Let me state the obvious and say, there are lots of things that are different here in Asia then they are back at home. Some are good differences, some are bad, and some I simply can’t decide. I’ve complied a list of pros and cons and procons to life in Asia from my experiences thus far.
- Hi-Chew. Yes, I know it’s a Japanese candy but they have it in Hong Kong and that makes my tastebuds oh-so-happy!
- Pocky Sticks. Another delight for my taste buds. I’m pretty sure there is stuff very similar to this in the U.S. but part of what makes these little snack so delightful is the fact that they are called “Pocky Sticks.”
- The church is still true! I LOVE attending church anywhere out of Utah. Church today was incredible… this little branch in Macau nearly brought me to tears… and I’m not a cryer.
- Scooters: Me and Screamin’ Mimi would be right at home.
- Playing with wild monkeys: No explanation needed.
- Humidity. I’ve decided I’m definitely a desert dweller. California and Hawaii aren’t too bad, but I tell you this is something else! I hate being wet and/or sweaty and/or sticky. Heavy air is no bueno for me.
- Dirty/Stinky/Rundown: I love the cleanliness of Utah.
- Water: I like the ease of drinking water right out the tap.
- Chicken: I like white meat chicken without skin.
- Labeling: Everything is labeled, just in case you didn’t know to step up when you get to the stairs.
- Fashion: Some people look super cool. The rest look like they didn’t look at what they put on. I can’t decide if I’d like looking cooler then all the people who didn’t look at what they put on, or try to complete with those that look cooler then me. Vacation apperal doesn’t count towards my coolness factor.
- Order: Or the lack thereof. The Chinese have no sense of order. They don’t walk on the right side, or the left side… they walk on any side of the sidewalk. And if, say, you are at a buffet, everyone races for whatever they want… no lines! It’s madness, I tell you.