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The Maltese way of living and doing things

George I agree with you 100%, but the things some people say on here about the Maltese is not about the past, its about how they don't agree with how the Maltese do things. The Maltese that have lived in Malta all their lives, and have never been as fortunate as us to see and compare what it is like to live in a different country. They have always done thing the best way they know how.

Could you imagine what life would have been like for these people living on a small Island with limited access to what we take for granted. These people are the real survivors. I don't hate the British, but I hate the comments made on here about my people, especially from the ex-service men on this forum, who feel that we owe our lives to them.

danno :

George I agree with you 100%, but the things some people say on here about the Maltese is not about the past, its about how they don't agree with how the Maltese do things. The Maltese that have lived in Malta all their lives, and have never been as fortunate as us to see and compare what it is like to live in a different country. They have always done thing the best way they know how.

Could you imagine what life would have been like for these people living on a small Island with limited access to what we take for granted. These people are the real survivors. I don't hate the British, but I hate the comments made on here about my people, especially from the ex-service men on this forum, who feel that we owe our lives to them.

Not your lives perhaps but your freedom to comment on forums like his almost certainly!

Terry

danno :

George I agree with you 100%, but the things some people say on here about the Maltese is not about the past, its about how they don't agree with how the Maltese do things. The Maltese that have lived in Malta all their lives, and have never been as fortunate as us to see and compare what it is like to live in a different country. They have always done thing the best way they know how.

Could you imagine what life would have been like for these people living on a small Island with limited access to what we take for granted. These people are the real survivors. I don't hate the British, but I hate the comments made on here about my people, especially from the ex-service men on this forum, who feel that we owe our lives to them.

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Yes it is funny. The funny thing is, or rather sad thing is, that you guys actually believe that we have freedom of speech because of ex-servicemen that fought in past and present wars. These rights have been won not by the power of the wars but by people power speaking out against injustice.

The only reason why governments allows us the so called freedom of speech is so to keep the people in a state of complacency, otherwise we would be in the same position as the Ukraine currently.

In my opinion the armed forces of Australia, America and England, are only there to be puppets to their governments. The wars of today fought by the coalition are not fought to protect our borders, but to
Invade wealthy countries to get their foot in the door to obtain some of the wealth that doesn't belong to them.

Take a look at the atrocities our governments have created in recent years.

danno :

The only reason why governments allows us the so called freedom of speech is so to keep the people in a state of complacency, otherwise we would be in the same position as the Ukraine currently.
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danno, That is a totally nonsensical statement. :lol:
It would be better for you to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.
You enjoy 'trolling' don't you? Both publicly and privately.
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Hi all,

I think we are way off topic here. :whistle:
Could we please avoid generalisation and unnecessary argument on the thread?

Peace
Armand
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Well said Danno. I came hear because I live Malta and its people. I expect to have to adjust to different ways of doing things, other wise there would have been no point in selling up everything I owned to come here. I have come to detest exactly the same things you complain about with so many Brits and have felt that i have had to apologise for the behaviour of my compatriots virtually everywhere Ihave travelled in the world.

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Ray

I understand what you are saying. I never liked it here from the first time I arrived  and that feeling has not gone away in the 4 years I have been here. The longer I stay, the more frustrated I become with this place. From my experience, and those I have spoken to about this subject, it seems that the only expats who really love it here are those who come from shittier places or those who like to drinking and partying.   There are also the old Brits who seem to enjoy coming here... But who could blame them, considering the depressing weather in the UK.  My thoughts on Malta: dirty, polluted, noisy, overcrowded, lots of rude people (not just the Maltese), overpriced, incredibly frustrating immigration department, poor infrastructure ,racist, sexist, xenophobic, arrogant, know-it-alls, nosy, bossy, uneducated, ignorant.   It's a long enough list to know that I do not want to be here much longer.

If you dislike Malta so much why stay so long?

It's not always as simple as just saying ok I'm leaving.  Takes time to plan, takes money.

Adiosbichachos
But you're from Canada- isn't it just REALLY COLD?! 🙄😀

Adiosbichachos :

I understand what you are saying. I never liked it here from the first time I arrived  and that feeling has not gone away in the 4 years I have been here. The longer I stay, the more frustrated I become with this place. From my experience, and those I have spoken to about this subject, it seems that the only expats who really love it here are those who come from shittier places or those who like to drinking and partying.   There are also the old Brits who seem to enjoy coming here... But who could blame them, considering the depressing weather in the UK.  My thoughts on Malta: dirty, polluted, noisy, overcrowded, lots of rude people (not just the Maltese), overpriced, incredibly frustrating immigration department, poor infrastructure ,racist, sexist, xenophobic, arrogant, know-it-alls, nosy, bossy, uneducated, ignorant.   It's a long enough list to know that I do not want to be here much longer.

As said by GozoMo, why stay here?
Saying it takes time is a nonsense, you said you hated it from the moment you got here so you have had four years to plan your departure.

I would also point out you are replying to a topic posted 4 years ago and the person who started the topic is no longer a member!

Ray

You can please some of the people all the time,& all of the people some of the time !!!!

It seems strange that a number of posts arrive in my inbox and that of others, which turn out to be a bit historical and when people do respond without to them, they seem to receive censure for doing so.

I'm not sure what is going on here, as I have noted that some postings and responses do seem to be edited out of existence and sometimes with good reason. I have noted, however, that even comments to out of date questions, being up to date, can still offer good information.

Hi Ray, with all due respect, I don't think you can assume that you know how easy or difficult it is for a person to move away from a country when they do not have the means to do so.   It takes time and money.  I was not planning my move right when I got here. I actually waited it out hoping I may change my mind, but I have not.  I have  only been planning to leave for the last year, but I'm still working out the logistics.   When you do not have extra cash to just pick up and leave, it is not so easy. I do not have a mommy and daddy waiting for me back home to take me in.    I do not quite understand your comment either.  It is almost as though you took offense to my opinion of Malta and would rather I not express that.   Not everyone who lives in Malta, likes Malta... Even some Maltese. Even so, we should be allowed to share our experiences, whether they are positive or negative .

No I am from Denmark.  I have lived in many other places across the world.  I have not lived in a cold climate for over 15 years.

I was making a joke... I saw on your profile 'Canadian'. Of course it's not always cold in Canada. Toronto this summer was as hot as Malta.

Adiosbichachos :

Hi Ray, with all due respect, I don't think you can assume that you know how easy or difficult it is for a person to move away from a country when they do not have the means to do so.   It takes time and money.  I was not planning my move right when I got here. I actually waited it out hoping I may change my mind, but I have not.  I have  only been planning to leave for the last year, but I'm still working out the logistics.   When you do not have extra cash to just pick up and leave, it is not so easy. I do not have a mommy and daddy waiting for me back home to take me in.    I do not quite understand your comment either.  It is almost as though you took offense to my opinion of Malta and would rather I not express that.   Not everyone who lives in Malta, likes Malta... Even some Maltese. Even so, we should be allowed to share our experiences, whether they are positive or negative .

I did not take offence at your opinion at all.
There are some things I don't like about Malta but I would not just have a rant about Malta & Maltese in general, many members, particularly newer ones, seem to think that it is helpful, I don't think that it is, nor is it the purpose of Expat.Com.

As for leaving I would agree that to make a move to another country involves costs both in exploratory visits and in shipping costs. We made enough visits to be sure we would like Malta but that is not to say that we would never move, we would have to be careful of the costs as well as we  don't have Mummy or Daddy to go back to either (We are senior citizens)!
But if I really disliked Malta I would find a way!

Ray

Adiosbichachos :

When you do not have extra cash to just pick up and leave, it is not so easy.

Without sufficient funds it is nowhere easy to live or leave ...

From my experience, and those I have spoken to about this subject, it seems that the only expats who really love it here are those who come from shittier places or those who like to drinking and partying.

I would not call Austria a shittier place :D ... and I'm not a party animal, therefore I prefer to stay in the quiet South and instead of drinking in the pub I'm fixing things in my garage  :top:

dirty, polluted, noisy, overcrowded, lots of rude people (not just the Maltese), overpriced, incredibly frustrating immigration department, poor infrastructure ,racist, sexist, xenophobic, arrogant, know-it-alls, nosy, bossy, uneducated, ignorant. It's a long enough list to know that I do not want to be here much

OMG, I think it's high time for you to move somewhere else not to become completely depressed and frustrated ... or even worst  :o

Too late. I'm already depressed and have had my fill of the place.

Adiosbichachos :

No I am from Denmark.  I have lived in many other places across the world.  I have not lived in a cold climate for over 15 years.

In your profile you say you are Norwegian !

Ray

It said Canada a few hours ago..?! 😊

I was trying to select Denmark as my country but it kept selection the wrong one. Having troubles with my phone

I'm quite surprised about this "I want to be treated like a local" thing.

Well, we are not locals. We don't speak Maltese, we don't really understand the culture. We will look like tourists for a while or for a loooong time, tourists get ripped off, that's what one should expect when travelling.

They offer me a price, I don't like it, then I bargain or walk away. Unless someone is rude to me, I am not going to feel upset about this "foreign price".

Every country has some problems even when you move you to another city or state you feel different. You just need time.

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