Sorry that I haven't written anything lately, but here is everything very stressful in the moment! School has started 2 weeks ago, and I'm already longing for the week-end every schoolday. But during the week I hardly have time for anything, because school ends at 3:06 (strange time, is it?)n and then we have Crosscountry until 5:00 +- 30 minutes. There isn't much left of the day, because I also have to do my homework.
But I get along very well with a lot of the other students, that makes school life much more interesting, even though I still have a lot to learn (what when to say stuff like that). I've also already seen my first baseball game (Guam vs. Curacao), ein little League game (kids played) but I didn't like it so much because it is rather boring, and I don't know the rules. I didn't even know why they won. And last Friday I've seen my first football game, Warrior Run (my school) vs. Shikalami (the enemy!!) and we won in the overtime. I liked this game, because it was more a social event, than just a game.
Last weekend my sister from NYC and my brother from Portland, Oregon came for 2/4 days for a visit. We had a lot of fun, because we had a party nearly every night, when we made a barbecue, and a fire in our fireplace, and we had some friends here. That was fun. We also went to an amusement park called Knoebels. There wasn't really much action, but there was a wooden roller coaster, which was great. The funniest thing, was a sign in front of the hunted house (Geisterbahn):
I also spent a weekend with my liasion Ed Coup. He has made a schooling to be a boccia coach and now he trains athletics from the Special Olympis (handicapped people). I accompanied him to one of his practices, and it was really interesting. We also had a great dinner.
And I finally saw the perfect american cat!
So that was it for now!
Hugs and kisses
On Saturday we went to NYC with all the AFS Students in this area (we are 9)! That war amazing. You can't imagine how big NYC is! We only made a tour in Manhattan, and even there we couldn't see much, because we were only for 7 hours there, and we all wanted to shop. We rode their by bus, so I had to get up at 5:30 AM, that was really hard on the weekend, but I made it! The ride took us 3 hours, but it seemed much shorter. Eventually in NY we divided in two groups, and our group of 5 had 3 chaperones (adults, who go with us). Our chaperones were really cool, because whenever we saw anything we wanted to do or we wanted to go, we could, and we even managed to stay together until the end .
We started our tour in Ground 0 (World Trade Center). Then we ate breakfest and went to the harbor, which is next to the mall where we ate. From there we had a pretty good look at the statue of liberty, so we decided not to get on the staten Island Ferry, and we had more time. After that, we tried to find the right subway to Chinatown, and after we looked for it really long, we finally found it. But it took ages to get all the tickets, because we didn't really know how to do it.
But we didn't only looked at buildings, we also did a lot of shopping. I bought soo much stuff, but it is neat to be able to have something to bring back home as presents.
Oh yes, and my birthday was on friday(for everyone who didn't know). We celebrated it at Applebees, where my cousin works, and we had a great meal. I got a lot of presents, mostly necklaces, but also cookies from my friends and 2 shirts. After dinner we went to a cornmaze, but it was already dark and we got lost, so we cheated a litle. But it was an awesome night and I really enjoyed it, even though I know it would have been an amazing night with you guys too. (Taking a little Downtown tour )
Hope you all have a great time!!!
Love and hugs