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Come And Tell Us About Where You Live...

Hey all. I just thought that since this is an international board. And since people were from all over the place, we should educate each other about where we live, and tell somethings people would'nt normally know.

I'll Start.

Where I live: Maryland/DC Suburbs, USA

What I like about it:
I love it here. But I hate it for the same reason. It's faker than Star Jones's hair. Only in the sense that this place is an illusion. Everyone has bucu bucks. Everyone has a Mercedes. Everone is a lawyer, doctor, or indian chief. Everyone's kids go to a good school. Everything is peachy keen. But unfortunately it isn't the real world for 98% of the population.

What's the weather like?:
Up and down. It can be really nice, and really messed up. In Decemeber it can be 70. In April it can snow. Maryland weather is

What are the people like?
Assholes. Cool Assholes, but we're assholes. Some people are nice, but the majority of the people here are very self-serving and snide. But everyone is like that so you don't really notice it unless you go somewhere else and everyone is nice. It was a culture shock.

What are the kids/youth like?
Let's just say GNC sells lots of Chaser, and everyone is a fan of the song "Because I was High"

A common misconseption:
Hmm. Well most people don't know too much about Maryland. Other than people are arrogant. And well its true. But we're arrogant in a good way

Something you may not know:
Maryland is the fourth richest state in the country. And my county is the second richest state in the country
The Marriots live here, Mike Tyson lived down the street from my brother ( ) and you used to see Michael Jordon here and there. Also every politician you can think of walks around town, and we are in the top 10 AIDS states (Damn Baltimore). Also, they're more gay/lesbians than redheads.

Something You'll Love About Here:
Beautiful. Everything, everyone is very attractive. Lots to do. (well kinda) Very upscale, EVERYTHING is upscale. Very classy.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Everything is ludicrously expensive. If you don't make atleast 70,000 a year, don't even try moving without a roomate. And that's for the CHEAP places.


Well thats all I can think of. Feel fry to add!
As some people live in places I can't even pronounce, looking forward to reading some entries
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Where I live:
Fairfield County, Connecticut. Suburb of NYC.

What I like about it:
One of the wealthiest parts of the country. Makes the top ten in wealthiest towns in the USA. NYC is close by. Clean and safe. Nice neiighborhoods, amazing homes, great atmosphere. Good people, nice country clubs, etc.

What's the weather like?:
Four seasons. New England Winters, Hot SUmmers, Colorful Autumns, Flowery Springs.


What are the people like?
Rich and classy, lol. Upscale people and very proper and polite. Greenwich has been home to everyone from Regis Philbin to Tommy Hilfiger.

What are the kids/youth like?
Dont really know because I go to boarding school since highschool and I really havent known the kids in my neighborhood since I lived in New Jersey two years ago.

A common misconseption:
Everyone is snobby and stuck up.

Something you may not know:
I dunno....hmm in 2000 the average price of a house in Greenwich was $1,630,000


Something You'll Love About Here:
Nice places to eat, to shop, to play tennis . Its like the perfect neighborhood.


Something You'll Hate About Here:
Expensive

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Originally Posted by M_pIeRcE14
Where I live:
Fairfield County, Connecticut. Suburb of NYC.

What I like about it:
One of the wealthiest parts of the country. Makes the top ten in wealthiest towns in the USA. NYC is close by. Clean and safe. Nice neiighborhoods, amazing homes, great atmosphere. Good people, nice country clubs, etc.

What's the weather like?:
Four seasons. New England Winters, Hot SUmmers, Colorful Autumns, Flowery Springs.


What are the people like?
Rich and classy, lol. Upscale people and very proper and polite. Greenwich has been home to everyone from Regis Philbin to Tommy Hilfiger.

What are the kids/youth like?
Dont really know because I go to boarding school since highschool and I really havent known the kids in my neighborhood since I lived in New Jersey two years ago.

A common misconseption:
Everyone is snobby and stuck up.

Something you may not know:
I dunno....hmm in 2000 the average price of a house in Greenwich was $1,630,000


Something You'll Love About Here:
Nice places to eat, to shop, to play tennis . Its like the perfect neighborhood.


Something You'll Hate About Here:
Expensive
that sounds like Potomac.
We should have a fight, Potomac vs. Greenwhich
Where everyone fights with their illegal immigrant help
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Ok, it's my turn to introduce my city. Hope you will find it interesting.

Where I live: Hong Kong , China

What I like about it:

If you like shopping, Hong Kong can be a perfect place. We have got all kinds of malls, department stores and boutiques here, so remember to bring enough cash or VISA card. Don't worry about the food because we offer absolutely clean and high-quality food in every hotel from all over the world. Here is a safe place too, it's rare to see riots and big-scale strikes.

What's the weather like?

Simply hot and humidas we are in the subtropical area. The summer lasts longer than the winter. The temperature ranges from 7 - 33 degress Celcius which provides a suitable condition for all kinds of activities.

What are the people like?

Generally speaking people here are nice, not racist. Tourism is extremely important to our economy so we treated every tourist as president. Not every Hongkie can speak perfect English, but they will try as hard as they can and act friendly.

What are the kids/youth like?

I would only say they are okay, they are argubly lower standard than before. Most of them are rather self-centred or lazy, but they can nice too.

A common misconception?

Well I am not sure about misconception because I live here. hm...after 1/7/1997, China took back the leading power from Britian as we were colony of Britian, people may think we are so eager or excited to do so, actually no to the majority. I am one of the majority who is not happy with it.

Something you may not know?

Although we enjoy high degree of freedom, we are still not allowed to elect our president or nominate anyone. Hong Kong has a capitalist economy while China is a communist state, that explains why.

Something you will love about here?

You will probably find yourself out of control to do shopping or eating traditional food from all over the world because that's our biggest attraction. The price is also low and you don't have to pay sales tax. There are many fantastic museums here, I am sure you would admire the efforts of our designers.

Something you will hate about here?

Hong Kong is probably too crowded and the air pollution is terrible. It's not unusual to see thee air pollution index raising to a "serious" level. It's sometimes unbearable.

That's my short report, I hope you would enjoy it.

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Where I live:
Arad,Israel

What I like about it:
It has the WUJS .. the center of Jewish and Hebrew studies .. it has basically a small town life

What's the weather like?:
One Season .. Hella hot


What are the people like?
Israelis are .. snobby,stuck-up,and self centered .. its the truth

What are the kids/youth like?
Israelis are .. snobby,stuck-up,and self centered .. its the truth

A common misconseption:
Everyone is nice and friendly

Something you may not know:
The Arabic community and Hebrew community are the most peaceful to live togehter


Something You'll Love About Here:
Hott,clay courts

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Cheap

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Originally Posted by Vincent
Ok, it's my turn to introduce my city. Hope you will find it interesting.

Where I live: Hong Kong , China

What I like about it:

If you like shopping, Hong Kong can be a perfect place. We have got all kinds of malls, department stores and boutiques here, so remember to bring enough cash or VISA card. Don't worry about the food because we offer absolutely clean and high-quality food in every hotel from all over the world. Here is a safe place too, it's rare to see riots and big-scale strikes.

What's the weather like?

Simply hot and humidas we are in the subtropical area. The summer lasts longer than the winter. The temperature ranges from 7 - 33 degress Celcius which provides a suitable condition for all kinds of activities.

What are the people like?

Generally speaking people here are nice, not racist. Tourism is extremely important to our economy so we treated every tourist as president. Not every Hongkie can speak perfect English, but they will try as hard as they can and act friendly.

What are the kids/youth like?

I would only say they are okay, they are argubly lower standard than before. Most of them are rather self-centred or lazy, but they can nice too.

A common misconception?

Well I am not sure about misconception because I live here. hm...after 1/7/1997, China took back the leading power from Britian as we were colony of Britian, people may think we are so eager or excited to do so, actually no to the majority. I am one of the majority who is not happy with it.

Something you may not know?

Although we enjoy high degree of freedom, we are still not allowed to elect our president or nominate anyone. Hong Kong has a capitalist economy while China is a communist state, that explains why.

Something you will love about here?

You will probably find yourself out of control to do shopping or eating traditional food from all over the world because that's our biggest attraction. The price is also low and you don't have to pay sales tax. There are many fantastic museums here, I am sure you would admire the efforts of our designers.

Something you will hate about here?

Hong Kong is probably too crowded and the air pollution is terrible. It's not unusual to see thee air pollution index raising to a "serious" level. It's sometimes unbearable.

That's my short report, I hope you would enjoy it.

--Vincent
you live in hong kong! wow. I mean is there any room at all? Theres a billion + people over there!

also, how restrictive is the government?
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Where I live:
Perth, Western Australia

What I like about it:
It's a great place to live, great lifestyle!!

What's the weather like?:
It's damn hot in summer, like i mean 108 some days!! It gets pretty cold in winter, never goes below freezing though. The sun here is great for a tan!


What are the people like?
The majority of the people here are really friendly, easy going

What are the kids/youth like?
Most of the kids/youth here are pretty cool, although there are some areas where the kids are a bit feral

A common misconseption:
No, we dont keep Koalas as pets and we don't use Kangaroo's as transport....

Something you may not know:
Our city has only been founded for a little over 100 years!!


Something You'll Love About Here:
The weather, the sun!!

Something You'll Hate About Here:
It costs a fair bit to fly to any other major cities...




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Where I live:
Perth, Western Australia

What I like about it:
It's a great place to live, great lifestyle!!

What's the weather like?:
It's damn hot in summer, like i mean 108 some days!! It gets pretty cold in winter, never goes below freezing though. The sun here is great for a tan!


What are the people like?
The majority of the people here are really friendly, easy going

What are the kids/youth like?
Most of the kids/youth here are pretty cool, although there are some areas where the kids are a bit feral

A common misconseption:
No, we dont keep Koalas as pets and we don't use Kangaroo's as transport....

Something you may not know:
Our city has only been founded for a little over 100 years!!


Something You'll Love About Here:
The weather, the sun!!

Something You'll Hate About Here:
It costs a fair bit to fly to any other major cities...



Perth looks cool!
Aren't Koalas and Kangaroos somewhat dangerous?
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Perth looks cool!
Aren't Koalas and Kangaroos somewhat dangerous?
Umm yeah, you arent really supposed to approach Kangaroo's because they have really sharp claws and if they feel threatned they will rear up and kick you with their legs.

Koala's also have really sharp claws but if they have been raised by humans in zoos or whatever, you can hold them without them attacking you....

"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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Where I live:
Albury-Wodonga, Australia

What I like about it:
It's small, and kinda peaceful. Nothing really happens.

What's the weather like?:
Bloody hot in the Summer, and bloody cold in the Winter.

What are the people like?
Erm, well we have the upper class Sectors and then the rough feral Wu-Tangers. But most are nice, they just mainly keep to themselves.

What are the kids/youth like?
Most are pretty feral. They are Wu-Tangers. But apart from them everyone else is normal.

A common misconseption:
That it's a real country town - etc with nothing here but farms.

Something you may not know:
Umm, that there is a place called Albury-Wodonga...

Something You'll Love About Here:
It's a pretty clean city, and we have the Great Murray river.

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Wu-Tangers.


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hey kimmies boy i went to albury-wodonga last year as a pit stop on my way to melbourne...just by chance i saw that they hd that 10k eventand saw some of the final

Where I live:
City Wollongong, Suburb Port Kembla
What I like about it:
Its small so Im friends with half the suburb which is kewl cos wherever i go, esp the beach in summer theres ppl to hang out with all the time!Also theres a private beach on one side of the hill i live on which is neat cos theres no ppl and its a great lace for R+R.

What's the weather like?:
Pretty much like one season similar to Sydney (its just an hour south)

What are the people like?
Well its a two story town. I live in the more upper class area overlooking the beach, and then theres the 'other' side of town


What are the kids/youth like?
mainly aussies, and non-anglos are very aussie acting/assimilated..very relaxed, friendly, approachable people..


Something You'll Hate About Here:
The bad side of twon the red light district HAHA

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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hey kimmies boy i went to albury-wodonga last year as a pit stop on my way to melbourne...just by chance i saw that they hd that 10k eventand saw some of the final
I was there too

Did you attend any other days?


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this is the beach at end of my street
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nope but i was hitting on the court behind where the final was being held during the final, intermittently, cos i kept going over to see some of the final as my other friends werent interested in the final and just kept playing...

man those grass courts stunk, terible bounces

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Where I live:
Roskilde, Denmark (Europe)

What I like about it:
The festival, and that my friends and family is close

What's the weather like?:
Cold spring, nice summer, rainy fall, long winther

What are the people like?
Somes are very snobby. Somes are just normal

What are the kids/youth like?
Depends on their parents... a lot are troublemakers

A common misconseption:
Denmark is not the Capital of Sweden

Something you may not know:
Roskilde Festival is the biggest music-festival in Scandinavia. Each year +70K visits it. Once we had 100K. Best time of the year

Something You'll Love About Here:
The festival

Something You'll Hate About Here:
Boring. Not much to see

Lleyton - Broccoli-boy
Kim - The future number one(no jinxing!)
Nadal - making a rafalution

J'aime la Suede.
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