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Blog #7 by Sohrab Ayan

Can't believe it!!
It's already been 7 months now since I'm here in Nova Scotia, time passes so fast...but I still got 3 more months to go and I can't wait to see what's coming next.

What can I says so far
Right now I'm just really happy to be here. The year is almost over and I know the homesickness is following me but that's why I'm enjoing every moment that I have with my family and friends. I don't even say hostfamily anymore because it just doesn't feel like it anymore. It is really true that after a half year abroad you feel like you have found your home 2.0.

My English has definitely become much better and much more fluent. I can't say that my English wasn't good when I came here first, but know it is much more fluent. I really think in English now and that's why I don't need to think and built sentences in my head anymore. I feel much more confident speaking English now.

School has been great the last couple months. Lot going on and always funny with
the people and teachers.

School Dance
This month's school dance was St. Patrick's Day themed, and I have to say it was for sure one of the best ones so far. Lots of fun and the theme is really cool. Did you know that St.Patrick rescued Irland from the snakes? That's why they celebrate it in North America. I guess the Irish people just brought this tradition when they settled in North America.

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Weather
This month's weather was really moody. Lots of snow even though we thought that was it, but nope. It was still beautiful which made it not too bad actually.
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Afghan Food
Another great thing I'm pretty proud of was my selfmade meal. Yes, I actually cooked for my family here to give them some afghan experience since all they hear about has something to do with Germany and I mean we can't forget my origin roots :). So I cooked a really special and extremely popular dish which is called "Bulani". It is basically just flat bread filled with potatoes, leak or meat and fried in an oil pan. Sounds simple but it's delicious. Served with some yogurt and selfmade chutney. Chutney is some sort of a dip or sauce which consists mostly of cilantro, hot peppers and garlic. As you can imagine it is a spicy dip and it is really hot. My hostmum almost choked on it and it wasn't even as hot as it is supposed to be....but mixed with some yogurt it adds a really good flavour to the Bulani.

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Posted by NSISPFC 15:11 Archived in Canada

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