HaileyinHongKong

HaileyinHongKong 

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HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

I've never heard CNN mention them at all, but terrorists in Iraq are insurgents and in Syria they're either rebels or "pro-government forces".

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Staying safe on Brazil's roads and highways on the Brazil forum

rc206 wrote:

"And please watch your language as it is against forum rules. No one cares how many states and cities you have been to." So, are you giving your opinion or are you the blog police? By the way you are talking.It's seems like you think you make the laws here.I am new here and just trying to clarify a few things !!!!!!! What language ? I care what cities and states people have visited!!!!!!

Who are you addressing?

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread A Gringo's Survival Guide to Brazil on the Brazil forum

wjwoodward wrote:

Actually, to answer your question about writing a book, I written 11 books, but they're all to teach English as a second language for Brazilians.  :D

I really don't want to point this out, but I'm required by law to do so.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

lukereg wrote:

One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Depends on which perspective you are looking from.

According to CNN, nobody's a terrorist.  They go out of their way not to call anyone that.  There are lots of separatists, rebels, insurgents, but not many terrorists in the world.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

mas fred wrote:

The French resistance were freedom fighters because they were attacking an invading force.
Palestinians are terrorists because they're fighting an invading force.

Sorry, my first line about who they are is wrong, it all depends on who backs you, and how much cash is involved.

The United States supported both.  I don't know how much money we gave to France at the time, but we give billions to Palestine.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread picture on your profile on the Indonesia forum

lukereg wrote:

I think expat blog should automatically select from random a picture for us. All pictures should be based on victorian clothing. This would mean all mean in big  hats and all women in formal gowns.
Or from an all you can eat menu from New York. Do you think Julien would go with this?

This is the best idea I've ever read on this site.  Maybe even the best online.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread SCHOOLS AND STUDIES on the Brazil forum

wjwoodward wrote:

The language barrier is the single largest problem that causes expats to fail to adapt to living in any non-English speaking country.

Is that true?  I would think it's the cultural differences.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Move from Italy to USA, which city has good weather? on the USA forum

Getting tips about a country from someone who hates the place is like learning how to fly from someone who's afraid of heights.

Good weather can be found all across the United States.  It's a pretty big country, so you've got a lot of options.

HaileyinHongKong posted on the thread Moving to USA on the USA forum

I wouldn't say there are no age limitations.  You're probably not going to make it as a Navy SEAL, but plenty of places cannot and will not discriminate.

Enny Frans wrote:

What i mean is if you western people have good regulation in your country, why you change your good habit by do something bad in the country like Indonesia just because it has no strict regulation?

People don't always show the same respect for the places they visit as they do for their own homes.  Some people treat their vacation spots worse than they treat their cat's litter box.