by Annika L.
For my article this week I was going to do the first round of Ask Annika. However, I am so overwhelmed with questions that I have not had the time to sort through them all and provide answers. Luckily for you, respecting the obvious signal that my articles are in high demand, I have decided to write one anyways! My French friend Alex recently shadowed me for a day because his host was sick.
While in activity it was mentioned that Ask Annika has drawn hundred of responses and I hadn’t responded, I was forced to interview Alex. Alex, however, was very enthusiastic and up for the challenge — even though some of the time he did not know what I was trying to say. This seems to be very common though, even with English speaking people.
Q: What is your favorite thing about portland?
Q: What is your favorite food in portland?
A: ”Thai food”
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Portland?
A: ”Visiting downtown.”
Q: “What is your favorite memory you have made in portland?”
A: ”Hanging out with friends”
Q: “Do you know what Birkenstocks are?”
A: ”Yeah. Thats shoes? Why did you ask me this question?”
Q: “What do you think is strange about Portland?”
- “It is not necessarily strange, but there is lots of traffic at the same place and at the same time.”
- “In your school you can get up when you want to go to the bathroom and leave the classroom.”
- “You have lots of freedom, more than friends.”
- “Teacher relationship.” (Calling by first names)
- “All of the students have a laptop.”