Gulliver’s Travels


ee661831b246a5cfb838a05ae301375247007371549721cd86ae76d99598b623Today is a good day! Do you know why? Because as I was checking my school diary, I noticed that I have a holiday coming up. This is called the “mid-term break” and I’m looking forward to it. There is also a disadvantage to this because every teacher wants to introduce a final test before the end of the term. So it’s going to be a busy week for me but after Friday I have a full week off.

On Saturday, me and a couple of friends will be going to the cinema to watch a movie called “Annabelle”. It’s a horror movie about a supernatural doll with evil powers.  I’m not including a link to the trailer because I know that many of my blog readers are young children (including my younger brothers back home) and the movie is rated ’18 only’.

philosophy-vs-religionThe religion classes here are quite different from the ones in Switzerland. In Switerland we actually learn stuff about the different religions like Bhuddism, Hinduism, Islam etc. Here we just talk about gender roles, society and similar topics. Why do they call this ‘Religion class’? So far we have never even talked about religion.

Today is the 21st of October. I have been here for two months already. EF told us that we would experience homesickness, especially around Christmas. They gave us tips on how to cope, what to do etc. But so far I haven’t really missed home. Of course, I do miss my family but it’s not as bad as EF told us it could be.


…it could be!

334194Remember when I told you, that our school is too poor to afford a sports hall? Today I found out that there’s another school right next to us. It is a primary school and they do have a sports hall. Apparently they have more money than we do.  When it’s very cold we are now sometimes allowed to use this hall and today was one of those days. I have not been to this sports hall before, I have only seen it from the outside. So I’m full of expectations. Will they have the latest and greatest equipment? How many minutes will it take to run from one end of the hall to the other? As we enter the hall, I’m disappointed. It’s incredibly small. In just seven tiny steps I can reach the other end. It’s for primary school kids, they have tiny hands and feet – I guess it makes sense for them. This reminds me of the story of “Gulliver’s travels”. For us “giants” there is not enough space even to play football. So we play dodgeball instead. Basically, this means that you have to try and hit your fellow students with a ball. I’m quite good at dodging the ball and my friends are annoyed as they fail to hit me even once.


Stay tuned for more information about the game, it’s rules and highlights in tomorrow’s post.

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