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Post by Stephen Victor » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:07 pm

Out of curiosity, how many of you have visited other countries, and if you have, then which ones did you visit? I have not visited any countries aside from the US yet however I might get to go to Puerto Rico in December.

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Post by Celexa » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:11 pm

Just Canada. But I wanna go to Japan...

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Post by Anthy » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:11 pm

I visited Canada for about twenty minutes on a side-trip from Pennsylvania back in 8th grade. The trip managers just kinda randomly decided to go to Niagra Falls because we had the time and the money to. Yay Canada!
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:13 pm

Canada for only a bit...

I want to go to Japan!!!!
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Post by Celexa » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:14 pm

HAS anyone here ever been to Japan? My boyfriend has, and he brought me back a pair of chopsticks and a comic book. But I still wanna go! (It's way to bad I can't read a symbol of Japanese though...'cept for moon...)

Me: This is coming from the kid who doesn't know what Viagra is!
Ko: It's cold medicine, right?
Our Group: NO!!!
Me: Can I just say?
Dylan: Sure, it's no weirder than what normally comes out of your mouth.
Me: (says what)
Ko: .....What's that?
Me: ......*starts crying*
Carley: STEVE! STEVE GET OVER HERE AND TELL KO WHAT VIAGRA DOES!
Steve: See, it's like this: The bridge goes up and the soldiers rush out....

Tiff: Aww, you killed someone for me. That's so sweet in a f***ed up sort of way!

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Post by DreamEmpress » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:16 pm

I've only been to Canada and that was back in January. If time out of country!

My friend Tamara and her boyfriend were in Japan for a while. They even got me some cds ^_^

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Post by Stephen Victor » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:16 pm

Celexa wrote:HAS anyone here ever been to Japan?
I know that Tiffany has. Although I have never been to Japan myself, I have two cousins that are visiting Japan. One of them actually sent me some food from there -- she hates it, though, because she finds the weather to be too cold, the people to be too aloof and all she ever gets to eat is fish.

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Post by Celexa » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:25 pm

Stephen Victor wrote:
Celexa wrote:HAS anyone here ever been to Japan?
I know that Tiffany has. Although I have never been to Japan myself, I have two cousins that are visiting Japan. One of them actually sent me some food from there -- she hates it, though, because she finds the weather to be too cold, the people to be too aloof and all she ever gets to eat is fish.
Why can't she eat anything else there?

Me: This is coming from the kid who doesn't know what Viagra is!
Ko: It's cold medicine, right?
Our Group: NO!!!
Me: Can I just say?
Dylan: Sure, it's no weirder than what normally comes out of your mouth.
Me: (says what)
Ko: .....What's that?
Me: ......*starts crying*
Carley: STEVE! STEVE GET OVER HERE AND TELL KO WHAT VIAGRA DOES!
Steve: See, it's like this: The bridge goes up and the soldiers rush out....

Tiff: Aww, you killed someone for me. That's so sweet in a f***ed up sort of way!

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Post by LadyFlameSniper » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:52 pm

I've been to Jamaica 6 times because I have plenty of family there. That's where my parents are from.

I want to go to-
England
Spain
Japan
France
Germany
Italy
Bahamas
Trinadad
Somewhere in South America, like Brazil maybe.

I used to want to visit Puerto Rico. But one of my ex's said the crime rate is at an all time high, people get hijacked in broad daylight blah blah blah. And that kinda scared me ^^;
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Post by KoiNoVash » Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:15 pm

Canada.

I plan on going to teach English in Japan in about 5 years.
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Post by Sakuya » Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:45 pm

Well, I was born in Hong Kong. And then I moved to Hawaii. I have been to the mainland USA (LA and Las Vegas). And I have been to mainland China. I guess...that's all...

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Post by Tiff » Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:55 pm

XD get ready for my list, people.

COUNTRIES IN WHICH I'VE LIVED:
Japan (born there)
Germany
Denmark
U.S. (obviously)

COUNTRIES I'VE VISITED:
Norway
Sweden

XD;

I would love to go back to Japan, and I would love to go to England.

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Post by Jeff » Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:33 pm

I've been to Canada and Mexico. And the US of course. Mexico frightened me. I was 8 at the time and I had never seen true poverty, and I actually burst into tears. It was very frightening to see children my own age, just like me, come up to me begging. I just couldn't comprehend it.

Then there was Canada. Good GOD. Like a fucking parallel universe it is. Like if England and the US had a baby.

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Post by Tiff » Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:36 pm

Jeff wrote:I've been to Canada and Mexico. And the US of course. Mexico frightened me. I was 8 at the time and I had never seen true poverty, and I actually burst into tears. It was very frightening to see children my own age, just like me, come up to me begging. I just couldn't comprehend it.

Then there was Canada. Good GOD. Like a fucking parallel universe it is. Like if England and the US had a baby.
That would make me cry as well. I would sob. I just wouldn't be able to handle that.

LMFAO @ your description of Canada.

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Post by Celexa » Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:40 pm

I know I've been to Canada before, but I have a hard time comprehending what's so...off about it. Is it that they speak both french and english, or their currency or what? I thought Canada was pretty OK, and I thought that the Niagra falls were pretty cool. Can someone PLEASE explain to me why Canada is such a weird country?

Me: This is coming from the kid who doesn't know what Viagra is!
Ko: It's cold medicine, right?
Our Group: NO!!!
Me: Can I just say?
Dylan: Sure, it's no weirder than what normally comes out of your mouth.
Me: (says what)
Ko: .....What's that?
Me: ......*starts crying*
Carley: STEVE! STEVE GET OVER HERE AND TELL KO WHAT VIAGRA DOES!
Steve: See, it's like this: The bridge goes up and the soldiers rush out....

Tiff: Aww, you killed someone for me. That's so sweet in a f***ed up sort of way!

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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:07 pm

Countries where I've lived:

Australia
US

Countries I've visited
France
Germany
US (I visited for 10 weeks before I moved)

Countries I want to go to
Japan
Sweden
England
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Post by shansen » Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:40 am

Celexa wrote:I know I've been to Canada before, but I have a hard time comprehending what's so...off about it. Is it that they speak both french and english, or their currency or what? I thought Canada was pretty OK, and I thought that the Niagra falls were pretty cool. Can someone PLEASE explain to me why Canada is such a weird country?
I think part of it has to do with our dialect of English ... the main parts are the use of "eh" (which tends to get very overly exaggerated by people, especially Americans making fun of Canadians), and also the fact that certain words get pronounced differently.

The most overused examples are "doubt" and "about". The "ou" vowel is pronouced like the "ou" in "loud" in American English, but in Canadian English it's a little bit different. It can wind up sounding like an "oo" sound (as in "moon") to speakers of other dialects of English. (By the way, this is actually referred to as "Canadian Raising", but oddly enough is not restricted to Canada).
Jeff wrote:Then there was Canada. Good GOD. Like a fucking parallel universe it is. Like if England and the US had a baby.
I wouldn't go so far to say that we're in a parallel universe ... Canada was more influenced by England than the U.S. was (we typically use British spellings, like "colour" and "neighbour", we use the metric system for the most part, etc.).

Anyway, getting back on topic, I've lived in Canada all my life ... in fact, I've lived in Alberta all my life (we've moved within the province a few times, but that's it). I've travelled to:

- U.S.
- Germany
- United Arab Emirates ( click here for a link to a map showing where the U.A.E. is).

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Post by Dinozore » Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:50 am

I've never left the US ^_^;;

I do want to go to Japan, though. And Australia.
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Post by Sailor X » Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:43 am

I've never been to other countries... I'm just a resident of the nasty-ass U.S.
Tiff wrote:COUNTRIES IN WHICH I'VE LIVED:
Japan (born there)
YOU WERE BORN IN JAPAN! That sort of makes you Japanese... oh how I'd love to have that honor...

Countries I Would Like To Go To:
JAPAN!
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Post by Tiff » Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:42 am

Sailor X wrote:I've never been to other countries... I'm just a resident of the nasty-ass U.S.
Tiff wrote:COUNTRIES IN WHICH I'VE LIVED:
Japan (born there)
YOU WERE BORN IN JAPAN! That sort of makes you Japanese... oh how I'd love to have that honor...
LOL Not since I was born on a U.S. military soil. Plus, my parents are American, therefore, I am an American Citizen and have no Japanese citizenship whatsoever. I know there's something that says I could have had Japanese citizenship until the age of 18 or something, but I forget what it says.

But yeah, it's pretty cool ^^

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