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 :)