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Driving in Bangkok

August 25, 2011

Yes, hubby is already driving in Bangkok. The first time he did, he had to beat this traffic!  Our friends lent us their van that night.  It was nerve-wrecking for me as a passenger (LOL) but I am so proud of Joey who drove with ease and confidence.

I don’t think I would be that confident to drive in this bustling city.  Not yet, especially that I still have to adjust with right hand driving and all.  I have mentioned many times before that we come from a very small city in the Philippines so I don’t think I would be that skilled to drive here yet.  Besides I still have to get my Thailand driver’s license.
We have already started to “dream” about what car we would like to have here in Thailand.  I think we would love to have this:

What do you think?  😉  It is always convenient to have a family car.  I don’t know if they have title loans like title loans Ohio here in Thailand. If so, it would be great since we could avail of cash if there would be unexpected expenses that is not included in our monthly budget.


Going overseas

August 24, 2011

More and more people from Asian countries are joining the exodus of going out of their home countries to seek “greener pastures” in other countries.  If not in the West, it would be the Middle East.  Although they would temporarily leave their homes and families, they could always justify their going in the name of bigger income.  I could not blame them.  These are hard times we are in, and to go and seek for jobs in other countries would be a very logical thing to do.

Most overseas workers from other countries that come to work here in Thailand would come as English teachers. I believe it is also the same in other non- English speaking countries like China, Cambodia and Japan. I have not heard of people who come to look for Healthcare Aides Jobs,though.

So would I join this exodus someday?  I already have, except that I have come to Thailand as a volunteer teacher for less privileged  kids and families.

Books, books, books!

August 21, 2011

More than a month ago we went to a foundation called Books for Thailand to get some books for our Charity foundation.  We are offering free English classes for less privileged kids and this particular foundation gives books for free also!  All you have to do is to present your foundation certificate and you can get books as many as you can, at 2 copies each.

Yay! Look at that!  It was fun looking for books.  What made that trip more fun was that we had to bring some suitcases so we could get lots of books.  It was very heavy carrying those suitcases down from the two-storey building but it sure was worth it.


Protection for the family

August 7, 2011

So we are finally making Thailand our home for the next 5 or 8 years, or even more than that. Aside from being settled in our own home, we have to think now of many details that we have not looked into in the last 2 years.

For instance, we should get an insurance. Sure we have an insurance in our home country, but it would be best that we also have one here. To be quite honest, we should have gotten one since we set foot here in Thailand but we just haven’t done that– the budget remains to be the main reason for that.

So I guess now we have to choose the best one that would suit our needs. Browsing through would make it easier as we will be able to compare prices, features and services ourselves.

Getting an insurance policy is actually getting protection for our family. It may cost us, but will definitely be worth it.

Finally, a printer!

July 23, 2011

We have finally purchased a printer.

We would be needing it for our English classes as we will be printing out lots of materials. Our classes open in less than a month so we are really busy preparing. We have used this kind of printer while we were in the Philippines so we are confident of its quality and good performance.

We are also thinking of buying a laminating machine. We are thinking of making bookmarks, cards, magnetic decors and even birthday invitations as a small-scale business. We don’t have a budget for the laminating machine yet and are still saving up for it.

We have not done these kind of stuff in a while so we are looking at ideas online for designs and ideas. No, this is not something that would really be big. I mean we would really want it to be, but for a start it will just be a hobby. We will just make whatever we can and ask friends if they want to order. 😉 I will definitely show samples of our work in one of my blogs! I’ll keep you posted how this goes.

A new sport?

July 11, 2011

I am never a sports person, and believe it or not, some basketball rules still doesn’t make sense to me– at my age! unbelievable, right? But actually I am thinking of playing a sport. Yes, at my age. I believe it’s always never too late to learn something new.

There’s a golf course very near our place, but I’ve never even considered playing the sport simply because I think it’s too challenging for me. But I guess with the help of  golf gps, I wouldn’t be so bad. 😉

Maybe it’s time to check on garmin golf gps reviews.  I wonder if there’s a teacher who would be patient enough with me?

Found the right one!

July 10, 2011

While we were searching for a house a few months ago, we were not looking for a perfect house but at least one that would not require lots of repair on our part. Some houses that we have gone were affordable, but we had to do some plumbing and minor repairs. Minor repairs can also cost us a lot– so they should never be underestimated.

There was one house that we particularly liked. The owner repaired everything except for the floor. It had laminated wooden tiles but the tiles were already starting to wear off. Floor lamination, if not done right, would really cause problems in the future, like in the case of that house. It was one of the reasons why we did not choose that house. Kids might trip on the uneven flooring, which could be dangerous too. laminate floor is one site that would give excellent information on floor lamination. Our current house does not have laminated floors, although it would have been nicer if it had. But we are still grateful we found the right house for us!