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KEYS TO A GOOD EXCHANGE YEAR

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29. mars 2012

Only 5 more periods

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I have spring break in just 5 periods. It's going to be great to relax for a whole week. Nothing to stress over. I might practice some tennis. I'm going to practice my serves after school today. Hoping to get a really good first serve by the end of the season.

For the last 11 years I've been going to Easter camp every spring break. Not going this year will be super strange! I'm going to miss it so much. It's the height of the year. We always have a lot of fun. Last year we made this really funny video, trying to jump over a tiny creak on skis.
I hope everyone will have an awesome spring break! Are you doing anything fun?
Hugs, KT

28. mars 2012

Only two more days!

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Today it's only two more days until I see my friends! I'm beyond excited. We are going to spend time in Chicago and then South Bend. It's so strange that I haven't seen them in 8 months. It's going to be so much fun!
Our spring break is a week. And a while ago Hayleigh and Amy asked me if I wanted to go with them to Florida, but I had to say no because I was going to see my friends. I talked to Amy yesterday and she said that I could come down on Monday if I wanted to. So if I find a cheap plain ticket, which is very unlikely, I will spend some of my spring break in Florida.
Today is pasta bar for lunch, yummy! Btw, lunch is super cheap here! I get lunch for $1.95 witch is 12 NOK. A lunch can be a bowl of soup, french fries, a banana and milk. Enjoying it while I can.
Hugs, KT

Spørsmål

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Hei!
Har fått et spørsmål;
"Hei :) Kunne du velge nar du ville komme på ambassaden eller må man bare søke så får man en dato? Hvor lang tid tok det fra du søkte om avtale til du fikk komme? :)"

Etter at jeg hadde fyllt ut søknadden til ambassaden så kan du velge når du vil dra dit. Det er en kalender med dato og klokkeslett, så velger du den datoen som passer for deg. Jeg hadde min avtale klokka 10, men møtte opp rundt 8.30 siden du må stå en del i kø. Så selv om avtalen min var klokka 10 så kunne det hende jeg kom inn før eller etter 10. Kom an på hvor mange som var før meg i køen. Pass også på at du ikke har med deg en stor veske. Da må du etterlate den uovervåket eller betale narvesen for å passe på den for deg. Og da havner du bakerst i køen igjen.

Ambassaden er ikke noe stress! Er bare kjedelig å vente i flere timer.

Fred, KT

12. mars 2012

Not My Life

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I saw a movie with my youth group tonight. It was about human trafficking. It's crazy how many people are trafficked around the world. I was sitting there shocked through the whole movie. To me it's impossible to understand why people would do all these horrible things to fellow human beings. Now I just want to do something to help them.
What is hard to realize is that right now, people are being abused, children are working and sent out as soldiers. I really recommend you to watch this movie! It's worth your time!


Fred, KT

11. mars 2012

Hairspray

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I just saw the hairspray show and it was amazing! They did such a good job! And I got to see Susanne! I hope it won't be too long until I get to see her again.





Fred, KT

10. mars 2012

3 weeks

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Spring break is here in just three weeks. And that's the week I get to see my friends from Norway! I am so excited. I remember leaving Norway and knowing I wouldn't see them in over half a year, and now it's only three weeks.
It's crazy how fast time passes. But it's also crazy how much I've experienced the time I've been here.

Right now I'm going to Elkhart to see one of my friends (from Bergen) in her school musical. They are going to preform Hairspray. I'm really excited, I think it's gonna be really good!

Fred, KT

9. mars 2012

Back to reality

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I've spent four amazing days in Disney. Four days with the sun shining, fun rollercoasters and mind blowing shows.
Yesterday I had some homework to catch up, not too much. I also had my first real tennis practice. We just did running and I realized how out of shape I am. It probably won't be too long until I'm back in shape. It's gonna be fun to start playing!

I also missed two play rehearsals when I was in Florida. That's the cathcing up I'm most worried about. I hope I'll get all the songs and the choreographi pretty quickly. The play is called Miss Saigon and we are gonna preform it in just two weeks. So it's gonna be a lot of stress until then.

Fred, KT

7. mars 2012

Back Home

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Hi!
Now I'm back in Indiana after a day of traveling.
The whole way home I thought about everything I've experienced. Not just these four days, but the whole time I've been in the U.S. I am extremely blessed and grateful. For my host family, the opportunity to be an exchange student, and all my new friends. Right now I'm just really really happy. It's a great feeling and nothing can ruin it. Not even the fact that I have to go to school tomorrow.
Hope everyone will have a good day tomorrow.

Btw, I want to recommend Donkeyboys new album. I've been listening to it the whole day. It's called Silver Moon. It's different, but very good music! Enjoy!


Fred, KT

5. mars 2012

Lunch

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My awesome lunch today was funnel cake with powdered sugar, strawberries and whipped cream.
Party in my mouth!


Fred, KT

Epcot

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Today we've spent our time at Epcot. We went on some awesome rides. The first one was a hang gliding simulator. We were watching a brig screen with scenes from all over the U.S. It really felt like we were hang gliding! We also visited Norway, China and Germany. I got to talk some Norwegian to the people working there, which was very strange. It's nice to talk Norwegian, but it doesn't feel natural anymore.

We ate our dinner at Chef Mickey's. It was a buffet where you could eat as much as you wanted to. I got salmon and some incredible potatoes. I've missed my salmon.
While we were eating Pluto, Donald, Minnie, Goofy and Mickey walked around. They stopped at our table so we could take pictures with them.





Fred, KT

Norsk attraksjon

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Hei!
Har nettopp vært på den norske attraksjonen i Disney world. Fikk pratet norsk og kjøpt meg firkløver, nam! Alle som jobbet der var fra Norge, veldig fint å se noen nordmenn igjen. Det som var der var veldig typisk norsk, troll, vikinger, etc. Fikk lyst til å ta dem alle med til Norge og vise hvordan det virkelig er. Var uansett veldig gøy å besøke den bitre lille norske delen av Disney.

Fred, KT

4. mars 2012

Magic Kingdom

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I haven't been this tired and hurting since soccer season.I've seen and experienced a lot today. Again, I'm amazed by the Disney park. We went on multiple rides and shows. It's all incredible to watch and impossible to describe.
We left the hotel at 6.30 this morning. And we were back at 22.20. My feet are burning and I'm ready for bed!












Fred, KT
Til dere som har hørt om tronardoene i Indiana, de traff sør i Indiana. Så Manchester, hvor jeg bor, er ikke rammet. Veldig ekkelt å tenke at det kunne truffet byen hvor jeg bor.

3. mars 2012

Physics field trip

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Yesterday I went to Florida with two teachers and 14 other students. After many hours of traveling we finally arrived at the hotel. We went quickly to bed to rest for today's adventures.

It has been an amazing day! We went to Hollywood studios, WDW. Everything we saw was incredible. They had went all out on everything. Every detail, every effect, it was all very well made.

The thing I liked the most today was the last show we saw, it's called Fantasmic. It was about Mickey's fantasy, and they were showing parts from all the famous Disney movies. The effects were unbelievable! They had projectors showing pictures on a wall of water, the water was burning, there was fireworks. Everything was mind blowing!!!

Tomorrow we are going to Magic kingdom. I hope that will be awesome as well!


All the Disney characters, from Fantasmic.


We had our lunch in a restaurant where we were sitting in cars, eating while watching a movie.


We got to see Beauty and the Beast. Bell's dress was amazing!


And then we got to meet Indiana Jones after their stunt show.

Fred, KT
Dette er fysikkturen sin det!