User Comments - zhong_bide

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Posted on: Making Soup
January 21, 2013, 11:12 AM

Good cooking vocab.  Appreciate this lesson.

Posted on: A Visit From Superman
January 20, 2013, 06:28 AM

我根Jenny 同意。Baba 的中文真厉害。

Posted on: Annual Meeting Raffle
January 17, 2013, 03:37 AM

骑马舞 for Gangnam.   Very funny!

Posted on: No Tip?
January 15, 2013, 12:12 PM

Just a thought for tipping countries: Why tip the waiters and not the cooks? I reckon the cooking is more important.

Posted on: No Tip?
January 15, 2013, 12:04 PM

Actually I know that tour guides in China get tips sometimes, and they were not refused! Sometimes I have given a taxi driver a little extra when he went to a lot of trouble, and he was surprised and appreciative.

Then of course there are the many self tippers in China who up the price for foreigners - especially taxi drivers in the proximity of railway stations, which is why, if I can, I walk some distance before trying to hail a taxi.

Posted on: No Tip?
January 15, 2013, 12:00 PM

We don't tip in Australia - never. Just not part of the culture. We expect waiters to be paid a fair wage in the first place by their employer. I'm not being critical of cultures that do it. I just don't know how I would cope if I had to give tips. Would I be too stingy or too generous? Within the culture you probably know how much you should give.

Posted on: The Many Ways to Play
January 12, 2013, 02:23 AM

橄榄球 does not only apply to American football, but to all codes that use an olive shaped ball, especially rugby ( union & league) as well as Australian Rules Football.

FYI, rugby is played in many countries, especially England, Wales, Ireland, France, South Africa, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and various pacific Nations.

Posted on: Everything is Entirely Complete
January 07, 2013, 02:49 AM

Thanks darkstar94 for the tip. I have just listened to it.

Posted on: The Mysterious Metric System (Part 2)
January 06, 2013, 04:03 PM

Well, at least the USA has decimal currency! The innovation must have stopped there.

Yeah, Australia got decimal currency in 1966 and all other units went metric in in 1974.

Perhaps you'll go metric when you change the gun laws! (Ouch!) 哈哈。(Don't take me too seriously).

But all those movies, books, etc that the USA exports, it would be great if they were all in metric.

Another good lesson.

Posted on: No Tip?
January 02, 2013, 05:49 AM

So glad they don't tip in China.  It's foreign to me too.