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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 ūüôā

(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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Wednesday tea Talk- You’re doing it wrong Australia

Youre doing it wrong Australia

 

 

Hello Lovelies!

I’m BACK!

And with news on Australia.

A couple weeks back, Macho Man (Dealer of all my Student Exchangeness)  finally had had enough with the little-to-nothing words from Australia.

We had given them EVERYTHING that they needed.

Macho Man has called, and called, and emailed, and called, and emailed for over half a year now.

And they have done basically nothing in return.

 

So, Macho Man sent a very stern and straightforward email to them.

He told them that their dealings with us have been extremely poor, and we have given you everything they will ever need to do anything, and totally ignoring every effort of communication is horrible. 

That this happened to the girl before me, and that he has had enough.

He said that is this type of communication continues, then they obviously do not know how to properly deal with foreign exchange or communication so¬†he will shut them down from the United States. (they won’t be able to send or receive anybody from America)

[ So he basically sent them an email saying, “Australia, you’re doing it wrong. You’ve been doing it wrong for a really really long time and that’s not cool” ]

Macho man only has the power to shut them down from half of the United States, and they know that, but actually showing Australia what’s what apparently worked.

Immediately after he sent it, He got an email from somebody who is pretty high up, and they guy apologized profusely and said that he will personally try to communicate with the club and see what he can do there, he said that in 48 hours he will let us know if Australia will work for me or not.

 

By this time, I’d been looking at going to Spain or Taiwan instead.

Because ain’t nobody got time for no answers.

 

48 Hours later, he contacted Macho Man¬†and said that the club has not contacted them and no matter what, he can’t get a hold of them, and he told us to sit tight, and he’ll let us know when he knows anything.

So we sat tight for a couple more days.

Until JUST YESTERDAY Macho man sent us an email saying that things are looking up for Australia, and if we could re-send a couple of things to them.

We heartily agreed, and now we wait.

So the confidence that I’m going to¬†Australia in May went from 89% to 7% to 99.9999% sure.

But I still have no idea when I’m leaving, July is still $1,000 more than June traveling wise, but it’s already June, and leaving on such a short notice is super hard.

 

So, this is what happened in May in a nutshell.

And although I STILL know almost nothing, we made some progress with Australia.

 

 

 

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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