中国–过去30年中发展最疯狂的经济体。I say it's capitalism at it's most extreme.The way this country has rocketed to be the second largest economy in the world after the United States is series of mind boggling numbers in terms of construction and development.
因为这种疯狂的增长速度，各种各样的跨国公司都在中国的各个城市设立了分店，这就意味着大量的外国人已经飞来中国，在一个幽默的城市生活了一段时间。Hence,这些人真的陷入了Living in Chinamantra for a while and have taken on some of the culture and habits of the place.
This means that western folk start absorbing some of the culture and habits of the locals to a point when you are almost accepted as one!But that's the whole point of travelling (and expat life) – is to take on the habits of some of the cultures that you really like and adopt them as your own!
You start to become tired of the many forms of临时交通工具可将整个族从点A移动到点B
Insects are now an essential part of your diet
You've bought a shark or crocodile from Wal Mart
You become used to eating a meal where could not identify the origin of the meat
You always bring a gift with you when you visit someone
You always refuse food at first,即使你饿了，but you don't when asked the second time
You never assume that the first ‘no' to a question actually means no
You don't mind taking a swim in a swimming pool that feels like a moshpit in the front row of a concert
Happy grassalways means something completely different to the type that used to make you hallucinate
It's healthier to go back home and smoke a packet of cigarettes a day than stay in one of the big Chinese cities
You eagerly watch how Chinese New Year drastically reduces the global economy for a few days because the all of the factories have stopped production during this time
You also know what animal was associated with every year back to the beginning of time
And most of the time,you've eaten something exotic like jellyfish rings
谈判每一项任务现在只是日常生活的一部分。Even if that's just trying to post a letter overseas
You've visited the factory where you have bought your barbeque from back at home
You become tired of haggling with street vendors over a few cents
You're amazed to see a clear day
You have never,ever made someone ‘lose face' in the past 2 years.No matter how much someone has pissed you off
You've had a drink or eaten a meal at [insert food or drink name here] ‘bucks'
You really get a kick 亚博app官方下载about taking your foreign friends to view the有趣的餐厅菜单中式英语
You think that people dressed up in panda suits doing work in the street seems completely normal
People resting in strange locations,像在一个链或任何不舒服的位置,are just ‘part of the furniture'
You become used to seeing the ripped off versions of KFC and start up a chain of fried chicken yourself that pilfers the KFC logo
Signs that used to毫无意义at all are actually understandable now
You've contracted asthma even though you never had it before in your life
Amusing soundingtranslations don't make you laugh anymore
You've also bought shares in every air purifier company you can lay your hands on
You're surprised when a pollutant level falls below the World Health Organisation limit
You only buy live crabs from a vending machine
You've met a kid who is named ‘Olympic Games'
你可以很容易地从市场上发现假货（也就是说，the ‘genuine imitations') from the real goods in the shops
You are always on the lookout for the most bizarrely themed theme park you can lay your eyes on
You have a framed photo of Chairman Mao somewhere in your apartment
You think that your kids are failures when they just miss out on top grades at school
早餐吃米饭，lunch and dinner becomes normal… and finally
You can't stand having Chinese takeaway back home because the stuff you've had in China is just so much better and ‘un-Westernised'
你呢？亚博app官方下载What's some of the things you've picked up from Chinese Culture by living in China for an extended period of time?Leave a comment below and share with the rest of the world!