When they start to realize how much we are and can be an economic asset, then they will come around.
We live in hope!
Yea, and from Chewycorns recent post, it seems as if 'those' xenophobes are in places that do have an impact on us, i.e. the government. When they start to realize how much we are and can be an economic asset, then they will come around.
Cola wrote:Taifeitang wrote:Quite apart from obviously being an idiot, this bloke has (allegedly) committed the far more heinous crime of leaving large unpaid bar tabs in many pubs around Tainan. Plus he's wearing a Chelski shirt - what more needs to be said?
Yup, that's him. Front page of Liberty TImes national newspaper today. yes, definitely, another funny 4inner story for the locals to remember. did you know him or know of him? how did you know he had unpaid bar tabs in Tainan pubs? was he notorious there?
Funny though, while all the local national Chinese language papers had a story about him today, even Apple Daily, the three English newspapers completely ignored this story.
All my drinking is going on Chris's tab this weekend.
I know him. He plays football (soccer) with the local Tainan foreigner football club, Tainan Pheonix. And yep, he does have a few outstanding bar tabs. Surprised that knowledge has travelled as a far afield as Taipei...
Taifeitang wrote:I know him. He plays football (soccer) with the local Tainan foreigner football club, Tainan Pheonix. And yep, he does have a few outstanding bar tabs. Surprised that knowledge has travelled as a far afield as Taipei...
Ah well as to that, I lived in Tainan a couple of years back. I met my S.O. when she was working in the now-defunct Western on Jiankang Rd. She knew this idiot from her job and has been calling all her old colleagues today to share a laugh at his expense.
She is also certain, by the way, that in one pub his tab was around 20,000NT . What puzzles me is not that someone could drink 20,000NT worth of beer (actually I find that sadly all too understandable), but that the boss of this establishment would allow him to run it up that high.
.HGC wrote:The problem, as always, lies in the minds of the xenophobes. I mean, if I was to automatically assume all Chinese are foreigners in my native Australia I could actually be sued. I do understand the complexities in Taiwan but we should aim for higher, not always assume a lower position