Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our Queen her birthday.

There is a lot of speculation that our Queen will resign today.

They say it that it will be at 21:00.
Do we need to believe what people say? Or should be wait and see if it's true?
I think second is better to do.
I personally don't believe it. But who knows..

I think we shouldn't be speculating to much. We should trust the Queen on her decisions and just stop "gossiping".

Still I don't think she will resign, she is smart and she looks younger than she is.

Monday, January 30, 2012

exchange I'm in Spain

Well, same as the other post, it happened a long time ago but I thought it would be a good idea to post it, since everyone has been very kind and helpful for me. Some days may be short or even left out, then they were not of a big importance or I just wanted to keep it short. Or because of the fact it is from my diary that I wrote when I was there.

Day 1. March 28th

It's early in the morning. I'm sad and excited, I'm sure I'm going to miss everybody home, but I'm really excited to see my Spanish friends again.

I'm in a airplane!!! Wow! It is a beautiful view outside the window. I can see city beneath me, while there are clouds on top of the cities.
We are sitting next to a Spanish girl who has lived in Amsterdam for a while. She goes to Spain and back to The Netherlands over and over again.


I'm going to bed now, I'm a bit sad because I miss everyone. But it's okay, I will get used to it. It is my first night here. It is always a bit weird the first night, I guess.
We went into town, it's smells weird outside. I got candy, it was very sweet and delicious.
Tomorrow introduction, city tour and a barbecue. Wednesday I don't know what we'll do. My partner is very sweet for me.

Day 2.

In the morning here is really cold! I woke up and I was shivering. My new mom was very kind to me. She asked me if I wanted to eat something because we would have breakfast with the class.

When we arrived at school we had to wait in the hallway. I will be honest, but the when I first saw the school I thought it was a prison. Not meant to be mean. Then we went to the classroom Aula de Usos Múltiples, for the introduction. We've got a pin and we got a little video to see with the picture we made in front of the European flag. Then the head of the school held a speech. Then they played our national Anthem.

At 9:30 we had breakfast, Churros! (a dough, need to know more about it. (internet) because I don't know much about Churros) Chocolate kon Churros was us told, but I took orange juice. Which I drink a lot. The Churros smelled like pancakes. Not American but the Dutch ones, there is a difference. When we sat there I got hungry because it smelled so nice. In the beginning the Churros is not as heavy on your stomach so you think you can eat lots of it but it is actually quite heavy. But I can eat a lot, so soon after eating I got hungry again.
It was drizzling so I would appreciate my coat, which I left at my Spanish home.

Then we had city tour. Which I don't call city tour because we didn't go into town.

Then we had a barbecue. Which was delicious. It was partly food I'm used to and partly Spanish food. I ate macaroni and a lot of popcorn. I played basketball and laughed a lot.
End day 2.

Day 3.

we had dancing. Salsa, Merenge, Bachata and more. We also had theater, where we Dutch people had to talk Spanish, which sounded really funny. We had to laugh about it a lot. Around the evening we had disco. It was really hot in there so one of my friends, 2 Spanish friends and I went into town for some shopping. I saw this shirt which I loved but it was to small. My friends bought shoes which one of the Spanish girls had.

I am starting to feel more comfortable.

End day 3.

Day 4.

We went to Granada. It was really pretty. It is so warm here. And tomorrow it will be even worse. And I am not getting a tan. Which I really want. Granada is a must go!

Day 5.

We had sports day today. We first had to walk, which was over the 2 hours! I did tennis with a friend. That was too warm. it was even warmer than in The Netherlands around this time. It is spring and it feels here like summer. In The Netherlands we don't even have this weather, only in summer and still it is really uncommon. At the end of the day I was red! I get sunburned really easily and I did use sun lotion. But I guess it really didn't help.
In the evening I went bowling and I stayed in the park in the evening with a few friends an our partners.

Weekend. (day 6 & 7)

Saturday we went to Córdoba. We went shopping there. It is a small town which can be really crowded. I bought some souvenirs for home.
In the evening we had a party which I came home from 00:40. These people really live all day I must say. We had fun. But after a long time it was a bit boring. But they had really delicious food. They are really good with food.
Sunday was a bit of a lazy day.

Day 9

We went to Cazorla Natural Park, where we had a long walk. It was really pretty there. I felt good there because I love the nature. In the evening we had a farewell party, since it was our last evening here. We had fun. They had alcohol which I was very against.

Day 10 day of departure.

I'm not going to tell this all in detail. But I got sick. I woke up early. And got sick. My Spanish mom thought I drunk and I had a hangover. But I don't drink so I felt a bit offended.
In the bus was no fun. You can guess why. In the plane I slept most of the time. While my friend was talking to her neighbor. Who was also Dutch. In the bus to our town wasn't really fun either but I felt a little better. I slowly saw how evening fell upon The Netherlands. I was almost home! It made me feel happy but also a bit sad. Because I had have to say goodbye to Spain and my Spanish family and friends.

When we arrived at our school I was happy to see my mom, dad and brother. My sister would arrive the day after.

I was glad to be home.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

exchange students here

Sorry I didn't let anything hear. So now would be a great time to do so.
I skipped a few days so if you want to know about them I can update. But since it would be a very long talk I skipped the less important onces.

First day of exchange:

My partner arrived at school. They had a long night and were very tired but also very excited to meet us all. I was waiting for my partner outside of school, with my parents, brother and sister. First I met my partners mom. She is very kind. Then I met my partner, she is also very kind. They hugged me and I was first a bit shocked, in a good way.

We first had to go into our school for a welcome to our partners.
There talked one of the teachers, a few jokes where made to enlighten the talk but we were not really interested. We wanted to go home, with our parents and our new family member.

My sister had still school, my mom and brother had to go somewhere else so my dad dropped my partner and me of at home. At home I asked if my partner wanted something to drink, water she said. I gave her a pack of stuff she could use when she was here. It was for her to keep. So she could take it home.

She also gave me a present and my mom had one too. I love what she gave me, a sort of cushion where you can put stuff in and a flower necklace. I wear that necklace a lot. It is one of my favorites.

Later my sister came home with her partner. He was not nice to my sister, they had many problems with each other. Her partner didn't talk with her, he ignored her and a lot more. My sister did her best to make sure it would went well but it didn't work out that well.

We ate tomato soup and had fun, while my sisters partner was playing with his phone and ignored us.

end day 1.

day 4

We went to Amsterdam, first I wasn't feeling well, but I still went because it wouldn't be fair for my partner. And it would be fun for both of us, I thought.
So e went to Amsterdam, we had a lot of fun. My partner walked with her friends, as I walked with my friends. I did take care that she and I would still do things together. But I thought she should have the opportunity to be with her friends as well.

In the evening there was a party, but I wasn't feeling well so I didn't go. She went together with one of my friends and her partner. My friends partner and mine are good friends so it was a good opportunity.

end day 4.

In the weekend we went swimming with some friends. We had a lot of fun. My partner told me they didn't have swimming pools like we have. Still she enjoyed it.

Day 8.

The day of the stage night, the day we would preform for our parents, exchange partner and more people.

We had the day off after our last rehearse.

When we were waiting outside the place we would preform, I met the rest of the family of my partner, who came over to see their daughter and sister preform. They were very kind. Everyone around me was a bit jealous because I already met my family, and they didn't.

The performances went very well. My partner wanted to stay with her family the night so she didn't come home with us.

End day 8.

Day 11, the day that our exchange students would leave.

We all were very sad, and we were sure we would miss each other.
At the bus we were all crying and very sad. My sister left her classes to say goodbye to my partner. My partner had become our little sister. She had became very important.

End of the Spanish students here.