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

I am going the strangle the next person who will ask me this question tonight....

I am going to REMIX this question and do volunteer in a public school so that the rest of humanity, will have other ways to ask this or don't at all.

Swept Away: How much is the internet for one hour? (In Mandarin)
Ladies: answers in Mandarin.
Swept Away: Speaks in English, cant count in Mandarin....
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (in Chinese...) Sweppy pretends not to understand the question...
Spectators/translators come to the rescue, "WHERE ARE YOU FROM?"

Ten years later, I dont get to use the computer. Why?, because, they were too busy gigling and saying "WO TING BU TONG", when I only want to know HOW MUCH is it to use the internet, WHICH IS SAN KWAI, 3 RMB, everywhere....

The point is, when you ask something, the 1st reply you will get is where are you from? where is the WC, NALI QC? "Where are you from?" Where is the train station, "where are you from?"

Then when you say your country, it will take three minutes before you get what you want, coz they would have to repeat the name of your country 30 times, pretending to know where it is, after giving it a deep thought. By the time, you get to the computer the whole room is already staring at you and boy, someone should tell the whole nation that staring at the SCREEN of a person, while he is writing an email, is as evil as murder. Absolutely no concept of privacy. On two occassion, I type my password and beside was a guy with the largest grin, I have ever seen in my whole life.

Where are you from?

SWEPT AWAY: BURKINA FASEAU!

where are you from?

SA: "I am Chinese and I was born here and I live here,"
local: You cant speak Chinese?
SA: "WELL SOME CHINESE DONT LIKE TO SPEAK CHINESE, I am Cantonese."
the person who was bugging me is from GUANDONG.

Are you tired of this question? ISN'T THIS PERSONNAL. My whole life before I grab my backpack, I never answer this question, My hometown was sacred.... I dont tell my countrymen where I come from. ITS PERSONNAL and I dont give such data to strangers... BUT NOW It depends.... if you are a fellow traveller in a hostel, its cool.

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Are you having a holiday soon?? Looks like you need one

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

So where are you from?

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

Quoting Redpaddy

Are you having a holiday soon?? Looks like you need one

I am on a HOLIDAY, when you see me here. hostel has free internet and everyone in my room can't speak English. Its hell.

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Well maybe you need two holidays

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

Quoting Redpaddy

Well maybe you need two holidays

I will take a break from being a real person. I will conform to your standards of what is normal and strive to be as boring as a thread about "HOW TO GET VISA to Thailand" or "What to see in Paris".

I'll take a break. I guess I've been a member for a long such a long time, I only have 500 plus post. I wanted to get that Travel Guru label, so I had to work over time.

But I won't deactivate my account, I won't give you guys that comfort and joy.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-May-2009, at 14:47 by Swept Away ]

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Redpaddy

Well maybe you need two holidays

I will take a break from being a real person. I will conform to your standards of what is normal and strive to be as boring as a thread about "HOW TO GET VISA to Thailand" or "What to see in Paris".

Actually, I will be very busy soon, so I need an escape. I have three jobs offers and I don't think I wanna work. But I have to. My country is not Norway or Canada and I my last name is not Hilton, contrary to public speculations.

But I won't deactivate my account, I won't give you guys that comfort and joy.

You are joking right? You are taking the piss with everybody, it is pretty obvious.

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

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Redpaddy

Well maybe you need two holidays

I will take a break from being a real person. I will conform to your standards of what is normal and strive to be as boring as a thread about "HOW TO GET VISA to Thailand" or "What to see in Paris".

Actually, I will be very busy soon, so I need an escape. I have three jobs offers and I don't think I wanna work. But I have to. My country is not Norway or Canada and I my last name is not Hilton, contrary to public speculations.

But I won't deactivate my account, I won't give you guys that comfort and joy.

You are joking right? You are taking the piss with everybody, it is pretty obvious.

Its "OFF TOPIC", how could I be serious. But seriously, I need a break. I am not being sarcastic.

9. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Its "OFF TOPIC", how could I be serious. But seriously, I need a break. I am not being sarcastic.

Well if you are having fun with this than goodluck with everything, hope you reach your goal. I am not being sarcastic.

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

I am on a HOLIDAY, when you see me here. hostel has free internet and everyone in my room can't speak English. Its hell.

A spell in a psychiatric ward doesn't count.