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  • Message 51

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by geogheganjoe2003 (U15508560) on Wednesday, 16th January 2013

    hi
    Our names are joseph and dylin. we enjoyed reading your message.
    We are from Ireland. We learn Irish and English in school.
    Learning Irish is cool but sometimes its hard.

    We don't know much about Taiwan.
    Is it sunny or does it rain a lot?
    Dublin is the capital of Ireland, what is the capital of Taiwan?

    We like to play football and watch the Simpsons.
    What are your hobbies?

    Slan (Irish for Goodbye)

    Joseph and Dylin




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  • Message 52

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    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 17th January 2013

    Hello Joseph and Dylin~

    My name is Anita.
    Nice to meet you. smiley - smiley

    Our capital is Taipei where is north of Taiwan. Now is winter. It's pretty cold. When the cold front is coming. The temperature drops down quickly. Tonight it is coming again. I hope it can pass quickly.
    This year it rains a lot. I don't know why it rains more often than last years. That is strange. We don't have snow except mountains. Does Ireland snow a lot?

    Sorry~I don't know much about football. Maybe you can tell me more about football. Who is your favorite player? Which team do you support?
    In Taiwan we like to watch Doraemon, ATASHIn'CHI,and Case Closed. They all come from Japan.
    If you like, you can link the website. smiley - smiley
    Doraemon→Sorry I only find Japanese version.
    www.youtube.com/watc...
    ATASHIn'CHI→only find Chinese version.
    www.youtube.com/watc...
    Case Closed→This is English version.
    www.youtube.com/watc...

    I love to listen into music, and read the book. Do you like to listen into music?

    Learning Irish is cool. Isn't it your mother language? What is your mother language?

    Hope I can receipt your reply.
    Have a great day

    Anita

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  • Message 53

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    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Thursday, 17th January 2013

    Hello Anita smiley - rose smiley - rose!!

    Ok I will find some time to put my photos on my balcony! 

    Belonging to the British culture there is a children's nursery rhyme " about Magpies traditional in that region, though there is a considerable variation in the lyrics used the basic and best known version tells :

    One for sorrow,
    Two for joy,
    Three for a girl,
    Four for a boy,
    Five for silver,
    Six for gold,
    Seven for a secret never to be told.

    A few time ago The Independent had a headline " One for Sorrow sees Magpie Owen playing a mug's punter game.
    A siesta after lunch is seen only for kindergarten, after this there is only a lunch break for one hour. To apply for a University here you have tests, but the most wanted ones are the public free of charge, usually the exam is super difficult and the ones who coursed a public high school won't have conditions to be aproved. This left wing government is estabilishing quotes, 50% of vacancies are destinated to public schools students and afro brazilians...I see as a dangerous populism to separte people by races. Well, to apply for a job is necessary to know English and Spanish as almost all America - except the Guianas - speaks this language. Others extra courses may help but they aren't a decisive factor to get a job. I'm a civil service worker, for this I took a test and was approved, in all the country there are thousands studying for tests to enter to the civil service, a covetous job due to reasonables or very good salaries and offers stability until your retirement. A job for life.

    In certain islands on the South Pacific is still common to keep the teenager girl in a tent for six months to fat, the fatter the girl the prettier she is, then she will be able to get married smiley - sadface !!

    Have a great day seeing Magpies smiley - winkeye!!!

    Mark

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  • Message 54

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    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Thursday, 17th January 2013

    Hello Lara !!

    Yesterday I was impressed watching reveillon in London this year, available in YouTube in Full HD, what a wonderful show at the banks of river Thames, London Eye was changing colours and releasing multicoloured fireworks, the only drawback was the cold, but even so I would love to be there. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQU7r8yXpP4

    Yes, I have seen photos of people at the side of Michelangelo, an imponent sculpture, I have also a presentation showing the Vatican Museum, amazing how they keep archeological objects over there, I still will know this museum...I have visited the British, Louvre and Rijksmuseum...another interesting one is the Vasa, showing an ancient ship.

    Here the most interesting business is founding a new church, it is astonishing how turning a corner you see a new one, they promise paradise on Earth...but for this you have to deliver your money to God...or his representative here, the church owner. Well, Economic situation is stable here, this doesn't mean a boom in employs, there are much more people graduating than jobs available, if you apply for a Trainee position the proportion is two vacancies for a thousand candidates. The left wing government is blind and don't make alliances with others markets to increase exportations like Chile for exemple that has alliances with Asia and USA for free commerce. The left wing vision is only Venezuela and Argentina, Chavez and Kirchner, with Lula they could form the Three Stooges in South America. Mercosul is only a joke, in practice there are a lot of commercial bareers among the members. However the EU is enhancing while nationalities are weakening, mankind is yearning for global unity and peace. In the 1970s globalism seemed light-years away. Today it is knocking on our doors. Clearly, we are on the road to a one-world system.

    Have a great day my dear friend smiley - hug!!!
    Mark 
    Hi Mark!!
    How are you today? I'm so tired, too much work smiley - smiley!!
    In Italy in this moment is 9 pm in the evening and it is snowing...what a wonderful landscape!!
    I love sitting in my house, in front of a crackling fire and see the snow outside the window...I am a romantic and dreaming person smiley - smiley!!

    Reveillon in London is beautiful, some years ago I went to London to met an hold friend that lives there and I celebrated the New Years Eve on the river Thames...fantastic!!! Another beautiful place to visit in december is Vienna, an historical city with old buildings with a lot of decorations!!
    Yes of course, in these place the climate is very cold, but I am insured to cold...usually in north of Italy in winter the wether forecast are very bad smiley - smiley!!

    The most interesting business is founding a new church?? it is a very strange and curious thing smiley - smiley
    In Italy Church promise heaven after death...but to obtain this you have to deliver your money to god because praying is not enough smiley - smiley!!
    In Italy we have Vatican city, the "house" of the Pope and this demostrates the falsity of the Church...they are very, very, very rich and they preach poverty and charity!!!

    The economic situation in Italy and in some other European countries it is not so good and I think that the main culprits are the people who govern the country!!They are taking away the freedom and the dreams to the citizens...it is very sad!! Probabily we will become like puppets smiley - smiley!!

    The comapny where I work would like to trade with Brasil, but we found it is not as simple as it seems...too much taxes and bureaucracy smiley - smiley!!

    Tell me something about your country, the sea, the hinterland...remember, I am a traveller like you smiley - smiley!!

    greetings my dear friend!!!

    Lara

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  • Message 55

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    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Thursday, 17th January 2013

    hi
    Our names are joseph and dylin. we enjoyed reading your message.
    We are from Ireland. We learn Irish and English in school.
    Learning Irish is cool but sometimes its hard.

    We don't know much about Taiwan.
    Is it sunny or does it rain a lot?
    Dublin is the capital of Ireland, what is the capital of Taiwan?

    We like to play football and watch the Simpsons.
    What are your hobbies?

    Slan (Irish for Goodbye)

    Joseph and Dylin




     
    Hi Joseph and Dylin,

    welcome on BBC board, how are you??
    I'm Lara and I come from Italy!!
    Two years ago I visited the south and the west coast of Ireland with my boyfriends!!
    you are very luky to live in Ireland, there are beautiful landscape, the people are so nice and the Guinnes is very very good...I love it smiley - smiley!!

    Where do youlive exactly??

    Ciao (Italy for hello)

    Lara

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  • Message 56

    , in reply to message 49.

    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Saturday, 19th January 2013

    Dear Lara and Mark~
    How are you recently?
    I started my winter vacation. But this time I don’t have any casual time because I have to prepare tests for the next semesters; that is International Trade certification and DELE 1A. smiley - sadface They are pretty hard, but I have confidence. smiley - smiley

    I think you maybe be confused why I always have a lot of tests and gets a lot of certifications, because in Taiwan we want to let the companies know we have the ability which they want, and we can process the things, so we will get the licenses to keep competition.
    Now many companies also take the experience into account, not only working but the club. After class sometimes we go to work or attend the club. The companies think that can let us learn how to interact with others.
    Do brazil/Italy students do the same things as we? Do the companies have the same thoughts as ours?

    Sorry I speak so far.
    Recently, I read an interesting culture on the book. I would like to share it with you. Wish you would like it. smiley - smiley

    Have you heard of Myanmar? Which is also called Burma. Before 1989 Myanmar was called Burma, but now it is called Myanmar. Sometimes we see the media use Burma instead of Myanmar, because they get used to it.

    In the country they don’t have the surname. If you see Aung San Suu Kyi, that is her name no containing surname. When Aung San Suu Kyi was young, people called her “Ma” Suu. Now people call her “Daw” Suu. (according to her age)

    About male, if he is under 18, people add “Mung” before his name; if he is an adolescent, people add “Ko” before his name; if he is over 40, people add “U” before his name.

    When baby is born in Myanmar, their parents will invite the Buddhist to their home. They use the syllable to make a name for the baby. After baby groups up and has a job, the Buddhist will follow their job and add the different articles in front of their name. So they can distinguish different people.

    That is interesting.

    Anita 
    Hi Anita!!
    how are you??
    today the weather is very very bad, it is snowing...all the streets and the parks are white...wonderful!!!
    But now I am waiting for summer, hot temperature and sun smiley - smiley!!! I love sunbathing and swimming in warm sea water smiley - smiley!!

    Venice Carnival will start on 28 january and will continue until 12 february!! Maybe this year I will go to see it!!
    When will start the Chinese New Year? I'm very courious to see some photos about your New Year's Eve!!

    I read your messag about Taiwan Universities and Companies and I tell you that in Italy is the same...
    The students have to pass a lot of test, get a lot of certifications and do many hours of practice in the companies, in this way they can have experience and this is very important beacuse the companies are looking for people with studies but also experienced.
    Unfortunately, sometimes people are not engage for their merits but because they are relatives of someone very important...this is very sad but it is a frequantly recurring situation!!

    Bye bye
    Lara

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  • Message 57

    , in reply to message 54.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Monday, 21st January 2013

    Hello Lara !!!

    Just to be clear, I was speaking about neopentecostal churches; one of them is rebuilding King Solomon's Temple not in Jerusalem but here in São Paulo promising to keep the original details, hope they are successful and this new temple becomes a touristic attraction in a city deprived of beautiful nature or archeological ensembles.

    Visiting Venice is my real dream, I will do it soon in summer when all tourists seat on the chairs in a square to speak about life. A former soap opera "Por Amor" has scenes recorded there, hence forth this city is always in my dreams, Europe is fascinating. Even Bond was there, remember ? smiley - winkeye !!

    Last carnival I went to the falls on the South, I had always seen in pictures and even heard about them but when you see with your own eyes you become really amazed with such beautiful nature, the atmosphere in the Hostel Klein was fantastic too when we meet a French girl, a pair from UK, the guy was so white that after a time in the pool he was looking a shrimp with people making jokes. The hostel took us to visit the Argentinian side where you find the Devil's Throat, another fantastic place. The infra structure in the park is perfect, there are free buses riding along it all the time and a small train too. Perfect place to come with your boyfriend on holidays !! Well, there a lot of stairs in the pathway so you need good legs.

    In Greece they found a new culprit for the crisis...the tourist !!! The Police on pretext of hunting illegal immigrants is arresting and spanking backpackers, the US State Department released an warning to avoid this country. Anyway last year I have a workmate that was there and returned enchanted.

    Valentine's day is celebrated here in another date and is called "Dia dos Namorados" so no one links it to a saint, I tell you more about this in another message. In the momment all subjects and eyes are turned to carnival and the best samba lyrics.

    Have a fantastic week smiley - hug!!!
    Mark

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  • Message 58

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by mav1923 (U15584752) on Monday, 21st January 2013

    hey there
    i would love to speak English with you. Whenever u want, u can send me a mail. catch u later

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  • Message 59

    , in reply to message 52.

    Posted by geogheganjoe2003 (U15508560) on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

    Hello Joseph and Dylin~

    My name is Anita.
    Nice to meet you. smiley - smiley

    Our capital is Taipei where is north of Taiwan. Now is winter. It's pretty cold. When the cold front is coming. The temperature drops down quickly. Tonight it is coming again. I hope it can pass quickly.
    This year it rains a lot. I don't know why it rains more often than last years. That is strange. We don't have snow except mountains. Does Ireland snow a lot?

    Sorry~I don't know much about football. Maybe you can tell me more about football. Who is your favorite player? Which team do you support?
    In Taiwan we like to watch Doraemon, ATASHIn'CHI,and Case Closed. They all come from Japan.
    If you like, you can link the website. smiley - smiley
    Doraemon→Sorry I only find Japanese version.
    www.youtube.com/watc...
    ATASHIn'CHI→only find Chinese version.
    www.youtube.com/watc...
    Case Closed→This is English version.
    www.youtube.com/watc...

    I love to listen into music, and read the book. Do you like to listen into music?

    Learning Irish is cool. Isn't it your mother language? What is your mother language?

    Hope I can receipt your reply.
    Have a great day

    Anita
     
    Hi Anita

    In Ireland it is usually cold except in Summer. We get a small bit of snow evvery year.

    We play gaelic football in Ireland. We live in County Meath and we support the Meath football team.Our favourite player is Damian Carroll.
    Here is a link

    www.google.ie/imgres...

    WE like music too. We like Olly Murs, The Script and Gangnam style.
    Do you like gangnam style?

    We live inthe country. There are lots of fields, farms and animals.Are you a person who likes doing things outdoors. do you like fishing.

    Best Wishes

    Joey and Dylin

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  • Message 60

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by BBandrea (U15588533) on Thursday, 24th January 2013

    Hi Anita ,Nice to meet you ! I am Andrea from Hong Kong which is a city you much heard before.

    It is nice to hear you talk about the thing in Taiwan where I have not been there before.

    andrea

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  • Message 61

    , in reply to message 57.

    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Sunday, 27th January 2013

    Hello Lara !!!

    Just to be clear, I was speaking about neopentecostal churches; one of them is rebuilding King Solomon's Temple not in Jerusalem but here in São Paulo promising to keep the original details, hope they are successful and this new temple becomes a touristic attraction in a city deprived of beautiful nature or archeological ensembles.

    Visiting Venice is my real dream, I will do it soon in summer when all tourists seat on the chairs in a square to speak about life. A former soap opera "Por Amor" has scenes recorded there, hence forth this city is always in my dreams, Europe is fascinating. Even Bond was there, remember ? smiley - winkeye !!

    Last carnival I went to the falls on the South, I had always seen in pictures and even heard about them but when you see with your own eyes you become really amazed with such beautiful nature, the atmosphere in the Hostel Klein was fantastic too when we meet a French girl, a pair from UK, the guy was so white that after a time in the pool he was looking a shrimp with people making jokes. The hostel took us to visit the Argentinian side where you find the Devil's Throat, another fantastic place. The infra structure in the park is perfect, there are free buses riding along it all the time and a small train too. Perfect place to come with your boyfriend on holidays !! Well, there a lot of stairs in the pathway so you need good legs.

    In Greece they found a new culprit for the crisis...the tourist !!! The Police on pretext of hunting illegal immigrants is arresting and spanking backpackers, the US State Department released an warning to avoid this country. Anyway last year I have a workmate that was there and returned enchanted.

    Valentine's day is celebrated here in another date and is called "Dia dos Namorados" so no one links it to a saint, I tell you more about this in another message. In the momment all subjects and eyes are turned to carnival and the best samba lyrics.

    Have a fantastic week smiley - hug!!!
    Mark 
    Hi Mark!!!
    How are you??
    mmmm...I didn't understand your speech about churches, I don't know what is King Solomon's Temple!! What type of religion do you have in Brasil?
    I am ignorant in this matter smiley - smiley!!

    "Por Amor"? I don't know this soap opera, I serach it in internet!! I have to say that in the last years the Italian television is broadcasting a lot of sud American's soap opera!!

    You spoke about falls on the South!! Where are located?? Could you give me a web site where I can see they?? I am very courius and I need information, in this way I can organize my future travels smiley - smiley!!
    These places should be really beautiful, you have visited it and you talk about it in a wonderful way smiley - smiley!!

    Greece in this moment has a strong economic crisis and it is on the brink of the grave!! Maybe it will fail but you must visit it!!
    There are some places that worth a visit!! I have been in Greece two times, the first in Creta and the second in Lefkada, two beautiful islands!!

    The weekend is over and tomorrow I'm going to work...I am very sad smiley - sadface!!
    I am waiting for the next weekend and for your message with a description of your "Saint Valentin's day" smiley - smiley!!
    Are you in love? Do you have a girlfriend?? smiley - smiley

    Have a nice week!!
    Kisses

    Lara

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  • Message 62

    , in reply to message 61.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Monday, 28th January 2013

    Ciao Lara smiley - rose!!!

    The country awakened today still shocked with the blaze on the south that killed two hundred clubbers, a few of them that survived told the bodyguards closed the doors requiring the payment before they leave. It seems that a succession of mistakes triggered the tragedy, the roof had inflamable material, the band used pyrotechnics in a closed room, there was only one exit without signals, and so on...
    The Iguazu Falls (cataratas do Iguaçu) on the south are a wonderful place to spend some days and relax, they have a large volume of water , no doubts it is the most beautiful border in the world; originally there was another one named "Sete Quedas" buried forever by the waters of Itaipu Usine forming an artificial lake. Visiting Iguaçu there are tours to the usine but I really don't find it worth to see, it is a giant construction with gates controlling the flow of water.

    Valentine's Day (Dia dos Namorados) is celebrated on 12th June, the date was changed in the past to join 13th June, San Anton Day which is told to be a wedding patron on the north where there is a very strong influence of the Church of Rome, commercial reasons to move local economy. In a city they cut the trunk of a tree which is carried in a procession to the city main square to make a bonfire, every girl wanting to find a pair or to get pregnant shall touch it www.google.com.br/se...

    Have a nice working week my dear friend, next week I leave to Rio for carnival smiley - magic, hope the weather helps, it has been only drizzling here smiley - sadface!!
    Mark



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  • Message 63

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    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Monday, 4th February 2013

    Hi my dear friend Mark!!!
    how are you? today is monday and it is the hardest day of the week, returning to the work is very difficoult smiley - smiley!!

    The last week I heard something about the fatal accident happened in Brasil! I think this event shocked not only the Brasil but the whole world!!
    200 young peple died in a discoteque, the band used pyrotechnics in a closed room...it is terrible!!

    Oh, I know Iguazu Falls...I saw a documentary about this beautiful falls and I was enchanted!!!
    Brasil has everything, beautiful beaches with a more beautiful sea, falls, forests, big cities...and the people who live there is nice!!

    Valentine's Day on 13th June? it is strange, I always thought that St. Valentine's Day was the same day all over the world!! I learn something smiley - smiley!!
    Wow I saw some images about this celebration in Brasil, it is wonderful and I am sure that partecipate to this event should be a unique experience!!
    In italy St. Valentine's Day is a commercial festivity...only on this day people feel compelled to give something to their love, it is very sad!!
    We have to learn to celebrate love every day of our life smiley - smiley!!

    Have a nice week Mark!!

    Lara

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  • Message 64

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    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Wednesday, 6th February 2013

    Ciao Lara smiley - rose smiley - rose!!

    Let me send e-mails for you, there isn't anything offensive and you can opt out at any momment you want, just replying with "remove", yesterday I sent another message in English - powerpoint - to a few places around the world.
    Well, today I asked a transfer to the hostel in Rio , the metro doesn't get into the airport like CDG or Heathrow, I suppose it is cheaper than taking a taxi. Still have to check airtickets and prepare a backpack, inside the country it is easier, not necessary to have a Cash Travel Card. From next Saturday to half of Wednesday the country stops and not only Rio has carnival but the small capitals on the northeast too, Salvador has electric floats dragging multitudes, an Abada costs 1,000 bucks (official t-shirt of the block) www.google.com.br/se... until a few years ago the feast went for the whole week but then industries and commerce decided to stop it on Wednesday.

    I'm leaving the house I live and in process of moving to an apartment, one of the reasons is the high tax, next to the main commercial street the annual property tax is 2,000 bucks; very expensive.
    I will visit Roma and Venice soon, Italy is super interesting !!

    Have a good carnival smiley - magic!!

    Mark

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  • Message 65

    , in reply to message 53.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Hello Anita smiley - rose smiley - rose!!

    Ok I will find some time to put my photos on my balcony! 

    Belonging to the British culture there is a children's nursery rhyme " about Magpies traditional in that region, though there is a considerable variation in the lyrics used the basic and best known version tells :

    One for sorrow,
    Two for joy,
    Three for a girl,
    Four for a boy,
    Five for silver,
    Six for gold,
    Seven for a secret never to be told.

    A few time ago The Independent had a headline " One for Sorrow sees Magpie Owen playing a mug's punter game.
    A siesta after lunch is seen only for kindergarten, after this there is only a lunch break for one hour. To apply for a University here you have tests, but the most wanted ones are the public free of charge, usually the exam is super difficult and the ones who coursed a public high school won't have conditions to be aproved. This left wing government is estabilishing quotes, 50% of vacancies are destinated to public schools students and afro brazilians...I see as a dangerous populism to separte people by races. Well, to apply for a job is necessary to know English and Spanish as almost all America - except the Guianas - speaks this language. Others extra courses may help but they aren't a decisive factor to get a job. I'm a civil service worker, for this I took a test and was approved, in all the country there are thousands studying for tests to enter to the civil service, a covetous job due to reasonables or very good salaries and offers stability until your retirement. A job for life.

    In certain islands on the South Pacific is still common to keep the teenager girl in a tent for six months to fat, the fatter the girl the prettier she is, then she will be able to get married smiley - sadface !!

    Have a great day seeing Magpies smiley - winkeye!!!

    Mark

     
    Dear Mark
    Thanks a lot~ I got it.

    Eight you Live
    Nine you Die
    Ten you eat a bogey pie!

    Interesting!!!!!!

    I envy you. You really have a good job in Brazil. Truly many people want to become a civil service worker in every place. As a civil service has a lot of good advantages such as a stable salary, and on time to get off work, having more free time to do what you want…etc, but before that you have to take a lot of effort. smiley - sadface


    I guess the carnival is going to start. What date is that day? Have you ready to go there? I hope the weather is good now, and I can’t wait to see your sharing. smiley - smiley

    Now I am waiting for Chinese New Year. It is on Feb. 9. It’s a big festival for us. We, Vietnamese and Korean celebrate New Year Day at the same day. We follow the lunar calendar.
    On that day my relative will come back and have a reunion dinner together. There is crowded and busy, and the atmosphere really festive at my home.

    By the way~ I add my cousin's wedding photo on my FB. I think it may be different from yours. Welcome to my FB. My name is Anita Chang. I wear a green T-shirt and with three children.

    Have a great day~

    Anita

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  • Message 66

    , in reply to message 56.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Dear Lara and Mark~
    How are you recently?
    I started my winter vacation. But this time I don’t have any casual time because I have to prepare tests for the next semesters; that is International Trade certification and DELE 1A. smiley - sadface They are pretty hard, but I have confidence. smiley - smiley

    I think you maybe be confused why I always have a lot of tests and gets a lot of certifications, because in Taiwan we want to let the companies know we have the ability which they want, and we can process the things, so we will get the licenses to keep competition.
    Now many companies also take the experience into account, not only working but the club. After class sometimes we go to work or attend the club. The companies think that can let us learn how to interact with others.
    Do brazil/Italy students do the same things as we? Do the companies have the same thoughts as ours?

    Sorry I speak so far.
    Recently, I read an interesting culture on the book. I would like to share it with you. Wish you would like it. smiley - smiley

    Have you heard of Myanmar? Which is also called Burma. Before 1989 Myanmar was called Burma, but now it is called Myanmar. Sometimes we see the media use Burma instead of Myanmar, because they get used to it.

    In the country they don’t have the surname. If you see Aung San Suu Kyi, that is her name no containing surname. When Aung San Suu Kyi was young, people called her “Ma” Suu. Now people call her “Daw” Suu. (according to her age)

    About male, if he is under 18, people add “Mung” before his name; if he is an adolescent, people add “Ko” before his name; if he is over 40, people add “U” before his name.

    When baby is born in Myanmar, their parents will invite the Buddhist to their home. They use the syllable to make a name for the baby. After baby groups up and has a job, the Buddhist will follow their job and add the different articles in front of their name. So they can distinguish different people.

    That is interesting.

    Anita 
    Hi Anita!!
    how are you??
    today the weather is very very bad, it is snowing...all the streets and the parks are white...wonderful!!!
    But now I am waiting for summer, hot temperature and sun smiley - smiley!!! I love sunbathing and swimming in warm sea water smiley - smiley!!

    Venice Carnival will start on 28 january and will continue until 12 february!! Maybe this year I will go to see it!!
    When will start the Chinese New Year? I'm very courious to see some photos about your New Year's Eve!!

    I read your messag about Taiwan Universities and Companies and I tell you that in Italy is the same...
    The students have to pass a lot of test, get a lot of certifications and do many hours of practice in the companies, in this way they can have experience and this is very important beacuse the companies are looking for people with studies but also experienced.
    Unfortunately, sometimes people are not engage for their merits but because they are relatives of someone very important...this is very sad but it is a frequantly recurring situation!!

    Bye bye
    Lara 
    Dear Lara~
    How are you?
    I’m sorry to hear that you aren’t good. I hope everything will be fine now. smiley - smiley
    Recently, the weather is great, it is sunny day no rain no cold front, it is very good, but it turns bad during Chinese New Year. Every year when we celebrate the new year, it is always cold. Sadly~
    Chinese New Year is on Feb. 9. We follow the lunar calendar. On that day all of my relatives and I will go back to our grandma’s home. We will have a reunion dinner together. I can’t wait to see my relatives, because we didn’t see each other for a long time.
    After that I would like to share the photos with you and Mark. smiley - smiley
    By the way~ We,Vietnamese and Korean celebrate the New Year Day at the same day.

    How was your Venice Carnival? Have you been there?

    I hope everything will be good to you.
    Wish you have a good day~

    Anita

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  • Message 67

    , in reply to message 66.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Lara~I add my cousin's wedding on my FB. If you have free time, welcome to my FB.
    The name of the album is "Wedding". smiley - smiley

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  • Message 68

    , in reply to message 59.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Hello Joey and Dylin
    Nice to see you again, and really sorry for my really late reply.
    This week there was a Super Ball n the U.S.A. Many people watched it. I wanted to cheer with those fans so that I tried to find some ways to follow it on line. Unfortunately, it was in vain. smiley - sadface Did you watch it?
    Are you guys students? Do you join the school’s football team?

    Yes, I love Gangnam style. It’s good to hear. His dance is easy to learn. Many people try to imitate their dance, so do I. haha~
    Recently I’m waiting for Chinese New Year. Maybe next time I can find some relevant Chinese New Year songs to share with you. smiley - smiley

    You’re so good to live in the country.
    When I was a kid, I lived in the country, too. I love to live in the country, because after class I ride a bike, or play badminton and dodgeball with my friends. Sometimes my teacher took us to the mountain to find some special stone. Now I live in the city. I use my free time to go to the science museum or exhibitions.
    The last time I went to exhibition is about 3-D paint from Japan.
    That's interesting.
    How about you? Living in country is fun?

    There is not a pond, beach, or stream nearby my home. I don’t know how to fish, but I remember when I was a kid, I went fishing with my cousin in a fishing pond. I heard someone say If you want to catch different fish, you have to put different pound of bait on the hook so that the hook will depend on the weight of the hook to go into the water? (Different fish live in different deep of water)
    Do you think it is true?
    Are you a good fish catcher?

    Wish I can get your repleysmiley - smiley
    Wish you have a great day

    Anita~

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  • Message 69

    , in reply to message 58.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Hello friend~
    Sorry for my very late reply, and welcome to BBC Learning English.

    Friend~Really nice to meet you~
    I'm a happy English learner, too.
    I come from Taiwan.
    How about you?

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  • Message 70

    , in reply to message 60.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Thursday, 7th February 2013

    Hello Andrea~
    Really sorry for my late reply, and nice to meet you. My dear neighbor. smiley - smiley

    Last summer I transfer from Hong Kong to Taiwan. I used my spare time to visit Honk Kong, which was my first time to go there. My friend took me to eat fried rice and some dessert there. It's delicious. I also buy souvenir there. Hong Kong is really a Paradise for shoppers.

    Recently, Chinese New Year is coming. Do you celebrate it ?

    Wish you have a great day~

    Anita

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  • Message 71

    , in reply to message 67.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Friday, 8th February 2013

    Hello everybody~

    Tomorrow is Chinese New Eve~

    Wishing you good health and fortune & Happy New Year of Snake~

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  • Message 72

    , in reply to message 65.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Wednesday, 13th February 2013


    Hello Anita !!


    I returned today from Rio, very nice city though really big, the view you have from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain is breathtaking, I couldn't believe in my eyes when seeing such a beautiful landscape like Bahia de Guanabara and surroundings. No photos or words can describe the beauty of that place, you have to see with your eyes...but go in a calm season. The area at Corcovado is small to face such a multitude and the best way to visit is taking a city tour, the companies take you to the main highlights for a reasonable price and you have the opportunity to meet and know international tourists. The atmosphere at Copacabana is super light, beautiful people, many tourists and an amazing beach to relax, I will surely return there again...unfortunatly the Botanical Garden was closed due to the holiday.
    How are your preparatives to celebrate the New Year ? Are you back home ?
    I will add you on FB soon, today I'm really needing to rest, my flight shoud depart at 7:30 am what means that you need to be in the airport at least two hours before...I need a good sleeping night.

    Nice holidays smiley - rose smiley - rose!!
    Mark

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  • Message 73

    , in reply to message 64.

    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Thursday, 14th February 2013

    Olà Mark!!

    Is it the correct way to say hello in Portoguese smiley - smiley??
    how are you? Did you go to Rio carnival? How it was?
    I am sure that it was splendid (I saw some videos on Italian TV) and I am a little evious smiley - smiley, you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!!

    Last sunday in my town we celebrated carnival, but it is not comparable to Rio carnival, we don't have you musics, your dancers and your liveliness smiley - smiley!!
    Just to be correct, I live in a little town in north of italy, it call Oggiono and it is near Como and it has about 9.000 town residens smiley - smiley!!
    For us this is the "SETTIMANA GRASSA", in other words the carnival week, it ends saturday 16/02/2013 and then stars the Lent, a 40 days period that precede Easter.
    It this period catholic people should fast, pray, don't eat meat on friday and be more caritable with other people! I am not a good Catholic smiley - smiley!!

    Are you leaving your house? it is a sin!!
    What is the annual property tax? Do you pay a rent for this house?

    bye bye
    Lara

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  • Message 74

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Friday, 15th February 2013

    Anita!

    Happy to see your name here and your name sounds like Nepalese and Indian. It is very common name we find in our country so I am asking you. Anita, where are you from and since how long you have been in Korea. Many people from Nepal have been to Korea by PPS selection or something like this. No matter why and how you arrived over there and our mission is here to learn English.

    This is my first comment to you and I hope you will reply soon.

    Bye and take care.

    Prakash

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  • Message 75

    , in reply to message 66.

    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Friday, 15th February 2013

    Hi Anita!!
    how are you? how was the Chinese new Year?

    In Milan there is a big Chinese community, they live in a quarter of the city and they celebrate the Chinese New Year involving people of other nationalities!
    Unfotunately I was not there but I saw the celebration on Television and it was beautiful...the colours, the musics, the happiness..!!

    What did you eat for dinner on New Year day? There is a typical dish for this day?
    In Italy at midnight of the 31st December (the last day of the year) we eat cotechino (kind of spiced Italian sausage) with lentils. We say it brings luck for the new year smiley - smiley!!

    I am waiting for your photos!! I saw the album "weedings" on facebook and I really liked it smiley - smiley!!

    have a nice weekend!!!

    Lara

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  • Message 76

    , in reply to message 72.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hello Mark~

    I came back!!!!! During the Chinese New Year Holiday I went to south of Taiwan with my family. We took the boat to visited the oysters farm and Mangroves. We also went to the mountain where is very mystery. People living there have their own living method. They make the furniture, grow the vegetable, educate their children......by themselves. They believe in God, and they tell me many country have their people.

    Before the CNY, we clean our house and prepare some food. My grandmother made the steam rick cake, sticky rice cake, turnip cake, and a lot of delicious soup for us. We also have to post the new red couplet on the door and some character of Chinese is 「福」「春」on the wall as well as 「滿」on the rice jar. They will be posted reversed (up and down)
    Some companies treat their employee the big dinner to thanks for their help for the this year. Another ones give the red envelopes for the employees instead of big feast.

    Really nice to see your sharing.smiley - smiley
    You have a nice vacation. Is that the place you have ever said you will go there to visit the carnival? I researched the photo on the Internet. I think I can't believe my eyes. There are so beautiful.
    Did you take the pictures? I expect your presentation. smiley - smiley

    Nice weekend~

    Anita

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  • Message 77

    , in reply to message 74.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hello Prakash~

    Welcome to BBC learning.
    Really nice to meet you. smiley - smiley
    I come from Taiwan, and I am an English learning lover.
    How about you? Where do you come from friend?

    Wish I can receive your reply.

    Best regards~

    Anita

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  • Message 78

    , in reply to message 77.

    Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Saturday, 16th February 2013

    Hi Anita!

    Nice to see you here and thanks for your effort that you made for me. If I know about you then it will be easy for me to express my insight without any reservation. If I say something which you might not like to see and read the message can be different impact on psychology. So one should be very careful before writing personal views, thoughts etc. that I believe.
    Well , I am going to tell you about my country where I live. Nepal is a mountainous country with agriculture based economy. It has at least world's 10 highest peaks and tourism is one of the vital earning sources of foreign currency. Besides, we have natural beauty and visitors are enchanted with many historical monuments related to British history. Most interestingly we are second largest rich in hydro power resources. Next, the diverse geographical terrain and people with ethnic cultures, customs are our pride my country. These are the brief quick look of Nepal from my side and hopefully you will also enjoy reading this message.
    I will be only satisfied whenever you act in response writing few lines explaining your gratitude in next message.
    Take care and have a nice time, enjoy…………
    Warm regards
    Pepe

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  • Message 79

    , in reply to message 73.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Ciao Lara smiley - rose!!!

    I have just seen images of your city on google at the very north of Italy , very picturesque city at the border of Lake Como, many houses amid green mountains, perfect place to have a good quality of life breathing pure air !!! It is quite different from São Paulo with 18 million inhabitants. Rio is super beautiful, I stayed in a hostel just two blocks away from Copacabana Beach, at dusk this beach has a wonderful light with people playing football or even sand sculptures, really magic. Ipanema is also beautiful but was overcrowded, on the streets along the day and night many carnival blocks. But the view from Sugar Loaf is breathtaking, no photos can describe the sight you have from the top of the mountain, even better than from Corcovado also marvellous, Lapa Steps is also great and mandatory to see...I will return to there soon, just an hour away from my city. The heat was reaching 40ºC at noon day. Mixed with the natives in the blocks always with a fantasy there was many foreigners, a lot of Britons in my hostel and also Americans. Come here for the next one, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    Indeed I need to move to another place, heritage issues and also the tax 2,000 bucks a year; in the way the tax raises soon we will pay a rent to the city hall, absurd...well, my workmate told me that in Italy it is this way too. He is always enjoying Peruggia and Castellucio on Facebook.

    Today my boss is really passing a lot of tasks to me, have a great week smiley - magic smiley - rose!!

    Mark

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  • Message 80

    , in reply to message 76.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Hello Anita smiley - rose!!

    Thank you for sharing your culture with us, here we don't have any news of these celebrations, I see that you had a great time in family following your traditions that pass from one generation to another.
    My expectatives about Rio were overwhelmed, the city is even prettier than I expected, the view from Sugar Loaf is a paradise, no photos can describe it. The atmosphere in the city is absolutely light, in the metro you see people sitting on the ground singing and beating a tamborim, others making a lot of noise like in a party, walking on the street I saw a bus shaking literally with people dancing and singing for carnival, absolutely amazing !! I remember that on Sunday we were chatting in the hall of the hostel when a block came along the street celebrating , we then joined them jumping along the streets...in a street next to Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana a group was making a bbq on the sidewalk while musicians played the most common songs for the season. When I decided to go in search of tickets to the parade they were all sold out, the cheapest price was 400BRL . We really need a sun block to visit that city, I got bubbles on the shoulders, nothing serious.
    When I get back there only two places are remaining to visit and I will only enjoy carnival in 2014. Come and bring your family, you will enjoy a lot for sure.
    There was a celebration of the Chinese New Year in my city two weeks before the real one, it happens at the eastern district where live people with roots in the east.
    I saw photos of the wedding , very nice, congratulations to everyone !!

    Mark

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  • Message 81

    , in reply to message 75.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Friday, 22nd February 2013

    Hello Lara my dear friend~
    How are you today?
    Today I’m fine. I went to mountain with my parents. There are a lot of Sakura filled with the mountain. Many people went there, so we went there by foot instead of the car.

    There are a lot of food we eat on CNY. I would like to introduce as below:
    Fish: in Chinese it means the next year your money, and harvest will be saved
    Turnips: it follows the sound. It means you will get good luck.
    Mustard vegetable: it’s not vegetable with mustard. The name is just translated
    from Chinese into English. It stands living long.
    Noodles: when I cook noodles, I have to be careful. I can’t break it up, because
    noodles also mean living long.
    Dumplings: because it shapes like this
    www.google.com.tw/se...元寶
    (You can see it on the top of the website’s pics.)
    Hotpot: it shape is round. When we eat New Year’s Eve dinner, we gather around
    the table to eat Chinese New Year's Eve dinner. It stands for reunion

    For the fruit
    Apple: it means safe following the sound.
    Pineapple: for company it means they can earn a lot of money, for people it means getting a lot of good luck, for family it means they will be prosperity, following the sound
    Tangerine: good fortune

    After the dinner, we won’t go to sleep until 24:00. Because we hope our parents, grandma, and grandpa will live longer.

    How is your wedding in Italy? Do you also follow the tradition?

    Weekend is coming, and wish you have a great day

    Anita

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  • Message 82

    , in reply to message 78.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Friday, 22nd February 2013

    Hi Pepe
    Really nice to see you here again, and sorry for my very late reply.
    Take it easy friend. You don’t need to worry about what is my favorite. I think if you say something on the board. I can know the opinion which you thought from Nepal. smiley - smiley That will be very interesting.

    Thank you telling me your country. Definitely, I have ever heard Nepal from others. It’s a very beautiful country especially the mountain. I would like to visit there one day. Excuse me, can I ask a question? You said your country is rich in hydro power resources, however, I have ever heard that the electricity is not stable enough there. Does it happen in some specific places, or many places like this? I don’t know whether this makes you feel uncomfortable or not, but I really want to know the truth. If make you uncomfortable, I apology for you first.

    By the way~
    Last time you said “Many people from Nepal have been to Korea by PPS selection or something like this.” So, do Nepalese also crazy on Korea? Do you love “Gangnam style”? Many Nepalese like to go to the Korea?

    Have a great day

    Anita

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  • Message 83

    , in reply to message 80.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Friday, 22nd February 2013

    Hello Mark
    It’s my pleasure to share you with photos. I’m glad I can share my culture with you and Lara. I also have to say thank you for you. I see your pics, too. Even though I can’t go to Rio now, I can image the beautiful place in my head. ─Beautiful beach, and a clear sunny day with the passion Latin music make me envy you a lot !!!!!
    You said the cheapest ticket is 400BRL. What a shock!!!! It’s really expensive for me.(after I turn into NTD) How much is the most expensive one? Why they have different prices?

    Recently I read an article about MASP in Sao Paulo. They said it is a famous art museum in the south of American especially it uses elevator to control the floor. Have you ever been there before? And what does it mean to use elevator to control the floor?

    Have a nice weekend

    Anita

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  • Message 84

    , in reply to message 83.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Friday, 22nd February 2013

    Hello Anita !!!

    Did you read the sad news ? The Board will be closed on 1st March, six days remaining for it, fortunatly I added you to Facebook this way we have another way to be in touch.
    I read your message to Lara, very interesting to know about what you eat, I loved that giant eggs, they make a good omelet, oyster fishers, red lanterns, very interesting pictures !!
    Let me tell you about some traditions in Easter, the Board will close before the date, here we usually change chocolate eggs, children go to shoppings or stores to be painted like small rabbits and due to a strong catholic tradition codfish is the most wanted dish - usually served with potatoes and rice - selling like water in the markets and almost all restaurants will have dishes based on some kind of fish to allure clients. In middle age meat was very expensive and consumed only in bankets by the nobles becoming a symbol of sin associated to greedness. The church of Rome is the heiress of the late Roman Empire keeping the tradition.

    Last time I visited this museum was to see Caravaggio followers paintings, however the most interesting one was an exposition that came from Italian museums showing objects, coffins and other stuffs from the Roman Empire.
    The free space under the museum becomes an improvised cinema in october during the cinema festival, free of charge, but the films in exhibition are usually trash or old fashioned.

    Wish you a wonderful weekend smiley - hug!! Hope to have time to post a last message to you before the closure !

    Mark


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  • Message 85

    , in reply to message 79.

    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Saturday, 23rd February 2013

    Hi my dear Mark!!
    how are you?
    I read a sad sad sad news, on 1st of march this forum will be closed...how can we keep in touch? if you want you can find me on facebook, my name is LARA DE CAPITANI, my photo is a blond girl with a puppy...you can recognize me smiley - smiley!!

    Yes of course, I live in the north of Italy, my town is only 25 km from Switzerland and many times this is an advantage for us.
    Petrol is cheaper in Switzerland than in Italy and many Italian people work in Switzerland and live in Italy beacuse the salaries are higher!!
    We call them "FRONTALIERI" because every morning they go to Swiss and then in the evening they return to Italy!!
    Probabily on google maps you saw also my house smiley - smiley.
    As you had write, my house is in the country and sometimes in the afternoon I go walking in the woods, I find it very relaxing and it makes me feel good smiley - smiley!!

    I envy you, reading your below message I am sure you had a lots of fun at Rio Carnival!!
    I saw a lot of beautiful images at Italian TV, maybe I saw you and I don't kno smiley - smiley!!
    Copacabana beach probabily is one of the most popular beaches in the world and it is always described like a paradise!! Now I know it for sure smiley - smiley!!
    Is Corcovado the palce where there is the Cristo Redentor statue?
    Oh, maybe in the next years I will come to Brasil, I think it is a beautiful land!!
    I would like to visit Rio, Sao Paulo and all the places you described in your message smiley - smiley!!
    Maybe you will be my guide smiley - smiley!!

    bye bye
    Lara

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  • Message 86

    , in reply to message 84.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Hello Mark~
    Yes, I see the sad news now. I can't believe it. Here the good, loving place will be closed. I can't image how many people will miss here after closing. smiley - sadface


    Today I'm so happy. It's a good day today. After a long winter vacation my friend and I met each other, and we went to take some pics for our graduation album. We took this pics in a beautiful university which is not mine. There is really beautiful. Many new couples go there and wear the wedding dress to take pics. Today must have 6 new couples there.

    Tomorrow is a new semester. Everything go back to be regular. I think I have to go bed early.

    Wish you have a good day today~ smiley - smiley

    Anita

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  • Message 87

    , in reply to message 85.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Hello Larasmiley - rose smiley - rose !!!

    Wow, very nice, you can visit another country and get back in the same day, there is a similar situation here at the triple border, I was in Foz do Iguaçu to visit the waterfalls and people cross the border to Paraguai where Petrol costs half price than here. Ciudad Del Este, this city isn't touristic but there is an intense movement there to buy eletronics, a hostel mate bought a LED TV there saving 400 BRL, an amount that really makes the effort to walk on the other side count, the traffic and people coming and going through the Ponte da Amizade is chaotic. Some people are also employees in stores at the other side of the border chiefly to talk with us, despite the languages are similar it is difficult to understand when spoken and Brazilians are the main customers.

    The woods in your city along the winter shall be super beautiful in white, true postcards, maybe it is possible to ski over there ? I saw a Russian skiing in a wood near Moscow.

    Yes, Corcovado is where stands Christ the Redeemer, there are two ways to get there, one taking the tram, in weekends and high season you have to wait three or four hours, the other one is taking a van that drops you there; however the best way to visit the main landmarks is contracting a city tour, you save money, time and get in touch with foreigners, I had the opportunity to meet and talk to an Aussie and a Canadian.

    What moves the economy in your city ? here most of the plants moved to inner cities where they pay lower salaries and employees don't have problems with traffic; I still remember of a plant producing Cat machines where I wanted to work when I was a student, they moved and now there is a Mall over there.

    My workmate speaks Italian fluently he told me about a machine where you validate a train ticket, he had forgotten to do it and an inspector wanted to apply a fine, he managed to avoid it in someway. A few time ago the Art Museum of São Paulo had an excelent exposition coming from the main Italian museums, together with an audio visual presentation it was like a trip back to the past of the centuries.

    I will add you later at home. Have a great week !!!

    Mark



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  • Message 88

    , in reply to message 86.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Monday, 25th February 2013

    Hello Anita smiley - rose!!!

    Did you enjoy the oysters I see in your pictures ? When I see them in a market I buy to eat with lemon, works as a good aperitif before having lunch smiley - winkeye !!

    Very nice for you to meet your friend again, due to Facebook I met friends with whom I had lost touch, from the time we were students and loved to spend summer vacations at a beachfront city, unfortunatly by that time no one took photos, digital cameras would arrive only a few years ahead. As our winter isn't so rigorous we can meet at any time. Unfortunly the program I watched on TV didn't show this University, maybe because it was only the viewpoint of particular persons. I suppose this building has a nice architecture. It isn't uncommon here to see just married posing for photos at Paulista Avenue, our main commercial street, even last Saturday night crossing it I saw two couples in a photo session.

    As I understood this is your last semester in the Uni ? Great, enjoy your academic life before starting a new era, my fingers are crossed for you smiley - magic!!
    Did you manage to pass in the exams you were taking ?

    Good luck smiley - hug

    Mark

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  • Message 89

    , in reply to message 82.

    Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Tuesday, 26th February 2013


    Hi Anita!

    First of all I beg pardon for replying late due to my personal business. I wondered that you also know about Nepal from others. Well, you raised some queries regarding the electricity that is not stable in my country is problem for us. Yes I definitely told about the capacity of my country that is rich in hydro resources. Eventually we are unable to invent all these resources. So we have some problem for investment.

    I couldn't go with you the term you used in your previous mail. What do you mean by do you love Gangnam style. I will be happy to know the meaning you have used. Yes. many students from Nepal have been to Korea for learning vocational training. So you might find some of them somewhere.

    Have a nice time.
    Bye
    Pepe

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  • Message 90

    , in reply to message 88.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hello Marc~
    My family and I had a great great oyster snack there. The oyster just took from water, so it was very fresh. Telling you the most interesting part is that the oyster farm combine with the boat company, so after tacking the boat I can eat the oyster for free for 30 minutes.

    At home, sometimes we also make the oyster omelet by ourselves. That is delicious, too.

    Many thanks for you. Now, It is the new and the latest semester in school. I must precious the last time to be a student. smiley - smiley
    Yes, I have to prepare for the two tests which are on Mar. 24 and May. 25. They are very important to me. Do students also need to pass lot of certificate in Brazil? or the experience is more important than everything?

    Last day I met my friend who is a Japanese. He came to Taiwan and cycled grand tour of Taiwan with bike by himself. We had a good chat, and he showed me lots of beautiful pics. I really admire his courage. Do people living in Brazil crazy on doing this thing?-Brazil is so big......

    Warmly regards!!!!

    Anita

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  • Message 91

    , in reply to message 87.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hello Lara~
    How are you? Recently I fine. The weather is good, and I still prepare my test. The last day my friend and I went to take a pics for our graduation albums. We went to an university where is so beautiful, however, it is not mine.

    There are the Romanesque architecture and a triangle building which is under building. They say the triangle building is very difficult to make, and it was designed by Japanese architect. It looks beautiful and modern.
    There is a big lawn in front of the buildings. When we arrived there, we saw a lot of students sitting there with their dogs or rabbits. The scenery is very beautiful. I envy them so much. My school is among the city with a very popular street here. Our school is not big, so we don't have a big and beautiful lawn there. I guess in Italy your school must be beautiful than us many times.

    Wish you have a great day smiley - smiley

    Warmly regards smiley - smiley

    Anita


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  • Message 92

    , in reply to message 89.

    Posted by Anita (U15525924) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hello Pepe
    Really nice to see you here today. Have you known this messageboard will be closed on March 1, Friday? When my friend and I saw this bad news, we feel very very sad, because we love here very much. It's a fantastic place for our to share our life and learn each others culture. If you want to keep in touch with me, maybe you can add me as your Facebook friend.
    My name is Anita Chang wearing a blue shirt and with a baby who is my nephew.

    Last message I mention the Gangnam style is a music from Korea. It is very famous. Many people try to imitate their dancing. If you are interesting, you can search it on youtube. There are a lot postings there. smiley - smiley

    Hope you can see the message & Have a great day

    Anita

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  • Message 93

    , in reply to message 90.

    Posted by Bandeirante (U13784062) on Wednesday, 27th February 2013

    Hello Anita smiley - rose smiley - rose!!

    To have a foreign friend is a great deal, do you understand Japanese language ? Well, there is a foreign friend in my list coming to Rio soon, I sent a message to her about a possible date to meet, if we manage to deal about a possible meeting I get back there in a few weeks for a weekend, just one hour away from my home and this way I also visit the Botanical Garden that was closed when I was there, I managed to take just one photo from outside the gates. I know that in Spain they have the way of Santiago where people walk many kilometers on foot but this is a religious system, bikes aren't very popular here due to the lack of tracks for them, only a few weeks ago a strip on the main avenues of my city were separated for bikes on Sundays, now you see many people enjoying the weekend riding along the city, it was a good idea smiley - magic!!

    There is no need of certificates here if you apply for a trainee job, anyway this may helps you to get the position...depends on the company; usually they require fluence in a foreign language, English is mandatory and Spanish desirable.
    If you want we can continue to change messages through FB after the closure of the Board, tomorrow is the last day for us, now part of BBC MB history.

    I'm going to have lunch now, wishing you a great day, my fingers will be crossed for you in your exams, wish you good luck and success smiley - magic smiley - ok!!!

    Mark

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  • Message 94

    , in reply to message 92.

    Posted by Pepe (U15605842) on Thursday, 28th February 2013

    Hi Anita!

    So happy to read your message and other hand our friendship seems almost close due to closure of bbc. so if you want to communicate with me then you can write me in google. my address is prakashadh on Google mail. I am also trying to catch you on face book.

    Bye and see you soon.
    Pepe

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  • Message 95

    , in reply to message 87.

    Posted by lara (U15500811) on Thursday, 28th February 2013

    Hi Mark!!
    how are you?
    I am not so good, I think I have got the flu...I am sick!!
    I will take an aspirin and then I will go to bed...I need to sleep a lot smiley - smiley!!

    yes of course, we can visit another contry and we get back in the same day smiley - smiley!!
    It is interesting to know that also in Brasilian you have a similar situation!!
    In Swiss the salaries are highet than Italy but the life is more expensive than Italy!!
    The only thing that has a good price is Petrol and sometimes I go to Swiss to buy it!!
    If you search in Internet you can read that Zurigo, situated in Swiss, is the most leveable city in the world smiley - smiley!!

    Yes, woods near my city in winter are magic places, with a lot of snow and ice candle smiley - smiley!! I love walking there in winter, I love the silence and the tranquillity that I can find here after a long working day!!

    In the past days Italian people voted fot the new governement, unfortunately the political voting didn't have a good outcome and the economical situation is not good!!
    There is a lot of unemployement, a lot of companies closed and moved to foreign countries where they pay lower salaries and there are less taxes!!
    It is a sad situation and I think often to leave Italy and go abroad!!

    Now I have to go...tomorrow is the last day of BBC BOARD smiley - sadface!!
    I hope to hear you soon on FACEBOOK, it is the only way to continue our conversations!!

    have a nice weekend

    Lara

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