Living In Bangkok – DD2

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International Flight

dom_dumais01Dom's PassportWhat it was like flying internationally for the first time.  Dom flew Baltimore/Washington International to JFK International to Ted Stevens Anchorage International to Taoyuan, Taiwan International, Don Mueang, Bangkok International, and how long it took to get to Bangkok.  He goes on to talk about going through immigration and customs to get to Tracy and what it was like to see Tracy for the first time.

 

Language, Food and Getting Around Bangkok

What his first meal was like and how hot it was (hotter than anything he had ever had).  He and Tracy go and buy a stereo.  Dom goes out and buys a TV and has some keys cut.  Dom talks about the trouble he has getting a taxi to take him home because of the language barrier.  Some of the modes of public transportation in Bangkok are taxis, BTS, MRT, motorcycle taxis, tuk tuks and songthaews.

 

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Shopping Centers, Markets and Getting Conned

Some of the places to do some shopping in Bangkok are Siam Discovery, Siam Center, Central World, MBK, and Central Chidlom.  Dom also talks about the time he was conned, and how he felt about it at the time.

 

Some of the markets that you can go to in Bangkok are the Night Bazaar, Khaosan Road and Chatuchak Weekend Market.

 

CELTA and Teaching

After a short time, Dom gets on a Certified English Language Teacher to Adults (CELTA) and talks about what it was like for him and how he fell in love with teaching.  Once he finishes his course, he starts teaching a general English course.  He eventually does the Certified English Language Teacher to Young Learners (CELTYL).  He also does a young learner course and starts teaching teens, and eventually starts teaching in a school.  He also teaches business English classes for two different companies, one of which sends him quite far out of Bangkok.

 

Eventually, Dom becomes a manager for the main company that he works for, hiring teachers and putting them into schools.  He talks about his troubles hiring teachers and what it was like for him putting teachers into schools and managing those teachers.

 

In the end, Dom decides he doesn’t want to do this job any more, and finds another job as a kindergarten teacher, which he does for about a month before moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

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Getting To Know Me – DD1

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Introduction

Dom Dumais introduces himself.

Growing Up

Back of Morris Bye SchoolTalks about the places he lived in Minnesota, moving to Coon Rapids and going to school at Morris Bye elementary school, Coon Rapids Junior High (Middle School), Fred Moore Junior High (Middle School), Anoka High School and Hudson High School.

Also talks a little bit about playing hockey, soccer (football), pro wrestling and martial arts, and talks about his friends in Coon Rapids and Anoka and in wrestling, and a little bit about what it was like when he moved to Hudson, Wisconsin.

Adult Hood

Joining the U.S. Navy and why.  A little about being in Great Lakes, IL, Groton, CT, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA and touches a bit about his friend in The Crew and Navy schooling in CT.

Talks very briefly about his time after the Navy in Pennsylvania and meeting Tracy on line.

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  • Music - Ex-Junkie Meets Junkie by ©LoveSupine. Check out their music. A lot of great stuff.
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