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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Halloween Weekend / PARTYS :)

Hi fellow readers!
I don't think I've said enough how much I love the people reading this blog! You are all awesome!
This weekend has been craazy, and it all started out friday at school were I was in the school in my halloween costume. It is strange to sit in a munk costume and at the same time learn stuff... I went for the last time to work in the Haunted House, and we were so busy that night, argh!
I had a sleepover with my friends from Oil Springs, we watched "Nightmare on Elmstreet," it was probably the most scary movie I've ever seen. I -from now on - hate Freddie Krueger. 
Saturday was at a halloween party/goodbye party for Myriam, a swiss exchange student whom I'm really going to miss (but we have the deal...!) She was unfortunately only here for three months.It was really funny, and I was dressed as a jedi - haha! Here is some pics:

Lindsay, me, Aria and Andres as the creepy clown behind us
Amber, Aria, me, Kyla

Lindsay and Aria (the jedis) killing me (the sith)
Today I went for another goodbye party/halloween party, for Aria. It was so sad to say goodbye to them. But; I think I will survive. I also experienced my first snow in this area this year. I was so happy! We were also sitting in a hot tub, it was really nice and warm while everything else was cold! I'll put the pictures from this up later.
Hope you are all feeling well. It is kinda funny, I haven't been sick here at all! That is actually cool!
Thank you again for reading the blog, it is really special to me that I have people from all over the world reading it

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Other stuff

I havent told you guys about all other stuff that I'm doing in my spare time here in October.
Well, first of all I am volunteering for a Haunted House in Petrolia where I help scare smaller children and also adults. It is really funny and you really get some acting going!
This is actually me playing a scary clown.
This is from another day where I'm not playing a clown. Just a random girl who get pulled down in a bed. This is a couple of my friends (sorry if it seems misleading by calling them their surnames, but that is what we call eachother.)
Trisha (Law), Me, Greer, Sam(antha), Burden.
Me (clown), Burden, Greer
Yes, I know, Scary pictures!

Other than that, I'm in a christmas musical production. Yes, of course it is "A Christmas Carol." A very british musical! I'm almost only a dancer and I only say like three lines, but it is definitely good enough for me. I've got a really nice costume and my fellow dancers are insanely nice.

I'm practising a lot of singing and piano in the moment, not only because of my midterm performance (which I will write about after I've done it,) but also because of my own progress. I wont say which song I will sing for the performance in case someone from the school is reading this blog, it is a surprise you know!

I'm joining the volleyball team soon, as it starts in november. I'm pretty excited!
And now it is off to bed, but; I will write again very soon!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Canada, eh?

I promised to make a blog entry about the cultural differences between Canada and USA, and I guess this was the right time to do it. So first of all I would start of with some stereotypes that some americans actually have about canadians:
- Canadians live in igloos
- When you cross the border from the states, there will be snow everywhere, even if it's July
- Everybody in Canada can speak french
- Canadians have bears in their backyard
- I could continue....

All this, of course, is not true. Yes, there is many people in Canada who can speak french because of french immersion or just the french classes in school. Yes, it will eventually snow in Canada, but only in the winter/spring. But no, canadians do not live in igloos with bears in their backyard. Then there is some stereotypes that are pretty much correct: 
- The Maple Leaf is seen everywhere
- Maple syrup is eaten all over Canada
- The fall is a-m-a-z-i-n-g

Canada is not the united states. Yes, there is a lot of american stuff here; Wal-mart, McDonalds, Sears, etc. But somehow even that is turned canadian; but how can you determine that a product is canadian and not imported from it's big brother 'the states'? Well, it is very simple: Every product is in english and french. 
Canadians actually have an accent. If it is in french or english, there is an accent. How can you imagine the accent; Well, think of a mix between british/scottish and american english. When words like House, about, around, is being spoken; I always start giggling because it is sounds so sweet. 
Then there is a difference between the hospitality here and in America and Europe; Canadians attend to open up for more people and are so nice to everyone. (There will, of course, always be strange people.) 
The currency here is a dollar just as in america. But on the dollar; there is the british queen. (Canada is in the commonwealth.) In fact; the dollar bill look far more like the european Euro, than an american dollar. 
Then there is the fact that canadians write in microsoft word in British english. This is because a lot of the words written are more similiar to british than american. As an example, the word colours in canadian are spelled with an OU. In american english it is spelled like: 'Color.'
Canada is divided into provinces and territories, not states as in America. I'm in the province of Ontario, the province with the biggest population. 
Here is some nice pictures from my trip to Stratford (to see Shakespeare's As you like it and for SHOPPING in the school time) last tuesday:

The lake in Stratford

Aria, Myriam, and me (hugging a tree.)

My gosh, it is just so beautiful

Arh! The leaves! (Me and Yvette)
Canada for me is:
I'm not in the United States. I'm in Canada, EH?

Monday, 11 October 2010

Homecoming and Thanksgiving weekend

Time for a blog entry, eh? It has been a while I would say. So anyways,
This weekend was truly a very nice one. It all started out with homecoming this friday. In the morning I started dressing up in the school colours (red and white) and came on the school bus surrounded by people in red and white. 
A friend and I in the school bus. Yes, it is already dark in the morning outside.
So, when I came up in the school I met a couple of my friends who were all dressed up pretty crazy. We then had to have our classes, but only for half a period each. In drama we just made drama exercises, in foods we made pumpkin pies for the last time this week (we sold about 350 at homecoming), in World History we watched the Mummy (educational?) , and in Vocal Music I taught my class about danish music. I actually think a lot of people liked it. 
Our wonderful/beautiful pumpkin pies. I am so proud :)

Steven in Vocal Music class. See what I mean about dressing up crazy?
Crazy friends in the cafeteria
Anyways, after the classes we had lunch and the Pep Rally. I did not really get the idea of it, but it was so funny because of people cheering like monkeys in red and white. After the Pep Rally we had some spare time including the School Parade, which I was so lucky to be in. A bit time after the parade the football game began, I didn't understand the game, but it was funny to watch. 
Pep Rally in the school gym

Random guy in strange outfit on the parade

The school Parade

Kyla, Lilly and I watching the football game (which I'm pretty sure our team lost.)

After the game I went home to Kyla where she taught me how to ride a horse. I am very thankful! (But I'm not sure how good I was...) Afterwards we had dinner and prepared ourselves for the dance. The dance was crazy; It was absolutely one of the bigger culture shocks I've had here. I imagined people dancing like you see in the american movies; but the canadians caught me by surprise, it was a monkey party! But it was funny! 
It is me! On a horse! Unbelievable!
Kyla and I before we went in to the dance
Myriam, Andres, me, Kyla, Aria at the dance
Aria (french exchange student) and I trying to dance like the canadians. I don't think we succeeded.
Saturday I was at the Brigden fair, and I will just show you some pictures: 
Brigden Fair Parade. This is the flags of the different provinces in Canada.
Scare Crow on a horse?
Sheila's, Kyla's and my Raisin Pie achieved a first place in the Brigden Fair. Thank you Food Class.
Couldn't help taking a photo of the scottish bag pipes.

Sunday we had the thanksgiving dinner; it was a delicious turkey. Some family members and friends came over to eat. It was a very nice day and the weather was awesome compared to the fact that it was October and I'm in Canada. And I know what you people are thinking; Do they have thanksgiving in October? Yes, yes we do. Canada celebrates thanksgiving one month before the americans. I'm thinking a lot about you people back in Denmark. I hope everybody is doing great and enjoying their life! The next blog entry will probably be about the differences between american and canadian culture. I will write again soon!