Q1. Where did you move to and when?
I moved to Japan in 2004 and taught there for nine months and then went to China. I'm still here six years later.
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
One year in Ratchaburi
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
I really missed Japan. I spent three years there before teaching in Thailand.
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
I save a lot more money. I have long, paid holidays. And I have a lot of freedom regarding curriculum. I taught at a university in Thailand and also teach at one in China. I'm treated very well here in China. I only have classes four days a week.
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
The food, my former students and my former colleagues.
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
I'd advise them to come to China. There are a lot of opportunities here. And the visa process is much simpler.
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
For a holiday, but my wife is from the Philippines so I'll spend most of my holidays there from now on.