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November 22nd, 2006 – by: tinewen
alright, so... we have about one week left in the Field School, and as you might be able to guess...we are BUSY! many of us are scrambling to complete our final interviews with informants, write up our paper, and prepare for a presentation of our field work for this coming Monday and Tuesday. needless to say, we are stressed to the max, and not to mention wanting this to end as soon as possible, and yet not, cos then we will all go our separate ways, and life in the Field School with each other everyday will be over (wow, long sentence!)
but amidst this intense period, we managed to take our last class trip to Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) and i must say, it was well needed and thoroughly enjoyed! Ilha do Mel is off the coast of Parana.
hopefully all will go well!
brief things i'd like to elaborate on more but don't have time...sorry if there are repeats, can't remember if i already talked about some of them -- events in November:
- went to a Black Eyed Peas concert, and had the time of my life.
- during various interviews, Brasilians were very warm with us..and kept on saying everyone we passed in the hallways (of the school) "meet my Canadian friend! she is studying Communications!"
- visited a posh, private university, and then UFPR, a public university..drastic differences in terms of quality of education, respect for professors, and facilities. let's just say that even tho UFPR has nasty bathrooms, i'd opt to study there, instead of a private university.
- i love Canada. when people here that i am Canadian, the conversation about multiculturalism comes up. our group has had many opportunities to talk about how Canada celebrates different cultures as evidenced through education, programming, cultural communities within large cities, etc.
- my travelmate and i booked our trip for the Northeast, and can't wait! travelling minus the studying... oh, we'll need the break after the paper is handed in!
- i love sugar cane juice...and lime.
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