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  • He's Shakespeare

  • hey this is MatSan

  • and welcome to our culture section

  • what are we going to talk about today?

  • we're going to talk about some

  • number one

  • Taiwan is not China

  • I knew it's gonna be the first one

  • why? Sansan

  • it's not about politics

  • it's more about...geographically

  • Taiwan is a separated island

  • we have our own government

  • our own president

  • our own economical system

  • social system as well

  • let's not talk about politics,

  • Taiwan is just a separate island

  • next to China yea

  • the second point

  • Taiwan is not Thailand

  • I think it's also because of

  • Polish

  • because of the language

  • so Taiwan, in Polish is

  • Tajwan

  • and Thailand in Polish is

  • Tajlandia

  • so every time when I say

  • I would say

  • in Poland

  • people can misunderstand

  • Taiwan and Vietnam

  • because

  • in Polish is Tajwan and Wietnam

  • sounds pretty similar, right?

  • not right

  • for me it's different

  • please

  • and the third thing

  • people are asking me

  • what kind of language does Taiwanese speak?

  • Taiwan...ese?

  • Chinese

  • we speak Chinese

  • Mandarin Chinese

  • thank you

  • the differences of Traditional/ Mandarin

  • and simplified Chinese is

  • about writing

  • writing looks different

  • but about speaking

  • you can communicate with Chinese

  • we can say

  • it's more like British English & American English

  • about Poland

  • which I really see this often

  • Poland does not have Polar bear

  • I just don't understand this really

  • why Polar bear?

  • but

  • there was an interesting story

  • before I came to Poland

  • and I was asking him

  • is there any Pull & Bear in Poland?

  • but Pull & Bear is a brand

  • a clothes brand

  • PULL & BEAR

  • and he was so...

  • angry, like: oh my God

  • why Polar bear

  • even she's asking me about that?

  • and he was like

  • you know, it's lots of people's misunderstanding

  • but Poland actually doesn't have any Polar bear

  • and Sansan was like, what's going on?!

  • I'm just asking about Pull&Bear not Polar bear

  • am I that dumb in your mind?

  • no

  • you're not

  • but we have brown bears

  • they only love in Tatra mountain

  • in mountains

  • which is at the south side of Poland

  • and it's only like few of them

  • it's rare

  • about Europe...

  • Romania is well known about brown bears

  • other than that...

  • well

  • Poland doesn't have Polar bear

  • so my friends

  • don't keep asking me

  • are you going to see some bears in the forests in Poland?

  • no

  • no my friends

  • I'm from United States!

  • this appears more about Taiwanese I think

  • Poland is not Portland

  • I know it sounds similar

  • but come on, Portland is a city

  • and Poland is a country

  • people are asking me like:

  • oh Sansan

  • how's your life in Portland?

  • Poland

  • and they're still like

  • whatever, Portland? Poland?

  • Jesus, for some people

  • even Poland & Holland

  • is pretty much the same

  • Taiwanese doesn't eat dog

  • yea yea

  • this is so often

  • especially here in Poland

  • people think that

  • all the Asian eat dogs

  • who eat dog in this age?

  • ok sorry

  • I know

  • Vietnamese

  • according to my friend

  • Vietnamese they eat dogs

  • Korean

  • probably still...?

  • some parts of China maybe

  • parts of China

  • not generally, but I'm not sure

  • but definitely not Taiwan

  • dogs are our best friends

  • and it's very popular to have dog as your pet

  • so we don't eat dog

  • because it was Easter

  • and I was just reading the menu

  • from Biedronka, like the supermarket

  • menu

  • and I was like

  • oh this looks good, it's cheap

  • but what's this shape?

  • and then

  • it's a rabbit!

  • and especially

  • it's super normal for me in here

  • you can actually buy rabbits

  • in a very small corner shop

  • and because of Easter

  • we put lots of cute rabbits in the commercial

  • and they're moving, chewing

  • and then you can just buy it and eat it

  • no

  • no no no

  • we shouldn't eat rabbit

  • you know

  • well we eat turtles

  • yea they eat turtles

  • and I had a turtle as my pet...

  • we eat crabs

  • they eat crab

  • and I had crab as my pet as well...

  • Poland is not a cold place

  • I mean, really

  • believe me or not

  • Poland is not a cold place

  • in winter it's very, very cold

  • especially for people who is from the hot countries

  • but

  • if it's about (summer) holiday times

  • it's super warm sometimes

  • really warm

  • 30 degree, 30 something even

  • so I would rather say

  • Poland is like this

  • very extreme, winter is very cold

  • summer is very warm

  • but for sure

  • if you're going to Poland

  • especially on holidays

  • don't take a very huge jacket

  • to protect yourself

  • no, it's not really cold in holidays

  • not every Asian is from Japan

  • okay?!

  • every time

  • when people meet me at the first time