Friday, May 22, 2015

Thailand a Beautiful Destination for Your Honeymoon:

Thailand is set in the heart of Southeast Asia. It shares a border with Myanmar to the west, Laos to the north and east, Cambodia to the southeast, and its peninsular southern region stretches down to Malaysia.
The Kingdom of Thailand has long been associated with romance. The country’s reputation in that regard has also been recognized by publications such as Recommend, which again this year-as it has the previous four years-bestowed on Thailand its Reader’s Choice award for the Sexiest Romance/Honeymoon Destination in Asia.  Thailand is one of the easiest destinations to fly to. Thai Airways, the country’s national carrier, flies nonstop from Los Angeles to Bangkok, and several other international carriers offer direct routes from many corners of the globe.

Most international visitors will arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as the new Bangkok International Airport, which is 15 miles east of Bangkok. Thailand’s five other international airports are in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the north and Hat Yai, Ko Samui and Phuket in the south. There are also eight domestic airports, making it easy to get around the country, and Thailand’s central location makes it an ideal hub for exploring the rest of Asia as well. Several local airlines provide travel schedules that make any destination in Thailand accessible from Bangkok in less than two hours.

Thailand’s hospitality is legendary and the destination provides an ideal setting for a memorable honeymoon, not to mention destination weddings. There are countless reasons for choosing Thailand for any vacation, but when it comes to honeymoons the conversation should begin with the Kingdom’s wealth of romantic settings and venues. Perhaps more than any other destination, Thailand is blessed with so many historical settings, natural wonders and cultural attractions that inspire romance and set the tone for the ultimate honeymoon.
The splendor of royal palaces–such as Bangkok’s Grand Palace, home to the famous Emerald Buddha–and exotic appeal of ancient temples come immediately to mind.
Thailand is also a progressive country when it comes to acceptance of all lifestyles on both an official and personal level.

High on the list of Thailand’s most popular features is its stunning beaches. Indeed, they are a major attraction for the millions of visitors the country receives each year and no less than six of them–Ko Phangan, Ko Samui, Khao Lak, Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi and Ko Lanta– landed in the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice 2011 list of Top 10 Beaches in Asia.

Thailand offers a wealth of spa opportunities, from visiting a day spa to staying in a spa resort and wellness retreat that can customize a treatment package, including meals and holistic or Ayurveda treatments.

Thai restaurants, street stalls, and bars are more than eateries, they are places for people to get together and enjoy each other’s company as well as dine on some incredibly tasty food.  Eating is a Thailand nightlife attraction in its own right.
Thailand offers an array of cooking classes, ranging from half–day courses to extensive chef training programs.

SHOPPING/MARKETS: Shopping is a fun activity for couples to do together and in an exotic place such as Thailand it’s also an exhilarating cultural experience. Bangkok in particular is one of the world’s premier shopping destinations, with a wealth of 21st century shopping malls and department stores. Upscale favorites include Central World, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, The Emporium, Central Chidlom and Gaysorn. In these centers they’ll find glittering brand name favorites such as Gucci, Hermes, Prada and more. MBK Center offers seven floors of shopping including two floors devoted largely to electronics, while Pantip Plaza is a mall dedicated entirely to electronics.

Where to Stay: Research shows that honeymooners far outspend typical vacationers, so you may want to start by suggesting a luxury hotel, of which Thailand has some of the world’s finest. You’ll also find world–class hotels not only in Bangkok, but throughout the country, especially in resort areas such as Phuket and Ko Samui, and in Thailand’s second biggest city, Chiang Mai. The beach resort of Hua Hin is an up–and–coming area, with sophisticated hotels coming on line.

Note: Both expensive and moderately priced accommodations add a 10 percent service charge plus seven percent government tax, also called a value–added tax (VAT).

Note: The author of Travel Army (Rashidat Muhammed) is a certied 'Thai The Knot Specialist' approved by  the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Take Your Time in Settling down in a New Place:
One of the best ways to settle in quickly is to make yourself comfortable as much as you can. 
1. Avoid inferior items for a new home. It's better to buy quality items. Inferior items eventually make you spend more.

It will save you from repairing or having to replace such equipment early.
For instance, a family bought a new Air-conditioner with 5 years warranty for 1200 and a friend who thought this was too expensive went for a used Air-conditioner at 700. He later discovered that it's too noisy, it's not as cool as expected and it always trip off by itself.

He then had to dump it and buy a new one at 1100. So, why not buy a good thing once and for all, especially electronics.
2. Don't buy clothes withing I your first few months of arrival in a new place because it might be useless
later. It's important to note these: don't st as it is for electronics, it's equally better to buy quality clothes that would last longer than poor quality clothes that would wear out faster. Also consider the fact that you might add or lose some weight after a few months. what then happens to such clothes? Lastly it is likely you change your dress style.

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3. Don't focus too much on what you are missing from back home but instead enjoy the new environment, hobbies and activities available in your new environment. Living abroad can be amazing, don't let it pass you by without taking from it the best possible experience.

4. Look for cheap international call app to keep in touch with your family at home. Such as Telbo, Tango, HiTalk, Ringo, Skype and so on.
5. If you are married don't relocate your family immediately especially, if you don't have the luxury to take care of an un-foreseen contingencies. You need enough time to prepare for their relocation at least 6 to 18 months. By that time you would have been fully integrated into the new environment , know which school is good for children, see the possibility of your partner in getting placement for jobs.

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How to Relate with Others in Your New Job:
1. Dress properly to work:
In the workplace, the way you dress is crucial because it affects how others perceive you. If your clothes are clean, neat and professional, it shows that you take pride in yourself and your position. When meeting with a superior or a client, your professional dress instills confidence in them about your abilities.

Making a good impression is always important, and it's one of the best reasons why to dress well too. When you look good, people notice.

2. Learn to always put up a smile on your face. Smiling is one way to make the office a more pleasant and productive place, but an effort to socialise with colleagues is important and also promotes interpersonal relationship among others.

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I heard you saying 'Should I smile even if I'm not happy?

It's just essential, you smile even if you don't mean it!

Your smile is a messenger of good will. Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it.

3. Do not show your high potential at a time , it's likely to bring about hatred:
There is no harm in showing your potential at work but it requires wisdom. It's necessary to ask your employer about your duty role and note what is expected of you.

At the initial stage do not show skills more than what is requested of you. Study the people you are working with, know how things are being done there, don't correct them even if you know better than they do.

Provided you can keep to this it will afford you from having un-necessary enemy. For instance, many old staff always want to proof that they are superior or can do things better than any new staff. Don't compete with them, it's too early.

4. Always avoid argument: It has been established that argument bring about hatred. As a new employee you need potential friend than enemy. For instance, don't engage in discussions initiated with 'why?'. Examples are: why do you migrate if your country is good?
Why are blacks always behave strange?........and so on.

All these topics can lead to argument.

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5. Talk less and do more:
Learn how to listen carefully before uttering words at work so you can always give meaningful reply and avoid frequent correction by words, be a role model by your doings.

Do what you expect others to do and don't complain.
In my own opinion, I believe, when you talk too much at work it shows your weakness to others. It's better to talk moderately and let your good actions speak more.

Hope this is useful?
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What to do when you get to a new country:

1. Update license most especially if u are doing a professional job such as Pharmacist, Doctor,Nurse,Engineer, Teacher,Lawyer etc:
You will need a new professional license and a new driver's license.

If your former license is in another language different from the international lingua franca of the new country (e.g. English, Arabic, French, German, Chinese, Spanish and so on), I recommend that you obtain an international driving permit from your country before you leave and get a qualified language translator to interpret your both your professional license and the driver's license to the new country acceptable language.

It will assist to you when applying for a new license and also assist police should you get stopped in any place.

Proceeds to the required licensing board in your new country, make sure you get all your document ready and get a your license within 90 days.

It's very important because it shows that you are eligible resident of such country and in case of any eventuality with the company that recruited you from country, you can seek another good job within the country.

2. Get your insurance :
Insurance is a way of managing risks. When you buy insurance, you transfer the cost of a potential loss to the insurance company in exchange for a fee, known as the premium. Insurance companies invest the funds securely, so it can grow, and pay out when there’s a claim.
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Insurance helps you:

Own a home, because mortgage lenders need to know your home is protected
Drive vehicles, because few people could afford the repairs, health care costs and legal expenses associated with collisions and injuries without coverage
Maintain your current standard of living if you become disabled or have a critical illness
Cover health care costs like prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and other health-related items
Provide for your family in the event of a death
Run a small business or family farm by managing the risks of ownership
Take vacations without worrying about flight cancellations or other potential issues

3. Don't let the work took over time to finish your proper document into your new job system:
Proper documentation with your new company is necessary.
Don't get carried away with the welcoming activities and schedule at work. Assuming your shift at work is. Very tight and it makes you to suspend your documentation at the initial stage, please don't be too shy to request from your head of department that you need an adjustment to the roaster, so that you could finish your paper work on time. If your paper work is not completed you may not get paid at the end of the month and it will also hinder many other things!

Note: it's your right to get your paper work done within 30 days in your new company and always remember that nobody except you have things at stake.
You are on your own if you can't make a polite request!.

4. Take your time to settle down in your new country:
One of the best ways to settle in quickly is to make your new house as ‘homely’ as possible so that it feels like somewhere you can belong.

Hope you this is useful!

Migrate safe!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

University of Melbourne, Scholarship.

The University of Melbourne annually awards up to 28 International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA). To be considered for an IPCA, applicants need to have an unconditional course offer in one of the postgraduate coursework programs. 

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The scholarship provides fee remissions of between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course. Scholarships are awarded each year based on academic merit to outstanding international students. The Application deadline is 31 July 2015.

Study Subject(s): Eligible graduate coursework degrees include: Any Master degree by coursework offered by the Melbourne Business School, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne School of Engineering, Melbourne Graduate School of Science, Master of Teaching offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Executive Master of Arts offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Melbourne Law Masters offered by the Melbourne Law School.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undertaking a postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Melbourne.

Scholarship Provider: The University of Melbourne, Australia

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Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
-a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand and not a permanent resident of Australia;
-be commencing study at the University of Melbourne for the first time;
-not in receipt of any other tuition fee remission scholarship or sponsorship which, in combination with the IPCA, exceeds 100% of tuition fees; and
-not have received any other scholarship provided by the Australian Government in the last 2 years.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA) are open for international students.

Scholarship Description: TThe International Postgraduate Coursework Award (IPCA) was established by the University of Melbourne and is awarded to high achieving international students undertaking a graduate coursework degree.

Number of award(s): Up to 28 International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (IPCA) will be available.

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships are offered for the duration of the course.
What does it cover? The scholarship provides fee remissions of between 25% and 100% of tuition fees for the duration of your course.
Selection Criteria:  Eligible candidates are selected on the basis of academic merit.
Notification:  Successful candidates are advised of the outcome by email.

How to Apply: You do not need to submit an application for this scholarship. Students who have received an unconditional offer for an eligible graduate coursework degree, will be automatically considered for an International Postgraduate Coursework Award.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The Application deadline is 31 July 2015.
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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