Res.: How did you learn the game?
G.B.: Because there were other children as well who
were playing and…
Res.: Ah, good!
G.B.: You get involved… you get involved with the kids
and you play…
Res.: When you initially came, did you immediately
G.B.: I started school immediately, yes.
Res.: And what did you see? What did you understand in
Canad… in Winnipeg about the school?
G.B.: It was difficult because I didn’t know the
language. I didn’t know the language at all. English and… I remember the first
phrase I learned was “Shut up”. Because I didn’t know what it was. Somebody
said that to me and I’d be saying the same.
Res.: What did you think of the teachers here?
G.B.: I don’t remember that much, but the teachers I
don’t remember them being difficult. They were… and they were helping, they
had no issue. They weren’t hitting kids like they did in Greece. It was
Res.: How did you learn English apart from school? Did
you read books?
G.B.: No, with the kids the moment when you go out and
play… We came in April and until… the next year that I went back to school in
September, I knew English.
G.B.: Because if you play with kids, you learn quickly
the… That is, and if they put you somewhere where nobody else speaks Greek,
whether you want to or not, you’re going to learn.
Res.: You didn’t have other Greek kids at your school?
Res.: No. Did you live close, were you within Winnipeg
or did you have…?
G.B.: Yes! Yes!
G.B.: At the center.
Res.: At the center.