The question gets some hilarious answers from foreigners who have lived for a while in China. What do you think? Have you picked up some of the habits living in China?
Mario Rossi 5th year in China
Answered 18h ago R26; Upvoted by Robin Daverman
1- you got used to the squat toilet
2- you buy half of your stuff on taobao even perishable food.
3- you don't have a wallet because you pay with your phone
4- your phone is the only tool that you need everything is in your phone you read books watch movies play games work check flights buy stuff..
5- pizza express seems a resonably good pizza sometimes you want to try Burger king sometimes you even drink at Starbucks..
6- you don't drink wine anymore
7- you play majiang and like it
8- you accept and offer cigarettes
9- you are friend with someone only if you drink with him and sing at KTV
10- most of your daily conversations are in Chinese.
point 5 and 6 are more for Italians.
Alysa Kees Lived in China for 17 years. BA in Chinese Language and Culture
You say “en” in response when listening to people talk.
You shove on the bus and subway.
You prefer squat toilets over real toilets in public and bring tissue with you to the bathroom every time.
You use words like “mafan” “fangbian” when speaking in your native language because sometimes they just seem to do the job .
You carry umbrellas on sunny days and get overly concerned about maintaining white skin.
Dawei Chen lives in China
Answered Sat R26; Upvoted by Robin Daverman
You got used to drink warm water at restaurants instead of iced water.
You Jay walk.
You keep very minimal mustache because pretty much no other guy here likes keeping a mustache; you start avoiding tanning if possible becuase all the girls like to be light-colored.
You gives no frack to the police.
You learn to yell at the line-cutters telling them to frack off where in reality you are cutting a line yourself.
You love getting drunk at a table by a lamb kabob joint by the streets.
You honk at pedestrians for walking too slow.