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That's pretty cool, Billy! That must have been right before his heart transplant. My encounter was about 11 years ago; actually, it would be impossible to forget, he autographed my Tiger while we were racing at Willow Springs with the SoCal Cobra Club and put the date right under his autograph. Way cool! Kirk.

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I should add, the reason Eric wasn't on my list I figured that was justa given!

michael I had you on my list, 'cause you were in the music biz and I'd love to just rap with you on dif music topics. What did you do anyway?

Oh, thank you smile Basically, all I did was waste the best years of my life doing a bunch of meaningless nothing. That, and probably 100 albums worth of recording sessions. If studio time counted towards a pilot's license, I'd be flying for the airlines now.
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Spooky, but this is one of the questions that I had thought to "Ask Eric', but didn't!

1) Samuel Pepys, Princess Diana, Roald Dahl, LS Lowry, and all my ancestors.

2) I would love to meet everyone from the Board too ~ what a great day that would be! I've met Bernie and Eric (!), and I would especially love to meet Darlene, Aggiesjc, Julie (the farm gal), Ron Sutton, Kirk, Gord, also Mymooladi, Tony and many, many others. I think everybody here is great and it would be a great group hug!

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I would love to visit Taiwan, I did a cartoon character and copyrighted it,

No not Eric,

But, a little mouse named Alexander, as part of my story.

In Taiwan, I could talk business, in getting this

mouse made into a toy, a plush toy, about eight inches.

Cool huh!

It is expensive to travel.

I love the Orient, their food, fantastic!

Chicken balls-Pineapple Sauce, Honey-Garlic Spare-ribs, Chicken Fried Rice, Egg-Rolls and more.

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!

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I worked with a number of Cantonese people for about 7 years in my previous occupation, and they always laughed at what Canadians thought was "Chinese Food". Every year we went out together to a real Chinese restaurant, and they ordered things I'd never seen before. Now I know to ask real Chinese people for recommendations before trying out a restaurant.

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My husband and I attended a Chinese wedding once, and were startled (to say the least!) by the progression of dishes brought to our table. Whole animals, with feet, beaks, and fins in place!! I know our own food starts that way, but it was really too much to see it displayed in that manner. We hit a drive-through fast food joint on the way home - probably less healthy, but a little more eye-appealing!

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You mention Taiwan as inexpensive, but how inexpensive is the flight? Affording the trip is probably beyond my means right now, but I would love to visit someday!

I apologize for not seeing this sooner!

I have never paid more than US$680 for a R/T ticket. I have a Taiwanese travel agent in the US and she is really good. I flew to Taiwan cheaper than to Grand Cayman.

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I would love to visit Taiwan, I did a cartoon character and copyrighted it,

No not Eric,

But, a little mouse named Alexander, as part of my story.

In Taiwan, I could talk business, in getting this

mouse made into a toy, a plush toy, about eight inches.

Cool huh!

It is expensive to travel.

I love the Orient, their food, fantastic!

Chicken balls-Pineapple Sauce, Honey-Garlic Spare-ribs, Chicken Fried Rice, Egg-Rolls and more.

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!

Or, you could let me work on that since I'm an outsorcing specialist over here!

Gord, I have had none of those things you just mentioned, anywhere outside of North America! (except the eggroll, which is a bit different)

When my wife visited the US for the first time, I took her to a Chinese restaurant. When that nasty yellow stuff came out, she said "what the heck is this?" in Chinese. I nearly spit my beer. You should have seen her face when they brought a "fortune cookie" at the end!

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Hey Gord,

You'd probaby be a bit surprised if you went to the Orient and saw what they really eat. Sweet and Sour chicken balls aren't really the type of thing they eat in Asia - it's just the Americanized version for our taste buds.

Michelle

"Johnny, tell her what she's won!"

"Michelle, you've won a night out for 2 at one of the best restaurants Taiwan has to offer, right in the neighborhood of The Bushman!"

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My husband and I attended a Chinese wedding once, and were startled (to say the least!) by the progression of dishes brought to our table. Whole animals, with feet, beaks, and fins in place!! I know our own food starts that way, but it was really too much to see it displayed in that manner. We hit a drive-through fast food joint on the way home - probably less healthy, but a little more eye-appealing!

To the Chinese, serving food like Americans is like "robbing" the guests. In Taiwan, when you buy a chicken, you get a chicken, head and feet. If you tried to sell one without those parts, the customer would accuse the seller of cheating them. It doesn't matter to me, but I think that Westerners are very disconnected with what they are eating. Its all to easy too become overly fussy about things. For example, I know a woman who will not eat anything if there is a bone attached to it. That's pitiful when you consider that most of the world cuts up the meat and serves it bone-in because of the flavor and the time-saving.

I had some American friends visit last week. When we hit the restaurant, I had to tell the waitress that one of the persons doesn't like seafood. Those kinds of preferences really throw people here. No one can imagine a person who doesn't eat seafood (allergies aside of course). Seafood is considered in Chinese medicine and society to be essential to one's health.

I found your last statement to be very revealing - where you admit that the traditional fare may have been more healthy, but you opted for the eye candy. I can't comment on whether its "healthier" or not (that is subjective) but at least you can certainly see what parts you are getting and avoid what you dislike!

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NHBUSMAN, do you cut your fruit and vegetables tomake them look like art, because I think that is

remarkable, you people amaze me.

How that can be done, food art.

Gord, I am not that good. My specialty is expedition style food - outdoor cooking, smoking, natural cooking tools like stones or ovens made in a riverbank, dutch ovens, etc. I was trained as a Chinese chef as a young man and I can cook most things found in a US style Chinese restaurant, but I lack those artistic presentation skills which set apart the master chefs from the rest.

Maybe I just should have said "no." Would have been a lot shorter, lol.

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Good morning my friends!

And for those who are on here in the afternoon, Good afternoon!

Oh, bye the way,

Do you think it would be a good idea, just an idea,

for a Eric Carmen, CHAT BOARD?

Most of us are on here quite a bit, we do actually talk back and forth.

smilie

Gord, I read this several times, and I'm afraid that I don't get your meaning. Sorry!
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I think Gord means like a real time chat. We tried that once awhile ago, and it really didn't turn out too well. No one showed up at the appointed time. Too many time zones and work schedules to get a time that works for everyone. zzz

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"Johnny, tell her what she's won!"

"Michelle, you've won a night out for 2 at one of the best restaurants Taiwan has to offer, right in the neighborhood of The Bushman!"

Wow! I'm honored! I'm ready to come to Taiwan to meet you anytime. I'd be thrilled to to sample all Taiwan has to offer while I'm there. Will you play Eric Carmen music for me while I'm there? I'd love to hear yours as well.

As I said before, I worked in a pharmacy for 7 years with all Cantonese staff, and a good deal of Chinese patrons, so I learned quite a bit about Chinese culture, food, etc. during that time. Unfortunately, I only learned how to say "Hello", "Do you have a Blue Cross Card?" and "Your prescription will be 15 minutes" in Cantonese.

You must feel so honored to have the opportunity to travel the world and experience so many cultures. I've travelled across all of Canada and some of the United States, as well as living in Britain as a child. I've also been all over Europe - France, Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Switzerland, etc, but never to Asia or Australia. Both are places I'm very interested in exploring.

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Michelle, "come on down!" You would like it here, I'm sure. One of the things which amazes me is, we can hop on a scooter, cross the street and go about 3 blocks, and its like another country. If you have time be sure to check out the articles on my website. I have many photographs of Taiwan there and stuff about what its like.

I'm not sure about traveling being an honor per se. One gives up things to live the nomadic lifestyle, and also subjects oneself to unnecessary scrutiny by others who use material possessions as a measure of "success."

I have yet to visit Europe, but I did get to practice my Russian when I was in China, near the border, hehe.

As for music, how about I play some EC tunes on my 12-string? I do a pretty mean EC impersonation on "Let's Pretend." hehe

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I think Gord means like a real time chat. We tried that once awhile ago, and it really didn't turn out too well. No one showed up at the appointed time. Too many time zones and work schedules to get a time that works for everyone. zzz

Ahh.... well, that's what ICQ, MSN and Yahoo Messenger is for, and Trillian if you want one chat client which connects with them all.
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I'm not sure about traveling being an honor per se. One gives up things to live the nomadic lifestyle, and also subjects oneself to unnecessary scrutiny by others who use material possessions as a measure of "success."...

I do a pretty mean EC impersonation on "Let's Pretend." hehe

I've never been one to measure sucess by how many 'things' a person has. I live in a neighbourhood where the average salary is $105 000 / year, and we've never been anywhere near that. We live in the smallest house - which is still pretty big by most standards - just not this neighbourhood.

My dad died when he was 43 and I was 15, so I know that not everyone gets to retire and enjoy life when they turn 65. It made a profound effect on my life, and I refuse to allow myself or my husband to work 70 hours a week, so we can make enough money to retire at 50, like a lot of people who live in my town. You can't take any possessions with you when you die - so the people you love and influence in life are more important than what you amass. I want my son to know who his father is. Many of our neighbours are headed to divorce because they never see their families due to excessive work. That's not the life we've chosen. We enjoy having a small house and 'almost antique' possessions (in other words - hand me downs from our parents and grandparents). We've travelled all over the place, taken tons of courses, got many degrees, and had a great time together. Not many married couples have had the experiences we've had.

I'd love to have you play guitar. That's one thing I still need to learn to play (I do violin, organ and piano, my husband - Cello). My 2 year old has asked for a guitar for his 3rd brithday, and is really musically talented, so it looks like I'll be learning myself so I can teach him.

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