Lifestyle: Why do I live in Asia? (Picture Post)

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“The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado



“Why did you move to Asia, G?”
 
I often get asked why I moved to South East Asia to live.
 
Isn’t it third world there?” people often ask.
 
Isn’t it dangerous and corrupt?”
 
Isn’t it ruthless like the jungle?” one person asked.

 

 
Well yeah, it’s all of those things, but it’s also bloody awesome!

 

 

Instead of rambling on about how awesome it is to live here, I’ve decided to show you. They say a picture says a thousand words, so I’ll let you be the judge of what life in Asia is like by the following picture post.

 

 
 
A day in the life of G-Freedom.

 

 
 
 
 

 

When I’m off work I spend most of my time with Mrs. Freedom. She’s a foxy little woman and she loves to have fun, like me….

 

 
 
 
I like to visit tropical islands and adventure, High powered motors are best. When the land gets boring there’s always….

 

 
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The ocean, which is full of tropical fish, coral reef and dotted with little private islands and hidden caves and coves.
 

 

 
The pace of life here can be a little slow, which can be frustrating if you’re always moving at 100mph. You have to learn to relax and enjoy life.

 

 
 
 

 

 
Which is actually pretty easy when you can chill out with a cocktail somewhere like this…

 

 
 
Or this, in Bali…

 

 
 
 
Or this, in The Philippines….

 

 
 
 
 
Eating out is not expensive. A steak dinner like this will cost around $15 a head in a top restaurant…including service!

 

 
 
Keeping in touch with loved ones back home is easy, thanks to Skype and communications the world today is as small as you chose to make it. I find I have a much BETTER connection with everyone since moving abroad, since we have more to talk about…
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
If you like sunsets you are in for a treat! (That’s Mrs. Freedom up top).

 

 
 
 
If you prefer simple and natural, that’s always an option. These rooms cost $1 per night in Pai, Northern Thailand. If you wanted to take a year out and write that book, this would be the place…

 

 
 
Life is Asia is pretty great! It isn’t perfect by any means, but I for one won’t be leaving any time soon. Why would I go back to working 9-5 and barely making rent, when I can have all this and more?

 

 
 If you have any intentions of moving East and want to know the ins and outs, ask and you shall receive.

 

 
You can live your dream. You just have to take the first step and make it happen. If I can do it, so can you.

 

 
As always,
 
Desire. Decide. Persist.

 

G-Freedom 
 
 

22 Comments

  1. Hey gavin, i posted a comment yesterday in this specific article but now i can't see it so i am commenting again because i had a question for you.
    First of all i would like to mention that i like your blog and i am sure you can improve it a lot and make it really great. Regarding to the topic leaving in asia seems kind extraordinary for many people considering the fact they think it sucks. But you present it pretty awesome and interesting.
    About my question,i have read that you work in Oil and Gas Platforms. Do you have any degree or college education in chemistry or something like that?

    yours Damian

  2. Hey gavin, i posted a comment yesterday in this specific article but now i can't see it so i am commenting again because i had a question for you.
    First of all i would like to mention that i like your blog and i am sure you can improve it a lot and make it really great. Regarding to the topic leaving in asia seems kind extraordinary for many people considering the fact they think it sucks. But you present it pretty awesome and interesting.
    About my question,i have read that you work in Oil and Gas Platforms. Do you have any degree or college education in chemistry or something like that?

    yours Damian

  3. Hi Damian,

    Living in Asia is overall awesome, from my point of view. If you live in a big city there will be challenges like traffic, pollution etc, but these are all a small price to pay.

    With regards oil and gas, no I do not have a college degree. I got into the game through friends and contacts, but if you want to get in yourself I recommend getting some qualifications in the field. It doesn't even have to be a full college diploma, but something technical related to the field.

  4. Hi Damian,

    Living in Asia is overall awesome, from my point of view. If you live in a big city there will be challenges like traffic, pollution etc, but these are all a small price to pay.

    With regards oil and gas, no I do not have a college degree. I got into the game through friends and contacts, but if you want to get in yourself I recommend getting some qualifications in the field. It doesn't even have to be a full college diploma, but something technical related to the field.

  5. Bro are there many jobs in Australia just like in Canada? What part of Australia are you working in? How does one apply for a job there if you have a degree and little experience?

  6. Bro are there many jobs in Australia just like in Canada? What part of Australia are you working in? How does one apply for a job there if you have a degree and little experience?

  7. What business are you involved in?

    Aussie really needs tradesmen of all varieties. It really depends what you do. I work in Western Aus, fly in fly out from Indonesia.

  8. What business are you involved in?

    Aussie really needs tradesmen of all varieties. It really depends what you do. I work in Western Aus, fly in fly out from Indonesia.

  9. Hi this question may have been posted but how did you go about getting a job there? Living in the US when I looked at job websites in Asia all of them asked “are you authorized to work here?” Did you get a work permit from an embassy first, apply with a company first, or just move there and then went job hunting? Thanks for any insight.

  10. Hi this question may have been posted but how did you go about getting a job there? Living in the US when I looked at job websites in Asia all of them asked “are you authorized to work here?” Did you get a work permit from an embassy first, apply with a company first, or just move there and then went job hunting? Thanks for any insight.

  11. Way back when I first moved here I got a job on TEFL.com as an English teacher. The company took care of all the paperwork, I just showed up.

    After that it was easy enough to make contacts and then go from there.

  12. Way back when I first moved here I got a job on TEFL.com as an English teacher. The company took care of all the paperwork, I just showed up.

    After that it was easy enough to make contacts and then go from there.

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