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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:54 pm
 


Zoraja Zoraja:
its Z-o-r-a-j-a

I am in England.

And yeah, I dont think that would be a very busy forum, or few threads.

It would go something like : I jsut arrived in ____ it sucks, I want to go home.


is it pronounced 'Zoe Rah Ha'? Rolling the 'r' of course.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:05 pm
 


If I had to guess, I would say ZOH -R~-AH-YA. Like the slavic J.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:11 am
 


I'm the one in Scotland Bossdog lol and I'm all for it!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:22 am
 


Boss dog got it right, Zo rye ah is the way I like it pronounced.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:03 am
 


I'm up for it too :D

It would be interesting to discribe to others, what life is like as an expat Canadian. One of the many advantages are as an expat, we have a view of our host country as an outsider looking in 8O

I've have had from 15 + years living abroad a wide range of questions about Canada ... some Q's are the general type others just floor you :P

example #1 (my personal favourite)

When I first moved here, this dude asked me if one can still see cowboys & indians?
sure I said! :D Why not?
dude: NO!!! I mean do cowboys & indians still ride horses & roam the land?
me: giving him a confused look :roll: OH you mean, like on pay day & their shooting it out in front of the post office?
dude: ya yahhh that's what I mean!
me: Oh sure that happens! but only when it's on a moivie set & their filming a movie ........... F?#K 8O


This example is not a broad generalization of Swedes. It was infact an occurrence of one daft & stuipid person, who has never traveled outside of Sweden, let alone the area which this dude lives in.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:09 am
 


I remember one time my fatjer told me about his childhood. He grew up in N.S. He used to sit at the docks , during the middle of the summer and watch amercians come in off the ferries. They were usally dress in full winter clothes (ski pants and all), expecting this place to be a winter wastland. They wanted to go skieing. In the middle of July.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:25 am
 


lol n00bs


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:50 am
 


I agree with natooke. Being a Canadian in different countries, especially Europe, is a completely undescribable experience with very weird quirks. Americans and Brits have different experiences respectively, and Canadians are viewed totally different in most countries I've been to.

I currently live in Germany, and talk a lot on expat forums for English-speakers.. it can become quite busy! Chat about things like Germany detergent+water (which turns your clothes to rock/sandpaper), completely absurd beaurocracy in this country or dealing with customer service here (or lack of) :roll:

Anyways, definately a good idea... I thought about this on my forum, too.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:55 am
 


Ok i made a new forum called "Expat Canadians"

decided it should be a top level forum anyway.

http://www.canadaka.net/modules.php?nam ... forum&f=45

See how she goes, will take someone to get the ball a rolling though.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:00 pm
 


WOO HOO!

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:33 am
 


I had been looking for a warm place to live for quite a few years. Always headed South. Visited quite a few of the Islands as well as Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica. Nothing quite hit the spot, although was tempted by Belize and Costa Rica.

For some strange reason that I don't remember I took a two week trip to the Philippines in 2001. Returned early in 2002 for 2 months, back in the fall of 2002 for 6 months, and am now a permanent resident since 2003.

Yes, there is a culture shock. English is taught in all the schools, but not everyone knows it well. It is hard to believe it was once in the top 3 countries in Asia (advancement wise). Marcos did a job of dropping the country down near the bottom. It is hard for people to get permanent jobs as they are only offered 6 month contracts (benefits have to be paid after 6 months).

There are many good things. I can now grow things 12 months a year. Sure is nice to have fresh pineapples, papayas, bananas, tambis, guava, star fruit, mango (in my yard), and so many others that I have never heard of. Jackfruit weighs 50 pounds or so. Have one of those fall on your head.

There are a lot of sparrows, and actually I think they have been in every country I have been to. Crocuses bloom more than once a year (I have only seen them in three colours). Only tomato that seems to grow well is the Romano or Italian type. Peppers have a tougher skin. Can't get butternut squash to have fruit.


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