Hello, my name is Thomas, or Tom. I am 55 years old, married and I have a daughter who just turned 9. I am currently living in the Philippines. I have created this website to make all 7,5 Billion people around the world understand, how important the English language really is.
- I was not born in an English speaking country, but I consider English one of two mother tongue languages.
Usually most people have one native mother language. Its usually the country they were born.Well in my case its a bit different,since by time I was 7 or 8 years old, we have already moved several times, and I was now learning my 3rd language, which was German. You might be asking, what were the other countries or languages?
Well, I was born in the Czech Republic, then my parents decided to seek Asylum in Switzerland.We stayed for 2 years before we moved to Germany.
- When I was 15 years old my parents decided to move even further, to British Columbia, Canada! There I spent the next 6 years, and I graduated in Port-Coquitlam, Centennial High school in Vancouver.
- From there on my journey just started. What did help me thru out my entire personal but especially my business life, were my language skills! English and Spanish were extremely important. Without these two languages it would have been nearly impossible to do any business in most countries I then lived and had a business.
- I personally lived and worked in each of the following countries usually for at least 2-3 years, up to 10 years in others. I always had my own business as an Entrepreneur and depending on the country the business usually varied.
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- There were many other countries which I visited for a work vacation. You know, when you want to check out a city in a specific country and see what kind of business one can do, or possibly live there, maybe even have a 2nd home. These countries were:
- Austria, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Italy, Costa Rica, Panama, and I almost ended up in Istanbul, but faith did not want me to go there then. Some other places like Nicaragua, Abu Dhabi and many others were I only stayed for a a couple of nights.
So it is my mission for many years living here in Asia, and with this website to make people all around the world understand that languages,especially ENGLISH is a vital part of business, but also often becomes even more important in ones personal life! Since without my English, I would have never met my wife! COMMUNICATION is key in learning and getting to know other people.
- Nothing is more important then being able to communicate with other cultures and/or its people. I personally got into, lets call them “issues” because the people or person I thought understood enough English to get my point, did not understand me at all. Sad to say that these things happen to a lot of people all around the world. Sometimes, lets say on a few occasions, I don’t even understand my wife. This after being married for almost 10 years! Ups, better not tell her! Thanks.
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