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  GETTING TO ASIA  

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 ASIAN LOCATIONS

The Weather in Asia

Locality Overviews

Bali Island, ID

Chiang Mai, TH

Vientiane, LA

Philippines, PI

LAO PDR (Laos)

Introduction

The Heart of Lao

Brief Lao History 

Accommodation,
Eating & Drinking

Vientiane by Night

Travelling to Laos

Getting Around

Lao Silk Weaving

MALAYSIA

Alternative to UK

Travel in Malaysia

THE PHILIPPINES

Introduction to PI

Business & Work

Filipina 'Dreams'

Sending Money

Retirement Story

THAILAND

Visa Requirements

Foreign Business

Koh Samui Report

Low Budget Accom

Chiangmai Hotels

Chiangmai Tours

INDONESIA

Bali Contrasts

Bali Vacations

INDIA

Living, Working

ASIA GENERAL

 Business in Asia

'Retire to Asia!'

 HEALTH MATTERS 

Health & Insurance

Emergency Funds

Arthritis Sufferers

Self Help Hypnosis

Natural Remedies

Hangover No More!

 EARNING INCOME 

Forex Trading 1

Forex Trading 2

Forex Trading 3

'BWILC' e-Review

Forex Loser Blog

'Mental Fitness'

Forex Glossary

Forex Blog Site

Swing Trading

Teaching Abroad

Teaching English

Teaching Tools

TEFL Certification

A Job in 10 Days!

10 Days - Part 2

10 Days - Part 3

Internet Income

Web Site Setup 1

Web Site Setup 2

'Beating AdWords'

Scams & Rip-offs

Selected Offers

Marketing Tools

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Online Gambling

Transferring Money

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Satellite Radio Asia

Weather in SE Asia 

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A New Business English Glossary
(origins unknown, but mainly British and definitely tongue in cheek or elsewhere!)

AEROPLANE BLONDE
One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a 'black box'.

BEER COAT
The invisible but warm coat worn when walking home after a booze cruise at 3am.

BEER COMPASS
The invisible device that ensures your safe arrival home after booze cruise, even though you're too drunk to remember where you live, how you got there, and where you've come from.

ADMINISPHERE
The rarefied organisational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the "adminisphere" are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve. This is often affiliated with the dreaded "administrivia" needless paperwork and processes.

ASSMOSIS
The process by which people seem to absorb success and advancement by sucking up to the boss rather than working hard.

BLAMESTORMING
Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

CUBE FARM An office filled with cubicles.

GOING FOR A McCRAP
Entering a fast food restaurant with no intention of buying food, you're just going to the toilet. If challenged by a pimply staff member, your declaration to them that you'll buy their food afterwards is known as a McCrap with Lies.

JOHNNY-NO-STARS
A young man of dubious intelligence, typically an adolescent who works in a burger restaurant. The 'no-stars' comes from the badges displaying stars that staff at fast-food restaurants often wear to show their level of training.

MILLENNIUM DOMES
The contents of a Wonderbra, i.e. extremely impressive when viewed from the outside, but there's actually nothing in there worth seeing.

MONKEY BATH
A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go: "Oo-Oo-Oo! Aa-Aa-Aa!"

MYSTERY BUS
The bus that arrives at the pub on Friday night while you're in the toilet after your 10th pint, and whisks away all the unattractive people so the pub is suddenly packed with stunners when you come back in.

MYSTERY TAXI
The taxi that arrives at your place on Saturday morning before you wake up, whisks away the stunner you slept with, and leaves a 10-Pinter in your bed instead.

OHNOSECOND
That minuscule fraction of time in which you realise that you've just made a BIG mistake ( e.g. you've hit 'Reply All')

PEARL HARBOR
Cold (weather). An example of it would be "It's a bit Pearl Harbor" out there (there's a nasty nip in the air)
this expression can't exactly be new!

PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE
The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

PICASSO BUM
A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks like she's got four buttocks.

PRAIRIE DOGGING
When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see that's going on. (This also applies to applause for a promotion because there may be cake.)

SALAD DODGER
A politically correct term for an overweight person.

SALMON DAY
The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die.

SEAGULL MANAGER
A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves.

SINBAD
A single working girl. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate.

STRESS PUPPY
A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.

SITCOMs
Single Income Two Children Oppressive Mortgage. What yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with the kids or start a "home business".

TART FUEL
Bottled pre-mixed spirits, regularly consumed by young women.

TESTICULATING
Waving your arms around and talking bollocks.

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