Monday, August 23, 2004

Auction dinner photos

me and my bestest bud sarah. Notice my very formal dress for this highly distinguished occassion. lol

The Japan crew. The two white girls are coming to Japan next year with me and the Japanese girl is here for 1 week with her school

As you can see we had many people attending the event

(from left to right) Ophilie from France, Hiro from Japan, Sarah, Daniel who wants to go to Brazil, and Lilia who happens to be from Brazil!

Everyone eating dinner. I must say I really like the colours of the balloons

"sold to the man in the funny red hat"

hello avid internet fans and readers. On Saturday 21st of August I became an Auctioneer for the first time ever. On Saturday we had the yearly AFS charity dinner auction night. To break the really long title down for you it is basically an auction dinner that the group holds every year to raise money for scholarships and general running costs. It was a fantastic evening! We raised many needed funds for our group and scholarships which is good news for me. The auction went off with a bang as me and one of the other men named Tim tag teamed the auctioneering. We were honoured to have the AFS national director, Chairman of the board and select members of the AFS board attending as they are fantastic people and were very generous with their support of the auction. May I say though that we were most honoured to have the head of AFS international (the big man himself) attending the dinner. I absolutely loved it and had alot of fun auctioning, I think I could take it up as a profession (maybe). Unfortunately I couldn't get photos of the actual Auction but I have some photos of the night for you.


Thursday, August 12, 2004

Do you want money?

Hello ladies and gentleman. Welcome once again to another intriguing instalment of Jesse's Student Exchange Blog. Well scholarship selections are upon me. I am up for two Scholarships: the Sony half year Scholarship which has 100 applicants and the AFS foundation Scholarship which has 20 applicants. Wish me luck in this time of selection because if I get these it means you are going to have something interesting to read for a year (because I'll be in Japan to write something interesting) lol.

Wish me luck,