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  1. Hey all, In Singapore now. Got bogged down with uni and haven't been on here for ages. Can someone email/PM me Spook's website or contacts? Cheers.
  2. I have finally packed an earthquake bag and photocopied all my important docs.
  3. Originally Posted By: Mamabear After years of study and research even those who are experts on the area separate intellegence into various area's of intellegence, a person who is very academically inellengent can be seriously lacking in social intellegence. I know Mamabear. Been thinking about it a lot recently with my uni work. That's why I asked. Thanks Jynxx. Do you mean something like "gut instinct" for feeling intelligence? Like your friend example, knowing your limitations and the ability to reflect are parts of intelligence. I think intelligence/stupidity for the purposes
  4. I predict a church-boy v's gay-rocker final.
  5. BA offering flights to the UK at the mo for 35,000 (with surcharges and taxes of 50,000).
  6. Originally Posted By: bobby12 "plus they will credit you with pension "years" from when you were 20 until you changed to a PR, meaning that you don't actually need to work the min of 25 years to be eligible to receive a gov pension when you retire." - If so, that is massive and I would be stunned if it is true. I got the info from http://www.generalunion.org/ They don't credit you with money only with years. In order to qualify to receive a pension you have to have been paying into the scheme for a min of 25 years. But if for example you got PR at 35 years old and paid in until you w
  7. The basic rule is you have to have been 10 years on a working visa or 5 years on a spouse one. Sometimes if you have made a "special contribution" to Japan you can qualify earlier. I will be 10 years on a working one next year. I didn't change to a spouse visa when I got married. (You need to be on the same type of visa for consecutive years to qualify - If you were nine years on a working one, then married and had 3 years on a spouse visa you would still need to wait until you had 5 years on the spouse visa) As far as I can work out the advantages are those that snowdude cites, p
  8. You become liable for tax on income earned outside Japan. Does anyone know any others? I will be eligible next year and am trying to work out if it is the best option.
  9. Why not just tell kids the truth in a way they understand? "That man likes dressing up in ladies clothes." Lots of kids like playing dressing up games so it would be a simple explanation they could relate to. There are plenty of more serious things I hope my two year old will not have to see until he is older. Him seeing a tranny wouldn't worry me.
  10. Sorry to hear that PP. Hope you manage to work something out.
  11. "Dad, why is mum making strange faces behind you. Dad, I'm a bit worried about mum. Dad..."
  12. Originally Posted By: Go Native There's no monetary figure that could get me to live in Tokyo. Everyone has a price. Not even if you earned enough to live in place the size you wanted with a helipad & private helicopter to get you out whenever you felt like?!
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