I arrived in New Zealand four days ago and since then I have been learning a lot about my dad's side of the family. I am staying with my granddad and Moy. They live in Hamilton, which is an interesting city with a lot of places to go to, like the dairy that I went to last Thursday. When Moy told the clerk, Kevin, that I was from America, he gave me his most popular candy, Pineapple Chunks.
We also went to some of the local malls and markets. we went to three malls and I couldn't find a single game stop! the only shops they had were, like, Claire's and Bed, Bath& Beyond, ect. . Even though it's Christmas time here ,too, there are no repetitive winter or Christmas songs. even though Santa's there, there are no snowy blah blah decorations. Because theres no snow in New Zealand EVER!!!(except for mountains)...
My granddad took me to his neighbourhood market today and I loved it. we found asparragus, red peppers, carrots, ice cream and even coffee. bread and olive oil, flowers and plants,etc. there's good coffee wherever we go in New Zealand.
I can't even begin to count the differences between here and in America; they are on the other side of the world, they speak without pronouncing the Rs, they switch the U and I sounds when they speak. when we drive a car, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car and drive on the left side of the road. For pedestrians there are funny looking poles with a button to press and when the light changes in makes a funny sound:file:///C:/Users/Andrew/Documents/trafffff.wma