This is my sixth month here in Nova Scotia and it was a rough but also fun one.
This month I've experienced the entire magnitude of a Canadian winter. The roads were full of snow and all the houses were covered in white. Our little Sherbrooke turned into a Winter wonder land. I probably have never seen so much snow in my entire life.
But snow has always advantages and disadvantages.
I think we can all agree at what the disadvantage could be.....yes, shoveling. But honestly, after all this time I'm actually really getting used to it and it has become a good exercise for me.
But when you are sitting inside during a snowy and frosty day and you are watching a movie and drinking a cup of hot chocolate, that is really one of the best things on earth!
Every year there is a so called 'Semi Dance' that is not just a dance, but a formal one. Everybody has to dress up and I was really looking forward to this dance. I went there with some friends and all in all it was really fun and we had a nice night.
Ice Skating & Hockey
Back in Germany I didn't skate a lot. And I have to admit my ice-skating skills were accordingly bad. But since I'm here I do lot more ice-skating and I am actually pretty proud of my progress so far. I am getting much better and the better I'll be the more fun it is!
Besides that I actually played ice-hockey for the first time. We played it before in our Physical Activities class in school but that was just in the gym. It is a COMPLETELY different thing on ice. I have to admit that this is a really difficult sport, especially with my ice-skating skills. It was small court and everything just went so fast, we Germans couldn't keep up with the Canadians at all....
But it was fun and I hope that as soon as I'm getting better at the skating part, I could get better at playing hockey.
New international students
At the end of the month they had an orientation weekend for the new international students that came for the second semester. At one point they had an activity where they invited the other international students to come, too. So we went to meet the new international students and watched games of the St.FX's "X-Men" and "X-Women" basketball team.
Afterwards we had a little buffet and a party which was really fun because we got to know each other better and we also got to meet some of our other friends.
I am really excited for the second semester with all the new international students.