JFF: Where are you from?

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I feel like now that we've moved I don't know you guys anymore... If you're willing to share, what country are you from? I know a few of you but...

I'm from the Western US.

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I'm originally from Minnesota, but I have lived in the great state of Misery (Missouri) for the last 36 years. In other words, I'm a newcomer by local standards.
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We've been working alongside each other for months and I had no idea you lived in Missouri. I've always imagined you in Minnesota. Maybe it's because you do the whole "you betcha" vernacular so well, lol. 
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After 36 years, I still have a Minnesota accent, ya sure you betcha.

I volunteered at KSJN (now KNOW) during pledge drive before Garrison Keeler's "A Prairie Home Companion" went national.

I tend to be careful about disclosing personal information online.
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I am from Kolkata (Calcutta), India.
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I've been to India but never to Calcutta. Oh, so many places to travel and so little money, lol. 
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I was in Delhi as a child. I passed out in the heat at the Taj Mahal.
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Pibby,

Summer time in Delhi is too hot. That's why most of the people from the western countries do not visit Delhi during Summer season. Winter time is awesome there. Temperature remains C to 15°C at that time.
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Suzy,

Where did you visit when you came to India?

Most of the foreigners who visit India, do not come to Kolkata and the eastern part of India, because there are not very popular tourist spots at this region.

These are some of the popular tourist locations in India where the foreigners love to visit (I am writing the name of the states):

Rajasthan
Kerala
Tamilnadu
Maharashtra
Goa
Delhi
Andhra Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Kashmir (Now closed due to political reason with Pakistan)
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Stockholm, Sweden.
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I love that city. I was only there once for a few days but it was a lovely time. And I always say that Scandinavians know how to live - oh, how my country could learn a lot from Sweden. I think I've told Peter similar things, too. 
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Copenhagen, Denmark, home of Borgen, Lars von Trier and Lukas Graham.
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Yay, Copenhagen! Yay, Scandinavia!
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Haacht, Belgium, voted best beer in the world last year by ratebeer.com.

If you had a different user name on the IMDb message boards, it would be interesting to mention this (e.g. Peter is pbn, Jen is yrnej, etc.)
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Good point leavey-2, I am, indeed yrnej. :)
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Khaled Kalache

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Algeria
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The Netherlands, nearby Amsterdam
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Jen, et al,

The following FAQs may be relevant:
FAQ: Poll Authors
FAQ:What Time Zone are you in?
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Hollywood North. (Southern Ontario region, Canada)
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I thought BC was Hollywood North, and the Toronto area was the NYC/NJ version of north?
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BC is Hollywood North, Pacific region

Alberta to Manitoba is Hollywood North, Prairie region

Nova Scotia is Hollywood North, Atlantic region

NYC/NJ is Hollywood East Coast
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I never knew all of that. 'Interesting.
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And Quebec? ;)
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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ArleneH

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New York
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Sdk ElMaruecan

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Morocco, currently in France
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Tehran, Iran

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I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the U.S. As an adult, I've lived in several places (from Chicago and NYC to West Virginia) in the States and, for a year, in Nanjing China. I've also lived in Pittsburgh a couple times in adulthood.

This thread reminds me a bit of some great threads from the old poll board that I meant to copy and paste and repost here but didn't because I was sick and didn't find the time before the poll board was closed. This was a good idea, Jen, because I've felt like you have since we've moved. We had a really cohesive community and I feel like that's been shaken. I miss some people who didn't make the move and am so glad for the people who have come along. It all still feels unfamiliar, though. These threads and things like the Oscar predictions help, I think. :-)
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Thanks Ruby. Where do you live now?
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Central Illinois 
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I'm a recently dethroned Tsar, residing in Brooklyn, NY.  Signed, the Artist Formerly Known as Tsarstepan.

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Tsar,

In our hearts and minds you will always be our shining tsar.
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Yay Tsar!!! I hoped you'd join us!
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i'm from new york...lived briefly in chicago and nashville, but came back to the only place i truly ever called home...

'cause you can never truly leave new york...
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I'm from Elda, a city in Eastern Spain. You might have heard of our footwear industry
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Tlalpan, a Burough in southern Mexico City, Mexico.

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Bump!
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I'm from Toronto, Canada but currently living in Waterloo, Ontario for school
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Is it weird to you to see so many uses of Toronto in films and TV as other towns? Or are you used to it?