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Old 05-14-2020, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Why didn't you put this question to the "Friend" in North Hollywood
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:26 PM
 
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I moved from LA to NY 50 years ago. Without connections or money LA had no opportunities for me. NYC had lots of opportunities for an ambitious hard working person. I always considered LA a sort of Fantasyland. My west coast relatives and friends never progressed from where they were when I left. They have basically stood still for the past 50 years.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:28 PM
 
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Why didn't you put this question to the "Friend" in North Hollywood
Honestly we had this exact same discussion and I weighed and voiced my concerns to him. He considered moving back to western PA for the time being until things are back to normal. Also, I have a friend living in North Carolina that was also pulling me to make a move to Chicago before all this started and is still trying to nudge me.

Are you implying with the quotes that my friend is imaginary?
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:29 PM
 
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LA is fine and still a place of opportunity, but if I was 27 I'd be moving to Miami.
Miami?

Curious as to why?

I've been to Miami before and actually loved it and have family in Pembroke Pines
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Old 05-15-2020, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Honestly we had this exact same discussion and I weighed and voiced my concerns to him. He considered moving back to western PA for the time being until things are back to normal. Also, I have a friend living in North Carolina that was also pulling me to make a move to Chicago before all this started and is still trying to nudge me.

Are you implying with the quotes that my friend is imaginary?
It's just that people throw that word around loosely. So if I had a true friend somewhere, regarding a personal decision like this, I probably would just talk to them. But it may be that the friend told you that you didn't want to hear, is that possible?
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:04 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I agree with Sandy. I'm a long time resident, an we're overloaded with people here who want to "make it" in the entertainment industry.

I know somebody who was an actor in the film Machete. He's never had an acting lesson in his life, but you'd never know it, because acting is really easy work and not an actual profession, since we're all actors to a certain degree.
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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I agree with Sandy. I'm a long time resident, an we're overloaded with people here who want to "make it" in the entertainment industry.

I know somebody who was an actor in the film Machete. He's never had an acting lesson in his life, but you'd never know it, because acting is really easy work and not an actual profession, since we're all actors to a certain degree.
Realllllly. So you think could've easily replaced Daniel Day Lewis is LINCOLN?
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:45 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Realllllly. So you think could've easily replaced Daniel Day Lewis is LINCOLN?
Never saw it. But, probably not, because I'm far too handsome to play Lincoln.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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LA is fine and still a place of opportunity, but if I was 27 I'd be moving to Miami.
L.A. is a trillion dollar GDP economy whose ports exceed the revenue of all the ports of the state of Florida combined. Did I mention it has objectively perfect weather? I'd take L.A. in any life situation at any age.
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Old 05-16-2020, 07:56 AM
 
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I think right now is a bad time to move just about anywhere, at least for people under your circumstances (quality of life improvement, new opportunities, etc.) There are a lot of trite things you see surfacing in the media ad nauseam. "We're all in this together" makes me cringe, simply because it's not true. But one thing I would take with a grain of salt is all the gloom and doom speculation about what life will be like on the other side of this thing. Businesses that are much slower to return to normal and those not coming back at all aside, always keep in mind that Americans tend to have very short memories. When this is over, I'd expect people to slack off from their current precautions and things will eventually be more relaxed. I lived in East Asia at the end of the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s, and spent time in Hong Kong then too; you would never have guessed that only months earlier they had that disease. To be frank, it sickens me that someone is actually getting paid to capitalize on fear and write sensationalized stories about life after this when millions of people with jobs that make better contributions to society are out of work now.

Even though this very second isn't a good time to make an actual move, you could always start making tangible plans. You will at least have a "home address" here you can use on a resume and applications if you want to try your luck on a job search now, and explain in your cover letter that you'll be relocating (you may want to leave it somewhere between specific and vague, as in "by the end of this summer"). That's what I did, and though it wasn't easy, I still got interviews and it eventually worked. However, I was living in Phoenix, so in contrast to you it was far easier for me to get to LA on a moment's notice because it's a fairly short distance. This could also be a good time for you to talk to your friend here and make arrangements if you want to try again when things start healing.
I flew back from Macau last weekend to the States. I got on the first flight out of Macau to Korea. Anyways, things are already returning to normal minus the tourists. Everyday, I was noticing more and more people exercising, walking around, or even shopping without a mask. It’s even more normal in the mainland except for the QR codes for health scan (if you wanna travel around you need one).
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