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bio website vizify.com/michael-lai-1
location Melbourne, Australia
age 32
visits member for 1 year, 4 months
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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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revised Is it easier for East or West Coast Americans to understand Australian accents?
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comment Is it easier for East or West Coast 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 Is it easier for East or West Coast 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.
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accepted What is wrong with eating while walking in Japan? It doesn't seem to be an issue in other Asian countries