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Q: Do you ever regret coming to live in China?

8 years 2 days ago in  General  - China

 
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Most of the time, no. Only on really a really BCD. Are  you having one now?

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Do I regret it? No. Am I growing increasingly impatient because I'd like to home for a while? Yes. I am having more trouble feeling happy because there's only a month left and I'm getting antsy. It's starting to feel like the first few months I was here when I was still adjusting and was unhappy with a lot of things. I have never been so anxious to go home in my entire life. When I was in college, I could have cared less about going home. This is different on so many levels.

 

It doesn't help that this is also the time when I'm looking for another job. The homesickness is overriding my desire to find a new job. However, I have applied to teach in Korea (besides the jobs I applied for in China), which seems much more exciting to me, so maybe that's what I need instead of another year in China. So if I end up not coming back to China, sorry folks, it was nice knowing you.

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no i don't regret it ,i am happy to be here ,got good job, stable life ,and a peaceful life ,what else i need to look for ?nothing ........so i am happy to be here

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I regret it. I should have tried harder to get a decent job in America.

 

On the one hand, i get to teach, which I love. But I could have given up on teaching and worked at a grocery store or something like that in the states, and I think I'd be happier.

 

The only downside is that in America there are a lot of disgusting fat people. That's one thing I like about here: people aren't obese.

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I'm home now, but my last year and a half all I did was long for home. First year and a half were good though. 

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I pinched a nerve in my back last night, I'm in real pain, I iced my back and went out for supplies today, not in a great mood,  every time I go I love the scenery and thats just the average ones, then theres the ones that OMG make me walk into telephone poles.

  Seriously l could live here but l have a home full of my pets that l will never give up and it would have to be some place that the winter isn't cold. 

 What l hate most about home,,,,winter, well spring has black flies, l hate cops and traffic tickets, here l can run red lights,, in the dead of night in a small town deserted off traffic l couldn't do that. and a trip to Walmart, well ll can't get over how fat people are,,, the prices of everything,, Canada is an oil rich country why did gas double this year. lf things don't work out with my GF, then l'll spend next winter in Dominica with my pets lying on a beach, at least they wouldn't want to go shopping.My dog loves me and never bitches at me or has temper tantrums,why can't l train a woman like this,  SIT, ROLL OVER, BEG, QUIET NO BARKING, GOOD GIRL

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I haven't regretted it yet.  But then again, my longest stint here has been 5 months.  I think that's been my key to happiness/sanity....being able to get out of the country and back to civilization about once a quarter, which is where I'm at now!  Hooray!

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sometimes i do but looking to experience, learning , understanding , compromising, than i  say its worth it. 

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No.

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No, I love my girlfriend and that out trumps any of the crap I get day to day in China.   Do I wish China was different? Of course.  But no country is perfect.  

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No, but I regret learning the language.

Why? Because I used to like Chinese people a lot more when I didn't understand them.

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Not really, I have a good stable job and the city I'm in is pretty clean. All in all I'm happy even though some days I just want to give up. But then again I felt that way more than a few times back home

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