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Missing Thailand...

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by theanimaster, 21 Apr 2014.

  1. theanimaster

    theanimaster Thread Starter Windoze Basher

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    I put this in Health & Fitness because... well... mental health is health, isn't it?

    So, I have just celebrated one full year away from Thailand -- back on the 9th of April of course -- and I'm still missing being there.

    Let me explain this: the reason I left was because:

    • immigrations is an a••hole to foreigners
    • politics is BS in the country
    • people are smiley but fake
    • there is rampant disregard for human life
    • education sucks (and I have two kids)
    • salary was crap, hardly enough to save up for anything

    So I thought going "back" to the USA would solve things. After all I'm American (though not domiciled American) right?

    Well guess what I found out?

    • still have to deal with immigrations -- for my wife and kids (although it is a world smoother dealing w immigrations here)
    • politics is BS here in America as well -- just that you're too insignificant to even make a difference, when congresspeople get paid a million a year to sit on their ass and the government shuts down... says it all
    • people are smiley and fake but polite and will work against you behind your back -- I traded bottled up emotions for passive-agressiveness by moving to America
    • there is rampant disregard for emotional wellbeing of individuals and Americans wonder why people shoot the f•ck out of everything and bomb stuff -- yet everyone is offended and it's not OK to be 'offended'
    • education sucks but because of the amount of individual 'freedom' it leads to more independent thinking -- and arrogance.
    • Americans don't like smart people -- they are offended by people smarter than themselves. So much for the first amendment -- you can't just tell a person how stupid they are, lest you offend them. There are ways to tell a person they're worthless -- and managers are usually legally great at doing this
    • salary is decent where I'm currently at -- but will still take a good number of years saving up anything significant enough for a car, house and peace-of-mind
    • I'm otherwise screwed without a good-enough credit score because insurance rates and down payments on loans cost shitloads
    • I feel I can't go on another year without BEING with my kids -- and no one here gives a f•ck about that -- as I said -- emotional wellbeing? What's that?
    • Everything is more expensive in America and yet we get a lot of low-quality crap here in terms of theatres, stationery, fast-food services, shopping and restaurants. In short, entertainment is worlds better in Thailand.
    • Women are fuglier here in America than in Thailand. Some of the ones I have seen are atrocities to good health and show just how hideous the human species can become -- and McDonalds here isn't HALF as good as it is in Thailand and that's saying A LOT!

    So it seems there's a good chance I will be returning to Thailand -- if I land a decent place at an international school. I don't think I'd settle for less. I have 8 years of teaching in Thailand, will probably stay here long enough to have a year of teaching here (after this current job I have), and I will hopefully have a PGCE under my belt as well (wouldn't have the gall to apply to an IS without one).

    The things one wakes up to after a year. All of you who think Thailand is terrible -- back the f•ck away when I return.
     
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  2. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Thank you very much for this update, theanimaster.

    I take it that your family is re-united. Very glad for you.

    :thumbsup2:

    Thank you very much. :thai wai:
     
  3. Clown

    Clown Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing. I know that with council tax on top of high rent and all, I could barely save anything back in the UK once one has a car. I would be working to pay for the car, BTW...

    And there would be someone breathing down your neck - what I loathe. Here, in a classroom, you are still in charge...

    Hope you will make it, wherever you go.
     
  4. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps we should take a moment on term break and ask "Would Thailand miss me?"

    Ah, yes, that smiling fit young man who never talks too fast - I always get his jokes!
    Yup, I'd be missed!
     
  5. theanimaster

    theanimaster Thread Starter Windoze Basher

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    Actually not yet : ( Working towards that still...
     
  6. Stamp

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    Hoping that everything works out well, mate. :happy1:
     
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