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Thomas vip

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2020.08.01 15:39

My heart sinks a little every time someone on this app starts

asking where am I from.

It's not a good ice breaker when there is a flag right next to my face. 😂
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  • Corn 2020.08.01 15:39

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    也许很多国家的国旗有人并不认识
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 15:41

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    @Corn Nobody ever ask, "what flag is that by your picture?"😂
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 15:41

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    Where are you from? 🤔
  • Jasmine 2020.08.01 15:41

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    Hahaha, Sheldon can help.
  • Fei 2020.08.01 15:45

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    @Jasmine lol fun flags presented by Sheldon Copper
  • MERCER ALEX 2020.08.01 15:46

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    Lol I squirt water in my mouth when I read your sentences
  • Jasmine 2020.08.01 15:49

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    @Fei yeah, “fun with flags”😂
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 15:50

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    @Jake the Snake of Kent I'm used to people from London not knowing up North 😂🤭.
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 15:52

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    @MERCER ALEX Don't do that, you'll drown if we have an interesting discussion. 😉😂
  • Soaring bird 2020.08.01 15:55

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    Hahaha,you are being humorous.
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 15:57

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    @Thomas we have a ‘north’?
  • Flora 2020.08.01 15:58

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    @Thomas he knows exactly where Blackpool is. he's asking you "where are you really from?". I get that a lot too.
  • Ian 2020.08.01 15:58

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    Where are you from,my pal? China? Oh I knew it!
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 16:02

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    @Flora I am talking about people like you. 😂. I am really British Born and raised. Newcross Hospital, Wolverhampton. Jake is giving it a bit of banter. 😂
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 16:03

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    @Jake the Snake of Kent Edmonton, Enfield etc 😂
  • Flora 2020.08.01 16:07

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    @Thomas people like me 🤔 I was quoting from Mr Banterbury😅
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 16:08

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    @Flora Yes ignorant people. . . Have no idea who you are quoting.
  • Daniel.Wong123 2020.08.01 16:31

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    Actually I would start a conversation with new friend by the question "where r u from".Maybe this exactly is cultural variation. In China,people get to know each other by information exchanges,so western people probably feels curious about this. I guess praising the other people is a better way isn't it?😊On this app you will meet many different culture background people, so just relax and talking with kindness and confidence would make more friends I think.
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 16:36

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    @Daniel.Wong123 Daniel when there is a flag, asking where are you from can make you look extremely ignorant. It is also when you talk to the ignorant majorities in this country, some will ask "Where are you from" knowing you are British but wanting you to say "Africa". Which really should be a different question altogether as I've never step foot on the continent in my life. If you look at the back on forth with Flora you may see how she seemingly misunderstood Jake to be doing just that.
  • Daniel.Wong123 2020.08.01 16:49

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    @Thomas I got you. That's a really annoying shit question.
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 16:51

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    @Daniel.Wong123 mhmm 😂
  • 人弃我取 2020.08.01 17:21

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    A Chinese went abroad.one day he was injured on the road.a car hit him.a pedestrian ask him.how are u?hi answer.fine.thanks.couse we learn that from the book.thats the only right answer from Chinese English exam multiple choice question😄i guess he learn from the book where are u from.every Chinese student learned that before from the very beginning
  • 人弃我取 2020.08.01 17:24

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    The pedestrian wanted to help him.when he heard the answer.i think he must have been extremely confused
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 17:27

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    @Flora @Thomas @t mr banterbury of bantersville... please use my full title.
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 17:28

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    @Thomas never heard of them... sounds cold up there 😉
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 17:30

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    @人弃我取 Do you think using this example validates people not using their own discretion, when wondering what to say? Lol There is a lot of people who have tried to tell me I'm not British because I don't speak received pronunciation which is spoke by only 2% of the population and because I don't have white skin. I'd rather be greeted by a wall of Chinese text with the person expressing them selves perfectly and then moving forward from there. Then another person ask me where I'm from, when there is a flag by my picture. I've been here 2 years now spoke to lots of people, it's too much 😂
  • 人弃我取 2020.08.01 17:35

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    some of the Chinese people learn the rigid greeting sentence from the book,maybe they have no offense meanings
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 17:36

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    @Jake the Snake of Kent LMAO mate I didn't realise you was from Harrow 😂. You've got the banter I'll give you that.
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 17:42

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    @人弃我取 I don't believe any do. Even the ones that tell me I'm from Africa. However just as you are trying to move me towards considering their circumstances and experiences. Surely they should be able to do the same?
  • 人弃我取 2020.08.01 17:50

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    I think maybe u just follow a local British accent.but most of Chinese are not familiar, there are some stereotype about black people accent.such if you are black native speaker.u are supposed to speak with America general accent or African American accent or received pronunciation.
  • 人弃我取 2020.08.01 17:51

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    I know it's wrong.in Britain.there are various accent.
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 17:52

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    @人弃我取 That's exactly what it is. . . But there is too many people in here to have to deal with the ignorance all the time 😂
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 17:56

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    @人弃我取 You know here quite well. I recall the first time we spoke. 👍🏾 Top guy.
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 18:00

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    @Thomas I work in Harrow lol. Out with work friends for the FA cup. You too lol
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 18:05

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    @Jake the Snake of Kent Do you follow Chelsea or Arsenal?
  • 人弃我取 2020.08.01 18:11

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    Thank u,i just had curiosity about different accent.i like black accent.its so cool.hope u ,don't mind these questions about accent.😄
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 18:13

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    @Thomas arsenal today
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 18:31

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    @Jake the Snake of Kent looks like you're in luck. Lol.
  • Thomas 2020.08.01 18:32

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    @人弃我取 No you've not for a moment come across as being ignorant. It's a pleasure to talk with you. Can't say that for many others on here. 😂
  • Jake the Snake of Kent 2020.08.01 21:37

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    @Thomas I always like the look of the arse
  • Jade 2020.08.02 00:47

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    I’m not a good ice breaker. But I won’t ask where are u from when there’s a flag in the photo 😂
  • Kelly 2020.08.02 02:34

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    People here also ask me: what's your name? 😂
  • CHSX 2020.08.02 02:42

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    I thought your heart sinks because you've realized you are encountering another idiot
  • Thomas 2020.08.02 02:49

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    @CHSX It's definitely a factor . . .if someone ask at the start of the conversation. It usually where I end the conversation. Lol.
  • Thomas 2020.08.02 02:53

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    @Kelly Oh I don't think this one is bad, I like to know my Chinese friends birth names. I also like knowing why they picked the western names they use.
  • Thomas 2020.08.02 02:59

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    @Jade I usually look on a person's page for something I can connect with, give them a compliment. If they respond with interest using English or Chinese I'm happy. If it's an extremely short textbook like response. I tend to leave them alone. Lol. . . Even in their mother tongue these people have nothing to say.
  • 余眯眯 2020.08.26 00:29

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    hahahah
  • arjuna 白胜龙 2020.10.20 20:15

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    @ are you from Japan?
  • Thomas 2020.10.20 20:17

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    @arjuna 白胜龙 Don't feed the trolls bro.
  • arjuna 白胜龙 2020.10.20 20:28

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    @Thomas I can relate to this statement. have you lived in China?
  • Thomas 2020.12.31 00:08

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    @ Yeah it's takes some getting used to they have a kind of racism I thought belonged to a past generation and many of them think nothing is wrong with it at all. Except when they are on the receiving end. Then it's not nice.
  • Thomas 2021.03.09 15:12

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    @light When you sign up for hellotalk. It doesn't ask you to select where are you studying or where have you migrated from. When people use the system like this they are abusing it. Simple as that.
  • light 2021.03.09 15:14

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    @Thomas
  • light 2021.03.09 15:14

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    @Thomas

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