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Pirschjaeger
12-31-2010, 09:06 AM
Happy New Year from China ya'll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

January 1rst, 2011, 12:06am

Pirschjaeger
12-31-2010, 09:06 AM
Happy New Year from China ya'll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

January 1rst, 2011, 12:06am

stalkervision
12-31-2010, 09:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Happy New Year from China ya'll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

January 1rst, 2011, 12:06am </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I live on Venusian time so I'm ahead of you all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Sillius_Sodus
12-31-2010, 11:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Happy New Year from China ya'll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

January 1rst, 2011, 12:06am </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gwai Lo New Year is pretty boring in China, I've been there.

Chinese New Year, now THAT'S FUN! The fireworks on New Year's eve in Beijing make the AAA barrage over Bagdad during Desert Storm look like a Quaker picninc http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

danjama
12-31-2010, 12:07 PM
HNY mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Messaschnitzel
12-31-2010, 02:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Gwai Lo New Year is pretty boring in China, I've been there.

Chinese New Year, now THAT'S FUN! The fireworks on New Year's eve in Beijing make the AAA barrage over Bagdad during Desert Storm look like a Quaker picninc http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You should be in San Francisco China Town on Chinese New Year. Spend all day there and you'll need hearing aids afterwards. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif About the 'Gwai Lo' insult,(one amongst several racial epithets used to decribe other races) I heard that one being constantly and openly used with visible distain by the owners and spectators when we were Lion Dancing for the various Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, and various other businesses in the Bay Area. Our instructor was embarrassed by it, and would apologize for it even when he didn't have anything to do with it. Like he said he told the folks who complained about us having Sikh, East Indian, Black, White, Filipino, Latino, and Afghan dancers was that if he was to have an all Chinese only Lion Dance crew, he'd be coming up about three lions short out of six. As far as Chinese superstition and tradition goes, the more Lions you got dancing their @sses off, the more good luck you will have throughout the year. Welcome to the 'Melting Pot'. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

New Year is coming in a little over a month now, and I'm not sure if I want to do it yet another year. What keeps me coming back is all the free Chinese food that we get to eat at all the various restaurants during the week, and my legs get really strong from the all the jumping up and down, etc by the time the New Year dance schedule is over. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Like one of my school colleagues says, "Gung Hay Bok Choy!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Sillius_Sodus
12-31-2010, 03:36 PM
Ok, sorry about that, next time I'll say 'white foreign devil' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Whenever an Asian tells me that Caucasians are racist, I gently ask them when they think the President of China or the Japanese PM will ever be a blond haired, blue eyed guy named Sven.

I also think that GL has been used for so long and so often that people don't use it in a derogative way. It's become just a word. Doesn't necessarily make it right though.

stalkervision
12-31-2010, 04:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Happy New Year from China ya'll. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

January 1rst, 2011, 12:06am </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

so what year is it in Chinese Horoscope animal terms? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

AndyJWest
12-31-2010, 05:02 PM
And a Happy 2011 from Merry England (well, probably mostly blind drunk England). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif Someone is letting off fireworks outside as I write - might go ant take a look. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Messaschnitzel
12-31-2010, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Ok, sorry about that, next time I'll say 'white foreign devil' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Whenever an Asian tells me that Caucasians are racist, I gently ask them when they think the President of China or the Japanese PM will ever be a blond haired, blue eyed guy named Sven.

I also think that GL has been used for so long and so often that people don't use it in a derogative way. It's become just a word. Doesn't necessarily make it right though. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's better! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif..... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I wonder if folks don't understand what it means. The way it was explained to me by Chinese folks who speak Cantonese is that it refers to folks whose skin resembles that of what a dead corpse or fish would have. Also, it very well may have become such a commonly used term that it has 'lost' its derogatory meaning. At one time in the U.S. the words '******', 'sh*tskin, chink, 'slant', 'honky', 'beaner' 'jap', 'whop', 'bohunk', etc were commonly used everyday terms to derisively describe different folks as well, but you probably won't hear them being used too much nowadays in public. You're right, 'gwai lo' and all of the ones mentioned above are still just words, but they still have enough power to hurt in spite of them not being publicly used nowadays. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

I consider myself an Egalitarian. Racial derision as an accepted custom is one of the few topics that will rile me, I don't care who's saying it and who it's about. You can call me all sorts of names the live long day and it won't affect me because I know that it is only being used to draw me out. If I hear someone call me something derogatory indirectly when speaking to another person, it's not just about me, its about everyone who isn't like them. What I don't care for is when an individual or group is excused from certain things due to cultural traditions or manners, and is not held to the same standard that everyone else is supposed to conform to.

I'll get off my stack of phonebooks now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WTE_Galway
12-31-2010, 10:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Ok, sorry about that, next time I'll say 'white foreign devil' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The common derogatory term in Australia for Caucasian seems to be "Anglo".

Ba5tard5word
01-01-2011, 01:09 AM
It's 12:07AM now here in California. People are now setting fireworks off outside here in Oakland...I don't see them but I sure hear them.

Anyway, Happy New Year guys, I hope 2011 is a great year for all of us and for Il-2. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif