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11. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 7y

Quoting CanadaGuy

I'd still be interested in what "Swept Away" enjoys about travel, what inspires him in his journey, rather than the continued saga of his many difficulties and complaints at each and every step and almost constant negativity in his posts...

I so agree with the above...

Swept Away, were you the one who wanted to teach English as a foreign language in your earlier posts? Or was it someone else?

12. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

I don't know about this "feisty approach" and "raising one's voice". I've found that being pleasant and friendly and engaging in small talk is what works for me. And I would NEVER raise my voice. That would be a definite sign that I'm flat out of rational options! And so what if I can't haggle a price down to rock bottom? Let's see, I have to make a choice - either I can have a pleasant day, OR I can get upset because I believe someone is trying to cheat me out of the equivalent of 25 cents? Hmmm....tough choice, but I think I'll go with the 'having a pleasant day' option!

One of my mottoes in life: never take anything personal! If someone is having a bad day, or being rude or offensive...tough luck! Not my problem and I'm not going to let it affect my me.

13. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

#Swept Away#.... Just to raise the issue of different prices in various locations for pretty much the same product.... This has raised eyebrows for years. GB (and it's far from unique), has so many places that do such a thing. Bradford (a city in the NW) has the finest Indian food in the country - by far. Yet it's possible to buy an excellent curry in a restaurant there for about £7. In some London diners, a sub-standard product described as the same thing, can cost you 20 times more!! Astounding, but true - and not unusual.

Haha, true enough, though let me know next time you're in London and I'll point you in the direction of a decent curry that doesn't cost £140! ;)

14. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Quoting magykal1

Quoting Redpaddy

#Swept Away#.... Just to raise the issue of different prices in various locations for pretty much the same product.... This has raised eyebrows for years. GB (and it's far from unique), has so many places that do such a thing. Bradford (a city in the NW) has the finest Indian food in the country - by far. Yet it's possible to buy an excellent curry in a restaurant there for about £7. In some London diners, a sub-standard product described as the same thing, can cost you 20 times more!! Astounding, but true - and not unusual.

Haha, true enough, though let me know next time you're in London and I'll point you in the direction of a decent curry that doesn't cost £140! ;)

That is some amazing curry. Do you get to take the waitress home with you at that price?

15. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting spongehead

Quoting CanadaGuy

I'd still be interested in what "Swept Away" enjoys about travel, what inspires him in his journey, rather than the continued saga of his many difficulties and complaints at each and every step and almost constant negativity in his posts...

I so agree with the above...

Swept Away, were you the one who wanted to teach English as a foreign language in your earlier posts? Or was it someone else?

Its someone else. But I do make that statement in one of my 500 Threads...

I don't keep RECORDS of my spontaneous scribblings... But I am quite sure I did not contribute to the "WHAT TO DO IN BANGKOK threads archives. I guess I must have posted some "how to get a visa in Bangkok?" thread...

As for the dark and negative themes... I love Tim Burton and Chris Nolan's Batman over JOEL SHOEMAKER's candy colored Gothom city. Let us label people by MAKING ASSUMPTIONS about their personality base on what they write. This a thread and not an ENTRY in my 6 year old Oprah inspired GRATITUDE JOURNAL.

and yes, I am on tour for ages, and that make ETERNALLY GRATEFUL... I just don't happen to be the PREACHY travel, who tell you why my journey is a miracle, coz such things DON'T SELL!

16. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting bentivogli

I cannot help noticing the tone of voice in this and other of the OP's recent messages.

Swept Away, your contributions to the TP forums used to be of better quality. I really think that posts like this one, which do not seem to contain a question or a topic for discussion, but are just written in 'sending mode', should be posted on a blog instead of in a forum.

best, Niels

It borders on the vicinity of a BLOG entry, manner and tone. Still not a forum rule violation. Unless we are to have a fascist few of the concept of DIVERSITY in a democratic space. Somehow I was rebelling to convince myslef that the labelling that I get from those who religiously post on my threads to complain about my topic has not affected my mood.

It may be wordy. But looking at how some people answer the question, this ain't exactly a thread that talks about "OXYMORONS, What made you smile today or Whatever happened to Bling".

Read without prejudice this is a travel related topic, something that some travellers from other Cultures and race has experienced. And its amazing how people with different backgrounds can have the same experience, while travelling in the same continent.

I expressed guilt and I raised a question about an attitude that saves us money. Some members responded and I felt good knowing that this is not just me. I don't like doing this, but like I clearly stated, it is a non verbal or verbal, DEFENSE MECHANISM.

17. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting CanadaGuy

1. I'd still be interested in what "Swept Away" enjoys about travel, what inspires him in his journey, rather than the continued saga of his many difficulties and complaints at each and every step and almost constant negativity in his posts...

2. I honestly have to agree - again. I can understand the negativity at age 18 when we think the world revolves around us, but at 29 - it's time to grow up or simply stay home. being kind works much more effectively than being an asshole.

3. The fact that you are uncomfortable in your own skin (and heritage) is not anyone's problem than your own. Get over it. Being rude and obnoxious is no way to go through life. Well, maybe it is but count me out.

I am 29 as stated in my profile and I am traveling. You are obviously not being personal and your statement doesn't sound like you are being rude. and I quote,"The fact that you are uncomfortable with your own(skin) heritage".... "The fact". You know me that well and you like passing judgement on people base on animated literature?

One thing, I never did in this forum is insult people and that says a lot about me. I don't judge people either base on what they write or the amount of time and energy they spend on this forum.

I do want to make friends. We all have a need to be heard and to belong, that is why some of us have more than 500 post. But I am not begging for other traveller's approval. If I am in a hostel lobby, not everyone will like me. But atleast, I don't kiss ass or pretend to be nice just to be accepted.

"I honestly have to agree again", sounded like my atheist roomate, who was bored enough to make friends with the preachers in my hostel by having a common enemy, me and the human race that they say will burn in hell.

I enjoy expressing my thoughts in this forum. I enjoy writing in a manner that celebrates my skill to write. I know I mispell words and have grammatical errors. But this is not a blog or an academic journal. I write for leisure and not to prove that I am intelligent. I make the effort to be witty and not political or scholarly. I am traveller that is why I am here. If I want to lord over a forum, I'd go to the Hillary Duff website.

I only made 3 assumption about you:

1. you are female
2. you are intelligent
3. passionate about traveller

and since you are a moderator, I feel oblige to tell you that I don't hate my heritage. I did stated under my name, the name of my country. I had to remove it for two reasons, I am not a fan of labels and base on experience people respond differently to my literature, if they thought I was Scandinavian or Swiss. I thought by stating my country, I contribute in making this forum more international. But I had to strip the label, because I am giving my country a bad name. People were quick to judge me, and I had to protect the image of my countrymen. Since some people may only remember me as the guy from the *******.

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

I am 29 as stated in my profile and I am traveling. You are obviously not being personal and your statement doesn't sound like you are being rude. and I quote,"The fact that you are uncomfortable with your own(skin) heritage".... "The fact". You know me that well and you like passing judgement on people base on animated literature?

Animated or not, literary or not - the written word is basically a reflection of the author regardless of the chosen style, unless otherwise prefaced. I'm afraid that I do not find the posting of threads true literary works. But, that's just me. In reality, some have been quite literary in nature. (I am speaking individualistically - not all-inclusively.) You are also correct in your assessment of my "not being personal" or "being rude". As for "passing judgement", I have not passed judgement but rather commented on observations based on the vast number of your posts that I have read over time. If you wish to call that "judgement", so be it, but observation and judgement are not necessarily interchangeable.

One thing, I never did in this forum is insult people and that says a lot about me. I don't judge people either base on what they write or the amount of time and energy they spend on this forum.

I agree - you have not insulted people. In reality - no one has commented on your judgement of what people write or the amount of time they spend online. What they have commented on is your judgement of those surrounding you in the real world - not the cyberworld.

I do want to make friends. We all have a need to be heard and to belong, that is why some of us have more than 500 post. But I am not begging for other traveller's approval. If I am in a hostel lobby, not everyone will like me. But atleast, I don't kiss ass or pretend to be nice just to be accepted.

Interesting. Everyone, in one form or another, wants to be heard and accepted and make friends. (What post count has to do with it is irrelevant). As for not kissing ass and pretending - wonderful. But, it's not a matter of "kiss ass and be nice to be accepted". It is a matter of actually being nice because it comes naturally. That's the point. (I'm not the only one who has said that.)

"I honestly have to agree again", sounded like my atheist roomate, who was bored enough to make friends with the preachers in my hostel by having a common enemy, me and the human race that they say will burn in hell.

Sorry, but it is interesting how you separate yourself from the human race. That aside, people have a right to agree with one or more people more than once. This does not make me an atheist nor one of the preachers. Since I have not met your roommate, nor the preachers, I'm hard-pressed to make the connection. If you are inferring that I "have common enemies - you and the human race" - then you are sadly mistaken. You are not my enemy nor is the human race.

I enjoy expressing my thoughts in this forum. I enjoy writing in a manner that celebrates my skill to write. I know I mispell words and have grammatical errors. But this is not a blog or an academic journal. I write for leisure and not to prove that I am intelligent. I make the effort to be witty and not political or scholarly. I am traveller that is why I am here. If I want to lord over a forum, I'd go to the Hillary Duff website.

Expressing your thoughts in the forums is great and if you draw joy from that - again, great. It's the joy, or the true lack thereof, in your posts that members comment on - pure and simple. I speak only for myself, but a quick review of the responses to your threads sorta backs my comment.

I only made 3 assumption about you:

1. you are female
2. you are intelligent
3. passionate about traveller

1) Yup, 2) So people say and 3) only one - but also passionate about travel.

and since you are a moderator, I feel oblige to tell you that I don't hate my heritage. I did stated under my name, the name of my country. I had to remove it for two reasons, I am not a fan of labels and base on experience people respond differently to my literature, if they thought I was Scandinavian or Swiss. I thought by stating my country, I contribute in making this forum more international. But I had to strip the label, because I am giving my country a bad name. People were quick to judge me, and I had to protect the image of my countrymen. Since some people may only remember me as the guy from the *******.

I'm happy to hear that - no one should hate their heritage. But considering the fact that you would rather say you are from South Carolina (or wherever state you claim at times), of latino heritage (which is true), etc., just to avoid being pidgeon-holed as Philippino... I'm American. I claim that regardless of the flack I may receive while traveling. People accept me for who I am regardless of my heritage or they don't. You are not protecting your countrymen's image but distorting it by not being truthful. One question - I'm seriously curious about how you were "giving your country a bad name" by posting your citizenship in your profile? Most often, those who state their citizenship and post in the forums strengthen people's opinions about a particular country being open and friendly (just through their posts).

[ Edit: Edited on 22-May-2009, at 13:32 by Isadora ]

19. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

I'm seriously curious about how you were "giving your country a bad name" by posting your citizenship in your profile? Most often, those who state their citizenship and post in the forums strengthen people's opinions about a particular country being open and friendly (just through their posts).[/quote]

Its spelled as Filipino and not whatever you spelled it, for someone who sounds very smart, I get the idea that you deliberately mispelled the word. Well, I have a very high level of tolerance for bitchcraft, if the text is intelligent and or creative. What is a forum without leather clad moderators? But giving a whip to a moron is like giving a kid a machine gun.

I don't need to post my citizenship (anymore). I am not like most people. I've attracted hateful members who called me names, and I assume most people won't even remember the name Swept Away, but they will remember Phillepianes. They may not spell it correctly, but they will know where I hail from.

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