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Who is leaving HK, Anecdotal Evidence - Part 2

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  1. #971

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateM:
    Walked into Gateway Supermarket in Central to do some shopping for our kids and looks like they'll be "leaving HK" end of February. Anyone have some good recommendations on places to buy Lucky Charms and Pop Tarts?
    There is another US store in central in L/G Asia Standard Tower, maybe check there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    My work is in HK and I live in a huge 4000+ sqft house in Australia. I also drive a BMW

    It is MUCH MUCH cheaper to fly from Australia to HK every month, 1 week of hotel accomodation in HK every month, than it is to have my whole family in HK and pay crazy prices for international school. My company used to pay HK$280,000/year for 2 kids international school in HK. Now I can just work from big house in Australia and if I travel to HK once a month the flight/accomodation maybe around $120,000k/year. My company agreed to this arrangement because it saves them shitloads and makes everyone happy and I still keep HK job.
    Mad jealous of you mate. I wish I could find such a flexible job like that. You must also rack up them Qantas Points!

    If I could find a job like that, I would also consider leaving haha. It's like getting the best of both worlds!
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  3. #973

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateM:
    Anyone have some good recommendations on places to buy Lucky Charms and Pop Tarts?
    Pop Tarts.. pop tarts pop tarts pop tarts..

    https://www.veed.io/view/0c471778-2b...8-a1dda6c13295

    I strongly disagree. The instructions are vital for a very small segment of the population.. the ones who will complain that there should have been a label warning ppl not to open and consume the desiccant packet that came with their shoes.

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    Looks like I missed a massive food debate. Btw, no way someone can factually state that HK has better choice. Sure HK has cheaper food but variety is lacking. Even with regards to 'foreign' food there is just an overdose of Japanese and Italian mostly. Just look at the restaurant choice on Openrice or something. Anything 'foreign' also tends to be pricey. On the other hand, here in London, lots more variety and not necessarily much more expensive. Maybe because not everything is a franchise owned by a classic HK duopoly? Though yes, HK cuisine here isn't the most brilliant in London, I will admit. Would be a little sad though if HK cuisine in HK was worse (not considering Cafe de Coral, Fairwood and Maxim's as 'cuisine' btw).

    Anyway.

    https://hongkongfp.com/2023/02/01/ov...o-visa-scheme/

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    Coworker leaving for Canada with his gf. He's only a few years out of uni and has never left Asia! I expect the cultural shock for him to be huge, especially since he wants to move outside his comfort zone and not associate with other HKers. He's very, very local. Gotta respect his courage to jump in the deep end though!


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