I have been living in China for four years, and in a couple of months I'm leaving it.
The air is polluted, food is oily (speaking subjectively, of course) and crowds are everywhere, and the craziest thing is... I'm gonna miss this country so much! I will miss Chinese people and their hospitality, blooming apple, pomergranate and cherry trees along the roads (I remember I found it so awesome when I came here for the first time), Taobao, traditional festivals, and many other things:)
I believe every place has its positive and negative sides. What about the one you are living in?
您好， Terecia! 我目前住在天津：）在天津大学读硕士
I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, the largest Archipelago in the world. I stayed in China for 2.5 years in 2004. I was studying at the time, so I like the city where I lived, compared to where I live now.
Jakarta is famous for its congested traffic. However, when it comes to the culinary, I prefer Jakarta to Xiamen. I couldn't stand oily food. In addition, the food usually has MSG or 鷄精, of which I'm allergic to.
I like walking. I wish Jakarta would be like Xiamen in the future. I wouldn't say it's totally safe in Xiamen, but at least there're some parks and pavements.