International Friends: Exchange Students

First day back and I am over school already. I have a test tomorrow and homework in every subject. Fun right? Not particularly. Got to slug it out, though.

So today something happened that was pretty interesting. My school regularly has exchange students and currently in my year group, we have 3. One is from Germany, another from Japan, and the latest from Italy. The Japanese and Italian exchange students are hanging out with my friends and I, so the conversation has several different perspectives. Today, the Italian decided on the subjects that he wants to take on for the time that he is in Australia, and surprisingly he has chosen to do Japanese. He is an Italian, learning English, and has now chosen to do Japanese as a part of the top Japanese class. I honestly thought that he was lost when he showed up at our class this morning. It will be an interesting experience, indeed.

I enjoy the opportunities that my school has with so many exchange students visiting. I have met some very interesting people and the conversations during breaks are hilarious. The Italian exchange student has taken great enjoyment teaching one of my friends how to swear in Italian, while my friend in turn has had fun stirring him up about pizza. Italians are very passionate about pizza… Hearing an Italian, Japanese and Australian argue about pizza makes you wonder how people do things in their own countries.

I hope you day is going well 🙂

Cya later Skittle Skater 💫

PS. EXO is back! My favourite off the album is ‘The Eve’. So happy that they are finally back. I am loving Chanyeol’s hair and am relieved that Kai’s hair isn’t actually in dreadlocks.

Intro Into My Life

Hey, everyone. So it has been 3 days since I last checked in and not much really has happened. I went to school, came home and did homework till I was told to go to bed, and then read for the following 2-3 hours. Pretty boring, really. In Western Australia, we had our state election, with our premier of 8 and a half years getting kicked out to the opposing party. Autumn kicked in (not that Summer ever really was here) and it has been raining for the past few days, on and off. Walking home today, I got splashed by a car driving into a puddle. My friend had got out of the danger zone and ‘forgot’ to warn me. Now, I have never gotten splashed before, having only seen it happen in movies and TV shows, so it was unexpected. (Just wanted to mention how good ‘Stay With Me’ by Chanyeol and Punch is!)

Matilda

Next week is pretty exciting, though. Next Wednesday, it will be my 16th birthday. I feel so old, knowing that I can get my L-plates, am legally old enough to have sex, and am 2 years away for my 18th. For the day, my parents are pulling me out of school (for the first time) and am taking me to see a production of Matilda, originally written by Roald Dahl. I am so excited because Matilda is my book. Today, I found out some unsettling news. Apparently the Literature class is going on an excursion to see it on the same day, same time, as me. Now, I have some interesting relationships with a couple members of the Lit class. An example is an on/off friendship with this guy who I have know since Year 5. I just have to find a way to avoid the entire class, who will luckily (for me) be pretty noticeable in their school uniforms. They get to go backstage, though. Not too happy about that. Also on my birthday, the school has planned a free dress day. Not a themed dress day, but a FREE dress day. They seriously had to pick the one day, the one birthday, that I am not attending.

Cya later Skittle Skater 💫