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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

I'm not aisan but lived there for a few years.....I miss living on top of everyone. I know that's strange - I do like the extra space we have here -but it meant there was always someone around no matter where you went. Always someone to talk to, to have coffee with, to help you out, and lots of other kids for mine to play with.

Again strange, but I miss the hustle and bustle and noise that was constant. (I do love the peace and quiet here too.)

And I agree about the kindness of strangers.

Also loved and hated the service in shops, restaurants, etc - so attentive and prompt, but totally overbearing at times.

I don't miss my kids constantly having their hair ruffled by strangers and being grabbed for photos, because they have blond hair (thought to be lucky by the chinese).

Really wish I could have a bit of both - HK and CH. And throw in a bit of Australia too!
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I'm not aisan but lived there for a few years.....I miss living on top of everyone. I know that's strange - I do like the extra space we have here -but it meant there was always someone around no matter where you went. Always someone to talk to, to have coffee with, to help you out, and lots of other kids for mine to play with.

Again strange, but I miss the hustle and bustle and noise that was constant. (I do love the peace and quiet here too.)

And I agree about the kindness of strangers.

Also loved and hated the service in shops, restaurants, etc - so attentive and prompt, but totally overbearing at times.

I don't miss my kids constantly having their hair ruffled by strangers and being grabbed for photos, because they have blond hair (thought to be lucky by the chinese).

Really wish I could have a bit of both - HK and CH. And throw in a bit of Australia too!
Yeah, sometimes after 3 weeks in Vietnam, I just wanted to go back to Zurich immediately. But then, I know I'll miss the very noisy, dusty and never-ending-under-construction streets, the very hot and sticky weather... If we could combine CH and VN.

And in VN, people never think I'm Chinese
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Old 21.08.2009, 16:41
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Old 21.08.2009, 16:47
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

erm, i'll take mine without the odd looking mat salleh attached to it...
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Was to show that even Mat Salleh's love it!

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Old 21.08.2009, 17:42
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

The Taiping (my hometown) lake gardens:
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

Danke! ( the pic was a little too big for my screen )

I loved the Taiping Zoo ( we partied there and at the water fall when Rotaract Club Taiping was chartered ).

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The Taiping (my hometown) lake gardens:


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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

Something I don't miss from Malaysia...

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/...story/24214348
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I miss being invited to a party at 8 pm, reaching there at 10, being the first one to arrive, and still catching the host off-guard with my display of 'punctuality'...

I think I moved to the wrong area of the world...
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Unicycle? University? Where?

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That would be raw sea-urchin roe. Uni is the Japanese word. To die for if you are a true sushi addict.
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Old 22.08.2009, 19:53
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

Food and my physiotherapist sessions for only 2 franks per deep muscle tissue massage.
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

I miss my neighbors/village. I knew almost everyone. Here, I barely know my next door neighbor (we liived in apartment).
Another thing beside the food, same as miso, I miss the massage and the manicure and pedicure (Filipino style).
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Old 25.08.2009, 10:26
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

I miss:

1. shops opening at 9am - 10pm, Mondays till Sundays
2. Being able to get food at any time of the day without having to cook it yourself
3. Dim sum on Sunday mornings with my family
4. Air conditioning
5. Most importantly, opening my mouth and speaking in dialects - and GETTING UNDERSTOOD!
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Economics of transport!


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The most amazing are those in which a (formerly) motorised vehicle is carried atop a cart or tricycle.
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Economics of transport!

The most amazing are those in which a (formerly) motorised vehicle is carried atop a cart or tricycle.
The only thing is, which I am still thinking about... how did they get those 2 cars on top of a Bus!!!

Im pretty sure there are no Forklifts or Cranes available!!!
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Re: What do Asians miss in Switzerland?

1. food
2. food
3. food
4. shops that are actually open
5. food
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The only thing is, which I am still thinking about... how did they get those 2 cars on top of a Bus!!!

Im pretty sure there are no Forklifts or Cranes available!!!

A very long ramp?

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