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Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2006, 10:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By mediaguru

Re: GMAT- Experience of Taking This?

I took the GMAT in 2000 before applying to some business schools. I strongly recommend getting the books and computer software at least. You have to practise a lot. The scoring system places an...
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2006, 11:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By mediaguru

PAL Slingbox + Freeview?

I was just going to ask if anyone had hooked up a Slingbox (www.slingmedia.com) to a Freeview box to watch UK TV in the US over broadband when I realized that there'd be an NTSC/PAL problem. So I...
Forum: USA
May 12th 2005, 9:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By mediaguru

English tea more available?

Is it just me or is true English tea becoming more available at the local supermarket? I can buy both PG Tips and Harrogate Yorkshire Gold and Red in 40 bag boxes easily now at prices lower than on...
Forum: USA
May 12th 2005, 9:19 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 4,834
Posted By mediaguru

Re: US names

Does the source of that quote predate the film? Madison was obviously a name prior to the film as it was the name of a street but its use as a girl's name apparently didn't start until after the...
Forum: USA
May 12th 2005, 8:03 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 4,834
Posted By mediaguru

Smile Re: US names

Apparently "Madison", one of the most popular girls names here in the US came from the movie Splash where the mermaid played by Daryl Hannah (a silly unisex name if I ever saw one) chose it by...
Forum: USA
Mar 17th 2005, 11:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By mediaguru

Lightbulb Re: US vs UK -- Where is it better to raise your kids?

I've got two kids, one 4 years old and one 6, both girls. We've been in the US for 8 years now and they were both born here. Here's a few things I've learnt:

1. Where you live will determine what...
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2005, 3:16 am
Replies: 100
Views: 7,028
Posted By mediaguru

When did aeroplane become airplane?

This isn't a troll, I just remember that I used to use the word "aeroplane" and even remember learning how to spell it back in England, but at some point I switched to using and saying "airplane"....
Forum: USA
Feb 28th 2005, 11:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By mediaguru

Re: The Oscars ... any thoughts?

1989 Bit Awards: Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood took over from Noel Edmunds and delivered a show that was soooo aweful it was hysterical. My whole family were on the floor crying with laughter. :eek:
...
Forum: USA
Feb 28th 2005, 10:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,305
Posted By mediaguru

Re: Claiming VAT back on return to US??

Yeah, watch this - I unluckily got a complete rollocking from the female HM Customs officer in the departure lounge when I wasn't able to show her all the Doc Martens I'd bought and put in my checked...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 26th 2005, 12:52 am
Replies: 2
Views: 911
Posted By mediaguru

Benefits of working in UAE/Dubai

Hi Folks,

I'm interested in the pros/cons to working in Dubai, especially compared to the USA. I've been expat in America for about 10 years now and prior to that I was in Japan for 4 years....
Forum: USA
Feb 24th 2005, 10:35 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By mediaguru

Talking Re: American buffet restaurants

One buffet I went to - a Chinese one, had: "Kids: 25 cents per year" and that got me wondering how they kept track on when you last paid and how 25 cents was really cheap for a year's worth of food....
Forum: USA
Feb 24th 2005, 10:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By mediaguru

Thumbs up Re: Phone calls

If you really want to use a mobile phone for international calls, the best system is to use Gorilla Mobile - www.gorillamobile.com. They are only 5c per minute and charge to your credit card. You...
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