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Kishore Dandu
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I don't know why; but many folks from India and China prefer making Texas as their primary base.

Some say it is because of reasonable cost of living, some others say not bad climate(except for July and August). Some refer to good family life.

Folks who move out of texas for couple of years(due to spouse's education or for better pay etc) almost always come back to texas. It happened in almost 90% of cases I know.

Hope Texas maintains these value propositions.


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Dharam Singh
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
I don't know why; but many folks from India and China prefer making Texas as their primary base.

Can you provide some statistical analysis for your assertion?


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Dave Lenton
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I've wondered what part of the US I could live in if I was to ever move there... and Texas comes just about bottom of my list, because often I just don't understand a word that they say. OK, so I've only heard a very small number of Texans speaking (and that's on telly), but it seems far harder to understand then other American accents. Sometimes I could do with subtitles.

Maybe its because I'm a native English speaker - someone learning English could continue the learning process in Texas and develop a good understanding of it.


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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Rajaji Nagar:

Can you provide some statistical analysis for your assertion?


It is real life experience than numbers game(as you can deduct from my initial post)
Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
I've wondered what part of the US I could live in if I was to ever move there... and Texas comes just about bottom of my list, because often I just don't understand a word that they say. OK, so I've only heard a very small number of Texans speaking (and that's on telly), but it seems far harder to understand then other American accents. Sometimes I could do with subtitles.

Maybe its because I'm a native English speaker - someone learning English could continue the learning process in Texas and develop a good understanding of it.


Standard of living and some other aspects far outweigh considerations like accent, number of people from previous place of life etc.
Jesus Angeles
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I used to live in Houston.

There two seasons there. Hot, and hotter than hell.

When I first entered USA, I appreciated Texas well as I came from a very warm country. Yet, when I saw Iowa, just about the opposite of Houston in terms of weather, I also enjoyed it.
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I don't find much in Texas to hoot about either. You can have all of it.


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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
I don't find much in Texas to hoot about either. You can have all of it.


The topic is about many 1st generation internationals hooting about Texas. Not about some well payed programmer types who may also be having double incomes and no kids
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I don't know why you'd respond to my post with that. I'm not a programmer, not married, and I have two kids.

You'll find plenty of foreign-born tech people in California, by the way. It sure sounds like you've acquired the stereotypical Texan attitude. First in everything, in its own collective mind.
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i didnt read replies...my guess is more jobs there.


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Kishore Dandu
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
I don't know why you'd respond to my post with that. I'm not a programmer, not married, and I have two kids.

You'll find plenty of foreign-born tech people in California, by the way. It sure sounds like you've acquired the stereotypical Texan attitude. First in everything, in its own collective mind.

[ October 01, 2005: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]


That is why I used "may" with reference to programmer comment.

Many of the tech people that i know who live in california crib about cost of living, traffic(not that dallas and houston have their own traffic issues), too much dependence on product centric companies, very bad pulic school system, unbelievable increases in university fees etc etc.
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Simple: Cost of living and jobs
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It sure sounds like you've acquired the stereotypical Texan attitude. First in everything, in its own collective mind.


Actually, that's the stereo-typical Dallas attitude.

Down here in Austin, we're much more laid back. And no accents! (At least not Texan -- it's actually hard to find native Texan accents here).
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I accept that amendment wholeheartedly. Ain't been to Austin yet anyway.
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