It’s no real secret that there are a million “teaching English jobs” in Bangkok for people who are travelling and looking for work, and it shouldn’t be a huge secret that most of these “jobs” are total scams. Usually it’s pretty obvious that it’s all crap because there’s no real office, the people barely speak English themselves, etc. Which is where the company that calls itself FTC Educational Services comes in and changes the game.

I saw a flyer for FTC when I was wandering around Banglamphu in Bangkok, which is right near the tourist area of Khao San, if you’re not schooled in Thai geography (and who is?). It was just stuck to a phone box, and I saw a lot more stuck to walls, next to ATMs, outside 7/11’s – basically most of the places that tourists would be frequenting. It has an email and a number for a man who goes by the name of Arthur, Arthur Wood. So, being keen for some extra cash and adorable Thai kids, I shot Arthur an email and told him I would be willing to teach English until I left Bangkok in three weeks time. He emailed me back really quickly and had great English (first reason I thought it would be okay) and told me it would be around 300 Baht an hour and I could come in for an interview tomorrow, and get free accommodation there if I got the job.

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We’re all more than aware that alcohol will have an effect on pretty much everyone who consumes it, and we know that it differs from person to person, and even sometimes with people, the effects differ depending on their drink. It does things to us, and that’s usually why people consume it – to get that something.Заборы

But just as we’re all aware that there are good effects, it’s also widely known that there are bad, and sometimes very bad results when some people just have too much alcohol and things get out of control. Tonight, I got to experience that first-hand happening for once to someone who wasn’t a friend (or friend of a friend) or myself. Just to sate your curiosity now, no I don’t get violent or crazy, but if I drink alcohol too fast I have issues breathing and start having a panic attack. The main problem with this is that I still don’t know how much is too much and too fast, hence why I’m not huge on getting drunk when it really comes down to it. More »

I hope you’re all dying to know what is going on with my employment status right now! So here is the rest of yesterday’s post

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If you’ve been paying attention (and reading this blog) then you should know by now that I’ve moved home and have been trying to decide what I want to do with myself now that I’m sans family. Of course, the first thing I have to do to be able to well, live, is get a job.

Now, I’m not really keen on the idea of a job, and of work. My idea of a perfect ‘job’ is doing something I love and enjoy, but one of the sad facts of my life is that I am just not educated or qualified enough to be considered for any positions doing something I genuinely enjoy, unless chance steps in and something unexpected and brilliant happens. And whilst I’m  not a pessimist, I do live in a world of logic, and so I know the chances of a publisher finding my blog and asking me to write a book are very slim. Which means I need to go and join the workforce, become a productive member of society and all that jazz.

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