i'd say that's great that you had an opportunity to live in a country besides the US. i have many friends who are afraid to go to another country, especially one that doesn't speak english. personally i feel the best part about traveling is trying to figure everything out with the language barrier. if students study abroad, personally i feel they "lose out" by just choosing a country that speaks the same language as their home country. so much about culture is embedded in language and u lose that factor by traveling to a similar location.
Originally Posted by Alli
my next question would be how much do u actually remember about taiwan and how long did u stay there? if u left in 73, then ur view of that region is obviously going to differ from someone who witnessed that region boom. consumer demographics now are much different than 1973.
how in depth do u understand the different cultures between taiwan, hk, macau, china (basically greater china)? do u understand why people from taiwan & hk look down upon chinese products and visa versa? they can all speak the same language. they're all chinese. written language is virtually the same. i'm not going to answer this question, as it's somewhat controversial, but if u know why then u would understand why whatsapp is not a simple plug & play.
in the longrun, it may be better, but in the short run and foreseeable future a native application like bbm is better for global communication.
lastly, i don't think any higher or lower of people from the south or any other region. u can go to CA and meet some of the nicest people in the world and some of the biggest a-holes. NY, TX, AL, OK, etc. are all the same idea. what i do love about the south in general though is sweet tea. yum yum yum.