Do You Belong in the US or Asia?

By: Olivia Cantor

Do you like experiencing four seasons year in and year out?

Do you like eating tropical fruits like mango, papaya, avocado and pineapple?

Do you like wearing flip-flops all the time, even when going outside?

Do you have patience with riding on unpaved roads?

When you complain about inept social services, do you expect to get results immediately, or at least have your complaint heard and addressed?

Are you okay with standing out in a community as an obvious foreigner?

Are you OK with exploring places that some governments deemed as "unsafe for travel" at some point?

Are you ready for 30 degrees Celsius weather (and up!) most of the year?

Do you like ice-cold beverages, or putting ice on your cold drinks?

Are you ready to live in a place where their religion is very different from what you practice?

Are you willing to learn a new language, if given the chance?

Do you want to live in a place with very ancient historical civilizations?

Do you like to be within the reach of great white sand beaches?

Are you ready to live in a place with the occasional flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches roaming around the place?

Can you live in a place where the Internet is rather slow?

Can you tolerate storms and heavy rains?

Are you a fan of rice meals?

Are you OK with seeing some form of extreme poverty in certain areas?

Do you prefer to interact with people who are frank and direct, or is it OK if they're the "non-confrontational" silent type?

Do you appreciate non-western art works, literature, films and such?

Are you ready to be in a place where east truly meets west?

Are you open to dating non-western people, or people from a totally different race and country?

Can you cope with living in a place that has stricter or not-so-modern social mores?

Do you like eating noodle-based dishes?

Are you OK with facing and paying the occasional corrupt official to have your papers processed?

Is it OK if you live in a place where English is their second or third language, and they speak it with an accent?

Can you eat weird stuff like big lizards, fried insects, snails, pig's intestines, chicken gizzard and stuff like that?

Would you mind being regarded as "the token foreigner" in a work place?

Can you cope with living in a place where there's no cellphone signal sometimes, much less an internet or WiFi connection?

Are you OK with settling down in a place with constant political turmoil?

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About This Quiz

People always think that they're better off living somewhere else. This thought always comes after encountering something unpleasant in their environment. Are your neighbors very nosy? Does the sun shine directly into your bedroom, disturbing your sleep? Or is the cost of rent or mortgage very unreasonably high in your area? The reasons could be that simple and mindless, or they could also be super-duper serious like that.

But aside from thinking that we could live in a place that's far better, do you sometimes think - or even fantasize - that you could live abroad, in a totally different country, or even in a totally different continent for that matter? Could you actually consider being an immigrant or an expat?

The life of expats sounds wonderful and glamorous these days. They are like the more sophisticated type of traveler to some. But in reality, expat life could also be hard if you go to live and work in a country that you're not really suited for, culture-wise, or personality-wise. How will you know?

We can start from here. Can you say if you can live outside the U.S., say somewhere in Asia? Or will it tell you to live in the U.S. for life? Let's take this personality quiz and see where you will land!

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