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About mormeguil

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    Born in a stable family.Discovered my homosexuality at 14. Have been working while studying since 16
  • Location
    Canada, Province of Quebec
  • Occupation
    Undergrad Psychology student
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    Cooking and boardgaming
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  1. Tea...is incredibly complex. I think tea can be broadly split into 3 categories. I will not even consider tea with other stuff (herbal tea, tea with fruits, etc.) as a tea for the purpose of this division... to me these are not tea. Citrucy tea: Often are yellow or white tea. White tea are the very young leaf of the tea plant that are the top most part of the tree. Yellow is a very fresh tea also but they also use lower level leaf. They are often lightly steamed or roasted to stop oxydation quickly. Herb like: most green tea. A high temperature or high infusion time can ruin them. I strongly recommend longjin tea from china. It's made from young plants and lightly roasted in a wok. Earthy tea: These are the dark tea we know. They are heavily cooked and somewhat pre-oxydised. Oolong is such a kind of tea (the aged oolong from Taiwan are incredible). Some will be sold in round pucks. Other lose leaf. These are the easiest to brew anywhere since they will adapt well to different infusion times and temperature. I'm also quite fond of the chinese tea ceremony style of serving. It allows you to taste the tea at different temperature, try it's aroma, etc. It lets you fully enjoy the tea in all its smells and flavors.
  2. I think they are being obnoxious. I had a relationship with a chinese guy for a while. I have taken chinese class on the side and once in a while I would ask him for clarifications about a thing or two. Nothing more. We would have some discussion about the culture when appropriate. For instance he went to a cousin's wedding and explained the traditions to me a bit more. But it was just one f man topics. On the other hand he was learning french and I enjoy teaching the langage so I would spend more time teaching him and giving him so of the local culture.
  3. If you want a credit card with no conversion fee there is the Amazon credit card in Canada. No fee either. Tangerine is also a good bank for international ATM. They usually have a no fee partner in most countries.
  4. Well I had a strange one. Little steamed bun filled with pork meat, some warm soy milk and a black sesame seeds porridge. Sometimes tofu with brown sauce. I love chineese breakfast... Could'n stand sweet stuff in the morning.
  5. I was a total coffee addict. 3 or 4 times a day, a strong cup of french roast with a little bit of milk. Hated half and half and could not stand watery stuff. Then I moved to China...a land completely abandonned by good coffee. Nowaday, I will drink 1 cup a day and sometime even instant coffee....don't look at me. As for tea, well it's not as common as one might think in China. I mostly liked aged tea but I will drink them relaxed while doing nothing else. Maybe once a week.
  6. I speak French and English perfectly. I speak enough Spanish and Mandarin to ask my way around, buy stuff in a market and other basic conversations. I'm trying to become fluent in Mandarin but it's proving incredibly difficult. On the bright side I can finally hear the tones.
  7. Beijing reminds me of New York. They are very proud, you are onky ever a a True Beijinger if you had at least 2 childhood and 3 grand children there. Overall, they are a bit brusk and not too polite. But, if you ask them a question directly and politely they will go out of there way to help you. One of the issue with Beijing is that a lot of foreigner live there so it can be a bit more work to immerse yourself. I may try to go to Harbin next year since I like cold quite a bit. We will see. Generally I would recommend a Tier 2 city in North East of China and you should find what you want.
  8. If you are really serious about being a Canadian citizen you could always try in Quebec. You will need to pass some french langage exams and actually learn it, but it's usually is much easier if you apply there then in a different province.
  9. The courthouse is a nice enought venue and if everyone is from around the area then it's definetly possible to have everyone bring a small amount of food and just have it as a backward BBQ. Maybe get a dress and a suit if you really feel like it, but not obligations. Any bouquet of flower will do too.
  10. It seems to me like lack of sleep is not helping to cope with everything either. Maybe use earplugg and a mask to sleep ? This would provide you enought energy to last the day and you would only have to be home to sleep and eat. Rest of the time you can study at the library or a park.
  11. I was curious to try it considering English is not my first language but i'm still from North America. It seems i'm very similar to New York area and pretty much the east coast in general. But very different from Des moines, Dayton and Akron.
  12. Honestly it's almost impossible to know what customers want whitout clear words. Everyone assume that what they say is clear. Some people grunt to say "Please stay I may need help" and someone else might use the exact same grunt to mean "Leave me alone !" Much easier to clearly state your expectation in a polite and succint way. That way if you ever need help salesperson will be more resceptive to do a bit extra for you. "No, thank you i'm looking around" with a brief smile does not require much eye contact and should still be nice enought. Something else to keep in mind. When salesperson are paid commision they may have to follow you around or risk loosing a sale because if they don't ring you up themself. In store where this might be the case I usually say something similar too "I'm just looking for not. If I have any questions or anything to buy I will come see you personally don't worry." This usually re-assure them and i'm more likely to have a quiet and efficient shopping experience. Finally, the number of time I have walked in a store and could simply ask for the one or two specific items I want and be out in a flash was great. Makes me hate place like Wallmart that don't have any salesperson.
  13. I think an actual class with a teacher should be used as a start. Depending of how far your target language is from your current language you may need more or less time. The idea is not to learn the whole language that way but to get a solid basic of both pronounciation and the overarching concept of the language. Also, practice everyday. If it's a busy day do 10 minutes if not try go get at least half an hour. Any of the latin based language can be interesting to learn since they are relatively similar. You can learn french and transition relatively easily to spanish or italian for instance.
  14. I feel the main issue here is how people view the concept of a "King". On my hand I rather like the French Revolution of a King...ideally an headless one. Considering that I would rather not be wed to a king or a queen.
  15. Do I love it ? No, but I don't hate it either. Overall, it offer a decent pay and hours. My coworkers are nice. Everything is planned well ahead and they value me as en employee. The task themself are easy but not interesting in any shapes or form. Overall I'm happy to go to work in the morning but probably would'n stay there forever.