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Old 8th May 2010, 05:36 PM
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Old 8th May 2010, 06:51 PM
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Expat for about 20 years, have lived in about 12 countries, currently in Qatar, not one of the better places to be in, hoping to get back to Asia, preferably Thailand asap.

I paint, read, garden and shop (Well, I AM a woman ).

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Old 8th May 2010, 08:00 PM
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Not a native Texan, but I got there as quickly as I could I am a military brat who had to move around a great deal throughout my youth. Diverse background, large family that incorporates a number of nationalities and 'races'. I am an early 30 something who ended up single after over eight years in what I thought was forever and decided a change was in order. After shadowing a doctor in my fourth year, I decided medical school wasnt going to be for me and now want to continue my education in aquatic biology. I find myself in a foreign land paying off school loans and setting myself up for my masters when I go home. I choose the UAE from the others as even though I make less here then most other jobs I could have chosen, I heard great things about Dubai and thought it would be enjoyable. I am not in love with the place, putting it mildly. I lived in Germany for four years during my teenage years and LOVED that. Looking forward to going home and never leaving the cocoon of the USA except for short vacations.

At home, I am a dog person (St Bernards - rescue, showing, obedience, competition), love golfing, active in the marine aquarium/society (started one here in the UAE as nothing like it was available), but the most defining thing about me is that I am a biker. Participate in charities and foundations that revolve around the motorcycle community.




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Originally a South Londoner (pronounced soufff ) but lived in Australia for nearly 3 years and recently became an Aussie citizen. My Mum is English and my Dad is Jamaican and I married an Irishman and we have many other nationalities in the family through cousins etc. Most people think of us as the United Nations (although we tend to argue less ).

Originally I was an electroencephalography technician (measuring people's electrical brain waves) and you can imagine how exciting that was to talk about at parties. It took me a lot of practice just to able to say and write it! So of course I moved in IT (even less popular at parties) and have been programming for about 20 years now and am moving away from it. I'm also a life coach, design websites and provide education on personal finance (but I'm not an advisor!).

In my 'spare time' I'm a property investor, landlord, share option trader and always looking out for other investments that offer a good return.

As for organisations I'm a Rotarian and I am involved with charitable work through that (I'm off to a remote Fiji village soon to help build an school ablution block and will not have any outside access like the internet for 2 weeks ) and I'm a Board member of a local Women in Business network.

To unwind I do belly dancing and bollywood dancing and I love reading science fiction books (big Star Wars and Discworld fan). Sometimes I try to pretend that I'm not a geekette

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I'm from sussex, England. 2nd Marriage, five children, the two youngest, daughter 13 and son 15 are living with me in Spain, the older ones, three daughters are grown up working and living in the UK. My husband commutes to the UK where he owns a multi media installation company and hifi shop. I'd like to work here but my language skills and the lack of work here prevent me. In the UK I was a nurse prescriber, I also helped to run the local out of hours doctors service! I used to sing in my husbands band in my spare time in England, but I've probably done them a favour moving to Spain!!!!!!!

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Originally from Mumbai, India; I've been in Dubai for almost 11 years now. Moved here in 1999 for a more comfortable life and hope to be able to move on to a more stable place within the next few years. I'm 32, recently divorced and have an adorable (boisterous) 2 and a half year old son who will be starting school this September. I work for a multinational hospitality company heading PR and Events for the Middle East and Africa region. I love to sing (try to sing!), dance, travel and pretty much enjoy life and everything it has to offer.

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I'm 37, an English teacher and have been in Dubai for 9 months (and am enjoying it so far). Have lived in most parts of Britain, most recently London, but don't tend to stay anywhere longer than 3 years. Studied at Swansea, Lancaster, Texas and London Universities, became a teacher after trying numerous other jobs (agriculture, catering, banking, advertising) and realising that I was no good at any of them. I come from a family of teachers on both sides. Married for nearly 2 years now and Mrs. S is still by far the best thing in my life. Like reading, writing and playing guitar. And drinking. The latter possibly a little too much. Have travelled a lot, most recently Nepal. Am going to India for a month soon and am very excited about that. Hope to move on to somewhere in SE Asia after Dubai, most likely Vietnam but maybe China.

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Old 10th May 2010, 06:34 AM
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Spent my first 41 years in the US, but after an 11 month stint in the UK, decided I'd try my luck in Europe actually using the languages I spent all that time learning back when. Spent nearly three years in Germany and now just passed the 15 year mark here in France, where I guess I'll stay.

An accountant by trade, I'm now chief paper pusher for the computer services company DH (French) and I run out of our home. In our "spare time" we have a big vegetable garden, a couple of donkeys, a couple of cats and a big aquarium stocked with fish and snails. DH is a ham radio operator and I am considered one of the "actives" in our local AVF (a welcome group for newcomers to the area). Had a rather tough first few years here in France and am hoping to help others avoid what I went through. But something worked, as I took French nationality a few years ago.
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I'm 21 been in Dubai for 2 years, started in London.

Only here for money - want to do my Private Pilots License and my ski instructor course after that I will move to Mauritius or Thailand.

Apart from Skiing and Flying I have taken up scuba diving which is awesome.

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