Apparently the Australian pronunciation of ‘Nikola’ sounds like ‘NiCloud’ to Americans.
Last night’s dinner at the Metro Diner :)
Well, I’m almost in New York! I’ll be there for the next few weeks for a study tour. We’re going be checking out a whole bunch of museums, galleries, art schools and tasting as much food as we can, so prepare to be bombarded with photos ;)
I’m currently posting from around 37,000ft after our group barely made it through customs and security in LA and onto our connecting flight within the 75min time frame that we had :/
I’ve met about 30 other students and a couple of my teachers for the first time because I study online, and they seem really friendly! They’re pretty open to conversation, and one girl was kind enough to lend me some emergency toothpaste even though she had no idea who I was :P
United Airlines was pretty roomy and comfortable, but I think they were trying to prepare us for NYC by setting the cabin temperature to like twelve degrees (Celsius) for all three flights. As a wimpy born-and-raised Darwinite accustomed to mid thirties all year round, I certainly regretted leaving my mittens in my checked luggage.
Check back for more posts after the jet lag wears off :)
A MAN who taunted a live puffer fish before drop kicking it into the ocean has been described as “cruel” by a witness who caught the act on video.
Us Darwinites With Ethics have a name for people like this guy, and it’s used sarcastically: hero. This bogan/hero was obviously trying to impress the Estonian women, thinking that his blatant disregard for the pain he caused this fish would reinforce the hardened image commonly attributed to Australians.
Needless to say, I am siding with the tourists in being very unimpressed.
I also made the mistake of reading Facebook comments on this article from local residents:
An airbag. Right, so that’s what it’s for! And apparently fish don’t feel pain.
Tormenting and causing enough stress to the animal for it to inflate itself, then inflicting significant trauma by kicking it back into the ocean - all for your own amusement? Yep, totally the same as hooking a fish for food.
Super deadli (sic) - but only if you eat certain parts of it. Solution: don’t eat it!
Disgusting. Refusing to admit their mistake when it was pointed out to them was a really bad move, too.
It got better.
Yes, it really did.
my question is how 90% of them manage to sound like one person
I think it’s interesting to note the tiny differences in meaning or emphasis a song goes through just by translating it. Or how the Dutch and Flemish versions are completely different. Languages! Music! Yay!
How awesome is this? Each language sounds just as beautiful as the next :)
(reblogged from my Belgian Couchsurfer)