Welcome Jonathan - free advice, don't plan to distribute THROUGH Cambodia as the corruption vultures will strip your bones. I have friends who are based here, but export from nearby countries to market countries, with travel and without issue.Jonathan1975 wrote: ↑Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:36 pm Hi CEO members,
Name's Jonathan and from the states (please forgive me, I didn't vote for Trump)...
Wife and I are most likely moving to PP for a few years at the beginning of the year.
We operate a manufacturing and distribution business that sources from Chinese and Indian suppliers and thought Cambodia might be a good central point as we enjoy living abroad and need to be closer to our suppliers. Was in South Korea for five years as well.
I'm 42 but my wife says I have the mental capacity of a 12-year old (apologies to 12-year olds), the vocabulary of a sailor and a not so much a drinking problem, but the quitting that is the hardest.
Hoping everyone is enjoying life in Cambodia.
my name is Franky. I am living in the Kampong Chhnang Province and I am working as a teacher trainer for a Swiss NGO. Since the beginning of September I am here. I have been to PP a couple of times now. Visited the markets and had a few drinks.
Every other weekend I will be in town. As I love to play pool billiard and like to watch a game of footie or rugby I have been to the Score bar a couple of times. But I am open to learn new places. So if anyone is interested in a game of pool once in a while, lemme know.
Looking forward to meeting good people.
Do you like snatch?
yes.. Franky and I are the real deal..
I've been living in Siem Reap for almost 3 years working in the travel industry.
I'm from the UK but for the the time being Cambodia is where I call home. Nice to meet you all.
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Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks
I'm a heavy diesel truck mechanic over here in Seattle. I'm in my early 50's but I'm lucky to be quite healthy still. I'm also single, with no baggage and nothing to hold me here in the states. As a young man I saw a shocking number of my friends and fellow mechanics kicked out of their families and totally butt raped by their wives using the family court system. One of them was even jailed when he cheated on his (no sex for 2 years) wife. She was so enraged that she called in a false accusation on him. She recanted the accusation 4 hours later when she cooled off but the damage was done. The accusation was so vile that they refused to let him go and kept him jailed for 3 months before letting him out (with the label of registered sex offender for the rest of his life). My friends and I visited him a few times in jail and I've never seen anyone that miserable in my life (not even during my army years). This was the straw that broke the camel's back for me and I realized I could never marry, not in this toxic man hating feminist dystopia. If I went through half of what that guy endured I would certainly have taken my own life. All it took to destroy his life was one phone call from his wife, to the police. They hauled him off to jail and he lost everything, his home, his family and his kid. That's reality here in the states. If you're a man who's married, nothing in that family is ever really yours. It can all be taken from you with one angry phone call to the police. This can only mean that the "family" and any kids you have belong only to the woman, not you. So why should I invest my life into building a family that I can never really be part of? So I opted out. I made that decision 20 years ago, back in the spring of 1997. It was the hardest decision of my life. The collapsing marriage rate and birth rate, causing the demographic winter, in the west is a reaction to these realities. Don't blame me for this. I'm just the messenger.
It's not all bad though. Without the drag factor of supporting a wife, her kids, and her divorce lawyer, I did pretty well for myself. Not rich by any means but wealthy enough to retire 13 years early if I move to a low cost country like Cambodia. I can't retire here in the states because medical would kill me. The crazy, over priced, government forced medical insurance (with a 10k deductible) would cost me over 700usd a month, and one serious illness would probably wipe me out financially due to the crazy high costs that the insurance wouldn't cover. Expats however are excused from Obamacare and the medical is vastly cheaper in that part of the world, so that's another reason to create a new life for myself over there. I should be able to draw a comfortable budget for myself until I'm around 100. And of course I'll add a few safeguards against duress that will make me useless to kidnappers, just in case that sort of thing happens there.
In Seattle, expenses here are high. I pay 300 dollars a month for property tax on my paid off house, $150 usd for cable and internet, 600 a year for liability insurance on my car and pickup truck, 38 a month for my cell phone service, 150 or so for power, 300 or so for groceries, and a breakfast at a local diner costs about 25 dollars including tip. And of course I could add another 700 to that for medical insurance if I retired here. Of course I'm something of a minimalist so I generally only spend about 35% of my take home pay. Most of my fellow mechanics though, spend almost their entire income every month.
First thing I'm going to do is take a vacation there, then if I like it I'll come back, quit my job and return for 6 months. If I still like it I'll go back home, sell my belongings, guns, ammo, precious metals, cars, my tools, house, and GTFO of here. Once there I plan to spend the first year to pickup the language. I'm not a party guy, I don't like drinking. Just give me a quiet peaceful life and I'm happy. During my first year I'm going to want a patio garden and I'll see if I can get a D&D group together. Then once I have enough of the language I'll move farther out so I can indulge my gardening fetish and do some Permaculture. Good times!
Most likely not going to be very active, with only a few comments here and there. Move on