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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptmonkey:

    Strategy for packing for a family of four and a dog?
    Hire packers and go out for the day.

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    Presumably you've talked to your wife about your feelings on the move right? I mean really getting things off your chest.
    This might sound silly and obvious, but from personal experience and from seeing a lot of marriages, relationships get in to trouble because of such a move to Hong Kong, I would recommend that you do it, if you haven't already.
    Sometimes, a spouse/partners don'sen't fully realise the impact such a move is having the other who may for instance be just going along with it not to rock the boat. Not saying that this is happening in your case, but its something to bear in mind. Also, its true that the first few months can be challenging and this can compound any uneasy feelings you are having now, and later get vented against your family members an cause friction.

    Loz


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    Quote Originally Posted by alohautopia:
    That seems to me the most exciting part of living abroad: getting a fresh set of eyes. A lot of people in my current workplace do not even try to travel, so just imagine them in new places.

    How did you deal with this, Carang?
    I hear what you are saying. Whats even more bizarre is working with expats who live on the Island and don't ever ever go anywhere further than Happy Valley.

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    Loz_2: Thanks for you concerns. Like most couples we're talking things out about many aspects of life. It's always the goal that matters most. Having that in mind should help with everything else.


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    We've been in HK for two weeks and still haven't found a place to rent. Been nutty trying to figure it out. Balancing out the facilities and pre-school for the kids (2 and 3 YO), wife's job in Tuen Mun and where I'll probably find employment for a writer/ESL Teacher, HK Island (?).

    The heat's is doing a number on me. Fall without cool breezes...weird.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptmonkey:
    We've been in HK for two weeks and still haven't found a place to rent. Been nutty trying to figure it out. Balancing out the facilities and pre-school for the kids (2 and 3 YO), wife's job in Tuen Mun and where I'll probably find employment for a writer/ESL Teacher, HK Island (?).

    The heat's is doing a number on me. Fall without cool breezes...weird.
    oh it seems nice and cool to me...

    Don't stress scriptmonkey! You'll find a nice place soon enough.

    Keep posting on this forum, and we'll give opinion/advice, and maybe even meet you for a drink when you're settled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squid:
    oh it seems nice and cool to me...

    Don't stress scriptmonkey! You'll find a nice place soon enough.

    Keep posting on this forum, and we'll give opinion/advice, and maybe even meet you for a drink when you're settled.
    Thanks Squid. That's what we're doing. After we settle I intend to relax and catch up on many--many things I'm putting off since coming here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptmonkey:
    The heat's is doing a number on me. Fall without cool breezes...weird.
    My perception is that the seasons have shifted a few weeks in the last decade. When I came here I remember the hot season (let's define that as nights of 25 degrees or more) as late-April to early-October; now it's early- to mid-May to late October or early November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapid_jap:
    You might laugh about this one but my first fear (which made me lock myself up in a washroom and cry for 30 min.) was tall buildings )))
    Glad you said that. When I first got here I got this weird sort of vertigo when walking around SoHo/ LKF. I got really freaked out about never being on level ground. Once or twice I wanted to lie down as I got this strange fear I would somehow fall off the world............yeah I know I now sound really weird and I promise this was not alcohol induced paranoia!! Before I came I never thought that steep roads would be the thing that threw me a little - it never even occurred to me. At the same time the things I did worry about proved to be unfounded.

    As a recent arrival I cant add much to what people have already said-just give it a go. I have been overwhelmed by how friendly and inclusive people are in HK, so enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOJITT:
    Glad you said that. When I first got here I got this weird sort of vertigo when walking around SoHo/ LKF. I got really freaked out about never being on level ground. Once or twice I wanted to lie down as I got this strange fear I would somehow fall off the world............yeah I know I now sound really weird and I promise this was not alcohol induced paranoia!! Before I came I never thought that steep roads would be the thing that threw me a little - it never even occurred to me. At the same time the things I did worry about proved to be unfounded.

    As a recent arrival I cant add much to what people have already said-just give it a go. I have been overwhelmed by how friendly and inclusive people are in HK, so enjoy!
    Thanks for sharing LOJITT.

    If you any of you see someone plowing through the streets with a double stroller, it just may be me. Been getting either surprised and positive stares, to the, er, not so positive comments.

    There sure are a lot of stairs here

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