Posted tagged ‘Taiwan’

A Month Gone By

April 4, 2009

How quickly life has changed from the last post.

I am no longer with that Austrian girl. Miscommunication has killed the radio star. We had a rocky finish but we’re sailing a bit smoother now. Not gonna drag out the details but, I was on the losing end.

I quit my job. Getting a visa was complex. They gave me the wrong the visa in Thailand and to get the right visa plus the paperwork and such it would cost another 200 dollars. No thanks for a job I am going to stay in until June. So when the visa expires on April 24th, I am off to Thailand, Bali, and….drumroll please…..TURKMENISTAN!!

Who goes there? No one! So I get some undiscovered country to explore. Maybe I can swing a paid gig out of it. Have to make some calls to some connections. My buddy in the Marines there is getting me the visa since they don’t give them out to single travelers. So I’ll fly from Bangkok and spend about 10 days there. Should be interested. Apparently, since it is a police state, is pretty safe.

The last Google PR update left me with some sites moving up which means I can go sell advertising on them. Let’s see if my theory on making money online works or not. If not, I’m gonna have to find a real job! No thanks to that!!!

And finally, those little rug rats at the school got me sick. I feel like death now. I hate being sick.

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I have a job

February 15, 2009

I got a job. I’m working as a teacher here in Taiwan for 10.5 hrs a week. I know. Only 10 hours a week? Yeah but it covers all my living expenses and gives me time to continue growing my web business, which is growing quiet nicely.

The downside is that I have to teach little kids and I hate little kids. I don’t think I could do it for more than ten hours a week anyways! And they give me a visa to stay here so that is pretty sweet.

Other than that- not much to report. I really should get out more but I really want to get the ball rolling on these last websites. I do go out a lot- but that is pretty much to the bars. In Taiwan, every club is all you can drink for 10 bucks. Insane huh? And on wends this big bar has free drinks. Its very good on the wallet. I hardly spend any money!

Not really digging the food here though. I miss Thai food and the great restaurants in Bangkok. I can’t find a good italian place and there’s no indian food here. I’m so glad I’m going to Bangkok next week because I am going to eat like a king!

Now that I found out KLM runs $180 RT tickets to Bangkok from Taipei, I’ll probably take frequent trips!

In Taipei

January 22, 2009

After a pretty great flight on EVA Air (recommended), I’ve arrived in Taipei, where it is cold and cloudy.  So far it reminds me of any big american city except without the white people and everything is in Chinese. Tomorrow, I begin my job search. Today, I got a cellphone and did work.

A few observations on the first day:

There are starbucks or coffee shops EVERYWHERE.

The main tourist office is impossible to find. After one hour, two maps, and asking two hotels, I’m determined it does not exist in the train station! lol

There’s few westerners here.

I miss the sun.

I’ll update more later once I have something to write about about Taipei.