Wednesday, August 27, 2008
My Korea friend told me that in her country it isn’t bad manners slurp your noodles. IN fact, doing it you are saying that the food is rally delicious whereas if you do it in Brazil you will show that you are really impolite and makes a "desgusting" situation.
One thing that is really important to say: "to be on time when you have an appointment". I know how important is to be on time to other cultures. I don’t know which reason Brazilians are late every time. And the worst is they know that when they do it they could show disrespect to other people. This kind of things piss me off because I hate when I have to wait.
In Japan you have to take off your shoes when you enter in a house. In Brazil we don’t have this costume, just clean your shoes before and go ahead. To be honest, the first time that I did it was when I came to Canada.
Something that it isn’t too familiar is kissing somebody’s check. It’s acceptable to do it in your friends and even if you never saw this person in your life. There are some countries where it is unacceptable because could be considered disrespectful. Some years ago Brazilians used to give three kisses, until now some regions too. But actually it is more common just one kiss.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
On the other hand, there are a lot of differences between my city and Vancouver.
Tres Coracoes is a small city in South Minas Gerais. There are, more or less, 70 thousands inhabitants. There is just one University and it is not so good. People who lived there use to take care about your life, for example, they know what you have, what you do, where you go, what you bought and other things. Pele, the famous soccer player, born there but he did not grow up there. There are the best bakeries, where you can find a lot of delicious cakes, breads and cookies. Actually, it is not a good city to live or to find a good job. The develop is lag behind other cities near and this situation put us off. I am not disdain my city, but I do not want to live there again.
Vancouver is totally different. It is a big city in Canada. There are more or less 550 thousands inhabitants. There are a lot of places to visit and beautiful parks, where we can go to relax. We cannot forget to say about enticing stores. I feel that people here do not care about the other’s life and they really do not care what you are thinking about them. In my opinion, it is difficult to find a place to buy no-industrialized food. It is very safe and there are a good number of jobs here. Vancouver is the best city to live in Canada.
In my opinion globalization
Thursday, July 3, 2008
1- Playing football, I was the best. I think it is important to remind you that I am a black man.
2- I am a Canadian singer. I sung in a famous film Titanic. Before singing in this movie, I was not so famous.
3- While living in Europe, I became a famous soccer player. I would like to remind you that I am handsome.
4- After the USA caught me, they killed me because they believed that I helped to attack their country.
5- When some new students are doing the test, I am interviewing another one to know which level he will study.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
2- If she studied hard, the teacher will help her in the exam.
3- Unless you save money, you will not be able to buy your house.
4- In case I am sick, I will buy some medicines.
5- Because they fight yesterday, she is going to move to another homestay.
6- I have to pass a hard exam after I finish my college.
7- As soon as possible, I will visit you in Japan.
8- Once I study hard, I will pass my exam.
9- Before to say the truth to police, he tried to convence them that he didn't know anything.
10- Although she cooks very well, the dinner was terrible yesterday.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
One day I took a bus to go to somewhere but I cannot remember where. I was almost sleeping when somebody sat in the other bench and started to talk with me.
He asked me where I was going. I told him the place and he said that I had almost one hour to talk with him, because he was going to the same place.
I was tired and I did not want to talk with anybody but it was impossible, because he started and did not stop.
He asked me what was my name, what was my age and where I was from. I told him and I asked the same things for him.
After, he told me that I should not talk a lot with somebody who I did not know but with him I could because he was a good person.
In that moment I thought that he was a stupid person.
So, he told me that he had a lot of problems in his life. He started to explain that why I should not believe in everybody. He told me that many years ago he start to work a lot, because he would like to be rich. After to be rich, he would to have a girlfriend. So, he found the girl. He told me that his friend said for him that he should not believe in that girl, but he stayed very nervous with him. He continuous to tell me that he had a lot of problems in his life after it.
I asked him what happened, why he had problems with the girl.
He told me again when he met the girl, he had cars, apartments and other things more and that things were so interesting to the girl. He thought that he was interesting to the girl, but her things were interesting. He did know how he could be so stupid and never saw it.
He was very said and he started to explain that he might not believe in her, because she wanted his money. So, one day the girl said for him to help her friend, because he needed a job and he gave a job for him.
The man started to cry and told me that after one year the girl arrived in his house with the boy and said for him that she was going to live with another man. He said to her that she had to develop the things for him. She started to laugh and she said to him that all his things in that moment had a new owner. She said to him that his things will be her things.
So, finally the man told me that he lost all his things because the girl and his friend took and he stayed without anything. He needed to go to his friend house and the friend helped him, gave a job and a place to live. So, he told me that was the reason I had not to believe in everybody.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Now, here I am and I agree we can buy many cheap things here such as shoes, clothes, pants and others. If you bring a lot of things, when you come back, you will have problems with your baggage, so... YOU SHOULD NOT BRING A LOT OF THINGS.
About Vancouver... it is a beautiful city there are many parks to visit, like Stanley, Lyn Canion, Queen Elizabeth.
In the winter there are many mountains for skiing or snowboarding... If you go to Grousse Mountain you can enjoy and you will not spend a lot of money.
In the summer you can go to the beach... there are a lot of here...
The problem here is you can not drink bear on the street... so, do not forget it. You can not go to the beach with a lot of beers because you will have problemswith the police!!!
There are many different restaurants, you can find all kinds. Sometimes it is so expensive but you need to look for it. There are a lot of japanese food and it is cheap, you pay only CA$15 in all you can eat. It is a good choice.
Brazilian people always want to eat brazilian food... this is difficult... You can go to Samba but it is not so good. I went there, it was good, but I do not want to come back. However, you can try.
Finally... Vancouver is a good place to live!! ENJOY YOURSELF!!!!!!