Expats: what do you miss?

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  1. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Senior member

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    You're a closet QuÃ[​IMG][​IMG]cois, I've always suspected it.

    You dont have to be QuÃ[​IMG][​IMG]cois to like Fries, Cheese Curds and GRAVY!!

    K
     


  2. Montrachet

    Montrachet Senior member

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    A QuÃ[​IMG][​IMG]cois restaurant/pub opened recently on the corner. If you're in the mood for poutine, fired cheese curds and a Unibrau, this is the place to go.
     


  3. Trompe le Monde

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    popeyes chicken
    taco bell
    space (in general sense... but esp backyard)
    24 hour shops (ie walmart... for when you need a toe nail clipper at 2am)
    pandora.com and netflix
    personal sports car
     


  4. GQgeek

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    You dont have to be QuÃ[​IMG][​IMG]cois to like Fries, Cheese Curds and GRAVY!!

    K


    No, you just have to be FAT! [​IMG]
     


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    Having been raised in the Philippines, but grew up in the US, I surely do miss:

    - taho
    - delicious, truly Filipino home cooking
    - CHEAP EVERYTHING, though they may be of dubious quality
    - slower, carefree lifestyle
    - heavy monsoon rains
    - girls who thought I was the shit
     


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    I worked in South Korea in 2000 and after I'd been there about 6 months I would have killed for a full English breakfast. Which is weird,because I don't really eat them very often.

    And Battenburg cake. Don't ask me why..!
    And English chocolate bars.
     


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    I've been living in New Zealand since January 2008,
    after having grown up in a small town in Minnesota
    and then moving to Minneapolis after I hit 18.

    The biggest thing I miss is the food.
    Minneapolis is rife with amazing restaurants and food to eat.
    Even frozen pizzas (which you can get anywhere) were amazing,
    but the frozen pizzas here are horrific, even the "gourmet" ones.

    The plus side is that it has forced me to learn how to cook, and cook well,
    so it's not all bad, and the good things about the country outweigh the bad,
    though I've still got a place in my heart for Minneap.
     


  9. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    Firstly - anyone who says people is automatically disqualified. That's too easy.

    another one for food. Everything from roast lamb to McDonalds. I mostly miss junk food to be honest. I always make a list of stuff to eat when I am flying back, check it off one chocolate at a time.

    Cricket. Australian football - even though I hardly watched it when I was there.

    Australian sense of humor and the Australian service style...I appreciate it so much more when I am home though, so I guess it is good that I learned that.

    DRIVING!!!

    Live music.
     


  10. LabelKing

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    Couldn't you have your cars shipped over?

    Given how corrupt Vietnam and other Communist countries are, I'm sure they won't mind.
     


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    I miss my attitude n this thread.
     


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    Firstly - anyone who says people is automatically disqualified. That's too easy.

    another one for food. Everything from roast lamb to McDonalds. I mostly miss junk food to be honest. I always make a list of stuff to eat when I am flying back, check it off one chocolate at a time.

    Cricket. Australian football - even though I hardly watched it when I was there.

    Australian sense of humor and the Australian service style...I appreciate it so much more when I am home though, so I guess it is good that I learned that.

    DRIVING!!!

    Live music.


    +1 on the driving, even though I didn't own my own car back in Oz!

    I always enjoyed cricket and sports, but this Boxing Day just past was the first time I'd gotten frustrated at not having any cricket coverage.

    And I miss the V8 Supercars. And the BBC/Martin Brundle commentary for the Grands Prix. Here I have to put up with the retard Steve Slater.
     


  13. VKK3450

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    Count me as not missing driving.

    Atlanta traffic, idiot drivers, long commutes, designated drivers / leaving your car when drinking, etc, etc, etc...

    Give me the Tube, Black Cabs, and Addison Lee anyday.

    K
     


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    Cricket
    Self-deprecating humor
    Inexpensive & widely available Indonesian food
    Current affairs & news services
    Half-naked girls in summer
    Not having to filter idioms and regional expressions when talking to strangers
     


  15. Trompe le Monde

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    Couldn't you have your cars shipped over?

    Given how corrupt Vietnam and other Communist countries are, I'm sure they won't mind.


    where would the cars be driven?

    [​IMG]
     


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