes, kind of silly to buy the land first (guess it was a good way to recalibrate), but its a good investment, regardless. grow some stuff on it and hold it until the price goes up enough to warrant selling.
been making a pros/cons list for italy vs thailand today and thailand got shellacked its about 5:1 in favor of italy. im of the opinion that thailand is not going to become more hospitable for quite some time, perhaps decades (at least as long as the transfusions keep working ). its really not an environment in which id want to raise a child, tbh. it was 10 years ago, but not anymore.
so i guess you could say that im "mulling italy".
visas look straightforward enough for me. a little vague re: my wife. will have to research.
the north is too pricey unless you go near the alps in lombardy. so far im thinking umbria, abruzzo, or marche. a few hrs from rome, a good days jaunt to milan. not bad.
Turkish F-16s Shoot Down Russian Su-24 Warplane Near Syria Border
Moments ago a big black geopolitical swan landed when newswires lit up with headlines that a Turkish F-16 shot down what was initially said to be an unidentified warplane near the Syrian border after it violated Turkey's airspace on Tuesday, a Turkish military official said, but the nationality of the downed aircraft was not immediately clear. The Russian jet crashed in the mountainous Jabal Turkmen area of Latakia, where air strikes and fighting between rebels and Syrian government forces were reported earlier on Tuesday.
According to Reuters, Turkish F16s warned the jet repeatedly over the airspace violations before shooting it down.
Just wondering if people here, teach more than one subject? and if you do, is it a subject other than your degree specialization?
I ask this because I am thinking about how much more work or employable someone would be if they could teach more than one subject in an international school context. I'm not sure if this could be done at other schools where other subjects would have to be taught in Thai.
I would like to think that all you Engrish teachers understand grammar and that when I ask a question I can get an answer that is reliable. However, many of you SUCK. So, I thought I would suggest some good reading material. Anyone familiar with this book?
AS much as the unfortunate situation here, I doubt this will encourage the big crackdown this Aussie charity seems to think its gonna do. I assumed outfits like this targeted the old guys who seek out little kids?
This is just a bar on a 'normal' night anywhere in Thailand. People shouldn't pretend that these bars never employ underage girls.
I doubt the girl even wanted to be rescued, how will she make money for her family now?
Shocking moment a girl, 15, is saved from the clutches of paedophiles in an underage Thai brothel - and the western men flooding into the country to keep the business alive
A not-for-profit organisation rescues under-age girls who work in brothels
One of the girls Destiny Rescue recently saved was 15-year-old girl Nung
She was working in a Thai brothel where an undercover agent was planted
Justin, from New Zealand, posed as a regular customer wanting to buy her
Nung was sold for sex by her brothel owner for AU$120 to Justin
Hidden cameras caught the exchange and now the owner faces jail time
The dramatic moment an under-age sex worker is rescued from a Thai brothel has shed new light on the seedy $6 billion industry that a former tradesman turned undercover agent claims is being used by Australians.
Not-for-profit organisation Destiny Rescue, headed up by former Cairns... [Read More]
Hi, does any one know if it is possible or if there are geology job opportunities in Thailand for non-Thai nationals. I know it is a long shot but just thought I would put it out there. Thank you for any input.
My gf is one of those. Every time she is sick, viral or not, she comes back with a magic pill.
I am sorry to say this, but I think Thais are really dumb when it comes to their own personal health.
That includes the garbage they eat from the streets.
Off to Krispy Kreme
100 Thais die each day from drug-resistant diseases
About 38,000 Thais die of drug-resistant diseases each year out of some 88,000 people infected with bacteria or an average of 100 deaths a day which is higher than worldwide average rate, according to Ms Niyada Kiatying-ansulee, manager of the drugs development and monitoring centre.
She attributed to the high mortality rate to the widespread practice of patients buying anti-biotic drugs from drug stores and overuse of anti-biotics by medical personnel and drug resistant at hospitals. She suggested that there should be a central organisation to monitor and follow up the use of anti-biotics to reduce health hazards and to inform the public about how to use anti-biotics microbes properly.
Mr Prapon Angtrakul, deputy secretary-general of Food and Drugs Administration, meanwhile, said that the Ministry of Public Health had treated drug resistant diseases as a national agenda and set up a strategic plan to cope... [Read More]
The mastermind behind the Paris terror attacks was killed Wednesday during a massive, pre-dawn police raid on an apartment where he was hiding out — and possibly plotting another wave of violence against the City of Light. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was blown away when more than 100 cops and soldiers stormed the building just north of Paris and near the Stade de France soccer stadium that was among the targets of last week’s bloodbath, the Washington Post reported. https://thenypost.files.wordpress.co...=300&strip=allAbdelhamid AbaaoudPhoto: Getty Images A woman wearing an explosive vest blew herself up and seven people were arrested during the operation that also killed ... [Read More]
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kindergarten students have continued to act out at a western Pennsylvania elementary school, despite efforts including a "cooling off" space and extra staff hired to deal with unruly students who allegedly attacked at least 11 teachers this school year.
A kindergarten student pulled a fire alarm while another put his hands on a teacher's neck while frustrated, Woodland Hills superintendent Alan Johnson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1RS5rKD ).
Both incidents happened Thursday at Edgewood Primary school.
Four teachers and a librarian have resigned from the school since September, and the teachers' union filed a grievance last month claiming 11 teachers have been assaulted at the school which has 455 students in grades K-3.
The school's principal has been placed on paid leave and replaced in the wake of the complaints that he didn't act to stop the incidents. Three additional special education paraprofessionals have... [Read More]
I've created an account so I can post about my situation and get some of your views and/or suggestions.
I've been living and working in Bangkok for 6 years now. For most of that time, I've been working at the same language school. My position at the moment is “senior corporate instructor”. I'm employed on a permanent full-time basis so I get my non-B visa and work permit taken care of.
So, I found out a few weeks ago that my language school will shut down at the end of the year and everybody is being made redundant. The HR manager has met with each of us and confirmed that we are entitled to severance pay. She has also informed the teachers on non-B visas (including me) that we'll all have to do a border run before the back office closes at the end of January.
Before sharing my ideas, I'll summarise the type of work I'll be considering. Ideally, I'd be looking for something in central BKK relating to business English / corporate training. The position could involve teaching or management. The most important thing is that I'd be teaching adults. I really don't want anything that involves teaching kids / teens, so that rules out high schools etc.
With the above in mind, these are my options as I currently see them:
Option 1 (full-time permanent position) - Obviously, this is a pretty safe option if I can get it. I'd most likely get a non-B visa. Also, my income would be predictable.