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Where are you and what are you doing?
« on: September 28, 2017, 02:38:44 AM »
Some Saloon members are still busy teaching English in China, but many have moved on to other things.

Here's your big chance.  Let everyone know what you're doing.

Are you running a horse ranch in the outermost regions of Inner Mongolia, gambling your life savings away in Monaco, building a financial empire on Wall Street, teaching kindergarten in Suzhou, juggling kittens in Mexico City, or something completely different?

Give all your fellow Saloonies an update on what's up in your life.

There's a free round of baijiu to all who participate! jjjjjjjjjj
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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 11:03:46 AM »
I'm in Taiyuan teaching AP Econ and Calc AB, and IELTS and TOEFL. It never fails, I'm always teaching some English classes, or Public Speaking, or giving PPT presentations on whatever to the whole school.

This school will close at the end of next semester, so I'm prepping for my next job in various ways. Thank god I found EdX and Coursera and other useful online things.

I haven't had a drink in a year, so please give my baijiu to someone else. I don't even pretend to drink any more. Sooooooo happy.

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 02:03:42 PM »
10.5 years into my first job in China.
Harbin is my first and will be my last city in China.
Wifey is from the area and we like it here except she hates winter.
I work at a private language school so kids come weekends and evenings.

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 10:43:06 AM »
11th year now for me in china. i take a break from it every couple of years. last summer we were off to Thailand but mostly go back to scotland. My son now in the same city (he is teaching too). i only teach part-time mornings only and its all good. havent posted much here since Raoul passed. nice to see the forum still going. 
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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 12:34:54 PM »
I am now in my 13th year in China, but I have also done some teaching in Thailand.
I am now in Xuzhou in Jiangsu Province teaching UFS as well as some IELTS and TOEFL.
So glad that the site is up and running again, and of course greetings to everyone! agagagagag bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 12:35:16 PM »
Hailar and Huludao were a lifetime ago for this canuck.  Returned to Canada's capital in 08, heard the call of the north, first to the Northwest Territories and now feet firmly planted in Whitehorse, Yukon...population of the entire territory is 40k!  The air is pristine, and the freezer is full of moose and bison.   agagagagag to everyone, be you there or home or continuing the adventure elsewhere.
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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
glad to see some familiar names pop up again.

I'm still in China going on 14 years now, mostly in Beijing!
Teaching days are way behind me and i'm mostly busy running my restaurant/livehouse and dealing with local musicians.

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 11:18:32 PM »
I am currently an EAL/ESL Curriculum Coordinator at an international school in Saigon, Vietnam.  I spent three years in China and about two years in South Korea.  In the future, I might consider going back to China for the right position.

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 03:21:20 AM »
I have been in China for the past 7 years. Presently, teaching at a language centre in Jiaxing, Zhejiang.  I have been teaching at this school for the past 4 years, great place, only 17 teaching hours, no office hours and pay is good.  agagagagag  bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2017, 11:29:05 AM »

Still here.......5 years in the big Guo.
3 years in my Min Nan Paradise of Fujian.

Teaching High School ESL and Geography for a Murican program.
Good job, nice place....Hope to stay here a long time!
Arse end of nowhere...across from the renegade province.

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 10:17:09 PM »
Nice to hear from you folks. bfbfbfbfbf  My life doesn't really change. I live in Brisbane (Australia) and I go to the Cinemas, "The Den" (The Casino) or the Shopping Centre. My job finished up 20 years ago, so I don't really do much. My heart condition prevents my traveling, so I really enjoy hearing what you guys and gals are doing with your lives. agagagagag

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 10:49:44 AM »
Back home in Israel after 3.5 lovely years in China. It all went a bit pear shaped when I needed emergency surgery and flew to HK. Since then happily retired pottering around and travelling as a tourist. Would like to teach but nobody wants me anywhere now I am 60. Was still in contact with many of my students and colleagues in the Big Silly until my mobile took a nosedive and now cannot log into my Wechat account. Did meet up with a past student of mine in Sydney which was fun. Miss my China life but have moved on.
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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 12:57:29 PM »
OK, I'm now out country, back home (Over the rainbow, back in Oz,  a little place called Newcastle), after I think maybe 9 years in China. Still travel there each year, as I have done since the nineties.

The Kung Fu school I opened in 2006 is still running with students  now teaching, but now that they all have real lives with families and jobs and other unfortunate things, the school is in danger of closing. But the senior guys are promising to keep it alive, if not commercial any more.

Been traveling to Europe each year to teach, and China, well, until recently twice a year.

I have been divorced since then, and struggling with the aftermath. I lost my family, business I'd set up, and all my money in the process. I kept my house in Oz but lost the one in China.

Working on writing, got 2 kids books being illustrated and a martial arts text 4 pics and an edit from publication.

Other than that, spending too much time drinking and feeling sorry for myself.
Just another roadkill on the information superhighway.

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 03:39:48 PM »
Shit, Mr Nobody we just passed through Newcastle NSW on our trip to OZ. Had a great time. Would have had a pint with you (or whatever it is you call it there, I forgot)
Cheer up mate. Life goes on.
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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2017, 03:45:25 PM »
Since my return from seven years in Yueyang, Changsha, and Guilin:

Now a full time web developer for a large medical laboratory in the US. Completed an Associates Degree in Computer Science. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Software Development is in progress and set to finish in 2019. Finished four novels, three published: http://www.astonvar.com. Saloon members get free eBook versions, if desired.

My wonderful beautiful wife and I enjoyed our six year anniversary with our brilliant and healthy three year old boy.
Merry Christmas all!