Laid Bare!


    Hey El-FUCK-O

    Share

    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:23 pm

    you going to Asia?

    ha ha ha.

    you narrowed it down to a continent.

    good for you!


    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:36 pm

    bad news.

    i contacted the poodle humpers.

    RB, UFC, and eggraid.

    and they're planning to kick your ass.


    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:16 pm

    hablo?

    avatar
    Psioncy

    Posts : 6580
    Join date : 2010-05-02

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  Psioncy on Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:32 am

    Four countries: China, Phil, Japan, or Cambodia.

    Gonna get this english degree first though. Or maybe not. If I can swing work in Cambodia, I could finish it from it there.

    As far as you, SK, and all the poodle-humpers go I only have two words for all y'all:

    Bring it on!


    _________________
    "It's all part of the plan."
    "What is the plan?"
    "I kind of make the plan up as I go."
    "That's not really a plan then."
    "Okay, so it's not a plan. Look, I'm not good with plans."

    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:09 am

    Sorry, but Japan and Cambodia/Philippines are very different countries.

    Cambodia/Philippines (especially Cambodia) will probably encourage you to go completely off the rails.

    Drugs and cheap booze are rampant in Cambodia, from what I've read.

    You will likely go off the rails there and never recover. That's one possibility.

    Or have to return to the US again to recuperate.

    Not sure about corruption levels, but Cambodia must be much worse than China.

    Yeah sorry. man. I'm looking for an alternative to Asia actually.

    Maybe Japan is the best of the bunch. But they're also xenophobic and all the rest of it. I'm sick of "Asia".

    I'm thinking of fucking Dubai or something. Coz there's a huge melting pot of foreigners from different countries there, so you don't stand out.



    avatar
    Psioncy

    Posts : 6580
    Join date : 2010-05-02

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  Psioncy on Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:56 am

    You're gonna have a real hard time getting laid in the Middle East, save for whores or converting to islam and marrying a local.

    Yeah, I watched some youtube videos from a long term Japan expat dude, and what he had to say all sounded an awful lot like our complaints about China -albeit a notch or five lower.

    The expat community in Phnom-pen is pretty well established now.  Sure there're lots of hookers, bars, sexpats, and drugs.  Mainly heroin since it's in the Golden Triangle that stuff is pretty pure and cheap there.  I also read that the locals use marijuana in cooking several of their traditional dishes, which you can just order up at restaurants Cheech and Chong in Amsterdam-style.

    But there's also a thriving ESL industry and an intriguing, rising culture which is over 90% buddhist, with lots of temples and such.  So my sense of it already is that by and large the locals are of much better character than you find in China.

    Fire Island... don't even get me started. tongue

    I already know what to expect there. Rolling Eyes


    _________________
    "It's all part of the plan."
    "What is the plan?"
    "I kind of make the plan up as I go."
    "That's not really a plan then."
    "Okay, so it's not a plan. Look, I'm not good with plans."

    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:47 am

    Middle East - you can get married and go there. Grab a Philipino girl and take her there.

    But marriage is not your thing, right?

    Middle East sucks in a lot of ways, but they have uniformly good salaries across the board.

    Saudi Arabia is probably the biggest shithole on the planet, but I've seen jobs that pay upwards of 60K USD per year. Tax-free and no rent. You can buy a house after working just a couple of years.

    But Dubai is different. Not religious. And 80% of the people are expats. This sounds really appealing to me. It seems like a cosmopolitan place where you don't get noticed much.

    Honestly, I don't know about Cambodia or Philipines. From what I saw in Thailand, Buddhism is bullshit. Most locals will fuck you over given the chance.

    Most people struggle financially, so the name of the game in most of Asia is dog eat dog.

    There is no best place to live. For me, my strategy is to be flexible. If the shit hits the fan anywhere, I'm back online applying. And if you're willing to move around, you should be able to stay employed. Most jobs I've had always end badly, with conflict or someone sticking a knife in my back. So my survival tactic is not to accumulate too many belongings and be quick on my feet.

    I wouldn't focus too much on one particular place, because at the end of the day, your BOSS will be the most important person on the planet. If the job conditions are bad, you're fucked no matter where you are. The job itself is more important than the actual location. Or just about.






    avatar
    Psioncy

    Posts : 6580
    Join date : 2010-05-02

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  Psioncy on Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:54 am

    80% expats, but probably mostly from other muslim nations.

    I know the flips are tripping over themselves to get jobs there.

    I lived in Cairo, Egypt, which I'm sure is quite a different story than Dubai.  But some things surely remain the same as well.

    It's still a muslim country for one.  I know the guys in Saudi are usually grouped in compounds, not out and about with the public.  Kinda like the bubble-world the Embassy staff in beijing lives in.  I don't think I'd care for that personally.  BUT if you can nail one of those lucrative jobs for a couple/fews years and save up a tidy sum, might be worth it.


    _________________
    "It's all part of the plan."
    "What is the plan?"
    "I kind of make the plan up as I go."
    "That's not really a plan then."
    "Okay, so it's not a plan. Look, I'm not good with plans."

    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:11 am

    I got an offer for Saudi. They're desperate for people. there's shitloads of jobs and a lot of people don't want to live there.

    not for 60K though. a lot less than that. maybe 40K? not sure.

    but it's a really fucked up place and really hard to live there. and i've heard of people being thrown in jail for stupid shit like having porn on their computers. scary place.


    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:20 am

    What I find attractive about the middle east is that there aren't as many poor locals who are itching to slit your throat because they think you're a rich westerner. The standard of living of many locals is actually quite high and in many cases much higher than you.

    One guy lived in Saudi and claims a really rich guy approached him for advice on how to invest his millions. The guy was working in finance.

    But then again, they might want to slit your throat because of the Muslim vs Christian thing.

    Nowhere is entirely safe, I guess. But Dubai is not that religious compared to many other places in the Middle East, so I will try to get more information about it.


    The Great Splendini

    Posts : 5171
    Join date : 2012-01-30

    Re: Hey El-FUCK-O

    Post  The Great Splendini on Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:29 am

    After so many years living here, I still find it hard to gauge how safe it actually is.

    Also, places like Chile seem to be hiring more teachers. It would be closer to HOME. If you even still consider the US home anymore.

    And aren't there like 1 million Americans living in Mexico? Wouldn't that make it a reasonably good place for that reason alone?


      Current date/time is Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:54 am