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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Oh, of course everyone has their own taste!
    I'm from the UK. I don't miss soggy fish and chips - yep I prefer the fish & chips you get here (or in Japan, was always the nuts!), nice and crispy....(now ducks at all the abuse I'll get for that!)
    Ah yes, you Brits have the fish and chips. And the Yanks have hot dogs and coleslaw. hahaha.

    Here's what I missed:
    1. Going to watch a major league sports game (i.e MLB-Baseball, NFL-Football (that's the U.S Version-Satay ), NBA or NHL). HK is seriously lacking in professional spectator sports. I mean, yeah we got local soccer leagues in HK, but they pale in comparison to the Euro leagues.
    2. Skiing/snowboarding in winter
    3. Cheap cars and gas

    Here's what I don't missed:
    1. The complicated taxes
    2. GM cars-I prefer BMW, hehe.
    3. Red tape
    Last edited by Watercooler; 05-07-2011 at 12:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    Colgate is by far the most common brand of toothpaste here. Whether it's the same as that sold in the US I couldn't say (toothpaste is toothpaste as far as I'm concerned).

    I believe it is true that if you use tampons then the selection here is somewhat more limited than available in the US, but basic ones are available in different "sizes". You might struggle to find some of the more "exotic" varieties though.
    for feminine products, yes i'm talking about tampons. i use playtex gentle glide and tampax pearl, but if they are not commonly available, i will stock up a bit, annoying as that will be.

    also glad to know from posters that colgate is common there!!

    thanks for all your comments so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzysocks:
    for feminine products, yes i'm talking about tampons. i use playtex gentle glide and tampax pearl, but if they are not commonly available, i will stock up a bit, annoying as that will be.

    also glad to know from posters that colgate is common there!!

    thanks for all your comments so far.
    Basically if you have room in your luggage stock up on any of your staple items (especially if you can buy them on sale, since US style sale specials on personal hygiene items are rare - as far as I've seen).
    If you post some of your items plus brands I'm sure someone on here can let you know if its worth bringing or not.

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    ParknShop (a supermarket chain) has Playtex Gentle Glide on its website.


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    Bring Colgate, the stuff here is tailored to the domestic market. Unless you use the basic colgate (White Paste) its going to be hard and pricey to find the one you normally use.

    Also if you use bar soap, bring your own. They have isles dedicated to something called shower cream.



    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzysocks:
    for feminine products, yes i'm talking about tampons. i use playtex gentle glide and tampax pearl, but if they are not commonly available, i will stock up a bit, annoying as that will be.

    also glad to know from posters that colgate is common there!!

    thanks for all your comments so far.

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    Oh yes, definitely bar soap! We've had several fruitless searches for soap here....(and when we did find it - not good). There is Body shop though - and L'Occitane if you're loaded....


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    Quote Originally Posted by HongKongFoot:
    ..shower cream.
    give me strength not to write something else.
    Fiona in HKG likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satay Sue:
    Oh yes, definitely bar soap! We've had several fruitless searches for soap here....(and when we did find it - not good). There is Body shop though - and L'Occitane if you're loaded....
    A&M have a bunch of bar soap, hubby got all excited to discover his favourite American brand (sorry can't remember the name) but I vetoed it as I don't like solid soap, 'things' stick to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    A&M have a bunch of bar soap, hubby got all excited to discover his favourite American brand (sorry can't remember the name) but I vetoed it as I don't like solid soap, 'things' stick to it
    Yeah, in our household it's Mr SS who wants bar soap. Mini-S and I love our shower gels...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona in HKG:
    A&M have a bunch of bar soap, hubby got all excited to discover his favourite American brand (sorry can't remember the name) but I vetoed it as I don't like solid soap, 'things' stick to it
    yes, it should not be a shared thing. and it goes all gooey. not nice.

    Remember the days when some public restrooms would use bar soaps, disgusting!

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