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About tezzainthailand

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  1. A degree should not be a prerequisite for teaching in Thailand, but a TEFL and a TOEIC test should be, and a refresher TEFL course every four years as well. By all means, if you have a degree you should have priority to get the best paying jobs, but if you have the talent to teach, a good command of the language and above average grammar, that should be enough to get a gig.
  2. What's wrong with drinking outside 7/11? I do, ...mind you, it's at a noodle stall set up at dusk right in front of a 7/11, the barbecued pork and rice with soup goes a treat with a can of Leo and all for 35 baht (74 baht if you include the 'Leo').
  3. As mentioned here, Barbasol in the big fat can (from Tesco Lotus) at around 140-150 baht is the one. You will get at least 3 1/2 months out of it, possibly even four.
  4. Chaiyaphum I have heard as a possible new capital, well above sea level and centrally located.
  5. In that case can I recommend the office at Amnat Charoen? The officer there was a thorough gentleman, said 'your welcome' after my thank you, no pettiness and all done with a minimum of fuss....on the other hand the officer at Hua Hin when I was on an Ed Visa, a complete rude b*****d. Yes, I believe you.
  6. I wouldn't bet on that. A Trump war will be enough to get Turnbull to follow (when hasn't Australia followed the U.S. into meaningless wars?) as it's normally enough for the incumbent PM to be returned to office if their is an Australian presence in a war. A do nothing and phony P.M. like Turnbull can save his ass this way. Is their any other way?
  7. Your Australian what?
  8. And you have to wonder how many deaths as a result of Songkraan activities (but not due to drink driving/ speeding road accidents) occurred over the holiday period. Accidents like drowning, careless behaviour etc. It was personally worrying to see a young teenage girl slip from the central moat (converted to a communal pool) in Nakhon Ratchasima and slam into the concrete. Fortunately she was only stunned but got up after a couple of seconds and resumed her activities. Yet there didn't seem to be any officials supervising the festivities which had a potential for tragedy.
  9. If luggage isn't too much of a problem, head straight out the front and catch the A1 bus to Mo Chit BTS train station (Chatuchak Park MRT station is across the road) for 35 baht. It's a frequent service and only about 15 mins to Mo Chit BTS . From there you can get plenty of taxis or use the MRT/BTS....saved me money and time the last time I used it.
  10. I arrived at Hanoi 3 weeks ago, had my invitation letter, wasn't even required to fill out an application form, the details on my initial application for the letter of invitation must have been sufficient, but it wouldn't hurt to download and fill it out in case. Once you get off the plane try and get to the desk as quickly as possible and you should be out and through passport control under 20 minutes (I was # 4 on the screen to pick up my passport with visa).
  11. I agree with you on the reaction to the crocodile attacks, but as for the RC , those kids aren't angels, that is true, but hooding them, abusing them, hosing them down etc. is a sure fire way to turn them into criminals. That's why there is a royal commission, to clean up the juvenile detention centre industry and its poor culture.
  12. How old was the motorcycle? If it was underage he should go for statutory rape. Disgusting!
  13. And how many non-muslim Americans have shot and killed other Americans since 9-11? Not sure of the figure but I am confident in guessing it would dwarf the figures you quoted.
  14. Being called a 'farang' by a Thai person when they don't know my name, not a problem. Being referred to as a 'farang' (to his pals) by a Thai in earshot of me, when he knows my name and I have bothered to learn his , very rude. No excuses, I have had savvy Thais say to me they hate other Thais using it when they know the person's name.