I speak fluent Cantonese, and the posters on here thinking that not knowing the language makes no difference at all is absolutely deluded.
Granted I can't read Chinese, so when I catch the news or gossip, I need to view Cantonese Web videos. English local newspapers and TV news only cover some of what's going on, there's so much more out there.
There was a Cantonese Web video about a week or so ago talking about how drug stores are flogging off fake brands of medicine. How many of the expats know this? Can yo tell the difference in the packaging?
As for wet markets, how many of you expats know that locals don't actually pay for small things like spring onions, garlic and ginger? When you buy up to a certain amount, you ask for them and they get thrown in free. I've seen plenty of expats all proud of themselves after managing to buy a bunch of Choi sum and then pay for spring onions.....
You go into a temple, speak with the locals that work there and you learn so much more about the place and the culture. Try that in English.
These ignorant expats live in their own bubble and are too arrogant to either notice it or adapt.
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