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    This one is less than 2 weeks ago... sydney again.

    Man attacks Chinese Australian woman on street in Sydney, tells her to 'get out of my country'

    http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/m...-shopping-mall

    " A Chinese Australian woman named Lina contacted local Chinese language media Sydney Today, revealing her terrifying experience of being attacked by a stranger on the streets in Burwood. A ccording to the report, while Lina was waiting at the traffic light near Burwood shopping mall around midday on the 4th February, a Caucasian-looking man suddenly shouted at her, with what she describes as "a series of insulting words - and yelling 'Get out of my country.'" Although she tried to walk away, the man stopped her and punched her in the face, causing immediate bleeding. "

    There are a lot more such cases reported in this greener grass heaven, can search yourself if interested...
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    I am not comparing the two countries (malaysia vs the newly adopted country of someone). There is no comparison between this country with other developed countries that practise good governance.

    I often hear people criticize this country when they are permanently somewhere else. They give an impression that everything in this country is not up to par in comparison with their new place. It is interesting to find out whether these people are doing better than many others who are doing fine here.

    Don't know why, I just despise these people who possess such mentality. When these people are permanent somewhere, they criticize everything and anything about their previous identity/homeland like this is the only root cause of their failure without knowing they are others here who also have similar fate like them before but they have adapted, improvised and survived, and survive well.


    The funny thing is - some of these people are still neither here nor there in their new place ...
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    Two weeks ago in London, while waiting for my flight back , i bought a few energy bar from the duty free shop, paid her 50 pounds, she look at my 50POUND and the other guy ask me where i get the money from, China? I too shoot back " i am not from China OK and what's wrong with my money ? she recheck with the office too see if it's fake money. Coming back to Australia, i will do the same thing if i'm hit like that. Once i was in Augusta,WA i tell the shopkeeper that our carambola(star fruit) was bigger in our country, he tell me don't bullshit,and he said carambola is small ( just like kiwi fruit ). I told him "you come to my country to if I BULLSHIT YOU".Sometimes you need to be strong headed but nice to encounter this racist.

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    IN Malaysia we all got very good chance to earn good money, but to buy a new home in another country to relax and enjoy quality food,quality air and life and also nice weather ,WHY NOT IF YOU GOT THE MEANS. People nowadays don't have the FEEL GOOD atmosphere with all the politics with the MP's playing around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    ...Sometimes you need to be strong headed but nice to encounter this racist.
    Sometimes, you don't want to spoil the mood especially with family around...

    As you know, it is a common practice to buy the Swiss travel pass when travelling in Switzerland. The pass is very convenient, it is a cashless mode of payment and is applicable on train, bus and ferry… and it is cheaper for family travel and longer stay.

    There was one occasion when we boarded a sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne. The lake wind was strong and was rather chilly outside. We decided to sit inside a cabin with nice seats and tables. When I wanted to order food and hot drinks, the waiter/staff asked me whether I have bought the 1st class ticket. I show him our pass and was told the travel pass is valid for 2nd class seat. I didn’t know the travel pass is not applicable for 1st class cabin.

    I have no problem to top-up the difference to remain inside as outside was cold but the LCLY tone of the staff and his “dog eye see human low” kind of attitude pissed me off. I told my wife I wanted to teach him a lesson, we will go for another lake cruise in Zurich if this cruise in Lucerne is screwed. I then walked to the 2nd floor of the cruise office and reported the incident to a senior member of the cruise. I also told her my intention to email this incident to the Switzerland Tourism Board once I am back to hotel. She told me she will handle this and asked me to go back to the 1st class cabin.

    A short moment later, she came together with the LCLY staff. She said she has spoken to the staff and she believed this is a misunderstanding. She apologized on behalf of the staff, she did not ask me to top-up the difference. I ordered some good food and nice drinks from the menu and I tipped the staff who serve us Euro20.... ( I don’t carry Swiss France, Euro is widely accepted in Switzerland).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    Two weeks ago in London, while waiting for my flight back , i bought a few energy bar from the duty free shop, paid her 50 pounds, she look at my 50POUND and the other guy ask me where i get the money from, China? I too shoot back " i am not from China OK and what's wrong with my money ? she recheck with the office too see if it's fake money. Coming back to Australia, i will do the same thing if i'm hit like that. Once i was in Augusta,WA i tell the shopkeeper that our carambola(star fruit) was bigger in our country, he tell me don't bullshit,and he said carambola is small ( just like kiwi fruit ). I told him "you come to my country to if I BULLSHIT YOU".Sometimes you need to be strong headed but nice to encounter this racist.
    You seldom see 50 notes in UK, why because they are supposed to be big notes.

    If you change money in UK Banks, they only give you notes smaller than 50 and if you insist the bigger notes, they may not have stock in the Banks.

    Even here in Perth you seldom see AUD$100 notes. But you see plenty of them in Money Exchanges in Malaysia.

    As for Australian Carambola, the sizes are from 5cm to 12cm, 115gm to 385gm.

    Aussies like to say 'bullshit' & is not consider racist and if that is racist, then you are over sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    I am not comparing the two countries (malaysia vs the newly adopted country of someone). There is no comparison between this country with other developed countries that practise good governance.

    I often hear people criticize this country when they are permanently somewhere else. They give an impression that everything in this country is not up to par in comparison with their new place. It is interesting to find out whether these people are doing better than many others who are doing fine here.

    Don't know why, I just despise these people who possess such mentality. When these people are permanent somewhere, they criticize everything and anything about their previous identity/homeland like this is the only root cause of their failure without knowing they are others here who also have similar fate like them before but they have adapted, improvised and survived, and survive well.


    The funny thing is - some of these people are still neither here nor there in their new place ...
    I actually no have got no real issues with such emigrated peep. They are gone, makes no diff to situation here dy.

    What i most tulan, are those cina pendatangs who like to bitch, complain, cow-peh, cow-boo about everything, yet do not even vote, lend a community hand, get nano-involved to even effect a small change... These lots , i no give face. Taroh 'em kaw kaw each time, open cow-peh, cow-boo mouth...

    LAGI SATU ah! Jan! oh Jan! y lah u go teaching, enlightening the angmo about the size of your kahuna star fruits? Let 'em be ignoramus... When the giant kahuna *fruit growers start to realise they can get better price & giant profits in OZ, then u will be only eating kiwi-size star fruits. No more comparing any fruitkahunas (except your own lah :-), ok.

    Also i'd have taken the 50 note back. Those lowly educated, low pay front line coolie, are too deprived to have seen many 50notes lah. AND go spent in another shop.



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    He was doing the right thing. If you did buy second class cabin ticket and ignorantly sat in the 1 st class, you should be told to move out. But typical of China man Malaysian style, still insist right, does not mean you are right. Try it again, you may not be so lucky next time. They probably had plenty of space in the cruise so they entertained you . Try flying and see if you can insist your way into first class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    You seldom see 50 notes in UK, why because they are supposed to be big notes.

    If you change money in UK Banks, they only give you notes smaller than 50 and if you insist the bigger notes, they may not have stock in the Banks.

    Even here in Perth you seldom see AUD$100 notes. But you see plenty of them in Money Exchanges in Malaysia.

    As for Australian Carambola, the sizes are from 5cm to 12cm, 115gm to 385gm.

    Aussies like to say 'bullshit' & is not consider racist and if that is racist, then you are over sensitive.
    Agreed. Some people who have not lived overseas before would think 'bullshit' is racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    I am not comparing the two countries (malaysia vs the newly adopted country of someone). There is no comparison between this country with other developed countries that practise good governance.

    I often hear people criticize this country when they are permanently somewhere else. They give an impression that everything in this country is not up to par in comparison with their new place. It is interesting to find out whether these people are doing better than many others who are doing fine here.

    Don't know why, I just despise these people who possess such mentality. When these people are permanent somewhere, they criticize everything and anything about their previous identity/homeland like this is the only root cause of their failure without knowing they are others here who also have similar fate like them before but they have adapted, improvised and survived, and survive well.


    The funny thing is - some of these people are still neither here nor there in their new place ...
    I think it is stupid to make assumptions like that. And why despise unless one is jealous. This reminds me of an uncle of mine whose brothers have all move away from Simpang Ringgam and became Singaporeans. He was stubborn and he refuse to accept the facts as he could get everything he wanted in that small town where a one eye is a king in a land of the blind. Today, his brothers all own properties in Singapore and sent their children to study in UK while his kids go to TAR college. His business also struggled as more people moved away from the small town where there were less opportunities. It was 30 years too late for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Bruce View Post
    ...Try flying and see if you can insist your way into first class.
    Just to let you know, I fly business class or 1st class for business trip when the flight is more than 4 hours.

    For family holidays, yes, I fly economy and sometime premium economy after they upgraded our ticket due to frequent traveler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Bruce View Post
    I think it is stupid to make assumptions like that. And why despise unless one is jealous....
    No, it is not stupid at all.

    It is to share with forumers that they are pathetic folks who fail to make a good living here but try hard to be accepted in other places.. never mind if they have to mow the lawn on weekend or drive uber to earn extra income..

    Once they are accepted to their newly adopted country, they will blame their predicament on their previous birth country. Yes, they are such people, not sure whether you are one of them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Bruce View Post
    .... My son is completing his degree soon and his friends are all trying to emulate him, get a good degree and work in an advanced country..
    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    I searched the QS World Universities Ranking 2016-17. https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...-rankings/2016

    6 Australian universities made it to top 100 lists. However, none of them made it to top 20.
    - Australia National University (22)
    - University of Melbourne (42)
    - University of Sydney (46)
    - University of New South Wales (49)
    - University of Queensland (51)
    - Monash University (65)

    If I use the studies fee in Australia as a comparison...

    With lesser money, one can go to better universities in Singapore.
    - National University of Singapore (12)
    - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (13)

    With the same amount of money (can be slightly cheaper if the university is not in central London), one can go to much much better university in UK.
    - University of Cambridge (4)
    - University of Oxford (6)
    - University of College London (7)
    - Imperial College London (9)
    - University of Edinburgh (19)

    I am interested to know the "good degree" that mentioned somewhere in this thread is from which university ??
    Since your son is so good. It would be great if you can share with us which university is the "good degree" come from.. ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Bruce View Post
    He was doing the right thing. If you did buy second class cabin ticket and ignorantly sat in the 1 st class, you should be told to move out..
    No. I did not buy 2nd class seat. I bought travel pass which can be used for train, bus and cruise. I did not know it limits the cruise to 2nd class. Please refer earlier post shown below

    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    As you know, it is a common practice to buy the Swiss travel pass when travelling in Switzerland. The pass is very convenient, it is a cashless mode of payment and is applicable on train, bus and ferry… and it is cheaper for family travel and longer stay.

    I show him our pass and was told the travel pass is valid for 2nd class seat. I didn’t know the travel pass is not applicable for 1st class cabin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Bruce View Post
    . And why despise unless one is jealous....
    Absolutely no need to feel jealous at all ..

    Ok... since you mentioned about this, I just want to share a bit of myself..

    Fyi, the total fee for a 18 months A level pre-U program from the private college in subang jaya/sunway is around RM40,000- RM45,000. However, this amount is still not enough to pay for my kid one year school fee (secondary school). Well, you think I need to feel jealous about you guys who tried so hard to become aussie in order to get cheap tertiary education or free medical care.... !!

    Btw, this is not boasting.. and nothing to shout because they are easily another 500 parents are doing the same in this school. I was told there is a long waiting list for those who fail to get in. The point is - plenty of people are having good life here.. and I hope you don't feel bad or jealous about a chinaman like me who can have a relatively better life in Malaysia...
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