Tuesday, 16 September 2008

More Snow

My good friend Juliana (or simply Ju) came to NZ for a visit last week. It was awesome to see Ju again, hang out with her, take her around the country, and have some good chats. I just realised that we've been good friends ever since we were exchange students in the US (13+ years ago) and while we only get to catch up every one or two years we've always kept in touch.

We went to Mt Ruapehu with my work mates and Ju came along. Two days of snowboarding, a drive up to Taupo and Rotorua, and a few luge rides. Great fun!

What we didn't expect was that people here would find it extremely odd hearing an Asian girl speaking perfect Portuguese. Or speaking English with a Brazilian accent. Ju got several remarks from my Asian friends, but the truly surreal experience was at her last night here when we were having dinner at a Thai restaurant in Parnell. The waitress (Asian, presumably Thai) kept staring at Ju the entire evening, what made her feel quite uncomfortable, but I was laughing my head off.

Good times. Valeu Ju!

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