Hi, I'm take393... You see, today's theme is a bit unusual. That is to say, ' How to make a living in oversea', but I'm afraid I can't come up with the idea in the first place. Instead, I'd like to refer to my planning for the future.
Well, actually...I've once lived abroad when I was a teenager. I guess maybe I've already mentioned about it before.
I was staying in New York City along with my family for about 3 years, which was from 1976 to 1979.
During that period in New York City, I was a grade school student, and I used to play around, after school. Like playing base ball, basket ball with my friend, or some other stuff. And it was really fun.
After I came back to Japan, I've taken trips to China, Hong kong, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. I've been traveled those countries alone. During traveling these countries, I've had a lot of troubles, 'cause...you know, I've got a lot of troubles with my English. Here's a story...
While traveling Hong kong with my friend in December 2000, we were heading for the international airport to catch the return flight, when the taxicab took us over to the place and we got out, he asked us an outrageous fair. To put it more specific, he was just going out of the way, taking advantage of asking a lot of money to those whom were stranger to Hong Kong. So...we were at the mercy of what he was saying, and he ripped us off after all.
This experience motivated me to brush up on my English when I came back to Japan, and it motivated me to take further steps to study broad range of English.
But I guess it's still inadequate for me to conduct when it comes to talking or discussing social realms.
Sorry, I just went off on a tangent for awhile... what I'm trying to say is, the more I could conduct English, the more I could get the chance to use it in public inside or outside of the country, especially where English is only available in society.
But also Japanese is becoming popular these days, and internatinal society requires bilinguals as well.
In fact, I tentatively started teaching Japanese to an American who was a newcomer to Japan, but I must admit it's really hard task for me to teach Japanese to someone in English.
But once I've gone all the way through during this period of teaching, I guess my English would become a bit closer to what the native speakers require non native speakers who wish to conduct English in the business world.
Needless to say, you've got to look into the country itself inside out, before you start to make a living. This also requires to find out some information about it's various aspects... like it's history, economy, politics, law...etc.
If I could save up enough money, and 'the time has come'...I would like to stay in the suburbs of Bali Indonesia.
Although it's just an ideal, I wish it would come to reality in my age of late 40's, or early 50's.
Alright, bye for now !