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mr_shadow

Minister of State Security, Male, from Hong Kong, China

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mr_shadow was last seen:
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    1. epyoncloud
      epyoncloud
      我回來了 :LOS
    2. Raiden
      Raiden
      Saw your note about Peking in the Cafe. I might win a scholarship to do a masters program there, but my friends want me to stay in USA. Was in Malaysia on a Fulbright. I almost got into Tsinghua #randomthingsyoudidn'tneedtoknowaboutme
      1. Mider T, Itachі and mr_shadow like this.
    3. EJ
      EJ
      Regardless of the results of our debate, I appreciate you taking the time to engage a formal debate in regards to China. We clearly don't see eye to eye, but I still see where you're coming from in regards to why you look forward towards the rise of China. Plus I hope to become a better debater in the future. Hopefully, you see why I remain skeptical and I made my points clear.
      1. mr_shadow likes this.
      2. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        For sure, good match. :)
        Nov 22, 2017
      3. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        You still have one post left.
        Nov 23, 2017
      4. EJ
        EJ
        Alright here goes
        Nov 23, 2017
    4. EJ
      EJ
      We are finishing this debate tonight or by tomorrow. I don't want people thinking that I copied Seto's arguments he posted and that's the only way I beat you.
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        I responded
        Nov 21, 2017
      2. EJ
        EJ
        Thank you. I will respond sometime tonight or tomorrow.
        Nov 21, 2017
    5. SuperSaiyaMan12
      SuperSaiyaMan12
      Could you unlock the 'Hunting Season for Elephants' topic again?
      1. Jeroen likes this.
    6. Roman
      Roman
      The Café has changed so much since 2005 :gokuskully
    7. Seto Kaiba
      Seto Kaiba
      Those bumped threads are why Mega was a moron for not pruning the Cafe when he had the chance. A shame, that should have been done when we used the previous vBulletin format. If it can't be done now, I don't know, but you probably should if so.
    8. Chie
      Chie
      I don't get it. What does criticizing a Country's immigration policy have to do with racism?
    9. EJ
      EJ
      Would you overthrow bacon and make me a mod? That way you and I could work together. :handshake
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      2. baconbits
        baconbits
        Confirmed that Ashi is taking lessons from the poster formerly known as Ava.
        Nov 8, 2017
      3. A Optimistic
        A Optimistic
        @baconbits smh im the most innocent member on this forum :drake
        Nov 15, 2017
      4. baconbits
        baconbits
        The sad thing is that in your mind, you probably are.
        Nov 15, 2017
    10. San Juan Wolf
      San Juan Wolf
      What kind of hack is this ? I wanna know if I should change my passwords n shit.
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        No clue. Haven't heard from Mbxx yet. If you're worried you can go ahead, but personally I'm just gonna sit tight.
        Oct 27, 2017
    11. zeroantizero
      zeroantizero
      Linguistics is an interest of mine, even though I only speak English fluently. I've read that there're many commonalities between English and Scandinavian languages (there's even a Norwegian linguist who asserts English is Scandinavian), so I tried it out on what you wrote earlier. I inferred German better than Swedish, but the commonalities are unmistakable. Did you feel that when you were learning English?
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        English is a Germanic language just like German and the Scandinavian languages. Though the major modern language closest related to English is probably Dutch.

        And yeah, it helps for sure. Once you figure out the rules for sound correspondences you can extrapolate a lot of words. E.g. if you know that "house" in Swedish is pronounced "hus", then you can infer that "mouse" is pronounced "mus".
        Sep 27, 2017
      2. zeroantizero
        zeroantizero
        I don't know. As a native speaker, I have a much harder time with Dutch. But maybe it's easier the other way around. Maybe the problem is that modern English is so Romanized, it's nothing like old Anglo-Saxon, which is completely indecipherable to me.
        Sep 27, 2017
    12. Charlotte D. Kurisu
      Charlotte D. Kurisu
      |^^^^^^^^^^^^ʕノ•ᴥ•ʔノ*:・゚✧
      |KOALA TRUCK | ‘|”“”;.., ___.
      |_…_…______===|= _|__|…, ] |
      ............”(@ )’(@ )”“”“*|(@ )(@ )*****(@

      MOTHERFUCKER ONCE U BEEN HIT, U HAVE TO HIT 8 FUCKING KOALA ASS PEOPLE! IF YOU GET HIT AGAIN YOU’LL KNOW YOUR REALLY SO FUCKING KOALA IT'S SO FUCKING EUCALYPTUS PEOPLE WILL PISS THEIR PANTS AND SHIT BRICKS
    13. zeroantizero
      zeroantizero
      Thanks for contributing your experience re: defense budget/public university thread. It is a different and interesting perspective. I was asked a direct question, which I answered; but I don't think there's anything for me to contribute there beyond what I have.
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    14. makeoutparadise
      makeoutparadise
      If I were to flee to hong kong in the next few years could I ask you for some job connections in teaching english if I asked?
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        Lol, I'm struggling enough to get -myself- a job after graduation, so at the moment I don't think I'd be much help.
        Sep 24, 2017
      2. makeoutparadise
        makeoutparadise
        Oh, Have you graduated?
        Sep 24, 2017
      3. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        No, I graduate in August 2019.
        Sep 24, 2017
    15. baconbits
      baconbits
      Do you play Starcraft?
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      2. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        I'm 28. Starcraft came out when I was 9.
        Sep 15, 2017
      3. John Wick
        John Wick
        Lol we're the same age, when did you play it, I remember starting in 2001.
        Sep 15, 2017
      4. baconbits
        baconbits
        SC2 is old, too, but I still play it.
        Sep 15, 2017
    16. John Wick
      John Wick
      https://www.thelocal.se/20170901/no-a-man-was-not-convicted-in-sweden-for-eating-bacon

      Man like I'm glad you people didn't convict a dude for eating bacon infront of muslims, what dismayed me more was the fact that they seem to think islam is a Race.
    17. makeoutparadise
      makeoutparadise
      Can you tell me how to say these phrases in Chinese?
      "Can I help you?"

      "Choose whatever you want"

      "You can only choose the red Items"

      "If you need help just tell me."
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      2. makeoutparadise
        makeoutparadise
        Thank you!
        Aug 19, 2017
      3. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        Sorry 'bout the traditional characters. I live in HK, you know.
        Aug 19, 2017
      4. makeoutparadise
        makeoutparadise
        3 of my 4 chinese tutors came from taiwan when I was starting to learn chinese so no prob
        Aug 19, 2017
    18. Alwaysmind
      Alwaysmind
      So I just begun watching Qin Empire: Alliance on Netflix. Stumbled upon by accident when me and a friend were talking about Qin documentary but were talking about two different ones lol. Ever seen the show?
    19. Chie
      Chie
      Is it really okay for Flow to go around calling me a "troll" and discourage people from replying to me? Am I allowed to do the same?
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      2. John Wick
        John Wick
        Why can't you tell flow to put him on ignore instead of doing this?
        Aug 11, 2017
      3. Jeroen
        Jeroen
        Doesn't stop the trolling ? :hm
        Aug 11, 2017
      4. John Wick
        John Wick
        Then section ban him, people have been SB'd for calling people stupid and posting meme videos trolling is clearly far worse....
        Aug 11, 2017
    20. Megaharrison
      Megaharrison
      Chinese foreign ministry in Israel held this rally along with Philippines staff:

      wx6jKdx

      It's time for you to obey the Central Committee's wishes and make me mod
    21. DodoNova
      DodoNova
      I'm sorry to bother you but how to put an avatar as a profile?
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        In your settings there's a tab called "avatar" where you can upload an image. Beware that I might get rejected if it's too large, so you might have to shrink the picture.
        Aug 2, 2017
      2. DodoNova
        DodoNova
        Okay, Thanks!
        Aug 2, 2017
    22. Samus Aran
      Samus Aran
      Can you do name changes? I kinda want my username on here to be (Samus)

      The parentheses are part of the name. Another user took the name Samus already.
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      2. Jeroen
        Jeroen
        Oh please... like you'd need my help for that. VAK. :maybe
        Jul 4, 2017
      3. Samus Aran
        Samus Aran
        Waffles thanks! I took a long hiatus from the site so I don't rreadily remember these things, especially when I'm only at 1 section of the forum most of the time.

        John, thank you for your kindness
        Jul 4, 2017
      4. John Wick
        John Wick
        Fuck you waffles I am a kind hearted generous individual Ying even said I'm a nice guy
        Jul 4, 2017
    23. Tarot
      Tarot
      Hey Shadow, I'm somewhat interested in Chinese mythology but it's kinda overwhelming. For example, there's like several dozen "Lightning Marshalls" and I don't really know where to begin. You have any tips on where to start?
      Also, I'm interested in architecture from the Han and Tang periods, but I can never find any images of buildings from those eras. At least not on English sites.
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        1. Read Journey to the West if you haven't already.

        2. Because the traditional building material was wood, there are almost no pre-Ming structures standing. The architecture of Japan is however an imitation of Tang style.
        Jul 4, 2017
    24. Mael
      Mael
      You got the power to delete rep? I accidentally gave some when I was trying to report.
    25. Lars from Mars
      Lars from Mars
      Would the US leaving korea cause NK to denuclearize?

      Also where can I catch what's been going on in the syrian civil war. There's a lot of assadist propaganda floating around
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      2. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        North Korea would invade South Korea, if they thought they could get away with it.
        Apr 19, 2017
      3. Lars from Mars
        Lars from Mars
        Reasoning asked that is I know this marxist who thinks because north Korea suffered 3/4ths of the civilian casualties, that they're the victims of western agression. He thinks nuclearization is a reasonable response to the joint american -south korean military drills. He also says that if the US withdrew , the kim dynasty would lose it justification for existing , and there would be a military coup against them.
        Apr 19, 2017
      4. is a
        is a
        tell ur friend he's a naive dumbass
        Apr 19, 2017
    26. hammer
      hammer
      hey, shadow I was thinknig of starting of fan sub group to make higher quality Chinese subs, do you think it would be worth t?
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        Definitely, though I wouldn't have time to participate in it at the moment...

        Also I feel like the quality of Chinese cinema has seriously gone downhill in recent years, but maybe that's just me getting old and not seeing the magic anymore.
        Apr 25, 2017
      2. hammer
        hammer
        oh that's a shame, I mean I have a basic general knowledge on how to improve the subtitles for American shows I seen but not enough to do that alone let alone everything else involved.

        and I kind of agree, albiet I have seen any movies HK or mainland in the last year and a half
        Apr 25, 2017
    27. afgpride
      afgpride
      What was the book on Afghan history you read?
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        Barfield, Thomas (2010) Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History. Princeton University Press.

        As you can see from the publication date it obviously doesn't cover anything that has happened in the last 7 years, such as the killing of bin Laden or the U.S. troop withdrawal, but I thought it was a great introduction to especially the pre-moden era.
        Apr 14, 2017
      2. afgpride
        afgpride
        Ah I see. If you're ever interested in a supplemental refresher, "Games Without Rules" by Tamim Ansary is a brilliant read. The author is a Hazara Afghan with perfectly detached neutrality and his prose is crystalline. It goes through every major event since the rise of Ahmad Shah in a summary style.
        Apr 14, 2017
    28. Mider T
      Mider T
      Hey! I think I'm going to visit Chengdu!! But I don't like spicy stuff!!!
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      2. Mider T
        Mider T
        His or mine?
        Apr 12, 2017
      3. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        You, obviously
        Apr 25, 2017
      4. Mider T
        Mider T
        First time out of an airport in the country.
        Apr 25, 2017
    29. makeoutparadise
      makeoutparadise
      How do you reconcile your love for Chinese culture with it's authoritarian government?
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      2. makeoutparadise
        makeoutparadise
        You have a point
        Mar 23, 2017
      3. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        Only 8% of Chinese people are Communist Party members. The rest are just trying to live their lives in peace and didn't chose this system. You can like the people without liking the government.
        Mar 23, 2017
      4. makeoutparadise
        makeoutparadise
        Okay good to know we think the same and it's not me being ethnocentric
        Mar 23, 2017
    30. San Juan Wolf
      San Juan Wolf
      Come back ? To where ?

      Do you want me to repost the same source again while the thread is still there ? That seems silly : P
      1. mr_shadow
        mr_shadow
        I'll fix it in a bit
        Mar 13, 2017
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