lukereg

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lukereg posted on the thread Bahasa Lessons on the Jakarta forum

I wish him luck with that price. If I teach privately then taxi costs are also included if I have to travel.

lukereg posted on the thread im coming there soon on the Indonesia forum

Annie, you should post your offers of friendship and replies on a blog post. I am sure it would entertain and horrify at the same time. Feeling sorry for Mike as you do, I feel he needs to adapt a more open photo one where he is dressed in a open necked light green nylon shirt with a 1970s perm and some sunglasses to match and then I am sure more turkish men would pm him for friendship.

lukereg posted on the thread Bahasa Lessons on the Jakarta forum

Thats not a lot of money for an hour and a half. You should revise your offer. And once a week wont help you learn anything. Why not learn from your colleagues while at work?

lukereg posted on the thread Hello, apa kabar people?! ;)) on the Jakarta forum

I would agree with Aabie somewhat. Competition here is fierce and the fact this story got out into the press, and it should, will harm its reputation no end. Aabie stop going away and not posting. Its wrong.

lukereg posted on the thread im coming there soon on the Indonesia forum

So are you looking for romance in Jakarta or just to meet women fot friendship? Because whilst this is the place to introduce yourself and make contacts here it is not a dating site.

Working in a 'language mill' ish Mas Fred has pretty much hit all nails on the head. There are however exceptions to the rules for western teachers it being Indonesia. But degree qualified, drug and hiv free reachers are now expected norms and my company English First is now also expecting every new teacher to provide background checks before coming here which is a first for Indonesia. Whilst that sounds strict or over the top I see an end to the days of back packer teachers and the dawn of a more professional level and approach to teaching English here. After 6 years in this industry I can say I am seeing it change constantly for the better.

lukereg created a new thread on the Jakarta forum

True or not true?

Saw this on Buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/aliciaa25/23-things-you-know-absolutely-well-if-you-live-in-nsc8 Worth a look and a little chuckle. Welcome to Jakarta!

lukereg posted on the thread Anything I Should Consider Bringing? on the Bali forum

I remember buying sliced cheese that would char and go black and not melt when faced with fire. I think that has since improved buy the range is so limited here (price wise). I guess its not a cheese loving nation.

lukereg posted on the thread Anything I Should Consider Bringing? on the Bali forum

Being English, Australian cheese is not the best but its cheese and cheese here to so expensive. It cheese made from milk, how can they charge the earth for that? Bring all the cheese you can and pile it high and sell it fairly cheaply. If I was in Bali I would buy it.

lukereg posted on the thread Anything I Should Consider Bringing? on the Bali forum

I have found pretty much everything you might need here except this very small thing. A garlic press. Oh a friend back home willing to send stuff you miss eating at different times of the year.

lukereg posted on the thread The world’s happiest country is Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Here is something which might sum up a lot peoples view on how they live here. A short story about different view points. The Mexican Fisherman and the Investment Banker (Author Unknown) An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “only a little while.” The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?” The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siestas with my wife, Maria, and stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine, and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life.” The American scoffed. “I have an MBA from Harvard, and can help you,” he said. “You should spend more time fishing, and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, and eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middle-man, you could sell directly to the processor, eventually opening up your own cannery. You could control the product, processing, and distribution,” he said. “Of course, you would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles, and eventually to New York City, where you will run your expanding enterprise.” The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?” To which the American replied, “Oh, 15 to 20 years or so.” “But what then?” asked the Mexican. The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time was right, you would announce an IPO, and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions!” “Millions – then what?” The American said, “Then you could retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siestas with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play guitar with your amigos.”

lukereg posted on the thread The world’s happiest country is Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

I am often asked by students why I am here and to be honest my answer normally starts with because 'I can'. However this generally leads onto more conversation and when I decided to stay longer than a year which was the length of my contract with my employer. By the end of day 3 at work I told my boss that I would like to stay longer than a year because the place (cengkareng) was great. Mainly because of the weather and the people. As I then travelled in and around Jakarta and further I found this to be true pretty much everywhere. 7 years later still happy and content and enjoying the same things I liked when I first came here. My students seem in awe of that and ask why I dont want to go home. I tell them rain rude people and its expensive keep me away plus my family and life is now here.