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First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 05:50 PM Reply

Tomorrow will be my first time, in my seventeen years, being overseas, well Monday actually. My first time leaving the U.S. will be when I'm at Vancouver International Airport, but 12 hours after that, I'll be in China. I'll be in China for one month.

What's your first experience like being overseas or really far away from your home country? Did you feel kind of weird or awkward?

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 05:53 PM Reply

When you come back tell us if you hate dog or cat or not.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 05:53 PM Reply

At 5/28/11 05:53 PM, J-Rex wrote: When you come back tell us if you hate dog or cat or not.

What?

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 05:56 PM Reply

Thank god, maybe you'll finally shut up about it now.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 06:02 PM Reply

I can't remember my first few times out of the country. My Dad's a railway man and when I was really little we got decent prices on travel across Europe. As a result, it's something I end up taking for granted. At least I'm aware of that though.

My first time flying was odd though, partially because of a British Airways strike disrupting a great deal of traffic out of Heathrow (where I got a Buzz Lightyear from the Disney shop when they were sold out everywhere else! BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ LIGHTYEAR TO THE RESCUE), even though my Dad and I were only going to Paris. It excited me though, and I was loving learning French to the kid level :) That, and I've always loved Underground/Subway systems and going on one other than London for the first time made me eep. Always loved baguettes too.

I can imagine it's a big step for you to be away for quite a while, so good luck. What exactly are you heading over there for? Make yourself comfy on the flight and don't trust your instincts with the onboard map. Like, flying west to east across Australia for example? Flying over Perth =/= "almost nearly there".

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 06:05 PM Reply

Every time I flew on a plane going far away from home I felt fine.

It's rather relaxing.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 06:08 PM Reply

it'll be a little weird at first, but you'll eventually get used to it. trust me on this, ive been overseas several times.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 28th, 2011 @ 06:10 PM Reply

Once me and my papa swam out of USSR's territorial seas, our boat got spotted and sunk by an american submarine, and my papa was taken hostage, while i had to swim 25 miles to nerby swedish shore.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 05:15 AM Reply

Alright it's 2:15 AM PST at the San Francisco International Airport now. At 7, I'll depart for Vancouver International, my first time being abroad. Afterward of course, I'll arrive in Shanghai at Monday 3 AM PST, or 5 PM Shanghai time.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 05:16 AM Reply

I hope you enjoy yourself and be safe.


Yeah, whatever.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 05:27 AM Reply

Because my dad is in the army I grew up overseas. It was a good experience but I think people over-romantiscize what a foreign country is like. Over all though it's varies on the country.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 06:06 AM Reply

Good, good. It's wonderful to see the world.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 06:13 AM Reply

At 5/28/11 05:50 PM, EddyFromEEnE wrote: What's your first experience like being overseas or really far away from your home country? Did you feel kind of weird or awkward?

I was one time in Italy, which is not that far away, but not knowing their language makes you feel indeed pretty strange.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 06:13 AM Reply

op confirmed for chink

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 07:52 AM Reply

At 5/28/11 05:56 PM, Ptero wrote: Thank god, maybe you'll finally shut up about it now.

>>> You Win the internet.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 12:25 PM Reply

My dad is in the military so going over seas is no big deal. I've spent over 1/2 of my life living on Okinawa, Japan and I have only lived in the states for about 3 years.

I guess it's normal living for me.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 12:56 PM Reply

At 5/28/11 05:50 PM, EddyFromEEnE wrote: Tomorrow will be my first time, in my seventeen years, being overseas,

It will be fine, i been to korea and it was scary atfirst but it was fun.

At 5/28/11 05:53 PM, J-Rex wrote: When you come back tell us if you hate dog or cat or not.

Hahaha funny stuff,

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 01:10 PM Reply

I hope you have fun. I've never left the country, actually.

I have been on a plane bunches of time, but all in country. I plan to go visit outside my nation in a year or so if possible.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 01:15 PM Reply

At 5/29/11 07:52 AM, hongkongexpress wrote:
At 5/28/11 05:56 PM, Ptero wrote: Thank god, maybe you'll finally shut up about it now.
>>> You Win the internet.

Quoted for fucking truth. This is the third thread OP has made about visiting shit countries overseas.


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 29th, 2011 @ 01:50 PM Reply

I went to China a month ago. It was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. It felt like going to one of the lower end shopping areas from around my area, except that nobody spoke the same language as me. The only good thing about China was the noodles, and the novelty of seeing porn shops out in broad daylight, with none of its contents hidden or so.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 31st, 2011 @ 11:44 AM Reply

At 5/29/11 01:15 PM, MercatorMapV2 wrote:
At 5/29/11 07:52 AM, hongkongexpress wrote:
At 5/28/11 05:56 PM, Ptero wrote: Thank god, maybe you'll finally shut up about it now.
>>> You Win the internet.
Quoted for fucking truth. This is the third thread OP has made about visiting shit countries overseas.

>>> He is a little hairless attention whore after all.


At 4/22/09 12:38 AM, MultiCanimefan wrote: Raped by hongkong. NEXT.

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Response to First Time Overseas May. 31st, 2011 @ 11:56 AM Reply

Walk up to the first Chinese person you see and go "Ching chong ding dong ling ring rong."


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Response to First Time Overseas May. 31st, 2011 @ 12:10 PM Reply

My first experience overseas was actually for an NG meet. It was in London in 2008 and it was great.

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Response to First Time Overseas Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 02:11 AM Reply

At 5/29/11 01:50 PM, Sawdust wrote: I went to China a month ago. It was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. It felt like going to one of the lower end shopping areas from around my area, except that nobody spoke the same language as me. The only good thing about China was the noodles, and the novelty of seeing porn shops out in broad daylight, with none of its contents hidden or so.

Where did you go in China? Hong Kong? Shanghai? There are some parts of Shanghai that you could say would be a bad experience. No offense but a lot of people, especially Chinese, like to trash on the Philippines, so I wonder if there's any kind of beef between the people living in those two countries. A lot of people tell me the Philippines is mostly dirty and full of poverty, a lot more than China, and far more dangerous. Even though I believe there's a lot of that there I can't speak for myself about the country because I've never visited. Seems like a nice country.

Ever been to other Asian/southeast Asian countries? What were your experiences like there?

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Response to First Time Overseas Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 02:43 AM Reply

The only times I went overseas to another country were when I (my family and I) went to Kenya and Nigeria.


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Response to First Time Overseas Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 02:44 AM Reply

The only times I went overseas to another country were when I (my family and I) went to Kenya, Nigeria and Singapore (for the World Robotics Masters Championship, which...I lost_)


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Response to First Time Overseas Jun. 1st, 2011 @ 02:46 AM Reply

At 6/1/11 02:44 AM, Sanjeev98 wrote: The only times I went overseas to another country were when I (my family and I) went to Kenya, Nigeria and Singapore (for the World Robotics Masters Championship, which...I lost_)

Shoot, didn't realize that I accidentally posted twice without getting the warning.

more like triple post now
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