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Old 05-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #11
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How hard was it to get used to driving on the left in Japan? How about the switch back to on the right, when you came home?
Great question! To me it wasn't all that difficult. Since they also drive with the driver closest to the center line, it didn't take long for me to adjust. I just needed to get used to the blinkers and wipers being on the opposite side. Pulling up to an intersection on base, you could tell who was new when they had their wipers going on a perfectly sunny day!

Only once when I got home did I catch myself driving on the wrong side of the road, and it was in a parking lot. Oops!

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:34 PM   #12
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What is your favorite kind of food to cook
Least favorite
What type of food are you hoping to try?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:45 PM   #13
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Besides a basic home-ec course I took in high school, I didn't really take to cooking until my later years in the Navy. Most of my influence comes from foods I enjoyed while traveling with the Navy. Thai curries and meals, Japanese home cooked and Izakaya meals, Korean dishes. I also enjoy experimenting with different flavors, for example I've made a very good gorgonzola alfredo.

I'd have to say there are a few thing I don't enjoy. Anything with oysters and anything with mushrooms.

I'd love to learn Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cooking..

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #14
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Besides a basic home-ec course I took in high school, I didn't really take to cooking until my later years in the Navy. Most of my influence comes from foods I enjoyed while traveling with the Navy. Thai curries and meals, Japanese home cooked and Izakaya meals, Korean dishes. I also enjoy experimenting with different flavors, for example I've made a very good gorgonzola alfredo.

I'd have to say there are a few thing I don't enjoy. Anything with oysters and anything with mushrooms.

I'd love to learn Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cooking..

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If you had to pick you favorite meal, what would it be?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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If you had to pick you favorite meal, what would it be?
If I were cooking, It'd have to be the french onion soup recipe I've adapted from a blog.

If my friend were cooking, It'd be her Thai beef salad (Yum Neua).

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:20 PM   #16
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I just discovered today that this DC feature of, umm roasting our favorite members was still an active thread!

So, Damien, how about your taste in music? And favorite sports?

PS: This past weekend, I went and bought fish sauce, bottled in Thailand. It still smells to high poo, but I'm going to give it another chance because I like Thai food. Pork Larb to start, and then I'll try the beef salad.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #17
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I just discovered today that this DC feature of, umm roasting our favorite members was still an active thread!

So, Damien, how about your taste in music? And favorite sports?

PS: This past weekend, I went and bought fish sauce, bottled in Thailand. It still smells to high poo, but I'm going to give it another chance because I like Thai food. Pork Larb to start, and then I'll try the beef salad.
I have an eclectic taste in music. I have everything from Japanese pop, American top-40 from my HS days, rap and European and Japanese House and techno. Good for you getting back on the saddle!

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Old 07-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #18
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1. Who was your favorite teacher in school, and why?

2. If money were no object and you had a year to do anything at all you wanted, what would you do?

3. How do you want to be remembered when you are gone?

4. Would you get more satisfaction from preparing a perfect meal for ten people or from teaching those ten people how to prepare that meal?
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:17 AM   #19
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Do you have any pets?
Sweet or sour?
What personality trait do you most value in yourself?
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:52 AM   #20
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Damien is out fighting fires in NMexico...it may be a while until he can answer. I'm hoping he is safe.
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