People’s Reactions When You’ve Revealed That You’re An “Ex”

See having seen @atlantis’ posts around the forum, I too had assumed that he’s an ex as well because he seemed more “local” than “foreign” hahahaha.

But I think seeing his post and @Sine’s post, I can conclude that the experiences of a WNA and an ex-WNI are different even though administratively we’re lumped together as WNA.

Atlantis’s experience is that in spite of citizenship status, documents and permits that have to be taken care of, and things he can and can’t do, he feels like a local.

Sine is the other way around, in spite of feeling like a local, there’s the citizenship status, documents and permits to be taken care of and things that he can and can’t do. And I must say, I feel the same way.

Can’t wait for someone to do their sociology or psychology thesis on “exes”, I think they would have a field day with us🤣🤣🤣
 
Feels good I have a Kawanua here.
;)
Hari ini kita pe anak paling bungsu pe ultah Trng keluarga mo pigi makang dengan mandi di pante. :D Kita akan jawab pangana sabantar neh
 
See having seen @atlantis’ posts around the forum, I too had assumed that he’s an ex as well because he seemed more “local” than “foreign” hahahaha.

But I think seeing his post and @Sine’s post, I can conclude that the experiences of a WNA and an ex-WNI are different even though administratively we’re lumped together as WNA.

Atlantis’s experience is that in spite of citizenship status, documents and permits that have to be taken care of, and things he can and can’t do, he feels like a local.

Sine is the other way around, in spite of feeling like a local, there’s the citizenship status, documents and permits to be taken care of and things that he can and can’t do. And I must say, I feel the same way.

Can’t wait for someone to do their sociology or psychology thesis on “exes”, I think they would have a field day with us🤣🤣🤣
There is a field of psychological study on a subject called 'reverse culture shock'. This applies mostly to returning expats or in our case, ex wni. A lot of it has something to do with how one's expectation doesn't match with the experience. Hence, it often hits ppl harder than the normal culture shock

My guess is, for many WNA here whom Indo has felt like home for a long time, the same struggle might apply if they were to relocate home.
 
Compounding that sense of alienation is that everything changes. Anything more than two years away and familiar places have disappeared. A South African friend in Australia came back from a visit to South Africa with culture shock. Security issues in South African left him almost dazed. In Singapore in the 70s six months was enough to find enormous changes. Whole blocks disappeared and replaced with towers.

Despite having been born in Melbourne, these days it is like visiting a foreign country.
 
;)
Hari ini kita pe anak paling bungsu pe ultah Trng keluarga mo pigi makang dengan mandi di pante. :D Kita akan jawab pangana sabantar neh
Hahaha sadap skali do e. Selamat ulang tahun for bungsu! Santa I enjoy dulu jo, gampang balas pa kita😁
 

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