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2nd month in Canada

In this blog I’m going to talk about my second month in Canada.

Hi everyone here I am another month to talk about my month of October, for start I celebrated thanksgiving with all my family and it was a really emotional moment for me , and I ate a lot of food!

The next weeks I didn’t do anything really interesting only some meetings with my friends and some tests at school. I really like school here and my marks are really good.

The last week of October I got my Halloween dance at school that was so good and I had a really good time with all my friends. The last day of October I went with all my friends to do trick or treat and fit me that was a magic moment with all my friends and all the guys in the street knocking doors

And for finishing this blog of October i want to say that I’m in the basketball team and I’m super excited because I’m starting the league in a few days and my host brother Derrick is in the team too!

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Alvaro Carceles Ortega

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Coming back to Canada

It's great to be back home. New friends, new experiences, new start.

It's been two months since I last stayed in Canada, and now I'd return to continue my journey. Hi everyone, my name is Tony. I'm 17 years old, I come from Vietnam, and I'm currently studying at Cobequid Education Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Coming back to Canada after two months of hot sweaty summer in Vietnam, I was very happy, I'd been to Truro for almost a year. After summer, the town was having some new changes around, we gonna have new restaurants, new convenience store, but for me, Truro was still a peaceful town, with friendly people, and beautiful park, it is the same to me. On the second day, after a long flight from Vietnam to Canada, I visited my international friends, those who are coming back, also to continue their study. I was very joyful to see them, and meet them again, plus, I get the chance to meet new friends. We had a little lunch at Yoka restaurant, where our favorite " all you can eat " portion, and then went to Victoria Park to have some fun time with some sports activity.
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The first time coming back to school, I felt great, I met many old friends back, they haven't changed a bit. Also, I get the chance to meet new friends, all of them came from Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, China, Japan. Some are returning students, are the rest are new to Canada, I had a very fun time meeting them, having lunch with them, and also make friends with them. For the next few weeks after that, we had a bonfire as our first international group activity, it was so much fun having games and laughs with each other.
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Not long after that, we went apple picking. Nothing better than go apple picking, on a sunny day with light cool wind, with friends. It was so fun, although that we only have one bag to fill up the apples, but we get the chance to taste the apples before we pick, so, that's worth it. Then, we got a trip to went around the cornfield on a tractor, it was a bumpy ride.
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On Thanksgiving, it was the time that family gathered together, to have a wonderful supper, and also a fun time talking. I was really glad to go with my host family, to have Thanksgiving at my host mom's mother. I was joyful to meet them, to have a nice supper with everyone, and at the end of supper, we had a long chat with each other. I was surrounded with happiness, and the atmosphere of the whole family, it was at that moment that I felt, I was becoming one of the members of the family.
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One of the experiences that I'd never had in last year was to have a cooking night with my friends. It was on the weekend, my friends and I decided to have a meeting together at Victoria Park. We had some fun together then we went to the mall to get something to eat. Suddenly, we met our other friends at the mall, then we decided to have cook night at one of our friend's house. That day was crazy, we cooked, we had fun, we had supper together, what a great day it was.
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The week before I write this blog, our international group was having a youth group activity at the church. We had games began with squirrels and the hound dog, I was tired and also excited, plus joy with my friends, and then we had some more games, like "Me sir, no sir", and also a game of "Tag" with a plastic noodle. It was a blast, in the end, we had our treats of candy apple, and water, for hydrating.
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On October, everyone knows there is a night, where they would dress up their costumes, and go out at night, to knock at each of every house's door, with scary, spooky costume, they each opened with the opened words: "Trick or Treat". The Hollyween night was the night, where very children go with their parents to go Trick or Treating. However, there is also a phrase for this night, and it was "Trick or Eat". The phrase was used for the event, where groups will go to each house to ask for un-perishable food to donate to the Food Bank organization, to provide it to the homeless shelter. I was with my Trick or Eat group on this night, we scattered around Truro, asking each house to donate for the Food Bank. It was a night we'd never have before, everyone was happy and also had fun with each other.
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All these two months was a blast to me. From the very beginning to the end of October, I have never been so much fun. Meeting new friends, having so much activity, and also, I had new experiences. But, this is just the first two months, for the rest of it, it's gonna be a long ride for me, and by then, my journey will continue to the end. Hope you guys have a great day forward. My name is Tony, and this is my journey to Canada.

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This is just beginning

(Esto recién esta comenzando)

(English version)

After 2 months living in a foreign country, I realized the beauty of this world and its people in it. Every second here is a moment of cultural and self-learning. Taking this trip has not only helped me to know the Canadian culture, which is incredible, but it has also helped me to know myself better, my desires, aspirations, and dreams.

Everyone lives their own experience of being here because we all come from different countries, cultures, and families. Never look for an identical experience of someone else, look for an authentic one that belongs to you.

From the moment you make the decision to take this trip until you arrive at your school for the first time, you never stop feeling butterflies in your stomach, because you don't know what to expect and what this new world will be like.

Now talking about Nova Scotia is an incredible place, nature is everywhere, trees, deer, birds ... are some of the things I practically see every day before I go to school. You can find beautiful landscapes just a few minutes from your home, and they seem to be hidden in the middle of a magical forest.

The school is a totally new experience, the educational system here is totally different from my country, Chile. In your school, you never stop living new experiences, from taking the yellow bus for the first time until your first dance. These are events that stay in your memory forever.

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Friendships are an important part of this journey, not only the incredible fact of having Canadian friends but also being able to meet other international students from around the world, share our cultures and experiences.

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In October I celebrated the first Thanksgiving of my life, it was a great weekend sharing with the family and tasting the typical food like turkey. I also tasted pumpkin for the first time on a pie and muffin, these are flavors I had never tasted before in my life.

This is a long journey that is just beginning but will leave an impact for the rest of my life.

(versió en Español)

Luego de 2 meses viviendo en un país extranjero, me he dado cuenta de la belleza de este mundo y de sus personas en el. Cada segundo aquí es un momento de aprendizaje cultural y de uno mismo. Realizar este viaje no solo me ha ayudado a conocer la cultura canadiense, la cual es increíble, si no que también me ha ayudado a conocerme mejor a mi mismo, mis deseos, aspiraciones y sueños.

Cada uno vive su propia experiencia al estar aquí, debido a que todos provenimos de países, culturas y familias diferente. Nunca busques una experiencia idéntica a la de otra persona, busca una auténtica y que te pertenezca.

Desde que tomas la decisión de realizar este viaje, hasta que llegas a tu escuela por primera vez, nunca dejas de sentir mariposas en el estómago, porque no sabes qué esperar y cómo será este nuevo mundo.

Ahora hablando de Nova Scotia, es un lugar increíble, la naturaleza se encuentra por todas partes, árboles, ciervos, pájaros ... son una de las cosas que prácticamente veo todos los días antes de irme a mi escuela. Puedes encontrar hermosos paisajes a solo unos minutos de tu hogar, y pareciera que estuvieran escondido en medio de un bosque mágico.

La escuela es una experiencia totalmente nueva, es sistema educacional de aca es totalmente distinto al de mi país, Chile. En tu escuela nunca dejas de vivir nuevas experiencias, desde tomar el autobús amarillo por primera vez, hasta tu primer baile. Esto son eventos que se quedan en tu memoria por siempre.

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Las amistades forman una parte importante de este viaje, no solo el increíble hecho de tener amigos canadienses sino que también poder conocer a los otros estudiantes internacionales de alrededor del mundo, compartir nuestras culturas y vivencias.

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En octubre celebre el primer día de acción de gracias de mi vida, fue un gran fin de semana compartiendo con la familia y probando la típica comida como el pavo. También probé por primera vez la calabaza en un pie y en un muffin, son sabores que nunca antes había probado en mi vida.

Este es un largo viaje que solo esta comenzando, pero que dejará una huella por el resto de mi vida.

–Felipe JN

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Experiencing Canda

I have been in Canada for almost two months now, and I am having so much fun.

In celebrated Thanksgiving for the first in my life and it was amazing. We started preparing all the food on Friday. I helped with peeling the appels for pie and the potatoes for the Turkey filling. It was so exiting, since I never made most of these dishes before. I never had a real big turkey in my life, so that made it even more exiting. Fulling the turning was kinda scary at first, because you have to remove the neck and the inside, but it is totally worth it.

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The day itself was so much fun. Family and friends came over for supper and stayed to whole night. As it is a tradition to say what you're thankful for at Thanksgiving, this is my turn to do so: I am very thankful for the amazing time I am having in Canada. I am thankful for my new international family and I am thankful for the fact that when this years ends, I will have friends for life all over the world.

The fall is beautiful here in Nova Scotia. I always loved the colors of fall, but they're even more beautiful here, better than I've ever see in my life. I especially love it when the sun is going down and the light is warm and golden. At that moment the light reflects on the leaves and you can just feel how calm it makes you

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I have been loving my time here so much. I treasure the memories I already made and I hope to make many more in the coming months.

-JP

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A little bit of Autumn&Halloween

Autumn can be your best month ever if you live in Canada, because it is b e a u t i f u l. You can see how dazzling is the perfusion of the nature.

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I became fascinated everytime I saw the beauty in the trees all around me. You can see many shades in different colours like red, green, yellow, drab, orange, brown... Besides this, there is no extreme hots anymore which humidity causes. You can feel the freshness and coolness of this season. Necessarily, autumn brings the rain too, it is not the best news for people who does not like rain unlike me, however, everybody loves the amazing smell comes from the soil after the rain.

One of the best things to do in this season is definitely the apple picking. You can get various kinds of apples in there. When we got home, we had 5 big bags of apples and we knew what to do: Apple crisp and apple sauce. I never had the apple crisp before and I did not guess it tastes that good. Homemade apple sauce is also really good, I whis we can have it all the time.

Also, there is another little thing that makes this month charming to me: I recently celebrated my birthday, it was on 24th October. Happy 18 to me! I did not expect from people to remember and give importance to this matter because I have been here for only two months, but they did! All my friends, even people in the school hall and surely my house family here have celebrated it and I have received bunch of gift cards and cute special presents from them. My house mom gave me a necklace with the Nova Scotia borders on it, plus, everbody’s initials in the family are on it: S, K, T, B. My house sister bought me stuff from my favorite store and my friends bought me coffee and cupcakes from Tim Hortons. I felt like everyone around me cared about my birthday and I can say that I had one of the best birthdays in my life here, in Canada. I know that I always will remember it.

We also had a Halloween Party! I became a celtic warrior and had so much fun in there. I met with the other foreign correspondents and realized how much I missed them because it’s been two months already, since the camp. Time flows by and I do not even realize because we always have interesting stuff going on in our lives.

See you next time!

Sebnem A.

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