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Will China end up owning the World?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by sptrawler, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. SirRumpole

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    Country towns are not good places if you want to be treated as a local unless you are born there.

    If you move up from the big smoke you are treated with suspicion for about 20 years until they finally decide they aren't going to get rid of you so they may as well be decent to you.
     
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    Getting the standoffish treatment from the locals is one thing - getting culturally enriched by Jamal and Tyrone is something else.
     
  3. Macquack

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    I am not sure what you are on about? But if I guess right? What is the difference anyway?
     
  4. luutzu

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    There's way too many brown people where I live so now and then when we go to the city's tourist attractions a bit surprised at how white some people can be. I saw this lady and thought, man she's really pale hope she's alright... then after few more the light bulb flicked on that wait...



    Funny video


     
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  5. luutzu

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    There goes my retirement plan.

    well, high fences and big wide lawn makes good neighbours :D
     
  6. Bill M

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    That's exactly right and why wouldn't they? Where I live is like a country town, none of the mainlanders are interested in living here. Terrible transport, not near railways lines, no restaurants within walking distance, no clubs within walking distance, petrol is more expensive, takes 3 hours to get to the airport etc.

    I like the city too, prefer it much more than living up here, I don't blame them for wanting to buy where the action and facilities are. Oh and I forgot to mention plenty of white red necks up this way, hooning in their cars, yelling out to you from their cars when you are walking along the street, Friday night drunks returning home from the pub pissing on your shrubs and destroying "For Sale" signs in the street, throwing empty beer bottles on to your front lawn..........Arrrhh yes Australian culture. Give me a city apartment with civilised people any day.
     
  7. Bill M

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    That's a funny video but the sad part is that the guy still didn't realise what a jerk he had been after it all, some people will never learn.
     
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  8. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    Yikes, that's not at all my experience with country Australia. I spent 9 years in Ballarat and 3 in Penola, near the Coonawarra. Ballarat was a great place to live and work but Penola was just awesome. Surrounded by vineyards and wineries and some great restaurants....four seasons and tons of red gum to burn....heaven.
     
  9. Bill M

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    No wineries around here, got to go to the Hunter for that. Talk about picking a cupla nice places. Was your Chinese wife with you at the time? If she was, did she like it?
     
  10. qldfrog

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    if as 90% of australians, you end up in the suburbs:
    "Terrible transport, not near railways lines, no restaurants within walking distance, no clubs within walking distance, "
    so between suburb and country I prefer country but why on hell would you be in the country and in the actual town: all disadvantages, no adventage, just get a small farmlet a few km away and you are leaving the dream IMO
     
  11. SirRumpole

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    How good it is !

    :)
     
  12. CanOz

    CanOz Home runs feel good, but base hits pay bills!

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    No Bill, it was before I moved to China and met her. I've managed to get her to like Brisbane though, she was bent on moving to Sydney. She actually lived in Warrnambool for years before she got her citizens too, but shanghai has turned her into a big city girl....:rolleyes:
     
  13. Bill M

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    Yeah ok, settle down, I realise I've made a balls up coming up here. I actually agonise over where I really want to live. The choice comes down the small farmlet or back in the big smoke with everything at the door, still looking and thinking it all through. As I get older and older I am leaning towards a nice, safe apartment in town.

    OK, back to the Chinese, I've met a few and lived amongst them in Sydney. They like being in suburbs that have good transport, Ashfield, Chatswood and the City come to mind. Funny, ACDC's Angus who wears the school uniform (Ashfield High uniform that is) on stage actually came from Ashfield, now it is 90% Chinese. But hey it is the best serviced railway station in Sydney. They like living in safe apartment blocks and not to far from anywhere. Plus they do like to be near friends, and talk about food, Ashfield is well catered for.

    By the way, there are 1,000's of Aussies living overseas, particularly in Asia. They do exactly the same there as what Chinese do here. That is, buy a condo, live in areas predominantly where there are many other foreigners, buy businesses if they really want to, eat Aussie/American/English style food and do not speak the local language. We are all just people doing what we want to within the local laws. Nothing more, nothing less, if someone doesn't like those laws then they should take that up with their respective governments.
     
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    btw Living the dream, not leaving it !!!
    my mistake
     
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    What's a farmlet? Just a few fruit trees, maybe a chicken or two?

    Do people in the country have to kill their own meal? There's an IGA in each town right?
     
  16. CanOz

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    Great post Bill...

    Shanghai's expatriate community is just as you say, monolingual and self associated.
     
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    I think it sometime surprises people that Australia, US, Canada and similar countries were not native European countries. Guess they don't teach that kind of stuff at school.

    All countries and all imperial power does it though. China still paint itself as victims when before Europeans and Japan happen.. .ahem...
     
  18. SirRumpole

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    Not my mistake !

    I bought 40 acres outside a major regional centre 20 years ago and it's been fantastic.

    The neighbor's sheep graze on my paddocks, there is no noise, pollution or objectionable neighbors, little crime and there are supermarkets within 10 minutes etc.

    Downside is the social life, there isn't much to do except go to the pub and I suppose some people could find country life boring and uninspiring if they are gregarians.

    These are the tradeoffs we make for a quiet life.
     
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    So how are the lawns mowed? Do you fenced off a certain area around the house and get a few goats or cows for the rest? Or let the neighbour's stock feed off them?
     
  20. SirRumpole

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    A small amount of lawn around the house is fenced off and mowed with a ride on, the sheep have access to the rest and keep it chewed down.
     
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