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x9200 wrote:ev-disinfection wrote:I have more European / American good friends than i have local ones.
Do you think or feel being perceived by your local surrounding (friends, colleagues etc) somehow ... I don't know.. with some reserve?
Well, to tell you the truth, i do not get on well with the singlish / dialect speaking ones, all the people that i mix around with are the english speaking locals and expats.
Went to my new expat friend's place for breakfast, and my friend offered me bread with kaya, i do not like kaya, so i asked for cornflakes with milk, and my friend was shocked, i wonder why?
Kaya is deliciouses. I always take few cans for my mom when going back to Europe. No wonder your friend was shocked
I would eat it, but would rather have something else, if there was a choice.
Not all locals are like that, it depends on the locals that you hang out or work with. Are they the Singlish / local dialect speaking? Proper English speaking?
I think there is nothing wrong in this tribal thing if this is the case - just opposite, IMHO it's a good thing.
JR8 wrote:An analogy? When your wife comes home from work and vents about what a lousy day it has been she simply wants to be heard. The natural response of a man is to assume that the problems are being laid out before them because they are being asked to help resolve them.
Funny! The analogy works, I reckon... This is a major issue in my house and I highly doubt it's anything to do with cultural differences. I'd be willing to bet most couples are a bit like this.
Maybe some things are international.
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