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3 MESES EN NOVA SCOTIA

Casi 130, 000 minutos en el extranjero.

Tres meses

Hoy estoy cumpliendo tres meses en Nova Scotia, no puedo creer el tiempo pasó tan rápido, recuerdo antes de estar aquí estaba en el hospital muy enfermo y con mucho dolor, me sentí tan triste porque el día que se suponía que tomaba mi vuelo a Nova Scotia, me enferme. Por primera vez estuve en una ambulancia, y esos días fueron muy, muy dolorosos para mí. Les cuento esto, porque el día que tome mi vuelo ( dos semanas después se suponía que llegaba) algo me ocurrió, estaba tan feliz, tan agradecido.

"Después de la tormenta viene la calma"

Mi primer día fue muy increíble, estaba y sigo feliz, quiero a mi familia anfitriona, cada día es una memoria única con ellos. Hasta este punto este programa y mi familia anfitriona me han hecho mejor persona, y he aprendido tanto. La frase "Tres meses" es muy fácil de decir, pero ahora significa tanto: nuevas personas, nuevas memorias, risas, viajes, fotos, una grata y única experiencia en el extranjero.
En noviembre muchas buenas cosas ocurrieron.

Viaje a New Brunswick

¡Zoológico, Hockey y compras!
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Noche Multicultural

Una mágica noche teniendo la oportunidad de mostrar nuestro país : comida, música, ropa típica, bailes típicos, y toneladas de diversión. Como el Primer Corresponsal Mexicano del NSISP esta noche significo mucho para mí, porque logré mostrar lo orgulloso que estoy de ser mexicano y que mejor manera de mostrarlo sino con hacer nuestra exhibición de nuestra más famosa tradición mexicana que el "Día de Muertos", estuve a cargo de la decoración, hice 40 flores de cempasúchil que me tomaron seis horas de elaboración, hice 150 banderas de papel picado que me tomaron un día entero para hacerlas, hice una Catrina y un Catrin, y las letras de México, ademas otros detalles. Simplemente ese día fue increíble.
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WE DAY

Estar aquí en Canada me ha mostrado cuanto los canadienses se preocupan de ayudar a los demás. Después de este enorme evento con más de 8 mil personas, aprendí algo muy importante, no importa cuan pequeño te parezca, las acciones que haces por ayudar a los demás son enormes, somos el cambio. Ademas vi a mis amigos del Nova Scotia Campeche Leadership Camp 2015 y me gustó.
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Manuel Tamayo

Posted by The Journalist 09:31 Archived in Canada Tagged canada nova_scotia study_abroad nsisp nsispfc ad_astra_international study_in_canada Comments (0)

MY HOST FAMILY

Let me present you the Nielsen

Your host family is very important while you are studying abroad, they are not just the people you will live with, they will give you big part of your experience of studying abroad.
My host familiy are the Nielsen comformed by my host parents (Monica and Erik) and my host siblings (Madalyn and Liam) and even our kitten (Eva) and our dog (Walle).
Before I arrived to Nova Scotia I received an electronic letter from my host family. I remember what excited I felt to meet them for the very first time. And since that moment, when I knew I would live with them, I knew it would be incredible.
Since the moment I arrived and during all the time I have been here. It has been the best experience I have ever had.

"You do not feel like a guest, you feel like their son".

"Good morning", "Did you sleep well?", "How was your day?", "Do you need another blanket?", these and more questions are the ones they ask me all the time, and even they sound no big deal, they do, because you see that they really care about you.
I still remember my first weekend, pizza for my first supper in Canada, and a three-provinces trip. I just have been in Nova Scotia almost four little months. And thanks them, I have discovered almost all Nova Scotia, since the famous Peggy´s Cove to the beautiful Victoria park, and my favorite: Lunenburg.
But just not places, I have been in amazing events. i.e., as a crowd pumper at "WE DAY".

Something I really like is supper time. I have known the delicious Canadian cousine, and also the international food my host parents have cooked.
My favorite part has been everything. But the trips have been the best. "Today is a nice day to go outside and...", that single phrase has meant to me, that day, is trip day. What I really enjoy is going to a trip with them, I have a really good time. I discovered and I learned more about this province called Nova Scotia that has a huge meaning in my life.

Time goes fast when you are enjoying it, I have just a few days and a month until taking the flight to go back to Mexico. No to home. Because home is where the heart is. And now and forever Nova Scotia you are my home and the Nielsen, my family.

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Manuel Tamayo.

Posted by The Journalist 09:23 Archived in Canada Tagged canada nova_scotia study_abroad nsispfc ad_astra_international study_in_canada Comments (0)

3 MONTHS IN NOVA SCOTIA

Almost 130,000 minutes abroad

===Three months===
Today I am turning three months in Nova Scotia, I cannot believe the time passed so fast, I remember before being here I was at the hospital very sick and in a lot of pain, I felt so sad because the day before I was supposed to take my flight to Nova Scotia, I got sick, I was for first time in an ambulance, and those days were very, very painful for me. I am telling you this, because the day I took my flight(two weeks after the day I was supposed to arrive) something happened to me, I was so happy, so grateful

"After the storm always comes the calm"

My first day was so incredible, I was and I still being so happy, I love my host family, everyday is a unique memorie with them. Until this point this program and my host family has made me a better person, and I have learned so much. The phrase "Three months" is very easy to say, but it means now so much: New people, new memories, smiles, laughs, trips, photos, a great and unique experience abroad.
On November many good things happened.

New Brunswick Trip

Zoo, Hockey and Shoping!
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===Multicural Night===

A magic night having the opportunity to show our country: Food, music, traditional clothes, traditional dance, and Tons of Fun!
As the First NSISP Mexican Foreign Correspondent, this night meant so much for me, because I achieved show what proud I am from being Mexican and what an amazing way to show it but with making our display showing our most famous Mexican Tradition "Day of the Death", I was on charge of decoration, I made 40 "Cempasúchil flowers " that took me six hours, I made 150 "Papel picado flags" that took me the whole day, also I made a "Catrina" and a "Catrin" and the Mexico letters, also other details. Simply that day was Awesome.[/center]
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WE DAY

Being here in Canada have showed me how Canadian worries about help others, After this huge event with more than 8 thousand people, I learned something very important, it does not matter how small can look to you, the actions you make for helping others, we are the change. Also I saw my friends from the Nova Scotia Campeche Leadership Camp 2015 and i liked it.
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December is in the corner, and I cannot wait to sing Jingle Bells!

Manuel.

Posted by The Journalist 14:38 Archived in Canada Tagged canada nova_scotia study_abroad nsisp nsispfc ad_astra_international study_in_canada Comments (0)

¡ESTO ES HALLOWEEN!

Viviendo el verdadero Halloween en Nova Scotia

¿Es esto real o estoy soñando? ¡No!, ¡esto es Halloween!
Docenas de niños usando disfraces: brujas, super-héroes, zombis y mas. Me sentí como si estuviera en una película. ¿Por qué? Bueno, porque en todos lados lo parecía, cuando ves las casas decoradas, fantasmas y ¡por supuesto calabazas!
Días antes de Halloween hay fiestas de Halloween de NSISP para cada región. Me divertí bastante y gané una tarjeta de regalo en el concurso de esculpir calabazas con mi calabaza y su logotipo de la NSISP. ¡También hubo una barra libre de helados!. Tal vez estés pensando -¿Tengo que usar un disfraz?-. Bueno, no necesariamente, pero ¡vamos! ¡es Halloween! y si no quieres gastar mucho en un disfraz puedes hacerlo tú mismo (Yo me disfrace como "Bert" de Mary Poppins) y será mas divertido.

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Octubre 31. ¡Hoy fue Halloween! estaba tan emocionado.

¿Los adolescentes van por "truco o dulce"?
¿Es divertido?
¿Importa si soy un estudiante internacional para ir por "truco ó dulce"?

Normalmente los adolescentes CANADIENSES no van por "truco o dulce", pero ¡No es una regla!, puedes ver algunos pidiendo "truco o dulce". Come un estudiante internacional ir por "truco o dulce" es mejor (muchas personas les encanta darle dulce a estudiantes internacionales), no solo obtienes muchos dulces, ¡la pasas increíble!. Y sí quieres que sea aún mejor, ve con otros estudiantes internacionales o canadienses por "truco o dulce" y créeme ¡la experiencia es I-N-C-R-E-Í-B-L-E!. Ir por "truco o dulce" no solo es genial, tienes una increíble experiencia y MUCHÍSIMOS DULCES. Para que te des una idea yo obtuve una caja llena de dulces y eran tantos que no hubo suficiente espacio para ponerlos, y ¡sin incluir las 12 latas de refrescos!

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¡Halloween fue mejor de lo que pensé y no puede esperar que ocurrirá en Navidad!

Manuel

Posted by The Journalist 10:46 Archived in Canada Tagged people parties canada nova_scotia study_abroad nsisp nsispfc ad_astra_international study_in_canada Comments (0)

THIS IS HALLOWEEN!

LIving the real Halloween in Nova Scotia!

Is this real or I am dreaming? No! This is Halloween!
Dozens of children wearing costumes: witches, superheroes, zombies and more. I felt I was in a movie. Why? well, because everywhere looks like it when you see the houses decorated, ghosts, and of course pumpkins!.
Days before Halloween there are NSISP Halloween parties for each region.I had so much fun and I won a gift card in the pumpkin scarving with my NSISP pumpkin, I felt so happy. Also in the party we had an ice cream bar! Maybe you will be thinking "Do I have to use a costume?" well, no necessary, but come on! it is halloween! and if you do not want to spending very much in a costume you can do it yourself (I dressed up as Bert from Mary Poppins) and it will be funnier.

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October 31st Today was Halloween!. I was so excited.

"Do teenagers go to trick-or-treating?";
"Is it fun?";
"Does it matter if I am an international student to trick or treat?

Normally CANADIAN teenagers do not go to trick-or-treat, but it is not a rule!, You can see some trick-or-treating. As an international student trick-or-treating is better (many people shows excited to give candy to an international student) , you just not get A lot of candy, you have a blast!. And if you want to do it better, go with another international or canadian students to trick-or-treating and belive me the experience will be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!. Trick-or-treating is just not prettty cool, you have an incredible experience and A LOT OF CANDY. To give you an idea a got a full box of treats and there were so many candies that there was not enough space and I am not including the 12 pops!.

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Halloween was better than I thought. I cannot wait to see what is happening in Christmas!

Manuel Tamayo.

Posted by The Journalist 10:02 Archived in Canada Tagged canada nova_scotia study_abroad nsisp nsispfc ad_astra_international study_in_canada Comments (1)

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