where are you from ?

@wmraul (2557)
Bucharest, Romania
August 6, 2009 4:24pm CST
This is a good opportunity to have a long post :-P Where are you from ? Country, city, some details about the place you live. I am from Romania, Bucuresti (Bucharest) - which is the capital city of the country. If you have the chance to travel here, there are several things to see and visit, except McDonalds an KFC :-P . Among many others, here we have one of the most large building in Europe, the so called "house of the people", builded under comunism time with purpose to be the place from where the dictator to easyly and safely rule the country. Here is a small preview of somewhere inside the building. http://five4all.com/casapoporului.jpg
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• Belgium
6 Aug 09
Hi Raul. I am from Punjab region of India. The city from where I come is Ludhiana. This is the biggest city in Punjab and it is famous for clothing products all over India. It is actually called the Manchaster of India. Punjab as a whole is famous for farming. It has 5 rivers so it is one of the most fertile regions on this planet.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hi there g_vickie84. Isn't "punjab" also the name of the language too ? And you are "dangerously" close to war area .. :-)
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• Belgium
7 Aug 09
The name of the language is not Punjab but Punjabi. This is the language that we speak. May be you can say that I live close to war area. But the worst part is on both sides of border there is a Punjab. We share culture, language everything. But even then just because of religion we have been separated.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Oh, yeah, sorry, I forgot to put an "i" at the end. Some years a go I meet some pakistany guys and they were speaking punjabi, at least that's what they told me. They were looking for indian movies in theaters or on Tv and also I discovered some words were similar in my language too .. I forgot most of them but I remember "pantalon" (romanian for pants) sounded to them same like .. Reason we lost contact is that they were trying hard to push me to become muslim .. so bad that religion, instead to unite poeple, more often divide them and easy reach to open conflict ... :-(
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• United States
7 Aug 09
My mother and I are from Kutaisi my father is Moldovan from Chisinau.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
You mean half Georgian, half Moldavian ? Hmm .. I wonder what are the chances you speak romanian too ...
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• United States
7 Aug 09
Heavily accented, but yes.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Sincer mie imi place accentul "estic" :-)) Translation: Honestly, I like easterner accent :-))
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Hi. I'm from Southern California in the U.S. DH and I live about 35 miles east of L.A. in a city called Claremont. I love it here. It's a small college town and we have the benefit of participating in all of the cultural activities that the college offers free of charge. The centerpoint of Claremont is the "Village." It;s changed very little since the 1940's. We still have a shoemaker, a clock maker and a chocolatier.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
6 Aug 09
Hi, LaurenInLA. hehe .. a chocolatier :-) is allmost a lost-in-time proffesion. With that centerpoint old-style, I can understand why you love Claremont. Thanks for answering.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
7 Aug 09
wow Lauren- I was just complaining that in my town here are no longer has a shoe shop like when I was littleh-- so if you get a broken heal now....there is no where to fix it....it's just time for a new pair of shoes...which I hate because I have some favorites that could use just a new heal and they would be perfect again....lol
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
there are 3 easy (or not) solution to your (broken heals) problem: First, they invented SUPERGLUE; next is go to Lauren city and fix'em there; third (and best), go buy new shoes (this advice is the result of a short briefing with most of shoe manufacture CEO's and all agreed is best solution for ... them) :-)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Hello wmraul, I live in the United States of America, in Allen, Texas to be specific. This place is great! It is home to Texas's #1 high school football team! They have a big park here call Celebration Park and it is used to hold major events like the Fourth of July celebration, and the Christmas festival and other big stuff! It really is pretty great here since everyone is very nice and they all try to keep our city clean! If you get the chance, you should visit this place! happy myLotting!
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
6 Aug 09
Yo, aznbeast4life, thanks for input. I once had chance to meet a guy from Texas (was a reporter from Dallas, sometime back in 1990). I tell you I just loved his texan accent :-) Btw, send my greetings to JR Ewing if you have the chance hehehehehe
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
7 Aug 09
no surpise there aznbeast :)...here in the states (Im in New Jersey) there is an old saying that goes "Everything is bigger in Texas" -- I have family living in Arizona and plan on getting to that side of the US one day ;)
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
hahaha warmweatherwoman .. the truth is that Texas IS big. However, do not go to Arizona, there are rumors that there are lot of rattlesnakes waiting to bite visitors !!
@youless (95250)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Aug 09
Nice to meet you here! I am from Guangzhou, China. Here the most famous thing is probably the food. We have a saying here: Eating in Guangzhou. That means to say that you can find various kinds of delicious food here. I love China
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hmm .. Guangzhou .. isn't the former Canton ? Btw, any intersting zen-garden there ? I like to see zen-garden pictures, I find it very relaxing ..
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@codemage (65)
• India
7 Aug 09
I am from Bangalore in India.This city is also the IT hub of India and full of greenery.Nice place to stay and has probably the best weather condition in India.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Turn on sense of humour or don't read bellow. benda kalu ooru .. Hehe .. the silicon valley of India .. Are you using JAVA beans instead of JAVA scripts ? ;))
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@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
7 Aug 09
I was born in Baltimore, MD USA. It's a pretty big city to some, and small city to others. I guess it all depends on where you are from... I recently moved to Martinsburg, WV in the Eastern Panhandle region. This city is much smaller than Baltimore, but it's a nice area. There is less crime, less noise, more nature, and more beauty in general, in my opinion, and it's also cheaper to live here -- so I like that too!
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7 Aug 09
Well i will be the first one on this discussion to say that i am from England, a little more speficially London We have lots to do here, we have the queens palace that you can visit and the London dungeons, we also have some fabulous shopping. Only problem with England is that it rains most of the time and our summers usually only last about 2 or 3 weeks then its back to miserable weather again
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Well, as I am a male, I could see the "bright" side of "it rains most of the time" : wet t'shirts on girls :-)))) Anyway, some water won't scare me, but what about the smog ? Oh, btw .. is a big difference between shakesperian's english and cockney ? :-P
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7 Aug 09
Well you dont see many british girls walking around in sopping wet t shirts but i wont spoil your image of England There arent as many people on here from the UK as i thought when i joined up, but it doesnt bother me in the slightest where people are from as long as we can talk. I dont talk cockney, i actually sound like im from Essex, which some would say is worse
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
hehe .. well, I have some joke ebooks filled with "essex girl" jokes .. some I do not quite understand the "clue" .. BTW .. do you know why THAT clock-tower is called "Big Ben" ?
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• Canada
7 Aug 09
I live in a small town in Ontario, there's not much to do around here. So I don't, I look after the house and my animals. People aren't very friendly to me in my town so I spend a lot of time alone and cut off from the world. I would be interested in seeing your country someday, but I'm deathly afraid of flying.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Yo, doglady112. I am sure you easyly can keep yourself busy while taking care of house and animals .. btw, what animals ? As about peoples not being friendly .. take my "advice" : is them who loose while they don't have you as friend. But even more important is that, if they aren't friends, at least they are not enemies .. hopefully.
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• Canada
7 Aug 09
Thanks for the comment, you have a good point. As far as my animals can you guess? I have a couple of dogs and a cat. I really appreciate your comment at the end about not having friends or enemies as the case may be.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Wow ! Nice, and I supose they act friendly (dogs toward cat). Why don't you put a picture of them all 3 on your profile album ?
• India
7 Aug 09
Hey buddy, i'm from Mumbai, India. Dombivili to be very precise. It is a suburb to Mumbai and one of the biggest of its suburbs. Its great here, friendly people and all. But its a bit crowded. A lot of working population of Mumbai is from Dombivili. And yeah there ain't McD here either but the nearest outlet ain't that far away. And yeah, if you have a chance to visit Mumbai, then do visit. Its a beautiful place... And whenever you do, do tell me so that I can invite you home. Take care buddy, beautiful discussion ...
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
hehe Happy you that you do not have McD around, I actually do not like that kind of food. Thanks for invitation, If I'll reach India, I will remember you about this public invitation and I'll be your guest for few ... months :-)
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• India
8 Aug 09
Sure friend, you are most welcomed... And yeah actually, I too don't like McD that much. I and a friend of mine joke on it as its a huge bonfire where you have to go and throw your wallets and come back... We never get our tummies full over there. Things are just too costly and food is just too, you know, less....
@emilie2300 (1891)
• United States
6 Aug 09
USX Building - The tallest building in Pittsburgh. USX Towers 63 floors.
Hello I am from United States - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Here we have alot of Mcdonalds and KFC and other fast food restaurants. I saw the building of the link you posted. it is very pretty inside. That was nice to share that with us. Here our tallest building is called the USX building. it has 63 floors. I posted a picture of it it is the tall black building. It is very pretty hear alot to do. We have inclines. Alot of events and films you can see in the park for free in the summer. Happy My lotting to you..
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hello emilie2300, nice to meet you. You are a yinzie ? :-)) happy you, you are living in a top livable city in US. The scotish / irish spirit keep making wonders there, huh ? :-)
• United States
7 Aug 09
It is a nice place alot of nationalities are here. Yes thats right I am a yinze LOL :-)
• United States
7 Aug 09
My origin is Vietnamese, but I was born in America. For such a long time, I have not visit Vietnam. I hope that I can have chance to come there one day.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Well, minhminh0604, that is a very nice thought. People often forget traditions, background, old friends, homeland or similars. I wish you to be able to visit your wished places soon.
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• India
7 Aug 09
I am from Mumbai,India.Male 21,soon to be a telecom engineer.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Nice to meet you, ravirai8616561. Tell me please, the number in your nickname is your phone number ? :-))
@zazagugu (81)
• China
7 Aug 09
It's dummy,different people from different country can talk together. I'm from Jingzhou, China. Does any people know Jingzhou, it's an old and beautiful city. In ancient time, this place is the most important place for fight. It's also warm in summer and cold in winter. Every year,it will snow. I like my hometown.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
And also you have there the Yangtze river .. the 4th river worldwide in lenght :-)
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Hello, Im from America (I live in California. city of Los Angeles) I love it here cuz I can go to the beaches anytime and many other place.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hi, smileonstar, thanks for input. Latest news: somewhere above in this discussion there is somebody from Guangzhou, China. Did you know that Los Angeles and Guangzhou are SISTER CITIES since 1981 ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles and scroll down about 3/4 of lenght. LA have 25 sister cities ...
• India
7 Aug 09
hi......wmraul.... i live in India.there is a state called West Bengal.....and i live in the capital of west Bengal that Is Kolkata....in this part of the world its warm country..... if u come here u must see 4 things... 1.Victoria Memorial 2.A temple Called Kali ghat 3.Indian heritage museum. 4.and last but not the least...the night life....... and here you will find The River Ganges The Longest in INDIA......
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Yo, johndevis1234. When I read Bengal .. you know, here we sometime call fireworks as "bengal fires". Any connection ? As about night life .. that MAY be a intersting subject to talk about :-))
@thokius (426)
• Austria
7 Aug 09
I live in Bulgaria, Sofia (the capital). It's north of Turkey and Greece. There's nothing to see here except the amazing landscape. We have a lot of mountains and fields. To the East we have the Black sea. And the climate is great. There are all four seasons here. By the way since you live in right on the north do you know any bulgarian?
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hi, neighbour. I do not know any bulgarian poeple, yet once a had some email exchange with few bulgarian internet marketers but we lost contact. Oh, thank you, Bulgaria, for nice TV programs durring comunism time .. just few more comunism in my country and I would have learn bulgarian by watching tv :-)
• Malaysia
7 Aug 09
I am from Kuching a city in Sarawak in the country of Malaysia from the land of Borneo. It is no doubt is in Asia and I think it is a nice place to be. We do not go through the four tropical seasons. We are having a wet and damp season throughout the whole year. Malaysia is a multiracial country and we have Malays, Indians, Dayaks and Chinese here living together united. We also have a lot of nice food here and also local and western delicacies. That is the special thing about Malaysia.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hi maikarumike. Kuching = cat city ? How many cats do you have ? And what is in that food, sarawak laksa ?
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
7 Aug 09
Hi there It's a interesting discussion.We can meet friend all the wrold a great thing isn't it..Let me introduce myself. I live in China.My details address is Xirendang zone.Liushi Wenzhou China. A great city.I am glad to know all of you Have a great day..Mylotters!
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
Hi Ruby772, welcome to this disscution. Is that pic of you, your avatar ? Made with a webcam ? yummi-yummi ..
• United States
7 Aug 09
I am from the United States. More specifically, California. Even more specifically, San Francisco. You guys should visit. We have a big long red bridge to connects to some place. We also have a floating piece of land that used to hold prisoners. Other beauties, you'll have to come see yourself. Happy Mylotting.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
7 Aug 09
animegirl334 .. please give me details about the other beauties ... I can say I liked the last miss California :-) Doh .. wait a minute .. you will keep me prisoner on that floating isl .. NO! ALCATRAZ ? NO WAY ! :-))))