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We expats are a motely, often disgruntled bunch. What do you miss most from home?

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by Bebasguy, Jan 8, 2012.

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  1. ChMacQueen

    ChMacQueen DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

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    This is part of the Filipino problem. Yes they will try and ignore you be it government or big business's. But enough complaints, enough voices, and enough loss of money and they do start to listen. Why do you think foreigners get "special" treatment it seems when we go into offices? Why do internet provides rush to send us foreigners techs when our internet is crap and sometimes up our bandwidth for free? Its because we get in their face, we get loud about it, we spread the word and we get others to join us. But if you just stay quiet and never try and fight nothing ever gets better, just worse. More people involved more power the people have.

    Its a bit sickening in ways that it often feels us foreigners are fighting more for the filipino people then the filipino people themselves are fighting for.

    I also have to agree the comment on brain drain may be sounding a bit harsh but mostly true. The Philippines sends its brightest and best overseas leaving very little of high intelligence behind besides those pulling all the strings. They few smarter left behind who don't go overseas are usually looking for a way to get out as well.
     
  2. Onggoy Diyos

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    First and foremost,I miss the respect I had back home. Life is rough when you are a foreigner, and treated worse than a terrorist...

    Cheap electronics.

    Cheap pizza, snacks, ice cream, and so on.

    Cheap internet. at 200 times the speed!

    I miss a lot. I guess it's worth a 10 quid mortgage to live in the zombie apocalypse....
     
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    hemmm walmart i have a friend from au he sends these emails from theis site peopleofwalmart.com i dont think i would miss walmart check it out if you have never seen it
     
  4. Onggoy Diyos

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    After living in the 'States for a number of years, it is both amusing and a thing to miss.

    The people are INSANE. And ho can beat oranges and furniture from China, for a fraction of the price of hat they cost IN CHINA!?
     
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    Yes "Torilian" I am thinking a lot about the things mentioned by you but I got myself pretty good adjusted and can take almost anything with a smile, as a individual you are quite powerless against this forces but they will destroy them self
    with their insatiable greed, we just have to be patience and wait a bit longer...
     
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    I think that you do not really get it, you can go anywhere nowadays and encounter exactly the same attitude in a lot of the people! If you are at the low end of the playing field(where most of the Humans live)where it's always muddy and where it smells you do lose your drive for improvements because you do not have time or want to improve, it simply is the situation your stuck in and you can try yourself to live like that, give away your Credit card, sever your ties from where you came from, climb down into the reality of live with out power(power to move/change things)influence or connections and you soon will appreciate the cheap alcohol and a bowed head whenever you encounter anybody with Authority...
     
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    I was homeless for a year, no family, no friends, no government help (white male after all). I saw hundreds of homeless people the same way seeing that its a hard way up and out and no one to help them and they gave up to stick to their drug of choice be it alcohol, illegal drugs, or cigarettes. I had to work my butt off to climb back up and it took me a year to get from being homeless and longer to get into a decent position but I did it with no one offering to do it for me. Now I see this as the same situation, all these people have given up feeling hopeless and not seeing a way out.

    However from my unique perspective of being fully down and out I learned that your drive needs to come from seeing that around you and wanting more and wanting better. If one person can get the drive to improve themselves and that 1 person manages and teaches 2 more people and those 2 people manage and they each teach 2 more we are well on our way to making a change. But instead everyone would rather tell everyone else its hopeless in part because they don't want to see anyone else succeed and in doing so prove that the one saying its hopeless is wrong. Again and again I have proven my point that if people stand up to wrongs they can win. PLDT screws you over with bad speed go in and cause a fuss, use the same thinking they hope you will use against them which is to just back down. Watch them back down when challenged.

    I believe one person can move nations and we have seen it yet try and turn a blind eye. If one person can start people moving those people add weight and that weight can topple anything.... as long as people are willing to take a stand. But as long as people want to just sit back and wait for someone else to do it that someone else will never appear.

    People can start small and get support in their community, neighbors and friends. Start local and the idea will become like a flame drawing more to it until its a raging bonfire. That bonfire spreads then like a forest fire consuming all.

    Proof enough look in the last 3 years in the US. People have had enough and a few started ideas and those ideas are now spreading over most of the states if not all. Ideas like ending forced Unionism, enforcement of immigration laws, putting Americans first. There is a huge movement going on the Media is covering up and many people try and turn a blind eye to as they just hope someone else does all the work.
     
  8. simple mind

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    Ok, so you have some first hand experience in poor man's living in a FIRST world country, good for you but this is not the FIRST world!!!
    How much middle class do you have in the States or in the UK, Germany etc. How many poor do you have?
    You can not compare this, how many Filipinos are connected to the Internet, how many in the FIRST world?
    I am watching the "Shut Down Wallstreet" movement and I am not impressed at all, the people are to much dependent on the SYSTEM
    to seriously harm it.
    Like, where you do not bite the hand that feeds you, this will only change after a very serious Break Down of the monetary SYSTEM and supply lines.
    Wait and see...
     
  9. Onggoy Diyos

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    Did you post in the correct thread?
     
  10. Onggoy Diyos

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    You miss shutting down wall street?

    I still miss cheap pizza, and respect...
     
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