Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm chilean

I'm gonna to talk you about a comment that I had from a brazilian four years ago. I was in high school on a trip with my classmates on Brasil and this guy who made the tour says that the chileans are: very shy people, but in a bad way because when we were in a group of people, like friends, we took personality and laugh of the other people, or made unpleasant comments of them. Also there is the comment of Ominani who said "that been a chilean is a tragedy". I love my country and all that ... but my family and I lived something like that comment of Ominami when we arrive from Brasil after almost 8 years, I was very little but I felt that kind of envy from "the chilean people". The first year of school was hard because the girls (but not the boys) were cruel. Mom and dad experiment the envy of there old friends, but envy of what? I don't know. A friend of my dad who was chilean but settle in England come to visit us and said the some comment of Ominami. So that is the awful truth, isn't? We' are envious people. But also we had good things. The prank of the chilean, when the chilean is in an other country knows how to take advantage of the earliest apportunity. We are very good host when a foreigner come to visit our country, also we are good to makes jokes.
I don't know how present are our roots. My mom is from the north of Chile, and for me the roots that I have are from the history and culture of the mining people, the desert, and that but also I fell the love from the history of Brazil culture and history, so I don't really know .... I don't fell the roots from the people of the south of chile and to the problems of the indigenous from Arauco.
I thing that our roots are more farway from us compared to other countries of Chile. Maybe because we are divide from the rest of America because of the range of the Andes, and we're almost lonely, and for that reason the history of our country are insolated, and we don't really cultivate are roots in general. I knew Pablo neruda poem's from a song of a brazilian group, and the people on the rest of the world know us because of Pinochet, and the return of the democracy, and of course Salvador Allende, I don't know if that is good or bad, some people admired us, for that we had the respect from other countries, because we choose the democracy, when I travel I said that I'm from Chile the people said, Pinochet!, Allende! but I like when they said Bachelet, the woman president!


  1. Yes, we're inhibited people.
    Concerning the famous Chileans you mentioned, I'd prefer to talk about Arrau, Nicanor and Violeta Parra, or Victor Jara, for example.

  2. I'm agree with you Gabriela, and you have experience because you have lived in other country.
    I like your blog!

  3. Hi, Gabi! I didn't know that you lived in Brazil.
    It's very important and interesting the opinion of the foreign people about our country. I think that we can considered it for change it when we think that they are wrog and take the oportunity for talk about our country and culture.

  4. I hate when foreign people said chile=pinochet
    They just don't know nothing about us!

  5. I experienced the same in England. Chile = Pinochet and I hated it to the bone. Later it was wine and fruit,though. I think there are some envious people, but only because they imagine everywhere else is better, and I think they are very wrong.