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Relocating from NYC to HK

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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3011d
    I agree with you 100%. I am talking to my company now for the move in Q1 2020. So I'm hoping things will be somewhat resolved by then...

    Thank you!
    Its a smart move if you have a luxury to postpone it a bit and be comfortable with the situation here, Its not like you are a fresher and desperate to make money at any cost and all that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nivantj
    Its a smart move if you have a luxury to postpone it a bit and be comfortable with the situation here, Its not like you are a fresher and desperate to make money at any cost and all that..
    IMO even if there is some sort of settlement (probably not the perfect descriptor) I think when you see the crowds turn out at the malls and in the streets and you measure the general sentiment, there will always be some apprehension toward 2047 and one man one vote will always be in the back of the minds of the people. So you should prepare to live in such an environment. I'm not sure what your motivation is for coming to Greater China. Maybe its to discover your cultural roots and/or you are just adventurous and/or its to improve your career trajectory. My advice is get it out of your system but at the end of the day you will prefer to live in the US. What you are contemplating now was best done in the early 2000's to the mid 2000's and before the financial crisis. That was the golden years to be an expat in this part of the world IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d3011d
    Thanks so much for your input. Really appreciate it...
    It is super interesting that there are no similar alternatives in HK... I imagined there would be...
    I am pretty low key and being Asian American, I hope I can blend in better than non-Asian foreigners. Although I will have different challenges; looking the same outside but cultural gap inside...
    Thanks again!
    There are activities that are equivalent to Hong Kongers e.g. its pretty easy to join a group doing tai chi in the park, mahjong is popular here, its a lot cheaper to sing a whole night of karaoke than I expect it will be in NY, there are still some cheapish street stalls in Central and Jordan, theres often some underground music in This Town Needs. But yes there are fewer options than NY I think.
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