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Your English is excellent for a second language. Why don't you get a job teaching? The hiring season is right around the corner. Late March until mid May.

 

A few computer jrelated jobs about even!

 

You can write better than every Filipino I've ever known save for two.

 

I certainly would have told you it's a crapshoot. In fact, saw this post and came here to comment on the folly of even trying as you did but you've learned the lesson obviously.

 

Education visas are B S. They are the dread of the under fifties the way the income method is for retirees. It MIGHT work once but the idea it will carry you for years is a wet dream.

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8 hours ago, olfu said:

My impression is that staying in your native country and saving money for future is best option.

Yes, you could save for years, looking forward to staying in Thailand more often. Then 8 months in they move the goal posts on the regulations. Then 14 months in (in time, not time in Thailand even) then they stop issuing the Visa type (in your home country) you had planned to use (at least for a number of years). Then 18 months in they make an alternative Visa Type non-viable by adding, a less than perfectly designed insurance requirement.

So you could do your suggestion and still end up feeling a bit disappointed. Timelines and plans can be derailed by random events, its like driving in Thailand....

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I think that the 2 times immigration asked you to return to your country may 

well be the reason behind your rejection.

 

As far as I'm aware, they only ask you to leave when you have stayed too long.

 

This may well put up a flag on your passport, although I'm not sure the embassy

issuing visas has access to the immigration database.

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9 hours ago, BritTim said:

There is no logical reason why Thailand should wish to deter visitors like himself.

Other than the fact governments of countries like to decide who gets to live in them.

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11 hours ago, BritTim said:

There are two approaches to life:

  • Spend your best years preparing for a comfortable retirement by staying in your home country and making work your priority.
  • Insofar as funds allow, travel the world and experience life when you are at the age when you can most enjoy it.

 

No and Yes.  Can you tell all of us which AGE we are at when we can MOST enjoy it.  In our 20's from a rich country?  Well, we would have the energy to enjoy it but lose out on bonding with friends back home and going back home with a massive insecurity (I"ve seen this a lot).  Or in our 20's and 30's trying to explain everyday to people why we are traveling and most have no identity and no past career and no respect for themselves and they are simply losers traveling.

 

Nobody has this answer, but I would say you are much better off traveling in your 40's.  You had a career, you have money, you have confidence, and of course you can enjoy it.  if you are fit at 30, you will be fit at 40.  

 

I'm talking about staying here for 6 months or more.  Yes, he can teach English as a non-native speaker, which means he will be further disrespected by many people at school comparing him to a native speaker.  He will also be paid much less.  From a pride point-of-view, I can't imagine this pleasant in your 20's.  or ever.  

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Of course you still have the paperwork from your language school.

So take that with you to a thai embassy in your own country and you will have no problem getting an ED visa.

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A short story of me: I am from Barcelona (Spain), 29 years old, software engineer. 

 

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The problem is that I don't see any viable option for me, as a young man, to live there long term.

Get a remote software job with your skills. 

 

Apply at one of 3 or 4 BOI registered umbrella companies for a legal tax paying work permit providing system. 

 

Pay taxes for 3 years, learn Thai, work toward the possible citizenship process that is available to people paying taxes. 

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3 hours ago, Ventenio said:

No and Yes.  Can you tell all of us which AGE we are at when we can MOST enjoy it.  In our 20's from a rich country?  Well, we would have the energy to enjoy it but lose out on bonding with friends back home and going back home with a massive insecurity (I"ve seen this a lot).  Or in our 20's and 30's trying to explain everyday to people why we are traveling and most have no identity and no past career and no respect for themselves and they are simply losers traveling.

 

Nobody has this answer, but I would say you are much better off traveling in your 40's.  You had a career, you have money, you have confidence, and of course you can enjoy it.  if you are fit at 30, you will be fit at 40.  

But people gain responsibilities.. wives, mortgages, homes even pets.. Which make the kind of freedom you have in your 20s very different.. Plus your tolerance to rough it and travel cheap is often greatly diminished. 

 

I do agree with you very much that every year spent in the developing world you fall further and further behind someone who is living in the west.. In work and career experiences and options, in savings and pensions, in also strange intangibles like culture art and development.. It can be done but only with those who really can make a lot in asia or who make so much in thier time in the west they have enough head start to waste. 

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