Best way for a 2 yo kid to learn Mandarin/Russian?Feb 8
I don't speak any of these languages but I think learning them could be helpful to my kids for the future.
What are our options in Seattle area?
I'd be glad if you share your opinions and experiences.
- Yes. If you want the benefit of culture you should actually live in Russia/Ukraine/?? for a few years. You’ll learn enough language and get exposure to culture. It should be easy to find remote work for a US company, and with the money you can live like a KING in Eastern Europe.
- Yeah, the guy does pay for everything. But there is no gender war. Women love men, and men love women. No PC culture, people mess around with coworkers, especially students and young single people. The type of relationship you have depends on the girl you’ll be with. What is great is you’ll find many feminine slim women who will be happy just being around with you and having fun. Dating is much simpler than in US, but you do have to wait a few weeks before you get intimate due to cultural norms (slut shaming).
I can only tell about advantages of learning Russian for an American because I know Russian and I see where I have an obvious cultural edge over Americans. It is what I personally experienced and know.
Once you know two very distinct languages/cultures, it becomes very easy to pick up on the differences in others. I have learned quite a bit from Chinese art, their philosophy, Japanese art, and so on. It is a window to a completely different world.
Most people dedicated to learning a language don’t do it to learn a language, but to become familiar with another world through different culture. Why they seek it is another question altogether.Feb 81
- So? They’re allowed to think that. And you’re allowed to tell them to fuck off. You’re an educated man with a respectable profession. You set the rules. She doesn’t like it - there is the door! If you’re the kind of guy who lets her take your money - shame on you, bro! Be it Ukraine, Russia or USA.
Do you know of self-help courses that are popular in US? In Russia there is that too, but there are also many personal relationship courses targeted specifically at women. For example, 1) how to find a good man 2) how to keep a good man, which involves education 3) how to help your man succeed 4) how to help your man become rich (how to encourage, how to love, etc). You can find many recorded lectures on YouTube, in Russian.
There are cultural “obligations” to you as a man, but you are free to openly demand her end of cultural “obligations” is met. And if you are a good mate, which you will be as programmers are upper income class, there will be PLENTY of women who will try to lure you away with sex, gifts, etc.
It is a different world, man.Feb 81
- Your dating life will really depend on your game, learning the language, and understanding specifics of culture.
Casual dating isn’t really a thing. The environment is such that it is relatively easy to find a good girlfriend that you enjoy spending quality time with. People don’t usually hang out as a single couple, but get together with close many friends either at home or bar, club, movie theatre, restaurant, whatever. You could casually date, but you may not have much luck outside of major cities.
Moscow, St Petersburg, Kiev, etc, have offices of some US companies. There are also many outsourcing firms. You would definitely need to learn the local language. If you find remote work in US/Canada on your own your pay will be 2-5x times higher. I hear Senior engineer makes $3k/mo in most of Ukraine, which is a lot of money. I have a few friends working remotely for US/Canada directly making $6-12k/mo pre-tax with less than 5yoe. Imagine the quality of life you’ll have in Kiev, for example, where a good salary is $800/mo.
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