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Post by quasadra » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:56 am

continued from the discussion i had with Recon 5. where do you live, what intresting event that had happen recently, what kind of a place you are living in?

i will start. as stated in the game section, i live in Malaysia. in a state know as Selangor, one of the 14 state in Malaysia. the biggiest news we recently have is we just had a national election, and the result is quiet shocking. tough the previously popular party, BN dont officially lose, but they does lose quite a number of province. where complete dominace is expected.

the area i live in called Klang Valley, is a quite place. down the south from the capital Kuala Lumpur. one thing worth mentioning is the large number of shooping center here. there are at least 7 or 8 shooping center near my house alone. and one cant not mention about Bah Kut Teh when talking about Klang, it a type of food that mix pork meat, some vegetables, mushroom, and special spice that each shop may differ in. it is delicious, one of many food that i grow up eating.

i will add more when i can remember.
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Post by Recon 5 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:56 am

Not really much to add to quasadra's because I stayed in the same place for most of my life. However, I did spend a couple of years further north in Perak and a few in Johor (states in Malaysia, which for the uninitiated is a little growth off the bottom of Thailand...). I was also in Bristol for about half a year, and currently I'm based in Singapore, happily neglecting my studies... no wait, I really should do something about that.
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Post by Kishiria » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:22 pm

I live in a part of San Diego called North Park.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Park ... California

There's a lot of gunfire and cops chasing after violent felons. On the other hand, we've got two grocery stores in walking distance, one of which is an amazing Mexican supermarket specializing in produce. We've got some of the best food in the city, including Heaven-Sent Desserts, Urban Solace, the Linkery, Marie's Diner, Thai Time, Otherside Cafe, and our personal watering hole, Ritual Tavern. There's also Zombie Lounge, which is a lot of people's favourite though not mine. Oh, and North Park Produce sells eight different kinds of feta cheese!

.8 of a mile away is Adams Avenue, home of the famous Lestat's Coffeehouse and a bunch of good used bookstores, one of which has resident cats.

Our house, Fort Lolki, is of course the heart of the area, home of barbecue (we have TWO grills), organic vegetables and a hell of a lot of drinking.
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Post by RedBlitz » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:29 pm

I live in eastern Canada in the province called New-Brunswick. I live in small town, but it's nice community. I think there hasent been a murder in like 20 something years.
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Post by His Divine Shadow » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:01 am

I live on Fort Hood, Texas, home of the III Armored Corps "Phantom Warriors" and all its attendant units. The installation itself is approximately the size of Rhode Island, and is accessible only by authorized personnel. The population of the base is larger than several of the outlying towns; the largest adjacent community is Killeen, Texas, which has a symbiotic relationship with Fort Hood and is seemingly and ironically run by Koreans. Someone vanishes from Killeen every day, and it is regarded as the Disappearance Capital of Texas. School is cancelled on the first day of hunting season here, and many skip school altogether on the day of a returning military family member from a long deployment, which irks the school system but there isn't much that can be done about it. Almost everything worth anything is no more than 3 hours away.
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Post by Antares » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:49 am

Tampere, Finland. Erm. There is probably lots of interesting things here to someone who hasn't lived here for ten years (and before that, lived within 100kms for 15+ years). Third largest city, with a young population, because the city has jobs and schools. Actually me and my friends had a Catalonian friend over yesterday and we fed him all kinds of Finnish foods, which he liked to our infinite surprise (and moderate disappointment, since he liked salmiakki too). :D
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Post by Jack » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:49 am

I live just outside of Consett, in County Durham. It's got to be one of the dullest towns in the whole of England. The most interesting thing to happen here recently was a local lad went on Big Brother and won, and that was three years ago. And that doesn't count, 'cause he's a total arse, and I knew this before he went on television. Once I get a job, I'm definitely getting out of here.

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Post by NastyNate » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:49 am

I live on the Mississippi gulf coast :lol: Any other gundam fans live around here. If so give me a hala [email protected]

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Post by Newtype87 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:43 pm

I live in Davis, California. It's about eighty miles or so from San Francisco, and about twenty from Sacramento. Aside from one of my fellow college students being arrested for possessing illegal explosives and one of the dorms being evacuated for about half a day two weeks ago, nothing really exciting happens around here.
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Post by Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:21 pm

I live in Canada, Mississauga to be exact. Good thing about where I live is that everything's more or less close by. There's a two malls my family frequently goes to, which is about a 15 minute drive, work is about a 20 minute drive away, a grocery store that's within walking distance and there's a hobby shop where I buy my cards from that's 10 minutes up the road.
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Post by Feros » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:24 pm

I live in New Tazewell, TN good little town, ton of gamers and mecha fans alike here.
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Post by ShadowCell » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:44 pm

Orange County, California. About twenty minutes from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm (who goes there anymore?), about an hour south of LA, about two hours north of San Diego, and just close enough to Ontario Airport, Long Beach Airport, John Wayne Airport, and LAX to make a mad dash out if need be. Home of the Orange Crush, which is not the fun-filled citrusy orange soda, but something far more insidious. Also there is scenic Garden Grove, home to my grandmother, who I believe is the old, fat, white, bigoted inspiration for Katejina Ruth.

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Post by Mark064 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:55 pm

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. We get the olympics in 2010. There has been a gang war going on earlier this year, I think it still is. The police created a new task force around it. So recently it's not unrare to hear about murders going around. Other then that traffic woes due to construction of the Skytrain linking to the airport and Richmond and people complaining about the homeless due to the Olympics and what not.

I spend time in Richmond and Burnaby too due to school/work/friends. There are lots of asian malls and stores around here which is nice due to the large avaliable selection that I like. Can buy Gundam and anime stuff from one of the numerous anime stores, plus I can buy my monthly Gundam Ace at one of the Japanese bookstores. Other then that nice ocean and mountain views. Lots of beaches, well you know what an ocean is like. Skiing and snowboarding in the winter (though I've never been =/). Lots of rain too. We have an amusement park called Playland but it's kinda lame. We have a relativily good public transport including the Skytrain which links a bunch of cities easily and quickly. Lots of movies are filmed around here and it's sometiems called Holywood North.
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Post by Fritz Ashlyn » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:48 am

I'm attending Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas, the city with a rape rate 7 times higher than the national average! 8)

The TAMU-CC campus is nice and Gulf Coast-y, but it's not that big a deal for me since I'm from a town about 2 1/2 hours up the Texas coast that was less than 30 minutes from the Gulf.

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Post by Draco Starcloud » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:14 am

ShadowCell wrote:Orange County, California.
Pretty much what he said applies for me too. Some of the details might be different, but insignificantly so.

And if by Orange Crush you mean the freeway exit, I take that exit every day. It's not so bad when you get used to it.

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Post by ShadowCell » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:23 am

Draco Starcloud wrote:And if by Orange Crush you mean the freeway exit, I take that exit every day. It's not so bad when you get used to it.
By Orange Crush I mean where the 57 South merges onto the 91 West, which some genius decided was the perfect place to have two lanes merge into one. Although the interchange between the 57, the 22, and the I-5 is also aptly described by a military term rhyming with "musterbluck."

It's why I only use the freeways on the weekends, when it isn't quite as slow.

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Post by Wedge14 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:40 am

As my location says(that lil blurb of text below my avatar.) I live in Hamilton Ontario Canada.

We make a lot of steel here. We have a CFL team and an AHL team. Every year we try and weasel our way into getting an NHL team. Alot of movies are filmed here.
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This city really goes against the Canadian myth that this country is a beautiful green wonderland. It's a really industrial heavy place, with a lot of smog warnings and other things.


Creepilly enough i could drive to were Yuusha Tokkyu Might Gaine lives in under a half an hour. :P
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Post by Turinu » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:19 pm

I live in Jacksonville, Florida. Not much excitement here. The only semi-exciting thing that has happened in the past few years was when the Super Bowl was held here.

Currently I reside near Downtown Jacksonville, though thankfully not anywhere within its vicinity. That place scares me, aside from The Landing. I'm pretty much in the middle of nowhere to say the least; in the sense that while I could previously walk to places where I used to live, now I have to drive or take the bus to reach areas I could easily reach before. D:

Also, a lot of road construction down here.

Also, the women may be fairly attractive down here (in some cases), but 70% of them are quite annoying, irritating, selfish, etc... you get the idea.
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Post by ZeonfromHell » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:19 pm

I'm staying in a dorm at the University of Northern Iowa. This past week, we had a campus lockdown. A bleeding-heart freshman threatened to kill his girlfriend after she dumped him, and he evidently said he had a gun. They took that very seriously and told us to lock ourselves in our rooms and stay in the residence halls. The guy was later apprehended about 80 miles away in Des Moines.
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Post by Draco Starcloud » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:17 pm

ShadowCell wrote:By Orange Crush I mean where the 57 South merges onto the 91 West, which some genius decided was the perfect place to have two lanes merge into one. Although the interchange between the 57, the 22, and the I-5 is also aptly described by a military term rhyming with "musterbluck."
Yeah, I drive that a lot. Been driving it almost every day for a year-and-a-half.

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