posted Holiday Events & Expat Gatherings in Korea
on the Korea forum on December 04, 2013:
ok here is the thing, im 26, I have always wanted to live in asia and I was thinking about moving to either korea, japan, thailand, my biggest dream is to open un a restaurant in one of those places, offering fusion food from the countries I've been in, for that I have been saving...I work as a model and I make good money for that but I still need like 2 more years of saving...THE THING IS that recently I've been diagnosed with a weird degenerative disease and the doctors give me 2 to 5 years tops, I have passed my denial phase and now if its 2 or 5 I just want to make most of them, and I will love to spend my life in an asian country for good last years of my life, I wanted to get there as business person with money saved and all but now I can't think of spending my last days modeling where I live...I have visited practically all asia but never lived in so I am asking people who has if they can give me any advice on what I can do with the skills I have.
I do not have a bachelors degree but I have educated myself in other ways , so my skills...
Im a profesional model with years of experience this have gave me great time to study LOTS of stuff I like but not enough time for a career.
I speak fluently english, spanish, french
I speak intermediate Thai, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese
LANGUAGES ARE A PASSION OF MINE
I love to cook and I am great at it
I have worked on TV
I learned in schools all over the world several massage therapy techniques and I practice them professionally, like, Thai Massage, Swedish massage, acupressure, reflexology etc
I am a great dog trainer as I studied some dog psychology
I have studied some courses on nutrition and fitness training and I practice it sometimes I used to have a free boot camp training everyone who wanted to feel better but didn't had enough money to pay one I did this for free for a year.
I also work in event planning sometimes organizing everything...
I've always do everything I can as much as I can so I know a lot of stuff but nothing with a physical degree...
SO DO ANYONE THINK IS THERE ANY CHANCE FOR ME TO GET A JOB IN ONE OF THIS COUNTRIES, WHICH JOB?
Please help, I need real answers, my friends tell me that I am more than pretty enough marry a rich Asian dude and fulfill my dream, but I have never been that kind of woman and I want to do it on my own like I have done since I was 15 when I started working so please do not answer like that, real answers please...
thank you all for reading and for your responses!
I live on Jeju Island in South Korea. I am so sorry to hear of your prognosis. Let me say that medical care on this island, should you need it is not the best. Also there are no real places for fitness and nutrition is difficult. Pesticides used on most vegetables and they never heard of low fat and put sugar in everything. They could use a restaurant that is not Korean! It's a tourist island so your event planning could be useful too I would think, especially since you speak some Korean. A good massage person would do well do I'd think. It's hard to say which would be best. There are a million restaurants but not a fusion restaurant that I know of. My biggest concern about you moving here would be medical care if you needed it. Thailand (Bangkok) would be a good place for that and it's a beautiful country as you know. With all your skills I think you will be successful in whatever you choose. Sorry I can't be more specific! I will keep you in my prayers.
replied to the thread Pet Friendly Apartment in Korea
on the Korea forum:
My sister recently moved to Seoul for a job and had her dog shipped to her this week. Her apartment is not pet friendly and she is looking to find an apartment that will allow her to have her dog. He is around 60lbs. She works for Seoul International University and would like a place not to far away. Any help would really be appreciated. She does not speak Korean so it is hard for her to search for places. Thanks
i have many houses in shinchon ewha hongdae area at a fair price. 300,000won-500,000won for a room and for 3bedroom house 1100,000won
plz email me email@example.com for more info. i don't log in this website often so better email me with your moving in date and staying period. thanks
replied to the thread Should I stay or should I go?
on the Korea forum:
Hi,so my husband is Korean and wants me to move to Korea this December. A little background info is I lived in Korea for 6 years previously and we got married and everything was fine. Then I got pregnant and just shortly before I was going to give birth my husband pretty much begged me to immigrate to Canada. So when I was 35 1/2 weeks pregnant we flew to Canada together and he waited on his permanent resident status while we had the baby. While waiting he had a work visa and a job and made some friends. However he could not work in his field without Canadian qualifications so our plan was for him to go back to school once his permanent resident status. While waiting, he became depressed and really changed. he was often quite nasty to me. I had experience living in another country to I tried my best and did everything I could to make him more happy. I cooked him Korean food everyday, I even learned how to make kimchi and our house was never without it. he completely changed, and refused to do anything about it. i suggested to go to couples therapy and everything but he would not go. with how he acted and everything he said he made it seem like everything was my fault and that he hated me and that he didnt want his future with me. one day he would profess his love for me, the next day he wouldnt talk to me. he really was hot and cold. anyway long story short, once he got his permanent resident papers, he went to visit his family and his family convinced him to stay in Korea. yup i was a little pissed about that to say the least. anyway he calls everyday and we use kakao talk to keep in touch throughout the day as well and he wants me and our daughter to join him. he always says how much better things are going to be and for me to hurry up and get to korea. however the closer it gets to the time i am supposed to go, the more torn i feel. i have no idea what to do. if i get there and everything is back to the way it was and we are happy again it would be great, but what if i get there and he continues this abuse? i feel i owe it to our relationship to try everything and see if we can make it work. but i cant shake this feeling that i am making a HUGE mistake. i cant just think of myself in this situation, i have to consider my daughter as well. would you move to korea for your spouse? do you think this would be a good idea or not? adice would be much appreciated. :)
I say go with your gut feeling and don't move. It's not just about a place but about your relationship which doesn't sound good. I don't think living in a place you don't like is a reason for abuse. You know in Korea abuse is no big deal and other people don't get involved. It's accepted. Don't go.
I wouldn't go. In Korea the man is king. It could be a ploy for you to come with your daughter and then he takes her away from you. Just like the dramas. In Korea he has support of his family. Who do you have? Think long and hard.