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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

  • they're asking me

  • oh you're from Taiwan

  • Asia

  • so do you know Japanese?

  • I don't!

  • or even in the bus

  • on the street

  • we can hear people

  • from far distance saying:

  • Japanese!

  • or some people is like:

  • hello! hello! (in Japanese)

  • there was a guy in Łódź

  • saying that to you every time

  • we're living in the same district

  • it's a teenager, I don't know him

  • but every time he saw me

  • he's like: Hello! in Japanese

  • and I'm like

  • not Japanese (in Polish)

  • like, I'm not Japanese

  • I'm Taiwanese

  • Polish don't speak Russian

  • really, Polish don't speak Russian

  • just don't understand this wrong

  • we speak Polish

  • I'm from Poland, I speak Polish

  • People from Russia they speak Russian

  • I don't even know Russian

  • I know Hello (in Russian)

  • because it's reversed of Hello in Polish

  • and I can count to 10 in Russian

  • that's all I can

  • is it like

  • (as Polish) it is easier to understand, to learn Russian?

  • for us

  • I would say yes

  • but

  • not about writing

  • because they've got different writing

  • they don't use the English letters

  • Roman letters

  • we do

  • Russian don't

  • lots of people from Asia

  • as I heard from you

  • they think that

  • all the Caucasian are very tall

  • like, all of us

  • including girls

  • what I have to say

  • in Poland

  • you would be very surprise

  • that lots of girls especially

  • are very small

  • lots of them are smaller than me

  • I'm 162cm

  • and they are mostly like

  • 155cm

  • something like this

  • really

  • very very tiny

  • I mean, nothing offensive

  • it's cute!

  • very nice

  • I'm just saying that

  • don't think

  • that everyone here is so huge

  • guys are

  • how tall are you?

  • 182cm

  • 182?

  • no 184cm

  • 184...

  • I'm pretty tall

  • but it's not really super huge in here

  • people are even like 190cm, or more sometimes

  • I'm usually hanging out with he and his friends

  • and they're all super tall

  • over 180cm

  • so I feel so tiny

  • like I'm walking with a bunch of forest

  • like trees

  • I think that's pretty much it

  • we can make more of this topic

  • I think we will

  • if you do have something that

  • you're curious about Poland or Taiwan

  • or the whole Asia or Europe continent

  • please feel free to tell us

  • comment below as always

  • so that's it, I hope you guys enjoy this video

  • we just try to make it simple