napseb68 wrote:Leaving - Oz in my op is a great place - but it may be bad for you !
Its not abt their mindset - its yours!!
I worked and lived there and rem only good things abt auzzies and their wonderful country - by same token so many sing/msians have gone there and hated it and returned- giving up their PR!
why - cos the same things i liked - they hated!
Why - Cos of mindset rigidity/ unwillingness to accept the aussie culture -
On thing for sure - you will be judged for who you are and nothing else - and that means your charactor -
Sure u'll find rude obnox pple in oz - but u find them in msia, sing, bangkok etc
By and large the Oz are a welcoming bunch and only discriminate against the rude/ the high&mighty/ and the xenophobic
( i think thats the word - for hating other cultures??)
I rem of their love learning of new cultures - that why they travel so much!!
Just dont rant and rave abt yr culture as if its superior - they happen to like their culture too you know!
rem - you re on their ground - and their ground means their rules - dont push in a line/ invite ur neighs if u have a BBQ/ dont ask q's like 'how much money do u make' or how much did u pay for tht house / dont go on the speedy check out with 40 items!!/ dont stick with just friends of the same col/race & worse still dont treat those of diff col/race differently even u get away with it here - you wont get away with it tehre / dont make a nuinsance of urself by complaining cos the shops close early/ dont talk abt your flashier life back home cos they may just ask u to go back there/ treat service pple with great respect - anythig else and u will learn rejection / dont complain abt ther efficiencies - they do it their way at their pace and know what they're doing /dont speak chinese in frnt of nonchinese friends - its not polite & u know tt, its just that here u get away with it/ dont for god's sake - make them dislike u !!
sure - u will not find cheap hawker stalls and chinese are NOT the majority so you may find yourself no more than a "regular joe" - if you have prblm being 'regular joe' - then dont go !!
rem - charactor is all they are going to decide on - if you've not developed a world-aware and accepting character - u may be very lonely in aus!
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