HaileyinHongKong

HaileyinHongKong 

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HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Topics closed on the Indonesia forum

He was a DJ.  He must be used to watching the important people lurk away the whereabouts unknown while he stands there playing with his records.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Topics closed on the Indonesia forum

mas fred wrote:

Maybe a bit premature, no, a lot premature.
reports of my promotion have been greatly exaggerated.

I'll apologise to Mark for the evil paraphrasing of his line before he comes to haunt me.

You're already a VIP.  What's better than that?  Anyone can be on a team and "experts" are a dime a dozen.  VIPs get all the girls.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Topics closed on the Indonesia forum

Ubudian wrote:

Are you partying tonight without inviting us Hailey?

That goes without saying....there might be a bar here called Topics Closed.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

mas fred wrote:

Sadly, there are too few flak jackets to hand to all the kids, so the best we can manage is reporters telling the world what they see, hopefully getting the war stopped.

I'd agree with that completely if there was anything close to objective reporting around here.  I don't know about the news there, but here the days of telling the news without editorial comments are over.  CNN particularly takes a side in absolutely every single conflict.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Topics closed on the Indonesia forum

Ubudian wrote:

If I can offer a quick suggestion...put Fred on your list of moderators, but only with the power to moderate threads on the Indonesia boards, and ask the other mods to leave Indonesia alone unless Fred goes on a very long and extended walk about.

There was a big debate/discussion/argument a while back about having moderators for specific regions who actually live there.  The ruling, if I recall correctly, was that moderators live in Mauritius and various regions should have "animators", now called "experts".

I'm not sure how many details of this conversation are supposed to be private, but I remember Julien having a very unusual opinion on the subject.  There was also a lot of misunderstanding between the moderators and the animators, so I might be misunderstanding Julien's position.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

Ubudian wrote:

Hailey, a reporter's insight and knowledge of a country they report on isn't gained by wearing helmets and body armor.

My comments about Atika were based on her excellent knowledge, insight and understanding of this incredibly complex and diverse country.

I don't know that reporter, but a lot of them wear the body armor purely for image.  There was some reporter, probably from CNN, in some war zone or another wearing all the kevlar and headgear while he was surrounded by children.  It looked stupid to me.  If that was really an unsafe area, he should have given the armor to the children.  Instead of making him look like a badass journalist, it made him look like a jerk.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

mas fred wrote:

Rightly or wrongly, Americans are commonly in far greater  danger than many other nationalities.
There may well have been a threat that left that reporter in greater danger than the others.

Is Atika Schubert American?  Would terrorist/insurgent/rebel/freedom fighters know?

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Looking for villas in remote areas of Bali on the Bali forum

Thunda wrote:

If it means sleepless nights over there with dogs baking all the time I don't think I'll bother, and I always thought all Bali people were the cleanest and tidiest of all people, from what I read in your posts I'm truly shocked.

I think all of my posts have been pro-Bali.

I never even noticed any dogs when I was there.  They certainly never woke me up...when I was in a remote villa (now it is on-topic).

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread greeting!! on the California forum

I have to concur with the esteemed gentleman from Hispaniola.  There seems to be an influx of very old topics for no discernible purpose.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Places to visit in California on the California forum

Gilberte863 wrote:

California is located in the western America, is the most developed, the most populous state American economy. South of Mexico, West by the Pacific ocean. California has a diverse natural landscape, including the Grand Canyon, mountains and dry desert. The global optimal wie famous national park is also located in this region, in addition to a deep freshwater lake - Too vast lake. The eastern Sierra Nevada is an important habitat for seabirds Owens Canyon and Mongolian Luohu. In the south there is a salt water lake transverse ridge and the Salton sea. Located in south central piece called Mojave desert.

This is the worst Google translation I've ever seen, but let's look at it anyway.

California is not the most developed state.  It is not south of Mexico.  The Grand Canyon is in Arizona.  The Eastern Sierra Nevadas are in Nevada.  The Salton Sea is not in the Mojave Desert.

I've never heard of the Global Optimal Wie Famous National Park or Too Vast Lake, so I can't comment.