I am from Ethiopia

I am from Ethiopia, one of the most beautiful countries in the east part of Africa.
The country with the flag of three colors of green, yellow and red.
Gifted with comfortable climates with thirteen months of sunshine.
The country which is well known for its long, amazing Blue Nile river.
With the high volcanic mountains, and the large Rift Valley giving unique geographical identity.
With the people of diverse cultures, languages, clothing and interesting life styles.

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Learning the Cambodian Traditional Mask Dance

The Cambodian mask dance is hard to learn. Students need to be strong and healthy. The mask dance is performed for any celebrations and for foreign people when they visit Fine Art school in Cambodia. The students perform it. The mask dances have their own costume with colors and brightness.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Sovanthy Meng.

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The most beautiful Blue River Nile Falls

We are surrounded by many different beautiful things, even though in our world there are contrast or ugliness for the beautiful things. People may have their different views for their choice of their most beautiful things. I think the most beautiful thing for me is the Blue Nile waterfall, which is located in the northern part of Ethiopia. When I visited this place a few times I was amazed by the view of the waterfall itself and the landscape around the river.

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My New Home In Minnesota

I was very young when I left Mexico. I flew from Mexico to Los Angeles, California. My brother was waiting for me in the airport. He’s been living in this country for 20 years. When I was in California for these three days, I really enjoyed it because he brought me to this nice restaurant where they serve the best food from my town in Mexico.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Patricia M. Guerrero.

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A little different wedding

There are differences and common wedding ceremonies in Cambodia, between city and the countryside communities.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Sovanthy Meng.

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Sweet 15 (quinceañera)

Mexican families have a lot of traditions, but one of the most important is when you celebrate every girl’s Sweet 15 birthday. In Spanish, she is called quinceañera. Mexican families celebrate their girl’s Sweet 15 because it is when you are not a little girl any more. At the age of 15 years, you become a woman.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Patricia M. Guerrero.

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My culture

I was born in Ethiopia, the country located in East Africa. There are many different cultures and traditions in Ethiopia. I adapted some of the various cultures from my family and also from people I lived with. Some parts of Ethiopian cultures that express my identity and life style are my communication, my religion and social activity.

This blog features new Minnesotans who are studying English at Rondo Community Outreach Library in St. Paul. This blog entry was written by Ermias.

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What is culture?

Everybody has his or her own culture. Culture is the way human beings live for a long time in a certain area. This means the way people eat, what they eat, what they use for life, what kind of clothes they wear and what kind of religion they follow. Culture is made up of many things such as language, clothes, food, religion, music, tradition and celebration. In the culture, the language is the most important for me.

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