Originally Posted by erictby:
What's the different for temporary or permanent? You still have to mixed up with people in both situation. In "expat community", you meet other expat; in normal community, you meet local and maybe expat. Or you just keep yourself out of people.
For family and young kids, the same. Local didn't have family or kids to take care?
Your kids will exposed to different culture while play with different culture and background kids.
Your housewife can learn some local cooking...
Of course, it's not that easy to get the things done. But, let say 20 times you try, I won't think none 1 success.
People always are ego. In their mind, always think, "Why I have to meet them? I have high education, they are not educated / I have high income, they are poor /I am high 'class' people, they are low 'class' people...etc". Mixed up with these kind of people didn't bring any benefit to me, they will bring down my 'class'.
Maybe I am too optimism. I belief this world have more good guys than bad guys, even sometime being cheated or bullied.