I have had so many amazing experiences in these past nine months, and below are some of the best.
First I’d like to start off with our first trip together in Taiwan when we went to Maolin. We were all so excited, and really enjoyed every moment of it. It was also the first time we really opened up to each other. After a long day of learning about aboriginal culture we all gathered in one hotel room together eating snacks and getting to know each other while Joey tried his best to study until he finally broke down and joined us. We had a great time talking and laughing until curfew when we all returned to our own rooms. It was even clearer to me now that we would be lifelong friends.
My next favorite memory is when we all got together for the fundraiser in October. Of course it came with its challenges just like anything does, but with teamwork we accomplished it all and made it a success. From making and preparing the Muddy Buddies at Anthony’s house to working our butts off to sell them all on the hottest October day any of us had ever experienced. It all payed off when we sold out by noon and spent some time checking out the other stands before heading home sunburned and exhausted.
My final favorite memory was when I spent a whole day with my host family out in Kaohsiung until about 10pm when my host sister had the idea of going to see the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We went back home to drop off my host parents, and then my host brother drove us to get hot milk tea and then to the theatre. My host sister and I were so excited and while my host brother wasn’t as excited as us, he was still pretty happy to take us. The movie was amazing and my host sister and I absolutely loved it! We were all so tired from being up so late, I know we all had a wonderful time!