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Q: What bad habits have you picked up since living in China?

I'm guilty of not cleaning my place anymore now that I have an ayi.

Also, drinking and eating like a slobbering dirty pig Crying

9 years 8 weeks ago in  Lifestyle - China

 
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Spitting and drinking too much. My liver is going to complain to my congressman if I live here another year. Puzzled

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9 years 4 weeks ago
 
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pushing old women out of the way to get on a bus (i always feel bad afterwards) elbowing people, using my cart to lean on someone's leg to prevent them from cutting, i'm a little bit more racist towards chinese now after coming here. i have very little patience when dealing with people now

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9 years 4 weeks ago
 
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I now wear the same pants for four days in a row, something I would ever do in Philadelphia (USA).

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8 years 51 weeks ago
 
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You all sound fustrated,, maybe you need to push for some toking exemptions for laowai ?
TCM herbal tranqualizers anyone ?
I was always a Spartan, I have had every bad habit under the sun. I found I was more prone to littering and tossing beer bottles, never tried to break one tho. Walking down the street drinking beer on a hot day,,ahh heaven

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I drink like a frat boy and smoke like a chimney now!
I have also become hopelessly addicted to KTV. Shock
I wear the same shorts for 7 days in a row now, but I still don't stink like the locals!!
I have also developed a bad habit of sticking my finger up my nose when people shamelessly stare at me, while staring back at them! It's the only thing that makes them turn away...works great!!

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8 years 51 weeks ago
 
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I shower a lot less.

It's actually not a bad habit I think, whoever said we will die if we don't shower everyday??

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8 years 51 weeks ago
 
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I NEVER iron clothes anymore.

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Smoking. So cheap as; not to be taken as an additional oral, nasal thing (with smoke rings), would be wrong.
Especially true when you are supporting local panda's, as my cigarrette packet tells me.

Passing out on trains and buses. The Chinese do it, I have followed suit.

Spitting at people, I miss so that's ok.

Rest I can't remember or don't care about.

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8 years 51 weeks ago

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players" - As you like it

 
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I also don not irom my cloths anymore. Well most of the time anyway. Have much quicker showers or skip them. I use the term excuse me a lot less.

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Crossing the road anywhere I like....pushing in a que, now i hate to que...cooking less, eating out more...

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8 years 51 weeks ago
 
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I drive my motorbike without helmet and I even smoke while I am driving it, I know, you can criticize, but this is the top of freedom

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Smoking and drinking are probably the top 2. I do both much more than when I lived in the US.

Also, fashion sense. Things I would never consider wearing anywhere else I will wear here because it simply doesn't matter. Just as a joke one time I put on a pair of plaid shorts and a striped shirt, and I actually received comments on my outfit being nice (more colors = beautiful. Wear as many as you can). Since then I just stopped caring.

Oh, also, I eat way more fast food. Sometimes I don't want to eat chopped up stuff on rice or noodles, so the quickest thing is to grab a burger. I would eat McDs, KFC, Burger King maybe once in 3 months in the US. Here I do it way more often.

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Not wanting to socialize.

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8 years 51 weeks ago

Tired of dirt and lies.

 
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insulting people (very often Chinese in Chinese...only once a Foreigner)
not saying "Hi" or "Good bye" to people.
avoiding Chinese as much as possible (but since I don't meet Western people, then I stay talking to my child).
pushing in the metro when people block the way.

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Smoking, drinking, spitting, eating all the time, getting impatient, yawning in people's face when they're uninteresting, and then avoiding them, considering everything expensive, developed a hate towards subways (the train, not the sandwiches), ordering food or always trying to make as less effort as possible, laughing really loud at others people's misery (but rather innocent stuff, like a woman drunk as hell puking and then falling onto her own filth), bragging about my sexual "prowess's", criticize people, take taxis, sleep/play games/ watch TV shows on my iTouch during class...
And that cycle where I pick up WoW again, get really fat, feel insecure then starve 'til I lose 15-20 kilos, play around with women, get bored, pick up WoW again, and so on.

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8 years 50 weeks ago
 
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Looking at the girls in mini skirts because Chinese girls are so beautiful and usually have gorgous legs.......... Love Love

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genrally not being polite anymore,jumping on bus seats before old people etc,but the feel guilty and do afterwards,and speaking Chinglish

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I think copying is the worst habit I have picked up. I don't mean copying intellectual property, because that isn't classified as a bad habit here. I mean copying people's cultural differences, which is just downright rude.

If someone shows me the courteousy of staring at me, I stare back, but not with courtesy. I feel bad about that afterward. The same when I stare into their shopping basket at the supermarket. I also feel bad about that later, but just can't help it.

If they push me, to acknowledge my presence and show closeness towards me, I tend to push back, forgetting I am bigger, and often causing surprised little grunts as they bounce backwards. That makes me feel ashamed.

If they cough or sneeze in my face, to show respect (like the Europeans kissing the facial cheeks), I automatically return the greeting. I forget that they don't expect it in return from a foreigner, and appreciate that they scamper away quickly so both of us can avoid embarrassment.

So far, I have not been tempted to copy the 5,000 year old traditions of spitting, urinating and defecating in public, as I realise that some things are just too sacred to copy.

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being rude and easily get angry if someone staring at me for a long time...being unpolite and sometimes ignoring people whom i passed by or dragging them not even saying excuse.

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8 years 47 weeks ago
 
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Driving.  I know that if I ever return to the US, I will either be dead or face a mountain of tickets within the first month if I drive like I do here.

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8 years 47 weeks ago
 
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Driving, hell yeah. Here is joke..what do get when you cross an Al Queada guy with a Chinese?

A suicidal  car thief who cant drive! Smile

Smoking

Drinking

Littering

Pissing/crapping in public

Talking loud on the phone which I use anywhere (even at funerals)

Inability to stand in line.etc. etc. Smile

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8 years 46 weeks ago
 
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Oh I forgot spitting

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