The differences between them
01.09.2015 - 30.10.2015 10 °C
Hi everyone, this is Christina from NSISPFC again. Nice to write another blog for my experiences in October.
There are a lot of differences between Beijing and Nova Scotia.
As you all know that Beijing is a huge city located in China, there are thousands of people living there. I am one of them who lived in that noisy place for 15 years. Nova Scotia is quite different from that. It’s quiet and peaceful. Most of them are living in a house instead of the apartment. Trees grass and small animals are surrounding the house. Besides, almost every home has some pet such as dog and cat. Everyone is friendly and nice, they may say hello to you even they don’t know who you are. That was an experience that I never had when I was in China.
Canada is an English spoken country, their second language is French. And because of that, high school also offer French class or French immersion courses. In our school, we had Biology, Global geography taught in French. Canadian don’t speak very loud in public places, but they do speak loud in parties! Canadians are energetic and have a great passion every day. Chinese language has a lot of different tone, it changes its meaning when the tone sounds different. But the gamma between Chinese and English is quite similar. So it’s not that hard for me to learn English.
Smell: I am living in the rural place in Nova Scotia. There are farms around us, so there is the smell of farm. And in Halifax, there is the smell of sea water-salty but fresh. The air smell much fresher than in China. The pollution in China is terrible, so there is nothing smell good in my perspective.
Taste: The food in Canada is totally different from China. We usually eat more vegetables in China but here, most of the people are more comfortable with meat and pasta. Nova Scotia is famous for their donuts and by the way, my host mother just made homemade donuts a week before, It tastes so good!
Feel: I am satisfied with my experience up to now. I am happy to live with my host family and talking with my friends. But I miss the food in my hometown very much. So sometimes, I will go to Halifax to eat Chinese food with my best friends.
See you guys next time!!