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Postby carlosmr » Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:37 pm

francine wrote:we work in manila but we live in another city.
is barcelona close to catalunya?


Hi francine,

Spain is the country, Catalunya is similar to a district, and Barcelona is the city.

Spain is divided in a lot of districts (Madrid, Basque country, Andaluzia, etc...)

Is the same in your country?

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Postby francine » Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:41 pm

carlosmr wrote:Hi francine,
Spain is the country, Catalunya is similar to a district, and Barcelona is the city.
Spain is divided in a lot of districts (Madrid, Basque country, Andaluzia, etc...)
Is the same in your country?

Regards,

oh yeah i forgot! :|
well, same goes here.
i just thought that catalunya is a different state, that's why. :wink: thnks for the info.
just asking bcz we do have a friend here, she's actually one of the moderators. her name is Dixie. but we usually call her mommy Dixie. :mrgreen: oh, btw, she's from catalunya.
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Postby carlosmr » Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:40 pm

charlotte wrote:hello carlos! nic eto know you've visited this site. so how's barcelona? well, i'm from the philippines as well. if you and your gf want to vist our country, we could tour you here. surely you'll enjoy the place. :D :D :D


Hi charlotte,

I think Barcelona is a beautiful city, a lot of museums, beach, discotheques, etc.... But I prefer other European Cities especially Paris. I have several photos of Paris and Barcelona.
We can change photos of Barcelona & Philippines, if you want...

Near Barcelona there are beautiful beachs, and a lot of mountains to practice ski. And almost the year we have nice weather.

And you could be ours guide :D
We guess in two years we can travel to Asian country, Philippines is a good option. we need to save money every month, because a think the travel will be expensive, and improve my speaking, because is so bad. I don't have a fluent english.

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Postby charlotte » Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:55 pm

carlosmr wrote:
charlotte wrote:hello carlos! nic eto know you've visited this site. so how's barcelona? well, i'm from the philippines as well. if you and your gf want to vist our country, we could tour you here. surely you'll enjoy the place. :D :D :D


Hi charlotte,

I think Barcelona is a beautiful city, a lot of museums, beach, discotheques, etc.... But I prefer other European Cities especially Paris. I have several photos of Paris and Barcelona.
We can change photos of Barcelona & Philippines, if you want...

Near Barcelona there are beautiful beachs, and a lot of mountains to practice ski. And almost the year we have nice weather.

And you could be ours guide :D
We guess in two years we can travel to Asian country, Philippines is a good option. we need to save money every month, because a think the travel will be expensive, and improve my speaking, because is so bad. I don't have a fluent english.

Best Regards


Sure! I could tour you around. Guess I could have Francine with me to accompany you and your girlfriend.

Yeah I know that Europe is really nice. You are lucky because you get to ski. In the Philippines, there is no snow. We only have two types of weather here. Summer and rainy season.
That's the reason why we also have lots of beaches here. Tourist normally go to Boracay and in El Nido (Palawan). We have white beaches and they love the fun and the partying. If you enjoy eating, you'll surely love our food. It's a mixture of Spanish, Chinese and American cuisines. :D :D

If you'll go hear, it is better that you won't be under a travel agency so your itenerary will not be limited. :D :D And it's a lot cheaper. :D :D
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Postby Dixie » Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:01 pm

Francine, Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya.

As you can see, there are some people living here that still think we're part of a country with which we Catalans do not share neither the language nor the customs nor the history, and shall I go on? I never use the Spanish language in my daily life. I hate bull-fighting. I do not think as a Spaniard. I do not like flamenco. Therefore, why should I say I am Spanish? I do not feel Spanish, therefore I am not, because no one can force you to feel something you cannot possibly feel in any way. I don't think I should go on in order for you all to understand.

Francine, what Carlos said is actually right. That's the official version, as sad as it may sound for us.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalonia

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Postby ayie » Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:20 am

Welcome carlosmr! Spain is such an interesting place... very historical too. We hope to hear more about your country sometime. :D We'll tell you more about the Philippines too...
By the way, do you have a friendster.com account? If you do, maybe we can add each other as friends. Otherwise, if you're interested, you can sign up and we can be your first set of friends to be added to your friend's list. :wink:
You can check it out sometime. :D
You have a great tmie at EC! Bye for now! :D

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Welcome you to sunny boy, welcome to travel to China, at here not only the landsacpe of GuiLin, but also Great Wall and Warrior Statues and so on...

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Postby francine » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:16 pm

Dixie wrote:Francine, Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya.

oh.. silly me.... oh well... :| :oops:
Dixie wrote:As you can see, there are some people living here that still think we're part of a country with which we Catalans do not share neither the language nor the customs nor the history, and shall I go on? I never use the Spanish language in my daily life. I hate bull-fighting. I do not think as a Spaniard. I do not like flamenco. Therefore, why should I say I am Spanish? I do not feel Spanish, therefore I am not, because no one can force you to feel something you cannot possibly feel in any way. I don't think I should go on in order for you all to understand.

Francine, what Carlos said is actually right. That's the official version, as sad as it may sound for us.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalonia


i understand perfectly. and i respect that. i'm just poor in geography. hehehe.... :wink:
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Postby Dixie » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:25 pm

I like your new picture, Francine ;)

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Postby francine » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:40 pm

Dixie wrote:I like your new picture, Francine ;)

nice, thanks... you're the first one who appreciated my pix.
greatjim doesn't like it much. he likes the reporter or broadcaster look. haha.. :lol: next week, i'll be changing my picture again. it's a weekly basis y'know. :wink:
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Postby Dixie » Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:41 pm

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Postby carlosmr » Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:12 pm

ayie wrote:Welcome carlosmr! Spain is such an interesting place... very historical too. We hope to hear more about your country sometime. :D We'll tell you more about the Philippines too...
By the way, do you have a friendster.com account? If you do, maybe we can add each other as friends. Otherwise, if you're interested, you can sign up and we can be your first set of friends to be added to your friend's list. :wink:
You can check it out sometime. :D
You have a great tmie at EC! Bye for now! :D


Hello ayie,

I have a new account in a friendster.com!!!

Regards

P.D: After one hour...

Sorry ayie,

But I don't like the friendster.com web, there are too many people, I prefer to have a little family friend as this.

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Postby pinas » Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:17 pm

wow...can you add me up carlos...i'll pm you my email add ok?!!!
thanks!!!
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Postby chemist » Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:26 am

:D HELLO CARLOSMR ,WE SAY "SALAM" TO YOU IN ARABIC.
THIS IS SAID TO WELCOME YOUR JOINING HERE WITH US.
I HAVEN'T VISITED SPAIN YET, MAY BE IN FUTURE I WILL DO.
I'VE HEARED THAT IT'S REALLY A BEAUTIFUL EUROPEAN COUNTRY.

DIXIE,CAN I KNOW THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN YOUR LANGAUGE AND CARLOSMR ONE.
IS IT REALLY DIFFERENT.

SEE YOU
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Postby pinas » Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:23 pm

hey carlos thanks for adding me up!!!
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Postby francine » Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:33 pm

pinas wrote:hey carlos thanks for adding me up!!!

hey! me too!!! :roll: :| :P
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Salam

Postby kimo » Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:10 pm

Salam chemist :D

How r u?
Happy Ramadan ,"Ramadan Kareeem"

Good Luck

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Re: Salam

Postby chemist » Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:48 am

kimo wrote:Salam chemist :D

How r u?
Happy Ramadan ,"Ramadan Kareeem"

Good Luck


Well I'm fine Ramadan Kareem to you

Best wishes

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Postby Dixie » Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:13 pm

chemist wrote:DIXIE,CAN I KNOW THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN YOUR LANGAUGE AND CARLOSMR ONE.
IS IT REALLY DIFFERENT.

SEE YOU
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Hi Chemist,

Hard to point out the differences among languages which share the same root -Latin-. What differences would you like to know? Phonetic ones? Or what? :roll:

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Postby chemist » Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:49 am

Dixie wrote:
chemist wrote:


Hi Chemist,

Hard to point out the differences among languages which share the same root -Latin-. What differences would you like to know? Phonetic ones? Or what? :roll:


Yes something like that and for example can you understand his langauge or not?

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Postby Dixie » Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:41 am

I can speak Spanish really fluently since I was taught that language along with Catalan since I was small. I remember, when hearing someone next to me speaking Spanish for the first time, it felt really awkward, because I had heard that language only on TV :D Can you believe that? It was really weird :P

Kids are taught both Spanish and Catalan in Catalan schools. It can be a little misleading at the beginning. My six-year-old cousin is just starting to learn Spanish in school. For her that's the language spoken in most TV channels and that's all, because nobody speaks Spanish as their daily language in my hometown.

Among the differences between the two languages, there are many grammatical ones that can drive kids really crazy. An 11-yr-old student of mine is having problems with those because she mixes them up: When she's writing in Spanish, writes Catalan words, and viceversa.


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