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Sorry for my ignorance (and I'd love for someone from there actually explain this to me as I didn't find many info on google at the time when I was curious about that topic), I know there's "french Canada" and "the rest of Canada", but shouldn't she know at least basic french?

Like, Simply Nail Logical, her accent is... Well... But she does speak and understand french and she said in some videos she learned it in school, so I kind of assumed (or it validated my ideas of Canada), that in the whole country you at least learn french in school.

Sorry for being ignorant, I never got a chance to actually ask someone who knows the inside-out or even been to Canada.

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Tom seems like he is home a LOT though....does he still "go to work" so to speak? Good for him if he doesn't have to, but Taylor seems pretty bothered when he's home. Like when she was filming the stuff for her "outfits" and he popped in she seemed properly bothered he came home, lol. Taylor...if you are reading this....I know money is great but you would most likely be so much happier back in Japan or even Canada and ALONE until you figure out what you really want out of life. Get a real career that fulfills you! 30 is young, you have a good ten years to have kids. You can always freeze your eggs. Meh...I just hate watching stuff like this as it unfolds.

Sorry for my ignorance (and I'd love for someone from there actually explain this to me as I didn't find many info on google at the time when I was curious about that topic), I know there's "french Canada" and "the rest of Canada", but shouldn't she know at least basic french?

 

As far as I know people from Toronto don't particularly speak French....but these kids are young, she should be able to say a few words. It pisses me off because it appears she does know a few words...like when she told the kid he could swim in the tub, she said 3 times "you can swim in here" and then FINALLY she said "piscine?" which is pool. If you know it then talk to the kid in a language he knows ffs. Same for the happy birthday song, why not "joyeux anniversaire"....it's just dumb IMO. Not like the kids are going to benefit or become bilingual from a few days of English.

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Sorry for my ignorance (and I'd love for someone from there actually explain this to me as I didn't find many info on google at the time when I was curious about that topic), I know there's "french Canada" and "the rest of Canada", but shouldn't she know at least basic french?

Like, Simply Nail Logical, her accent is... Well... But she does speak and understand french and she said in some videos she learned it in school, so I kind of assumed (or it validated my ideas of Canada), that in the whole country you at least learn french in school.

Sorry for being ignorant, I never got a chance to actually ask someone who knows the inside-out or even been to Canada.

 

I've been asking the same thing, and people explained it a few pages ago. Not all people in Canada learn French at school, from what I remember schools usually give students a variety of languages to choose from, so you can choose French, but you may as well learn Mandarin or German.

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About her speech at uni...what is she planning to teach those business students? How to pick up a rich CEO to fund all your shit? 

But, I didn't find her that horribly awkward with the kids. Maybe it was only the language thing.

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Some thoughts:

- I have a few Canadian friends and what they say is that you don't have to learn French unless you live in Quebec. That said, it should be an elective at most schools.

- helicopter between Macau and HK is not that uncommon. It's an upper-middle class thing to do (about HKD 4000/ USD 500/ GBP 400 for a two-way trip I think). Expensive, but it's a nice thing to do.

- the hotels in Macau are all fairly insane. Macau is basically a floating casino. The casino industry has an insane amount of power in Macau - there's a smoking ban in Macau except in the casinos ('cuz business ya'll). The level of insanity for that hotel in the video is nothing out of the ordinary. And OT: some of the hotels are the gaudiest, ugliest pieces of architecture you will ever see. It's actually pretty impressive how gaudy they are.

- There's really... not that much to do in Macau except casinos. There's some nice old buildings though if anyone ever finds themselves in that part of the world. The kid's play area didn't seem like anything you couldn't get in HK? Not sure why Macau was chosen at all except that it's close I guess, maybe also the kids have never been (but they're so young... they're not gonna remember much).

And yea... I'm fairly surprised her vlogs are like 2 weeks behind.

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Some thoughts:

- I have a few Canadian friends and what they say is that you don't have to learn French unless you live in Quebec. That said, it should be an elective at most schools.

 

Usage of French is more important in Quebec (only officially French province), but you should know if it you live in Ottawa/ Eastern Ontario, New Brunswick (official bilingual province), and Manitoba/ Winnipeg. But French is taught as a second language all across the country. Normally, you start in grade 4 and have to take it until grade 9. Then it's option if you want to take in after grade 9. For me, I started learning French in kindergarten, and I'm from Ottawa. I don't know if that was just my school or if it's my school board or Ontario's curriculum.

Depending on the school, you might be able to learn additional languages, but more often it'll be in high school starting around grade 10. My school offered Spanish, and then later they did a small class for Latin. Decades ago they used to teach German. But there were other schools that offered Arabic or Somali or Japanese (only 1 school offered these), depending on the population, I guess. Mind you, this was 10+ years ago, so I don't know if the offer any of those other languages. You can take Saturday School for other language, with Mandarin being the most popular language being taught. I took German on Saturdays in grade 12, but I had a friend do Vietnamese, Japanese, and they offered other courses like Swedish and Khmer. As a kid, I did Italian Saturday school, and I think they had others for other immigrant languages like Greek, Arabic, etc.

To comment on Taylor's French, it's quite poor. She said, "C'est plus gros" When maybe she meant "trop" or "si" or "vraiment", etc., and she misgendered "piscine". She doesn't seem to know French from the video...

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^ did she have permission to have the kids faces on video like this?

anyone willing to make a summary?

 

I'm sure she did. I don't know why anyone would think she would not ask permission for that.

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"I don't want to show my kids after 2 because it wouldn't be right when they are too young to understand the internet" but ff***** my family member's kids 

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This girl haves all the time of the world and doesn’t have to worry about work in her life. Yet she’s behind by two weeks. Definition of laziness. 

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This girl haves all the time of the world and doesn’t have to worry about work in her life. Yet she’s behind by two weeks. Definition of laziness. 

 

The only work she worries is getting pregnant apparently 😂

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Some thoughts:

- I have a few Canadian friends and what they say is that you don't have to learn French unless you live in Quebec. That said, it should be an elective at most schools.

- helicopter between Macau and HK is not that uncommon. It's an upper-middle class thing to do (about HKD 4000/ USD 500/ GBP 400 for a two-way trip I think). Expensive, but it's a nice thing to do.

- the hotels in Macau are all fairly insane. Macau is basically a floating casino. The casino industry has an insane amount of power in Macau - there's a smoking ban in Macau except in the casinos ('cuz business ya'll). The level of insanity for that hotel in the video is nothing out of the ordinary. And OT: some of the hotels are the gaudiest, ugliest pieces of architecture you will ever see. It's actually pretty impressive how gaudy they are.

- There's really... not that much to do in Macau except casinos. There's some nice old buildings though if anyone ever finds themselves in that part of the world. The kid's play area didn't seem like anything you couldn't get in HK? Not sure why Macau was chosen at all except that it's close I guess, maybe also the kids have never been (but they're so young... they're not gonna remember much).

And yea... I'm fairly surprised her vlogs are like 2 weeks behind.

 

Oh my, the hotels. They are insane. Most of the times we go I'm bitter, because the rooms (we take 2 bed ones) are bigger than my own flat :P 

And I wouldn't say there's not much to do in Macau, especially if you've never been before! See the ruins of St Paul, there's a nice little park kind of thing right next to it with a museum at the top, the Coca Cola museum, eat in the famous pork burger place or the famous desert place or even if she wants to go spend some more money there's this one casino/shopping place where on one level you get interactive xbox like games, and on the bottom level there's a HUGE slide going for two levels - I don't remember which shop it was, but it was opposite Louis Vuitton, there's the constant shows... And there's a lot more I can't remember right now. Or even the little "shows" at hotel entrances, those are pretty cool too! There's so much to show...

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Sorry for my ignorance (and I'd love for someone from there actually explain this to me as I didn't find many info on google at the time when I was curious about that topic), I know there's "french Canada" and "the rest of Canada", but shouldn't she know at least basic french?

Like, Simply Nail Logical, her accent is... Well... But she does speak and understand french and she said in some videos she learned it in school, so I kind of assumed (or it validated my ideas of Canada), that in the whole country you at least learn french in school.

Sorry for being ignorant, I never got a chance to actually ask someone who knows the inside-out or even been to Canada.

 

I don't think you're ignorant. If you don't live in Canada you can't know how thing are done. Fiancee spoke to a Canadian person from Vancouver and they said they don't and didn't learn French. Their native language was Chinese (forgot which dialect) and they also learned sign language. On the other hand, fiancee also has relatives living in Toronto? and while they speak both English and French, they only use English. Apparently, those living in Quebec have to learn English if they want to find a (better) job, while those from the other provinces don't have to learn French to land a job. But what do I know? I haven't even left the country I'm in (yet.)

It was annoying to see Taylor interacting with the kids and she paid more attenton to the camera than to the kids. I think she wanted to be the "cool auntie" - she acted the same with the kids on her side of the family. Maybe she'll bond more with her own child if she has one. It's also possible she wanted to let Tom and his sister to talk more without having to worry much about the kids. We can agree that sometimes not having to watch over your own kids for a few minutes (or hours) feels nice. 

I liked the video for most part as it was diversified. 

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Also, when they were younger, she didn't want to show their face, or film when they went to Disney because she wanted to give her kids her full attention... but now that they are older, easier to be recognized, it's suddenly ok to show them to distract from her husband's shady business controversy?
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To clear up the French stuff:

- Taylor absolutely would have taken French in school. Ontario (as it's right next to Quebec) is one of the provinces that mandates early learning of French. I've lived in both Eastern and Western Canada, and Eastern Canada has mandatory language education curriculum that Western Canada does not have. 

- Simply Nailogical works for the federal government, meaning she has to have an above average proficiency of French language skills to do her job. 

So Taylor definitely learned French as a kid, and maybe even took it until high school, but she obviously hasn't retained a lot of it as it's not an everyday skill she needs. It's also kind of obvious languages aren't something Taylor excels at because she's been living in Asia for nearly ten years and never picked up on any of them - and that's okay! 

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