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Hi everyone, i am new here. my name is Sharwina. i hope people here are friendly. i believe i will make some friends here too. i am very enthusiasm and passionate person. i am doing reserach about SouthEast asia. i want answer for certain question. 

when u look overall of southEast asia, don't seperate just one country. share with me the top 5 great thing about southEast Asia. 

its really important to me, if u can think and answer me, if u cannot find 5 list no issue, share with me what come to your mind, thank you.
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sorry if my english is bad, english is not my native language. but i guess everyone can understand my question
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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jun-2012 at 16:30
1. Food (best on the planet, end of.)
2. Languages (love the sound of Melayu-Indonesian)

After that my interests start to get more Indonesia specific, music (gamelan), Colonial architecture (hybrid Dutch-Javanese-Indian Moghul and more), but thats mainly because I know more about Indonesia from Indo friends in Dutch international school as well as chosing it in world history classes, and I know a bit about Thailand. Malaysia/Philippines remain a bit elusive to me.

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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jun-2012 at 21:45
5. Climate
4. Swe Dagon
3. Eastern Lao
2. No work ethic
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jun-2012 at 23:25
1. excellent fighting men
2. beautiful women
3. kimchi
4. Long and varied histories and cultures especially the Korean and Vietnamese.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 19:23
Asian food: Singapore noodles, egg fried rice, Thai curry, steam buns, balut (sadly i've never tried this but it sounds delicious)
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  Quote sharwina_7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 19:28
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1. Food (best on the planet, end of.)


Cywr when u talk about food you remind me about spicy foods, i believe people in south-east asia eat spicy compare to many european countries. but do u know in vietnam frog is also food? Yuck!!

cywr, have u tried Durian(fruit) before? 
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 19:33
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Originally posted by Cywr

1. Food (best on the planet, end of.)


Cywr when u talk about food you remind me about spicy foods, i believe people in south-east asia eat spicy compare to many european countries. but do u know in vietnam frog is also food? Yuck!!

cywr, have u tried Durian(fruit) before? 

Doesn't sound too bad. I ate frogs when i went to France (they taste a bit like chicken)
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  Quote sharwina_7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 19:37
Originally posted by Centrix Vigilis

 
- Long and varied histories and cultures especially the Korean and Vietnamese.

centrix vigilis i wanted to try kimchi. but i never tried, don't know why :( hehe. by the way this thread is not about history, there is another thread u can see newly i open for history, i want you to join us there talk about this. thank you 
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  Quote sharwina_7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 19:49
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5. Climate
4. Swe Dagon
3. Eastern Lao
2. No work ethic.

Hi toltec,
in southEast Asia they have work ethic, maybe u meet the poor one and u thought there is no work ethic i guess. 
another thing Malaysia, singapore never had any serious natural disaster. climate always nice. but nowdays there are scary storm sound heard here and there, my friend from singapore told me. maybe because we all getting closer to december 2012 world end. LOL

anyway what is swe Dagon and Eastern Lao? if its history topic please lets discuss about this in history thread ok, this thread not about history. thank you.
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  Quote sharwina_7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2012 at 22:32
i don't know why there is so many view but only few people engage in posting. alot of people really that shy?.. don't know what to say
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2012 at 00:18

Don't feel bad if the aggregate numbers in response to a post are not high. quality is what ya want not necessarily quanity. We have a small-medium but active membership here that share a divergence of interests.

 As for kimchi...only real men and Cav scouts eat it.Wink



Edited by Centrix Vigilis - 13-Jun-2012 at 00:19
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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2012 at 13:46
Originally posted by sharwina_7

[QUOTE=Cywr]1. Food (best on the planet, end of.)


Cywr when u talk about food you remind me about spicy foods, i believe people in south-east asia eat spicy compare to many european countries. but do u know in vietnam frog is also food? Yuck!!

cywr, have u tried Durian(fruit) before? 
[/QUOTE

Frog is a delicacy in parts of Europe too, most famously France. I'll give it a miss.
Never tasted durian, have had the pleasure of smelling one, that was more than enough :) Relativly hard to find outside of Malaysia/Indonesia as far as I am aware, you occasional find them in some Tokos in the Netherlands.

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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2012 at 08:34
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anyway what is swe Dagon and Eastern Lao? if its history topic please lets discuss about this in history thread ok, this thread not about history. thank you.
 
Eastern Lao is the eastern part of the country of Lao, the most beautiful scenary on earth. Swe Dagon is a place in Rangoon Burma, SE Asia's finest monument.
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  Quote Toltec Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2012 at 08:42
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Cywr when u talk about food you remind me about spicy foods, i believe people in south-east asia eat spicy compare to many european countries. but do u know in vietnam frog is also food? Yuck!!
 
I've been trying to cook a proper Phall for ages now but the local chilli peppers are not hot enough. I put 20 fresh chillies and ten dried ones last time I cooked one, it wasn't even 25% as hot as a Vindaloo let alone on the same planet as a Phall. Nothing even 1/10 as hot a Scotch Bonnet in SE Asia.
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  Quote sharwina_7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2012 at 08:54
alright MY top 5 great thing about southEast Asia:
1-definitely the food
2-the Temples there
3-their unique culture
4-the unique species(i have learn few new frog names) each year they discover and introduce to our world.
5-THEIR STUPID BELIEF(just come southEast asia and talk to them for few hours and they will list you so much of stupid and insane beliefs, will make u laugh for hours with your friends, always lead to great conversation)

so what about other guys there? please don't keep repeating the same thing, thankx.

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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2012 at 09:55
Originally posted by Centrix Vigilis

Don't feel bad if the aggregate numbers in response to a post are not high. quality is what ya want not necessarily quanity. We have a small-medium but active membership here that share a divergence of interests.

 As for kimchi...only real men and Cav scouts eat it.Wink

 
 
Add Sappers to that list.Big smile  That's one of my son's favorites.  He even has the local variations from one region to another, nailed down and catagorized. 
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Jun-2012 at 19:15
How goes the assignment Sharwina?
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  Quote macayana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jul-2012 at 01:27
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Asian food: Singapore noodles, egg fried rice, Thai curry, steam buns, balut (sadly i've never tried this but it sounds delicious)


nick, balut (duck egg) actually tastes as well as sounds delicious; it's how it looks that most people find revolting.

let us know when you've actually tried it Smile
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