Wednesday, June 14, 2006

united nations

Today is the 3rd Annual International Webloggers Day. Bloggers from around the world are encouraged to make mention of this day and spread the word.

I myself had a pretty cross-cultural morning. Picture a Canadian (me!) and an American meeting in a German city, having coffee at an Italian bistro and Chinese buffet at a restaurant with a Japanese name!

Ginnie was in town again for a few days after her Scandinavian cruise and we managed to spend a few hours together talking and taking in the bright flags and World Cup souvenirs that are all over Hannover right now. As other bloggers have mentioned, the World Cup in Germany seems to be bringing about a sense of national and international pride and unity. That's a Good Thing.

And of course we all know that blogging is also about bringing people together who may otherwise never have met, online or off. Blogging crosses international boundaries, breaks down stereotypes and promotes mutual understanding. It emphasizes the similarities between us and celebrates the differences.

It's International Webloggers Day. Go reach out to someone right this minute. Because I said so.

why can't we all just get along?


At June 14, 2006 4:36 p.m., Blogger Expat Traveler said...

awww - great meet up! Ironic and funny.

I'd be so into looking at the garb, and then probably would walk away with nothing!

I love the earth pic and well thanks for telling us about the day!

At June 14, 2006 4:57 p.m., Blogger Calamity Tat said...

Oh I will Christine I will, I'm reaching out as I write... sorry I haven't popped over in a while but what an apt day to pop in huh....

At June 14, 2006 5:22 p.m., Blogger EuroTrippen said...

... we can all hold hands and sing 'we are the world'!

At June 14, 2006 5:44 p.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

HA. Yes, we all can sing "We are the world!" What a great rendezvous (again), Christina. It's becoming a habit. And I, too, love that pic of our Mother Earth (with Moon looking on).

At June 15, 2006 12:35 a.m., Blogger Dixie said...

I love how international blogging helps break down stereotypes and helps build up friendships.

At June 15, 2006 12:45 a.m., Blogger J said...

Your second to last paragraph is sooo true!

Thanks for participating in IWD. I hope you decide to next year also.

At June 15, 2006 6:27 a.m., Blogger Lynn said...

Happy International Webloggers Day!

Thanks for featurin the day.

I am a Canadian back in Canada, missing Germany.

Oh the grass is always greener, yet my house is messy too!


At June 15, 2006 10:45 a.m., Blogger christina said...

expat - some of the souvenirs are so funny and the hats and t-shirts are great.

Tat - Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm am SO behind in my blog reading but will catch up with your lovely blog soon.

Eurotrippen - YES! And then we can sing Kumbaya and drink hot chocolate with marshmallows and everything will be all right.

Ginnie - Well, you know I had a lovely time because how could I not. :-)

Dixie - You're right - Where would we all be without blogging?

J - long live diversity!

Lynn - Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Hey, maybe we should trade houses?

At June 15, 2006 4:31 p.m., Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Well, I've now noted it in my calendar. Happy International Webloggers Day!

At June 15, 2006 9:25 p.m., Blogger traveller one said...

Um what day is it today? Wed? Thurs? I never know!! So I am a day late.. waahhhh... Happy IBD! (Wait no that would be Irritable Bowel Day!) Happy IWD!!! (That's better isn't it?)

At June 15, 2006 11:33 p.m., Blogger christina said...

Canadian Swiss - next year everyone will be in on it. These things take a while to get around.

Traveller One - Last time I looked it was Thursday, but don't quote me on that. And LOL on IBD. Somehow I don't think it would be quite right to use "happy" and "irritable bowel" in the same sentence. :-)

At June 16, 2006 9:01 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I laughed when I got to the "Good Thing" part. Either we're social vibing or the evil Martha's influence is rearing its ugly head. :)

(dude, we've totally got to get a bigger moon)

At June 16, 2006 10:08 a.m., Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

OMG! I was so busy with my Referat on Wednesday that I totally forgot about this! *heul*

At June 16, 2006 12:30 p.m., Blogger christina said...

elle - I think I was chanelling Martha when I wrote that, 'cause she's my (secret) idol. And yeah, what's with the moon?

Elemm - naughty boy, how could you let school get in the way of blogging? ;-) There's still time to catch up!

At June 19, 2006 8:53 a.m., Blogger Kala said...

I actually did not know that! wow - international bloggers day - nice world photo with the moon! I need to find me a spaceship to take some of these cool photos ;)


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