If you had to choose a new ethnicity

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  1. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    Okay

    Another spin off of previous threads. (I'm starting to like this.) :D

    If you HAD to choose a new ethnic group to belong to, which direction would you lean?

    I would most certainly want to remain IN America, but I would choose to become Japanese.

    There are so many reasons why, that I doubt that I will list them all, but I absolutely love oriental cooking although I have prepared a very limited amount of it personally... Japanese gardening is beautiful and I think it would be awesome to have lived under someone who had taught me all about it... Especially bonsai and water gardening.

    Physical fitness and martial arts intrigue me, although I do not consider myself accomplished at any of it, I do love to play with the nunchaku, throwing stars/knives, the bo staff, etc and have had a little (very little) training in hand to hand combat, but just enough to know that I would love to be raised in an environment where it was practiced often.

    I get the feeling that most possess a very modest "attitude", unlike the predominant "tough guy" attitudes that I see from a few different groups, yet extremely capable of taking care of business if it came down to it.

    Just a thought. :D


    Crpdeth
  2. TranterUK

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    I would remain exactly what I am. It is an aspect I have never been unhappy with or wanted to change.
  3. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    Nope! Not if you play by the rules...


    Come on...Play along...Nothing wrong with thinking outside the box.


    :D
  4. Haligan

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    I'd have to agree, Japanese seams to be an honorable culture.

    Except mabe for suprise attacks:eek::eek:
  5. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    I did mean to put a disclaimer in there that I totally disagree with the way their Government acted in relation to Pearl Harbor and would like to disclude that cowardly act from discussion...

    Agree with you 100% there....


    Crpdeth
  6. Vladimir

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    I think everyone knows what I would be :D

    Now that I've been there I know I love the history, the culture, yadda, yadda. I'm eight percent or whatever if you wanted to do it that way, what's another 92 percent. ;)

    I agree wholeheartedly that I would want to still be in America. More travel would be great, maybe have lived abroad for a few years or something, but either way would want to have grown up here or ended up here. Like they say, the sweet is never so sweet without the bitter. Or whatever the hell that saying is. :rolleyes:
  7. If I HAD to choose another ethnic group, I think it would most likely be the Germans. I admire their methodical and logical way of doing things and their expressive language . . . and besides, they build fine pistols and brew good beer. ;) Alternately, I think it would be either the British, whom I admire greatly for their "stick-to-it" attitude, or the Irish who understand how to party, but are also willing to fight when the chips are down.
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  8. TranterUK

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    Ok, but just because you asked, South American Indian. They seem to live so at one with their surroundings, I get the feeling that's how it's supposed to be, man 'and' nature. Not as we are, man against nature. :)

    Hunt and work, enjoy your family. Who cares who has a bigger TV or SUV.
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    I'm happy with my 'roots' German/Scots but if we HAVE :D to choose another . . . . . Polynesian.
    Great culture, great history, SEAFOOD!, & pretty nice part of the world in which to live.
  10. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Sorry, crp, I agree with Tranter's original. I WOULD NOT CHANGE as I am happy with who I am.

    I would NEVER consider anything otherwise under any circumstances.
  11. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Active Member

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    Your choice...

    *poof*

    You're a frog. :D

    Now hop along and be happy with who you are, thats what you get for breaking the rules. :D:D:D

    Crpdeth

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    I would like to be a Kling-on or maybe Vulcan, ahh Kling-on first second Vulcan..
    Tim
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    IA w/ marlin...;)
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    Native American 500 years ago. Now that was the life! Considering the physical limits of my body today, I probably wouldn't have lasted long, but then again: If was born Native American 500 years ago, I would have had a completly different body!
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    POOF!!!!!

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  16. On second thought, I might choose to become a Texan. That would really make me unusual. The only problem is, I would melt in the summertime. ;)
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    I'd probably choose Japanese as well. After working with some of those guys I can respect their ethics. Now, I would not want to live in Japan. I learned in my brief trips there that there's nothing to do except play Pachinko and drink after about 4:30 (when it gets dark) during the summer. :D

    I actually grow a good many Japanese Maples as I'm a fan of their gardening as well, CRP. I've got about 23 cultivars ready to go into the ground and 40+ seedlings; some of which will get cultivars grafted onto them...
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    Native American, like in Indian. Maybe a Navajo code talker, but one that never drinks mind you.
  20. armedandsafe

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    I've been human for so long, I've grown quite used to it, thank you.

    For cultural change (which is what everybody seems to be talking about,) I might go for Southwest Native American. I've spent some time on the floor of the Grand Canyon and those are some admirable people. Then too, the old time Nez Perce aren't too bad for kick-azz personality.

    Pops
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