Hi, everyone. I've been in Chiangmai for a week and very fortunate to have met some expats both at my hostel and at a local pub trivia.
I've lived long-term in (Nanchang) China and short-term in Seoul, Hong Kong, Macau (and also Wuhan, Hanzhou, Jingdezhen and Zhuhai.) I've visited a dozen other cities, namely...well I don't remember them all.
I've been to Thailand for two weeks on a work conference (in 2009) and stayed in Chiang Mai. It's very nice to be back here, where it's just as friendly, hot and peaceful as I remember.
I've found, as a career expat, that maintaining supportive social connections is an essential part of success. Especially since my day job is 90% face-to-face with children and screens, it's important to talk to adults and have fun in order to continue doing a good job.
So, can't wait to meet all of you cool folks here.