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Drake_1976
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Joined: November 16th, 2014, 11:34 am
Location: Kuwait

What's going on

Post by Drake_1976 » November 16th, 2014, 11:54 am

New guy here, but have been lurking for a while. Been living overseas (Kuwait) for approximately 14 years. Originally from the U.S. Have no desire to return to the U.S. except to visit my mom. Hopefully I will be able to remain overseas for the rest of my life.

Have been married to a Filipina, but now separated. I was young and dumb when I married her, but won't make that mistake again. Have 2 wonderful sons and wouldn't trade them for anything in this world.

I enjoy traveling to the Philippines and really enjoy my time there. I haven't been to A/C, but have spent a little time, typically 1 night, in Makati prior to departing back to Kuwait.

That's all for now. You all take it easy

Ghost
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Re: What's going on

Post by Ghost » November 16th, 2014, 11:19 pm

It's very easy to get burned by filipinas. Sorry to hear it. Kuwait's not a place we hear much about. So what made you want to stay there for so long?

Drake_1976
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Joined: November 16th, 2014, 11:34 am
Location: Kuwait

Re: What's going on

Post by Drake_1976 » November 17th, 2014, 4:14 am

Yeah, there are some real gems out there. Lol. But you live and you learn

I love my job, plus I enjoy the tax free benefits. Kuwait isn't too bad, as long as you don't have to deal with the locals very often.

Ghost
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Re: What's going on

Post by Ghost » November 17th, 2014, 8:46 am

What kind of work do you do then? It doesn't exactly sound like a good life if you don't like interacting with the locals. My guess then is your work involves working on some military base.

Drake_1976
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Joined: November 16th, 2014, 11:34 am
Location: Kuwait

Re: What's going on

Post by Drake_1976 » November 17th, 2014, 9:09 am

I'm a contractor. I generally only have 1 day off a week, so I don't mingle amongst the locals all to much. I use too since my sons were born here, because I had to deal with the local ministries for residencies and stuff like that. But since my sons are no longer here I don't have that requirement any longer.

I do enjoy interacting with other expats, with whom I have quite a bit of interaction with while at work.

I don't mind my life at the moment, as long as I can pop out of country every now and again to cut loose.

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