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We all live out sort of in the suburbs in what we call bed towns, and so actually getting into school every morning, I'm studying Japanese here, I have to get up pretty early just to get onto the train, to then travel, commute, an hour in, to get to school on time, which of course I never do. I'm meant to be at school at about nine, which would mean, sort of leaving my house at about 8, getting up at 7. I know this is not shocking for a lot of people, but after the routine I had, it's a pretty shocking experience for me, especially the hour of commuting on the train where you're kept in like 最新癫痫治疗方法sardines, you just would never have in sort of London and London underground in England where I'm from. On the London Undeground if the trains full people wait for the next train. Here if the train is full, people just push and push until they get on so you can end up being stood, never get to sit down, just standing for an hour, like squashed up, like sardines, so by the time you get to school you're totally tired and then there's a school until lunch time and after lunch I always say I'm going to come back and study but I never do I always come back and fall fast asleep.
Todd: Mike, you were born in Croatia.
Mike: That's right.
Todd: Now you told me an interesting story about the necktie. Can you explain where the necktie came from?
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Todd: Wow, so today people wear neckties because of Croatia?
Mike: B南京治疗癫痫病那好ecause of Croatians and that doesn't make me feel any better because I hate wearing a necktie, but I guess I can't change history.