Where are you from?

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Where are you from?

United States
New Zealand
Middle East
South America
Central America & Caribbean
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Ben »

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?

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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 »

Greetings Individual,

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

Retro. :)
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by AdvaitaJ »

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!


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Born in Calcutta, brought up in Gaya, India. :anjali:
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Re: Where are you from?

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AdvaitaJ wrote: My understanding is that if you go back far enough, we're all Africans!
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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Post by dragonwarrior »

Hi stefan, I'm from Asia
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Modus.Ponens »

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

Post by suriyopama »

No Samsaraland? :smile: Ok, so i choose Europe (Spain) currently living in Thailand
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Re: Where are you from?

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

Post by M.Seiffert »

Wooo Canada

also have a Polish passport :)
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by Tokyo_Rose »

I live in England, its in the Uk ;)
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Re: Where are you from?

Post by msmedusa »

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 »

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 »

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: