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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thoughts on Living in a Suburban Chinatown

E-Mail I just received:

Do you ever feel a least bit awkward or intimidated being one of the
few 白人 around many 華人 in your area?

My Answer:


No, I never feel awkward or intimidated.

Frustrations are a different subject!

Top frustrations:
  • Running of red lights.
  • Rude people
  • Small Parking Spaces
  • Shopping Carts being left around in my neighborhood (this finally stopped, I called in 5 shopping carts to have them picked up).
  • People who believe they need a Golf Club to protect themselves from my Golden Retriever.
  • Being targeted for house burglary because of where we live.
  • TV's in restaurants
Positives:
  • Chinese Bakeries!
  • Great Chinese Food!
  • Chinese Super Markets
  • Great School District
  • My in-laws are comfortable living here. We live with them. And if they are happy, my wife is happy, which makes me happy.
  • We have a nice house my family is happy with
  • Nice banks. I do business with a Chinese bank and they know me by name. It's a pleasant experience, instead of being treated like a number.
  • It's a great location for our business.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I wouldn't really recommend the Nogales/Gale 99 Ranch Market and Mandarin Plaza. My cars, while parked, have been struck by three separate accidents (2 hit-and-runs) there. Quite a record.

June 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Ray Ritchey said...

My daughter's comment when she was learning to drive last year, was driving in the 99 Market parking lot, was if you can drive here, you can drive anywhere. I have not had any accidents here, luckily. I had a hit and run in Diamond Bar 5 years ago.

Another learning experience, where I expected the person to pull over after they hit me, and they kept on going.

July 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM  

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