[quote=“guangtou”]Gotta say it folks, but I reckon the Taiwanese have got it all over the barbarians on this one…
I’ve never been out with a bunch of locals and had problems about who picks-up the tab. There’s usually a race for the cash register at the end of the meal or drinking session. It certainly aint the same when I go out with a bunch of hairy-arsed types (i.e. foreigners). There’s all that shite about splitting the bill, and “who’s round is it?” blah, blah, blah… Really anti-social stuff. Here we are, some of the best paid stiffs in the country, and we still insist on splitting the bill?! Jeeesus…
In my view, foreigner often = tightarse. Chinese custom beats ours hands-down when it comes to socializing.
NB: THAT’S the first time in ages I’ve said something positive about Taiwan. Think I’m going soft…[/quote]
Point taken you are right… but thats a whole face thing…in perhaps every other area the locals will be cheaper…(except perhaps fashion because that also involves face). I don’t like to be cheap with food or with travel.
For example, its ok to eat 50 NT (wouldn’t feed it to my dog) lunchboxes everyday so that they can afford to buy a real $30,000 NT LV f’ing handbag… By the time they’ve bought the damn thing, they have no money to put in it. (I swear their are more Taiwanese women than Italian women with LV.)
I could get a 6-pack of LV handbags (but I’m not buying into the “man-bag” thing) from Shenzhen for $1000 NT that look exactly the same!
“But its not real!!” they exclaim behind their pearlescent SKII expressions of horror.