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    " A series of racist signs calling for an end to Asian immigration have been posted prominently around Sydney’s northwest over the weekend.

    Large handwritten posters saying Asians are “not the face of Australia” and railing against foreign immigration have been discovered around Top Ryde, including the busy streets of Victoria Road and Buffalo Road. "

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...6e3008a72b5eb1
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    Thailand has the greenest grass for retirement kup...
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    Back from Ozland last week, phew! the food is nice but @##$ expensive after conversion. There i have a meeting with both of my children whether they want to come back it's their choice, I told them of my life after completed schooling ,had to find work as family cannot afford anymore ,and today with a few properties in KL and Subang. If they to stay put ,they have to struggle just like i had many years ago, if they back home ,everything is provided like car, house and inheritance. You choose! Next week i be there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    Back from Ozland last week ...There i have a meeting with both of my children whether they want to come back ..... If they to stay put ,they have to struggle just like i had many years ago, if they back home ,everything is provided like car, house and inheritance..
    Why not buy properties and cars there oso ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    Why not buy properties and cars there oso ??
    no,no,i will miss you all especially Zing and his UBER services

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    Ah... a timely article write-up of a book on FMT by authors Ken & Michael Soong

    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/cat...-ask-brothers/

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    Recently, I went to see an orthopedic in a hospital nearby to inspect any possible damage to my knee and meniscus due to decades long of running/jogging.

    Initially, I was contemplating should I see this doctor because no appointment is allowed, first come first serve basis and the nurse said be prepared to wait for at least one hour even you register at 8am !! Anyway, I still went there as it is nearby. After MRI and other physio tests, I was given the greenlight that I can continue my routine running without any worry.

    Back to the topic, the orthiopedic was trained in Sydney University, just like the cardiologist that I visited yearly. The reason they practise their profession here and still here speak volume about what they can get here vs what they can get in overseas.. They are also specialists who came back from UK to practise here...
    Last edited by kwchang; 05-07-2018 at 09:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    The pay scheme from oil companies regardless of Petronas or Shell is peanut when compares to the oilfield service contractors. These oilfield contractors are companies which have proprietary know-how in specialized field.

    Basic salary for fresh graduate who joined as JFE (junior field engineer) in oilfield service is much higher than other jobs. For subsurface logging and drilling, Schlumberger paid RM4800 per month for basic salary. JFE was also paid daily rig allowance like the oil company staff. So, their take home pay in the beginning is around RM6000-8000 depend on how many days they spent in rig. This was 30 years ago...

    Field engineers don’t have fix work rotation. They are always at the rig until the job is completed. Sometimes, they have to spend more than 1 month in offshore. They also don’t have working hours, they work day and night if required, just have to find time to rest in between. It is a physically highly demanding job and constantly exposed to occupational and safety risk.

    After 2-3 years slogging in the freaking rig, JFE will have the chance to become field engineer. As a rule of thumb, if one can’t make it to field engineer after 4 years, there is no chance he can remain there. The pay scheme for field engineer is a lot more interesting. They are still getting their basic salary (higher than JFE basic salary) and rig allowance, but they are now entitled to job bonus. Job bonus is where the serious money comes in. Generally, people don’t bother about their salary and rig allowance anymore once they are entitled to job bonus..

    This is a job that Asian can’t work long due to work-family balance, in my opinion. Those who can continue above 40 years old and still in offshore are normally kwailoh... Most quit the job after 10 years, get a second degree like MBA and find a desk job.. but have to be prepared to get at least 50% less in income..
    Just noticed we have a young lady minister who worked in oil field before albeit very short period.

    " Not only in Turkmenistan, I also spent 3 months in Alexandria, Egypt and some time in Baku, Azerbajian for work related assignment during my 2 years in oil and gas industry."

    Her 1st entry level salary already higher than most GM in town !!

    " Being paid in a salary comparable to many general managers here in Malaysia, I managed to settle my bond with Petronas very quickly and saved some for myself. I was assigned to a country called "Turkmenistan" and the salary would allow me to pay up my Petronas bond in just a few months! "

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    Pardon my ignorance as I am not from the oil and gas field. I did a google search on field engineer remuneration and the number that came back is around 70K usd per annum. While this pay number is decent, the work is hard and dangerous. Am i getting the right info regarding the remuneration? It would seem a normal electrical engineering job can earn around the same.

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