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#31 Suren911

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:56 PM

I've always had a thing for history and primarily Central Asian history since my dad is of Mongolian heritage. Of course, I'm a Chinese national so I was also interested in learning about Chinese history. I was a bit hesitant at first because there is literally millions of things to learn about Chinese history. But I was going to start learning sooner or later so why not now?

My second motive was that I have some Manchurian royalty blood in the family and the fact that my family is a big mix of Korean, Han Chinese, Mongolian, and Russian and Hui. Being from a diverse family made me very interested in Chinese history.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:13 PM

My second motive was that I have some Manchurian royalty blood in the family and the fact that my family is a big mix of Korean, Han Chinese, Mongolian, and Russian and Hui. Being from a diverse family made me very interested in Chinese history.


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Whoa!! I'm sure you have some interesting family stories there, Suren!! :)
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:00 PM

I wanted to figure out what the Cantonese were, my mum told me that toiison people are loud and punch panda's in the eye, that's why they have black eyes. (Dad's family is from toiison). :P
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

I wanted to figure out what the Cantonese were, my mum told me that toiison people are loud and punch panda's in the eye, that's why they have black eyes. (Dad's family is from toiison). :P


hehe.Very funny. :D
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:42 AM

I wanted to figure out what the Cantonese were, my mum told me that toiison people are loud and punch panda's in the eye, that's why they have black eyes. (Dad's family is from toiison). :P


:D thats funny!

btw, toiison is 台山?
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:55 AM

:D thats funny!

btw, toiison is 台山?


Toisan or Toi San, folks. ;)
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:55 AM

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Whoa!! I'm sure you have some interesting family stories there, Suren!! :)

Hahaha basically everyone in my family is mixed with at least two ethnicities.

I wanted to figure out what the Cantonese were, my mum told me that toiison people are loud and punch panda's in the eye, that's why they have black eyes. (Dad's family is from toiison). :P

HAHAHA so THAT's how they got big black eyes huh? That is a hilarious saying. First time I heard about it.
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:59 AM

First time I heard about it.


Moi aussi. :lol:
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:24 AM

I wanted to figure out what the Cantonese were, my mum told me that toiison people are loud and punch panda's in the eye, that's why they have black eyes. (Dad's family is from toiison). :P


You serious :icon15: :g: ... never heard of this before - 'punch the panda's eyes'.... surely it is not something they made up to sure you go to sleep early?

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:48 AM

dunnno was just very aware of my identity as a chinese. i was also immersely interested in knowing about the lives of overseas chinese and also on chinese history and culture no literature please....


i just finish reciting Wu Yue Ci Meng Ji, Lan Yu Cong Shu and Yu Bang Xiang Zhen...so sianz i got 4 mroe to go...

Edited by sg_han, 15 August 2006 - 08:48 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:50 AM

dunnno was just very aware of my identity as a chinese. i was also immersely interested in knowing about the lives of overseas chinese and also on chinese history and culture no literature please....


i just finish reciting Wu Yue Ci Meng Ji, Lan Yu Cong Shu and Yu Bang Xiang Zhen...so sianz i got 4 mroe to go...


Chin up, dude!! ;) I hear ya. Julius Caesar and Hamlet aren't any more fun than those passages you quoted. Aite!! Back to my timeline translation. *hunches over keyboard*
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:06 AM

lol...and that teacher wants it by next tues...

who can give money to let me go overseas to see all the overseas chinese.....

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#43 Mok

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:09 AM

lol...and that teacher wants it by next tues...

who can give money to let me go overseas to see all the overseas chinese.....


Why don'tcha sponsor them to come to SG instead? :g:
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:10 AM

Why don'tcha sponsor them to come to SG instead? :g:



lol...aiya just asking only i now it wouldnt really happen...aiya i wanna go see how they are lviing...=)
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:12 AM

lol...aiya just asking only i now it wouldnt really happen...aiya i wanna go see how they are lviing...=)


You know, I think our way of living is just as interesting to them as theirs is to us. ;)
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