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Where in the world is Jessie going to be? Part Third times the charm

Hello Lovelies!

So, here’s the deal.

I went on a trip and had to make some blog posts.

So I made them.

While I was still on the road.

They were finished.

Turns out, that this iPad of mine does NOT function well without wifi.

And it saved none of it.

So, My initial reaction was:

And then go into fetal position and cry for a couple of days.

 

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Let me tell you guys. 

Transitions are hard.

And lame (sometimes)

 

But no more! 

 

For I shall figure this iPad and this transition out!

it may take a little while, and be depressed at all of the fails I’ve done, but I SHALL PREVAIL!

 

 

And you guys, I have BIG NEWS.

 

DID YOU WANT TO FINALLY KNOW WHERE I AM GOING?


I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED IN CHOOSING THE COUNTRY THAT I SHALL RESIDE IN.

 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you drumming the roll?

I don’t think you are.

It’s okay.

I can wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I AM GOING TO:

 

 

 

YUP.

It’s officially official.

I know what you’re thinking.

“FINALLY.

SOMETHING THAT IS OFFICIAL.

ABOUT TIME THERE JESSIE.

I WAS STARTING TO GET REAL SICK AND TIRED OF THIS I DON’T KNOW BUISNESS.”

 

I feel ya man.

But now I can tell you that I am 110% sure that I am going to Taiwan as my foreign exchange.

Breaking the news to Australia was actually not as bad I a thought it would be.

Their whole attitude was kind of stand-offish and I don’t care about you really at all.

While Taiwan’s was wonderful and kind and welcoming and more than willing to assist in any way possible.

 

How crazy is this?

 

Taiwan wasn’t even on my radar, yet here I am, MOVING TO TAIWAN.

TAIPEI IS A HUMONGO CITY.

 WILL BE IN A CITY.

*internal screaming*

If I would of chosen Australia, it would have been a itty bitty town of less than 3,000 people that is over an hour away from the next City.

 

IS SHALL BE GOING TO COLLEGE IN TAIWAN

Even though I’m not even graduated yet here in ‘Murica.

It’s turning out that I go to college, then come back to here graduate high school.

They told me what school I’m going to, and I got to Google Map it and walk around the Taipei streets like I will in a couple weeks! Only this time was virtual and not even the real thing.

BUT STILL.

PRETTY AWESOME NONETHELESS.

 

Taiwan has given me a time frame in which it would be best if I could arrive.

(Aren’t they wonderfully effecient?)

August 22nd-27th is the preferred time, but they’re pretty flexible 🙂

(How nice)

 

 And apparently The Rotary club is HUGE and totally respected over there.

 

So many bonuses.

 

So many beautiful bonuses making me want to live there as soon as possible!

 Gah.

 

Much Love~

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Monday Mumbles- Departure Date

Hello Lovelies.

My name is Jessie and I will manage my time better.

Today is Monday which means POST DAY!

Woohoo!

And I’m actually posting!

Double Woohoo!

and a glare in my direction.

I know.

I deserve it.

 

I’m going to post an update on what I learned about my Foreign Exchange to be in the last couple of days.

Instead of leaving in early days of June, I’ll be leaving on July 19th 2014.

I don’t know if I’ve been placed yet, but I can’t wait until I know who my host families are.

I can’t to know how many host families I’ll have.

I can’t wait to see what school I’ll be in.

I can’t wait to see what town I’ll be in.

I can’t wait to do really anything that pertains to learning more about what the heck I’ll be doing for a year.

I’m so very thankful for the awesome stroke of luck to know an Australian, and a girl who is a foreign exchange student over in Australia as we speak to turn to for any questions.

I’m just SUPER excited about learning more of my future.

I guess I’ve always been that way.

I Think I’ll be in Townsville, but I don’t really know.

Here’s a picture that I’ll drool over in the meantime.

 

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Just knowing that I’m one step closer to an amazing year is so exhilarating.

Much Love,

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I survived my first Rotary Party

So as a (soon to be) foreign exchange student with Rotary International, I attended a my local clubs Christmas Party.

It was a nice, happy atmosphere, that was very welcoming.

The location was very fancy.

They had apple cider.

It was delicious!
My club currently has 2 foreign exchange students here that are not from America.
One is from Australia, and one is from France.
Both lovely ladies.
And they currently have one in Australia, and then me, who hasn’t even gone yet. So it was very helpful to have an Australian to talk with and ask questions.

I learned quite a lot.

Did you know that in Australia they have finals that are MUCH bigger than. Americas finals? They call them exams.
And they are basically your grade. So in America, at least for my school, our finals are worth 20% of the grade, but down under, it’s just about all of your grade.
Yikes.
Because I’ll be going to Australia in the end of their school year.
When the exams are.

After the mingling and the many question I asked to the lovely Australian, we made our way to the tables, talked for about 30 minuted more, and ate.

And ate.

And ate.

There was turkey steak, stuffing, little potatoes, salad, and some cheesecake for dessert.

It was truly a second Thanksgiving.

The dinner was delicious, and afterwards, the president walked up to the podium and said a few words, and the whole club stood up and said the pledge of allegiance and the Rotary pledge.

Of course being the first time I was there I didn’t know the pledge, and I stumbled with the words, and added a little bit of watermelon in there also.

(Throughout the musicals that I have been in, I learned that saying watermelon a couple of times when you’re supposed to be speaking, but not let the audience hear you, it makes it seem like you are actually having a conversation)

(Kind of like what this audience is doing)

There was a brief speech, a moment of silence for a wonderful man who passed away, and then some lovely entertainment by an 8 person group of men. Their name is ‘Hearts for him’, and they sang at least 10 really awesome songs.

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Then, there was a giving of honors/certificates.

Lots of smiles and nods of approval.

There was much standing up and giving rounds of applause.

There was a really fun give away shortly after.

I got two garlands of lights that I now use as festive extension cords that light up.

The party lasted about 3 hours, and I was pretty exhausted afterwards.

The Rotary party was a success, and I got to converse with some lovely people.

I’m very blessed to of been a part of a Christmas party, and I look forward to what a normal meeting would be like!

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your Christmas was simply marvelous!

Much love,

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