Where are you from?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Where are you from?

Europe
129
32%
United States
143
36%
Canada
27
7%
Australia
16
4%
New Zealand
7
2%
Asia
54
14%
Middle East
3
1%
South America
9
2%
Central America & Caribbean
6
2%
Africa
6
2%
 
Total votes: 400

Mawkish1983
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:58 am

Oh I don't mind, just confused because other people said they voted 'uk' but I don't see the option <shrugs>

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:03 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Oh I don't mind, just confused because other people said they voted 'uk' but I don't see the option <shrugs>
Well you could vote "New Zealand". Currently we are losing to Australia, which is never good...

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:22 am

mikenz66 wrote:
Mawkish1983 wrote:Oh I don't mind, just confused because other people said they voted 'uk' but I don't see the option <shrugs>
Well you could vote "New Zealand". Currently we are losing to Australia, which is never good...

Mike
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Stiphan » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:28 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Was the UK option removed from the poll?
Yes, I removed it so that both Australia and New Zealand can fit in due to the limited number of poll choices to 10.

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:46 am

Stefan wrote:
Mawkish1983 wrote:Was the UK option removed from the poll?
Yes, I removed it so that both Australia and New Zealand can fit in due to the limited number of poll choices to 10.
An excellent decision young Stefan!
Those bloody whinging poms need to know their place in this world!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:07 pm

Ben wrote:Those bloody whinging poms need to know their place in this world!
:) You know I love you Ben

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by woini » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:28 pm

(Ethiopia)

Yay ! Africa is on the list !

Am I the only African here ? :)
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:35 am

Greetings Woini,
woini wrote:Am I the only African here ? :)
I know we have a member, Sally Gross, who is South African (I assume by birth, though I'm not totally sure) but she doesn't seem to be an active member unfortunately. Unfortunate because she's very knowledgeable and I know her input has been respected by several people here in the past.

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:16 am

Hi Mawk
Mawkish1983 wrote:
Ben wrote:Those bloody whinging poms need to know their place in this world!
:) You know I love you Ben
I'm so glad you appreciate my wicked sense of humour! Speaking of all things English, my daughter arrived in London a few days ago amidst the heatwave.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Mawkish1983 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:45 am

Ben wrote:my daughter arrived in London a few days ago amidst the heatwave.
I hear it reached 35 in London, which I suppose is not that high compared to Australia in the height of summer, but we as a country not equiped to deal with it. It was very dangerous. Was your daughter okay?

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:24 am

Hi Mawk

Freya is fine. She sent me an sms when she arrived and I imagine she's enjoying catching up with friends and seeing the sights before heading off to Barcelona next week. She's a very capable young woman. The year before last she spent part of her gap year working for an NGO in Banda Aceh province in Indonesia, teaching school kids in Bahasi Indonesian personal hygiene. No doubt, in time I'll be a recipient of a group-email-as-postcard telling me of her travels. But right now, she's probably too busy having a good time.

Yes, as you know we've heard about the heatwave in the UK and yes, the message I've been hearing is that you're not set up to deal with extreme temperatures.
Summer days where I used to live in central Victoria regularly climbed above 40 deg C. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of hot weather.
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Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Individual » Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:50 pm

Stefan wrote:Select the region or country where you originally come from.
Maryland... United States. But I'm a dual citizen of the USA and the UK, because I was born in America and my mother is American, but my father is British and had me registered there.
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:38 am

Greetings Individual,

That's handy... especially nowadays how that access extends to the EU.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by AdvaitaJ » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:59 am

woini wrote:(Ethiopia)

Yay ! Africa is on the list !

Am I the only African here ? :)
My understanding is that if you go back far enough, we're all Africans!

:hug:

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Dhammabodhi » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:02 am

Born in Calcutta, brought up in Gaya, India. :anjali:
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