Am I the only one who misses China and East Asia in general after moving back to the States?
I don't really care about the human rights stuff that much, I just feel more comfortable with the environment and people there.
I know where you’re coming from, I miss Beijing and things like being able to take a nice subway ride to go anywhere in the city and feeling pretty safe wherever I went. But when I look up and see the blue sky and white clouds over my head here in the States, I’m happy to be back home.
Beijing was a nice place to stay, visit, whatever. But actually living and starting a life there? No thanks, 2 months was enough for me.
I moved back 3 years ago and I miss a lot of China. But there are definitely things I fucking hated and I don't miss that.
Good: novel situations, food, cheap cheap, speed train, metro, big city life, trips to cool places.
Bad: traffic, stupid cultural inefficiency, anything having to do with the bank, being taken advantage of, all the smoking, shitty air.
yeah, i miss it too and am looking forward to going back.
it's nice that going there is like running away from home lol. make some money, and just generally relax working at happy giraffe. the people are pretty nice and friendly and the food's pretty good. although i do miss having a choice of various cuisines when there (without having to pay an arm and a leg).
when there, i do also miss going to the beach, because the beaches in China just don't really match up to the ones back home lol.
I miss Korea a lot. I miss cheap, healthy food. I miss walking every day and using phenomenal metro, train, and bus systems. So much so that I'm going back for three months soon and hopefully figuring out a work visa sponsorship.
Personally I appreciate your attitude. I mean what on earth does the government has to do with you and why let it affect your judgement about the cultural environments here?
Because the government of a country has a huge impact on a country's cultural environment. I'm pretty indifferent towards China now (I don't really like it or dislike it), but I think I'd like the people here a lot more if China had been a fairly open country for the past few decades. I just find I can speak more openly and have a lot more in common with people from most other countries.
I haven't been back for a long enough period of time to get that feel but I'd surely experience it. I also think that if I come back, the country would have changed so much that I'd be kinda disappointed. Damn, when my favorite Hunan restaurant closed I was already pissed. I miss you, cumin pork ribs. :'(
I've been here a few years and won't go back to the states. I'll work here until I'm ready to retire. Then head to SE asia
Lots of things that are annoying. Superstitions, nothing cold to drink, etc etc.
I miss Japan and Hong Kong. China not so much.