Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
In the house there were three cats and a big dog. I love animals, but they didn't take care of them. The animals used to go into my bedroom and leave a lot of hair inside it. The problem was that I am alergic. They were always going into the kitchen even if we were having dinner. I also used to find their hair in my food. In my opinion, it is not hygienic. In addition, my hostmother and her daughter kept on forgetting my name and they were not chatty and lively, so I did not have the opportunity to spend some good time with them. They kept themselves to themselves. They used to do nothing during the day except lounge around by the sofa. Apart from that, my hostmother was always turning on the heat even if it was hot. It was a really big problem, because the tubes of the heat were on my bedroom, so it used to get very hot. They were also unpredictable, they were always changing their mood for no apparent reason.
In my point of view this explains why i did not like my hostfamily. I am not prepared to put up with that kind of people and situations!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
If I could do anything in the world, I'd travel around the world for a long period, maybe one or two years, but not only to find new people, cultures or languages. I'd also like to do lots of dance courses, especially jazz, to learn as much as I can.
When I started to think about what I would do If I could do anything in the world, the first ideia that I came up with was about dance, my real passion. Although, I'm really interested in other people, in other cultures and in different languages. I wish I could speak a lot of languages, it's something that fascinates me a lot. So, I decided to link this desires.
I would travel for all continents of the world and try to get the best experience of each country. I think I'd learn a lot, because each place has its own way of life, its language and meeting new people is superb. It's also a good way to do a real change in our lives. Besides, it'd help me a lot to have jazz classes in various countries, because I'd be able to try something new all the time and take all the suggestions on board. I wish I were a professional dancer and had my own group of dance and a dance centre to shower people who love dancing everything I would know. I'd be absolutely over the moon about it.
In my point of view, it would be a great opportunity not only in my personal interest, but also in any kind of interest. Having experiences abroad count for your job, your hobby and especially for your life!
Friday, September 12, 2008
The Twits central event is the disgusting things done by Mr. Twit and Mrs. Twits, the nasty and ugly main characters. They play mean bad jokes on each other and they are always looking for revenge. They also catch birds to make pies and their caged monkeys are supposed to do everything upside down. But these animals have enough and they want to punish the Twit’s family. The nauseous plot overlaps with a very funny story exploring comical situations between the couple and the animals. Even though it describes a couple story there are not loving moments, so it far outstrips its form. It is for sure a page-turner full of twists.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Bicycles for rent in Paris.
A large-scale bicycle rental program like the Velib program in Paris is expected to be done in some parts of Vancouver. It is known that in Paris, where the system opened last year, there are lots of stations where bicycles can be checked out by commuters with a daily, weekly or monthly pass and also be checked back in any station. Vancouver and Paris are considered to have almost the same size, specially in central areas. So, it is said that this kind of program would be successful, well-used and financially viable in certain areas of the Vancouver, especially in downtown and UBC. Although, there are lots of hurdles to overcome. It is not yet known which levels of government will be responsible for the project and who will be responsible to pay for it, because the operation costs is supposed to be very high. It will be necessary to find space for bike racks and to make improvements to cycling routes, but it was pointed that the number of cars in downtown Vancouver has been going down since 90's and the number of cars will drop even more because of the Canada Line rapid transit and the Olympics games, so people are going to accept the idea of not using their cars. Other problem is that in B.C. wear a helmet while riding a bike is an obligation, so it is thought that this can reduce the number of riders. Meanwhile, Vancouver is believed to be one of the first cities in North America to have this system.