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Re: Returning to the West thread

Postby tommy525 » 30 Apr 2012, 12:33

Chris wrote:Taiwan will suck you back in. There is no escape.


Unless you WANT to come back. Then paradoxically you may not be able to .
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Postby headhonchoII » 30 Apr 2012, 13:20

I don't get it Tommy , you still say you can't come back. You could come back if you really wanted to.
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Re: Returning to the West thread

Postby Rabidpie » 30 Apr 2012, 15:48

headhonchoII wrote:I don't get it Tommy , you still say you can't come back. You could come back if you really wanted to.


I guess this is one of those rare cases where Taiwan just doesn't want someone.

But yeah for the rest of us we are all doomed to be sucked or re-sucked into Taiwan at some point if you are not already there.
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Re: Returning to the West thread

Postby superguavaguy » 30 Apr 2012, 21:35

tommy525 wrote:
Chris wrote:Taiwan will suck you back in. There is no escape.


Unless you WANT to come back. Then paradoxically you may not be able to .


I'm actually quite good at doing what I set out to do, so if I ever come back to Taiwan, it won't be to go back to teaching English. To be honest, I'd rather work in a grocery store in the States than come back here and teach English. I'm also sick to death of Taiwanese women, and want nothing more than to date a western woman. I have a good situation waiting for me back home, as well as intelligence and ambition, so I don't think I'll be "sucked back" into working in shitty conditions for a shitty school for a shitty salary all for the privilege of 1) having access to women I'm not interested in, 2) living without the possibility to do anything as simple as get a loan from the bank on my own (making it basically impossible to do something like buy a house or a car without being married to a local and putting everything in her name), 3) not having any kind of retirement plan, and 4) always being a foreigner.
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