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#91 Electro Rock

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

I agree with you on that. Vancouver isn't really a fun city, it is a city where you have to work hard everyday to pay the high taxes and rents. It has a lot of amenities which is its strong suit but it doesn't have a lot of events or festivals where people could gather around and have fun. The other problem might be that it is too multicultural where it seems that the population is fragmented. People of different cultures and customs have different ways of interacting with others and this is probably what has created the reputation of Vancouver being less of a friendly city. I find that travelling to less multicultural cities like Manila where the population is more homogeneous, that the people are more closer and friendlier versus multicultural cities like New York, Toronto or Vancouver.


There are multicultural cities that are friendly, L.A. and Montreal come to mind, Vancouver just has the wrong cultures and subcultures.

Going a bit deeper than the unfriendliness factor though, is that Vancouver has by far the highest percentage of underhanded and creepy people I've seen anywhere, whereever you go you'll always find some toxic losers but they seem to be attracted to and thrive in this environment.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

There are multicultural cities that are friendly, L.A. and Montreal come to mind, Vancouver just has the wrong cultures and subcultures.

Going a bit deeper than the unfriendliness factor though, is that Vancouver has by far the highest percentage of underhanded and creepy people I've seen anywhere, whereever you go you'll always find some toxic losers but they seem to be attracted to and thrive in this environment.

That has not been my experience.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

That has not been my experience.


David Ho knows you need to go and compare more places.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

David Ho knows you need to go and compare more places.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

David Ho knows you need to go and compare more places.

I have been all over the world.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

I have been all over the world.


Have you ever spent any real length of time in any of those places or just collected t-shirts?

It's not just the RCMP that's a little ethically "off" around here.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Have you ever spent any real length of time in any of those places or just collected t-shirts?

It's not just the RCMP that's a little ethically "off" around here.

Spent time.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

The time I spent in northern Scotland... I tell you their sheep are so much friendlier than the ones we have here. Their hockey team sucks though. Sheep can't skate very well. :bigblush:

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Holy crap man, I really hope you don't live in Vancouver anymore. Keep blaming the city and its people, you don't seem to be much better with all the negative bs you're spewing out on this thread.


I quite enjoy living in Vancouver. Because I'm saying we need to improve, that does not mean that I am being "negative" or hate the city. It's a fact, that Vancouver needs to improve socially. Some people have clearly accepted they are going to sit back and do nothing about it. Both the government and the people need to adjust their attitude towards the city to make it a better place. As the city grows, this becomes even more important.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Well being a doctor at least there's hope for being able to buy a place.

What I would say is most important is to figure out where you're working first and then figure out where to live.

Getting a nice place in Burnaby won't be so nice if your commuting to White Rock.

There's nice areas in pretty much every city in the Lower Mainland (even Surrey!) so it's not really going to be hard to find a nice community.

Just make sure you don't have to cross any bridges to get there.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Just make sure you don't have to cross any bridges to get there.


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