Thursday, August 17, 2017

Congreso de Hippo Mexico Amealco, Querétaro 2017

Hola todos, ¡soy Romain!

Ya se acabo el mes de julio en el cual preparamos el Congreso, ¡asi que el XIX Congreso de Hippo!

Durante el mes de julio, la preparación fue muy interesante. Mientras estábamos preparando las actividades, los disfraces, mientras estábamos ensayando las obras de teatro... me estaba imaginando el Congreso sin haberlo vivido...

El D-Day, nos fuimos en bus en el hotel. Durante el viaje, todos estuvimos medio dormitando porque era la mañana... Pero hubo momentos padres: la guerra de sesión, el chofer chistoso y la salida en Tula!

Decirse que personas, miles de años antes de nuestra época construyeron Atlantes tan grandes es impresionante.


También, tuvimos el concurso de foto en Tula (no sé por que no ganamos 😭😭😛😛)

El hotel era muy bonito, cuando el estilo revolucionario. Cuando llegamos, un revolucionario nos dio la bienvenida... VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!

Los 3 días se fueron rápidos! Entre las sesiones... las salidas en Tequisquiapan y en el viñedo... el rally... la actividad especial... la fiesta... No tuvimos tiempo de estar cansados!

Me acuerdo mucho de momentos muy emotivos, como las experiencias... Los que se van, los que regresan... El speech de Mauro fue también muy padre, todos queremos "Ser Natural"!!

Fue la primera vez que me di realmente cuenta del poder que tiene Hippo en las personas que creen en este proyecto de vida y su positive attitude: las personas que se acercan de ti para decirte hola mientras que no las conoces, poder sentarte en la mesa de cualquier persona para comer y platicar, o ver adultos tener pláticas con jóvenes y reírse juntos…


Vivir eso durante la sesiones y el Congreso confirma la vision de Hippo, y que somos una graaaan familia y creo que a todos notamos eso.




Después del Congreso, el lunes, fuimos a Xochimilco con los socios y los japoneses. Fue el momento para aprovechar con ellos!

Comimos juntos en la trajineras, cantamos y escuchamos mariachis.

Y al fin del dia, fue el momento para decir さようなら...

Esos días fueron muy bonitos y espero poder estar aquí para el XX aniversario, que va a ser aún mas padre!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tequisquiapan was different!

Hola Todos!
I left for Tequisquiapan on Viernes at approx 2:10 pm. I was supposed to get in the bus at 3:15 pm but we're late and missed that bus. Then Ivan and I waited for 2 horas at the Autobus station, and finally I got into the bus at 5:00 pm. By the way, the name on my ticket was "Shivani Sangh" and I didn't correct it this time because it happens all the time. Haha


I reached Tequisquiapan at around 9:00 pm and there I met my family. I walked to my casa with my mom, Monika y hermano, Martin. At Casa, I met abuelita, Hortencia y me hermano menor, Jair. We had dinner together and talked a lot about India, Tequisquiapan, Hippo and I tried to sing some Mexican song. Well, I'm not that bad of a singer. Haha
Then we went to sleep.
PS: Abuelita cooks delicious food!

On Sabado, I went to the Hippo Session with Martin and Jair and met new people. The session was amazing and different from the Hippo Sessions we have at CDMX. 


After the Hippo Session we went to our home and had lunch. Did I mention that the lunch was amazing? Well, it was like heaven! Hahaha
After being full of delicious food, we ninos helped packing obleas for my mom's work. After that we went to the Centro and spent some time there joking, talking, eating. And the highlight of my Tequisquiapan stay- I ATE CHAPULIN! AND THEY WERE TASTY! Haha Yo no se why I ate them but that was totally loco!


Si, for me, it was disgusting to eat them so I had to close my eyes. But you know, food is life and you only live once, so I ate them anyway. Haha

 Then we went to the shop where my mom works. My mom has a shop of Dulces and trust me she's
an amazing salesperson. I learned a lot from her.
After closing the shop, we came home and Martin made Margaritas for everyone. That too was really good. Then I tried to play Fifa on Xbox with Jair. We set a match between India and Bolivia and the score was 0-5, yes India lost very badly! Well, that was a bit depressing. Haha
After making India lose, we watched a movie, King Kong having Palomitas with salsa, Que Riccooo!

On Domingo, me hermanos y yo went to another Hippo session and there also I met new people. That session tambien was muy divertido!After the session ended, we discussed India and Mexico while having our palomitas and that was a really good conversation.

                                       

                         

After the session we went to our home and guess what? I had another delicious meal, Chile Rellena, Arroze y Frijole!
After having our lunch, we went to the shop where my mom was working. Again, I observed a lot about how she works unless Jair told me to attract the customers to the shop. All I had to do was to say, "Gusta Poblar Oblea y Amaryntho?" while offering some to the customer. In the beginning, I said, "No",  porque I was really afraid to do that but Jair insisted and so I started doing my job. And Thank God, I was able to attract at least one customer and that was a win win moment for me. I am really proud of myself. Haha

                        

Also I got a free cupcake from a lady who sold cupcakes in the adjacent shop and that was really tasty. I'm very lucky when it comes to food!
After closing our shop, we went to Pena de Bernal. It is a beautiful small town located on a rock and I was amazed to know that it's the largest rock in the world. We had Michelada and for dinner we ate Gorditas de migijan, again, which was very tasty. The funny thing happened there was that I put a lot of wakamole on my Gordita without realizing that it was muy picante, Muy rico pero muy picante, and when I had the first bite, my mouth burned. So, sadly I had to wipe that off.

                                            

                                            

                                                            

                                             
                             
Then on our way back to coche, we had pan dulce, enjoying the frio and the beautiful scene of Pena de Bernal. Then we went home.

On Lunes, I left for CDMX in the morning.


Tequisquiapan was amazing and different. The lifestyle, town and people there are different. I enjoyed every bit of my stay there and learned a lot from this experience. I wish to go back some day.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

la vida feliz de un hipopo chino en México

Hola todos, soy Margarita de china,  ahora pasando en México una vida muiticolor.
Llegué al aeropuerto en 7.1. Soy feliz ver todos los amigos!!!
Dos días despúes, empezaba mi trabajo, me gusta las actividades en hippo y me afectaban mucho la pasión de todos socios. La primera sesión es en domingo, me presenté a todos integrantes y me dieron bienvenidos calurosos. Me conmueve mucho, es es la impresión primera sobre nuestra familia.
  Antes, yo pensaría que hippo es una organización de intercambiar idiomas y una escuela interesante por su enseñanza. Como lo que pensaría sobre México. Pero, mira amigos!!


 Todos socios son súper amables, por que somos algo especiales. pero no, por que tratamos a todos amigos sin diferencias y siempre amorosos, en las primeras veces me sentí nerviosa, por que nunca había una ocasión que se hable tanto español incluso otros idiomas. Para una chica venida de un país reservado, cuesta tiempo para aconstumbrar. Pero como el objetivo y lo que hacen siempre los socios, siempre con una perspectiva multicultural y corazones abiertos. Poco a poco, dejé el miedo y vivir realmente aquí.


Y además, yo soy una tragona, me cae bien las comidas chinas, especialmente taco al pator!!! y quesadilla, gordida y jamaica!!!! ah, ahorita me muero de hambre.


Cuando ya acostumbré totalmente la vida aquí, fui a Cuernavaca para participar a una sesión allá. Aun que yo no soy una buena bailarina, pero se refiere al compartir la cuitura china, soy muy orgullosa por ser un chino y promocionadora de cultura china. Además me siento afortunada conocer muchos amigos de todo el mundo!!!


La tarea casi diaria es grabar videos, ser natural, no sea nerviosa, me dije a mí mismo miles de veces, aigunas veces pocas palabras, algunas veces casi un artículo. Pero con esfuerzo todos salen bien como desean.


La lección o impresión más importante que me enseñan todos hipopos es que nunca tenga miedo a equivocarse. Y así recibí muchos amores y progresos que antes. Ahora estamos preparando el congreso de 2017. Estoy muy curiosa por este espectalar evento anual. Y en mi parte se nesecita mucha cooperación.
 Todos los días en México, en hippo son milagros en mi vida común y corriente. Como una pluma de multicolor me escribe las huellas de multicultural.
  Gracias a Hippo!!!!!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Katiti in Korea

안녕하세요 am Katiti, now I'm intern in Japan Pleased!
I have been in office since September Hippo Japan last year, I am very happy to be here.

In May I had the opportunity to visit Hippo Korea, this was a great experience. At first I had no idea how great was Korea, when he thought about how he would imagine that Japan would resemble in many respects but, although Asia, Japan and Korea are very different; but it certainly was amazing, let's start. 




Korean people are very warm, everyone came to greet me, gave me his hand and a hug, why this surprised me so much? Because in Japan there is not much physical contact between people, ie not many hugs, not hold hands, of course they are very friendly but a little different; I mean this when I thought they were similar, they are actually very different. My mom Korean when I looked a little tired I rubbed her back and gave me encouragement, my mom in Daegu grabbed my hand or arm to walk, this was a bit strange for me at first, but of course is part of knowing a new culture and it is always important to have the mind and heart open.  





   

In Korea when you go to eat some water to drink for free, for example, in restaurants you can take all the water you want, waiters all the time bring you water at your table, and there are water dispensers in areas such as "fast food" Interesting right?




Utensils on the table are chopsticks and a spoon, both metal and rice eaten with a spoon without any problem; eat lots of food with spicy, often smells of food were similar to the smells of the food in Mexico, Korean food is spicy and extremely rich, I told one of my favorite foods is the "Bibimbap" and good every day I eat bibimbap in Korea, although of course I tried other foods.






I was only 5 days in Korea so only use once the metro, and is very spacious inside, you can spend with your credit card (like card for Metrobus or subway), and also note that there is a special lane for buses on the roads and in the city for public transport trucks, then if you go by car you get to put up with the traffic, but if you go on the bus no. KTX trip is the fastest train in Korea.






 


 The buildings are extremely high and they are all very similar, but all belonging to the same "unity" are equal you imagine LIVE IN THE FLAT 50 ?, I think it also gave me a little scared, I could not tell what the building in my Family living host. 







Hippo every day to participate in sessions Hippo 2 in Seoul and Daegu 2, did SADAS, metakatsu and Jikoshoukai, was very happy to be able to share my Spanish with them and they shared so much Korean. Korean partners will expect more partners from Mexico to Korea HIPPO, hopefully many partners Korea also go to Mexico, mudno is really small.








I had 3 adoptive families, they were all really nice to me, I really do family ties, my first family was mom, dad, two younger brothers and a sister, the children were very kind to me and helped me in everything, mom and dad helped me with I did not understand and we talked a lot. Daegu my family was new in Hippo, one had only 3 and the other 7 months very little but had the mind and open heart, and although only coexisted with them one day, it was a great time, my first family in Daegu was my father, mother and two younger sisters, one is in high school and one in high school, the time spent at school too, from 7 am to 10 pm, studying a lot. My second family was mom, dad and two younger brothers, one studying in secunadaria and my sister in elementary school, my mother lived for 4 years in Germany, so she could speak German, English and Korean, then at home also they speak English and German.






I want to go back to Korea and continue to learn a new culture, and of course buy some more Korean.



It looks like Mexico!









Thank you !