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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.