revhappy wrote:But why would you want to take crap from another country.
I can't really say about the "crap" part, but comparing the situation of Singapore and my country, Singapore still wins. Some people that I know always complain about certain things (food not nice la, weather so hot la, etc). They tend to forget the real crap if they go back to their hometown
I agree with what you say. When things are going nice, then yes you will love this place compared to back home. But when things are tough, thats the real test. In your own country, when things get tough you have the support system. Your family, friends, you can stay jobless and still stay with your parents for months.
But foreigner country when things get tough, its not easy.
In your own country its your own people, you are never looked at suspiciously, nor you need to be embarrased with what you do. Foreign country, you always not yourself, you are just pretending to be someone else. Things are good now here but no guarantee that it will always remain like this.
When sars happened here, do you know how many foreigners fled from here? Same thing when earth quake hit Japan.Locals ofcourse no choice, they have to stay back, but they have the support system, family, friends and gahmen too. If a disaster hits then as a foreigner more often than not you are going to go back to your loved ones, no matter how bad your country is.