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Reisverslag (wannabe) weekly update
15 juni 2014
(wannabe) weekly update
This morning I managed to wake up at 10AM to see England – Italy. What a game! Too bad for our English friends though.. After that I went to do some groceries with my host mum. I am so used to everything now here even the simple things as grocery shopping are different and I don’t even realise anymore. People here put all your products in plastic bags for you so you basically don’t have to do anything. Reminds me of Mexico but you don’t have to pay them extra. Also I can’t imagine driving on the right side of the road anymore. Whenever I think of sitting in the car back home I remember it as me sitting on the left side of the car, like here. That’s going to be a shocker when I go back haha! I finally know what way to look when crossing the road, it took me a good 10 months but now I’ll have to do it all over again when I go back! Furthermore I have more exciting things this week! Next Saturday I have my first ever school ball! Themed; Gatsby. Can’t wait! We first have a pre-ball at my old host family’s house. Everybody gets dressed up and takes lots of photos and has a few drinks. Then around 19.00 we all go in our vehicles to the ball where there is a red carpet where you have to walk with your partner to the entrance and then the fun begins! It finishes at 23.00, which is really Kiwi because everything here starts and ends early!! Crazy how early people go to bed here by the way, 21.30 on a good night haha. But luckily one of the students offered their house for a bit after-ball! So that’s where we’re going after till about 03.00/03.30. I’m surprised that its that late! So I bought my ball ticket which was incredibly expensive, a good $100. My afterball ticket. Yes very organized because we get picked up and dropped off by busses to and from the house where the party is at. The only thing missing is: a dress, shoes, jewellery, make up, hair and a ride to the ball. And I have exactly 5 days. Yes. I love to procrastinate. But believe me, to find a affordable dress and an original one is very difficult! There are over 200 girls going to the ball and there’s a special page where people post their dresses so you don’t get the same one so it’s not that easy!
Furthermore I went to the ‘Field Days’ Thursday. It’s the biggest Farming event in Australasia. I went there with school. Crazy by the way, every time there is a school event we have to leave school at 7AM. Who does that???? Anyway when we got there it was a huge grass field with lots of brand promoting their farming products or clothes etc. I had two goals that day: buy a fleece top from a really big Kiwi brand called Hunting&Fishing and find as much free food as possible. And I succeeded. Me and some other girls found a lot of food, even a kitchen area with a big room full of stands! There was also a famous chef but he was just signing books, bit disappointing. But we got lots to taste. Chocolate, nachos, meat, juice, fudge and of course toast. Because Kiwi’s don’t eat fresh bread just toast! I also got a drinking glass with our photo on it. Quite cool actually.
Well that’s me for today. The fire is going out, Adele is singing a sleepy song on tv and I have to brush my teeth! It sucks that all the games are on in the early morning. I feel like I am more patriotic about my countries now than ever before haha! I secretly wish I was in Holland or Mexico watching the game with friends and family because it’s a bit boring sitting on my own with my flag. Nobody cares about soccer in this country, just rugby. Oh well I still don’t want to go back yet! And a little update about the jaw: I will need another surgery back in Holland. My surgeon said: “Ana you have done one of the worst things possible to yourself and everything that can go wrong is. What is it with you poor girl I don’t want to do anything anymore to you!” yes very lucky am I aren’t I? My screws came loose so the plate has to get out! Maybe it’s for the better because it still hurts. I’ll have to compensate the surgery with a few trips abroad to visit my exchange friends in my last weeks of holiday before I start uni end of August! Kia Ora everybody
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15 juni 2014 16:59 | Door: Tia Mausi
Hola, que milagro, verdad ? Hacia mucho que no te podia enviar saludos y respuesta a tu maravilloso blog, y me alegro de poder hacerlo ahora. No cabe duda que escribes muy bien: no puedo dejar de leerlo hasta que terminas.... excelente manera de mantener interesado al lector, con tu estilo divertido y jugueton... y algo dramatico a veces, lo cual es parte de tu herencia de tu madre, supongo.... con sus mil aventuras.....todo puede suceder, me supongo... :)
Sigue aprendiendo de las vivencias en ese fantastico pais, del cual has extraido muchisimas lecciones de calidad humana y de la naturaleza. Pero sobre todo, de ti misma: tu filosofia de vida es realmente admirable. Y te deseo que, ahora que parece inevitable rectificar tu quijada con una (otra) nueva intervencion quirurgica, des gracias a Dios de haber enfrentado tu accidente con tu optimismo y sabiduria caracteristicas. Estamos muy orgullosos de ti (y de tu hermana, claro, no quiero que se me enojen, nenas... ) ;)
Y, por ultimo.... viva Mexico, viva Holanda y.... viva Inglaterra....
Con mi amor,
Tia Mausi y fam.
30 juni 2014 02:29 | Door: A
, es que he podido sentarme para leer tus ultimos reportes sobre tus multiples experiencias. De hecho, he comenzado por el mas reciente y,cada uno de tus comentarios me ha interesado enormemente. Para ti, todo mi cariño.