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Q: How to handle the life with a Chinese paid but a foreign spending habit?

Well,as I had been dating western guys.So naturally,I have developed a foreign lifestye unconsciously. Sometimes I am just bored with Chinese life and food. I like hanging out in diffrent foreign bars and resturants in the French concession. Well,those places are pricy without a question,it does cost me a lot to maintain this life style.

How to handle it? Hahaha. I even developed a foreign stomach. I miss foreign food time to time. When I was dating my western ex,they often paid for me to live with that life but now I have to pay myself.

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Newsflash: you're not special. People throughout history from all over the world have wanted to live beyond their means. So if you have income X and want lifestyle Y, you have a few options:

 

1. Find a better paying job

2. Work more overtime hours

3. Find a second job

4. Go into debt

5. Sell your ass

6. Move to a cheaper place

7. Steal

8.Make some good investments

9. Sell drugs

10. Find a partner with more money than you

 

Vicki, lots of people try some combination of 1-9. Figure out what makes sense to you.

 

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learn how to cook western food. google, youtbue or whatever chinese counterpart they have.

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Easy .... !

 

Find another foreigner boyfriend .

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This is how I think you should do it.....

Drink Chinese beer bought from the small shop under your building.  If you can get Japanese beer, drink that.  Get a bottle of dry white wine as a weekend treat.  Cook yourself...no oil, salt or msg.  Listen to music such as Paul Kelly, Talking Heads, Tina Arena, U2, The Decemberists, Greta Bradman,  Smashing Pumpkins, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan.  Loud is usually better.  Get a trustworthy friend in from time to time to share the experience with.  Shower often.  It's easily done on a Chinese salary and works fine for me.

 

 

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Isn't this the same Chinese bitch chasing after white cock and a greencard? What happened? Did you get banged and got left...now you have to pay everything on your own. I tried to hook her up with a black American dude...and then she began spurting out ignorant shit of "I only date white men" dumb shit.....Now you going broke following the culture. Funny.

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Newsflash: you're not special. People throughout history from all over the world have wanted to live beyond their means. So if you have income X and want lifestyle Y, you have a few options:

 

1. Find a better paying job

2. Work more overtime hours

3. Find a second job

4. Go into debt

5. Sell your ass

6. Move to a cheaper place

7. Steal

8.Make some good investments

9. Sell drugs

10. Find a partner with more money than you

 

Vicki, lots of people try some combination of 1-9. Figure out what makes sense to you.

 

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What is "foreign spending habit" Viki? It sounds like another typical Chinese stereotype particularly when you consider many Chinese now spend more on luxury goods than a good deal of expats.

 

I suggest that your "western spending habit" can more accurately be described as your atypical modern Chinese characteristics coming to the fore.

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I'm pretty sure Ethiopian spending habits are less than that of Chinese.

 

You said Foreign with no specification, Ethiopia is a foreign country.

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"How can I live the expensive life of a poser without any of the funds?"

 

This is Yahoo Answers material right there.

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