Monday, May 24, 2004

Big night out photos

me singing my heart to the lovely south american girls lol.

me hanging out with a whole lot of head honchos from AFS

(on the left) my very good friend Lilia from Brazil with one of the other girls from Brazil

it itsnt a party without dancing to YMCA by the village people

Some of the best AFS people ever. (from left to right) Michelle who is the chair of my AFS region, Sarah who I run youth events for our group with, and Wayne Vice chair of my AFS region

the south American boys and the CEO of AFS Australia

Thomas from Chile, and Sashkia from holland having fun dancing

AFS Big Night Out 2

Well Saturday night was one of the best parties I have ever been to. AFS Big Night Out 2 was held at the Landsdowne Hotel (its a pub) in central Sydney. We had guests from all over Australia. We had exchange students from many different countries which made it even better! Everyone was dancing, laughing and just having a plain good old time. As you will see from the photo above i was karaoking. It was so much fun first i started off with a slow sentimental piece called you belong to me and then i let loose with are you gonna be my girl by Australian rock Band JET. I had so much fun. Although I didnt get to salsa dance as much as I would have liked to, i still got to dance. I was introduced to the CEO of AFS Australia and to various Board Members. I was then told that my singing helped raise an extra $80 towards AFS Foundation Scholarships (these are the Scholarships that are gonna help me get to Japan) so I was really happy. All in all a fantastic night and I hope we have another one soon.


Monday, May 17, 2004

Dubbo trip photos

Another Dubbo trip photo

Breakfast at home of "Australias best pie"

group photo at Dubbo zoo. believe me we were worse than a group of Japanese tourists when it came to photos. if one person was taking a photo another 50 cameras would come out of no where wanting that same picture. what made it even worse, we all had digital cameras! why not just upload the picture and send it

Dubbo trip

what can I say? Go away with a group of crazy south american exchange students for a weekend and what do you get? a hell of alot of fun!!!!! If anyone ever has the chance to go away on exchange do it. Get invloved as early as possible and have fun! it is so worth it. Dubbo was a really cool experience.

We stayed in Katoomba (the Blue Mountains) on friday night and had the nicest old people ever host us. We went out for a night on the town in old Katoomba, and can i say, boooooring!!!! dont do it. Katoomba is a very small town so ther isnt much night life if your under 18. But it was funny to see two of the exchange students riding shopping trolleys down this massively steep hill. anyway we got home late and we had a dance party while our hosts David and Trish are sleeping!!! i had photos of it but one of the exchange students accidentally deleted my photos of friday night and saturday. Anyway the next morning we were picked up by the mini bus and with it came another three exchange students. we then set out on our four hour trip to Dubbo. we sang, we slept, we made up crap and looked at the sites of the drought stricken Australian countryside. Along this trip are some of the cleanest, coldest, and nicest smelling male toilets I have ever seen in my life. =) Saturday afternoon in Dubbo yes thats right we did arrive after a slow four hours. we learnt how to throw boomerangs. it was very funny we almost had a couple of decapitated casualities but we all survived.

Then saturday night was the Dubbo Show. Yes Dubbo is a country Town so guess what we did? we danced to COUNTRRRY MUUUUUSSSSIIIC! I have never had so much fun. Now dancing to country music with south Americans is quite funny as they dont actually have country music in their countries but thats what made it even more fun!!! Anyway we stayed up late got very cold in the countryside (note to self. take a couple of layers of thermal underwear with you next time!!!) Sunday we woke up and had breakfast at the home of Australias best meat pie! thats right im not kidding the shop had it plastered all over the windows, walls anywhere they could fit it. unfortunately i didnt actually try the pies. We then moved on to Dubbo zoo (Western Plaines zoo) quite interesting have a look at some of my photos. then we had another long four hours back to katoomba where we then had to get a train back to home immediately that took another two hours.My advice if you ever get the chance to do something like this.... just do it!

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Oh to go to Dubbo

well this weekend i am off for an AFS trip. Im going to Dubbo! For those of you who don't know Dubbo well lets say that it can be a bit of a hole. But HEY! its gonna be plenty of fun cause im going with all the Foreign Exchange Students. Im the only person thats not currently on Exchange going which I think will make it heaps more fun cause i'll be the only Aussie kid as well. I'll be sure to post plenty of pics.


Thursday, May 06, 2004

Acceptance from the world

its been a while since i posted but these things do take time.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY YAY YAY YAY.i have been accepted for my trip to Japan. Its 95% that im going anyway. this is so exciting. I have Scholarship selections coming up in about two months thats when it will get overwhelmingly exciting i dont think my friends will be able to bear me lol. So anyway i recieved the letter last night to say i had a place in the program so as you can tell im quite excited. Well whats new? I am now helping organise the monthly youth events for my AFS group ! so we have a youth event tomorrow night we are seeing a french movie.

then in a week i have a japanese exchange student from afs staying with me for the week which i think is gonna be really cool. his name is masayoshi and he seems like a really friendly guy. anyway im gonna show him the sites and hope he enjoys it.
got to go now sayoonara,