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Q: What are the things you once took for granted then learned to appreciate from living here?

Silence, there is nothing like silence, a luxury in China. I used to have chronic headaches until I started sitting in a room with soundproof padded walls 15 minutes a day, then my headaches never came back, I also wear noise cancelling earphones with no music playing while outside, silence is gold.

Being alone, it's difficult to find a place with no people in China, even in the countryside of the mountains there always seems to be someone around.

2 years 27 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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Clean air. 

People willing to help someone. 

Ethical behavior. 

Logic. 

Safe food. 

Clothes that last longer than a year. 

Bars/clubs that don’t use counterfeit alcohol. 

Diapers on children. 

Good service at a restaurant/bar/store. 

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Clean air. 

People willing to help someone. 

Ethical behavior. 

Logic. 

Safe food. 

Clothes that last longer than a year. 

Bars/clubs that don’t use counterfeit alcohol. 

Diapers on children. 

Good service at a restaurant/bar/store. 

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Family

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Random... I fish.

I find a place, plant myself down. Cast out and enjoy the solitude.... for 5 minute...

Its not as bad it was. But I still get random blokes standing over my shoulder pointing at my tackle and trying to rumage through it.

In fact, even at work this week, I was in the tearoom at work and a colleage picked up my mug to examine it. Its a bog standard snowpeak titanium mug. He did not ask... he just picked it up and looked all over as I held the bag of ice I wanted to put into it.

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Clean air, clean water

Fresh fruit and vegetables

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Silence.

 

Potable tap-water.

 

Someone knowing what the fk I'm saying.

 

Not getting gawked at by males.

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Cheese. Good quality steaks. Being able to walk into any restaurant or street vendor and have food that I would like and trust to eat. 

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Rules being followed

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bread, herring, beetroot, buckwheat and HEATING in winter

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oh, and people following traffic rules

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Cars NOT driving in the bike lane

 

Cars NOT honking their horns all the time

 

Cheese

 

A real kitchen

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Cars NOT driving in the bike lane

 

Cars NOT honking their horns all the time

 

Cheese

 

A real kitchen

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Getting beat up by agresive security guards in the west. Man i sure miss a good beating. also getting pulled over by over zealous western cops who search your car, and presume you to be guilty until proven innocent. How bout driving while dark? Getting pulled over just for being dark. Going through western airports, and being asked 101 questions, like where you live, what you do for a living, where were you before? I sure miss a good shake down, and interogation. Those were the days

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