Monday, August 18, 2008

Ah...Can you guess where I experienced something unforgettable here in Vancouver?! It's very easy, but not obvious. So if you chose Tamwood, I must say you're right, but I need to say you're wrong if you chose the pool table.

In my first month here I met a crazy japanese girl, Miyuki, who became a big friend of mine. At her graduation I was feeling dispair because we had great moments in Allie's class, but in a short period of time. I remember that day I couldn't pay attention during the class and many times I stared pensively looking at the board imagining how would be our class without her jokes. At the same time I was pissed off because I knew it that it'll be like that every month because here in Vancouver people are leaving all the time.

But at the same time I was anxious and happy because all her friends made some posters telling her how she was special and also that everybody was waiting her in Brazil (Miyuki is half japanese and half brazilian. We're used to do this joke because she learned a plenty of portuguese words, songs, experession, etc...very fast.)

When Allie called Miyuki everybody started to scream and put up the posters. I never saw something like that in Tamwood. I was proud and pleased to see her there, stood up while everybody was clapping their hands and screaming her name. I got emotional because Miyuki was crying her eyes out. That moment was very special and I'm sure that everybody was overjoyed.

This was one of my emotional experience here in Vancouver and for those of you that weren't there here there is a picture from that day.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Hey, do you know me?
I don't think so, but that's ok . I'm not a selfish person so I can share with you who I am and don't be surprise if I only use one adjective to describe myself, L-A-Z-Y.
As a lazy person, you might be thinking that I don't like exercising, right?! YES...I agree with you, but sometimes the life is tough and I can tell you why.
In my second week here in Canada I was talking with some friends about the work-program and what I was supposed to do to get the work permit, otherwise I couldn't work. So, one of my friends asked me if I had got the letter when I arrived at the airport in Toronto and I told her that I didn't. Bad news!!! That day I found out that I needed to go until the Boarder (USA-Canada) to get the damn letter. I had no problems with that until she told me that it was necessary to walk in the middle on the highway for almost half an hour. Jesus!!!! I almost died when she told me. But, it wasn't true. The truth was worse. Do you know why???? I'll tell you.
My friend, Lu, and I took a bus at Burrard Station until White Rock. When we arrived there we asked the bus driver where is the boarder and how we can get there. His answer was short and simple - "I don't know. Just walk here on the highway and there are some bus stops". OK. So we started to walk on the highway under the pouring rain and the freezing weather. We walked, walked and none bus show up. We didn't stop. We walked, walked, ate chocolate cookies, walked, ate more chocolate, walked and after two hours and a half we arrived at the Boarder. Nice!!! We were happy and tired. After ten minutes at the boarder talking with the officer I got my work permission. UHU!!!! But, our hapiness didn't take a long time, because we needed to go back. Do you want to know how????
WALKING... Was a long walk home.
What I learned with this??? Don't be stupid. If you arrive in a new country, just go trough Imigration and don't be happy if the officer say to you - "OK. You can go" and point out to the place where you need to take your luggage.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Homework: The Notebook (movie)

"The Notebook" is a romantic movie which talk about the relationship between two young lovers, Allie and Noah, who met each other one day at a Carnival.

The movie begins with a man in a nursing house telling the story about this couple for a woman. He's telling her how they felt in love and what Allie's parents did to move her away from Noah. After years waiting some sign about Noah, including letters, but without answers, she decided to move on.

Allie start to work in a hospital during the war, where she met Lon and becomes engaged. But, she still had some feelings about Noah and after she saw his picture in the newspaper in front of the house which he told her that he will restore (he did), she decided to come back to his city just to see if he was ok. There she spent a romantic weekend with Noah and found out what happened during this years, but Allie had to make a decision between Lon, who she was engaged, or Noah, the man who she always wanted.

What do you think that happened? Allie pick up Noah whose love was always sincere. They had a good life and died together peacefully in the nursing house, side by side.

I recommend this movie for people who likes love story and don't think that every romantic movie are cheezy. And another thing that is very interesting is about parent's decision. They want the best things for their children, but not always they are right. Sometimes you need to follow your own intuition.

So, if you like the description and want to see the movie, just let me know because I have the movie and I can lend you.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I am...

... the kind of person who likes to laugh. For me is very important to hang out with people who have a good humor and like to make jokes. Otherwise it's impossible to understand me. Sometimes I can't understand myself because I'm a moody person, but I prefer to talk about this with my psychologist. (See?! The first joke).

I'm an empathetic person, someone who can understand other's feelings...(I'm not joking now, I did the test in Hani's class). For me it's easy to know if someone has a problem which bothers him. But you don't need to worry, I'm not a witch, but I can read your face...(Second joke, maybe?)

Now it's serious. I'm someone who wants to see the people that I like happy. So for me the happiness of them becomes first than mine. I don't think that this is a nice characteristc, but everyone whose horoscope sign is Cancer are like this. I can't change it, but I can learn how to deal with this in some situations in my life.

This is just a little bit of my personality. Ah, and I can't forget...I love hugs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Some places to visit in Vancouver

I'm not the best person to give some tips about what you can do here in Vancouver, but I'll try.

First, you always have to bring with you some coach and gloves. The weather here is crazy, like Lisa, my Austrian friend. Don't forget the coins, because you'll need a lot of hot chocolate to keep you warm. No beers. You're not allowed to drink on the street.

Second, be careful when you cross the street. You can't cross in the middle of the street. If you see your friend on the other side, forget it. You have to come back until the signal and cross. Yeah, it's not nice, but is safe.

Then, you can walk in downtown and go shopping. But bring your father's credit card because the things here are not cheap. After two days in downtown, you need to do something different. You should go to the parks and the cities near here.

That's it for now.