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    xixi. nice to see you guys here again.
    Chinese Festival has been finished.
    Usually it would last seven days.

    Sir Ron, thanks for that you corrected my english mistakes again. I've been able to get new english knowledge from you all the time.

    Chinese buddy, happy new year and thanks that you explain that chinese festival to those foreign guys so well. I even do not know it's called "Solar Calendar". What a shame!
    Btw, what means "monkey business"? are you cursing me?

    Sir tdol, monkey around? God, what was it supposed to mean? I find it in dictionary that means " idle"?

    Sir head Red5, thanks. xixi, I'm guessing you won't know which day is the next Chinese New Year.

    Lastly, I don't know how to explain it. Hmm, this year is my local year because i was born in the Monkey Year 24 years ago. So I'm the monkey king.xixi.

    Here is a such nice place. I want to introduce my sister to come here. But i'm not sure whether she would have enough time because she's falling in love with a guy.
    Sobbing, even her brother, me, have not had a lover yet, I don't know why she's so eager for that.

    Ps. Sir Ron, is it true that American young people don't care the sexual problem and often have sex before graduation from high-school? It's amazing for me because they're too young.

    And now many of Chinese are focusing on two issues related to America.
    One is your Run for the President, maybe it will be the competition between Kerry and Bush?

    the other is Oscar. I'm a movie fan so really excited to wait for the result.
    Maybe the best movie of The Year is undoubtedly <The king of the rings 3---the return of the king> .
    As for the best actress, Charizz Theron, who's the great actress,I think.
    She's been attracting me because what beautiful she is, but in <Monster>, how ugly she became. God, have you guys seen <Monster>? It's a tragic movie, too much. Such movie can't be shown in China forever.

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    'To monkey around' is to behave in a silly way or to do things that are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric2004

    Ps. Sir Ron, is it true that American young people don't care the sexual problem and often have sex before graduation from high-school? It's amazing for me because they're too young.
    I think some 20% or so have sex before graduation from high school.

    What do you mean by "don't care the sexual problem"?

    Quote Originally Posted by eric2004
    And now many of Chinese are focusing on two issues related to America.
    One is your Run for the President, maybe it will be the competition between Kerry and Bush?
    Yes, it looks right now like it will be Kerry vs. Bush, but it is too early to be certain.

    Quote Originally Posted by eric2004
    the other is Oscar. I'm a movie fan so really excited to wait for the result.
    Maybe the best movie of The Year is undoubtedly <The king of the rings 3---the return of the king> .
    As for the best actress, Charizz Theron, who's the great actress,I think.
    She's been attracting me because what beautiful she is, but in <Monster>, how ugly she became. God, have you guys seen <Monster>? It's a tragic movie, too much. Such movie can't be shown in China forever.
    I understand Monster is about a female serial killer. I haven't seen it, and I am not sure I want to. How did you manage to see that movie if you can't see it in China?

    :)

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    The teenage pregnancy rate in the States is very high when compared to Europe, though that is down to inactivity here.

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    Nothing is serious

    Never mind! I am very much appreciated that you call me buddy!

    Chinese buddy, happy new year and thanks that you explain that chinese festival to those foreign guys so well. I even do not know it's called "Solar Calendar". What a shame!
    Btw, what means "monkey business"? are you cursing me?
    My best wish to you is that you will have a fruitful year!
    (monkey business) – Non, Non, Non – In

    Chinese, it is called the transaction is under the table! OK!]
    As a gentleman, I don’t swear!

    Sir tdol, monkey around? God, what was it supposed to mean? I find it in dictionary that means " idle"?
    The link: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...0698&dict=CALD

    By the way, I like to make friends with cynical persons because I am the one!

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    We have 'under the table' transactions in English too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The teenage pregnancy rate in the States is very high when compared to Europe, though that is down to inactivity here.
    Are they less sexually active in Europe or are they better at avoiding getting pregnant? (I imagine it varies from country to country.)

    :)

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    Better at avoidance- the rate in the US is over twelve times the rate in the Netherlands. The UK is the worst in the EU, but still way under the US rate.

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    Apparently, the level of sexual activity and the pregnancy rate are not directly related. I wonder who is more sexually active--European teens or American teens?

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    That I can't say. I believe there is plenty of such activity here. ;-0

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