Monday, August 29, 2011

One month been here and feeling like the king of the school!

In my last post I told you that I nominated myself to be a house captain at our school and guess what, NOW I AM!! We had our house meeting today and we had to keep speeches. I had my speech rehearsaled with my friend Elyse and we included German and Finnish also in it and our house just loved it! So now I am the house captain with Elyse and this is just going to be so great!!

I reckon drama is my favourite subject at school and now we begin rehearsing the play 'The lion, the witch and the wardrobe' and I got the part for the faun Mr. Tumnus which I really wanted and also the part for Father Christmas! I am very eager for the play and I also have the opportunity to make the costume for Mr. Tumnus!

Two weekends ago I had my first party in Australia! It was a birthday party for one of my schoolmates and we had heaps of fun! There was a bonfire and a lot of music! There was also food and drink. I drank only soft drinks, don't worry. There was in the party this one guy, Owen, who was so enthusiastic about Finland and it was so funny! He liked the dudesons, he listened children of bodom and he said that Finnish girls are beautiful!

This weekend I went to Adelaide for the whole weekend to stay with my counsellor. On saturday I had a briefing day with all the other rotary exchange students from our district and we had just heaps of fun! The group was just so great! I can't wait for the other events I'm going to spend with that group! This time we went to Warrawong wildlife sanctuary and that was my second visit there. There we saw heaps of kangaroos and we had the chanse to walk with them and touch them and it is just so extraordinary!

I'm having so much fun here!! I think I don't want to ever leave this country!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!

Last friday we had drama (school subject) and the teacher told us that some of us might have an opportunity to go for a working experience to Sydney to Shakespeare company to learn about working in a teathre!! And on the last days I've realised how much I really like acting and all drama stuff! This opportunity would be just so amazing! The only sad thing is that we have to write a letter where we tell why I would be good for the work experiencea and I don't have any bigger experiences of acting or theatre work. But still I'll try to apply for it! It'd be a whole week in october. I am so excited about it!!

I also have second thing what makes me excited!! On monday we had school house meetings (Yeah, we have houses like in Harry Potter!!!) and we were wondering who would be our house captains and I nominated myself!! In two weeks I have to keep a speech why would I be a good house captain but I believe that I'm going to be the captain anyways because I'm an exchange student, everyone knows me and I believe that I'll get the votes of the students who just seriously doesn't care at all. And it'd be so great experience!!

Also!! Last sunday I talked first time Finnish in three weeks! I was on a boat cruise to see some dolphins and there was a group of international university students and I decided to ask one of them who they were and actually the person right behind me was Finnish and it was just so strange to speak Finnish when everyone around us was talkinjg English!! But that was awesome! And I saw some dolphins too.

(I wrote this on my photography lesson.. it tells how much I enjoy playing with photoshop... that's all we do here..)

Seeya!! :))))

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Murray Bridge, Bunyip, River Murray, My swimmingpool, the somethingtail lizard, Murray Bridge High School and Me

I'll write when I have time. I wish you enjoy the pictures and don't be afraid to comment :)))


Saturday, August 6, 2011

My last week briefly

Sunday 31/7 : Art and footie
On sunday morning I went to an art gallery in Murray Bridge which I liked very much. I was there with Sam and Liz (my first host parents), I give my thanks. After the gallery one of my host dads, Robin, picked me up and we drove to Adelaide to see a footiematch (Australian Football) where Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide were put against each other. AND CROWS WON! Footie is a wonderful game!! :)))

 A Drawing of a Bunyip

 Abstract.. I think it tells something about death




Monday-Friday 1-5/8 - The schoolweek
My first full schoolweek was which very.. experienceful. I had many awkward situations with these Australian students for example the way they run around the schoolyard and hallways, the way they yell at each others and teachers and the way they ask a bit personal information at the first time we meet(YES, I'm talking about you Tahlee!!).. But I've found many nice people from the school who to hang out with but sometimes it is a bit uncomfortable when people start yelling at me just because I am an exchange student.. 

Also the schooldays are a bit boring because in english we just do some sort of advertisements(?), in maths we do thing's I've been learning when I was on the 9th grade, in PE(Physical Education) we do only theoretical stuff and in photography we just sit on computers and play with photoshop(?!). I have also history, which is just fun because the teacher is so casual and we are just mythbusting in the classroom and I have arts and drama which are both just amazing because arts is arts and in drama we'll play Narnia's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, after few weeks I'll know if I can be Mr Tumnus!!

Friday 5/8 - Amadani Scouts
At friday I had a scout meeting again and it was just amazing! This time I had planned some Finnish scout program for them and it went so well! I begun by showing them the Finnish scout uniform and it's all meanings and it was so cool when everyone was listening so carefully. Then we went outside to play "törtsän kaatoa" (let's translate it "schmuck's knockdown") and they all liked it! After schmuck's knockdown we went inside and I showed them some pictures of Finnish scouts and I commentated what was happening and they all were confused because there were snow all over the place! In evening we played "let's give birth"-game, "Nazi police"-game and for new to me ¡¡¡ sock wrestling !!!

Saturday 6/8 - Victor Harbor
Woke up early, an hour in a car driving to the coast to see Sam and Liz's daughter and her family. First we saw Sam and Liz's grandson playing footie and granddaughter playing netball. In Victor Harbor we went geocaching to a small island called Granite Island. We had lot's of fun and in the evening we had a barbaque and I got to taste kangaroo's meat(!!!) and I can tell you that IT WAS GOOD!!

Miss y'all!