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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 20 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
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Anybody here living in a different country from where you were born? I was born in the R. of South Africa in 1972, emmigrated to the UK. Emmigrated to the US in 1989. Love living here, and also still have a soft spot in my heart for Britain.Tell us your story.


Made from jets!
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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 19 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

I was born in Europe, lived in Japan for a few years, and moved here when I was 9. I still love Japan but I don't think you can live in Japan unless you are asian, the cultures are just extremely different. I am still able to talk Japanese but it is slowly going away. I want to perserve my Japanese and French languages because if I endup flying for the airlines, it might be beneficial.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 19 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Born in raised in Indiana but I live in California.
Yeah I know it's the same country but you'd never know it after living on both.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSkySurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 18 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

I was born in Manchester, England in 1980 and in 2002 i moved to Canada.....i wouldn't live in the UK now if you paid me, but i still love England that's for sure. Just that here in Canada my standard of living is alot higher than it was in the UK. Not to mention that Canada is awesome!!

Cheers



In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 18 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

I was born in Miami, FL in 1943, but understand that is now a suburb of Havana (Habana). Don't know how that qualifies me.

But, me Dad was born in Glasgow and he immigrated to the United States LEGALLY, so I guess, I'm a second-generation immigrant. Me first daughter was born in Germany, too, so not specific to your topic question, I feel I'm somewhat associated with immigration. Regards...Jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 18 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

I was born in India, moved to South Africa when I was 2, then to Australia in 1991.

Cheers



אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Born in Southampton, U.K. Moved to Toronto,Canada when I was 18.Now live in Calgary. I echo SkySurfers words..
I love Canada !


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Born in 1980 in Sao Paulo, Brazil . My parents divorced when I was 3, my dad came to the United States in 1991 to get a PhD at the University of South Carolina. After 1991, I split my time between Columbia, SC and Brazil, until I permanently moved to Austin, TX (where my dad had found a teaching position at UT - Austin) in 1997. That's where I currently live and work at a call center, ran by the Evil HR Director, Dogbert. More migratin' is in the works as I'm going to either San Antonio or Eugene, OR this fall to finish a degree.

User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3305 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
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Born in India... Adopted at birth... now I live in Chicago (for the last 4 years) but then I lived in New Jersey for 13.5 years. I hope to live in Holland some day.


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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 16 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Born in the US in 1979 as son of Indian migrants, moved to Germany, than to UK, now back in India

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 16 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Texas thinks it’s a separate country and I’m not living there. I came to Las Vegas in 2003.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Born in Manchester UK. Extended family of 10 emigrated to Canada when I was 3yo. Currently live in YYZ.

Dual Canadian/UK citizenship. Extremely grateful my family left the UK for the much greener pastures in North America.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Born in Warsaw, Poland

Now I live in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 11):
Born in Manchester UK. Extended family of 10 emigrated to Canada when I was 3yo. Currently live in YYZ.

Dual Canadian/UK citizenship.

See Neil, we have more in common than we thought.. we are both immigrants and hold each two passports, one of North America and one of Europe  Wink


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (9 years 14 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

That's pretty cool, JetJack, my grandfather followed the exact same path you did. He was born in Pretoria in 1919, moved to Birmingham, UK at 15, and in 1937 immigrated to the United States.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

French citizen living in Eire  Silly

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Born and raised in Paris, France, and about to move to Melbourne, Australia.

Funny, though, Australian Immigration would not grant me refugee status despite my coming from France...  silly 

Cheers.

Y.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Born in the UK - migrated to SA in 1980, migrated to Netherlands in 1993, returned to the UK in 1994, migrated (temporarily) to Australia in 1995, returned to the UK in 1997, migrated to France in 2001.

(That's enough migration. Ed.)  Smile


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24815 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
Born in the UK - migrated to SA in 1980, migrated to Netherlands in 1993, returned to the UK in 1994, migrated (temporarily) to Australia in 1995, returned to the UK in 1997, migrated to France in 2001.

(That's enough migration. Ed.) Smile

e.g He's a Frenchman  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Born in the Republic of Korea in 1976 and adopted by US parents in 1978. Been here ever since.


"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 16):
Funny, though, Australian Immigration would not grant me refugee status despite my coming from France...

For refugee status you need to fly as far as East Timor, then float across the Torres Strait in a biscuit tin. The Australian Navy will pick you up, slap you around a bit, and ship you to Nauru. Works every time !


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
Born in the UK - migrated to SA in 1980, migrated to Netherlands in 1993, returned to the UK in 1994, migrated (temporarily) to Australia in 1995, returned to the UK in 1997, migrated to France in 2001.

"Migrated" being JGP's terminology for "got deported" Big grin


Does migrating from Cornwall to England count  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

- Born in Istanbul, Turkey,
- Lived in Wilhelmshaven, Germany,
- Bahia Blanca, Argentina,
- Sint-Niklaas and Lanaken, Belgium,
- Wolphaartsdijk, Dordrecht, Roermond and Maastricht, in Holland
- Pattaya, Thailand
- Salamanca, Spain
- Now living in Valencia, Spain
- And moving to Pattaya, Thailand in July

I am a Dutch citizen, by the way...


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 21):
"Migrated" being JGP's terminology for "got deported"

:P - I never stay long enough to get caught !


User currently offlinePipo777 From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Born in Caracas, Venezuela (1983)

Lived 3 years in Scottsdale, Arizona (2000-002)

Now living in Melbourne, Australia (2003-...)


25 Post contains images Pe@rson : LMAO! I have lived in England, Cairo (Egypt) and Wales.
26 Post contains images AR1300 : What the heck! what did you do? Don't let them get you. Run! run! Run,Forrest,run!! mike
27 Post contains links and images JGPH1A : I think I saw you there - at the Cairo Museum. Really skinny, dark skinned, dressed in dirty bandages, in glass case. Was this you ?
28 DeskPilot : Or they may send you for pleasant stay at Hotel Baxter. My parents are from Ireland and England, but I was born here - 1st generation Australia. My w
29 Post contains images Pe@rson : Could have sworn it was you! You're certainly enough, anyway, and you're a female, hence the old mummy.
30 Post contains images JGPH1A : I only thought it was you because it was such a fusty, academic environment, just the thing for a tweedy beardie. If you look closely at the picture,
31 Cornish : Actually being more serious, I have actually lived and worked in Hungary for two years and studied at University in Berlin for a year. Much of my fami
32 Xpat : Born in Mumbai, India, migrated to the US in 1970, moved back to India in 1974. Migrated back to the US 1985 and here ever since.
33 Post contains images Pe@rson : Only because no UK-based university would accept you.
34 Post contains images Gkirk : They had universities in the 16th Century?
35 JGPH1A : Listen to Mr. The-Only-Place-I-Could-Get-Into-Was-Bangor ! HAHAHA !
36 Post contains images Cornish : Rubbish, I had a place open for me at the University of Newquay in Surf Studies if I'd wanted to accept it Actually I got sent away to University as
37 Post contains images Gkirk : Ironically you still ended up being an embarrassment
38 Post contains images JGPH1A : In Germany ? Home of the almond-paste landmine ? A country where pastry is seen as blastproofing rather than part of the meal ? You must have been VE
39 Cornish : Yes my granny was disgusted at my efforts. Bizarrely, a branch of the West Cornwall Pasty Compnay hads been opened up in Berlin to cater for the Germ
40 JGPH1A : What was wrong with it ? Did it fail to dent the forward plating on a T-72 ? Tsk tsk - ve must be tryink harder, kleine Englander !
41 Post contains images Cornish : The former East German women's discus champion used it to set a new German national record......
42 Post contains images Gkirk : You mean Helga, the one that actually looks like a man? Helga = Pe@rsons girl/manfriend
43 Post contains images Cornish : Apparently Helga WAS a man (does Pe@rson know this though ?)
44 Post contains images JGPH1A : I expect so. But James' motto has always been "If all else fails, lower your standards !"
45 Post contains images Pe@rson : Damn. Who's Helga? JPG's mother?
46 Iakobos : Born Belgium (Brussels-Ixelles) Moved Congo (Stanleyville aka Kisangani) Back Belgium (Brussels) Repeated stays in England (Surrey-Chertsey) Moved in
47 Post contains images Gkirk : Now Banco's going to be singing Abba all day
48 Post contains images Cornish : No. He/She was JPGs father
49 Post contains images Pe@rson : Aka Cornish. Now that explains everything...
50 Post contains images Gkirk : Unfortunatly JGPH1A is now dead, tragic sandwich accident. Such a shame. Losing someone that old at this time
51 Pe@rson : Had to be expected, Kirkie, what with life expectancy in Southern France being just 38 years.
52 Post contains images Gkirk : Indeed, but to die after tripping over a sandwich....well, it's just tragic
53 Post contains images Pe@rson : It certainly is. What a poor sandwich. What did it do to anyone to warrant such an horrific death? RIP, sandwich.
54 Cornish : Are you sure it wasn't a baguette he tripped over ??
55 Post contains images WunalaYann : Talking about personal experience? JGPH1A does not have a "father", so to speak. Products of (failed) genetics experiments (see picture above) only h
56 QANTASforever : I'm a tad all over the place. My whole family were immigrants. My father was Icelandic but grew up in Australia. My Mother is Bhutanese and now lives
57 Post contains images Gkirk : The sandwich didnt die, luckily someone pulled it away from under JGPH1A before he landed. However, the landing of JGPH1A still caused an earthquake i
58 Post contains images WunalaYann : Who said A.net was just a big family?
59 Post contains images Pe@rson : Didn't you just say it? *Has awful visions of imbreeding*
60 Post contains images JGPH1A : You are all horrid spotty children, I despair utterly for the future of humanity ! As for you, Mr. Cornish, you're supposed to be on MY side ! I feel
61 Post contains images Cornish : Well if Pe@rson's East German discus throwing girlfriend/boyfriend really is JGPs father, then if they marry does that make Pe@rson JGP's stepfather
62 Post contains images Cornish : However I did notice that Kirkie and Pe@. were extremely concerned about the sandwich. Typical students - that could have been their dinner tonight
63 Post contains images Pe@rson : LMAO. I forthwith expect, nay demand, utter respect, son! Thank goodness my girlfriend is not reading this, or else I would have some explaining to d
64 JGPH1A : I take comfort from the fact that it's a panini now (flat and dented !) - HAH !
65 Post contains images Cornish : You might have to explain to the cheapskate students what a Panini is
66 Post contains images Pe@rson : LOL. I take it you did not have to 'survive' when you were a student? I guess you merely had to ask your parents for money and they would write out a
67 JGPH1A : P*ss off, beardie ! Gimme my allowance, I'm going out to rip off car radios and spray paint stuff.
68 Post contains images WunalaYann : Pay more taxes, Cornish, and we'll eat better!!! Philosophical question, now. If we clone Cornish (why him, I don't know, but I have to pick on someo
69 Post contains images Cornish : Ha. and I know exactly what my parents response would be (sending me away was designed to save me draining their resources at home !!) - they sent me
70 Post contains images Pe@rson : I shaved. Your allowance this week, son, is 50p. Now don't spend it all at once. No, dear, we don't live near GKirk.
71 Post contains images Cornish : Incest definitely. We always like to keep it in the family down in Cornwall. That way my twin sister's and my kid looks like both his mum and his dad
72 JGPH1A : This from a yoof who's done about 200 FR flights in the last year - is that what you call surviving ? HAH ! Clearly students have FAR too much money
73 Pe@rson : Hey, hey - I have to pay for whatever I need out of my own pocket! Only have £550 left until mid-June (when I will hopefully get a job for the summer
74 Post contains images Cornish : Absolutely. They can get a part-time in Macdonalds to pay their way instead of sponging of us successful types. If they're studying social sciences,
75 JGPH1A : Ka-ching ! Inland Revenue, a word please...
76 Post contains images WunalaYann : What? To make your spoiled kids eat junk food so that you'll spend a fortune on diets and doctors? And you get to save on pictures! One for guys, one
77 Post contains images Cornish : Yuk - no intention of having kids. Can't bear the thought of them turning into spotty needy students
78 Post contains images WunalaYann : Damn', where's my tissue...
79 Post contains images Pe@rson : Ewwwww! You want to over the thought of "spotty needy students"? You dirty little creature. Am off. Adios.
80 Post contains images Myt332 : It's so good that you guys have each other. Really you should all go to JGPH1A's house and have a little tea party. Gkrik can wear his dress, Cornish
81 Post contains images WunalaYann : Thanks for joining, mate! We feel less alone and unwanted, now... Care for a tea? Cheers.
82 Post contains images JGPH1A : Alex is just jealous because nobody plays with him And I don't share my bon bons with ANYONE !
83 Post contains images Cornish : Well if I don't get any bon bons then you're not getting any of my pasties - and they're delicious ones that I didn't make either.
84 Post contains images WunalaYann : Actually, it's "bonbons", one word. Hey, I trade a full tablet of Côte d'Or Milk Chocolate with nuts for a pasty and a handful of "bon bons", whateve
85 Post contains images JGPH1A : Cornish pasties ? I deny the existence of any savoury pastry product containing potatoes. EUWUWUWWW - it's like my northern bruv-in-law and his toxic
86 Post contains images Cornish : sounds like a fair swap Right ho - I'm off home now. Byeeeee
87 Post contains images WunalaYann : Oh, I also have milk chocolate with caramel almonds.
88 Post contains images Gkirk : How quick this thread descended into madness
89 Post contains images Mrniji : And you have sigbificantly contributed towards this
90 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Back on topic... I was born in Canada and now I live in the US. I hold only Canadian citizenship, though. Yann - I envy you - I wish I could move to A
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