1 week!

29 Aug

I’ve had the most wonderful weekend! I’ve stayed with Yuki’s family because my host family were out of town for some business thing. Yuki’s family are the nicest people ever, and their house is so beautiful!

A small description: Yuki’s parents work with insurance, her mother likes shopping and her father likes drinking whiskey. Yuki is 17, studying to be a makeup-artist/hairdresser/stylist (a bit of each I think) and really likes cute things and cartoons. Her brother Luke is 21 (I think), works as a cook and studies in Kaohsiung but wants to be an actor. They are all amazing!  Yuki, Luke and me had a lot of fun together. They say they want to come visit me in Denmark after I come home, and I really hope they will!

We played Wii, ate Häagen-Dazs ice cream, went to a steak house to eat dinner, watched fireworks and Yuki and me went shopping. I bought a lot of beautiful (and very cheap) new clothes. We ate sushi for lunch Saturday and for dinner today. Sushi in Denmark is really good, but here it is beyond heavenly! The sashimi here is to die for… It is all very delicious! If I could choose, I would eat sushi every single day.

Other highlights from the last couple of days are going to the night market, watching Chinese opera, drinking tea at the police station, going to the library and a four-hour Japanese class with Yuki, my host brothers and all of Kelly’s family. I think I’m going to have this Japanese class every week the rest of the year, which is great. My sensei is awesome! A very inspiring teacher, and a man that really enjoys life. He spoke some English, but said that he really wanted to improve it, and that I could teach him English, and he could teach me Chinese. That would be amazing.

Ice sculptures

Chinese opera

Appearance wise, I’ve certainly come to the right place. I can’t scratch my nose without getting compliments here, and funnily enough, the things they like the best are my pale skin and my nose, the two things that are my biggest flaws in Denmark. The love white skin, and apparently, the bigger the nose the better, and if it’s crooked too, it simply couldn’t be better. Every time I meet new people they tell me that my nose is beautiful! Whaaaaat?

Today I met all the other inbounds at a meeting in Tainan. It was great finally meeting everybody, and the other inbounds seemed unbelievably nice! I really look forward to getting to know them better, and to go on the Taiwan Tours together with them. I’ll go to school with Devin and Claire, and they seem really nice, so I look forward to that!

All the 23 inbounds.

I can’t believe I’ve only been here one week. I’ve experienced so much, tried so many new things and new foods, learned so much and met so many wonderful new people. I think I have about 10 uncles, and as many aunts. I already feel like I have 4 Taiwanese friends, Kelly, Angel, Yuki and Luke.

The next week brings new challenges, most importantly  school. I’m starting tomorrow, and I must admit that I’m a little nervous! But it’s nice to know all the other exchange students feel the same way, so I’m not alone.

Zai-tien!

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5 Responses to “1 week!”

  1. Laura August 29, 2010 at 19:41 #

    øøøjj jeg er helt misundelig, du oplever så meget!!

    tænk at der faktisk var et smukt Taiwan hjem! Håber du kommer til at se mere til de folk…
    Held og lykke med skole i morgen! 🙂
    knus

  2. Julia August 30, 2010 at 08:45 #

    Hej det er Julias mor, der skriver. Tak for nogle spændende beskrivelser, Julias lillesøster og jeg følger trofast med på både din og Julias blog. Vi er blevet helt afhængige, venter spændt på fortsættelserne. Varme hilsner Solveig og Lisbet

    • Lise September 1, 2010 at 14:40 #

      Mange tak 🙂

  3. jesper September 8, 2010 at 15:17 #

    hej lise,
    fik mig endelig taget sammen til at åbne din blog – wauw-du får da én på opleveren.
    vi håber alle her på holte bib. at du får et fantastisk år på Taiwan.
    hilsen “os” alle på Holte bib.

    • Lise September 8, 2010 at 15:21 #

      Mange tak! Hilsener herfra til Holte bib, håber alt er ved det gamle 🙂

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