• @sassy Well-said! :-) You mentioned Singapore, which is technically a “city-state” (not a country) that used to be under Malaysia and prior to that, was a British colony. So if we apply China’s logic, Malaysian government should technically be having a conniption every time someone refers to Singapore as “a country” even though they separated decades ago (just like China has a conniption every time some one refers to Taiwan — another island state — as a country, even though Taiwan has been independent from China for decades as well)....similar situation in other countries, yet most of them don’t react with such paranoia to a simple “country” reference.
  • I also keep forgetting HK is not a country. Some companies don’t follow the politics so much to know that China is strict in regards to the One China since most of the big countries also have territories but don’t get offended when they get referred as separate entities/countries. Such as Guam or Puerto Rico are territories of the USA but I never seen the govt or anyone here get offended when they get mentioned as Countries. Same when HK was under UK. I’ve seen HK would get treated as a separate entity without the UK getting offended. Not everyone is educated on geography especially if there wasn’t anyone from China on the design committee. Singapore is smaller than HK in size so it’s understandable that ppl might have seen HK or Macau as their own countries too
  • @m0m0 I thought so too until I watch ‘because of you’. He was very charismatic and has a really nice smile. He was very good,funny, loyal and furiously protective of his gf in the drama. He really grew on me. I think he’s really adorable. Give that drama a try.
  • @peanutbutterjelly true. She's saying something like 'I haven't dated the opposite sex in years. But NOW I'm dating.' It really could mean anything. She could be dating the opposite sex now or she could be dating someone of the same sex. Plus substituting the word opposite sex with men/boyfriend in her sentence doesn't change the ambigious meaning. Also the order of the sentences might matter. If she said 'I like some now, but I haven't dated the opposite sex in years'. It does slight different meaning from 'I haven't dated the opposite sex in years but now I have someone I like'. Really depends what word she used in the interview. Either way it doesn't affect me. Whatever she likes.
  • This is stupid. I've had friends that said stuff like 'I haven't had a boyfriend for 10 months.' Or 'I haven't had a serious relationship with guys in years'. Never once did I assume they were talking about joining the 'other team' with a start of a new relationship. She was saying she hasn't dated guys in the past 4 years but now there's someone she likes. The person now could still be a guy. Smh at the reader's play on her words.
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