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Old 01-24-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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How much time have you actually spent in Asia and in China?
A fair bit. Been to China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. What about you?
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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A fair bit. Been to China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. What about you?
None. Too far away for me ATM I have to make do with my expat friends here in town from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and Japan
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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Yeah compared to Norway maybe. Which areas are you most familiar with and what socio-economic groups?
I'm in Tianjin and I mostly know people from the upper middle class, meaning a family income between 10K to 20K. They are also among the more conservative people in China.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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^ Yep that sums it up pretty well. I notice in Asia in general you see more women doing labouring jobs, more heavy lifting sort of work, than you do here. I'd say the majority of Chinese women, even the younger ones who make up etc, aren't exactly very feminine. The older ones who grew up under communism are very business-like and gruff, no dainty flowers at all, they're the opposite of romantic. In that sense they remind me of the typical Australian woman.
That's very true. Under communism both men and women were forced to work and the government decided what they will do. They should wear the same kind of clothes and be almost alike. That still remains and many Chinese women are not used to dressing up or use colors. They are also more accepting to do manual labor.

But that is changing. Skirts and dresses are becoming much more popular, people are starting to use more colors, make up is becoming more common and young girls often try to look cute. Chinese women are becoming more feminine, they are becoming more similar to countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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That's very true. Under communism both men and women were forced to work and the government decided what they will do. They should wear the same kind of clothes and be almost alike. That still remains and many Chinese women are not used to dressing up or use colors. They are also more accepting to do manual labor.

But that is changing. Skirts and dresses are becoming much more popular, people are starting to use more colors, make up is becoming more common and young girls often try to look cute. Chinese women are becoming more feminine, they are becoming more similar to countries like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
Yep. In a way that's a step back, not that there's anything wrong with looking like that, but you seen an attendant rise in rather shallow, looks-obsessed people too. China is also becoming consumeristic.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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None. Too far away for me ATM I have to make do with my expat friends here in town from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and Japan
Ah, well then it'll be an adventure when you do come! Don't miss Singapore or Malaysia, if only for the food!
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:31 AM
 
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Ah, well then it'll be an adventure when you do come! Don't miss Singapore or Malaysia, if only for the food!
Oh man I wouldn't miss it for the world. Singapore and Malaysia are at the top of my list. You're lucky you were born in Singapore!
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:46 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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Oh man I wouldn't miss it for the world. Singapore and Malaysia are at the top of my list. You're lucky you were born in Singapore!
" @ Postman " = he is a chinese descent of both parents coming from Malaysia and Singapore , so we are not surprised at see all his comment his was always proud of the "Malaysia and Singapore's" country of origin of his parents ^ ^
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:49 AM
 
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Oh man I wouldn't miss it for the world. Singapore and Malaysia are at the top of my list. You're lucky you were born in Singapore!
Haha i used to be annoyed I just missed out on being born in Australia, but now I embrace the fact I have 'another' hometown.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:50 AM
 
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" @ Postman " = he is a chinese descent of both parents coming from Malaysia and Singapore , so we are not surprised at see all his comment his was always proud of the "Malaysia and Singapore's" country of origin of his parents ^ ^
Actually I used to not be so proud, but now I embrace it more, including all the different food.
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