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Old 07-02-2002, 11:59 AM   #16
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The only thing that the USA lacks (and I am not meaning to disrespect anyone here...) is an interesting history and uhm.... *coughs* culture, but hey! the same can be said for Canada.

what? we lack an interesting history? lmfao! what are you learning in canada? there is so much interesting history here! perhaps the puritans don't float your boat, but when you really start digging into colonial america please don't get me started on american history...especially the world wars... at any rate, we do have a lot of interesting history.

and as for culture, it's pretty much our trademark to NOT have a specific culture. i mean, we are supposed to be the melting pot, so irish cultures mix with mexican cultures mix with swedish culture and so on. i mean, on the 4th of july, it's hard to just go out and do really americany things...i mean all we do is barbeque, swim, and enjoy fireworks. and now, that is american. but i can't really think of anything else that could possibly define american cuture...
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About the US: I would love to go again. Especially more down south, I have only been to Boston. I so want to see New York and Florida!
You can come see me in South Texas. Or in feb when I am home in Louisiana for Mardi Gras. Laissez le bon temps roule.
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The only thing that the USA lacks (and I am not meaning to disrespect anyone here...) is an interesting history and uhm.... *coughs* culture, but hey! the same can be said for Canada.
It takes time to have a history and it also depends on when you country was formed. It is not like we have been around a long enough time to have history compared to other countries.
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It takes time to have a history and it also depends on when you country was formed. It is not like we have been around a long enough time to have history compared to other countries.
That was my point. I wasn't trying to disrespect anyone and I even stated that. I was just trying to show that the reason a lot of people prefer Europe over NA (and yes, I included Canada) is because of the richer history. That's what draws me to places. Sorry if anyone got offended, but I personally find both Canadian and American history to be extremely boring (and that has nothing to do with not knowing it, because I have studied history for an extremely long time and know what I am talking about). Furthermore, I am entitled to my opinion.
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I've heard other people say too that America lacks culture, but that's because most of them only go to theme parks, casinos and the like. I'm not American (am originally from SE Asia), but I do agree with the others that the US is rich in culture and history.

I love Europe and miss it immensely, but I there are a lot of places here in the US that I think I need to see first...New Mexico, Montana, Seattle, New Orleans (should've been this summer, but still haven't the money for it ). OTOH, the first place I went to in the US and have fallen in love with is New York. I'd love to live there someday before moving (I wish) to Europe. I just won't stop movin' around, eh?
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ooh, dizzy, where in SE Asia? *misses that part of the world*

As for America and culture...I think we have it...it's just fuzzier and more broad than a lot of other places, due to the fact that we have all kinds of people here.
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That was my point. I wasn't trying to disrespect anyone and I even stated that. I was just trying to show that the reason a lot of people prefer Europe over NA (and yes, I included Canada) is because of the richer history. That's what draws me to places. Sorry if anyone got offended, but I personally find both Canadian and American history to be extremely boring (and that has nothing to do with not knowing it, because I have studied history for an extremely long time and know what I am talking about). Furthermore, I am entitled to my opinion.
i hope i didn't offend you. i was just saying that we do have a lot of history here...but i'm an extremest history nerd, so perhaps my opinion is a tad biast.
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ooh, dizzy, where in SE Asia? *misses that part of the world*
The Philippines...great beaches, warm & friendly people, etc. Sadly, we haven't been looking good in the headlines recently.
Have you been there?

Sulawesi is in Indonesia, right? I've only been to Jakarta and Surabaya.
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The Philippines...great beaches, warm & friendly people, etc. Sadly, we haven't been looking good in the headlines recently.
Have you been there?

Sulawesi is in Indonesia, right? I've only been to Jakarta and Surabaya.
Yep, Sulawesi is probably the closest part of Indonesia to the Philippines. We used to catch TV from up there sometimes...which was really funny because the language sounds like you ought to be able to understand it, but you can't!

I'm American, but I lived there for 13 years (age 3 to 16) so my heart will always consider it home.



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Sula, That is awesome! I have never been out of America, let alone been to all of the states. Actually I have only been 4.
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i hope i didn't offend you. i was just saying that we do have a lot of history here...but i'm an extremest history nerd, so perhaps my opinion is a tad biast.
Not in the least Lilly, I was hoping that I hadn't offended either. Anyway... from one history nerd to another! lol
I do find bits and pieces somewhat interesting... but I just prefer older history, probably because I come from such a young country myself.
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We used to catch TV from up there sometimes...which was really funny because the language sounds like you ought to be able to understand it, but you can't!
LOL... Some people also think we understand the Indonesian language, but we can't. They sound a bit the same.

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[I'm American, but I lived there for 13 years (age 3 to 16) so my heart will always consider it home.
Wow. Thirteen years is a long time.
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That was my point. I wasn't trying to disrespect anyone and I even stated that. I was just trying to show that the reason a lot of people prefer Europe over NA (and yes, I included Canada) is because of the richer history. That's what draws me to places. Sorry if anyone got offended, but I personally find both Canadian and American history to be extremely boring (and that has nothing to do with not knowing it, because I have studied history for an extremely long time and know what I am talking about). Furthermore, I am entitled to my opinion.
Slow your roll home biscuit. I was not being defensive, and I did not take your post that way. I know gheto folks are known to be sarcastic and defensive but if I am going to be I usually post a face or indicate that I am being malicious or slight full in nature. I also posted because I actually know some thing about this topic. I was not trying to be bias either. I don't think that my countries history is "better" one than another. I like pretty much all history.
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My little corner of the jungle.

I feel so culturally... retarded.

(and i'm not using that word in the slang sense)
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Hmmm, considering this was a non-Americans topic, i sure get the feel lots of US people are answering.

I dunno - maybe someday i'll visit USA or other European countries. So far i've been to Croatia, Italy, Germany. (on holidays, during summer and skiing in Italy)
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