Tuesday, August 19, 2008

An emotional experience in Vancouver

I had such a great time here in Vancouver. But one of the most important moments I experienced was the day when I met my roommates first, especially when I saw Ingrid the first time. Before I met her, I was a little bit insecure, because I couldn't talk to my hostfamily yet. I felt a bit disappointed and disillusioned about the family when I first met them, since I had the impression that the don't really want to build up a relationship or something like that with me.

However, the morning I met Ingrid for the first time at our bus station, I was completely relieved. I knew that she's going to be a very nice and friendly roommate and I was sure that my time here in this beautiful city is going to be extraordinarily great. I wasn't desperate anymore and I felt so overjoyed.

Finally, I have to saz thanks to Ingrid. It was her that helped me feeling comfortable here in Vancouver.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Similiarities between my home city and Vancouver

Unfortunately, I can't use any vocabulary from our book, because I don't have it with me.

So I'm going to show you some differences between my home town and Vancouver. I couldn't find any similiarities, because there is a huge disparity between my very small home town and Vancouver.

First of all, Vancouver is about a thousand times bigger than my home city. Where I live, a tiny little town called Walzenhausen, there live about 2000 people. We have only one police officer and one small grocery store, which is very often closed. However, we have a big gym and a huge hotel at least, but that's just for the tourists visiting our town. Nonetheless, we can be proud to live in such a beautiful town; the view is just unimaginably amazing.

If you want to know more, just ask me....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Challenge in Vancouver

A very important challenge I've faced here in Vancouver happened on my first day. I arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday, so I had only one day to cure my jet lag. However, I was supposed to go to school the next day and I thought it may be really hard for me to find my bus and the way to school without any help. So I decided to do some internet research before, because when I arrived, no member of my hostfamily was at home.

Fortunately, I had no problems in finding the bus the next day. Moreover, the busdriver was very friendly and showed me where to get off the bus. I was really proud of myself. In the end, when I arrived at school, I figured out that today was a holiday. At least, I wasn't the only new student who came to school the wrong date, so I had the opportunity to meet my new classmates in town. We went to Starbucks :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Advice and help

If I were in camping lonely in Africa, I'd like to have a guide with me who explains me all the important things to know. For instance, he should show me how to be aware of wild animals in particular. As I don't know Africa's countryside at all, he should be able to conduct me easily if I didn't know the way anymore. Especially in the nights I'd be glad to have a personal companion if there were some strange animals just infront of my tent.

(Sorry about the stupid topic, It is already late in the evening and my concentration isn't good at all...)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Vancouver Adventure

When I arrived in Vancouver one week ago, I already knew that my luggage won't be here, because they told me so in Amsterdam. In spite of being angry about this fact, I decided to be as friendly and polite as possible to the lady who had to manage the luggage-transportation to my homestay for me. Since I was friendly, the lady gave me some kind of survival kit containing razor blades, toothpaste, a toothbrush, socks, underwear, a t-shirt (size: XXL). Furthermore, there was some make-up cream in it. In fact, I was very confused about the fact that they gave me a lot of women stuff such as body lotion.

However, after I arrived at my homestay family house, the only thing I really wanted to do was going to bed. The next morning, my hostmother told me that my luggage would arrive in the afternoon. After coming home at six o'clock, I decided to wait until my luggage will be delivered, but at 11:30 pm I went to bed anyway. Exactly at the time when I doze off, my hostmother knocked the door and handed out my luggage.

Nevertheless, the first few days here in Vancouver were very impressive and rather funny.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Who am I?

  • Because she wrote one of the most famous fantasy books, she now is one of the richest women in GB.
  • While he was working in the patent office in Bern in 1905, he published one of the most important physics theories.
  • While he is yellow-coloured and seems to know only the word "D'oh", he became America's favourite comic actor in a TV-show.