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Postby miltownkid » 21 Apr 2008, 16:12

I don't miss Taiwan! :raspberry:

Most days. :(

:)
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Postby Mucha Man » 21 Apr 2008, 16:36

miltownkid wrote:I don't miss Taiwan! :raspberry:

Most days. :(

:)


Huh? When did you leave?
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Postby miltownkid » 21 Apr 2008, 16:42

Muzha Man wrote:Huh? When did you leave?

:lol: Last year in June. I was all like NINJA VANISH!
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Postby TheGingerMan » 21 Apr 2008, 21:31

The grass is always greener.
Face it, looking back is not 20/20, it's corrupted by space & time.

How long would you really miss Taiwan, once you were here?
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Postby Mucha Man » 21 Apr 2008, 21:35

TheGingerMan wrote:The grass is always greener.
Face it, looking back is not 20/20, it's corrupted by space & time.

How long would you really miss Taiwan, once you were here?


How would I miss Taiwan if I was already here?
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

http://hikingintaiwan.blogspot.com/
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Postby TheGingerMan » 21 Apr 2008, 22:02

That's a good question. Even If I was more referring to those who have obviously left. Yet, it deserves expanding.....
Perhaps you're pining for the fyords, sorry, the Taiwan of Yesteryear.....?
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Postby Indiana » 22 Apr 2008, 09:10

TheGingerMan wrote:The grass is always greener.
Face it, looking back is not 20/20, it's corrupted by space & time.

How long would you really miss Taiwan, once you were here?


That is very true. I think that sometimes we tend to glorify and see Taiwan with rosy specs after we leave, totally different from the reality.

I strongly disliked Taiwan and was thrilled to leave, but after leaving I missed a lot about it. 6 months after leaving, Mr. Indiana and I went back for a friend's wedding. It was then that I realized why we left and was so thankful that we did. I kept thinking to myself, "How on earth did we stand it here for so long?" Although I miss the nightlife (I am now living in a smallish city in the UAE which is very dull in comparison) and I certainly miss friends, there's not much more I pine for. Ok, maybe mango milkshakes. :)

But Mr. Indiana still misses it quite a lot, mainly because he had quite a big, close-knit group of wonderful friends who he played a lot of sports with. That's a hard thing to replace, especially where we live now.
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Postby 5566 » 24 Apr 2008, 23:39

i miss taiwan too. I am in china now after 8 years on the "rock". things are different here. on the surface it'd almost look like taiwan but when you look deeper, you see problems here are just the same, many times worse though... and that arrogance and nationalism everywhere, very disturbing.

That is very true. I think that sometimes we tend to glorify and see Taiwan with rosy specs after we leave, totally different from the reality.


it is what i tend to think. that's why I am looking forward to my next visit to Taiwan.
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Postby Fortigurn » 27 Apr 2008, 01:23

Hey mate, long time no see. If I were in China I would be missing Taiwan chronically. Been there three times (Kunming twice, Chengdu once), never really liked it. There's good and bad of course (like everywhere), but there's also a certain downright ugly which you don't find in some places (like Taiwan). As a Christian who doesn't belong to the state approved 'tame' Christian church, I'm a target for unpleasantly close police attention.
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Postby housecat » 27 Apr 2008, 01:35

Lately, I really miss driving my scooter. It's been six years since I've driven a scooter now. It's hot out and scooters are getting popular here in the States because of fuel prices. I see them everywhere.
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