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.