Who am I? I am Khai (pronounced as “Kai”, written as “the most amazing boy”
Where am I from? Take a guess! I speak Vietnamese by the way.
Which school am I studying? Henley High School, duh..
Why Adelaide? Apart from the fantastic experience, premium education, and convenient transportation, Adelaide offers me multicultural cuisine, lovely friendliness, and breathtaking scenery. I think that is enough reason to love this place.
This was the day I came to Australia. Since I have never been here before, I could not sleep due to excitement. My host mother was at the airport and she was the first person I knew in Australia. I met the other members after and immediately felt a warm welcome from this new country. My journey starts here.
Before undertaking the mainstream classes, I had to finish an Intensive English course. I am grateful as this course gave me friends and opportunities to go on excursions to understand more about Adelaide.
The school year would be nearly finished in December and most of my friends went back to their country. I decided to stay for Christmas because I wanted to experience the Australian Christmas. Another reason was that the Christmas Pageant in the previous month was so popular that I got curious.
To be honest, I did not enjoy the Pageant much but I did enjoy the Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day. I went to my host parents’ parents’ place and it brought me the feeling of a family.
This was the most boring part of the year when I had so much free time while the others did not. In exchange, I could go out to explore Adelaide. I have a tempting stomach so I could not resist these organic masterpieces.
New school year started. I had to cope with running between my locker and classes because we did not do that in Vietnam.Despite that, Australian education provides flexibility in learning and it has given me more free time since I came here.
Now that I got used to my new school life, I had more free time. March was the time for trips.
A half of April was school holiday and my parents came to visit. Their stay was 2 weeks but it was like 2 days to me. In spite of that, I am grateful for my parents being here. To make their first trip abroad unforgettable, we went to Melbourne and for the second time, I was stunned by Australia.
New term started and I realized the holidays had passed before I could blink. However, the thing I cared most was that May is the month a handsome angel was born and this was the first May he spent in another country. His new family celebrated a small birthday party for him and he was appreciative of that.
I APPRECIATE THE TIME YOU GUYS SPENT TO READ, HERE ARE SOME TIPS WHEN GOING ABROAD!
The most important thing is internet, remember to get it as soon as possible when you are settling in.
Trust your instinct.
Do NOT be afraid of speaking English if you want to make Aussie friends. If you are afraid, you had better train your English before going abroad.
Ok! What are you waiting for? Let’s go abroad!