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Old 03-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #101
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#'s are just estimates. Give-or-take depending on individual's credentials / experience / market etc.

$11,000 Big 4, ~$20,000 bank management-trainee, $40,000+ i-banks, $16,000 - $20,000 engineer new-grad

I know for i-banks, reg bonus would be 2-4 months, good being 6-12 months; banks less, not sure about big 4. Engineer depends firm-to-firm; I've heard i-bank type bonus to very little.
Hang on this is all in HKD? Monthly gross salary? Damn..
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #102
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once you have lived in the downtown area or TKO or Olympic, you will think mid level is very remoted and populated. Sure if you are gwai lo enough, and think LKF is the only place to hang out, then that's fine.

Kowloon side is better, the habour view is much nicer, I think.






cant beat this view man..

yeah ill be honest, i hang out in LKF a lot when im in hk.

dragoni, play, and beijing... volar after LOL.

if i go to kowloon side, it's to eat and hang out with friends, and go to bars.

but you cant beat that view man.

on a nice chill day, on the balcony smoking a doobie staring at the ants below.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:10 PM   #103
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cant beat this view man..

yeah ill be honest, i hang out in LKF a lot when im in hk.

dragoni, play, and beijing... volar after LOL.

if i go to kowloon side, it's to eat and hang out with friends, and go to bars.

but you cant beat that view man.

on a nice chill day, on the balcony smoking a doobie staring at the ants below.
I guess it's a difference in opinion. Waking up / looking at the skyline at night from Kowloon was second-to-none. Apologize for crap quality, all taken with iPhone.







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Hang on this is all in HKD? Monthly gross salary? Damn..
Yeah, all in HKD. Damn in a good way or bad way? haha.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:21 PM   #104
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^ your pics don't work. i think you need to copy them to your "public" folder in your dropbox for others to see
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Hope that works now 8) Dropbox noob. Thought Photo folder was public as well.
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curious to ask, how does LKF compare to vancouver clubs?
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Do expats typically go to HK by choice or forcibly sent there by their employers?
Generally they go to take advantage of huge salary bonuses, and packages that cover most expensive living costs (rent, school, etc), but often have no interest in the country they are going to or the culture. That is probably why they complain so much, and rarely leave their segregated communities...

Of course that is a HORRIBLE oversimplification and gross generalization, and I feel rotten for even typing that, but you get the idea
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can skinny speak fluent cantonese? just curious.
Not a single white guy in my company "attempts" to learn how to speak the language. They don't go to Kowloon, they don't eat wun ton noodles, they hang out with english speaking people only etc. Maybe Asian women who speak English.
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I am not fluent, no. I learned that if you want to be fluent, you need to actively take lessons, and speak it every day... I don't take lessons, and the only time I speak it is when ordering food or other small things like that

I am picking up a bit, I can follow some conversations a bit, I get a general sense of what people are talking about, and it often surprises them when I chime in in English

Other than that, I am nothing like your coworkers. I go to the island about once a month if that, I have never been to LKF in my life, and I don't hang out with anyone, English or otherwise
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Yeah, all in HKD. Damn in a good way or bad way? haha.
lol actually your view is pretty awesome too.

anything by the water or where u can see all the buildings is good in my opinion.

i just dont wanna be looking out my window at another building.

i love buildings most, but secondly i love watchign activity.. the boats and cars moving around
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Vancouver clubs?
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lol actually your view is pretty awesome too.

anything by the water or where u can see all the buildings is good in my opinion.

i just dont wanna be looking out my window at another building.

i love buildings most, but secondly i love watchign activity.. the boats and cars moving around
I still remember when I first got to HK, I was living in Kennedy Town and I woke up one morning with an aircraft carrier or something outside. So crazy!
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curious to ask, how does LKF compare to vancouver clubs?
LOL. I haven't been everywhere in the world, but I am fortunate enough to have a group of close friends in 6 world cities. If clubbing was akin to Pho, Vancouver's Pho would be the equivalent of Kim Pehn Xe Lua at 3AM (my 2003 memory of it, where cockroaches were on the ground and the soup was salted out to the max in MSG).
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you do not want to go to those low end clubs in HK, chicks there are older than your mom probably, my co-worker brought me to one in Jordan many year ago, it feels likes in one of those young and dangerous scene "midnight club". Then those highend ones, you will see a lot more CBC or white dude there, but generally a lot more expensive and members only, gold digging chickes love these places.

the ones that I usually go in Central are usually packed with people, bouncer has zero control, they just take your money and let you in. It feels like being in the train during rush hour. It is awesome to bring some chicks friends along with you.

If in LKF, I like Fongs in the basement.
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lol actually your view is pretty awesome too.

anything by the water or where u can see all the buildings is good in my opinion.

i just dont wanna be looking out my window at another building.

i love buildings most, but secondly i love watchign activity.. the boats and cars moving around
That's actually my sister's place. I lived in the building next to hers but I didn't have waterfront view; my view was towards the inside, looking at the gardens, though I did have a crack of ocean view (westward though, so looking into the abyssal plains) between buildings.

The bad thing about that area is the noise. Yes it's nice to see boats and whatnot, but with the construction of the new cultural centre in the front, it gets really loud in the morning.
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Yes but reading Geoexpat, you realize that most expats do a lot of whining about stuff
True story. Expats are never happy, always makes comparisons with how hk isn't as good as home

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no comparison
last time i went to LKF, walked into a club, no cover, chicks handing me XO
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nobody pays cover at a club in hk...

if you do, u are probably a local
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That's actually my sister's place. I lived in the building next to hers but I didn't have waterfront view; my view was towards the inside, looking at the gardens, though I did have a crack of ocean view (westward though, so looking into the abyssal plains) between buildings.

The bad thing about that area is the noise. Yes it's nice to see boats and whatnot, but with the construction of the new cultural centre in the front, it gets really loud in the morning.
kowloon station was better a few years ago, now its just infested with mainlanders

its just not the traditional luxury residence area like the mid-levels, happy valley, kowloon tong, homantin etc
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Just go clubbing at Hyde's place

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its just not the traditional luxury residence area like the mid-levels, happy valley, kowloon tong, homantin etc
Only really at The Arch. The Harbourside has a more diversified crowd- Lotta Japanese people actually.
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wow lfk sounds crazy good...

how about the crowd there? what's it like?
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you do not want to go to those low end clubs in HK, chicks there are older than your mom probably, my co-worker brought me to one in Jordan many year ago, it feels likes in one of those young and dangerous scene "midnight club". Then those highend ones, you will see a lot more CBC or white dude there, but generally a lot more expensive and members only, gold digging chickes love these places.

the ones that I usually go in Central are usually packed with people, bouncer has zero control, they just take your money and let you in. It feels like being in the train during rush hour. It is awesome to bring some chicks friends along with you.

If in LKF, I like Fongs in the basement.
Other than those ones in Jordan and the "high end" ones at Central..... what are some good ones in between?

Anything beside Fongs?
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Yeah, all in HKD. Damn in a good way or bad way? haha.
Very bad way.
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can skinny speak fluent cantonese? just curious.
Not a single white guy in my company "attempts" to learn how to speak the language. They don't go to Kowloon, they don't eat wun ton noodles, they hang out with english speaking people only etc. Maybe Asian women who speak English.
u can live in hk and work there and not speak chinese?!?!
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u can live in hk and work there and not speak chinese?!?!
No different from living and working in Vancouver and speaking limited English if you stay within Richmond.
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