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February!!

Feeling like a Canadian

Hi everyone, I’m Sera and this is my 6th month in Canada. I really felt like a Canadian this month. For the first time I shoveled snow ! It was exhausting. The snow was up to my knees. My host family has a snow blower, but the snow was just too high so we had to shovel. But I get to build my first snowman!! It was wet and cold; still, it was worth it. I named him “Bob”. I know it’s not creative, but I like it. He had a “Bob” look to him. Anyway, he only survived for 2 weeks.(RIP Bob)
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I am also getting better at snowboarding and ice skating. I can actually go down the big hill now!! At first I was so afraid to go down but my friends encouraged me and helped me a lot. So I went down. Well I fell like 7 times, and went down in 15 minutes. I didn’t give up and I kept going down. And now, I can go down without falling. I’m so happy. No more bruses!!
This is me and my friend going up on the chairlift.
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I wasn’t really keen on ice skating because I’m a very clumsy person, and I believed that I would break my ankle. That never happened(so far), but I got rid of my fear and I tried it . I didn’t fall but it was really hard. Also, my host family bought me skates for my birthday. So now I can go ice skating more often and practice.
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The only problem was that I was missing my country and my family. So me and my turkish friends planned to go to a turkish restaurant in Halifax. We were only 4 peolpe at the start. And then one of my friends said that there was another group going to do the same thing. So we decided to gather up. Honestly, I didn’t know who they were. I was a bit shy at first but they were really good people and I had so much fun that day. I’m glad that we met and now I feel much better.
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I’m meeting new people every day. I went to a birthday party that was for an international student that I didn’t really know well. So I was nervous a little. I did have friends in common, but most were people that I didn’t know well. It was fun. I know have new friends and I’m not as shy as I used to be.
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Posted by NSISPFC 14:49

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