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You're in a country where everything feels different. The food isn't what you're used to; the people don't make sense. It's sensory overload and you're bewildered by all the things around you -- the language, the music, the faces, the smells.

Everyone is moving at lightning speed, and you're still staring at the food in the grocery store, confused about what to buy.

"I walked out of the ice cream aisle because I couldn't choose," said Erin Curtis, a Peace Corps volunteer.

But she wasn't talking about her time in Kazakhstan.

Curtis was referring to her trip to the local grocery in Lexington, South Carolina, last month.

Read more at CNN



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How do people celebrate National Punctuation Day, an event that promotes the correct use of punctuation?

Here are some suggestions from Jeff Rubin, the founder of National Punctuation Day in 2004:

  • Sleep late.
  • Take a long shower or bath.
  • Go out for coffee and a bagel (or two).
  • Read a newspaper and circle all of the punctuation errors you find (or think you find, but aren’t sure) with a red pen.
  • Take a leisurely stroll, paying close attention to store signs with incorrectly punctuated words.
  • Stop in those stores to correct the owners.
  • If the owners are not there, leave notes.
  • Visit a bookstore and purchase a copy of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style.
  • Look up all the words you circled.
  • Congratulate yourself on becoming a better written communicator.
  • If you still have time and energy, you can enter the first National Punctuation Day Haiku contest. Submit original poems about punctuation marks to

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    A May flood victim, a student activist, a school employee, and a priest- these are the unsung heroes that Conexión Américas will honor with the 2010 Orgullo Hispano Award this Friday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. during their Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration:                

    Francisco Reyes
    Flood victim turned neighborhood leader
    Conexión Américas' flood recovery response in Antioch

    Karla Vazquez
    Volunteer and student activist for the DREAM Act
    Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

    Adelina Winston
    Family advocate and exemplary public servant
    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

    Rev. Joseph P. Breen
    First non-Latino AMIG@ WE LOVE honoree for his contributions to making Nashville a welcoming community for Latino immigrant families
    St. Edward Catholic Church

    Conexión Américas will also recognize three young writers from local high schools for their winning entries in the 3rd annual “My Hispanic Roots, My American Dream” Essay Contest:

    Arturo Vazquez
    1st place

    Cynthia Ramírez
    Cane Ridge
    2nd place

    Andrea Jacky Gómez 
    3rd place

    Please honor these unsung heroes and young writers Friday at 6 pm at the Historic Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.

    The annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta follows at 7:00 p.m, featuring Latin American food, live Latin music by Kazique, artwork by Jairo Prado, and a carnival recreating a Central American folk tradition!

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    • For freelance translators, interpreters, and language professionals
    • Watch live video webcasts
    • Celebrate Translator's Day (30 September 2010)
    • Chat live with peers and presenters
    • Over 6,800 attendees last year (largest event in the history of the industry)
    • 100% free to attend
    • This event has been approved by the ATA for up to 10 continuing education credits

    Register here.




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