quinta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2014

Graduation!

Today was my Graduation from Module 3! Not only mine actually, everyone from Module 1 to 4 was graduating today, we will go directly to University or to the next Module.

Every class were called to the front of the stage. The teacher gave the class and the audience a speech about how it was teaching their students. After, one student from each class was selected to give a brief speech about their classmates and the teacher

In my class, our teacher has a Tradition. The student with the highest score in the Oral Presentation need to make the speech. And it was me!

Kelly spoke wise worlds, letting us with the final message: "Stay hungry." or "Fia Ai" in Samoa language (He is from Samoa).

So, in my speech, I thanked my teacher, class and audience for the semester. Also, said something in Chinese, because most of the people there came from China. After, I invited everyone to give our teacher a hug.
                                   
                                      






The Ceremony is really nice and gave us the opportunity to see how many people were working our passing trough the same as us.

My friends from Brazil
Classmates:






Teacher; Kelly Filo




Pizza and Refresh at the end. A lot of photos, and next week the Module 4 start!


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Our trip continues,

See ya!

domingo, 16 de novembro de 2014

Weekly Things


Sometimes we have to show appreciated for routine things too. Otherwise, everything that are not trips will sound not interesting. So here are some of my favorites Weekly Things:

*As long as a keep my stay here in Auckland more of those things will be showed. Some of them already happened once, but I will wait until I do more often. 




Our Thursdays football. Every Thursday, and now Mondays too student from the ELA get together to play football at the Eden Park. Sometimes is a mess and sometimes turns out as a great game. On Mondays we play Asia vs South America!

Those 3 are my group friends at the ELA. In my second class we are always together to prepare presentation and stuff.


Sometimes I'm invited for friends at the ELA to do stuff together. In this case, They are showing me one tipical Chinese plate called: Hot Spot. You put a pan in the center of the table and boil the water inside, then, trow t=the food so it can cook. It's very nice form to eat in group, because everyone is around the table, makes easier to have a conversation.




This mess you are seeing above is what happens when we have a fire emergency at school! First we thought it was some kind of exercise, but then, when the fireman's came was pretty obvious that it was not such thing.


LIGHT SHOW:




The photos above came from the Show of Lights - Art in the Dark exposition that happened here in Auckland. The exposition was sometimes abstract but had some things interesting as well. Also, it was in a part of the city tat I'm glad to discovered. Fill with bars and pub's the Ponsoby Rd reduces the dependence of Queen Street at night.


AND FINALLY! YES! THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING! And also, the decorations. In fact I'm curious about how Auckland looks like at Christmas and New Years Eve, but unfortunately or not, is not going to be this year that I will discover.. but let's leave this for the fututre now..

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Our trip continues!

See ya!

domingo, 9 de novembro de 2014

One Stop in Piha ( + Karekare/Waterfall)

Sunday, because most of the good trips happen on Sunday.



Today me, Inacio, Artur, Thiago and Armando together with our friends from Brazil went to Piha a beach that is west from Auckland, only 50 Km.

We rented a car, with GPS, and got on the Road. Some sound on the AUX and friends to talk, I could realize from there, it will be good. But was more than that.

Our first stop was Karekare beach. Differently from most beaches that I went on Brazil, the sand was black and extremely hot! I burned my feet at least 3 times.





 more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep-O9xKhR3Y&feature=youtu.be

Next, and close Karekare beach we visited one famous waterfall that is no more than 20 min. walking from the beach.







At least, but not (never) less important we went to Piha, an amazing beach with the characteristics that you expect in New Zealand, we stayed there until the sunset, enough time to give some walks, go up, take photos and swim.

























Now, can you imagine how it was this gigantic ball diving on water?

More at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LptuULdT-hI&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eG4a1gaqPs&feature=youtu.be
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Our trip continues!

See ya!