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  1. No, I am not a shopaholic. Really, I am not a shopaholic. Yet, I guess the XX chromosomes in me allow me to find comfort in spending money. When I first moved to this country, I came here with almost nothing. I left all my savings back home and only had a few hundred pounds and a few hundred dollars in my wallet. My husband supported me on everything that I needed in my daily life, plus some pocket money that I could spend, if I needed extra odds and ends. Problem was I had always been independent. Spending my husband's money was foreign to me and in a way quite awkward. Since I didn't know ho
  2. It's been ages since I last post anything on TF. I must admit I miss writing and ranting, but it's so difficult to find time to just sit down and let words come to me. Time seems to fly much faster here in the West. I used to have much more time to browse the Internet and typing up thoughts and life events. Not so much anymore. It's been a bit over a year since I arrived in the land of gray sky. I had such high hope that everything would be just as great as my life back home. Yet, I only set myself up for disappointment. The first 2 months was very boring and somewhat frustrating. Having no j
  3. I love the express train though, more expensive but only 15 - 17 mins from town to the airport. I seem to remember taking escalator up and down the platform at Ratchaprarop station though. You might want to ask the staff where it is.
  4. Hahaha, thanks Rob! I guess you forgot that I am married!!!
  5. Danno -- Thanks a lot! I hope I get to choose as well! Praying for more good news in the coming week(s)! P'Tu -- Thank you very much! But let me keep you updated on the news first. I don't want to jinx it! funky_house -- I am looking East, possibly Hammersmith line because that would take me straight to the station of the potential work. But I don't know where would be a good area to narrow the searches. But thanks for the suggestion!
  6. After feeling all doom and gloom for almost 2 months, some good news are coming along! I eventually got an offer for a customer service position at one of the big banks here in the UK. 25 mins by bus from home, right on the High Street, although the salary isn't that great, I would still say it is quite a catch. Considering the current economy situation with the Triple Dip on the horizon, I consider myself very lucky to land a job that pays more than minimum wage, with (minimal) benefits, at a steady company, and possibility career progression. But just one day after I got the offer, I saw a
  7. After feeling all doom and gloom for almost 2 months, some good news are coming along! I eventually got an offer for a customer service position at one of the big banks here in the UK. 25 mins by bus from home, right on the High Street, although the salary isn't that great, I would still say it is quite a catch. Considering the current economy situation with the Triple Dip on the horizon, I consider myself very lucky to land a job that pays more than minimum wage, with (minimal) benefits, at a steady company, and possibility career progression. But just one day after I got the offer, I saw a
  8. Given a choice, I would go home and only visit this "first world country" only on holidays! I am very Asian, and I know that I will not be able to change that quite easily. As I posted earlier to Rob, I really do think I would adapt much easier in the US but not so much here in the UK. They have their own ways here and I do find them very abnormal and at some point absurd. In order to accept something to be normal, it most possibly means that you have to embrace the abnormal to become the normal. It takes time to accept things as they are, and it might take even longer to accept things that y
  9. I am trying not to name names here, Dan! Thanks for the welcome message. It is the cold winter like this that is perfect for creating nuisance on TF. ;-)
  10. The slower pace in speech wasn't exactly what I took in negatively, but the tone that she used was totally different from the cheery tone she spoke to the guy before me. The last thing any foreigner wants is to feel different. It might just be me and my pessimism, but quite a lot of people in this area do want to stress that you are unpleasantly different and often do it in your face. I live in an area where multicultural population is new to them. If someone speaks with a different accent, although he/she is Caucasian, a remark would be made on his/her accent, unfortunately in a condescendi
  11. If I could change one thing in life, I would never stopped exercising no matter how tight my schedule got!!!
  12. It has been over 2 months since I arrived in the Western World. I am still struggling to find a job and getting used to a lot of the Western ways, especially food. I seriously miss all the good food in Thailand! I have been meaning to start writing again after such a long pause. But I have been so sidetrack and wasted my time on so many things. I miss writing and I have been missing out on documenting various things in my life in the meantime. I had quite an interesting day today, so I might as well get back to writing again. Let me go back a few days earlier, I saw the first snow of this wi
  13. It has been over 2 months since I arrived in the Western World. I am still struggling to find a job and getting used to a lot of the Western ways, especially food. I seriously miss all the good food in Thailand! I have been meaning to start writing again after such a long pause. But I have been so sidetrack and wasted my time on so many things. I miss writing and I have been missing out on documenting various things in my life in the meantime. I had quite an interesting day today, so I might as well get back to writing again. Let me go back a few days earlier, I saw the first snow of this wi
  14. I hope I am not too late in the saying Congratulations!
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