5 Warnings People Told Me Before I Went Abroad

I have to admit, people tend to say things when their friend or someone they know is going overseas to start a new life. Some of them will frighten you and some of them will make you laugh.

Before I headed out to Malaysia, people I know were congratulating me as well as giving me warnings before I went overseas. Here are the 5 warnings given to me before I left:

1. “People there are racists!”

But aren’t every nation has that percentage of people who are racists? I think it is one thing that every country has. However, coming over here I realized that they are not, there are some but not everyone. So chill.

2. “Be careful, I heard it’s not safe there. Don’t pull out your phones in public.”

All countries have bad apples. It’s not like the country where I came from is safe either.

3. “Everything is expensive in that country!”

Cost of living is really something to consider before deciding to live overseas. Just make sure that the salary is proportional to the standard of living in the country where you’re moving.

4. “Don’t trust the people in that country I heard they are mean/backstabbers.”
Again, every country has their bad apples. Generalizing the locals is not a good idea. The key really is not to trust easily.

5. “The police there are unjust. They will bully you.”

I am not sure why people even say this but, I find the policemen here nice. Just be a law abiding expat and they will not bother you. Also bring your passport everywhere you go.

"You've been warned!"
“You’ve been warned!”

At the end of the day, it’s upto you how you’ll handle getting along with the locals, how you’re going to adapt to your new environment and what approaches you’re going to take to make your new life comfortable and fun for you. Don’t just listen to what other people has to say and end up paranoid, living your new life in fear. Let experience teach you the lesson. Enjoy!

How about you? What other odd things do people tell you when you are going to live in a new place? SHARE your experience and stories below. 🙂

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  • humi_007

    ppl told be understanding be kind be strong bcz u r going to new place where u have to stay with new ppl new things evn with new trouble. #advice

  • Doc Bud

    A nice read. The time to strike out is indeed when you are young and unattached. Because once you settle down, you will have different priorities.

    • Hello doc bud thanks for droppingby and for reading my blog post 🙂

  • salil

    every country got good and bad people. thanx to people like you who understand things and dont blame the whole country

    • Thanks for your comment salil 🙂

  • salil

    and is that you in that devil dress? lol where do u get such dresses and such high quality pics. do u have poersonal photographer with you?

    • Hahaha I am a cosplayer and I used to do modelling in the Philippines

  • jingle_ctg

    Don’t hear what others say. Live your life, your dream. If you are good, the whole world is good for you. If not, none can be good to you, because goodness comes from inside. By the way, which country that you have visited?

  • salil

    lol , the more i explore the more i get. Now along with migstaff and a good blogger, you r a site designer/owner, model, cosplayer and vj too. Salute you girl, you r a complete bundle of talents

  • super-cena

    When relatives and those who love you admit these matters can be taken as love and care. Some people around us use to frigthen with these matters that is for either jealous or they feel burn inside when you are at a good stage. So, ignore and step forward safely. You will be able to sense what is best and what is worst by yourself.

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  • lion-hairt22

    Thank you for these tips I will be cautious haha

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