WTF since when are there so many Chicagoans in HK? you never make yerselves known around town, i thought i was all by myself here! that's why when i went up to the security guy at Times Square and asked where the bus to Woodfield was he looked at me like i was nuts.
This also explains why my odd exclamations of "Berwyn!!!" never get much love.
i've been off Geoexpat for ages but good to see so many fellow Big Shoulders around...maybe we can hook up for some Honkers Ale and exchange fond memories of the Secretary of State and freaking brown line?
cerberus : we've had a chicagoan's night out .. sadly the Windy city folks were outnumbered by the rest of the 'mericans.
looks like we'll need to have another Chicago party soon! and celebrate Dictator, er I mean, Mob Boss, umm I mean Mayor Daley's recent re-re-re-re-re-election again...
St. Pattie's is coming up! anyone care to organize something?
ok but to answer the original question if it's still relevant:
car culture and having your own car
much quieter and certainly not as crowded
true world city attitudes-good and bad
considering it extremely rude to apply "friendly" slurs to anyone
JEWEL f'ing OSCO and other real supermarkets for normal people
diverse food that's hearty and in big portions
awesome street names
that dark, dank, traditional, woodsy mood only N American cities have
unique urban culture and neighborhoods
lots more but no time to mention all
your travel potential is in the hundreds of miles if you feel like getting away
getting more crowded and meaner
getting more expensive
your travel potential is hundreds of miles of flat farmland basically
infrastructure could do with some upgrading
very aggressive nightlife
i guess for many the spread out feel gets old fast, but i love it
summers are getting rowdier
not so many more that i can think of.
HK's the same...more pros than cons and i can get to those later.
when in in HKG in miss CHG, when in CHG, i miss HKG. don't forget what they say about grass.
hey mock The Daley at your own risk!
you already had a night? thanks for letting me know! here's another con for Chitown folk: lack of loyalty.
My wife & I moved to HK from Chicago in January and definately enjoying HK. However, nothing beats Chicago in the summer. Sure miss my Perry's Delli Sandwiches at lunch, Portillos Beef & Lou Malnati's deep dish.........On the bright side, there is a Morton's in Kowloon, although none of the chains will ever compare to the original...
>> thanks for letting me know!
Yeah.. like I send out individual invitations. Thats why you need to keep checking the site six times a day.
hey KIA...been off the site for like six months, seems nobody missed me dammit.
entropy, give my best to CLTV and have a Dogfish Head at the Maple Leaf for me. DAMMIT.
antway, is the 25th St Pat's? i don't even know.