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jajdude - out! (Ideas on Vietnam anyone?)

 
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:28 am    Post subject: jajdude - out! (Ideas on Vietnam anyone?) Reply with quote

Isn't that what the "American Idol" dude says?

Anyway, the end is here. Gonna visit Vietnam, see if I can land a gig there. Shirt and tie, same as Thailand, but hopefully a more resonable pay to save a few bucks.

Anyone have advice? I have not been to Vietnam before, but have had an interest in visiting for quite some time. HCMC (or Hanoi or....?)--- sounds like it may be interesting.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It definitely seems like you need some kind of change based on some of your recent posts.
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marista99



Joined: 05 Jun 2004
Location: Incheon

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted this on the other thread but I'll put it here too. Some parts of Vietnam still have live land mines; however in a major city like you're talking about that wouldn't be a problem. I think this is a really cool idea and I wish you the best of luck.
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zed wrote:
It definitely seems like you need some kind of change based on some of your recent posts.


Yeah. He seems like he's on the ledge some times.
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mindmetoo wrote:
Zed wrote:
It definitely seems like you need some kind of change based on some of your recent posts.


Yeah. He seems like he's on the ledge some times.


Thanks for your appreciation guys.

Just curious, have you ever been "on the ledge" ?

If so, then you have my sympathy.

If not, never mind. And don't pretend to know.

Then again if you are over 30 years old like Zed you might understand...

Zed, I believe you are a smart guy... and know what may be real or not...

catch ya later... Very Happy
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jajdude wrote:
mindmetoo wrote:
Zed wrote:
It definitely seems like you need some kind of change based on some of your recent posts.


Yeah. He seems like he's on the ledge some times.


Thanks for your appreciation guys.

Just curious, have you ever been "on the ledge" ?

If so, then you have my sympathy.

If not, never mind. And don't pretend to know.


I never have been on the ledge. I'm generally a happy, satisfied person who can make friends easily and find consuming joy in most things I do. The small ripples in life don't get me down and I don't give up.

What keeps me off the ledge is I don't sit and whine about things and give up before I've even started.
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JacktheCat



Joined: 08 May 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly, one of the moderators here Mr. Kalgukshi is now running a school in Vietnam.

You might try PMing him.


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Gollum



Joined: 04 Sep 2003
Location: Japan

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it means anything, I heard that Vietnam is a "young white man's paradise" as far as women are concerned.

Never been there myself.
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Paji eh Wong



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there in September, considering moving there.

All in all, it looks like a pretty good place to set up. Jobs are plentiful, you own your work visa, can make $10 - 20 an hour DOE, cost of living is low, and schools are more proffesional than the Korea. Everyone says good things about the students, too.

The cons are: it's hard to find decent accomodation, it's less developed than Korea, theres almost no public transport, the rainy season is a bitch, and Big Brother is watching.

check out www.mekongesl.com
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buddy bradley



Joined: 24 Aug 2003
Location: The Beyond

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: jajdude - out! (Ideas on Vietnam anyone?) Reply with quote

jajdude wrote:
Isn't that what the "American Idol" dude says?

Anyway, the end is here. Gonna visit Vietnam, see if I can land a gig there. Shirt and tie, same as Thailand, but hopefully a more resonable pay to save a few bucks.

Anyone have advice? I have not been to Vietnam before, but have had an interest in visiting for quite some time. HCMC (or Hanoi or....?)--- sounds like it may be interesting.


- You will need a valid passport in order to leave South Korea and enter Vietnam.

- Be yourself, no matter what they say.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost went there 2 years ago. I was offered a job in HCMC but I didn't have the airfare after running about Europe for 6 months and some dodgy place in Yongin sent me a ticket. life could have worked out so differently.

I'd still consider it. My job here may not reach its logical conclusion.

Good luck anyway, Jaj. Give it a shot.
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mindmetoo wrote:


What keeps me off the ledge is I don't sit and whine about things and give up before I've even started.


Just being paranoid, but are you talking about me or just being general?
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zed wrote:
I almost went there 2 years ago. I was offered a job in HCMC but I didn't have the airfare after running about Europe for 6 months and some dodgy place in Yongin sent me a ticket. life could have worked out so differently.

I'd still consider it. My job here may not reach its logical conclusion.

Good luck anyway, Jaj. Give it a shot.


Thanks Zed. That dodgy place in Yongin sounds vaguely familiar. Confused
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