What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby nightmare.believer » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:42 pm

thePeck wrote:I still want a pellet gun and shoot every damn person driving with their brights on all the time... wait this is about back home lol

Honestly I can't think of much that I DON'T miss, I miss a lot but there much better stuff here. The people, language and the way of life. I've bought land and now just deciding how to get good internet out in the province to make moving out there a reality.
Reminds me of the time I shared a taxi from Poipet to Phnom Penh. The driver's car was stuck on high beams, and he could not turn them off. As it started to get dark, we were still way outside the capitol. Each and every time we passed a car coming in the opposite direction, this happened: Other driver flicks his high beams on and off at us...then again...and then they were like, "fuck it," and blinded us with their high beams as they passed. I wasn't sure we'd make it.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby OrangeDragon » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:52 pm

nightmare.believer wrote:
thePeck wrote:I still want a pellet gun and shoot every damn person driving with their brights on all the time... wait this is about back home lol

Honestly I can't think of much that I DON'T miss, I miss a lot but there much better stuff here. The people, language and the way of life. I've bought land and now just deciding how to get good internet out in the province to make moving out there a reality.
Reminds me of the time I shared a taxi from Poipet to Phnom Penh. The driver's car was stuck on high beams, and he could not turn them off. As it started to get dark, we were still way outside the capitol. Each and every time we passed a car coming in the opposite direction, this happened: Other driver flicks his high beams on and off at us...then again...and then they were like, "fuck it," and blinded us with their high beams as they passed. I wasn't sure we'd make it.
This has nothing to do with his highbeams being on. They do this to EVERY car they approach. Cocksuckers. It's a holdover from the time when all they had was a moto, it was intended to get the attention of the oncoming driver then make sure he could see you. Now it makes sure he can't see fucking anything.

[souce: i drive at night frequently]
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby Flynn » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:45 pm

In addition to what has already been said:

1. Coins. Granted, back home I use credit/debit cards most of the time but I hate getting coins back as change. They just weigh down your pants (trousers) and fall out if you happen to sit down anywhere.

2. Having to pay/calculate sales tax/meal tax/tip on top of an already overpriced bill when eating out. I like being able to order meal for $5 and a beer for $1 and know that my bill will be exactly $6. I'll tip if appropriate but don't feel an obligation to tip 15%/20%/whatever as is expected in the U.S.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby OrangeDragon » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:05 am

I love coins. I roll them on my fingers, lose them in my seats (to be found later when I was really hurting for a pack of smokes but too lazy to drive all the way to an ATM), keep them in a piggy bank to cash in when it's full and have an extra $40 and use them to scratch off shit that needs scratched off.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby FreeSocrates! » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:17 am

Flynn wrote:In addition to what has already been said:

1. Coins. Granted, back home I use credit/debit cards most of the time but I hate getting coins back as change. They just weigh down your pants (trousers) and fall out if you happen to sit down anywhere.

2. Having to pay/calculate sales tax/meal tax/tip on top of an already overpriced bill when eating out. I like being able to order meal for $5 and a beer for $1 and know that my bill will be exactly $6. I'll tip if appropriate but don't feel an obligation to tip 15%/20%/whatever as is expected in the U.S.

+1.

Though I'd say the same about 100 riel notes. Mostly because they are small.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby khmerinade » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:47 am

Flynn wrote:In addition to what has already been said:

1. Coins. Granted, back home I use credit/debit cards most of the time but I hate getting coins back as change. They just weigh down your pants (trousers) and fall out if you happen to sit down anywhere.

Agreed! I have also grown to hate coins after living here..
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby Mooser » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:58 am

-35 c and 3 feet of snow for 4 months
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby Mooser » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:00 am

-35 c and 3 feet of snow for 4 months
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby vladimir » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:29 am

Your keyboard is frozen, too!
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Postby ali baba » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:08 am

Waking up in the dark, going home in the dark, being cold all day, narrow congested streets, lack of a social life especially after 11pm.

Guess where I'm from....
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small town England
Scarier than malaria.


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