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  1. #11

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    Sydney is an expensive city, and so is Hong Kong. I'm used to this kinda lifestyle. I don't wanna be begging... Is that ok?
    Its fine, as long as you're mentally prepared for the shock of standing on your own two feet (eventually) my budget is only slightly more than yours at $45-$50k a month, but I've worked my nuts off for it.

  2. #12

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    makwaa seems to be starting off great by getting an internship. No need for hositility towards other people who are fortunate enough to have parents to support them while they get on their 2 feet.. this time is crucial and it's great that Makwaa is trying to get a head start.

    My mom does the same for me.. long as i'm in School , living expenses are paid for.

    people here in the states seem to have a huge problem with this.. and b/c of it i've dealt with many jealousy issues. it's getting old .


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    the problem isn't limited to the US, ticket2ride. Australia has a phenomenon called 'tall poppy syndrome' where any 'poppy' able to stick its head above the rest is pulled down by the ones around it.
    The reality is we all come from different backgrounds and lifestyles, and people shouldn't be pigeonholed as 'rich kids' burning daddy's money on WanChai hookers. That's not fair. My parents have the means to support my lifestyle overseas, and i make no apologies for it.


  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by makwaa1
    My parents have the means to support my lifestyle overseas, and i make no apologies for it.
    If your internship is a chance for you to stand on your own two feet and gain some independence, then a heavy subsidy from your parents rather defeats the purpose, don't you think?

  5. #15

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    nothing against parents supporting their children, my parents did it.
    i was having a go at his hilarious comment that he would need 24k per month spending $$ after expenses so as not have to go "begging."
    I think this kid needs to do some further research about hong kong.


  6. #16

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    back to the original topic...

    Carloscad, are we talking 40K plus bonus? Recruitment consultants can get substantial quarterly bonus if I am not mistaken?


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    Wait a second here! Why is everyone badmouthing WanChai hookers? They need to make a living too

    Seriously kid, enjoy your opportunity in HK. An international internship is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just remember to say thanks to your folks once in a while.


  8. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by makwaa1
    the problem isn't limited to the US, ticket2ride. Australia has a phenomenon called 'tall poppy syndrome' where any 'poppy' able to stick its head above the rest is pulled down by the ones around it.
    The reality is we all come from different backgrounds and lifestyles, and people shouldn't be pigeonholed as 'rich kids' burning daddy's money on WanChai hookers. That's not fair. My parents have the means to support my lifestyle overseas, and i make no apologies for it.
    i don't even know how often I get shit from people b/c my mom supports my lifestyle etc.. People have a huge thing against it. God forbid we have different backgrounds. People automatically assume I/we are spoiled.. Jealousy is rough eh?

    I'm thankful to have my mom who supports me while I figure out what to do with myself with a certain career path I'm choosing to go with. What we are , is lucky. Some people aren't as fortunate and their parents aren't able to afford to support them completely til they get on their own two feet.

    Ditto on making no apologies for it.

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