Peter Fourlaris: Where are you from originally?
Giovanna Delbem: I am from Brazil. I’m from a city near São Paulo.
PF: What are your thoughts about Edmonton and Canada?
GD: I really love Canada! The weather is too cold, but that is okay because I really love snow. Edmonton is a really big city, and I feel like everything here is too big, and I’m so tiny here!
PF: Besides Edmonton have you visited anywhere else in Canada?
GD: Yes I’ve been to Vancouver, Banff, and Jasper.
PF: What program are you taking at Concordia?
GD: I’m in open studies, and I’m taking psychology courses at Concordia
PF: What is your favorite hobby away from school?
GD: I like to dance. Dancing is my favourite hobby. I like ballroom dances like Salsa, and I like ballet too.
PF: What is your favorite movie?
GD: I think my favourite movie is The King’s Speech. It is about King George VI, and how he had problems with speech. And then his dad died, so he assumed power in place of his brother, but he can’t talk because of his speech problems. So he went through a therapy to help him with his speech.
PF: What is your favourite book?
GD: My favourite book is The Book Thief. It is about the Second World War, and a girl that would steal books. She started living with another family that was taking care of her; she didn’t know how to read. She would steal books, and her brother taught her how to read. Then when the bombings happened she would read her books for everyone.
PF: Tell us something about yourself that most people would not know
GD: That’s a difficult one. I think most people think that I am shy, but I really like to talk, and I think that I am funny.
PF: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
GD: It would definitely be teleportation. Because, if I could teleport, then I could go anywhere, at anytime, it would be so nice.
Thank you, Giovanna for a very fun interview. I will definitely check out The King’s Speech and The Book Thief. I hope the rest of your time in Edmonton and Canada is a great experience for you.
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