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Busdrivers in Denmark September 4, 2008

Posted by Anders in Busdriver, Culture.

I’m admitting it. Even though Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world, a lot of us are running around unhappy. Especially in the morning. I take a bus to school every morning. No, it is not a schoolbus, but a public bus where not only students (although a lot of them are students) but everyone can use. Something I have noticed is that they do not smile at all. Most of them are just sitting there looking like they hate it and can’t stand their job. They probably feel that way, anyway.

Sometimes I can understand, though, why they look so mad. It must be a really crappy job to drive around a bunch of annoying students. There is one bus that transport mainly students from the trainstation out to the schools lying in the outer rim of the city. The busdrivers get yelled at, students provoke them, and some are just rude to them, but still, if they were just smiling to them just once in a while then they would probably give a smile back, other than all that other stuff.

So if any busdrivers read this, remember, smile at the passengers and they will probably smile back!

Me artistic? April 29, 2008

Posted by Anders in Culture, Exchange student, Exchangeprogram, Feelings, High School, Pictures, USA.
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I have this painting I painted in art class at school, and I wanna show you. First, let me tell about the assignment. We had to either paint something we had lost and never found, something we lost and had found, or something we will never lose. This is what came out of it.

Art Class PaintingClick on it to make it even larger

So let me explain a little bit. It took me about 3-4 weeks to paint it, where I had 5 days a week, 40 minutes a day. I chose the assignemt, what I will never lose, and I decided to paint something about identity and culture, since I am a foreign exchange student and I will never lose my identity. I decided to make the Danish flag with a little american flag inside of it (it even has 50 stars) to show how I always will have a little American culture inside of me, plus I have included something from the Danish and the American culture. I brought the Statue of Liberty with the American, although I decided to change the American Independence date to the Danish Independence date (or Liberation date). I included the Little Mermaid and Holger Danske from the Danish culture. A funny thing is the bridge. If an American look at this picture, they would say the bridge would look like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I originally intended to be the Great Belt Bridge since that is a huge achievement in Danish history and it was during my lifetime. In the end, I put a Danish farm on the picture to symbolize Denmark as an original farming nation.

I am very proud of this painting and I could probably work on it forever since I can find a lot of errors, but my teacher liked it. He gave me an A+ on it, or 392 out of 400. Not that many people got that in my class, only 2-3 others. So what do you think?