Hi to all my colleague forum users. Exactly a month from now, we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations. In view of this, I am preparing an activity for a conversation class. I would like to solicit your help. Can you please provide me the nickname of your respective countries or how your people usually refer to it. Among the more famous monikers are that of Japan known as "The Land ofthe Rising Sun" or Norway "The Land of the Midnight Sun." My country of origin, Philippines is known to us as "Pearl of the Orient" or "The Catholic Nation of Asia." among others. In the US, every state has its nickname from "Heart of Dixie/Camelia State" to "Equality State/Cowboy State." Also, some cities have their famous nicknames like New York - The Big Apple, Rome - The Eternal City or Paris - The City of Lights/La Ville Lumière, etc. If there is any link related to this, it would also be appreciated. Please do not give official names such as Republic of... or Kingdom of... Thanks a great deal.