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"In the city of my birth, I had a dream..."
Quote of the Day (I think we're still waiting for Bush's AH-HA! moment... ^^;; ) 
12th-Apr-2006 07:38 am
There are those who have for centuries been preaching the benefits of not thinking terribly hard, Zen Buddhists and certain U.S. presidents among them. - Bruno Maddox, "What Were We Thinking?", Discover May 2006
12th-Apr-2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
It wasn't God that stumped the guys/girls in my class. It was the nature of Good and Evil which the professor has picked as a topic for that year. I of course, was channeling Seishirou from TB and making very calm and logical refutes while everyone around me thought I was a heartless mass murderer. The joys of making everyone angry^_^

Of the 3 languages I speak, English is the one I'm most comfortable in and strongest. Whic makes that popular question Westerners love to ask me: "What's your native language?" moot^^
12th-Apr-2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
*grins* You should see the look on most Americans' faces when you show them how little moral ground they have to stand on when it comes to the death penalty:

Them: Well, he DESERVES to die!
Me: That's what HE said when he killed the guy in the first place. Why are you right and he wrong? And how are you better than he is if you sentence him to death?


Of the 3 languages I speak, English is the one I'm most comfortable in and strongest.

That seems, on the face of it, counterintuitive. Dammit all that you weren't able to get a college degree in the US...!
12th-Apr-2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
There's something fascinating about Americans and their high moral ground in general^_^

I know, it's the biggest disappointment of my life yet.

You know, people enjoy guessing/asking me about my nationality. The three I get most often are: american on account of my accent and mannerisms, Indian like those from the north who have lighter skin due to facial features/bones, and Chinese due to my maternal grandfather.
12th-Apr-2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should become an American. :P At least in the US, nationality and ethnic background are not as intimately linked as they are in other countries. People may harbor deeply buried prejudices that real Americans are either white or black, but logically they'll accept anyone as an American and potentially Americanized citizen.
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