Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The expat meme

I was tagged by Lilian in Thailand sometime back. Finally got down to doing this 5,4,3,2,1 meme.

Name five things you love in your new country:

1. The excellent public transport facilities
2. The beautiful parks
3. Car boot sales
4. Courteous drivers
5. Fast internet access (at least as compared to Malaysia)

Name four things that you miss from your native country. (I’ll take Malaysia)

1. My family and friends(similar to Lilian)
2. Cheap food
3. Malls that open way late (sometimes past midnight)
4. Being able to go out at midnight to have a cup of teh tarik (pulled tea) and eat a late supper at a 24 hours open mamak stall.

Name three things that annoy you a bit (or much) in your new country:

1. The NHS doctors who are not very friendly (except for one lady doctor)
2. High tax on almost everything (including TV)
3. Racist yobs.

Name two things that surprise you (or surprised you in the beginning) in your new country:

1. The fact that most of the houses up for rental were owned by British of Pakistani origin (at least in Coventry and Birmingham).
2. Finding out that a lot of things are way better in Malaysia. This includes the level of service provided by some companies which leaves a lot to be desired.

Name one thing that you would miss terribly in your new country, if you had to leave it:

1. Nothing much actually. I guess I am still new here to miss anything.


I pass this meme on to anyone who would like to do it.


KidKronos said...

Great work and cool blog! Hope all is well mate, and check out KidKronos! Let's link up!

lillian said...

oh the malls and being able to eat cheap... i'd miss that too.. thanx interesting meme :-)

Mon said...

I really dig it. And it hits the point.
Do it like me, don't think to much. Because everywhere we stay it will be the same feelings anyway.


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