[:en]Today I planned to wake up late because last night I went to bed really late, and I know that tomorrow I have to get up early, so today is the best day to stay a little longer in bed.

There was nothing exciting in the morning so I’ll just skip to the afternoon. We went to the Kupskys for a cookout with them and the Larsons. It was a fun experience for me.
The Kupsky has a beautiful and spacious back yard with a swimming pool. When we arrived, we went to the front door but it seemed like they weren’t in the house, so George led me to the back yard, where everyone was. At that time, I didn’t know where I was, so it was kind of relieve to see the Larsons; at least I knew a few people there 😛

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There was a brief moment of confusion before I learnt the name of the Kupskys. I didn’t even know that Sarah was a mom. I thought she was one of the daughters! After I (kind of) knew who everyone was, Tim asked me what I wanted to drink. Well, I had no idea, so Kay let me try her Bloody Mary, a drink I only knew the name. I thought I should be fine because I like tomato, but Bloody Mary was not my drink. I agreed with Jean that it tasted like cold spaghetti sauce. So Tim brought me some old-fashioned drink (I guessed), which is delicious.
We then got to taste some of their home-brew drinks. The cinnamon one had a cinnamon stick that looked like a finger (as George said) at the bottom of the jar. I liked the sweetness and the smell, but not the spicy taste of cinnamon, but George loved it. Then I try the pepper one, which was soooooo strong, both smell and taste. They also had a unique one, bacon vodka! Can you imagine that? It smelled just like BACON!!

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We were sitting there, enjoying the real spring (FINALLY!) for a while, before Tim put out the grill and the food. We had venison sausages, pea salad, cabbage orange salad, jello, and chocolate dessert, YUMMMMMMY. We stayed out there chatting the whole afternoon before George and I left for another appointment. But this afternoon was so fun. Sarah, Tim, Jim , and Kay were mocking George because he said he had tried to avoid politics on his Facebook, but it turned out that they found him posting long comments expressing his thoughts on current issues. I don’t know where this word came up from, but from now on you’ll see “mushrooms” every time George posts something on Facebook. It’s the code for “Here we go again” I guess. George was so annoyed that he said he didn’t want to use Facebook anymore, but we all knew that would never happen. And here is a lesson I learnt: You know you are good friends when they annoy you and you won’t get mad at them.

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Another lesson learnt is about marriage. I don’t know if it’s true to everyone but Sarah and Tim, Kay and Jim, and George said something like: when you are dating, you try to please each other, but once you’re married, you’ll put your effort on annoying your spouse; and it’s nice to know that someone will still love you even though you annoy them so badly.

Did I mention the younger folks yet? Brylee Kupsky, Sarah and Tim’s daughter; Angela, an exchange student from Spain; Regina, an exchange student from China; and Jean, Thai student who’s staying with Kay. They were also having good time. I took a video of Brylee roasting marshmallows, and she gave me one. Angela and Jean were teased because we thought Jean had a crush on her. Regina asked me if I had snapchat and I didn’t. I thought to myself it’s time to download this app. Kay suggested me to use snapchat for a long time but I kept forgetting to get it when I had the internet. I finally remember to download it, so now I have a snapchat but I’ve no friend to send anything to. I’ll ask Kay next time we meet 🙂

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That’s the way my first American-style cookout went.

Mild
17/4/2016
Two Rivers[:th]Today I planned to wake up late because last night I went to bed really late, and I know that tomorrow I have to get up early, so today is the best day to stay a little longer in bed.

There was nothing exciting in the morning so I’ll just skip to the afternoon. We went to the Kupskys for a cookout with them and the Larsons. It was a fun experience for me.
The Kupsky has a beautiful and spacious back yard with a swimming pool. When we arrived, we went to the front door but it seemed like they weren’t in the house, so George led me to the back yard, where everyone was. At that time, I didn’t know where I was, so it was kind of relieve to see the Larsons; at least I knew a few people there 😛

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There was a brief moment of confusion before I learnt the name of the Kupskys. I didn’t even know that Sarah was a mom. I thought she was one of the daughters! After I (kind of) knew who everyone was, Tim asked me what I wanted to drink. Well, I had no idea, so Kay let me try her Bloody Mary, a drink I only knew the name. I thought I should be fine because I like tomato, but Bloody Mary was not my drink. I agreed with Jean that it tasted like cold spaghetti sauce. So Tim brought me some old-fashioned drink (I guessed), which is delicious.
We then got to taste some of their home-brew drinks. The cinnamon one had a cinnamon stick that looked like a finger (as George said) at the bottom of the jar. I liked the sweetness and the smell, but not the spicy taste of cinnamon, but George loved it. Then I try the pepper one, which was soooooo strong, both smell and taste. They also had a unique one, bacon vodka! Can you imagine that? It smelled just like BACON!!

cookout 9

We were sitting there, enjoying the real spring (FINALLY!) for a while, before Tim put out the grill and the food. We had venison sausages, pea salad, cabbage orange salad, jello, and chocolate dessert, YUMMMMMMY. We stayed out there chatting the whole afternoon before George and I left for another appointment. But this afternoon was so fun. Sarah, Tim, Jim , and Kay were mocking George because he said he had tried to avoid politics on his Facebook, but it turned out that they found him posting long comments expressing his thoughts on current issues. I don’t know where this word came up from, but from now on you’ll see “mushrooms” every time George posts something on Facebook. It’s the code for “Here we go again” I guess. George was so annoyed that he said he didn’t want to use Facebook anymore, but we all knew that would never happen. And here is a lesson I learnt: You know you are good friends when they annoy you and you won’t get mad at them.

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Another lesson learnt is about marriage. I don’t know if it’s true to everyone but Sarah and Tim, Kay and Jim, and George said something like: when you are dating, you try to please each other, but once you’re married, you’ll put your effort on annoying your spouse; and it’s nice to know that someone will still love you even though you annoy them so badly.

Did I mention the younger folks yet? Brylee Kupsky, Sarah and Tim’s daughter; Angela, an exchange student from Spain; Regina, an exchange student from China; and Jean, Thai student who’s staying with Kay. They were also having good time. I took a video of Brylee roasting marshmallows, and she gave me one. Angela and Jean were teased because we thought Jean had a crush on her. Regina asked me if I had snapchat and I didn’t. I thought to myself it’s time to download this app. Kay suggested me to use snapchat for a long time but I kept forgetting to get it when I had the internet. I finally remember to download it, so now I have a snapchat but I’ve no friend to send anything to. I’ll ask Kay next time we meet 🙂

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That’s the way my first American-style cookout went.

Mild
17/4/2016
Two Rivers[:]