Intercultural Communication

Posted on August 13, 2008. Filed under: Culture, Philosophy, Travel |


My post today consists of my interview from The Pakistani Spectator. This is an online magazine produced to discuss issues of interest to the Pakistani people, and how world issues impact them. In their words: “We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.” They seem sincerely interested in providing a place for people to share their honest opinions about local and world events, and they’ve recently been doing a series of interviews with “notable passionate bloggers” from around the world.

I’m pleased to support their work, and thrilled they chose to interview me! The interview can be found HERE. (I’ve even included one or two personal details I don’t usually share here on the blog!)


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Great interview! And thanks for the plug. Reminds me that I ought to write another blog post soon…

Very nice interview! I enjoyed reading your replies!

good interview!

the post title is the title of one of my classes, haha.

yeah, i noticed that many people reveal lots of stuff they don’t usually do in their blogs, that’s what i like to read in the tps interviews.

and i’m your more than top 5 blogger, yay! πŸ˜€ you took up some of my empty slots, huh (‘cos i only named 3 in mine, heh)?

Thank you Deirdra, and you are quite welcome! Oh good! You post, I read. πŸ™‚

I’m glad you did, Shane! Thanks for taking the time to read it; I appreciate that.

Thank you, kaylee. I’m pleased you liked it!

We should all take that class, then, sulz. The questions were quite good, and I guess encourage people to be a bit more personal. Yes, I did steal a couple of your places, I appreciate the “donation”. πŸ˜‰

Hi Muse,
Great interview! I enjoyed reading it and I feel as if I know you a bit better.
I thought the questions were interesting and your answers were very thoughtful. Good job!

What a great interview, Muse. I can’t imagine you being gloomy. I laughed when you mentioned the cheezburger site. I never would have thought. πŸ™‚
Now I have to check it out.

I was very surprised and flattered that you mentioned my blog. Wow! Thank you.

It really is a great idea they had to do this. And that we get to find out these tidbits about other bloggers is an bonus!

Take care. πŸ™‚

Oooh, you got to know me a bit better and still came back! πŸ˜‰ Thanks TVB, I do appreciate it. The questions really were good, and it’s wonderful worldwide blogging project they have there.

Thank you, BD! Oh, you’d be surprised how gloomy I can be! I usually just don’t let it spill out onto the blog. When I have slipped up and done that, I haven’t liked the results. 😦 But, I can get over the gloomies fairly easily by doing this one thing; or asking myself this one question…I’m not saying what they are here because they’re going into my next post! πŸ˜‰ Yes, those cats and their cheezburgers appeal to the frivolous part of my nature. People either love ’em…or they don’t. You are welcome for the mention. It was heartfelt. I really like their approach, and what they are trying to do with their magazine.

Oh, wow! Thank you very much for the mention & link!

An excellent interview. You had some very thoughtful things to say there, and I particularly enjoyed the amount of optimism and happiness.

The biggest surprise, though: I certainly never would have had you pegged as a lolcat fan! πŸ™‚

good interview. Was reading your reply to one of the comments where you write that you get over your gloom quickly and don’t bring it on in your blog. That sure is a lesson I need to learn πŸ™‚

You’re very welcome, B0bby, and thanks for enjoying the optimism. I know, I know, about those ICHCheezburger cats! I’ve tried not to like them, really I have! πŸ˜‰

Stay tuned about getting over the gloom, Apar, as I’ll have more to say very soon. As for letting it into your blog, I think a lot of bloggers see the blog as a place to vent; to let off steam. I think that can be very beneficial if your intention is to use your blog as journal in that way. I certainly don’t think emotions should be repressed or denied at all, and venting is one way to deal with them. Thanks very much! I’m glad you liked the interview! πŸ™‚

I am sorry i havent been around much but, I have more news to share on my blog about my health but, i am too upset about it to post it right now 😦

Great interview, Muse!! Thanks for mentioning me. πŸ™‚

Ohnly think iz – Southern England ain’t as good as Northern England!

If you ever do get the chance to go – PLEASE go to Yorkshire, York and when you go to that city please go to the Cathedral, it is awe inspiring.

And they have a loverly museum of choo-choo’s. πŸ˜€

I wrote about it 😦

Just logged in and saw both your comments, and your post, kaylee. 😦 And, you’d just got out of the hospital! I have left you a comment, but I’m sending really good thoughts up Highway 10 to where you are!!!

Will, Yorkshire is gorgeous! I have been there in fact, and I sat on a moor with some sheep! Awesome! And actually my ancestors are up north (even more so), me being part Scottish and all. I just said southern England because I haven’t been there. And I want to see Glastonbury and Cornwall and crop circles!!! But, I would not go all that way without spending some time in the north, too, no worries. πŸ™‚ Alright, have put Cathedral on must see list. (Do you speak Yorkshire? Would I understand you if we met?) πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome, and thanks for mentioning me (I’m inspiring! woot!) on yours! I enjoyed yours thoroughly, it was quite thoughtful, and I realized I never thanked you… 😳

awww you are so nice πŸ™‚

LOL – No need for thanks, Muse! πŸ˜€

I have toned down my accent through sheer necessity here – people just couldn’t understand me. I even now refer to butter as butter rather than buttah. When I speak with people back home I do fall back into the twang so if you heard me then you would probably have some difficulty.

Alison has been known to translate for me, though. lol.

A Little Yorkshire dialect for you:

When greeting someone: “Ayup!”

When asking the way to York: “Weer’st Your’c rue’d?”

When asking for an umbrella: “Dus’t tha’av a ‘brolli?”

Not that complicated, eh? LOL

A good interview, your replies were thoughtful

Awww, thanks, kaylee. Hope you are doing better!

Hah! Is too complicated, Will. It’s an interesting dialect, Yorkshire, as it combines its own regional accent with elements of older English “tha (thou)” and the like. So, if I wish to understand you, I have to speak with you in Canada. πŸ˜‰

I appreciate that, gentledove. Thank you for reading it. πŸ™‚

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