Typical Conversation when meeting people in Australia:
A: "Hi, where are you from?"
Me: "I'm from America."
A: "I know that."
What I want to say: "THEN WHY DID YOU ASK?"
I honestly don't care what your English accent is as long as I can understand you. Most of the teachers here don't care, except for one, who gets upset whenever I write in American English during exercises in class. I use British spelling per her policy in assignments, but really, I grew up with one system for 21 years and you expect me to just forget it when we have to 5 minute exercises? DX
I have no opinion on which English system is better since the one I use is a blending of British and American spellings. I personally find it to be a very silly argument. Who cares if someone writes "color" or "colour?" They're both technically correct, so it really doesn't matter.
"It is nothing to die; it is horrible not to live."
From someone who's currently learning Chinese, simplified is a hell of a lot more convenient and easy than traditional, the reason the whole simplified version was created was to increase literacy since there were tons of characters for one meaning which makes it a bitch to write notes and vary words, where as simplified is only a few characters per word which change only due to grammer and meaning. It also works to simplify the drawing of characters, wherein you needed to do things perfect, exact, and complex, these have only varied in small places yet cut writing time in half.
My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don't get it, I can't do it.