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Post by macaroonie » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 4:44 pm

Well i didn't come for the money but more for the experience... i believe there are quite a few expats out there who have also come for the experience .. aren't there????

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Post by hibri2 » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 4:49 pm

macaroonie wrote: i believe there are quite a few expats out there who have also come for the experience .. aren't there????
i came here for the fun and adventure of a far away and exotic land...

there are some of us (who didnt come for money) here and more now with all the recession and the fact that expats packages are just a huge waster and people will travel anyway with or without it.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 4:57 pm

15-yrs ago i most certainly moved to Asia for the money!

Nowadays, i might confess that people do it for the "experience" but it's more likely because it is easier to find work here now than any other place in Europe or the US ;)

In which case....... it's still for the money though just less of it.

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Post by durain » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 5:05 pm

i didnt do it for the money (yeah rite), i did it for the hainan boneless chicken rice. :P :)

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Post by terrymc » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 9:14 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:Okay but 20-bucks a day is still a fraction compared to a hotel and since you no doubt rent the master room, including utilities i would say the landlord is only covering the extra cost for electric and water for your brother taking showers in those days.

I think its quite fair to be honest, otherwise the landlord is also paying for your brother to stay.
And what to say when a couple stay (2 persons) the rent is the same rate
For the same rate they use electricity and water, right!!!!
I don't care about paying 20$ ,but wherever you go you feel that local people try to pump your money that's one of the reason I'm going back to my country.

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Post by terrymc » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 9:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That shouldn't surprise. Most expats come here because of the money as well. :wink:
Sorry I came here (under local contract) because I had another idea of the chinese culture but I was wrong. But only a few have a different mindset(not always mind oriented to money) and are very nice people.

Humm I'm going to have enemy soon :D

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Post by durain » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 9:49 pm

terrymc wrote:but wherever you go you feel that local people try to pump your money that's one of the reason I'm going back to my country.
so in your country, if i were in your shoes, i dont have to pay extra to the landlord?

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Post by terrymc » Thu, 30 Jul 2009 10:21 pm

durain wrote:
terrymc wrote:but wherever you go you feel that local people try to pump your money that's one of the reason I'm going back to my country.
so in your country, if i were in your shoes, i dont have to pay extra to the landlord?
Excuse me but do I pay to rent a room in condo or I pay for a room in Hotel!!!!
In Europe the lanlord just want his money every month,that's all.
When we have friends or family we can invite them to stay as long as they want.
If we have a diner and we drink a bit , we don't need to call the lanlord at the end of the diner to ask the permission if they can stay and how much?
In that case they don't need to drive back to their home and it's safe for every body, no?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:53 am

So what is a B & B? Or Room & board? I though B & B's originated in Europe.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:55 am

terrymc wrote:
durain wrote:
terrymc wrote:but wherever you go you feel that local people try to pump your money that's one of the reason I'm going back to my country.
so in your country, if i were in your shoes, i dont have to pay extra to the landlord?
Excuse me but do I pay to rent a room in condo or I pay for a room in Hotel!!!!
In Europe the lanlord just want his money every month,that's all.
When we have friends or family we can invite them to stay as long as they want.
If we have a diner and we drink a bit , we don't need to call the lanlord at the end of the diner to ask the permission if they can stay and how much?
In that case they don't need to drive back to their home and it's safe for every body, no?

You signed the lease and understood the contract, nuff said, done deal. The landlord doesn't even have to accept your friend.

You ask if you're renting a condo or hotel........my friend, which is cheaper? I'm sure if it were the hotel we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Next you bring up;
And what to say when a couple stay (2 persons) the rent is the same rate. For the same rate they use electricity and water, right!!!!
Who's to say the landlord would a) rent to a couple b) keep the rent the same.

The fact is IF the landlord rented to a couple that is his doing, his will, his calculation and, more importantly, his agreement as written in the tenancy. The rent MIGHT even be $20 higher per month, who knows?

You "don't care about the $20" yet bring it up even in the tread title like it's so unfair I'm being penalised and now i hate Chinese culture (notice a capitalised "C" for Chinese)...... you're verging on a topic you don't want to get involved in.

So if this is upsetting you so much then yes, head home....... and give 25-40% of your income to the government, plus another 15-17% in VAT etc. For the 5% in taxes and 7% GST i pay per year, I'm more than happy to accept a few quirks if that's what's required.

And trust me on one thing, Singapore is a whole different ball game to China where i lived and worked years ago where, at many attractions, you will see ticket booths for "Locals" and "Foreigners" where the foreigners price is at least double what the locals pay.......... openly. Try THAT in Europe...... or Singapore! It is the same in other countries around the region.

In Hong Kong, where my wife is from, I still cannot walk with her to a fruit stall on the pavement because then she'll be told the "Western" price ;) She even tells me to get lost, 50m before a stall.



SMS, isn't B&B an old English origin from the "Blackpool" type promonade, beach type days?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:11 pm

I'm not sure. When I was growing up I was told in school that the Term Bed & Breadfast was traditionally used in Europe for wayward travelers who would stay in private homes for a night instead of proper inns. But, though I've been all over Asia, I've never been to Europe. :oops:
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