Introduce Yourself

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything, whether it relates to Cambodia or not. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
Echobeach
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Echobeach » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:32 pm

Hello , I am a 53 year old photographer living in Manchester UK .

I am well travelled and concentrated on my photography and journeys, but now, back in the 'real' world is finding that recruiters are wary of employing me despite having a business degree and 25 years experience as a retail manager . I took 8 years out to 'explore' and finds myself in the position of owning my home , no rent , no mortgage but is in danger of not being able to afford my bills and being trapped in my lovely home !

I loved South East Asia and my time in Cambodia and is considering permanently renting out or selling my home and going on a NEW JOURNEY .

I have a lot of reading to do ,and has to figure out if I can make any income form renting, or selling my home last my days, or can i make a living as a photographer in S/E Asia .

I have lots to ponder and has lots of questions .
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StroppyChops
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby StroppyChops » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:20 pm

Echobeach wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:32 pm
Hello , I am a 53 year old photographer living in Manchester UK .

I am well travelled and concentrated on my photography and journeys and thus now back in the 'real' world find no recruiters want to employ me despite having a business degree and 25 years experience as a retail manager . I took 8 years out to 'explore' and finds myself in the position of owning my home , no rent , no mortgage but is in danger of not being able to afford my bills and being trapped in my lovely home !

Loves South East Asia and loved my time in Cambodia and is considering permanently renting out or selling my home and going on a NEW JOURNEY .

Has a lot of reading to do here . Has to figure out if my income form renting or selling my home is enough to last my days or can i make a living as a photographer in S/E Asia .

Lots to ponder
Haves a business degree yet struggles to correctly use possessives and third person. Has a serious suspicious.

Edit: Or OP is Smeagol.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Username Taken » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:28 pm

"loved my time in Cambodia"

I'm sure you realize that visiting a place and living in a place are not the same thing.

Rent out the house for 6 months, come over here for that 6 months on a reconnaissance mission.

Richard will be along shortly to clue you in on the photography side of things. :thumb:
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Echobeach
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Echobeach » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:20 pm
Echobeach wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:32 pm
Hello , I am a 53 year old photographer living in Manchester UK .

I am well travelled and concentrated on my photography and journeys and thus now back in the 'real' world find no recruiters want to employ me despite having a business degree and 25 years experience as a retail manager . I took 8 years out to 'explore' and finds myself in the position of owning my home , no rent , no mortgage but is in danger of not being able to afford my bills and being trapped in my lovely home !

Loves South East Asia and loved my time in Cambodia and is considering permanently renting out or selling my home and going on a NEW JOURNEY .

Has a lot of reading to do here . Has to figure out if my income form renting or selling my home is enough to last my days or can i make a living as a photographer in S/E Asia .

Lots to ponder
Haves a business degree yet struggles to correctly use possessives and third person. Has a serious suspicious.

Edit: Or OP is Smeagol.
I have a very bad habit of typing quickly and using third person . I should slow down and think before typing . At least I don't write in text , but yes I did gain a degree 32 years ago but needs to refresh my knowledge of correct grammar . Thanks for pointing that out .
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frank lee bent
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby frank lee bent » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:55 pm

welcome. the place is infested with grammer and speling nazis
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StroppyChops
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby StroppyChops » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:02 pm

Echobeach wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:54 pm
StroppyChops wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:20 pm
Echobeach wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:32 pm
Hello , I am a 53 year old photographer living in Manchester UK .

I am well travelled and concentrated on my photography and journeys and thus now back in the 'real' world find no recruiters want to employ me despite having a business degree and 25 years experience as a retail manager . I took 8 years out to 'explore' and finds myself in the position of owning my home , no rent , no mortgage but is in danger of not being able to afford my bills and being trapped in my lovely home !

Loves South East Asia and loved my time in Cambodia and is considering permanently renting out or selling my home and going on a NEW JOURNEY .

Has a lot of reading to do here . Has to figure out if my income form renting or selling my home is enough to last my days or can i make a living as a photographer in S/E Asia .

Lots to ponder
Haves a business degree yet struggles to correctly use possessives and third person. Has a serious suspicious.

Edit: Or OP is Smeagol.
I have a very bad habit of typing quickly and using third person . I should slow down and think before typing . At least I don't write in text , but yes I did gain a degree 32 years ago but needs to refresh my knowledge of correct grammar . Thanks for pointing that out .
It's okay, I are a English teacher.
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frank lee bent
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby frank lee bent » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:11 pm

i no you is to. i seen ya,
you are ranning a school i think
you ran it good to
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:11 pm

frank lee bent wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:11 pm
i no you is to. i seen ya,
you are ranning a school i think
you ran it good to
hes a Bogan.....Nuff Said!!
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Cowshed Cowboy » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:41 pm

Any particular favourite photography locations in S/E Asia during your travelsEcho Beach ? I'm trying to learn photography skills pretty much from scratch as my main retirement hobby.

Echobeach wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:32 pm
Hello , I am a 53 year old photographer living in Manchester UK .

I am well travelled and concentrated on my photography and journeys, but now, back in the 'real' world is finding that recruiters are wary of employing me despite having a business degree and 25 years experience as a retail manager . I took 8 years out to 'explore' and finds myself in the position of owning my home , no rent , no mortgage but is in danger of not being able to afford my bills and being trapped in my lovely home !

I loved South East Asia and my time in Cambodia and is considering permanently renting out or selling my home and going on a NEW JOURNEY .

I have a lot of reading to do ,and has to figure out if I can make any income form renting, or selling my home last my days, or can i make a living as a photographer in S/E Asia .

I have lots to ponder and has lots of questions .
Never trust a man who when left alone with a tea cosey, doesn't try it on.
Echobeach
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Echobeach » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:38 pm

I love photographing people, and South Eastern Asia is ideal as so much life takes place outdoors , unlike here in the UK , where everyone is hiding behind net curtains .

People differ though , and i found people in Vietnam to be quite aggressive in asking for money , whereas Cambodians seemed very laid back and relaxed .

Angkor Wat is just superb though .

I face some difficult decisions because of my previous travels , and would love to be able to take photographs for a living , but it's a crowded market . If I cannot gain employment here in the UK I may make the decision to rent out my home and go travelling again . Good luck with your plans .


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