Dad infront of a mural in Downtown Montreal

Montreal is where everyone keeps it real. Isn’t it obvious ? MontREAL 😉 Haha. French is the city’s official language. 59.9 % of its population speak it. However, more of than half of the population speaks both English and French.

In this wonderful city, many events are held. Such as the Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal Fashion & Design Festival and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

Just For Laughs Festival
Every summer, more than 2000 shows, plus 1500 performers amuses the joyful crowd of Montreal.  Victor, the green monster, is the festival’s logo. It was designed by Vittorio Fiorucci. The logo is exposed on t-shirts, posters, costumes, event site markers and even inflattable.
This year, Montreal will have the visit of Canada’s very own Russell Peters.  The event will be happening on July 5th until July 31st, 2011. Stop being a potato couch and go to the Just For Laughs Festival ! You’ll be laughing until you pee in your pants and from laughing so hard, you’ll feel a six pack coming on !

Montreal Fashion & Design Festival
On McGill College Avenue, the Fashion & Design Festival will be held on August 3rd to August 6th, 2011. Fashion shows, live performances, parties in the city’s well-known bars and lounges and many are planned during that week. This event is a MUST for the fashionistas out there !

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by the Guinness World Records. It has been going for about 30 years and it has been a true success for all these years. Sing along feel the beat with favorite musicians ! It’s an event not to be missed ! Make your calendars now – June 25 to July 4, 2011 !

At the 2009 Jazz Festival: Performance by Stevie Wonder.

Other than hosting events, some of Montreal’s main attractions are LaRonde and Old Port.

La Ronde


The La Ronde theme park is where the fun begins. This pleasure ground offers 40 rides and attractions. It includes the Goliath, one of North America’s highest and fastest roller coasters. The Goaliath takes on a tour of the attraction but you don’t even realize it because you’re too caught up in the moment and it goes super fast ! You’re in for a thrill if you visit the La Ronde Theme park !

Old Port

The Old Port of Montreal is where millions of tourists are at. It has such an interesting story. It has been the social, economic and cultural soul of Montreal. Back in 1611, it was the trading post for French fur traders. It made history. Today, this historical spot offers Montrealers and tourists a wide variety of activities, including Montréal Science Center (with an IMAX theatre)

My cousins and me infront of the Montreal Science Centre

and the Montreal Clock Tower. Old Port also holds cultural events: Igloofest, Matsuri Japon festival and Festival Montréal en lumière.

Moreover, Montreal has been my hometown ever since I was born. I wouldn’t leave this town to live in another one but if I have to, I would say that it has left a mark in my life. Practically my whole family lives here and we love it here. None of us wants to leave this place ’cause we have so much memories here. I was born in Montreal therefore my soul shall stay in Montreal.

Oui, Oui ! J’aime Montréal ♥

 

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Hello ! My name is Klaudeen Carbon and I am Miss Teen Montreal World 2011. I have been given the greatest opportunity to represent my hometown, Montreal, in the Miss Teen Canada-World pageant of 2011. I will be competing in July and I’m very excited. I can’t wait to meet new people and make new friendships.

My platform is to motivate the youth. I sense as teens we’re all running scared. Nothing is guaranteed in life. So I say go ahead! Do whatever you want and however you want. Being a teenager is a once in a lifetime chance. Live it while you still have it. You’re young, wild and free. Oh and don’t forget! When writing your life’s story, don’t let anyone else hold the pen but yourself!

A few facts about me:

  • I’m Filipina and proud. Although, I was born in Canada but my parents and my sister are born in the Philippines.
  • One day. I would like to visit Spain.
  • I’m left handed and I get so excited when someone is also. It’s so rare to find left handed people in this world, haha.
  • My favorite colors are blue, orange, yellow and pink.
  • I am absolutely terrified of rats and mice. I am also scared of wasps and bees.
  • I want a pet snake but both of my parents and my sister are scared of snakes.

Like your typical teenage girl, I love going out with friends and family. There is no fun without them. I love being surrounded by the people that I care most about. They always find a way to put a smile on my face. My life would be absolutely incomplete if they didn’t exist. Also, I enjoy writing. When something’s going on, I grab a pen and a piece of paper and start writing. It doesn’t matter what I write because on that paper, I’m in my own world. No one can stop me from what I’m doing. So if you see me writing, don’t burst my bubble! Besides hanging out and writing, I like having access on the computer. Like when I’m writing, I use the computer to escape from reality. I play my music and I start blogging. In my family, basketball is our favourite sport. On my dad’s side, all of the boys play it. My sister and I play too but we haven’t played in awhile. I decided to take a break from playing but next year, I’ll be back on the court dribbling the ball again. Did I mention that I love eating? Well I do. Whether it’s healthy or not, I will eat it. The taste of food makes my taste buds excited especially when my mom cooks my favourite dish. I always look forward for new dishes that she will prepare the next day.

Thanks to the sponsors Shasha Bread Co, for their wonderful healthy snacks and to the Internet marketing firm PageOne for helping with all the personal blogs for the Miss Teen Canada Pageant.

Thank you for supporting me on my journey. Don’t forget to like my page on Facebook ! 🙂 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Klaudeen-Carbon-for-Miss-Teen-Canada-World-2011/173882976002690)

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