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Good luck... but sounding like ah smartman. 


Just kidding... sounds like a great idea and a worthwile investment, wish I could help but all of my discretional funds tied up in a couple other ventures (and ah do mean woman and drink :D ) right now.
Haha, no worries. I'll fight to the bitter end no matter what - have no choice but to make or find a way.

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Thanks for all the replies.

@Dutty: I do have some other material that I think is decent, but none of it is related to football like the soca warriors dedication. Anyway if things with the school miraculously work out there are so many others things I'd like to get into. One thing at a time though, may not even survive the first step.

Luckily it seems as though I will no longer need a loan from a bank in T&T, at least not right now. The CEO of a relatively large company here offered to help me get a loan through one of her subsidiaries.

This isn't anyone's problem here, but whatever I'll write it anyway. The main problem is I urgently need this money otherwise I'm literally facing bankruptcy. Urgent means this week or next week for the latest. This money is to complete the purchase of an English school in China. I've already poured all of my money into the initial deposit, but now I need to come up with the remainder or it's game over for me. If I wait for that loan to go through it will be too late - they need to do some background checks, risk analysis and so on. Not to mention that I still need to find a Chinese cosigner for the application. All of these problems can be solved, but not quickly enough. Why in the world would I put all my money into something without knowing how or if I could come up with the balance? Well, I believe this is the opportunity of a lifetime and for the last few years I have been trying in vain to see how to either open a school here or become affiliated with one. Teaching in China is what I am passionate about, and perhaps none of you can fully fathom just how enormous the market is with respect to English learning. Every student from primary school to high school needs to learn English and most parents are willing to send their children to lessons after school. For these and so many other reasons I really could not pass up this opportunity, it was extremely risky and most might say excessively silly to put everything I have into this, but the way we view things often changes with time and results. I just had no choice.

What's my point of writing all of this? Well, I'm hoping some kind souls here will be willing to lend me some money - any amount you can afford will be appreciated. As soon as my loan is secured I will return the money with interest, but nothing astronomical as the transition period after I enter the school will be a bit difficult. I have loads of experience with this sort of thing because this is more or less what I have been doing and involved in for the last 8 years.

In my desperation I even considered reaching out to some Trinis who have been successful, who seem like genuinely nice people and are possibly accessible. The first two people I thought of were Ato Boldon and Shaka Hislop. Haha, of course the point now is both how to get in touch with them and even if I were to why should they help me out? 

That's enough of me pouring out my soul here… don't know what else to say, don't know what else to do. Everything is beyond my control now and all I can hope for is a second miracle. Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to help out regardless of the type of assistance offered.


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@davyjenny1: 
Haha, naive or lacking common sense for sure, but my philosophy is that there is no harm in asking - sometimes the results or answers can surprise you.

@vb
Yes, in the long run it will, because I will arrange student groups who will travel to T&T.

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I have not lived in T&T for the last 12 years. Is it at all possible to get a loan for a business? Even more concerning is that the business is based in China.

Thanks for any and all pertinent information.


Thought it might be better to edit this post to add this here. Mods please forgive me if I'm going against any rules in doing so.
Thanks for all the replies.

@Dutty: I do have some other material that I think is decent, but none of it is related to football like the soca warriors dedication. Anyway if things with the school miraculously work out there are so many others things I'd like to get into. One thing at a time though, may not even survive the first step.

Luckily it seems as though I will no longer need a loan from a bank in T&T, at least not right now. The CEO of a relatively large company here offered to help me get a loan through one of her subsidiaries.

This isn't anyone's problem here, but whatever I'll write it anyway. The main problem is I urgently need this money otherwise I'm literally facing bankruptcy. Urgent means this week or next week for the latest. This money is to complete the purchase of an English school in China. I've already poured all of my money into the initial deposit, but now I need to come up with the remainder or it's game over for me. If I wait for that loan to go through it will be too late - they need to do some background checks, risk analysis and so on. Not to mention that I still need to find a Chinese cosigner for the application. All of these problems can be solved, but not quickly enough. Why in the world would I put all my money into something without knowing how or if I could come up with the balance? Well, I believe this is the opportunity of a lifetime and for the last few years I have been trying in vain to see how to either open a school here or become affiliated with one. Teaching in China is what I am passionate about, and perhaps none of you can fully fathom just how enormous the market is with respect to English learning. Every student from primary school to high school needs to learn English and most parents are willing to send their children to lessons after school. For these and so many other reasons I really could not pass up this opportunity, it was extremely risky and most might say excessively silly to put everything I have into this, but the way we view things often changes with time and results. I just had no choice.

What's my point of writing all of this? Well, I'm hoping some kind souls here will be willing to lend me some money - any amount you can afford will be appreciated. As soon as my loan is secured I will return the money with interest, but nothing astronomical as the transition period after I enter the school will be a bit difficult. I have loads of experience with this sort of thing because this is more or less what I have been doing and involved in for the last 8 years.

In my desperation I even considered reaching out to some Trinis who have been successful, who seem like genuinely nice people and are possibly accessible. The first two people I thought of were Ato Boldon and Shaka Hislop. Haha, of course the point now is both how to get in touch with them and even if I were to why should they help me out? 

That's enough of me pouring out my soul here… don't know what else to say, don't know what else to do. Everything is beyond my control now and all I can hope for is a second miracle. Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to help out regardless of the type of assistance offered.



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General Discussion / Re: Internet Service Providers in T&T
« on: February 22, 2010, 06:38:54 AM »
Thanks for your reply Jah Goal... unfortunately the Greendot website doesn't have any prices listed.

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General Discussion / Internet Service Providers in Trinidad
« on: February 22, 2010, 12:10:18 AM »
For those of you based in Trinidad, do you mind sharing some details about your current internet connection?

I'm most interested in some things like speed, monthly price and company.

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to answer.

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Football / Re: Any Highlights of T&T vs USA?
« on: October 16, 2008, 07:15:04 PM »
Hey QWY u still around what's up brudder?

Yeah I'm still around.

Haha, I just don't post much...

Also ever since the last server move I haven't been online much as the website is unavailable in China. It's not blocked because of content though, but probably just because of the IP or something like that if it's on a shared server.

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Football / Re: Any Highlights of T&T vs USA?
« on: October 16, 2008, 09:55:27 AM »
Thanks for the highlights, but does anyone know where (if at all) I can get the full game?

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This is extremely useful and should solve all your problems ;) - http://www.zamzar.com/

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday to de one and only Tallman!
« on: May 05, 2008, 01:27:14 PM »
Happy Birthday Tallman!  :beermug: :beermug:

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Football / Thank you CIC!
« on: November 28, 2007, 01:19:58 AM »
Thanks for the effort. The better team did not prevail in the semi-final, but that's football for you - 2+2 is not always 4. ;)

Anyway, I just wanted to start this thread to say that it has been a great season. I'm looking forward to more achievements next year.  :beermug:

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Football / Re: Saints put the hurt on Malick.
« on: November 17, 2007, 12:51:34 AM »
Haha, that's great news! :D

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Football / Re: EXACTLY 2 YEARS AGO AT THIS EXACT MINUTE...
« on: November 17, 2007, 12:34:06 AM »
Hmm, I was in my room watching the game in the early hours of the morning (I think it was already morning). I'm sure everyone else around me must have heard me celebrating our goal, then protesting the disallowed 'goal' and finally celebrating the final whistle!

The game was live in China, but because of the time difference it was either late at night or very early in the morning. I was too excited, so I can't remember exactly what time it was here. :P I'll never forget that day though, never!


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Football / Re: 'Saints' shock 'Tigers' in InterCol.
« on: November 09, 2007, 07:27:33 PM »
White and Blue posse!
watch meh ;)
present and accounted for
Also here! :)

Good job CIC.

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Football / Re: Carlos in Reserve Game tonite
« on: November 06, 2007, 08:20:50 AM »
I can't wait for Carlos to get back into the side.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he wont suffer any more setbacks.

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Football / Re: CALLING ALL FORUMITES!!! URGENT!!!
« on: September 21, 2007, 08:44:54 AM »
# 5 was the best.

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Football / Re: European Championship Qualifying games
« on: September 08, 2007, 06:50:44 PM »
Haha, I am from T&T and not China, but living in China.

I was looking for some old videos on another forum and was referred to this one by oconnorg.. he told me that maybe I could find what I was looking for here. I visit this forum quite often, but most of the time I just lurk in the background.

SUPA, don't worry about your questions, I'm not easily offended.  :beermug:

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Football / Re: European Championship Qualifying games
« on: September 08, 2007, 03:37:57 AM »
Italy vs. France should be the best match, unless Israel pulls off an upset. ;)

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Football / Re: Does Dwight Yorke belong in the Hall of Fame
« on: September 08, 2007, 12:00:40 AM »
Going back to what was mentioned before about players who have never won a World Cup; some great players have never even played in a World Cup.

The first two that come to my mind are George Best and Ryan Giggs, and I think both of them have strong cases for inclusion in any HOF.

Dwight also has a strong case and I think he does belong there.

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Football / Re: AFC Asian Cup 2007
« on: July 11, 2007, 11:05:19 AM »
Yup, I'm following it.

South Korea and Saudi Arabia just tied 1-1.
Haha, the lights went out near the end of the game.  :D

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Football / Yorke to leave Sunderland?
« on: May 28, 2007, 10:43:58 AM »
Just read this from soccernet.com where they were speculating on who will be added and who would be leaving which teams. Here's a quote:

SUNDERLAND
ONE TO GET: Nicky Butt. The ex-Man United midfielder could be first on Roy Keane's transfer list to help keep the Black Cats in the Premiership. Another former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may also be of interest as his Old Trafford career looks to be on the slide.

ONE TO GO: Dwight Yorke. An important figure in Sunderland's promotion push, but surely another stint in the fast-paced Premiership will prove too much for the 35-year-old, even if he is playing in midfield these days. A lucrative move to the MLS, or maybe a move into coaching could beckon?  :o


This is not news, but just an opinion. What do you think? Personally, I don't think he will be leaving Sunderland. He may not see much playing time, but I would be surprised if he leaves.

Full article here: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=432875&root=england&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos1&cc=4716
PS: I hope this hasn't already been posted, because it was written a few days ago...

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Football / Re: QWT & other Terracotta Warriors
« on: July 29, 2006, 10:07:53 AM »
Nice man... what are you doing in Beijing and how long have you been there?
I hope you don't mind me asking.  :beermug:

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Football / Re: QWT & other Terracotta Warriors
« on: July 27, 2006, 11:59:25 PM »
Thanks...
I'm in Shijiazhuang which is about 2 or 3 hours south of Beijing by train.
Sorry to anyone I haven't responded to.. I haven't been on the site in quite some time.. too busy with work.

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Football / Re: Soca Warriors Video - check it out
« on: July 09, 2006, 07:00:47 AM »
Dais de BEST one yet  :cheers:

QWT is you create dat ting dred???...if so NICE work

all de way in china oui


Yes, I made the video...

QWT,
Yuh cud email meh de last frame with de pics of don leo and dem ....


Yeah, sure... haha give me your email address and I'll send it to you.
Otherwise I can upload it and then you can download it... whichever way suits you.

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Football / Re: Soca Warriors Video - check it out
« on: July 08, 2006, 10:27:13 PM »
OWT, is it possible to get downloads of the entire 3 games from you. The commentary you have on
the clips I have seen is way more exciting to what we were  presented....Thanks


I don't have the full games... just highlights. I'll update the original post with links to download the highlights. I'm not sure about in Trinidad, but I can't always access www.megaupload.com from in China (because of web-traffic restrictions).. so if it's a problem, let me know and I'll upload the highlights to another server.

I guess I might as well include the links in this post as well:
SWEDEN: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1X6MUNX4
ENGLAND: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4I0VFH1
PARAGUAY: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=46A22Z0H
Soca Warriors Dedication: http://d.turboupload.com/d/762957/Soca_Warriors__Dedication.wmv.html

Anything else you need, just ask!  :beermug:

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Football / Re: Soca Warriors Video - check it out
« on: July 07, 2006, 07:41:29 AM »
I echo all the previous replies.

Nice compliations - good memories.  I downloaded it and will share it as well,

Thanks QWT.  Are you an ex-pat in China? or just visiting or just a non-Trini who enjoyed watching the T&T team?

Ex-pat

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Football / Re: Soca Warriors Video - check it out
« on: July 07, 2006, 03:46:37 AM »
QWT...my simplified chinese is very rusty, but the quote at the end seems to say:

"onion, garlic, vegetables ... everyone loves different things".  Is this correct?

I guess it's a literal translation, but in general it means that everyone has their own taste.

Yeah you are correct, it more or less says "carrots, spinach(well green vegetables): different people like different things"
Anyway, I used Chinese so that people could interpret it different ways... haha I didn't expect too many people to know the meaning. (I was thinking that some people would assume that the chinese was some cuss words or the like)

Anyway, I updated the original post to include a download link.. please share the video.

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Football / Re: Soca Warriors Video - check it out
« on: July 07, 2006, 03:37:45 AM »
Dais de BEST one yet  :cheers:

QWT is you create dat ting dred???...if so NICE work

all de way in china oui


Yes, I made the video...

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Football / Soca Warriors Video - check it out
« on: July 06, 2006, 08:24:46 PM »
A video compilation of the Soca Warriors in Germany.  ;)

Watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX5cToAjsLw

Download:
update* http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=BFCCEDAA30A44AE5
I uploaded the video to yousendit, so you can download the video as well if you like.

update#2** http://d.turboupload.com/d/762957/Soca_Warriors__Dedication.wmv.html
Here is another link. I think this server is a permanent host.. so there shouldn't be any problems downloading the video.

update#3***: If you want to download highlights of the three games then try these links:
SWEDEN: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1X6MUNX4
ENGLAND: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V4I0VFH1
PARAGUAY: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=46A22Z0H

Enjoy!

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Football / Re: BAHRAIN DVD! Let me hear all yuh....!
« on: January 17, 2006, 04:06:54 PM »
Put me down for one.
I've been observing this site for some time... that dvd is something that I really want to get as soon as it's available. I already know I will have to get some family member to hold one for me as I can't get anything delivered here...
Thanks for making this piece of Trini history something that we can all share.
Peace!

boy it really have Trinis everywhere.  look a man quite in flickin China  :o
yes oui.. there are Trinis everywhere!


Put me down for one.
I've been observing this site for some time... that dvd is something that I really want to get as soon as it's available. I already know I will have to get some family member to hold one for me as I can't get anything delivered here...
Thanks for making this piece of Trini history something that we can all share.
Peace!

how yuh mean yuh cyar geh nuttin delivered dey...yuh on Mars or what? ;D

Vibes it up!!!

Nah... sometimes things "disappear" in the mail, regardless of how it is sent.... haha might as well be on Mars.

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