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Old 03-14-2008, 08:11 AM   #616
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HAMBURGER PHONE!


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"Oh yeah, he's great in... chair."


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for the love of god and all my dreams that were droolworthy no more trains please!
I thought we discussed how to get the best of both worlds there
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I get the greasiest looks from those types sometimes when I walk past carrying my swords / spear. I always laugh at them though. I can take them. And if not, I have large white friends who can.
They're probably pansies who'd run away at the first sign of a real fight anyway.

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Oh good, I'm not the only one who's noticed that. That's why I was ranting about Asians not fitting in the other night. Have you noticed that a lot of them don't speak English at all when in their little (or large, as it were) groups?

Incidentally, one of my friends attended one of those large tutes once for a stats class in Melb Uni, and was the only white guy. He dozed off, then realised all of a sudden halfway through that the tutor wasn't even speaking English, but some dialect of Chinese.

Most of the Asians around are just Phail Collins.
Woah, the tutor was speaking Chinese?! Holy shit. That's just insane. I don't get this lack of integration. I've had a couple of encounters with these types outside of their classes and they just seem so lost with anything that isn't their little clique. I keep wondering where these classes are coming from and why on earth they seem to be getting such preferential treatment. I mean, cool, help out foreign students as much as possible, but don't turn them into a separate body of students who might as well be at an entirely different uni.
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And:

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Hah yeah! And, "Did you think that when she sat us down that it'd be something like this?" "Yeah, but I was hoping for hard drugs or expelled from school."
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for the love of god and all my dreams that were droolworthy no more trains please!
Too late. Welcome to the Assver-hole.

Have a good, nerdy night!
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Wait - Maj carries a sword around in public?


... what type of sword?
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Seeya Jen! Sweet train dreams...
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I get the greasiest looks from those types sometimes when I walk past carrying my swords / spear. I always laugh at them though. I can take them. And if not, I have large white friends who can.
You happen to kill any of them yet?
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Actually, what were Cog like? In mid-May, there's a gig here in Melbourne with Kora, Jakob, and Cog. Now, I've never heard Kora and Cog's first album was very bland and mediocre to me, but I LOVE Jakob and I'm debating whether or not to go.
I honestly can't remember. We may possibly have left before they even took the stage (haha), or maybe a song or two in. .... Either way, it was more than five years ago. I can barely remember what Midnight Oil were like (saw them in the same venue, about a week before they broke up/disbanded), and I'm sure they were far more memorable than Cog.

I don't remember them being exceptionally horrible...
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I don't get this lack of integration. I've had a couple of encounters with these types outside of their classes and they just seem so lost with anything that isn't their little clique.

It's because where they come from, they're the little kings and queens of the households, with everything pandering to them. You people think Australia's materialistic, you should go to Malaysia or Singapore.

Also, you know they have servants? They actually pay people to do things for them, like housework, cooking, looking after kids etc. and those servants ("maids" they call them) are expected to put up with crappy treatment, and do pretty much anything their employers say. And live with their employers so they work 24/7.

The kids are usually spoilt little brats because of it, and are generally afraid to adapt to new things unless they involve money or instant gratification for themselves.


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I keep wondering where these classes are coming from and why on earth they seem to be getting such preferential treatment. I mean, cool, help out foreign students as much as possible, but don't turn them into a separate body of students who might as well be at an entirely different uni.
It's because the uni gets a shitload of money from them. They are, I've heard, marked on a slightly different scale in terms of English ability, and requirements are lower.

That being said, it isn't as bad as the situation in Malaysia, where if you're an ethnic Malay, you get a completely different and much more lenient marking system, preferential treatment in uni and employment, and you are practically given whatever you want at the cost of the other ethnic minorities living in the country.

I remember how one bloke got bumped off the national sailing team for another guy; the other guy was ranked 4 places below him, but was promoted cause he was an ethnic Malay.

As you can see, I hate this sort of injustice with a passion.
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Hah yeah! And, "Did you think that when she sat us down that it'd be something like this?" "Yeah, but I was hoping for hard drugs or expelled from school."
Yes!! I love the dad.
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I honestly can't remember. We may possibly have left before they even took the stage (haha), or maybe a song or two in. .... Either way, it was more than five years ago. I can barely remember what Midnight Oil were like (saw them in the same venue, about a week before they broke up/disbanded), and I'm sure they were far more memorable than Cog.

I don't remember them being exceptionally horrible...
YOU SAW THE OILS LIVE? :jealous: I'm so hooked on The Dead Heart at the moment.

I'm still not sure about this gig. I think tickets are around $35, and do I really want to pay that much to see a support band? I wish Jakob would just announce their own headlining gig!
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Wait - Maj carries a sword around in public?


... what type of sword?






The swords are usually sheathed and carried in a bag on my back though, and the spear tip is covered. It's still pretty bloody obvious what they are.
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It's because where they come from, they're the little kings and queens of the households, with everything pandering to them. You people think Australia's materialistic, you should go to Malaysia or Singapore.

Also, you know they have servants? They actually pay people to do things for them, like housework, cooking, looking after kids etc. and those servants ("maids" they call them) are expected to put up with crappy treatment, and do pretty much anything their employers say. And live with their employers so they work 24/7.

The kids are usually spoilt little brats because of it, and are generally afraid to adapt to new things unless they involve money or instant gratification for themselves.




It's because the uni gets a shitload of money from them. They are, I've heard, marked on a slightly different scale in terms of English ability, and requirements are lower.

That being said, it isn't as bad as the situation in Malaysia, where if you're an ethnic Malay, you get a completely different and much more lenient marking system, preferential treatment in uni and employment, and you are practically given whatever you want at the cost of the other ethnic minorities living in the country.

I remember how one bloke got bumped off the national sailing team for another guy; the other guy was ranked 4 places below him, but was promoted cause he was an ethnic Malay.

As you can see, I hate this sort of injustice with a passion.
Put it perfectly. I witnessed all of this in high school. Me and the girlfriend were two of the few non Asians in the school, and were constantly shocked at how spoilt these pricks were. I do like Asian people though, they're always funny, honest and very smart. I'm not that racist.

(yes, I did go to a selective high school. Your point on the different English scale is probably why I dealt with so many of the fuckers. )
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