Saturday, December 27, 2014
Unless you've been stranded on a desert island or chose to be ignorant by only watching reality TV, you'll know that feminism and the family courts are and have been destroying the American family structure. What you may not know, or what doesn't really get discussed as much it should, is that the holiday season is also destroying the American family structure. It is well known that the holiday season in the U.S. is a depressing and stressful time. What is supposed to be a joyous and festive season of giving can easily be a period of disillusionment and resentment. There are many driving factors behind this season stirring up animosity between family members.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
5 Ways Your Life Will Be Transformed Abroad - The Greatest Self-Help Secret That America Doesn't Want You To Know!
Merry Christmas Everyone! I have a gift for you all. It is the GREATEST self-help secret that trumps all the claptrap in the self-help industry, which America does not want you to know about! It will TRANSFORM your life in five ways and help you to see the big picture of the Happier Abroad concept and solution. This is a shortened version of my new Magnus Opus that I'm working on, made to fit into a blog post or pamphlet. And for Christmas this year, it will be my gift to YOU!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
If you've ever felt that women and girls in America were way too picky, and wondered why, well you're not alone. You may not be able to change their picky ways, but the good news is that there is a solution:
You can easily find women who have reasonable standards toward men, and a more appreciative positive attitude toward you. All you have to do is go overseas to saner countries with feminine foreign women who will appreciate you, validate you and like you for you.
Let me explain why foreign women are a natural, healthy win-win solution for American men.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Fresh from my year abroad in 2013 it got me thinking... is it a profitable endeavour to buy property, rent it out then live abroad on the income from said property?
OK let's crunch some numbers...
Monday, September 1, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Traveling abroad is both liberating and rejuvenating, even after the trip has concluded. If you’ve read my tips on what to do between trips abroad, you’ve got some useful advice, a lot more useful than a bag of M&M’s in a brushfire. What you should also know about is what to expect to hear before and after your trips. That's right, your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances are going to inquire about your travels, and not all of them are going to be supportive of your endeavors. If you're a neophyte to traveling abroad, you'll need to be prepared for numerous inquisitions; it's all part of taking the high road.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Happy summer solstice! By now, schools are out for the summer, graduation ceremonies are taking place or have already taken place, Memorial Day, the U.S. holiday that traditionally kicks off the summer season, has passed, and some people are already enjoying their summer vacation or have made plans for the summer. This got me to thinking about certain seasons or quarters not only in sports or in financial terms, but during the entire year. I got to thinking how deceptively long a season can be. Then the affirmation dawned on me that it doesn't matter how you start a season, a game, an academic semester a workday or even a trip, it's how you finish it.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The deep emptiness in America that no one dares to talk about - My lecture to two guys at Subway today
Tonight I went to eat at Subway here in Phoenix. There were two black guys there. I was afraid they might mug me.
But after a while, we started talking about how the sugar in the sodas there were unhealthy and then I gave them my deep spiel about the problems in America.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
During my 2006 road trip through the beautiful Southwest USA, I saw many spectacular sites and met some wonderful people along the way.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
It has been a year since I left my last job. It wasn't an easy decision since I had been with the company for 12 years, and to put an end to the chapter was a shock to the individual and collective conscience. However, this decision was a necessary one because of a downward spiral in a department and company that had so much potential yet to be met. On the surface, I hated my job, but in reality I ended up hating the majority of my co-workers and management who "chased me off" with their hostility, poor conduct and perpetual bad decisions. The resulting negative atmosphere and defeatist mentality caused me and other top performers to leave and take our talents elsewhere; this mass exodus more popularly known as brain drain.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Today's American job market is now like the American dating game. It is frustrating, discouraging, and a joke. The eerie similarities are rather alarming. Just like too many men are competing for too few women, more job seekers are applying for increasingly fewer jobs than ever before. This is a sad, and quite pathetic reality to face.
Monday, April 14, 2014
“Man, when you take a vacation, you take a VACATION,” exclaimed my friend, after learning I just arrived home from a month in Ukraine for the Euro 2012 tournament. To him, this was unfathomable because his version of a vacation was a weekend in San Francisco or Los Angeles. With the exception of once going on a week-long Alaskan cruise with his wife, he had never ventured too far from his comfort zone. It could be a fear of visiting another country, lack of finances or simple laziness in failing to get a passport, his world consisted mostly of working, coming home and plopping down on the couch to enjoy satellite television. That, combined with occasional trips to places like Disney Parks, Hawaii or Sedona, Arizona, satisfies most people, but others have a different set of standards, and hence, take it to a whole new level.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Why women are not smarter than men and should not be in charge, as the liberal American media claims
I've never understood some things in America. In particular these two things:
- Why it is that in America, you are only allowed to say that women are smarter than men, but you can't say that men are smarter than women? It seems as though America considers women to be smarter than men? On what basis? It's never been explained.
- Also, women seem to be in charge of the household in American families. Husbands have to call their wife "The Boss". And the wife has the power to make her husband "sleep in the doghouse" if he behaves badly. But this goes against established tradition. For thousands of years, the man has been the head of the household. Why does America wish to overturn such a long-standing natural order? On what basis? What is liberal America's logic and rationale for this? They seem to provide none.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Since I sold all my stuff to go traveling I find I have plenty of time on my hands these days. I don't have a car, TV, games console or even that many books to read.
So I've been building a lot of stuff on my computer lately...
My latest project is to build a trip report tool that can help guys like yourself find out where the best places are to go traveling.
Find the trip report tool here: Trip Report Tool
As an inducement to file new trip reports, anyone filing a report gets a free 12 month Gold membership plan of the associated dating site. It's mostly full of Filipinas and ladyboys, but at least it won't cost you a cent to chat to anyone.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
One of the proudest days of my life came two years ago when I called the cable company to cancel my cable television subscription. The tone of the customer service representative's voice indicated shock and disappointment. I refused to let him manipulate me into keeping my package at a "cheaper price" or "three-month special." I could no longer bear paying an astronomical amount of money for subpar programming, and I wasn't going to pay more for supposedly better shows on premium channels. I promptly told the cable company where to stick it and after hanging up the phone, returned my cable box to the nearest service center location.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
So, you swallowed the red pill and taken that trip abroad, and what an eye-opening experience it was! You met some interesting people and maybe made some friends along the way. The women you encountered were hot enough to not only put the women in your hometown to shame, but hot enough to melt the Wicked Witch of the West. Chances are, one or several of them tickled your fancy and are special enough to pay a return visit. And by golly, you’ve just arrived back home and already you can’t wait to go back.
Such a culturally enriching trip has put you on the most natural of highs and your confidence is up in the stratosphere. Yep, you've got a little extra spring in your step. Now it's time to build on that confidence. You don't just want to be passing time between trips by staring at the ceiling and diddling your noodles all day. Where's the fun in that, anyway?
Here's what you can do between your trips abroad:
1. Exercise regularly and watch what you eat.
Even if you can't get a team put together or simply don't have time to play sports, go to the gym and watch TV. Virtually all gyms are equipped with multiple television sets featuring multiple channels. Your team or the big game is bound to be on one of them, so why not kill two birds with one stone and get a workout in while you watch? If your cravings for junk food are simply too much to resist, set aside one day during the week or the month to indulge in your favorite comfort food, but don't overdo it. Don't visit Ronald McDonald and don't keep your pantry stocked with Twinkies. Instead shop for healthy food and go out for a beer or an ice cream on the weekend. Here's an idea: go to the park and get a pick-up game going with your buddies on the weekend. Afterwards you can have a BBQ, order a pizza, whatever. If you make the most out of your health options, develop a routine, are consistent and give yourself a reward every now and then, you'll enjoy yourself a lot more and you'll feel a lot better. Remember, if you don't have your health, you don't have anything.
2. Save your money.
This is very simple. Save money. Part of planning that next trip is saving money for it. Don’t make any major or stupid purchases. What the f*ck are you doing looking at houses? I said no foolish purchases, dumbass. Buying a house is more expensive than renting. Plus, you don’t want to be tied down to one place if you find a job abroad. There are also additional costs with a mortgage. Do you really want to spend decades paying off a mortgage and spending money you would otherwise abroad on home improvement projects?
Steer clear of the car dealership. You don't need to have the latest and greatest ride to be cool. If you absolutely need a car, make sure it is one that is reliable, gets great gas mileage and is from a reputable company that builds cars to last, not to be taken in to the shop regularly. So, if you get a car with great fuel economy, you can stretch your money even further by minimizing trips. If you live in a decent part of town that has everything you need nearby, you can either walk or bike to the bank, gym, park, stores and if you're lucky, work. You also shouldn't be getting a big screen TV. Better yet, don't get cable or satellite service. Most of the stuff that is on TV nowadays is complete and utter crap. It's amazing how much people spend on being couch potatoes.
Don't eat out all the time. You can get away with this a little, but don’t do it on a regular basis. That sh*t is not good for you, anyway! Learn how to cook or improve your culinary skills. This route will be cheaper and healthier, and if you bring these skills abroad with you, you'll impress the ladies when you invite them to dinner at the apartment you're renting. Also, bring your lunch to work. If you work for a company that has restaurants on the premises, those cafeteria charges that are taken out of your paycheck really do add up fast.
Your savings here and there will gradually add up and you might not even know it until you purchase airfare and accommodations, your only major travel expenses, and have some money left over. This is assuming, of course, you have a job and a rather decent one at that. You don't have to be a CEO or in a managerial position to travel abroad, just save some money and create a budget for your trip.
When planning your trip, choose your dates of travel and get that time off in advance. Put in that PTO request as early as possible, and make sure your requested days off are approved BEFORE you make any airfare or accommodation purchases. But most importantly, make sure you have enough PTO saved up for that week or two or three you're taking off work. Don’t spend PTO if you don’t have to. Don’t take three-day weekends. Don’t take a week of PTO to go to the lake or the beach. That can be done on the weekends, anyway. You’re getting nothing new or culturally enriching out of spending your vacation time at the same ol’ place you’ve been going to since you were a kid. Make sure you get ahead on your work and leave your desk clean as a whistle so that there is no clutter upon your return. If there is, chances are your co-workers are stupid and lazy beyond belief, are jealous of you going abroad with the time off you earned, and want you to fail. In that case, it’s time to move on. But that is another story. If you are self-employed, of course, you have much greater flexibility in your schedule, and don't have to deal with such nonsense. But the point remains, when you have a strong work ethic, and work fast and efficiently during all times of the year, getting ahead leading up to that vacation time is not so challenging and neither is getting caught up on your first day back.
4. Keep in touch.
If you met someone worth visiting again, keep in regular contact. If you really mean that much to each other, you’ll keep in touch every week as part of combating the logistics. Technology has provided us so many ways to communicate these days that there really aren’t any excuses to not keep in touch unless you’re super busy or some other mighty good explanation. This will show that you are not only interested, but are serious about coming back, and maybe even cultivating a relationship. Also, don't be afraid to keep in touch with other prospects as unforeseen changes can happen, as far as relationship status is concerned, between trips. Best to have back-up plans in place so that you have other dates lined up on your speed dial should your first choice fall through. Never underestimate the importance of making friends.
8. Keep your home in order.
One of the things that makes planning your next trip easier is having your dwelling organized. There's no pride or joy in being a slob. You don't want to be scrambling to find your travel essentials amid a jungle of disorganization the day before your flight departs. You also don't want to come home from a long and tiring trip, much less work, to a dump. Vacuum, do laundry and wash your dishes on a regular basis. Put a hold on your mail while you are away. Set those timers and lock up everything. Turn off or unplug any unnecessary appliances. Don’t run up your utility bill by leaving the A/C or heat on. You’re not going to be home anyway. If you are pressed for time and need some major cleaning done, shop around for a reputable but reasonable cleaning service. If you have a true and trusted friend not far away, get them to do some house sitting or at least come by your place before or after work to check on things while you are away. Remember, clutter equals distraction, so make your home livable.
9. Get your friends to join you on your trip.
You don't have to travel solo all the time, group travel has its advantages. Not only will you get somebody else to take off their blinders, you'll save some money on accommodation and have someone familiar to talk to on that long flight. Regardless of your social skills, you'll have a wingman with you in social settings and someone to get lost with if you take a wrong turn. When it comes to being a tourist standing out in the crowd and getting lost, one is a lonely number and a prime target. Those weight training sessions and self-defense courses are undoubtedly great, but you don't want to be that lonely dude walking the street at night in some unknown land, with soccer hooligans waiting around the corner. The more people you have traveling with you, the better. You just have to make sure that you are selective in who you select to accompany you on your travels. You're not organizing a stag party, and group travel does not constitute babysitting. Drunkards stay home. Think about it. If you can get at least one friend to travel with you and they tell a friend upon return, and you convince another of your friends to go with you on your next trip, you can utilize your own little referral system and have your own entourage when you travel. Surround yourself with positive and like-minded people.
10. Make a list and check it twice.
Start making a checklist weeks in advance of what you need to do before your trip, and what to pack. Attention to detail is key. Check the forecast of your destination ahead of time, so you know what kind of clothes to pack. Get some foreign currency before you leave and make sure your passport is valid for your planned dates of travel. If you’re planning on visiting a country that requires a visa, have that taken care of well in advance, and for your planned dates of visit. If your health insurance doesn't work overseas, look into getting that from a legit travel service that will cover you during your trip. Plan your arrival to the airport well in advance so you're not making a mad dash for the gate. The steps you take in advance will ensure peace of mind later.
I’m not saying you have to avoid fun during your time between trips. By all means, enjoy yourself between trips, but don't overdo it. If you want or have to travel or need to get that quick travel fix, go for a drive in the countryside or ride a bike to the next town. Go to the beach or the mountains for a weekend or two. During that period between trips abroad, always be looking for ways to improve yourself so that when you arrive at your destination and then come back home, you are changed for the better.
Friday, March 7, 2014
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Thank You For Calling SHIPALLYOURJOBSABROAD - How May I Direct Your Call?|
As I sit here typing this word document, in front of me is coffee, beside me is a glass pane, and outside lies a city designed for one purpose: the obliteration of the American work force. I know this may seem hard to the reader, so you might want to ignore it, but make no mistake, there is a massive labor transfer occurring from the first world into the third world.
|fiber optic lines are the new veins of growth, as the rail roads were the old|
|technology bleeding America one job at a time!|
|change is the only constant in this world; empires rise and fall|
Read More: The 2 Ways For Young People To Build Wealth
Saturday, February 15, 2014
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The majority of expats in third world nations live-off interest income or yields from high ticket assets such as rental properties.The problem with expatriating with this method is you need capital. Lots of it. To accumulate capital you need time. By the time you cash-out you will be old. You will be one of those old retirees who is gasping for air while chasing bar chicks. How did these guys do it? They have been building their capital for decades and enjoy the fruits at the tail end of their life.
“Choices you make early on will have the most impact. If you change course by 1 degree in the beginning of a 5000 mile trip, it makes a huge difference. If you make that change in the last 100 miles, you’ll still end up in about the same place"
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Nobody plans on their car's tire blowing out on the way to work or catching a cold. That's why spare tires, AAA, medicines and home remedies exist. The key is learning how to change a tire, signing up for AAA and actually calling them when you've got car trouble, getting plenty of rest and taking the proper nutrients. Don't like the city or town you're living in? Either work towards making changes to improve the community or take steps and set a date to move out. If you want to enter a certain career field, research it. Learn as much as you can about it from various sources to see if it is for you. If you are still enthusiastic about it, take steps to get yourself enrolled in classes or training courses. If it turns out later on that it isn't what you had thought or planned, or that the desire no longer resides in you, get out without making yourself suffer any further. Have a backup plan that you can fall back on, at least temporarily, while you go back to the drawing board and draw up a new set of plays.
From past experience, I can tell you that even something as exciting as a foreign woman you've been pen pals with for a while, coming to your country by her own accord and on her own dollar, needs a superb plan and a mighty backup plan. Don't try to be Mr. Hospitality by offering to be her guide or letting her stay at your bachelor pad, even if both of you are verified members on CouchSurfing. It's possible that her personality might be totally different from her letters and she might not be the best guest or roommate, or the two of you might not be compatible with each other. Instead have her come to your city to meet you, but offer recommendations on tourist attractions and accommodations; picking her up at the airport or train station should be the most you do for her initially. If sparks fly and the two of you end up having great chemistry, you can decide to cultivate a relationship if you wish.
Having a plan and a backup plan is crucial to your success and well-being. When something isn't working or is off, change the play and make the necessary switch to accomplish your goal. Have the necessary tools to get yourself out of a bad (play) situation. Having a set of plays and executing them is the difference between throwing an interception, fumbling the ball, muffing a punt, getting sacked, and scoring points. Having a set of plans is the difference between making something of yourself in life and going absolutely nowhere.
Have you ever been asked in a job interview, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Have you ever given that any thought or been able to answer that question? If not, you need to start constructing a roadmap (or a playbook) to your desired destination. Metaphorically speaking, it should have main roads, back roads and detours. It is one thing to envision something for yourself, but a different thing for your actions supplementing your dreams.
In football, tossing a Hail Mary pass all the time, hoping something good comes out of it, is not a strategy. More has to be done by an individual than just being positive and hoping for good things to happen. Actions really do speak louder than words and having an action plan gives an individual a group direction, and works wonders. Sometimes we find ourselves in predicaments that seem demoralizing, leaving us on the sidelines, dejected on the bench. A good friend once told me that life is a lot like the "snowball" in that it can roll both ways, and when there is positive focus combined with positive actions or one victory at a time, the peaks and valleys in life become shorter and easier.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I quit my job to go and see if I was actually Happier Abroad. Well that's a long story, but when I went abroad I didn't forget any of my geek skills.
I've just built a new keyword research tool, so I thought I'd see what it could find out about Happier Abroad.
You can read the report for yourself here.
And if you want to try my tool yourself, then here's how to get started.
What does the tool do? Basically it retrieves the top X* number of search engine results for a particular keyword, puts all of the pages' HTML into a big melting pot, and extracts the most used words. This can be a great way to find important keywords in a particular niche.
*X is configurable.
So what did it find for the keyword Happier Abroad?
First up, the most common word relating to Happier Abroad is women, and that's followed in the #2 spot by dating.
So are women the #1 reason people go and live in other countries?
Let's look at some other themes I picked out of Happier Abroad-related keywords:
- America: The good old US of A figures quite high up in the keywords report. I guess this is the most popular country in terms of people wanting to emigrate from it these days.
- Russia and Ukraine: Apart from the USA, these are the most mentioned countries in the report.
- Honourable mentions also go to the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and China. But they're quite far down the keyword popularity scale. Given how many Happier Abroaders go to these countries compared to Russia, I wonder if Winston is promoting Russian dating sites when he should be plugging Asian dating sites?
- Kindle: This e-book related word features very highly. I wonder if Winston is writing Kindle books? If not then maybe he should be!
And of course there are Winston's pet subjects, such as dogs, Taiwan, 12 reasons for this, and 7 changes of that.
I'm not sure where vegetarianism fits in with things though.
My tool also finds images related to keywords. Images in the Happier Abroad report include Winston with some cute ladies, some passports, a robot and many sexy beautiful foreign women.
The Forum report flopped hard, but maybe because Winston can't be bothered to SEO up his phpBB so my Forum Directory's data feed can't properly catalog the Happier Abroad forum . Still, I'm not bothered as I like the forum look and feel exactly as it is.
I wonder if Winston will travel abroad this year? If he needs to increase the monetization of his sites in order to pay for flights, then maybe he needs to look at promoting phone cards, beefing up the content on expat living and getting into the travel dating niche.
Well I hope you found that some food for thought.
If you want to try the Niche Laboratory for yourself then download it at nichelaboratory.com.
I'll also take any suggestions for what to add to version 2.0 of Niche Laboratory - leave suggestions in the comments box below.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I have surpassed my online challenge… I am now hovering at $xx at the moment. I know it’s pretty stupid to share income reports. But I want to journal this to help others by being as honest as I can. On related news, I finished one my guides for Dating Filipinas. That should keep me motivated enough to write and grind for the third world hero project. Please check it out by clicking the side bar. I am servant to my readers after all.
|Do you gain awareness in travel?|
This means acculturation. Think of this expatriation process as an alien creature grafting itself into your cerebrum. This alien rewires part of the brain and changes the way you see the world. This is the reason why traveling makes you a different person. Local cultures influences your thoughts and perceptions!
At six months, when the initial euphoria wears off, you will undoubtedly revert to your old self thus you gain awareness. Introverts will continue being introverts. While acculturation changes the way you look at the world, you will still have your old disposition. It is not a magic pill. .
Realize American food is bad. The huge portions and high caloric counts make the people fat. While Filipino food gets a bad rep for being unhealthy, it can’t be compared to American food! Portions abroad are much smaller. The smaller portions helps to reduce weight. There are more to losing weight than smaller portions but living abroad does make one slimmer.
This might be specific to living in a third world country. But the stratas are very defined in the Philippines. You start to become aware of the economic rift. Then with increased awareness you start perceiving the stratas. You become aware of faux pas. For example, wearing sando and flip flops in the mall is a NO NO. More on the strata in the ebook.
This only works for some. I noticed that my general well being has increased. Whereas in America I would have the tendency to fall into mild depression every three months, I am not seeing that here. It must be the sun, the food, the people, or the pussy.. I don’t know what it is. So if you have a tendency to feel depressed in the USA or Europe you should consider expatriation for mental health reasons. For example, snowstorm can wreak havoc to my physiology so without snowstorms my disposition has remained sunny!
Dating abroad is different than dating in the USA. Either the men have more value or the sexual value between the gender is at parity (more on book). If you are dateless in the states (like how I was), then consider that you are losing out on the experience needed to filter our potential mates. Overseas (Philippines) dating is fun! This allows you a larger sample set to learn from. When you are “dating” you are supposed to be dating with a health turnover, so as to see the traits that you like in the opposite sex. This allows you to discern female psychology and basically enjoy sensuality!
Every expat will see their knowledge of local prices come to a point where they will be able to bargain (I talk about in guide). I still think in Dollars but I can tell whether something is over priced. Business transactions start to make sense. Some goods are expensive, but another class of goods aren't. It becomes intuitive. My advise found in this article still holds: 4 Quick Tips on Transitions Abroad. Do not let your dollars flow when you first get here.