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  1. Permit to teach music without degree

    Thank you Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Permit to teach music without degree

    Thanks for that. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Permit to teach music without degree

    Was asking about the permit. As far as I understood the guy I talked to said that was possible without an actual degree qualification. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Hi. I was a private piano teacher in Australia putting students through the Australian Music Examination Board system. I have no official qualifications except a 10 week Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment but worked for years as a professional musician so do have a wide knowledge of my subject including a number of CD'S. I also have copies of my exam students' results including a number of distinctions and high distinctions. My Thai friend is a music teacher and goes to several different schools each week to hold music workshops and I am interested in doing the same. (I believe permits are usually site specific). I was talking to a teacher a while ago and he said there was a permit for teachers with specific skills such as myself. He said that many sports coaches are employed using it. Unfortunately he has left Thailand so I can't ask him again but I wondered if anyone knows about this. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Going backpacking in Thailand

    I know Lonely Planet has a reputation but I just find these days it is just like a magazine for paying advertisers. I find the free Wikitravel/Wikivoyage online alot more informative and wide ranging. You can download it too for offline. I'd say Wikitravel and an agoda or other hotel app is a good way of planning and you don't have to pay Lonely Planet too. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Hi. If you want the budget way there is a minivan from Sukumvit Rd to Trat at 8 am. If you look on Google maps it is marked as bus to Trat. Have caught it several times and the driver has been slow and safe. I think it is 240 baht. From Trat there is a regular van to the border for about 120 baht. Hat Lek immigration will try and get more than the required $20 US from you but I went online and printed out a notice from Cambodia Immigration saying the visa is $20 . Make sure you bring a passport photo or they will hit you $6 US for that. Just be patient with them ,hold out the $20 US and smile and in a little while they will give you the visa. If they say you need to pay in baht smile and show them the printout. Ignore the people calling you for a fake health check. Afterwards motorbike to Koh Kong is about 3-4 US and takes about 5 minutes. Not much there but lots of cheap hotels and kind of nice near the water at night. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Thai language

    That's a pity, that's such a pity, that's so sad. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Thai language

    or nah sia dai Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. When Farangs Go Native

    Hi. I did reply to this but it posted as a separate comment. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. When Farangs Go Native

    Thank you. And a nice day or evening to you. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. When Farangs Go Native

    Yes but I have heard alot of these. Don't point your feet at people,don't touch baby's head but I have asked my Thai wife about them and she has never heard of them. She has only told me about not getting haircuts on Wednesday but then all the hairdressers are open so people must be getting alot of bad luck. I wai back to my 2 y.o. nephew. Family told me I don't need to but I say that if I don't return it he will stop doing it and not learn. They have never told me not to as it is bad luck. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. When Farangs Go Native

    I read the original post to my Thai wife about not returning a wai to shop workers. Her comment was he was "rude farung". I understand you are not meant to wai back to children but I do because they learn from mimicking. It is interesting in this discussion where the posters come from. I do not ascribe to archaic systems of class(be they Thai or anywhere), but I know in some countries they are built in. I try to be nice and respectful to anyone. If a shop worker calls me sir I will call him sir in return. If someone wai 's I will return it and don't really care what a journalist seeking a reaction says. I also say it becomes an innate reaction. Get on the plane and the steward wai's and you return it. Next you go to immigration and you wai the officer. Meet family and wai them. It just becomes a habit. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. When Farangs Go Native

    If you want to talk relevance the post was about whether to wai to shop workers. Starting to talk about whether people in my village think I'm illegal is stretching relevance. To keep you happy I can post my resume if you like. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. When Farangs Go Native

    I did say 'here and there'. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. When Farangs Go Native

    Is very presumptuous. I can earn around $16000 AUD in 7 weeks in Australia on commission running a Xmas shop as am the company's top salesperson. I can live comfortably with that in Thailand as I have simple tastes and do not work in Thailand. My wife's family have lived in the village for 100's of years. They are respected locally and they are all nice to me but I am still a foreigner so I am always an outsider. Ps. My father in law used to be the Captain at Pattaya police station so I don't think what you say is going to happen. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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