Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Monday nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE AFA Seminar! See locations and dates here.


Scam free! Christian Filipina - Meet Asian women with Christian values! Members screened.
Exclusive book offer! 75% off! How to Meet, Date and Marry Your Filipina Wife



View Active Topics       View Your Posts       Latest 100 Topics       FAQ Topics       Switch to Mobile


Aussie ex-pat - new here

Introduce yourself here and let us know who you are.

Moderators: jamesbond, fschmidt

Forum rules
Welcome. If you are new here, please read the Forum Rules.

Aussie ex-pat - new here

Postby Hodysseus » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:24 pm

Hello all
Happy to have found this place. Moved to America from Australia.
I reckon I went the wrong way.
Pining for Asian existence.
Hope to learn much here and contribute where possible.
Cheers
Hodysseus
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:55 pm



Special Offer! FREE 6 Month Membership on ForeignWomen.com! Sign up here.

Find Your Foreign Sweetheart Now! Try our international Dating Sites and Overseas Romance Tours!



Postby zboy1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:22 am

Welcome to the forum, Hodysseus! Why in the heck did you come to the U.S.? Wait...I know the answer: you wanted to get away from Australia? Because, really, what difference is there between Australia and the U.S. nowadays? Same Anglo culture and history, so you have all the same problems in both countries. ...
zboy1
Elite Upper Class Poster
 
Posts: 4537
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:33 am

Postby Hodysseus » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:09 pm

zboy1 wrote:Welcome to the forum, Hodysseus! Why in the heck did you come to the U.S.? Wait...I know the answer: you wanted to get away from Australia? Because, really, what difference is there between Australia and the U.S. nowadays? Same Anglo culture and history, so you have all the same problems in both countries. ...



I backpacked for many years eventually settling in NYC.
I reckon things were better in America 20+ years ago. Business was easier, American women liked me more. But it has changed so much. Most ex-pats I know are now disillusioned with the American dream. And most American men too.
I reckon Australia is a bit worse than USA for PC stuff, but America always does things bigger and better, and well on our way over the cliff...

I "spat the dummy" after divorce. sold everything and moved to Thailand. Loved it.....but I have kid in USA - so returned after a few months.
I would be living in Asia now, not sure how to swing it.
Basically a prisoner....
Hodysseus
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Postby The_Adventurer » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:50 pm

There's no such thing as a prisoner. You only have this one life to play with. It's up to you what is most important for your happiness.
“b***y is so strong that there are dudes willing to blow themselves up for the highly unlikely possibility of b***y in another dimension." -- Joe Rogan
User avatar
The_Adventurer
Experienced Poster
 
Posts: 1384
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:17 pm

Postby Hodysseus » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:22 am

The_Adventurer wrote:There's no such thing as a prisoner. You only have this one life to play with. It's up to you what is most important for your happiness.

true. But sometimes there is.
Nothing better than having children. Nothing worse than having them stolen(or threats of such).
What I want to do is be with my kid - it makes me very happy.
Spending time in places like Bangla rd makes me very happy too.
Wish I could combine the two.

In America passports, drivers licenses, taxi drivers licenses, etc are revoked if in arrears of ex-wife stipend. And eventually actual jail. It surely is actual prison.

My situation is not like that. My ex is far wealthier than I was. So no crippling monthly slavery fees. However, my "prison" is self imposed due to my love/obligation of my kid. And it is not a trivial matter.
If it were, divorce would be much easier for guys. They could simply say "take the kids - I don't care". But they can't. And this is what the crooked and destructive legal system plays on. The actual laws aren't as biased/ruthless as the end result. They use the kids and various harassment techniques to extract more money from the guy, holding the kids hostage. And then take the kids anyway...
And is my unfailing mantra to warn men to not get married. Not be involved in the system of slavery in the first place. Can't get dates? No worries - fly to Asia. Just once. Then decide on how you live...
Melvin Udall: “I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.â€￾
Hodysseus
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Postby The_Adventurer » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:23 pm

You said it yourself. What you WANT to do is be with your kid. You even called your situation self emposed. That's not a prison. That's a choice. Not being able to move abroad is a sacrifice in favor of that choice.

I would choose my kid over partying it up in the Philippines too. That's a choice, and one I am enjoying, rather than a prison.
User avatar
The_Adventurer
Experienced Poster
 
Posts: 1384
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:17 pm

Postby xiongmao » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Just do what I did and live in Bangkok for 6 months. I'm pretty much partied out now. Phew, now that's out of my system. I'd love to find a decent lady and put all my effort into raising a kid or two.
In February 2013 I quit my boring job and now I'm Happier Abroad...
Do YOU want to date beautiful foreign women? Find out which country's women are best for you, and which dating site to look for them on!
Plus, if you like Asian girls, then check out my free Asian dating site.
xiongmao
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2583
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:09 pm
Location: London

Postby Hodysseus » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:25 pm

Bkk - lucky you.
I did a few months. Need another few.
So far from east coast USA .
I may go to Dominican Republic - only 3 hours.
Some are skinny...
Melvin Udall: “I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.â€￾
Hodysseus
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Postby OutWest » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:04 pm

Hodysseus wrote:
The_Adventurer wrote:There's no such thing as a prisoner. You only have this one life to play with. It's up to you what is most important for your happiness.

true. But sometimes there is.
Nothing better than having children. Nothing worse than having them stolen(or threats of such).
What I want to do is be with my kid - it makes me very happy.
Spending time in places like Bangla rd makes me very happy too.
Wish I could combine the two.

In America passports, drivers licenses, taxi drivers licenses, etc are revoked if in arrears of ex-wife stipend. And eventually actual jail. It surely is actual prison.

My situation is not like that. My ex is far wealthier than I was. So no crippling monthly slavery fees. However, my "prison" is self imposed due to my love/obligation of my kid. And it is not a trivial matter.
If it were, divorce would be much easier for guys. They could simply say "take the kids - I don't care". But they can't. And this is what the crooked and destructive legal system plays on. The actual laws aren't as biased/ruthless as the end result. They use the kids and various harassment techniques to extract more money from the guy, holding the kids hostage. And then take the kids anyway...
And is my unfailing mantra to warn men to not get married. Not be involved in the system of slavery in the first place. Can't get dates? No worries - fly to Asia. Just once. Then decide on how you live...


Hat tip to a MAN that takes care of his child...vs the he-bitch "guys" who leave them at the mercy of
their mother.

Mothers have children. CHILDREN HAVE FATHERS.
The sad children who do not have such will grow up to be whiny little bitches...like the "guy" who
spawned them.

How old is your daughter?


Outwest
Mindanao, Philippines
OutWest
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2171
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:09 am
Location: Asia/USA

Postby Hodysseus » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:26 pm

OutWest wrote:
Hodysseus wrote:
The_Adventurer wrote:There's no such thing as a prisoner. You only have this one life to play with. It's up to you what is most important for your happiness.

true. But sometimes there is.
Nothing better than having children. Nothing worse than having them stolen(or threats of such).
What I want to do is be with my kid - it makes me very happy.
Spending time in places like Bangla rd makes me very happy too.
Wish I could combine the two.

In America passports, drivers licenses, taxi drivers licenses, etc are revoked if in arrears of ex-wife stipend. And eventually actual jail. It surely is actual prison.

My situation is not like that. My ex is far wealthier than I was. So no crippling monthly slavery fees. However, my "prison" is self imposed due to my love/obligation of my kid. And it is not a trivial matter.
If it were, divorce would be much easier for guys. They could simply say "take the kids - I don't care". But they can't. And this is what the crooked and destructive legal system plays on. The actual laws aren't as biased/ruthless as the end result. They use the kids and various harassment techniques to extract more money from the guy, holding the kids hostage. And then take the kids anyway...
And is my unfailing mantra to warn men to not get married. Not be involved in the system of slavery in the first place. Can't get dates? No worries - fly to Asia. Just once. Then decide on how you live...


Hat tip to a MAN that takes care of his child...vs the he-bitch "guys" who leave them at the mercy of
their mother.

Mothers have children. CHILDREN HAVE FATHERS.
The sad children who do not have such will grow up to be whiny little bitches...like the "guy" who
spawned them.

How old is your daughter?


Outwest
Mindanao, Philippines


Thanks, my daughter is 10.
I just paid to fly to her city to see her winter concert this week. Was vacillating for a few days. Mostly about the money.
But she needs it more than me.
Polishing my anti-feminist armor now to deal with the other mothers.
cheers
Melvin Udall: “I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.â€￾
Hodysseus
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Postby MarkDY » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:18 am

Hodysseus, Latin America is in your back yard. You can always go there to met some great Latinas. I just got back from Medellin.
I was in Australia in 2004. I had a great time, everyone was friendly
MarkDY
Freshman Poster
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:22 am
Location: Annapolis

Postby magnum » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:50 am

Welcome, I hope this site helps and enriches your outlook, just read some of the information with a grain of salt and you'll be great.


And yes, you went the wrong way haha, but once you go the right way, you'll know it was always the only way.
magnum
Junior Poster
 
Posts: 555
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:43 pm


Return to Introduce Yourself

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests