Monday, August 23, 2010

First Meeting :) and other stuff

Alrighty, howdy... yea no, i don't really say that eventhough i'm from Texas. So this past Friday I had my first real RotaryYouth Exchange meeting. I think it went well. Met the nice representatives and the others involved. I also met 3 of the foreigners that have just arrived. They were all girls from Belgium, France, and Germany. And 2 other rotex, i think that's how they call them, they are basically the people that had done an exchange before with the program. The director of the Youth Exchange said i would be going to.... Belgium! Which after some talk with the Belgium girl I think i'm satisfied :)). Because it's a small country, I can travel to many other countries around. France as well since I'll be living at the border most likely :)). We took pictures as a group. At first when the director said, "OK, it's picture time". I didn't get up because I thought it was only for the kids that came and the ones that went. But he said me too, so this means it's certain :D. How exciting! The director also passed out the yearly schedule with many activities planned, which makes it even more real!!
Group photo of the "crew" i suppose :p

Alright to other news not relating to the abroad. So Yesterday, Sunday, I went bike riding with my budy jackie and we went to a Raspa stand that's pretty far from my house. We were biking for about 3 hours :). I hadn't done it all summer, and i missed it. I'll do it tomorrow again, but just to the park this time. I also started school today :/, but i suppose this year will be better because I have something to look foward to. I had a nice first day, even if i do have tough classes. It's all good. Hope it stays this way :D

Raspa Shop with our bikes there :))

Alright, that's it for aujourd'hui (TODAY) okok
byebye :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

So it begins... sort of

   OK. Well my name is Liana. I'm from a city named Brownsville, TX. It barely qualifies to be named a city with a population of about 200,000 people(About 90% being of Hispanic decent).In my opinion, it's a good place to grow up in. Two different languages are spoken here, a bilingual city. English obviously, and Spanish. I happen to be one of the lucky many that speak both these languages, where upon in a different country it'd be a unique thing to know both these languages, but here, I'm just like everybody else....
   Well, on that note, I guess I'm not like everybody else, since I plan to do something not everyone agrees on. That is, go abroad for a whole school year to a completely different country! A country where I'll be lost in translation and not know how to get around. It's not official yet, but I feel as though it will happen. I plan to go with the Rotary Club of my area. I have already gotten in contact with them and they are making it all possible for me to go abroad after this year. As of right now, if I were to go, I would go to the French speaking part of Belgium, but I haven't actually gotten the chance to speak to them about my first choice which is France. And France actually wants someone. So it's definitely a possibility.
  Well I'll post some more later. Keep an update :) Adieu