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by jyy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Teacher's Corner
Topic: Is Knowing Local Language necessary?
Replies: 13
Views: 3360

Re: Is Knowing Local Language necessary?

Everywhere that I know of, there doesn't seem to be a local language requirement. Anyway, possibly one reason is that it would lower a number of people available. I mean, they have a tough time finding people as it is.
by jyy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Teacher's Corner
Topic: Balance between work and home
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Balance between work and home

I think a really dedicated teacher won't mind doing some homework, so to speak, just like his/her students. Nonetheless, I think at some point the teacher can catch up and finally have enough time for personal business, maybe even personal business that is fun - like say, a vacation or something. I ...
by jyy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Teacher's Corner
Topic: What do you enjoy doing most as a Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 2522

Re: What do you enjoy doing most as a Teacher

I enjoy the relationships with the kids. I mean, it's like what this other teacher I know said. In other words, it's worth it for the kids - despite the low pay (as compared to many other professions).
by jyy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Rants
Topic: The left wing can be self righteous too.
Replies: 1
Views: 945

The left wing can be self righteous too.

No doubt that the left can be similar to the right in this case. For instance, their insistence on forcing people to go green or perhaps avoid soda drinks is beyond annoying. I don't think a lot of their rules really make a difference.
by jyy
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Rants
Topic: Self Righteous People
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Self Righteous People

A lot of people are preachy and bossy and supposedly what they say is for your own good; however, though, it's all in a condescending spirit of self-righteousness. For instance, if the right-wing radio host, Michael Savage, says the bums in San Francisco need to get a job, then well, what he says so...
by jyy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Teacher's Corner
Topic: The Teaching Wage in Thailand
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

The Teaching Wage in Thailand

Do you feel the wage is worth it? What are some things in Thailand which make up for the lower wage? Well, one thing would be just the fact a person might just like Thailand. :)
by jyy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tap water safe to drink in Thailand?
Replies: 26
Views: 14783

Re: Is tap water safe to drink in Thailand?

You can always boil the water like you'd do if you were on some camping expedition. Also, does anyone think purifying solutions would be cheaper than bottled water? What are the cheapest and/or best solutions and what about some machine which does it?
by jyy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racist Reactions of People Back Home
Replies: 17
Views: 9682

Re: Racist Reactions of People Back Home

I think racism is a way for people to hide their insecurities and indifference. People would actually resort to hating the other regardless of color if they feel threatened or feeling less superior. They would rather be discriminating than to accept the fact that they are insecure. Hence the strong...
by jyy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Rants
Topic: The Health Police
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

The Health Police

Some people who are obsessed with health are seen as tyrannical, mainly because they try to force their unreasonably healthy ways on others. For instance, they might look at a person consuming a soda pop as someone consuming nuclear fallout . :) However, though, some stuff they would hate is actuall...
by jyy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you think it's the hardest thing about moving to another country?
Replies: 46
Views: 25162

Re: What do you think it's the hardest thing about moving to another country?

I think the disorientation thing is the hardest (for most people) cause your a "fish out of water". However, though, many people deal with the problem by drinking and others by prayer. Anyway, it's not something that cannot be overcome. Myself, I adjusted fairly well overseas (in a sense),...