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adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 07:44 AM
Hi guys,

Wanted to know what your feelings are about living outside your country of birth. The focus is on the country and people where you are currently living. Please dont make it a forum of what i dislike and comparisons about Bangladesh. :D

Location: Greater London, UK

Time Living at current location: 8 years

Likes:
- Security
- Great public education
- Culture and Entertainment acitvities and place of interest
- Avaliabilty of different cuisines and products from all over the world
- Good transport and road facilities
- Good combo of public and personal holiday
- Weather
- Good balance to spend time for leisure and family
- Telecommunications, TV, internet, phones, water, energy and food are reasonablly priced
- Great levels of customer service normally
- People generally are friendly and like to make jokes
- Children get alot of discount and benefits
- Online services are efficient


Dislikes:
- Strict rules for children not attending class, so holidays are very expensive
- Hospitals can be hit and miss
- Too many people on benefits and lax immigration laws for such kind of people into the country
- Travelling by trains are damn expensive
- Watching live football games is a joke
- You have to pay alot of money to watch any international cricket game on tv live

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 07:45 AM
Sorry guys, but can someone please move this to the correct platform

iDumb
May 4, 2017, 08:15 AM
Time Living at current location: 8 years



- Too many people on benefits and lax immigration laws for such kind of people into the country



Surprised took less than 8 years to come to this conclusion. How did you get there?

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 08:17 AM
Surprised took less than 8 years to come to this conclusion. How did you get there?

I dont know what you are trying to imply by your question so cant respond. But why not provide your own likes and dislikes from your experiences.

iDumb
May 4, 2017, 08:21 AM
I am trying to imply you are a recent immigrant talking **** about immigration. This is called hypocrisy.

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 08:27 AM
I am trying to imply you are a recent immigrant talking **** about immigration. This is called hypocrisy.

What you are doing sir is stupidity. I was trying to say the immigrants who are living off the benefit system!

iDumb
May 4, 2017, 08:28 AM
. But why not provide your own likes and dislikes from your experiences.

America is my home. I might have been born in Bangladesh but I feel no attachment to that country beside being a well wisher of it. Bangladesh is abroad to me and is nothing but an occasional vacation spot.

iDumb
May 4, 2017, 08:32 AM
What you are doing sir is stupidity. I was trying to say the immigrants who are living off the benefit system!

I know what you are trying to say. I know the type of ppl that spew those kind of things. That benefit system is also available to you should you need it. You immigrant having a better job does not make another immigrant any less.....

there will be another person in UK who will have problem with your immigrating there.. once you understand this psyche and the cycle then maybe you will know what's wrong with this type of thinking...

roman
May 4, 2017, 08:34 AM
I do not dislike anything about USA to be honest. Spent over 20 years of my life here. Just like iDumb, I consider USA my home.

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 08:39 AM
I know what you are trying to say. I know the type of ppl that spew those kind of things. That benefit system is also available to you should you need it. You immigrant having a better job does not make another immigrant any less.....

there will be another person in UK who will have problem with your immigrating there.. once you understand this psyche and the cycle then maybe you will know what's wrong with this type of thinking...

- If you did know what I was saying you wouldnt have used the term hypocrisy, so you didnt know what I was saying.
- Like you said , your home is in USA and NOT UK, so I know why I said I disliked that issue and I doubt you know the reason why I had to say it
- Finally this thread was not opened to debate my personal views

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 08:40 AM
I do not dislike anything about USA to be honest. Spent over 20 years of my life here. Just like iDumb, I consider USA my home.

fair enough. What are the things you like about living in USA and which part do you live?

iDumb
May 4, 2017, 08:54 AM
- Finally this thread was not opened to debate my personal views

I don't debate hypocrites.

ppl will reply to a thread however they want.


anyways good luck!

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 08:58 AM
I don't debate hypocrites.

ppl will reply to a thread however they want.


anyways good luck!

I usually don't debate with stupid people but sometimes on the odd occasion make the exemption.

Yes people will reply, but I assumed people would be smart and decent enough to stick to the topic. It seems you have proved me wrong.

Anyways thanks for your two cents, mind the pun

SportingBD
May 4, 2017, 09:08 AM
I'm shocked Adamsu bro hasn't put Idumb on ignore list after he referred to his wife as a B.itch? Brother you do know that since that day he is after you? The only way to survive at BC is by putting two users on ignore list. If you go after them, they will take you down.. now or in the future! You put a little black mark on their reputation, you are basically done. Take it from someone who has been at BC more than 12+ years! And they have taken down many as tag team partners before. Be safe bro!

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 09:16 AM
I'm shocked Adamsu bro hasn't put Idumb on ignore list after he referred to his wife as a B.itch? Brother you do know that since that day he is after you? The only way to survive at BC is by putting two users on ignore list. If you go after them, they will take you down.. now or in the future! You put a little black mark on their reputation, you are basically done. Take it from someone who has been at BC more than 12+ years! And they have taken down many as tag team partners before. Be safe bro!

Thanks bro for your comments. But I dumb has not responded to me how he feels if someone refers to his Mother by that term.

He can be after me, but I don't really care as he is on a journey of self humiliation.

But I appreciate your comments

Rinan
May 4, 2017, 09:35 AM
Surprised took less than 8 years to come to this conclusion. How did you get there?
Hahaha, good question.

aklemalp
May 4, 2017, 09:43 AM
I don't think of where I'm living at the moment as 'abroad'. It is my home now. I love everything about it.

I've visited my beloved Guyana only once since I left.

I still keep in touch with everyone via social media and up to date with the news via online papers.

R0ssei
May 4, 2017, 10:43 AM
I came to Canada as an Int'l student to do my bachelors 13 years ago and been living here since. Although it's pretty long time and I don't have any plan to go back to Bangladesh; I can't consider Canada my homeland. Most of my emotional attachments are still tied with Bangladesh.

Likes:
- Quality of education and employment opportunities at University level
- Fairness in finding work and during work
- Common nature to follow law
- People are ethically and morally pretty strong
- Flexible and attractive immigration policies
- The Govt. do seem to care general public and work for them
- Free health care
- Buying flexibility, variety of products etc.
- Cost of new/used cars
- Less traffic jams, roads/highways are smooth, nice & clean
- People are generally friendly, especially in smaller cities (as I live in one)
- Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to bring your own culture forth

Dislikes:
- Weather (it's Canada, what do you expect?) and its impact on everyday life
- Taxes are on the higher side
- Too many benefits for low-income individuals/families including new immigrants (I can elaborate on this if someone calls me names)
- Shortage of doctors, specialist and other medical professionals resulting in long waiting time
- Hockey/Baseball/Basketball vs Soccer/Cricket/Table Tennis
- Zero Bangladeshi vibe in my city
- Miss family adda, friends' get together
- Bangladeshis may be poor but can show utmost hospitality most times. Canadians are nowhere near to this culture.

Fazal
May 4, 2017, 10:50 AM
Likes:
- Summer ashley... shobi choto choto kapor pore. Mon ta furti furti lage.

Dislike:
- Winter. When its real cold and windy waiting outside in a line. Jaanta ekdom bariyee jai.

mufi_02
May 4, 2017, 10:55 AM
- Bangladeshis may be poor but can show utmost hospitality most times. Canadians are nowhere near to this culture.

that is surprising. from my limited experience with Canadians, they seem to be very genuine and warm.

I imagine if I am in trouble in the road of Dhaka/Toronto, I would have more help in the streets of Toronto than Dhaka.

bujhee kom
May 4, 2017, 11:46 AM
...
Dislikes:
...
- Bangladeshis may be poor but can show utmost hospitality most times. Canadians are nowhere near to this culture.

that is surprising. from my limited experience with Canadians, they seem to be very genuine and warm.

I imagine if I am in trouble in the road of Dhaka/Toronto, I would have more help in the streets of Toronto than Dhaka.

Mufti bhaiya, I think Rosher bhaiya is talking about Canuck bhais and apus not offering anything to drink when visiting them at their homes. Versus bhais and apus of BD origin, even with limited or lower socio/economic backgrounds try their very best, are always hospitable, will offer you Chaa-biscuit.
Ohh, unless you go visit a Bong-head, then they will always offer you something + Kool-Aid.
It's a very cultural thing.

Road trouble, in Alaska for one broken person, 50 people will stop for you and create a highway jam...because otherwise they know you will freeze. Same with your tundra Canada, Reykjavik, etc. But yeah, in most cases anyone would stop and offer to help you in the west, and I am sure in the east(!)(Asia/Central/South America too) ...BD(not all, some) I am not sure.

bujhee kom
May 4, 2017, 11:56 AM
Likes:
*Murgi/Chicken - Boro boro(large) thighs and legs
*Eggs - Boro boro(large)
*Aloo (potato) - Boro boro big - Golden + Red + Idaho all verities
*All You Can Eat Buffett (Chicken wings, General Tso, spring rolls)
*Gorur Mangsho khub Shostaa - Cheap price of Beef
*No diarrhea from milk based products
*Dutch Cheese


Dislikes:
*Murgi - Boro boro but with GMO - no deshi murgi taste.
*Deem Eggs - More white, less yolk, GMO - no taste in my omelet!
*Kacha Marich - Not jhaal enough
*Khashir Mangsho khub expansive per lbs...lamb/goat meat I mean

**Extra effort of translation for my dear dost aklemalp

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 12:23 PM
I came to Canada as an Int'l student to do my bachelors 13 years ago and been living here since. Although it's pretty long time and I don't have any plan to go back to Bangladesh; I can't consider Canada my homeland. Most of my emotional attachments are still tied with Bangladesh.

Likes:
- Quality of education and employment opportunities at University level
- Fairness in finding work and during work
- Common nature to follow law
- People are ethically and morally pretty strong
- Flexible and attractive immigration policies
- The Govt. do seem to care general public and work for them
- Free health care
- Buying flexibility, variety of products etc.
- Cost of new/used cars
- Less traffic jams, roads/highways are smooth, nice & clean
- People are generally friendly, especially in smaller cities (as I live in one)
- Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to bring your own culture forth

Dislikes:
- Weather (it's Canada, what do you expect?) and its impact on everyday life
- Taxes are on the higher side
- Too many benefits for low-income individuals/families including new immigrants (I can elaborate on this if someone calls me names)
- Shortage of doctors, specialist and other medical professionals resulting in long waiting time
- Hockey/Baseball/Basketball vs Soccer/Cricket/Table Tennis
- Zero Bangladeshi vibe in my city
- Miss family adda, friends' get together
- Bangladeshis may be poor but can show utmost hospitality most times. Canadians are nowhere near to this culture.

Thanks for sharing your views. Is medication free in Canada? Also which area do you live as I have an Uncle and they have an active Bangladeshi community in Toronto which is a big city.

How the quality of schools and is it free?

SportingBD
May 4, 2017, 02:40 PM
I find UK to be one of the most peaceful country to live in.

Not that I have experience of living in other countries, maybe because I got used to it?

Have been brought up in UK since age of 5/6.. only dislike is the weather...

bujhee kom
May 4, 2017, 02:51 PM
Ohh another one frog me...

Dislike:
Lack of Bodnas at friends'/work/public places. At home somehow manage with a plant watering can (small nozzle).

roman
May 4, 2017, 02:53 PM
fair enough. What are the things you like about living in USA and which part do you live?

I live in New York. Love the food, Beaches, security (it can be rough at times though), mosques, education, People

Just stadium e boshe cricket khela ta dekha hoy na. Etai miss kori. And of course family

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 03:22 PM
I live in New York. Love the food, Beaches, security (it can be rough at times though), mosques, education, People

Just stadium e boshe cricket khela ta dekha hoy na. Etai miss kori. And of course family

Police in the UK are generally friendly. The rough ones I've come across is in Home Office(immigration office) and airport.

I've heard the food is great in NY too.

It's nice you said mosque and in London there are many too.

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 03:25 PM
I find UK to be one of the most peaceful country to live in.

Not that I have experience of living in other countries, maybe because I got used to it?

Have been brought up in UK since age of 5/6.. only dislike is the weather...

Where do you live in the U.K.? I found it really peaceful in less populated areas.

adamnsu
May 4, 2017, 03:27 PM
I don't think of where I'm living at the moment as 'abroad'. It is my home now. I love everything about it.

I've visited my beloved Guyana only once since I left.

I still keep in touch with everyone via social media and up to date with the news via online papers.

The Caribbean is usually a place where most of my colleagues dream of retiring.

Only dislike if they have any are medical facilities.

SportingBD
May 4, 2017, 03:36 PM
Where do you live in the U.K.? I found it really peaceful in less populated areas.

Well I live near the docklands, most of my neighbours are English/Europeans. Luckily a area not overcrowded with us Bengali's etc....

However, like 5/10 minute walk from my home... than you meet lot of Bengalis.

Lot needs to be done to improve the life of our young brothers that are involved with drugs etc, losing their way with faith, poor education etc. Overall, it has improved over the years, but crime amongst Bengali's in that area hasn't still gone away. It saddens me to be honest, youngster trying to be gangster instead of focusing on studies to make a living and to be a good example to others. IA maybe in the future things will change.

brockley
May 4, 2017, 04:43 PM
Melbourne generally has a bad rep for crime,whatever gang you are not alone there SportingBD.
Maybe they need lock out rules like NSW,it helps.

aklemalp
May 4, 2017, 06:33 PM
Like
In Mexico, it's called Cinco de Mayo. In the US, it's more like Cinco de Drinko :D

jeesh
May 5, 2017, 12:36 AM
Oh man all my dislikes are to do with food: Kachchi, Jhal Moori, Kebab, Beef Curry, Fuchka, Borhani, Shingara. One of the first things i do when i come to Dhaka every time is go to the old school fast food/bakeries, and gorge on the chicken patties, beef roll, samosa.

Bangladeshi beef and mutton are very hard to match in terms of quality and taste. Beef isnt available as freely in SL, and the mutton stinks.

Nocturnal
May 5, 2017, 02:59 AM
Canada - 14 years

Like:
Multiculture
Personal Privacy & Freedom
General Security
Summer!

Dislike:
Winter -20C ~ -30C weather plus driving that time!
(yes, I'm ok with -10C ~ -15C ... fully climatized! )

Zeeshan
May 5, 2017, 06:18 AM
USA 20 years...

Like:

Constitution

Dislike:

The president trying to screw up the constitution.

Zeeshan
May 5, 2017, 06:19 AM
US 20 years

Like: Books about stringed instrument in Chaldean era music revolution.

Dislikes: NOT ENOUGH books about stringed instrument in Chaldean era music revolution

BengaliPagol
May 5, 2017, 06:36 AM
Sydney has been my only home. Yes its been easy living so far however the worst things is that everything is getting so flipping expensive. Transport, living in homes, petrol prices compared to the rest of the world. I think they did a ranking of the most expensive places to live in the world and Sydney was top 3. However its a good place to live especially the weather. However the muslim community here gets bashed left right and centre so that gets a bit annoying.

adamnsu
May 5, 2017, 07:14 AM
USA 20 years...

Like:

Constitution

Dislike:

The president trying to screw up the constitution.

Any president in particular?

adamnsu
May 5, 2017, 07:23 AM
Sydney has been my only home. Yes its been easy living so far however the worst things is that everything is getting so flipping expensive. Transport, living in homes, petrol prices compared to the rest of the world. I think they did a ranking of the most expensive places to live in the world and Sydney was top 3. However its a good place to live especially the weather. However the muslim community here gets bashed left right and centre so that gets a bit annoying.

It is sad and worrying to know, but is it by the media+right wing groups that are causing the issues for muslims??

In London IMO there is a silent anti muslim feeling. Its not necessarily hatred, but a concerned feeling which is caused due to media and politics. But in general everyone goes on their own business. Unlike Paris, London is quite cosmopolitan and wearing hijab in the work place/streets is common and not normally an issue.

R0ssei
May 5, 2017, 11:10 AM
Thanks for sharing your views. Is medication free in Canada? Also which area do you live as I have an Uncle and they have an active Bangladeshi community in Toronto which is a big city.

How the quality of schools and is it free?

In general, drugs, dental and eye care are NOT free. There are some Govt. sponsored drug plans available for senior citizens and low-income families. Rest of us who work pay for a drug plan/benefit plan through employer.

I live in Sarnia, perhaps the smallest known city in Southern Ontario. It's ~3 hour (drive) West to Toronto, a border city facing Port Huron (MI) and 1 hour drive from Detroit (MI). Both Toronto and Detroit have a large Bangladeshi population.

I accurately can't comment on the quality of grade schools as my daughter is only 2. But it can't be bad. What I hear from my colleagues is that the education system is constantly changing (more interactive method of learning, more use of technology etc.). However, public schooling up to secondary level is FREE for all.

Faisal
May 5, 2017, 11:36 AM
Thanks for sharing your views. Is medication free in Canada? Also which area do you live as I have an Uncle and they have an active Bangladeshi community in Toronto which is a big city.

How the quality of schools and is it free?

In Canada, pretty much everything is FREE, such as Health care, Education etc even some cases Medicine too!

R0ssei
May 5, 2017, 12:37 PM
Ohh another one frog me...

Dislike:
Lack of Bodnas at friends'/work/public places. At home somehow manage with a plant watering can (small nozzle).

Living abroad makes you an electrician, a carpenter, a gardener and at times a plumber.

Get a hand bidet ("push shower" commonly called in BD) and attach it to the water supply to your toilet tank with a Y-pipe or similar and live happily ever after :lol:. You may need to use heat shrink, plumbing tape etc. But you need to carry empty bottles/cups in public places or rental apartments I guess. :down:

NoName
May 5, 2017, 02:05 PM
Prescription drugs are free in Ontario now for anyone under 25

BengaliPagol
May 6, 2017, 03:10 AM
It is sad and worrying to know, but is it by the media+right wing groups that are causing the issues for muslims??

In London IMO there is a silent anti muslim feeling. Its not necessarily hatred, but a concerned feeling which is caused due to media and politics. But in general everyone goes on their own business. Unlike Paris, London is quite cosmopolitan and wearing hijab in the work place/streets is common and not normally an issue.

It is a tricky situation in the sense that the muslims in the media are too liberal so really there is no real representation of muslims in the media on a religious level.

To me all the media in sydney is far right lol.

Jadukor
May 6, 2017, 03:43 AM
I would move to canada if it wasnt so freakin cold.

godzilla
May 6, 2017, 05:48 AM
In general, drugs, dental and eye care are NOT free. There are some Govt. sponsored drug plans available for senior citizens and low-income families. Rest of us who work pay for a drug plan/benefit plan through employer.

I live in Sarnia, perhaps the smallest known city in Southern Ontario. It's ~3 hour (drive) West to Toronto, a border city facing Port Huron (MI) and 1 hour drive from Detroit (MI). Both Toronto and Detroit have a large Bangladeshi population.

I accurately can't comment on the quality of grade schools as my daughter is only 2. But it can't be bad. What I hear from my colleagues is that the education system is constantly changing (more interactive method of learning, more use of technology etc.). However, public schooling up to secondary level is FREE for all.

University just became free for low income students/family (in Ontario). Education system in Quebec however is way below standard (speaking from experience). I would not recommend anyone staying in Quebec - they will forcefully shove that french down your throat ( I am not joking).

godzilla
May 6, 2017, 05:52 AM
I would move to canada if it wasnt so freakin cold.

Vancouver in general is not cold what so ever. During winter times, you can walk around with a light fall jacket. Very limited amount of snow aswell unlike the east side of Canada, mountain of snows is what we have to deal with sometimes LOL.

mufi_02
May 6, 2017, 09:22 AM
Vancouver in general is not cold what so ever. During winter times, you can walk around with a light fall jacket. Very limited amount of snow aswell unlike the east side of Canada, mountain of snows is what we have to deal with sometimes LOL.

Vancouver is by far the most amazing and beautiful North American city I have been to. It's so scenic and cultural. Stanley Park, downtown, Granville island, whistler. It's like heaven on earth. Only thing is that it rains a lot.

Wish I could move there permanently

adamnsu
May 6, 2017, 10:05 AM
I like the weather in London, even though it's cold. We had a few bad winters but apart from it's pleasant for me. The weather pattern is changing, i.e. We have longer summers and longer winters, so there is not much of spring or fall

aklemalp
May 6, 2017, 12:25 PM
I live 15 minutes from the beach. On summer afternoons and some mornings, I would take a stroll to take in the scenery and ships entering the New York Harbor.

brockley
May 7, 2017, 01:37 AM
Thats nice.
Me I am 5 minutes away from the Lake,take it for granted but when I take a walk,I do like to have a look at it.
Very near the beach too.
Wollongong is on the East Coast.

aklemalp
May 7, 2017, 10:48 AM
Thats nice.
Me I am 5 minutes away from the Lake,take it for granted but when I take a walk,I do like to have a look at it.
Very near the beach too.
Wollongong is on the East Coast.

It is something I look forward to every summer. It is aesthetic. I find it romantic:)

brockley
May 7, 2017, 11:03 AM
Cool thats good:).

godzilla
May 7, 2017, 01:36 PM
Vancouver is by far the most amazing and beautiful North American city I have been to. It's so scenic and cultural. Stanley Park, downtown, Granville island, whistler. It's like heaven on earth. Only thing is that it rains a lot.

Wish I could move there permanently

I would like to move there aswell but it's super expensive there.

Nocturnal
May 8, 2017, 01:48 AM
Vancouver is by far the most amazing and beautiful North American city I have been to. It's so scenic and cultural. Stanley Park, downtown, Granville island, whistler. It's like heaven on earth. Only thing is that it rains a lot.

Wish I could move there permanently

Every year when -20C arrives me & wify talk about moving to Vancouver one of those years! Dream!!! Then again friends living in Vanc complains about excessive rain & overall expensiveness​. Its pretty populus too I think. Everyone wants to move there secretly I guess :)

Visited all the places you mentioned ... Amazing!

By the way our KP bhai lives in a better place than Vanc - Victoria, it is! Heaven on Earth! Visited & stayed in his place back in 2011 :)

R0ssei
May 8, 2017, 09:20 AM
If I need to move, I will perhaps move South to US as most of my school buddies live in states. My wife will be crazy happy if we end up in Australia as she has her brother, aunts-uncles, cousins living there for years.

Although it has been more than a decade here, I still did not visit Vancouver yet. But out of all the countries I visited before, I liked Australia the most (didn't feel the summer heat though). If a large number of my in-laws' family members were not living there, I would seriously consider moving there.

Winter in Canada is really a big issue for immigrants. We did not grow in this weather, so can't really enjoy it. There are plenty of things Canadians do though: skiing, skating, hockey, ice-fishing, snowmobiling etc. There is also the hassle of changing tires, preventing road salt/rustproofing, driving sporty cars, large bill on home heating etc. If you're a car enthusiast, you need to have minimum 2 cars here.

adamnsu
May 8, 2017, 04:30 PM
I live in a county called Surrey and it's nice. The town I live in his apart of greater London. I don't think I could live anywhere else.

Fast trains to London, schools are great, a good balance between greenery and cosmopolitan life, equidistant from Heathrow and Gatwick to name a few advantages, best weather in this part of the UK, good number of restaurants close by, and near to Asian localities.

A couple of my friends moved from London to my area after visiting to me. Allhamdullilah this has become my home and don't want to go anywhere else.

Shingara
May 8, 2017, 05:44 PM
[QUOTE=adamnsu;1988836
- Good transport and road facilities - Central liney ekbar uthley jiboney ar eta bolben na
- Weather - Ki kon ? Englishra porjonto weather posondo korey na.
- Telecommunications, TV, internet, phones, water, energy and food are reasonablly priced - Very expensive! BDtey 1 weekey Tk100 taka dei for electricity aka £1!
[/QUOTE

Shingara
May 8, 2017, 05:47 PM
Police in the UK are generally friendly. The rough ones I've come across is in Home Office(immigration office) and airport.


Home office ones are UKBA officers. Not sure about the SO18 officers

adamnsu
May 9, 2017, 03:26 AM
[QUOTE=adamnsu;1988836
- Good transport and road facilities - Central liney ekbar uthley jiboney ar eta bolben na
- Weather - Ki kon ? Englishra porjonto weather posondo korey na.
- Telecommunications, TV, internet, phones, water, energy and food are reasonablly priced - Very expensive! BDtey 1 weekey Tk100 taka dei for electricity aka £1!
[/QUOTE

- I dont have to use Central line. On the odd occasion when I do use it in the weekends it has not been a problem. Although I know how awful the services can be as I ve heard they need to close down the tube stations in the morning. The trains are fast in our area.
- The English like hot weather, which I dont so its to my liking.
- Telecommunications: I am not comparing UK with BD or any other country but from my opinion. For example: BB 14mps unltd+ House phone I currently pay nothing (with discounts). I pay TV license and I get a good number of channels in HD. Mobile phones are subsidised and depending on your usage it is quite reasonable. The quality of water that comes is drinking water and very cold. Basic essentials & staples like bread, milk, eggs are priced cheap depending on where you shop ofcourse, but if you always go to Waitrose thats a different story.

adamnsu
May 9, 2017, 03:41 AM
Karon ami ekhaney jonmaisi? Ki ar korar

I wonder if you were born in Bangladesh, your dislikes list would have been a couple of pages :D

R0ssei
May 9, 2017, 08:07 AM
Trivia

Land area of Europe = 10.18 million km²
Land area of Canada = 9.98 million km²

Population of Europe = 743 million
Population of Canada = 36 million

Ontario = France + Spain (area-wise)

bujhee kom
May 9, 2017, 08:44 AM
Living abroad makes you an electrician, a carpenter, a gardener and at times a plumber.

Get a hand bidet ("push shower" commonly called in BD) and attach it to the water supply to your toilet tank with a Y-pipe or similar and live happily ever after :lol:. You may need to use heat shrink, plumbing tape etc. But you need to carry empty bottles/cups in public places or rental apartments I guess. :down:

Heheheh...thank you, my dear R0ssei bhai saheeb, for the chhochu advice...I listened to you, and since then, I have been doing much better, living in a bit of comfort, if you know what I mean.

I have three bosses...one of them gets on my nerve, in the past, if he is not around, I sometimes used his personal coffee mug in the office. Then I stopped, I realized it's mean and not nice.

bujhee kom
May 9, 2017, 08:45 AM
What happened to the conversation between Samosa bhai and Gupal...?

Another one of mine:

Like:

Dollar$$

mufi_02
May 9, 2017, 11:32 AM
Every year when -20C arrives me & wify talk about moving to Vancouver one of those years! Dream!!! Then again friends living in Vanc complains about excessive rain & overall expensiveness​. Its pretty populus too I think. Everyone wants to move there secretly I guess :)

Visited all the places you mentioned ... Amazing!

By the way our KP bhai lives in a better place than Vanc - Victoria, it is! Heaven on Earth! Visited & stayed in his place back in 2011 :)

KP bhai is the man. I call him my bhaira bhai for nothing. I will go to his place for sure next time I visit (*pending his invitation*).

My friend lived in Vanc and he also said that its very expensive. But I was used to NY cost and so it didn't struck me as too high. That being said, everything is cheap when compared to ridiculous NY cost of living. Toronto isn't that cheap necessarily as well but one can afford renting an apt in downtown.

I would have loved to move to Canada. But unfortunately, the financial sector doesn't pay as much as US.

kalpurush
May 9, 2017, 12:04 PM
KP bhai is the man. I call him my bhaira bhai for nothing. I will go to his place for sure next time I visit (*pending his invitation*).



Ha! Ha!! Mufi, my vaira bhai doesn't even need an invitation!!! Just give me a knock few weeks ahead, if I am not busy or out of city, I might even cook for you! ;) :)

iDumb
May 9, 2017, 01:03 PM
My friend lived in Vanc and he also said that its very expensive. But I was used to NY cost and so it didn't struck me as too high. That being said, everything is cheap when compared to ridiculous NY cost of living.

After reading your post I too had an urge to visit vancouver but then was discouraged reading everything is so expensive.. i am like.. ami thakbo kothai, khabo ki eto poisha lagle.. then u say it's cheap compare to NYC and then I am like ha! taile to ami baller hobo vancouver e...


anyways.. NYC has multiple economies... it can be cheap for many ppl - that's why you see so many ppl still surviving here with next to no income. And can be super expenvise for wealthy. One example is housing.... There are new developments in Manhattan where to get tax break they rent certain apartment to low income families which is distributed via lotteries....And most apartments have these allotted apartments....I personally know 5 familieis who live in one of those apartments.

They pay rent of 1100-1400/month that has Manhattan skyline view from their lviing room and bedroom....where the current rate for other folks pay north of 5k/month. This is the reason it was in the news an architech suggested making a door in the back for ppl who are subsidized.. LOL... (ppl were outraged but I say sign me up if i get to pay that rent..i will enter through any hole u got)

One of my dream was always to live in an apartment with all glass wall overlooking manhattan skyline...it never came true for me but there are ppl living that life - if you would know their income you would be like "you must be homeless in NYC"?

Well they are thriving my friend... thriving..

mufi_02
May 9, 2017, 02:43 PM
After reading your post I too had an urge to visit vancouver but then was discouraged reading everything is so expensive.. i am like.. ami thakbo kothai, khabo ki eto poisha lagle.. then u say it's cheap compare to NYC and then I am like ha! taile to ami baller hobo vancouver e...


anyways.. NYC has multiple economies... it can be cheap for many ppl - that's why you see so many ppl still surviving here with next to no income. And can be super expenvise for wealthy.

that's very true. that's called the struggle of being middle class.

as humayun ahmed said (paraphrasing) - "gorib manusher lojjar bhoy nei. tara rastar je kono hotel e boshe khete pare. keu kichu mone korbe nah. keu du bar takabe nah. abar borolok dero chokku lojja kom. tara shokher boshe rastar hotel e anonder jonno jete pare. khali pare nah moddhobitto manushera"

A poor person can maintain a certain lifestyle and won't be scrutinized. They can rely on food stamps, live on projects or subsidized housing. But I can't just because of societal expectations to maintain a certain standard of living. On the other hand, will struggle to keep up with the rich folks. So we will just go by pretending to be happy.

That's why moved out of NY.

iDumb
May 10, 2017, 04:54 AM
how far do you live from disney? I cancelled a trip to florida disney last month ... last time i went to florida I didn't think that was a place i would particularly enjoy living in...

anyways, none of the ppl here mentioned DHaka.. for some of you i thought it would be the greatest city on earth.

I feel like major cities are only good to live in if you are young up to 10 years post college.

There are quiet a few times I got taken aback by how friendly ppl are when i went outside NYC within America. It's to the point where you feel uncomfortable almost.

R0ssei
May 10, 2017, 10:36 AM
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There are quiet a few times I got taken aback by how friendly ppl are when i went outside NYC within America. It's to the point where you feel uncomfortable almost.

Same in Canada.

BengaliPagol
May 10, 2017, 06:13 PM
If I need to move, I will perhaps move South to US as most of my school buddies live in states. My wife will be crazy happy if we end up in Australia as she has her brother, aunts-uncles, cousins living there for years.

Although it has been more than a decade here, I still did not visit Vancouver yet. But out of all the countries I visited before, I liked Australia the most (didn't feel the summer heat though). If a large number of my in-laws' family members were not living there, I would seriously consider moving there.



Australia is definitely such a great scenic place. Even to this day if i go sight seeing there are randoms lakes, creek beds, waterfalls, lagoons, bushlands, beaches that I have never been or heard of before and its always a surreal experience. City life is a bit hectic but about 30mins away from the city and you can live in really nice and chilled places. The heat is quite intense around the summer (around Dec-Feb) but after that its not really that hot. But most Aussies look forward to the summer season anyway so they can hit the beaches and go holidaying.

brockley
May 10, 2017, 08:34 PM
I am happy to be born into Australia,I am very lucky.
No wars.

Main problem here is crime,but have car insurance and contents insurance.
We have a socialized health system.
Ice and Heroin main problems here,but that is a problem elsewhere.

Yes we are divided.
But anyone can get flak,i've got flak before but just live with it.

Agree with Bengali we have many sights to see, used to live in Brisbane,and Brisbane is nice very rural.Stradbroke Island is very nice.
We have many sights round Wollongong like beaches,the Buddhist monastery and gardens.and Kiama blow hole.
Have been to yaringuly caves near Wee Jasper and they are great.