Today was such a good day because I didn’t have to wake up early to give Topaz a ride to school. We planned on visiting Im and Poon at Bethany school, Proud at the Hecker, and Didi at the Kolar. We also had coffee meet-up at Manitowoc Coffee, right across the public library at 5 p.m.

We stayed at the house the whole morning working, then in the afternoon we went to Bethany School. On our way there, George stopped by many shops to find his favorite snack. He planned on making a video of Thai students trying American snacks. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Anyway, we went into Im and Poon’s school and took lots of photos and videos of them in their classes. Seems like they were doing great. Their friends were so excited about having cameras around, hahaha. Poon was studying Asian history, I guess. One funny thing was that, in the middle of nowhere, a student in the class asked the teacher “Is chilli from Chile?”. What a cute question!!

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Im got to play hockey today. She did really good for a beginner. And guess what, her team won!!

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At 4 p.m. we would do Proud’s home visit, but since the school finished at 3 p.m., we had about an hour to kill. At first we thought we would just waited at the school because the Hecker was just across the street, but George said we’d better go to Walmart to find his favorite snack for the experiment. So we went to Walmart looking around for snacks, and I was having fun with the cart (again), hahaha.

When it was time, we went to visit Proud and Jan (another Thai exchange student) at the Hecker. We arrived there at the same time they went home. Today they didn’t straight home from school, in fact, they stopped by at Kay’s house to get some Thai food. Proud got to hold Caesar (Kay’s pet) and she seemed to like him. Kay told me that Proud was the first Thai person to hold Caesar!!

Reality

Reality

Expectation

Expectation

Jan

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with Caesar

with Caesar

Back to the Hecker’s house, Proud said she spent most of her evening outside, playing around, or else she would be sitting on the couch eating snacks. I bet she would gain a lot of weight at the end of the trip, hahaha.

Not so long before 5 p.m., we left the house and headed to Manitowoc Coffee. We were ordering our dinner when Im came in. She brought drawing equipments with her, but she didn’t even touch them at all, lol. She didn’t have time for that because she was busy doing the experiment for George then playing cards with Gifted, Green and Abbey, who came later. Im was playing with Sam and Adriel (Gifted host siblings), too.

Not only Im, but every Thai kids who came got to try all George’s favorite snack. Green said she liked everything she tasted!! Maybe she was just trying to be nice because to me the snacks all tasted weird. Gifted was more like me. She showed weird expressions everytime she tasted the snacks, which were funny, though.

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As Adriel didn’t feel well, Gifted had to go home early, so she didn’t meet Didi and the Kolar. We all stayed at the coffee shop until 7 p.m. then we left to the Kolar to do Didi’s home visit.
There were only 4 Thai students coming to the meet-up, which I think is GOOD, because it means that they are all having fun and enjoy their time with their host families at home.
But that doesn’t mean that kids who came were not happy, they are. The whole family came with them and they spent their time together. I really think they are all doing GREAT.

As I said, we went to the Kolar house after coffee. They were having their family time, playing games together. The girls, including Didi, were playing yoga game. They would spin the wheel to see which color of the cards they get, then they took a card from that color deck and had to copy the yoga posture on the card and hold for 30 seconds. It was sooooooo funny! I thought I would join them if I was firm enough, lol.

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It was getting late so we left the Kolar house and went back to Two Rivers.
It was another fun day.

Good Night

Mild
13/4/2016
Two Rivers