Olympics Torch Relay - Best Place to Watch?

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    Mat - Amen!

    My son unfortunately was not feeling to well to go to Central, but we've given him a Chinese flag to wave at the telly.


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    Miss P - All it takes is one misplaced blow to kill a paraplegic or cantopop star..


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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    and indeed in viewing spots????? C'mon guys, time out.
    I'm in a bad mood and I can't shout at my staff and its more than my life is worth to take it out on my wife - so someone claiming Australian education provided a more liberal education than I received is asking for it "So very HK of me" I am sure. What is that about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    Read carefully did I claim higher educational quals or was it the liberal qualities of said educational experiences I was alluding to -how very HK to nitpick about an off the cuff comment on a forum in terms of I daresay, syntax and construction so as to obfuscate the theme of the discussion...
    can we get back to the torch relay please?
    To quote: "Actually a lot better read I suspect and educated that you will ever be ,with respect -esp if you were educated here..."

    Yes, you did claim a better level of education. 'Liberal' or formal. I'm only complaining because all your posts are brain-twistingly difficult to read. For someone with an English literature education, you clearly couldn't be bothered putting any effort into communicating your ideas.

    Regarding the torch relay, it's almost a moot point by now, considering the relay is almost over. I seriously don't see how protesting during the torch relay would help anyway- from what we have seen so far, Chinese opinion will only be pushed further along its extreme in the face of hysterical public protest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    I assume I am the Science graduate? Someone with a B ed should know that MSc does not necessarily mean a Science subject.
    No I don't know that but then it is interesting that 'dinosaurs' like me who make typos in haste on forums and don't recognise acronyms( preferring strangely enough ,complete words!) are apparently not as worthy as your good though somewhat pompous selves
    Why do you seem to assume that both PDLM and me are locally educated, after all this is an expat website. Oh and its good teaching practiCes. Dear me, education standards are slipping
    I 'assume' you have been here long enough to have assumed some of the ah ,conservative attitudes of the place- and I believe we have already apprised each other as to where we were all educated now... and we are all duly impressed with the various degrees from wherever -although the attitudes leave something to be desired ,but I digress...can we move on?This is testing my ability to edit ,bigtime .Suppose you will leap on that with glee too...whatever floats your boat...

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    . I'm only complaining because all your posts are brain-twistingly difficult to read. For someone with an English literature education, you clearly couldn't be bothered putting any effort into communicating your ideas.
    Well try to keep up....

    Regarding the torch relay, it's almost a moot point by now, considering the relay is almost over. I seriously don't see how protesting during the torch relay would help anyway- from what we have seen so far, Chinese opinion will only be pushed further along its extreme in the face of hysterical public protest.[/QUOTE]
    Actually on reflection, I agree with you here...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    I 'assume' you have been here long enough to have assumed some of the ah ,conservative attitudes of the place- and I believe we have already apprised each other as to where we were all educated now... and we are all duly impressed with the various degrees from wherever -although the attitudes leave something to be desired ,but I digress...can we move on?This is testing my ability to edit ,bigtime .Suppose you will leap on that with glee too...whatever floats your boat...
    Big assumptions Miss P, which is what annoyed me about your posts in the first place. No I have not been here that long really. I am afraid that you are an armchair revolutionary of the SWP (Socialist Workers Party) type - Boris will know what I mean by that. They used to do a lot of talking but very little action, leaving it to the rest of us to get stuck in. Basically if you really wanted to protest you would have been out there not sitting in front of your PC.

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    olympic torch is here?

    why does anyone even care? it is nothing more than another "exclusive" hong kong event that is actually completely meaningless except to add OTB (olympic torch bearer) to the already trumped up resumes of the privileged few.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss P:
    No I don't know that but then it is interesting that 'dinosaurs' like me who make typos in haste on forums and don't recognise acronyms( preferring strangely enough ,complete words!)
    Cantab is not an acronym, it's an abbreviation (I'm sure a literature graduate doesn't need reminding of the difference). The complete word is Cantabrigia. No doubt you will complain that this is not an English word, but when my university was founded (to provide a home for more radical thought than was acceptable at the other place known as Oxonia) the language of learned discourse was Latin, and the learned authorities see little reason to change the title of the degrees awarded latterly.
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    [QUOTE=hullexile;211984]Big "] Basically if you really wanted to protest you would have been out there not sitting in front of your PC.[/QUOTE[/FONT]]
    Ouch ! yes a palpable hit-I wasn't game to go on my owndespite some armchair rallying and everyone else I knew was initially keen to go didn't pony up -so I guess I didn't either


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