An interesting person
October 9, 2009 7:46am CST
Yesterday I got chatting to a lady traveling on the same bus as me. She came from Eritrea. It is a small country in Africa near to Ethiopia. She escaped there and moved to the Netherlands. She learned to speak Dutch and got her career started. She went on holiday to Australia and was only able to communicate with the Dutch travelers. Then she learned to speak English before moving to England. Have you ever met an interesting person? What was he or she like? Have you got stories of any successful people that have moved countries?
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11 Oct 09
Years ago... when i was on a plane going to Jamaica... my seat mate was this eldery Jamaican who asked me to fill out her immigration card... seems like she cannot read or write so i was glad to do it for her... she was going back home to her country after visitin her daughter who was working in the US... i was amazed that a lady as old as her can still travel... made me think that i wish i will be able to do that even if i am already in my 80's or 90's...
10 Oct 09
I got a young tourist from New Zealand when I was traveling at Chiangmai in Thailand. He was very jolly. When he came to know that I'm from Bengal then he told me,"I have a Bangladeshi friend in New Zealand and I call him Bangli." He was so amusing that still I remember him.
10 Oct 09
Me and my mom met a couple in the DFA office and thought it was wonderful to befriend such two people in one day. We learn that the guy was from Taiwanese and he has been living in the Philippines for quite sometime now. He met the life of his life here and wanted her to go with him in Taiwan and settle there. So they went to this city (since there are from the province) and got a passport for her and her adopted son.
10 Oct 09
I think the interesting person I have met recently is a man. He’s a polish, but he moved to Taiwan to study Chinese, then he moved to the UK to teach people for IT skill. I know him by accident. He dropped in my flat and tried to persuade me to get an IT training course. When he knew I’m from Beijing and he forgot his task. He talked me about his life in Taiwan. At the end he left his leaflet to let me know the course and left. I think he’s interesting because his background. He almost came across eastern and western world, and has so many language skills.
9 Oct 09
I met thi guy randomly, he claims that his father is in the house of lords. Interstingly enough he won't tell me his fathers second name. hmmmmmmmm but hey it may well be true. And also there are people who like to meet new peoplw like me of course and many of you too I suppose.
9 Oct 09
Hi there, Well i have met with some wonderful people in my life. As u must be knowing the more u travel, more u know about life. To remember any such one instance where I got very friendly with a stranger would be whne i was travelling in a hired car. The driver was a middle aged perosn and i dont know he started liking me and we got very friendly, as if we knew each other for a long time. Sadly we have lost contact but then I feel good whenever i remember that trip. You know to be able to talk with everyone is a skill and to communicate with differant people of differnat languages needs a lot of skill and courage. Cheers, Tutul
9 Oct 09
I have a wonerful niece in law (is that a way of saying?) that has a story such as that one. She is from Czeckoslovakia (spelling) and my nephew who lived in England liked to climb. She was also living in England and learning English. They met in the top of the Rocky Mountains in the US and came back together. He has lived most of his life in England as my sister went out of Chile during Pinochet. A romance satarted and she moved in with him while he worked and she worked and studied. A couple of years later they decided they wanted more mountains and they moved to Chamonix. He was working with the BBC and became a free lance worker. Sometimes there was no work and he worked as a blue collar worker building houses. Blanka kept on with the open University and cleaned apartments. And they climbed. Two years ago they got married. My nephew sold an apartment he had in London and bought some land in Chamonix (not in the best part, but still). They are planing to build the house with their own hands. He´s my favorite nephew
9 Oct 09
Hi,max,it was the story of me only.When i was with One private pesticides manufacturing company as Marketing incharge,I have work in different states.In indiamwe have more than 14 official languages in different states.Mine is TELUGU language.As a art of job i had been transfered to 3 different states during 3 years job time.Of course i know ENGLISH well and i know HINDI which is our national language.Aart fron these,while i an working in 3 diferent states,there was need to learn the languages-KANNADA,PUNJABI,MARATHI.................Ocourse,now i am comfortable in all the above languages and people feel when i speak their language when they haened to come to my place.
9 Oct 09
Indeed this was a very interesting person.. and very clever by the way. I mean she was able to learn 3 different languages and probably she wasn't from a rich familly to begin with, so she didn't have her parents to pay for her tution. The most interesting person I met so far was my grandmother. She lived on Japan and then the World War started, so she came to Brazil looking for better opportunities and a safer place to live. She started from nothing and was able to raise 8 sons (my mom included :p)