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Postby hichImmeniurn » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:08 am

I am a loyal reader but i dont like to comment usually, but right now i just thought i would let you know my thanks. cheers!

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Postby millipede » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:43 pm

after scrolling through and deleting hundreds of spammy posts, it's nice to read something positive... thanks. :)

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Postby Minisohot » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:24 am

A friend of mine is meirrad to a Chinese national. The Chinese partner recently took her driving test in China and the practical test only consists of the following : driving straight on for 100 metres and then backwards, parking and driving up a ramp. She gave the examiner a couple of cigarette packets with a stash of 100RMB notes inside. This is how all candidates pass. No wonder, therefore, that nobody can drive.As in all other aspects of life, the China has a strong me first culture. You see this very clearly in their driving skills and in various other situations such as getting on and off public transport, getting in and out of elevators, doors etc etc etc. When the Chinese driver toots the horn, he is shouting ME FIRST< ME FIRST" and when he balsts the horn endlessly, he is behaving like a spoilt baby in his mother's pushchair crying "ME FIRST, ME FIRST,ME FIRST, ME FIRST" .Just as an addendum, in the Chinese city where I live, taxi drivers pick up and let out passengers in the middle lanes of busy avenues. They sometimes even stop diagonally so that they are blocking three lanes at a time. I wonder for how long they would stay alive if you made them drive in the centre of Paris or Amsterdam. Luckily though, we will never find out as Chinese licences are not accepted abroad and they need a hard-to-obtain visa to enter nearly every country in the world.

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Postby millipede » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:21 pm

Wow, that sure is random. And I don't know what to think of it.
It sounds a little racial, like perhaps you don't like Chinese people.
While I've never been to China, I have been to some really poor places and life is like that. To get where they're going, they'll do whatever is necessary.
In Uganda, the roads were horrible. More people walking than driving, and you had to watch out for them. The police didn't chase people in cars... they stood on the side of the road and waved you down. If you didn't stop, I'm guessing they got your license plate because people would get a ticket so most people stopped.
In Brazil, I was in vehicles that would look both ways long before getting to a red light... and if nobody was coming, they kept going.
In more "advanced" countries, this sort of behavior is not acceptable but in other countries, it's just what is done.
I will state quite clearly and LOUDLY right now that, this behavior does NOT reflect what the people are really like. You cannot judge a people without having been with them. Sure sounds like you've never been to China. I would bet money you sure haven't spent time in a village getting to know the people. I guarantee that the people in such places are more caring of their neighbors than what you'd see in those BIG places you mention like Paris...
I am sure your description of what kind of things take place is fairly accurate... but you judgment on the people, I am certain is WAY off.
Go spend some time there and get to know some people, get to know the culture... After that, feel free to come back and share your thoughts. :roll:


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