INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts

Our Fun Facts for today consist of some funny laws existing in different countries. A few of them might be just a little outdated. But judge for yourself…

In Canada, if you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

Yeah right, so that you don’t have any means to do further harm – none at all.

In France, no pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner.

Would Hollande be OK?

In Alaska, U.S., it is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

Seriously, who would do that?

In Florida, U.S., it is considered an offense to shower naked.

OK, really???

In Idaho, U.S., it is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing more than 50 lbs (~ 23 kg).

I take this as a personal offense – gimme my candy!

In Ohio, U.S., it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

First of all, how would someone get that done? Secondly, how could anyone ever tell??

In Kentucky, U.S., no female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.
[Ammendment] The provisions of this statuate shall not apply to […] to female horses.

OK, so does this mean that women and female horses are on the same level and even more disturbing – do horses in Kentucky usually wear bathing suits?

In Pennsylvania, U.S., all fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

Yeah, because you know when there will be a fire. They are always so reliable.

In Texas, U.S., criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

Dear Madam and Sir, I hereby inform you about my intention to murder you tomorrow at 8 p.m. I f this time does not suit you, we can reschedule. Sincerely yours,…

Hope that cheered you up a bit 🙂

See you soon,

Annika

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

International Vancouver: Oppa Gangnam Style!

Canada is such a multicultural place, especially Vancouver. It is home to one of the biggest Asian communities! And this post is one of the reasons why I think Vancouver is such an international city. And before you all say something, I know this post is way overdue…but I’m still going through with it. For those of you who didn’t know, I was born in South Korea but moved to Vancouver when I was only seven.  And every time I meet someone new and after when they find out that I’m Korean,  immediately they start doing this – Op, op, op, Oppa Gangnam Style *dance moves*. Seriously? And after their horrible rendition of this song, they proceed to ask me what the song lyrics actually mean. It amazes me how viral the music video has gone yet so many people don’t know what the lyrics mean, well more like they don’t take the time to find out for themselves.

So read carefully…because I am about to explain what the song is about…for like the 50th time. Basically, Psy, the singer and creator of this song, talks about the lifestyle of Gangnam (a district in South Korea). He describes how the women in Gangnam act proper during the day time but become wild during the night. And Psy talks about about how he is the right kind of man for these ladies in Gangnam.

There, now you know a little bit more about the song and what Psy is talking about. Like I said, Vancouver is a city known for one of the largest Asian communities, but I think Koreans definitely stand out…due to the help from this famous song.

Isn’t it crazy how one video went so viral worldwide? It has reached over a billion views on Youtube! 

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT announcement!

Two days of break from drinking is more than enough 😛 so tomorrow we will meet at Doolin’s Irish Pub for our weekly pub night! If you came out last week, you know how much fun it was playing games and winning prizes. Why not come out tomorrow to win some more? We will play BATTLE OF THE SEXES and determine which gender is superior…I think girls will win this: women power! Another game we will play is Jenga -remember playing this in your childhood? If not, find out tomorrow how awesome it is! And of course, how can we forget Cards Against Humanity? 

Also at the pub night, guess the number of M&Ms in a jar and win it! Who doesn’t love chocolate 😉  So come out tomorrow, play some games,  find out who is more intelligent, women or men?

When: Wednesday March 20 7:00 pm

Where: Doolin’s Irish Pub, 654 Nelson St  Vancouver, BC

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Today I want to share something special with everybody. Namely my favorite Artist Ria Engelen, she is a new and upcoming artist, so like her on Facebook. She has painted many paintings and sculpted many sculptures, however below you will find my favorite painting from her work so far.

The painting is called “The Seasons of Life”.

In this painting you can see an apple tree going through all the seasons. Starting at spring with beautiful apple blossom, getting apples in the summer and then losing all leafs in the fall and then starting over again after the winter has blown over.

Secondly, you can see the seasons of a woman’s life. Starting as a child, growing to be a woman in her prime and ending life as an older lady who has all the experience and memories to prove it.

You can also see the rising sun by day and the moon by night, which also can mean the rising dawn and the fall of dust, the beginning and the end.

However, everybody sees something different and for everybody art has different definitions. Do you want to share yours?

Just mail it in and win prizes!! 

Have a nice weekend.

Petra

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Smart Saver Vancouver

Are you going to be in Vancouver for a while and are your bangs starting to get in the way? Finding a cheap place for both men and women to get your hair cut here can be quite difficult since there are a lot of options available, but they are usually way too expensive for just a simple hair cut.

One option that I have looked into several times now is, of course, Craigslist. People post advertisements on hair salons every day. There are always great deals available such as ‘two for the price of one’ or ‘bring a friend and the next haircut is for free’.. You need be very careful with scams when using this site though so make sure you are aware of that before you let someone come into contact with your hair with a pair of scissors!

FOR THE LADIES:

#1 –> Amanda – Hair stylist from home

Price list:

  • Blow-dry/style: $10-$15
  • Woman’s cut/style: $15-$20
  • Colour re-touch: $20-$25
  • Full Colour: $30-$40
  • Partial highlights: $30-$40
  • Full highlights: $40-$50

*all services include a blow-dry/style of your choice!*

For more information go to her advertisement on craigslist, give her a call or email her and set up an appointment if you are interested!

#2 –> Chura Hair Salon

If you want to go to a proper salon then another cheap option is in downtown; Chura Hair Salon.

To get your haircut it will only cost you CA$30 and or just CA$5 to get your bangs cut.

For more information visit the website.

FOR THE MEN:

Kings Men Hair Design

One of my colleagues went to this salon and was very pleased with the service there and the reviews found online are also great!

Price: CA$15 for regular cut

Address:

2072 Kingsway Suite 1
Vancouver, BC
V5N 2T3 Canada

Phone number: 604 – 879 – 1614

Call them and make an appointment!

Hope this helps!

Cheers,

Lies

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com 
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com 

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming Events

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend and recouped enough energy for a fresh new week. Today I will be informing you about upcoming events you definitely do not want to miss out on!! We will be offering exiting trip to the Sun Peaks, Women Soccer Games and Seattle.

  • WOMEN SOCCER GAME

When: Sunday 29 January

Times: 17:00 / 20:30

Price: $ 20*

The best women soccer players of the world? Watch the final game of qualification for the OLYMPIC GAMES in London. On sunday the 2 best national teams from North America will play against each other. The finals will take place at the C LIONS STADIUM, one of the newest and best stadiums in Canada.

We can not make reservations, that is why you have to decide fast!!!!

Come to the PuB Night on wednesday or give the money to Nicolas or Petra at the Staffhouse.

Do not miss this amazing change to see the stadium from the inside and in action by the best North American Woman Soccer players!!!

*If we are more than 10 people (groupticket), so invite your friends!

For more information click here.

  • SUN PEAKS SKI RESORT

When: Friday 17 February 2012 at 13:00 / Sundag 19 February 2012 at 21:30

Price: $280 for INTERNeX Candiates and $290 for non INTERNeX Candidates

The third weekend of February you must come with us to the SUN PEAKS SKI RESORT! During this trip you will have 2 FULL DAYS of SKIING or SNOWBOARDING and in the evening you can relax you muscles in a HOT TUB or have a pint of beer in a PUB or NIGHT CLUB.

Sun Peaks Resort facilitates the most amazing winter playground full of endless entertainment options for everyone!

However if YOU DON’T LIKE TO SKI you can also do several other winter activities like SNOW SHOEING, SNOW MOBILING, DOG MUSHING, ICE SKATING and many more.

2 weeks ago Lydia went to Sun Peaks to check out this trip for you guys! Click here to read about her experiences!!

Come and join us at the SUN PEAKS click here to sign up.

Click here for more information about the Sun Peaks.

    • SEATTLE

We are planning to go the Seattle in February! However at this moment we don’t have enough information.

We will keep you posted.

Greets,

Petra

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Olympic Highlight 2010-02-23

So as the rest of the world was watching the men’s hockey match between Germany & Canada I have to admit I was encaptured by the women’s figure skating short program. It was quite a long program running up to 3 hours but the highlight of the event came with the final 3 skaters. Long time rivals, South Korean Kim Yu-Na and Japanese Mao Asada battled it out with two very fierce routines. However, no one came quite close enough to Kim’s “bond girl” dance which landed her a new world record mark of 78.50 points, a 4.74 point lead on Asada. This world champion, at the young age of 19, has dominated the season and is a hot favorite both back home in South Korea and in Canada due to the fact that she has done considerable training over here. But she showed few signs of the enormous pressure on her shoulders and confidently nailed all of her jumps whilst still keeping a her energy levels high. However, the person that truly stole the spotlight for me was Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, who just two days ago had sadly lost her mother to a sudden heart attack just shortly after arriving in Vancouver to support her daughter. Wearing a black costume, the world silver medallist skated cleanly to her tango short programme “La Cumparsita” to the cheers of the spectators who rose to their feet at the end of her two-and-half minute routine. She hit all of her elements and tearfully finished her routine which earned her a season’s best 71.36 points and the accolades of the 11,000-plus crowd. This was definitely be a moment that will go down in Olympic history and hopefully Rochette will be able to continue on her path to the podium…Canada is really rooting for you!