It feels like yesterday that you read a long similar themed thread.
You use Forumosa’s search engine and find it: forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?t=54120
‘Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey, I ache in the places where I used to play and I’m crazy for love but I’m not coming on.’
You don’t know the difference between a red light and a red light district. I don’t stop for either.
My head is humming, and it won’t go in case you don’t know.
[quote=“Matchstick_man”]7) It feels like yesterday that you read a long similar themed thread.
- You use Forumosa’s search engine and find it: forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?t=54120[/quote]
Yes you are correct there are many similar threads, but cut the guy some slack we have all had those days.
248: You are blessed you know 20 other foreigners who have been here since the mid 80’s and havent left Taiwan, except for brief jaunts abroad.
249: The locals have a heart attack when you tell them it’s been over ten years since you have been back to your country of birth.
250: Foreigners have a heart attack when they find out you’ve only spent a total of 2 months outside of Taiwan in the last 20 years, that you’ve become and ROC national and actually vote in local elections.
250a - You actually know SatelliteTV’s real name, and have had talks with him about how to become an ROC national.
250b - SatelliteTV has installed your satellite TV.
-) You only go to Carnegies because you realise how much of a sleaze pit it really is but find it terribly amusing
-)You dont need to show your Carnage members card to get discounts anymore
=) You’ve worked out how to drink the free tea while you have a haircut.
you forget how to say the word for the place where a lot of cars can park and the word for the part of the car in front of the front passenger seat which can open and where you can put small stuff.
you know you’ve been away from taiwan for too long when you like to read the posts on forumosa and the last time you were in taiwan was 10 years ago. :s
You like to park scooters or other vehicles in front of a doorway or places where there are pedestrian traffic…
You drive scooters on sidewalks, often at high speeds.
You get mad when a cop writes you a ticket for such offense…
You say “Let’s wen4” instead of “let’s ask”. Don’t know where that came from today, but there it is…
When the little girl from your first kindergarten class is now your Chinese co-teacher.
[quote=“v”]you forget how to say the word for the place where a lot of cars can park and the word for the part of the car in front of the front passenger seat which can open and where you can put small stuff.[/quote]
Another one: When you forget what the proper words for things are and start saying things like “gas station” and “elevator”! (It’s happened to me and I only noticed when my mum was here and asked why I didn’t say “petrol station”).
how about these ideas then? (they havent happened here, but in previous countries)
appendix: (all of these are things that happen like BAM! I forget…)
i. you wonder why when your family visits they dont speak much… BAM! you realise they cant understand the language everyone else is speaking
ii.you wonder why you stick out in photos/on the street …BAM! youre a totally different colour
iii. people ask you what its like dating a local… BAM! I thought we were from the same country
iv. you come home and wonder why your SO queues in another line… BAM! she (or you) go through ‘national channel’ and the other waits
you quit comparing things to home,
When the little girl from your first kindergarten class is now your Taiwanese wife.
When the little girl from your first kindergarten class is now your Taiwanese wife.[/quote]
seriously?? good grief !!!
…when you spend 20+ pages deconstructing fetishes
… when your visa has expired.