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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby scarab1169 » 24 Oct 2010, 07:14

Thanx :) Appreciate it :thumbsup:
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby bismarck » 24 Oct 2010, 14:40

scarab1169 wrote:Thanx :) Appreciate it :thumbsup:

No worries, boet. Best of luck.
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby Satellite TV » 04 Nov 2010, 20:01

saddletramp wrote:Not sure if this belongs here? But it is part of my questioning "What next?"

As you all probally know, the PRC does not accept dual citizenship. If Ma does the dirty deed, what will be the outcome for our kids?
Do we renounce their ROC citizenship, or their (ours) other one? .



I think you are getting a bit ahead of yourself. Ma isnt going to do anything and secondly, when HK returned to China all the Honkies with dual nationality are allowed to keep it, as they also don't actually have PRC Citizenship.
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby bismarck » 05 Nov 2010, 00:41

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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby bismarck » 05 Nov 2010, 00:42

Satellite TV wrote:
saddletramp wrote:Not sure if this belongs here? But it is part of my questioning "What next?"

As you all probally know, the PRC does not accept dual citizenship. If Ma does the dirty deed, what will be the outcome for our kids?
Do we renounce their ROC citizenship, or their (ours) other one? .



I think you are getting a bit ahead of yourself. Ma isnt going to do anything and secondly, when HK returned to China all the Honkies with dual nationality are allowed to keep it, as they also don't actually have PRC Citizenship.

Kind of a "We (PRC) own the land, but you f***ers (HK'ers) are foreigners..." sort of deal. :ponder:

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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby Mother Theresa » 09 Nov 2010, 12:48

So, if you could land a job "back home" at twice what you're earning in Taiwan would you take it? Would you move back?

Funny how one might hesitate and wonder if twice ones present salary would be enough to survive on.

More importantly, strange how this shithole -- any shithole -- grows on a person over the years, and "back home" turns to a shithole in many respects, or at least becomes unknown and uncertain, and even though you could never imagine yourself staying here another few decades until death, the idea of moving back almost seems like just too much hassle. Almost.
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby Jack Burton » 09 Nov 2010, 13:48

bismarck wrote:
Satellite TV wrote:
saddletramp wrote:Not sure if this belongs here? But it is part of my questioning "What next?"

As you all probally know, the PRC does not accept dual citizenship. If Ma does the dirty deed, what will be the outcome for our kids?
Do we renounce their ROC citizenship, or their (ours) other one? .



I think you are getting a bit ahead of yourself. Ma isnt going to do anything and secondly, when HK returned to China all the Honkies with dual nationality are allowed to keep it, as they also don't actually have PRC Citizenship.

Kind of a "We (PRC) own the land, but you f***ers (HK'ers) are foreigners..." sort of deal. :ponder:

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that's more to do with the Basic Law implementation.. and the PRC knew HK would be overrun by PRC citizens if they didn't keep it separate.. would be very chaotic and that's the last time CCP wants. Anyways, under the colony, land was under lease anyways. no change there.
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby Indiana » 09 Nov 2010, 14:30

Mother Theresa wrote:So, if you could land a job "back home" at twice what you're earning in Taiwan would you take it? Would you move back?

Funny how one might hesitate and wonder if twice ones present salary would be enough to survive on.

More importantly, strange how this shithole -- any shithole -- grows on a person over the years, and "back home" turns to a shithole in many respects, or at least becomes unknown and uncertain, and even though you could never imagine yourself staying here another few decades until death, the idea of moving back almost seems like just too much hassle. Almost.


I'm not in Taiwan anymore and have no plans to return, but if I were given the choice of living in the US or Taiwan I would certainly choose Taiwan, even though it didn't grow on me much at all in the 6 years I was there. Just the thought of living back in the US gives me the willies.
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby Mother Theresa » 09 Nov 2010, 14:37

Indiana wrote:
Mother Theresa wrote:So, if you could land a job "back home" at twice what you're earning in Taiwan would you take it? Would you move back?

Funny how one might hesitate and wonder if twice ones present salary would be enough to survive on.

More importantly, strange how this shithole -- any shithole -- grows on a person over the years, and "back home" turns to a shithole in many respects, or at least becomes unknown and uncertain, and even though you could never imagine yourself staying here another few decades until death, the idea of moving back almost seems like just too much hassle. Almost.


I'm not in Taiwan anymore and have no plans to return, but if I were given the choice of living in the US or Taiwan I would certainly choose Taiwan, even though it didn't grow on me much at all in the 6 years I was there. Just the thought of living back in the US gives me the willies.


Were you born and raised in the US? Have you no desire to ever move back to the US for the rest of your life?

Lots of things about the US give me the willies -- nasty politics, gloomy economy, high unemployment, deteriorated schools, roads, infrastructure, seemingly widespread ignorance and senseless violence, having to drive everywhere, ridiculously high cost of everything especially healthcare, etc. -- but there's plenty that I like about it, such as the fantastic and diverse scenery, wide open spaces, great weather (in California), skiing, great and diverse foods, and probably all sorts of cool things that I don't even know about, since they came into being after I left. I'm sure I'll return, but I'm sure I'll have seriously mixed feelings about it.
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Re: What Next After Taiwan?

Postby Indiana » 09 Nov 2010, 14:57

Mother Theresa wrote:
Indiana wrote:
Mother Theresa wrote:So, if you could land a job "back home" at twice what you're earning in Taiwan would you take it? Would you move back?

Funny how one might hesitate and wonder if twice ones present salary would be enough to survive on.

More importantly, strange how this shithole -- any shithole -- grows on a person over the years, and "back home" turns to a shithole in many respects, or at least becomes unknown and uncertain, and even though you could never imagine yourself staying here another few decades until death, the idea of moving back almost seems like just too much hassle. Almost.


I'm not in Taiwan anymore and have no plans to return, but if I were given the choice of living in the US or Taiwan I would certainly choose Taiwan, even though it didn't grow on me much at all in the 6 years I was there. Just the thought of living back in the US gives me the willies.


Were you born and raised in the US? Have you no desire to ever move back to the US for the rest of your life?

Lots of things about the US give me the willies -- nasty politics, gloomy economy, high unemployment, deteriorated schools, roads, infrastructure, seemingly widespread ignorance and senseless violence, having to drive everywhere, ridiculously high cost of everything especially healthcare, etc. -- but there's plenty that I like about it, such as the fantastic and diverse scenery, wide open spaces, great weather (in California), skiing, great and diverse foods, and probably all sorts of cool things that I don't even know about, since they came into being after I left. I'm sure I'll return, but I'm sure I'll have seriously mixed feelings about it.


I was born and raised in the US and left in 1996, right after I graduated from university. I have no desire to ever move back there for the rest of my life, no. My husband is British and he feels that way about both the US and England as well.

I love going back for the same reasons that you say you like about it (but I get bored after about a week!). It is a fabulous place in so many ways. But I find it claustrophobic in the sense that I have lived abroad and have had so many awesome experiences living and traveling all over the world and I find it hard to relate now when I go back...that's the only way I can describe how I feel about it. In other words, as each year passes, I feel like more and more of an alien in my own home country. I would feel much more comfortable and at ease moving to a completely different country than I would moving back home, if that makes sense.

My hubby and I have been looking into buying property for some time now and have looked primarily at Europe, but also once in a while in the States (for investment). Sometimes we will see big, gorgeous houses and we will think, 'Wow, it would be great to buy that and live in it!' But then I think of what our social circle might be like and it turns me off. I love having people around me who have had experiences like I have, who enjoy being on their toes in foreign lands, and who come from different countries and backgrounds from me. I get a real buzz from that, and from living overseas.
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