Sunday, August 31, 2008
A few interesting things to mention, that happened this week. 1- I had a conversation with this girl in my class from Michigan. We were talking about our countries etc, and she turns and asks me `Canada is Socialist, right?´. I said nooo and she asked me if I was sure. Hahaha it was so entertaining. 2- The girl from NZ that has been here for 7 months was telling me about how her and two other exchange students out of the last group got Dengue Fever last year. OH NO, I do NOT want to be getting that! So I´m a little freaked out. 3- I figured out how to use my shower!! The whole time I´ve been here, trying to have a shower when I wake up, and it´s FREEZING, even with the hot water tap switched on (electric). I came home the other day from school and had a warm shower! Apparently it takes a while for the water to heat up, and doesn´t get warm till about midday! Today, we had our inbound orientation. I got to meet all of the exchange students in Santa Cruz. They´re mostly all Americans, except for a french girl (who speaks NO english and NO spanish) and this other girl from Castlegar (WOO BC!). Apparently there are som Belgian girls in the other club, but they weren´t at the meeting so I don´t know. The meeting was extremely dry, mostly information for the parents, rules and responsibilities that we already knew about. But it was good to find out that there are some kids struggling more that I am haha. I went out for icecream with Maija, Brodie and Lauren afterwards. It was nice to have some free, alone time to wander around and just get to BE in the city. I then went to a DeMolay meeting with the family. If you don´t know what it is, look it up. It´s like the Free Masons, for boys ages 14-25 or something. I swear it was the strangest thing I have done in quite some time. The meeting was public (aka people could come) and this is apparently unusual, because they usualy have SECRET meetings. So very culty! But I´m glad I got to go, and experience it. Something I might never get the chance to do again in my life. I only wish that I could´ve understood a bit more of what was going on and what they were talking about. We then went to an aunt´s party, where Alan, Oliver and I could barely keep our eyes open. I plan on going out SOME weekend, but lately I have just been so TIRED!