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Grad Banquet Speech

Some thoughts about graduating from a country that is not your home country

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Hi, everyone. I am Christina and I am from China. For those who knew me before knew that I have been here for three years. Canada is not only a country, it is also my home.

To be honest with all of you, I don’t really know what to say as I guess we all have a similar experience. But I still like to share some experiences that special to me.

I still remember the first day I entered Canada. I was just a 15-year-old girl who know nothing about Canada but came all the way here through 15000 kilometers through a seventeen and half hours flight. Time went so fast, I already became one of the students that is going to graduate in a month and half.

In those three year, I met new friends and families. I explore the adventure which called life, and during this time, I realized who I am and what I should do in the future. I learned a lot, and there are so many “the first time” happen here. It’s the first time I applied a debit card, the first time to extend my student permit, the first time to be a foreign correspondent and etc. I grew up and became an adult mentally base on all those “first time”.

This year is a lot special to me. I attended school math league. We were in the the fifth place for provincials. I also took part in badminton team in our district. Yesterday was actually our last practice which is sad. Moreover, I am one of the foreign correspondents of Nova Scotia. I managed our school board Facebook account, Instagram and twitter as well. At the same time, I wrote blogs on traveler’s point too to share my experience with all the international student. This job made me to be more social and I decided to get a job which can help international students in the campus next year for university.

I thanked every person that I met here, I thanked that my parents sent me here, I thanked my coordinator June and Melany who organized a lot of fantastic activities for us. I thank all of my host sister and host families as they helped me a lot and taught me a lot. I thanked all my friends for hanging out and have fun together. I thanked that NSISP chose me to be a foreign correspondent. And for sure, thank you Monica and Mike. I appreciate everything that you guys did for me. And in the end, I hope everyone enjoys this last two months and all of us will have a better life in the future. Congratulations!
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Posted by zhaoyajian1998 17:32 Archived in Canada Tagged #nsispfc #nsisp #novascotia #studyingabroad #thank Comments (0)

April- A month for competitions!

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Hi, everyone! I am back again, this is Christina from China, I would like to talk about my life in Canada.

I just finished all my competitions for math league and badminton. I did great with my partners for both badminton and math league. We were in the fifth place for provincial for math league and luckily we broke the school record and school board record. For badminton, sadly we were not able to go to provincials but we did get into regional which is my first time. To be honest with all of you, I am not good at playing sports. However, I was really surprised that I made to this far.

After all of this, my life came back to normal again. I don’t need to go to the morning practice anymore which is great. I guess nobody wants to get up early for training. But I am still doing badminton after school because we need time to do exercise.

I should say thank you to all my coaches and my teachers who helped me with your help. I am really appreciated about that !!

Posted by zhaoyajian1998 09:42 Archived in Canada Tagged #nsispfc #nsisp #novascotia #studyingabroad #thank Comments (0)

Thanks everyone, thanks for everything

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As everyone who has read me blog before knows, I have been in Canada for three years. Canada is not only a country to me, it is also my second home.
To be honest with everyone, even there is nothing really special in Nova Scotia, I still love here. My whole world is here right now(except my parents hahah). In those three years, I met new friends and new families. I explored the adventure which called life, and during this time, I realized who I am and what I should do in the future. I learned a lot, and there are so many “the first time” happen here. It’s the first time I applied a debit card, the first time to extend my student permit, the first time to be a foreign correspondent and etc. I grew up and became an adult mentally base on all those “first time”.
I don’t really know why I am writing this today as this is not very last month. But when I had turkey dinner together on the table today , I just don’t even know how may time are left for me to have another turkey dinner with everyone in this family.
I thanked every person that I met here, I thanked my parents sent me here, I thanked that I was chosen to be a foreign correspondent. I appreciate everything that you guys did for me. I hope that there is a time I can come back to Nova Scotia and have a turkey dinner with you.

Posted by zhaoyajian1998 19:07 Archived in Canada Tagged #nsispfc #nsisp #novascotia #studyingabroad #thank Comments (0)

The end of the first semester

Summary of the first semester

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It’s almost the end of the second semester. The final exam is on next week. And I have been acted as a foreign correspondent for half years. I have learned a lot from all those months. I learned how to manage a website such as Instagram, twitter and Face book. I record my experiences through videos and upload them to vimeo. Some of videos have over 200 viewers.

I join the badminton team again this year. But I am not playing girl’s single any more. I pair up with my best friend and we play girl’s double. We are going to start playing in the tournament in Truro in April.

And I have a good news that I would like to share with you, I get accepted by Western University.

By the way, some of the foreign correspondents are leaving in this week. I wish a safety trip to all of you. And Happy Second Semester.

Posted by zhaoyajian1998 08:21 Archived in Canada Tagged me people planes #nsispfc #nsisp #novascotia #studyingabroad Comments (0)

Spring Festival VS. Christmas

The differences between the most important festival in China and Christmas

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There are a lot of festivals in China, the most important one is Spring Festival which is between January and February. It lasts for sixteen days. Everyone comes back home and get together. It’s really similar with Christmas. We also decorating our home but in red color. We don’t exchange gifts but elders need to give teenagers money. This means that we will be rich in the future. I feel really bad for not going back home to celebrate Spring Festival. But fortunately, I came to Edmonton and had Christmas with my friends from China.

We didn’t do anything special on Christmas Eve, we watched two movies together. On Christmas day, we played table tennis and did some painting. I had a lot of fun with them. Thanks for inviting me to Edmonton, my friend-Amy!

Posted by zhaoyajian1998 15:42 Archived in Canada Tagged #nsispfc #nsisp #novascotia #studyingabroad Comments (0)

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