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posted on January 5, 2005 at 2:16 am
O well…it’s probably different cultures & different perspectives, etc. I DO agree that Aust. ppl. are much more friendly tho’. Sometimes, when I just smile randomly at ppl. here cos’ I’m happy, I get a “is she nuts?” expression. Lol. 😛
posted on January 5, 2005 at 2:53 am
Hehehehhehehehee I get that too, especially in shopping centres! I once said “ooo that top is really nice” to a lady and she stared at me all panic stricken.
I DO know tons of super nice SG’eans though. Just that in general I see more mean ones than in AU :T
posted on January 5, 2005 at 3:23 am
i think the level on nice-ness of a person depends on city vs. suburbs here in the states. it goes the same in the UK too (i just spent 4 months living in the UK). as for america, you will get your tibits of everything. just make sure when you come to the states, you avoid places like middle american and the south like our president’s state –apparently, almost everyone in texas has a shotgun ;P although in my hometown, good ole NYC, people are neutral to very nasty; like skip the nasty and just go far beyond nasty kind. hehe.
posted on January 5, 2005 at 4:02 am
That’s a good point.. city people are in general always in a rush and so kinda curt. I love the sound of NYC!! I’ve never been there though. But I’ve been to Boston, CA, most of the states and they’re all great 🙂
posted on January 5, 2005 at 3:58 am
I think in the US the best places to live for diversity are California and NYC. Some of those other states can be a bit unfriendly. But I wouldn’t trade living in California for any other place in the world.
(Though there is a ton of places I want to visit.)
Definitely! I’d love NYC, or CA (specifically San Fran, since my relatives live there). I want Sephora, Saks, and Nordstroms 😉
posted on January 5, 2005 at 5:38 am
I think australians are nice pple too. In fact, I think australians are nicer than americans.. just my personal opinion..
posted on January 5, 2005 at 10:46 pm
I think so too, in general anyway!
posted on January 5, 2005 at 8:57 am
I love it in australia as well, unfortunately i couldnt get residence there. But i’d love to live there one day again. Alot of pple question me why, afterall KL isnt all bad, and I grew up here. But it all boils down to the quality of living. Its the lifestyle that draws me to Aus, where its kinda laid-back and pple dont judge u for what u do. Perhaps I can earn alot more here in KL, have a comfortable pay, live in a nice apartment and all, than moving over to Aus where I’ve to compete with the locals (bet it aint easy climbing the corporate ladder when u’re an asian??) and “make it on my own” (no parental/financial support). But then again, at the end of the day i’m not a happy person due to the quality of life I get over here. I’ve lived in Perth for a couple of yrs and i simply love it there and i didnt complain one bit when I had to work 3 jobs. I was happy. I guess there IS something magical about Australia:)
posted on January 5, 2005 at 9:55 pm
You can get PR here later as a ‘skilled worker’ or something like that I think, that’s what a family friend did.
I think KL/SG are awesome countries to *work* in, but I think AU is better to *live* in. in AU I get paid a lot more than my counterparts in SG – starting pay is just higher. But then very senior positions are better in SG ‘cos of the superlow tax rate!
posted on January 5, 2005 at 5:53 pm
Hey, how about we swap then? I’ll got to Austrialia, and you can come to NYC. NYC can be pretty uninviting as well, you’d beem the neutral to uber nasty person here, esp on the train, nobody will give you a seat, but there’s never a dull moment here. CA is more laid back you may like it there better, but here in NYC we definately got the best stores…that and Paris….
posted on January 5, 2005 at 9:53 pm
That would be fab 🙂 I think NYC people are just curt, not unkind or rude? NYC and CA would be great to live in!
posted on January 6, 2005 at 4:38 am
a year in nyc makes me crave for singapore and singaporeans….and that’s saying a lot since i don’t like to be home
posted on January 6, 2005 at 5:31 am
I miss Singapore SO MUCH when I’m away for years at a time.. I miss how lovely the roads are, how clean everything is, how ‘proper’ it looks. But then I don’t miss the rudness and impatience of some of the people 😉
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