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Goodbye March, Hello April !

Enjoying time with wonderful people and wonderful time.

Hello, everyone, my name is Tony, and I'm one of the Nova Scotia's foreign correspondent, and today I would like to share my experiences.

From the cold winter and frozen ice, with lots of fun on the field with friends, having a snowball fight and a fun slide down the hill, I was found myself so cherry to have such fun. It was during the March Break when my host family decided to travel to Cuba for their vacation, I was transferred to another host family in order to have someone look after me. Couple of weeks before the break, I have received a letter from my host coordinator that I was chosen to stay at the Wheller's house, I was excited to see them because they also hosted three international students, which all of them are my close friend. In the last day of school before March Break, I was really happy to stay with them during the March Break, get to hang out with my buds, knowing new people and having fun. The days on March Break was amazing, I have done lots of things like go filled woods, go sliding down the hill, making a snowman, and I also have a boxing teaching lessons, for free. I was able to make many memories that I have with my friends during March Break, playing with them and get to know the guys were awesome.
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After the amazing and memorable March Break, it was the time for the lovely spring to come, well, sort of. Winter came for a few short days but after that, it didn't. During a few weeks till the end of March, there was a playoff season tournament between the hockey teams. Our Truro's BearCats were fire, their effort, and great teamwork, they were able to make it to the 6th round of the playoff season, but sadly they didn't make it to the final round, the team was very excellent in the game and even they didn't promise to the international, they still in many of Truro's fan heart as the best team.
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The things that I've heard from all of my Canadian friends is when you are here, in Truro, you must visit the Sugar Moon Farm. The Farm was known for exporting one of the best production sugar, it also known by many of the Canadians in Truro. I and my friends were so excited about this trip, most of us never went to the farm before, even though we'd stayed here for almost eight months. The day has finally come, we're all packed up and ready to roll. Our international students are gonna go with the life skills students, they were wonderful people, we're all having fun with each other, singing on the bus, laughing, it was a pleasure to have this trip together with them. The trip was wonderful, we went to see the horses couple of walks away from the house, we went to hear an interesting history of the maple tree and how they export it, and it makes me really curious about how the technique and the factors that impact to the maple tree like temperature, wind and depends on how the tree will develop and grow. After that, we went to have lunch with delicious pancake, hot out of the pan, and some Sugar Moon Farm amazing syrup, it was a good lunch. Finally, we're all went out for a break and enjoy a good, cold and sticky dessert, sugar stick, they pour sugar on a surface of ice, we have to take a stick and roll it from bottom to the end.
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In many countries in Europe or America or North America, there is this traditional culture that I have never experienced before, that is Easter. You know what I'm talking about, the day that kids with their parents and their friends, go into forest or backyard of the house, to look for eggs. Not just ordinary egg is Easter egg with chocolate flavor inside every Easter egg. The tradition has been long last for centuries, and so as the legend about the Easter Bunny. I myself was so excited about this because this is my first Easter ever. Our family also arrived with an old member, her name was Ms. Kim from Korea. Having her around, we would never lose our laugh, she was funny and kind and also skills in cooking. We all have a big supper together on the night before Ms. Kim 's flight, there was all member of the family, grandpa, grandma, and my host brother big brother, too, and his friend. Together we eat with joy and laughter, the food was great, the dessert was delicious, everything seems to be better when you have so much happy and warm feelings around you.
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Times went by really fast, it's been eight months since I arrived here, in Canada. I have captured many of great moments with my host family, my friends, this whole new life has changed me, to be a better person, to be more acknowledge about myself, to be more responsible, to be more kind and to be happier, more smiles, and more laughter. Thank you for everything NSISP.

Tony

Posted by NSISPFC 07:48 Archived in Canada

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