Yeah Yummy - the government here gives free bungalows, land, cars, plus money (one lump sum) for household appliances and furniture, to the citizens. So they're pretty well off. Oh, they get lots of money to pay for their wedding as well. All from the 'gummint'.
Well, as far as the 'War on Terror' goes - don't mean to sound crass but right now people here (most expats & locals) are more concerned about the World Cup, so not many have read the news for the past few weeks. But I suppose we (and the rest of the world) will get back to real life one the finals are over. The terrorism thing just isn't a big deal here right now I suppose - at least not as big as footy.
Well I'm not Anglo - I'm Malaysian, so we sorta look a Chinese-Indian-Japanese-Portugese-Uzbek-Arab-Dutch mix. So I tend to blend in wherever I go. Unless I venture down to Deep South USA - then I'll be in deep trouble I guess. :wink:
But the white expats here are doing well too. My American friends here are enjoying themselves, except that they don't understand why I have to stay glued to the tv to watch 'soccer' all day instead of playing golf. Duh. Come on, it's the World Cup for goodness sake!