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I find the military education of his son much more ironic.

Wikipedia reference-linkChiang_Wei-kuo

Imagine what the Austrians must have thought when the Wehrmacht paraded there to celebrate and there is a Chinese guy commanding a Nazi tank...
Interesting indeed. BUT, if reading the story, it is clear to me that there were NO Austrians around when he commanded those tanks ...., only Reichs-Deutsche
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Old 10.05.2011, 10:21
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You might ask the Royal Navy who on the day your "country" was taken over by the Imperial J. Navy lost TWO of its major crafts not too far away. In view of the personal losses no jokes can be justified unfortunately
Maybe you are mistaken about where I come from because I sure dont remember that part of the history.
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Old 10.05.2011, 11:01
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Maybe you are mistaken about where I come from because I sure dont remember that part of the history.
So you are trying to say that you slept in class?

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Old 10.05.2011, 11:14
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So you are trying to say that you slept in class?

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How dare you! I was a model student! *shakes fists*
Wolli's phrasing of his sentence came across as Singapore fell due to that naval battle which isnt accurate. We only fell in 1942.

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King of the Hill.

It ran for 13 seasons essentially in North American. Essentially about the generic amercian family and neighborhood in Texas.

It's very slow to get into, but once you see how deep the characters are developed and the commentary on 'life in america', the show is absolutely brilliant.
But the whole point of that show was to show that it's not "life in America" -- it's a caricature of life in Texas.

Also, I love that show. That's a great scene. That and any time Peggy tries to speak her "Spanish":
(skip to 2:55 if you're in a hurry)
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Maybe you are mistaken about where I come from because I sure dont remember that part of the history.
Singapore ?
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How dare you! I was a model student! *shakes fists*
Wolli's phrasing of his sentence came across as Singapore fell due to that naval battle which isnt accurate. We only fell in 1942.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Singapore
Right you are. Just re-checked the FDR speech. True, only Hongkong, Malaya and the Philippines got attacked then, but NOT Singapore. This of course makes it clear why there are differences about those maps in regard to Singapore
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So, few days ago in Hardbrücke Bahnhof.. a guy who was wearing a London T-shirt was asking me in a non-English-speaker accent about was the Post still open at that time (around 8PM..). I answered.

and he asked me the almost one of the most boring question to try getting a conversation start -----> 'where are you from?'
I answered, 'Hong Kong.'
He said to me, 'OWuuwooO!!! Kon ni chi wa!!!'
I said to him, 'hm, actually i speak Vietnamese '
but he seemed so serious and said to me, 'ohhh!!im so sorry!! im really sorry!! so.. you guys speak Vietnamese in Japan?'

Apparently he was like, convinced that Hong Kong IS IN Japan .... im curious, why so? there must be one reason or more,

just that its not the first 1,2,3,4,5 times I got this "Hong Kong is in Japan" thing..
there was other people said something like 'oh hongkong, cool!! the capital of Japan' , and 'so you speak japanese?' , or sth like, 'oh~i love Japan !!'
oh yeh, i do speak some japanese, but its not related to anything about where do i come from .....

P.S. .. I do not speak Vietnamese

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I am asian, and one time a guy approached and greeted me ''Konnichiwa''.
I don't even look like japanese.

But hey, I'm getting used to it! haha
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I am asian, and one time a guy approached and greeted me ''Konnichiwa''.
I don't even look like japanese.

But hey, I'm getting used to it! haha
And even IF ! You might have grown up in Dallas and never been to East Asia.
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Right you are. Just re-checked the FDR speech. True, only Hongkong, Malaya and the Philippines got attacked then, but NOT Singapore. This of course makes it clear why there are differences about those maps in regard to Singapore
I better do a print screen of this.
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He said to me, 'OWuuwooO!!! Kon ni chi wa!!!'
I said to him, 'hm, actually i speak Vietnamese '
but he seemed so serious and said to me, 'ohhh!!im so sorry!! im really sorry!! so.. you guys speak Vietnamese in Japan?'
=)) some people are amazingly detached from the real world!
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Re: anyone did not know that Hong Kong is not in Japan? =P

i was in primary school in ontario, canada, when i was about twelve. one day the prinicipal asked me to her office to translate a letter from sweden (i'm swiss, for the record). in the end, i had to point out the difference on the worldmap behind her desk. which was quite a task, because switzerland was the size of a nickle. her final remark was something like: "you know, in northamerica we all understand each other, from alaska to florida".
needless to say, the greater meaning of that sentence only came to me some years later.

oh the memories.
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=)) some people are amazingly detached from the real world!
This is the polite diplomatic way of saying it. I would simply describe this "condition" as stupid
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