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Old 07.06.2011, 23:54
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My final flounce and escape from paradise

Hi folks!

I'll be leaving CH pretty soon, and it's with a heavy heart that I compose this farewell message. Personally I think it's just cholic as I had a pretty heavy dinner I haven't been a prolific poster but I do have, embaressingly enough, more than 1000 posts, and I thought a formal flounce was in order. And also a bit of the 'ol navel-gazing.

When I first arrived in CH, I had nothing except the clothes on my back and CHF150k. Knowing that it would sustain me for barely a month, I began looking for a job and eventually landed one with a swiss consortium, and have worked there the entire time I've been here. 6 months into my stay I discovered EF. At that time, it was like a cowboy town, a lot of fiercely useful information, even fiercer discussions but taming the crowd was a tough job, and I did not envy the mods. I joined EF, read the terms and conditions, and tried to be useful and informative where I can. I perused the threads and learned, lol'd at the abundant wit and humour, stifled my laughter as I came to the threads on the 10pm rule. I was there when the EF6 got banned, unbanned and the mods involved left, I still miss the posts of some of them. I also had access to the disputed ROT territory, and I'm not ashamed to admit, I quite enjoyed the company of the fluffeh ladies.

There's useful information as well as noise, but I think more useful. There's aggression towards newbies and fluff, but on the other hand enough conviviality to go around. There's a lot of low level sarcasm, but clearly a lot of quality humour too. All things considered, I find there's balance in the microcosm we call EF and I've always been glad to have found it.

I'm leaving CH for professional and personal reasons. On the professional front, I had to reevaluate my plans when my role here was relocated last December. My former company did offer me a management role at a subsidiary in China, but there was a huge pay-cut and the lack of stability within the company itself convinced me to seek other pastures. In the couple of months that followed, I had a few offers in Switzerland, Germany and Singapore. The last offer was with a subsidiary of a german car-maker and the most interesting one, and I'll take up an interface role between Germany and Asia-Pacifc. I'm currently being shown the ropes here in Stuttgart, before I head back in July.

On a more personal note, I've never felt at home in CH. I find the locals rather parochial, or in the local vernacular, "kantonal". And I feel bad saying that, as I do have a few close swiss friends, though all are 2nd generation immigrants. Unfortunately, that has been my experience.

I'd like to express an all-round thanks for the laughter and wisdom and special thanks to the mods for doing a great job at an unenviable task. If there're questions about some of the info I've posted in the past, feel free to pm me, I'll check in from time to time, but I don't imagine I'll be around much.

Well, that's that, so long and thanks for all the fish!

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Old 08.06.2011, 00:00
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Re: My final flounce and escape from paradise

All the best! Will miss your posts. Some of them were really very humourous and funny indeed!

Glad you will still check in from time to time though.

Cheers.
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Take it easy Hsiang and the best of luck in the future,

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Old 08.06.2011, 00:09
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Best wishes for your future career. Others have found that they cannot totally leave EF even though they have moved far away. I doubt if it will be your last post here
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When I first arrived in CH, I had nothing except the clothes on my back and CHF150k. Knowing that it would sustain me for barely a month, I began looking for a job and eventually landed one with a swiss consortium
There you have it from direct experience- 150,000CHF/month is doable .

Good luck on your endeavors Hsaing!
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Old 08.06.2011, 00:21
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Re: My final flounce and escape from paradise

Hsiang, I've always enjoyed your posts. Hope you'll be back, at least occasionally, to fill us in on your post-CH life. We'll keep your seat warm buddy.

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Old 08.06.2011, 00:24
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There you have it from direct experience- 150,000CHF/month is doable .

Good luck on your endeavors Hsaing!
of course 150k pcm is doable. the 120k pcm is more debatable...
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Old 08.06.2011, 00:34
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Well, this for one is a nice outro. I wish you much success in all your present and future endeavors.

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Old 08.06.2011, 00:38
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Re: My final flounce and escape from paradise

Best of luck to you, Hsiang! I did search for "EF6" and "ROT" after reading your farewell post, with no success. I guess that info departs along with you!
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Old 08.06.2011, 00:41
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Best of luck to you, Hsiang! I did search for "EF6" and "ROT" after reading your farewell post, with no success. I guess that info departs along with you!
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Old 08.06.2011, 01:28
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Oh you just awaken my curiosity even more. please tell

To OP, good luck, now i will check some of your posts to "get to know you a little" im still new-ish here
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Old 08.06.2011, 03:36
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Hi Hsiang - are you coming back to SG or somewhere else? Best of luck - PM me!
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Old 08.06.2011, 06:54
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We of the EF6 salute you and bid you farewell.
You go to eleven!
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Old 08.06.2011, 07:22
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Re: My final flounce and escape from paradise

Dear Hsiang. though we have not met, i also enjoyed your posts. And i hear that there is an internet in Singapore, so you can join us if you choose

Congratulations and I wish you excitement and lots of yummy food in your new endeavours.

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Old 08.06.2011, 07:25
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Hey Hsiang, I do hope you have lots of fun.
Nice flounce, and hopefully you'll change your mind and stay even if you're far away.
Bon voyage !
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Old 08.06.2011, 07:28
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EF6 saluting ROT? Teh Fluff! My eyeeeeeees...!

Good luck Hsiang. Thanks for the nice Outro.
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Old 08.06.2011, 07:38
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All the best in your next phase of your life and what comes afterwards. Just my luck when I wanted to make that Trans Siberian trip with you.

Auf Wiedersehen Hsiang.
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Old 08.06.2011, 07:52
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Good luck! Escaping from paradise is going back to life actually.
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Old 08.06.2011, 08:24
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Re: My final flounce and escape from paradise

Sad to see old-timers go and those were the days when it was cool being part of ROT flufeh section

After having exited the bubble with "greener pastures" I am wishing you every success in all you future plans and endevours.
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