Originally posted by Expat888
I admit english is not my native language as am japanese .... I did state that I am currently VISITING in vietnam - though doubt it will clear up
misconceptions by those who dont pay attention to details .. or who wish to nitpick for whatever reason ... and yes there are asian expats as well
... its not only westerners who live as expats ...
I have some SERIOUS doubts about your story. Where to begin...
OK first you say you are Japanese. Your diction and sentence structure is not at all like most Japanese who have learned English as a second language.
But that in itself does not tell us anything, right? Maybe your story is complex or unusual.
So I went back and looked at some of your older posts. In your introductory thread
say you are "ex military." Since you are claiming to be a Japanese person that means you served in the jietai ("Self defense forces") right? Funny
because most Japanese do not call the jietai "military" and if you served in them you would especially know this. This is because the "military" is
specifically outlawed by article 42 of the Japaneze constitution. Instead there is the "self defense forces" or jietai, which is supposed to be
different from a military, even if in actual fact it is not so different. But All Japanese learn this in school and for somebody who was in the Jietai
to call it military ("guntai") would be a major slip. Your English is clearly good enough to tell the difference, too.
But, I say, let's give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe there is an explanation.
Then I saw This post that you wrote:
I havent worked or lived in the u.s since 1980. Left out of disgust. I dont get taxed on my earnings wouldnt pay anyway. am quite self
sufficient and live an nice quiet simple life without need of any government or leaders and dont acknowledge any.. Havent supported any of it since
left the military after my 4th tour in vietnam when was young and stupid.
Here you state you "left the US," implying you are American, and moreover tha you served 4 tours in Vietnam!
Japan did not fight in the Vietnam war! It seems in this post you are claiming to be a US Vietnam vet rather than a Japanese citizen.
And then there is your claim to be an "expat." If you are Japanese, where are you working and living as an expat? Not Vietnam, because you say you are
just visiting. Not Japan, because you say you are Japanese, and an expat lives in a different country than his motherland by definition, right? Not
the US, because you say you "left in disgust." Are we now to believe you are living in a fourth
and yet unmentioned land? You see why I'm
having doubts now?
Why don't you tell us the truth about yourself? Because the posts you made are not adding up. Maybe I am mistaken, perhaps there is a perfectly
reasonable explanation for your claims that don't seem to make sense. If so, I apologize. But I think you need to clear up who you are because it
directly effects the core measage of this thread.
edit on 9-11-2012 by KarensHoliday because: (no reason given)