expat life

1 Feb

london 3.31pm 15.1C cloudy/rain. monday 2016

i was walking through leicester square earlier today, and got a flyer from someone giving it out. 

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it is very tempting… mainly because u can try all the different types of pizza as many as u like.

i am not into pizzas, yet it even tempts me.

when u consider it is normally £9 for a all you can eat buffet in a chinatown restaurant, or if it is about £7.50,   the selection of food is not that great, full of carbohydrates instead of meat, and very salty to boot, this offer from pizza hut is a good one. it sounds like i am advertising them, but i hope not. haha. i wonder if this offer is a one off or is it a regular thing.

i googled it and found out that other pizza hut chains charge £6.99 , only central london and blue water shopping centre charges £7.50… just goes to show how expensive other restaurants are in central london . so might be worth it to eat in the pizza huts out of the centre of london. it just goes to show how unfamiliar i am with pizzahut and pizzas in general that i am not aware of all this until i see this flyer given to me.

(i saw some comments by customers, and they were complaining of lack of choice of pizza and slow kitchen. so maybe the central london pizza huts are better ,as they are always busy and so the kitchen can keepup a smooth and steady flow of pizzas and so dont have to wait too long for a favourite topping to come along. )

i suppose one of the things about living in a big city is the junk food u can get haha.

dont laugh, there are some who cannot do without a macdonalds, or a burgerking, or a crispy creme. haha.

and i know that people in the far east, and asia, make it an occasion to go to a macdonalds, or kfc. wasn’t it japan where the whole family celebrate christmas by going for a meal in the kfc? its seems it is a tradition. 

There, one goes to the shopping mall for entertainment, and the choice lies between chain stores, national franchises whose offerings are highly predictable. There, I would probably spend hours glued to Facebook, and watch a movie a day on Netflix. I do the same here.

the above is a quote from this post why go home? by this blogger expat in chiangmai, thailand. the cheap cost of living is the big draw for this expat and that seems to be the deciding reason for him and also for majority of foreign expats who are from the first world deciding to settle in a developing country.

i wonder myself what i would do different if i were to be in malaysia, or thailand, instead of here in london. in my case, it is the opposite of them, here i am,  a malaysian who is expat in london, whilst they are people from america being expat in thailand.

i like where i am because i like western culture… english films, etc. and the way in these western cities run their buses and tubes. it runs smoothly and often.

that there is no sudden breakdown of electricity or power.

that there is no need to bribe anyone, if u want something done.

no need to haggle when buying things. everyone gets charged the same.

and lots of books , newspapers etc to read without too much cost, free books and newspapers and wifi,even, if u use the library.

no floods, or droughts, or mosquitos , or shortage of foodstuffs, or hot and monsoonal weather.  

oh well, every soul shall live in a life of their own desire. and if someone wants to uproot and go to s.e.asia, so be it. whilst all those who want to come here to uk, shall do so , even if it means smuggling themselves in by hook or by crook. 




2 Responses to “expat life”

  1. Sarah M Tuesday February 2, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    When I was at college, pizza hut used to run an all you can eat for 2.99 deal. We used to go in every sunday with huge bags and shove as much pizza as we could carry into our bags to take home and feed ourselves for the rest of the week. I ate a lot of pizza that year. Eventually they caught us and we got banned. I do wonder if I’m still banned from pizza hut in Islington, but probably not because it was 30 years ago now.

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday February 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

      oh my, that was naughty of u, but i think those olden days it is possible to do it and not suffer too much the consequences. hmm, i wonder if it is still done nowadays.

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