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bio website vizify.com/michael-lai-1
location Melbourne, Australia
age 32
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Previous+Current (professional) lives: - Scientist - Restaurant manager - Marriage celebrant/officiant - Justice of Peace - UX/infographic designer - Technical writer


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asked Is it typical to provide a lot of information for public transport systems in Japan?
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comment How to take a cold shower
It's hard to imagine, but I think faking shivering does actually help (how much exactly it is hard to tell though)...
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comment Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
Advice for Australian travelers going into countries where convictions of drug smuggling is a death sentence, as the stories about Schapelle Corby indicates, should be enough of a deterrent for people not doing this.
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revised Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
Please explain all the downvotes... I am trying to understand the points being made and raised here, not trying to get into a war of words between US and rest of the world.
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
I thought that Australians have been globe-trotting for a while, and would have covered a fair few areas of the US... As for Americans, I guess making movies like Wolf Creek is not going to help with tourism :D
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
Do you associate the 'thicker' accent with which parts of Australia these people come from?
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
@Karlson Just to clarify, I had to spell out the name because he couldn't understand what I was saying, not because there are lots of variation to the name.
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comment Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?
@Karlson Shouldn't people on both coast have reasonably good exposure to the languages given the amount of tourists?
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@MichaelHampton Whereabouts on the East Coast? I remember speaking to a receptionist at a medical institute in Manhattan and asking for a friend who was working there, and I had to spell out his entire name (letter by letter) because the person could not understand my pronunciation :p
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comment Which passports to use travelling between two countries of citizenship?
To avoid any potential problems, all you need to do is present the same passport at the same customs checkpoint. This will provide a complete record of arrival and departure, whereas using one passport for arrival and one for departure just leads to potential confusion or inconvenience. Which passport you use at which customs checkpoint depends on your circumstances and the regulations you want to follow.