I decided to just up and go to Thailand from America with no potential job and 2.5 months’ worth of savings and no prior experience.
I remember talking with someone on how his friend decided to just up and go to SF with no potential job and just a few month's worth of savings. He's gonna be in for one rough awakening, I thought. That would just scare me, and you can't even guarantee other non-programming related job offers to come up within that span of time.
That’s why I now have a nice game-development job here in Tokyo and have lived/worked in 3 different countries around the world making video games.
Things always work out, or else you would see a lot more bums than you do. Nothing comes to those who take no risks. Everything comes to those who do.
You should probably find out how that guy is doing right now. He is likely much better-off than you think.
I probably should, a few others and I were mostly under the impression that he wanted to only apply directly for his desired profession instead of additionally trying simpler, shorter-term jobs like a grocery cashier as a stepping stone for living within his means.