28 May 2010

GV Summit 2010 - Things I learnt

Phew! The exam is finally finished. Let's continue with my GV memories!

Talking to people from around the world permitted me to know something new, which can be very different from what happen here, in Madagascar.

For example, Ruben Hilare, from Bolivia told me that in his country, we should NEVER say "thank you" to someone who gives us water. Interesting since in Madagascar, we are used to thank for almost everything we receive. There is even that recitation that says: "Raha misy manome zavatra ho anao, kingao ny hiteny hoe 'misaotra tompoko o!'" (When someone gives you something, never forget to say "thank you!")
It's also during the Summit that I knew about the existence of the people called "Aymara".

I heard from Catalina that in Colombia the only language used there is Spanish, in the street, at home, with friends, at school... But in Madagascar, we speak many languages, depending on where we are: at school, apart from language courses, the teaching language is French, so most of the time, we always speak French with teachers, at least during the class. With friends, there are many options. Me, for example, generally I speak Malagasy, but I also speak French with my friends. I speak Japanese during the Japanese course (though I'm not very skilled yet). I also speak Japanese with some other friends. At home, I speak Malagasy with everyone, sometimes I speak French with my sisters and sometimes English with my parents. In the streets... We can hear many languages: Malagasy, French, English, African, Chinese, Korean...

But apart from that, I learnt to communicate, to share... and I also improved my English. Yay! :)


  1. Good, continue like thah. Next time, try to translate some posts from gazetyavylavitra and put them here.

  2. Hope you did well on the exam! Was good to meet you in Santiago.

  3. I'm glad for read what you learnt. Keep writting your memories. That's wonderful!! :)



    PS. Hope you did well on the exam, too! ;)

  4. VEry interesting malgasy day's life...
    but loOol, African is not a language, isnt'it ?
    We could hear swahili, bambara, shikomori ;-)
    Great night in the malagasy bloagy party yesterday, have a good day