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

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Ben
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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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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.

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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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Dhammabodhi
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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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Re: Where are you from?

Post by woini » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:08 pm

AdvaitaJ wrote: My understanding is that if you go back far enough, we're all Africans!
:twothumbsup:
If human history is put in a 24 hour time slot with present day as midnight, humans (some of you guys anyway) left Africa 85,000 years ago or at the hour of 11:36 pm only 24 minutes before midnight.
I left in 1980. :D
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dragonwarrior
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by dragonwarrior » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:18 pm

Hi stefan, I'm from Asia

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Modus.Ponens
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Modus.Ponens » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:07 pm

Portugal here :smile:
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suriyopama
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by suriyopama » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:54 am

No Samsaraland? :smile: Ok, so i choose Europe (Spain) currently living in Thailand

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by pink_trike » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:46 am

Combustion and vibration. Home, sweet home. :tongue:
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by M.Seiffert » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:04 am

Wooo Canada

also have a Polish passport :)

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Tokyo_Rose » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:02 pm

I live in England, its in the Uk ;)

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by msmedusa » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:48 pm

Just humour us Brits...

We know we are European really but sometimes when we have to admit it we hear 'Jerusalem' playing in our heads and sulk.
Must be all that 'mid- day sun' :cookoo:

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by PeterB » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:59 pm

You speak for yourself msmedusa. As far as I am concerned I am a Scot. :smile: Europe starts at Calais. Or possibly Carlisle. It must be irritating to our French and German neighbours, they must feel like they are herding cats.

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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Aloka » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:48 pm

As far as I am concerned I am a Scot. :smile: Europe starts at Calais. Or possibly Carlise
Huh, PeterB, say that to my face you Scots haggis-eater you ! We geordies and north easterners don't consider ourselves European, we're a completely separate race ! :tongue:

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