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    Challenge for all geoexpaters: Make a local smile or laugh.

    Now we all know HK locals aren't known for being particularly friendly or outgoing. So here's the challenge for all of you, make a local smile or laugh on the MTR or at your residential estate or workplace ( and I mean a real smile or laughter, not the kind where locals just fake it to please their expat bosses or customers) .

    In such a grim and fast-paced city like HK, a little smile or laughter can go a long way.

    So are you up to challenge?

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    Seriously!!!
    I don't think it's an issue, people are people and it's irrelevant whether local or expat, some always give you a smile and some won't.
    I usually get few smiles from locals every single day, unless I am cooped up in my home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler:
    Now we all know HK locals aren't known for being particularly friendly or outgoing. So here's the challenge for all of you, make a local smile or laugh on the MTR or at your residential estate or workplace ( and I mean a real smile or laughter, not the kind where locals just fake it to please their expat bosses or customers) .

    In such a grim and fast-paced city like HK, a little smile or laughter can go a long way.

    So are you up to challenge?
    Maybe its just you, don't ask them about their weekend or that garbage. Ask them "sick Jor fan mei?" which means have you eaten yet?

    I predict this thread will be closed in 4 pages due to ranting on both sides.

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    So far today I have made over 200 locals smile.


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    If I was still single I know a few local women I would love to make smile !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklynexpat:
    If I was still single I know a few local women I would love to make smile !
    How cute! An extra bellybutton...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler:
    (and I mean a real smile or laughter, not the kind where locals just fake it to please their expat bosses or customers)...
    This thread's under 'Opinions & Humor' so let's monkey about here some more (before closure)

    Forgive signs of any tooting... own horn here (yuk yuk) but like Bryant's post/hint 'tis EASY getting local young ones - along with their ol' folks - to smile. And I don't mean solely in the context of tutor and pupil etc... but also re complete strangers in the playground or open sitting-out bits 'round shopping centres or by waterfront/beach.

    Yep, true, while dog-tired service staff learn to get by the long working day without barely making an effort, many others if you smile or chit-chat a mo' with 'em first will respond appropriately... Similar stuff in most big cities... Had a HK woman begin a casual convo with me coz she was curious 'bout a colourful Jamie Oliver cookery book I was flipping through on the bus the other day. No shortage of smiles and real momentary connection there.

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    I walk on Bowen Road, early mornings. I meet many old people, all of them say good morning and smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer:
    I walk on Bowen Road, early mornings. I meet many old people, all of them say good morning and smile.
    Does Tung Chee-Hwa ever return greetings or a smile? What about a high-five?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watercooler:
    Now we all know HK locals aren't known for being particularly friendly or outgoing. So here's the challenge for all of you, make a local smile or laugh on the MTR or at your residential estate or workplace ( and I mean a real smile or laughter, not the kind where locals just fake it to please their expat bosses or customers) .

    In such a grim and fast-paced city like HK, a little smile or laughter can go a long way.

    So are you up to challenge?
    well, another expat thread that does not make me smile but make me .....
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