OZ or US whisch is best?? - page 2

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  1. by   littlehobo
    Quote from grace oz
    really?????!!!!! ............... i'd like to know why you hold this opinion. considering australia is one of the youngest and most modern countries in the world, i'm surprised to read this. would you care to elabourate more on why you hold this view, i'm genuinely interested to know.
    put it this way, i'm listening to the grease soundtrack on the radio, and at the new years celebrations they had a break dancing act.
  2. by   Grace Oz
    put it this way, i'm listening to the grease soundtrack on the radio, and at the new years celebrations they had a break dancing act.
    and that causes you to conclude that australia is stuck in the 80's????!!!!

    i was in san francisco in may 2006. saw and heard a man playing guitar. he was singing "are you going to san francisco". that didn't cause me to conclude that the us is stuck in the 60's!!!!!

    and.... is there not room for all genre of music, dance, etc etc, regardless of the era in which it was written, played, danced?
    hearing or seeing music, dancing, films, whatever, from a time gone by, does not dictate how modern or with it a country is!!!
    on the contrary, it shows just how accommodating the country and it's people are!
    i'd not be judging a country on those things.
    you need to travel through many many states within a country, smell, breathe, live and indulge in it before you cast judgements.
    and in any case, it's always one person's perspective anyway.

    i wish you all the very best on your return to the uk.

    a word of advice.......

    like many before you, they went back to the uk only to discover just how fabulous australia really is! they soon hotailed it back to oz!
    if this should happen to you, i hope you are able to return with humility and gratitude.

  3. by   littlehobo
    Oh dear, you Aussies do take yourself far too seriously. You'll start banging on about the cricket next.
  4. by   Grace Oz
    oh dear, you aussies do take yourself far too seriously. you'll start banging on about the cricket next.
    oh dear............... do you really want us to start on about the cricket????
  5. by   Fiona59
    I showed this thread to an Aussie nurse I work with. She nearly choked on her tea.

    Somehow, I don't want to get into this but you are taking patriotism to a whole 'nother level....
  6. by   Grace Oz

    i showed this thread to an aussie nurse i work with. she nearly choked on her tea.

    somehow, i don't want to get into this but you are taking patriotism to a whole 'nother level....
    oh dear ........... poor girl! was she drinking 'billy' tea?
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    can I just say we have gone a bit off topic here and not helping the poor OP.
  8. by   english_nurse
    Quote from littlehobo
    Put it this way, I'm listening to the Grease soundtrack on the Radio, and at the New years celebrations they had a break dancing act.
    pmsl
  9. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from grace oz

    like many before you, they went back to the uk only to discover just how fabulous australia really is! they soon hotailed it back to oz!
    if this should happen to you, i hope you are able to return with humility and gratitude.
    im gonna be controversial, but what the hell! im english, worked in oz and france, married to an american and we are going back to sydney. i love the uk, i love australia, sick to death of the beaurocrasy associated with getting into the us and to be honest after my christmas with the american family im sick to death of americans harping on about how great their country is and how anyone fortunate enough to be "chosen" to enter their beloved homeland should stand with their head held high as one of the select few. i have travelled the length and breadth of the us, lived there on and off for over 3 years, been shacked with one of them for 5 years and believe me that country has its problems just like anywhere else does. my husband lived there all his life till he met me and no way wants to go back, he was only up for it because he thought i was and i was only doing it for him. now the both of us have seen sense and are going back to what in our opinion is the better place.
    for anyone thinking of migration for whatever reason put oz first on the list, after 3 years of heartache and stress i wish to god i had done that. and in reference to the post about oz being stuck in the 80's, well thats not my experience of sydney. if you think oz is stuck in the 80's you should hot foot it down to the midwest us of a. now they are stuck in the 80's alright, the 1880's!!!
  10. by   english_nurse
    Quote from Tanvi Tusti
    Im gonna be controversial, but what the hell! Im English, worked in Oz and France, married to an American and we are going back to Sydney. I love the UK, I love Australia, sick to death of the beaurocrasy associated with getting into the US and to be honest after my christmas with the American family Im sick to death of Americans harping on about how great their country is and how anyone fortunate enough to be "chosen" to enter their beloved homeland should stand with their head held high as one of the select few. I have travelled the length and breadth of the US, lived there on and off for over 3 years, been shacked with one of them for 5 years and believe me that country has its problems just like anywhere else does. My husband lived there all his life till he met me and NO WAY wants to go back, he was only up for it because he thought I was and I was only doing it for him. Now the both of us have seen sense and are going back to what in our opinion IS the better place.
    For anyone thinking of migration for whatever reason put Oz first on the list, after 3 years of heartache and stress I wish to god I had done that. And in reference to the post about Oz being stuck in the 80's, well thats not my experience of Sydney. If you think Oz is stuck in the 80's you should hot foot it down to the midwest US of A. Now they are stuck in the 80's alright, the 1880's!!!
    pmsl again
    i for one am starting to wish i had chosen OZ this USA thing is getting on my nerves big time
  11. by   HM2VikingRN
    Quote from grace oz
    and that causes you to conclude that australia is stuck in the 80's????!!!!

    i was in san francisco in may 2006. saw and heard a man playing guitar. he was singing "are you going to san francisco". that didn't cause me to conclude that the us is stuck in the 60's!!!!!

    and.... is there not room for all genre of music, dance, etc etc, regardless of the era in which it was written, played, danced?
    hearing or seeing music, dancing, films, whatever, from a time gone by, does not dictate how modern or with it a country is!!!
    on the contrary, it shows just how accommodating the country and it's people are!
    i'd not be judging a country on those things.
    you need to travel through many many states within a country, smell, breathe, live and indulge in it before you cast judgements.
    and in any case, it's always one person's perspective anyway.

    i wish you all the very best on your return to the uk.

    a word of advice.......

    like many before you, they went back to the uk only to discover just how fabulous australia really is! they soon hotailed it back to oz!
    if this should happen to you, i hope you are able to return with humility and gratitude.
    no but president bush is nostalgic for 1890 and the gilded age.....
  12. by   Djuna
    I have never lived in the US so I can't give an opinion but my partner is from the New England area and he's been here with me in Australia for almost 2 years. He can't wait to go back to the US, he thinks Australia has terrible customer service (we had issues with our ISP and the company we bought a $3500 computer from), goods are very overpriced and food is expensive.

    I am a NZ RN and I have to say I enjoy working here. NZ conditions are awful compared with the working conditions in Australia. Pay is better here, patient load lighter, more equipment.

    I guess it's all a matter of what suits different people, what their needs are and what they expect from their work and their surroundings. I have found it very difficult to make friends here, it's a small town, people are superficially friendly.

    Unless you live somewhere you really don't know whether you will like it or not and other people's opinions may not reflect your values, likes and dislikes.
  13. by   Grace Oz
    as i wrote before.... it's all a matter of perspective!
    as for bad customer service in oz, i'm here to tell you, it ain't exactly award winning in the us either! granted, some places are inspirational and people could learn from those. but boy! some others............. ????????!!!!!!!!!
    anyway, let's not get into country bashing, all places have their negatives and their positives! i loved what i saw in america! i hope to return for another visit. but, i don't wish to live there.
    but i'm telling you.....................
    australia really is the last paradise on earth!
    but then, i just might be biased! and....... i make no apology for that!

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