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kevyin wrote:

i reject culture and substitute my own.

there are no meaningful celebrations in australia.

ever since our prime minister (john howard) rejected 'sorry day', the day where we reconcile and stuff with the aboriginies events like those are pretty stale.

i mean seriously, thousands of people on the harbour bridge, everyone leaving work and shit, excellent family thing. and the PM just had to ruin it.
now without full support of the gov for so many years relations are pretty shit.

it was one of the few chances where the people could actually stand together for something nice and meaningful. but for the gov. to support other things like ANZAC day (this war thing in galllipoli if you don't know) and still have the bitterness over aboriginies, is a very hypocritical existence. even from a purely marketing perspective, he could've given his support just for the hell of it.

anyway not much traditions in aus since it's a relatively young country,
unlike japan where they have some fun things



True, true. Ive always wondered how John Howard wins the election tho.
Nevertheless, I enjoy the diversity of Australian culture. People from all around the world sharing each other's culture.. without it, theres no australia.

Also thank you England for transporting all the convicts here to start a new life...And the wogs and asians got rice for migrating =D


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they move the jungle tribes from Africa that hate each other and kill each other with spears and knives where I live its really stupid because they wouldn't think twice about killing someone very few are nice.
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I'm soooo many things I don't even know what my cultures are:wacko: !!

Ummmmm .... I'm Prodistant
I'm German, but not Nazi - I think
I'm Italian
I'm Deutch
I'm Scottish and Irish
I'm Australian .... it took me a while to even memorize what I am!!
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i live in america but i'm half chinese and half vietnamese.
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Anyone who knows anything about Japanese/Chinese/ Or any oriental cultures this question came up in my Spanish class but besides the point in Oriental cultures do they use the same number line as used in most countries.
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Well...i'm a chinese-canadian...canadian borned.
what we usually do on a Chinese New year is that we go to some whoop-ass big restuarant with about 200+ people I don't know and celebrate for I have no reason why...i'm no good with my chinese culture :P

I'm Buddhist, sorta...I LOVE TO EAT MEAT WITH VEGGIES..........ech....
Me and my family celebrate christmas by having a 3 hour hotot dinner YUM!
I really don't know much....gotta ask my parents for more info............
Anyways....theres our Mountains!! Great places for skiing, snowboarding, etc... Alot of friendly communities. Also, we have a super awesome park in our city known as Stanley Park (pretty sure most of you know it) Please donate to it, as most of the park's 100+ year old trees have been knocked down by windstorms from the past few weeks.
Hockey!! Never really liked it, no a fan of hockey...meh meh....

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Tetsuo wrote:

Anyone who knows anything about Japanese/Chinese/ Or any oriental cultures this question came up in my Spanish class but besides the point in Oriental cultures do they use the same number line as used in most countries.


same number line? 1-10? decimal?

im oriental asian and i live in the philippines. my country is not a very good one but me and my family can manage. i feel very lucky to have a pc(and even an internet connection) in spite of our country's bad economic and political condition.

like many alike to me, im a proud filipino and i wouldnt trade it for any other nationality. im not patriotic, i just think filipinos kick ass based on 18 years of personal experience. our culture is a mix of many cultures. we were discovered in the mid 1600's by spain and colonized for about 300 years so most of our practices and traditions, even our language has a lot in common with, well, spain... the majority are deeply religious(by that i mean, bowing down, praying and even crying to icons such as mary(mother of jesus)) and we celebrate religious festivals known as 'fiestas'.

after the spanish ceded us to the u.s. we copied quite a lot of their culture. some catholics converted to protestantism afterwards. we love fastfood just as the americans do(be it mcdonalds or umm, the local carenderia(fast food de la kalye). we(most) love hollywood movies and a lot of people here listen to a lot of american mainstream music like red hot, incubus and errr... britney(though others listen to more sophisticated american music like... nine inch nails, no?). the americans introduced basketball to us and is now the most famous sport here. we are also deeply superstitious and a lot of us easily and readily believe in ghost stories(dont worry, im more sophisticated than that.). i think i can claim that we are one of a few people here in asia who can quite effectively use the english language.

in my place, we usually end sentences with a "no", pronounced "nohh" which means "is it not?".

i can ellaborate more of our integrated pattern of knowledge, belief, and behavior if only i had more time.
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i wish i lived in china.. to an extent anyway. i'd really prefer not going to school 6 times a week, but i want to live there for the culture and the background. it'd be fun...
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27 / F / sg
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I am singaporean (chinese). So it is a place of VERY mixed culture. We celebrate almost every thing. From chirstmas (I am not a christian), Chinese New year, hari rya etc.
Usually have decorations down our city (orchard road). The decoration cost lots of money but ther always look so nice.
Lol living in singapore cause u learn many language so when we speak we may often say a few languages in one sentence!
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58 / F / Melbourne
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kevyin wrote:

i reject culture and substitute my own.

there are no meaningful celebrations in australia.

ever since our prime minister (john howard) rejected 'sorry day', the day where we reconcile and stuff with the aboriginies events like those are pretty stale.

i mean seriously, thousands of people on the harbour bridge, everyone leaving work and shit, excellent family thing. and the PM just had to ruin it.
now without full support of the gov for so many years relations are pretty shit.

it was one of the few chances where the people could actually stand together for something nice and meaningful. but for the gov. to support other things like ANZAC day (this war thing in galllipoli if you don't know) and still have the bitterness over aboriginies, is a very hypocritical existence. even from a purely marketing perspective, he could've given his support just for the hell of it.

anyway not much traditions in aus since it's a relatively young country,
unlike japan where they have some fun things


How can you make reference to Aboriginal culture, and then say we are a young country? They have been there for about 30000 years. I disagree with your stance on ANZAC Day. It isn't just for Gallipoli, former service men/women from any war involving Australia can march in the ANZAC Parade, and from what I've seen, it seems to be having a resurgence in popularity.

Aus celebrates all the traditional Christian festivals (Xmas, Easter etc). These are public hols for everyone, regardless of religion, as is ANZAC Day.
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ibanez72 wrote:


Tetsuo wrote:

Anyone who knows anything about Japanese/Chinese/ Or any oriental cultures this question came up in my Spanish class but besides the point in Oriental cultures do they use the same number line as used in most countries.


same number line? 1-10? decimal?

im oriental asian and i live in the philippines. my country is not a very good one but me and my family can manage. i feel very lucky to have a pc(and even an internet connection) in spite of our country's bad economic and political condition.

like many alike to me, im a proud filipino and i wouldnt trade it for any other nationality. im not patriotic, i just think filipinos kick ass based on 18 years of personal experience. our culture is a mix of many cultures. we were discovered in the mid 1600's by spain and colonized for about 300 years so most of our practices and traditions, even our language has a lot in common with, well, spain... the majority are deeply religious(by that i mean, bowing down, praying and even crying to icons such as mary(mother of jesus)) and we celebrate religious festivals known as 'fiestas'.

after the spanish ceded us to the u.s. we copied quite a lot of their culture. some catholics converted to protestantism afterwards. we love fastfood just as the americans do(be it mcdonalds or umm, the local carenderia(fast food de la kalye). we(most) love hollywood movies and a lot of people here listen to a lot of american mainstream music like red hot, incubus and errr... britney(though others listen to more sophisticated american music like... nine inch nails, no?). the americans introduced basketball to us and is now the most famous sport here. we are also deeply superstitious and a lot of us easily and readily believe in ghost stories(dont worry, im more sophisticated than that.). i think i can claim that we are one of a few people here in asia who can quite effectively use the english language.

in my place, we usually end sentences with a "no", pronounced "nohh" which means "is it not?".

i can ellaborate more of our integrated pattern of knowledge, belief, and behavior if only i had more time.


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well im a happy crazy nut who loves being an anime freak. also am irish and baptist so i loves me some of that religion.
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25 / M / Netherlands
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Well when you break it down i am Scottish Dutch and French with a wee bit o irish.
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I'm half Chinese and Half Hispanic and I'm a Filipina. One holiday I remember back in the Philippines is the All Soul's Day or somthing like that, We go to our family's grave on Nov. 1st and stay there till dawn. We prepare food some blankets, pillows, and a radio or a guitar, and everyone can soing along. It's a lot of fun cause you see your friends there too. When I got here in America, my friends told me that it sounds scary, but its not, its a lot fun really, cause it'll probably be the day when the Cemetery is Crowded. And there's lots of food
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I am liek 100 pecent Indian but I am also American culture wise so I am kinda from two different totally cultures, I am only Indian when my parents are around and not when they are not
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