Like Tree391Likes

You think you're turning native when...

Reply
Page 22 of 24 FirstFirst ... 14 19 20 21 22 23 24 LastLast
  1. #211

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,471

    Every morning you go hiking in the mountains......to make sure nature doesn't intrude, you carry a loud, tinny radio with you!


  2. #212

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,960

    You take a holiday abroad but yet spend most of your time in Chinatown eating dim sum
    Buy all the latest branded gear for running / golf / tennis...etc but do not spend any time playing these sports
    Your objective in hiking is so that you can go to that little store that sells tofu dessert


  3. #213

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7,472

    This thread has rapidly become "I don't like locals because..."

    I know I'm turning local when I decide not to have beers in an expat bar because "think of all the food I could buy in Parknshop!"

    (Actually true but it could just be that I'm growing up )

    MovingIn07 and INXS like this.

  4. #214

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Tai Wai
    Posts
    1,352

    When you're walking around town and come across a fridge full of beer and think "nah... it's too early in the day to drink".

    jayinhongkong likes this.

  5. #215

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,154

    when...you start hanging out the laundry outside the window. on a bamboo stick
    when...you start feeling that your 400sqft apt is actually spacious
    when...you start ordering spam/egg instant noodles at the cha chaan teng


  6. #216

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    7,441
    Quote Originally Posted by reprazent:
    when...you start ordering spam/egg instant noodles at the cha chaan teng
    ..... For breakfast......

    Sent from somewhere....

  7. #217

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,713

    I have to get the fuck out of the mid levels and am moving to sham shui Po.

    Last edited by dumbdonkey; 04-06-2013 at 06:20 AM.
    virago and INXS like this.

  8. #218

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The Gutter.... I've moved up in the world
    Posts
    426
    Quote Originally Posted by mrdollars:
    You hang around on expat websites and try lamely to take the piss out of expats whilst drinking coke zero.
    You ardently police expat websites for defectors and split your infinitives whilst drinking coke zero
    mrdollars likes this.

  9. #219

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    76

    When you're constantly trying to do everything extra fast and answer questions no one has asked in order to show people you're smart and that you're a few steps ahead.

    When you speak and talk super carefully in order to avoid being argued against. Local culture have a bit of an ego where they will jump on you whenever they get a chance as foreigners often just let it slide. Could explain how in general locals are more quiet as they don't want to expose themselves to being embarrassed.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using GeoClicks Mobile


  10. #220

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    3,471
    Quote Originally Posted by justjoe86:
    This thread has rapidly become "I don't like locals because..."

    I know I'm turning local when I decide not to have beers in an expat bar because "think of all the food I could buy in Parknshop!"

    (Actually true but it could just be that I'm growing up )
    Someone should email this thread to Apple Daily!

Reply
Page 22 of 24 FirstFirst ... 14 19 20 21 22 23 24 LastLast