Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Last month i read a book called "Death to all sacred cows".

The "sacred cows" are basically the things that people do in business just becouse they were allways done or becouse other business person or business books said it was eficient.

One example of a "sacred cow" is "the client is allways right". The book shows the other side of this kind of business belives. It shows that they are not allways right but also says that it's not allways wrong.

Basically the book shows us that diferent situations demand diferent approaches and you need to analyse which kind of action fits better depending on the situation.

The book, which was written by three businessmen whom own an advertising company, has a very informal language but with the appropriate terms and approaches for different ocasions, which makes the book very easy and interesting to read.

This book is a very good option for those who likes reading business books but don't appreciate the sofisticated and complicated language of some of them. It's a very accessible book but it's also very applicable.

Basically the main objective of this book, which can be found in the best bookstores around Canada, is to create a diferent perspective about the attitudes in the daily. There aren’t ready answers for all the situations. The answer is to find your own way to solve problems based on your own experiences and on your own profile.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm the kind of person who...

...likes to experience new things
...doesn't have problems waking up early
...aprecciates Tim Hortons cofee
...loves to travel
...loves to write

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In my second week in Vancouver i had a short but strange conversation. I was in the skytrain, it was about 8pm and a strange man sitted close to me. He was wearing strange clothes. Honestly, he looked like a homeless person. I was reading a book and suddenly he said to me that he couldn't understand how somebody can throw a golf ball for more than 200 yards. I told him that i couldn't understand either. He asked if i knew how to play golf and i answered him that i knew the sport but i couldn't play. After this he started to talk with himself, saying that golf was a strange and stupid sport. Suddenly he stopped talking and asked me witch station we were. I told him that we were at Edmonds. He asked me if that train was going to King George and I told him that the train was going to VCC - Clark so he noticed that he was on the wrong train and got off on that station.

It was a strange conversation but a good oportunity to test my english with a native speaker.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Some tips about living in Vancouver

You'd better buy an umbrella even if it's a sunny day, becouse the weather in Vancouver is the craziest weather in the world!

If you're a student and it's broken or allways out of money as me, you could try the Romano's Pizza. Its on Granville with Smith. This place is incredible becouse you can eat two slices of pizza and a pop for 3,75 dollars. It's big, it's delicious and it's CHEAP!!

You really should go out on sunny days becouse they are rare in Vancouver. You can go to Stanley Park in one of this days, enjoy the nature, the view and play with some squirrels.

Another good place to go is Lynn Canyon. This place is similar to Capilano Suspension Bridge, but it's for free!! You could have some picnics there but be careful if you're planning to have a barbecue some bears can try to join it.