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Oct 14th 2010 3:06PM Not sure why Buenos Aires would be upset about losing a competition for best North American city...?
Jan 3rd 2010 9:08PM No more "last hour of the flight" nonsense? Huzzah!
Dec 8th 2009 1:03PM Hey, stereotypes are fun!
Wait - don't tell me - Canadians are humourless, too, right?
Sep 1st 2009 1:18PM 1.
4. Niagara Falls
6. Black box
Jul 14th 2009 10:54AM 1. Berlin
5. Recreational vehicle
9. John Steinbeck
10. The Prado
May 12th 2009 11:01AM I object!
According to the CIA World Factbook, the official languages of the Philippines are Filipino (a language based on Tagalog) and English. Tagalog is listed as one of the country's major dialects.
I demand a recount... :)
May 6th 2009 3:25PM Have fun! Have a drink (and smack someone?) for me!
May 5th 2009 1:31PM 1. Absinthe
7. Fenway Park
8. Jen Leo (fyi, she edited them; they're anthologies)
10. Filipino, English
Apr 28th 2009 1:11PM Interesting stuff. I got sucked in by the Gadling tweet (something about the Maori being a vanishing culture) and came straight here to disagree, only to find that you don't really go that far in your post. :)
What struck me in New Zealand, and with the Kiwis I've met around the world since, is how much more public knowledge there seems to be (among New Zealanders of European descent) about Maori culture and tradition, compared to, say, your average Canadian or American who will generally know sweet f.a. about Native American life. I also saw a degree of public respect for / interest in Maori culture (if not always for Maori individuals) that might be pretty superficial, I suppose -- I'm thinking of things like the hakka -- but is still something, compared to the indifference and contempt that I see here in Canada.
That's not to say that there aren't serious social problems, etc, etc facing the Maori. It's just interesting that they struck you more in New Zealand than here -- for me it was/is the opposite.