INTERNeX Canada: It’s not an adios, it’s just an hasta luego

I can’t believe my days at the office are gone and this is actually my last blog post. I still remember the first time I arrived here. It was a mix of feelings. I was at the same time nervous and excited but in the other hand I was kind of insecure with all tasks that I’ll have to do during my internship here…

Better or worse, I managed to do everything and enjoying doing it. These weeks gave me the opportunity to grow up in a professional way and have a good start in my future career. If I have to sum up my experience at the office  it will be something like  “When you think you can’t do something, just do it” That’s the best way to learn, putting yourself in new situations where you’ ll have to work hard to achieve what you want.

I am kind of excited to go home and remember how was and is everything there. It’s not the first time that I live alone abroad, but definitely these seven months have changed me completely.

Everybody that really knows me, knows how I would describe my ideal city… green, with beach and lakes, where you can walk everywhere but still have independence of living the way you like. So what was my surprise when I arrived here and this city offers me everything that I was always looking for. If you add another passion of mine which is meeting people of different cultures, this whole experience was just a dream.

I am not going to say goodbye. Because a part of me has gone with those who already left and another part I hope will remain with those who will stay. I got the extraordinary chance of knowing exceptional people with whom right now the only thing that separate us is just the distance. That kind of real friends with whom it’s not necessary to speak with everyday, but no matter when you’ll see them again that everything will be exactly like it was before.

So the only think I can say is thank you, thank you for all the good moments, inside and outside the office, thank you for the lesson and the life lessons, for the parties, for all the crazy things that I had the chance to do here, as wake boarding or snow tubing or awesome trips as The Rockies or Whistler.

By the way, this is not a goodbye post  I’ ll be one month away, but my time in Vancouver hasn’t finished yet, so even I won’t be at the office anymore, I hope to see all of you around soon!

A chapter has finished, but another one is just going to start..

It was my pleasure,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: New teccrab website!

Our Summer Party in 2012

Last summer we enjoyed and incredible Summer Party! But that was just possible to all our sponsors! One of them was teccrab. It just launched its new website. It’s quite impressive so you should check it out!

What does teccrab have to offer?

If you want to start selling your products or have your own presence online, teccrab can help you to develop your website.

If you are looking to improve your presence on the World Wide Web, teccrab can design online marketing strategies for your potential new customers.

If you are planning to have an event teccrab have their own Public Relations departments so don’t doubt on contact them.

R. Simon Kaebe, founder of teccrab

If you need a promo video for your event, I specially recommend you to contact them… their job is just amazing!

And last but not least…maybe you are interested in knowing a little bit more about all the  the World Wide Web world, in that case you should contact them because teccrab offers IT Classes as well!

When you work doing your passion, do you know what happen? Brilliant results! So if you really want to have or to improve your online presence, just give them a call!

Thanks again teccrab for your help!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: How were your holidays?

Happy 2013 everyone! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?

It’s a new year, meaning new resolutions and new goals, but before we get to that, let me tell you about my trip to Hong Kong for the past two weeks.

It’s a completely different world with so many people everywhere all the time and skyscrapers everywhere! I love that I can simply walk downstairs from my apartment and have 50 different restaurants and 5 different malls at my fingertips. That’s pretty much all I did for two weeks was eat, eat and eat. I got to try different foods like dim sum, snails, different kinds of seafood and buffets!

I also got the chance to reconnect with my family and spend the holidays with them. My mom’s side of the family is huge so it was really great to catch up with them once again. I got to do things that I normally wouldn’t have such as celebrating my grandma’s 90th birthday with a huge party for her and counting down New Years Eve at my cousin’s barbecue!

Though Hong Kong is my original home, I still got to become a tourist and visit some of the most popular attractions. My favourite places are The Peak or Victoria Harbour where the view of the skyline is just incredible. It’s something that everyone must see and kind of makes Vancouver look like a village.

I also got the chance to visit the big Buddha where you have to take a cable car to reach and a place that never fails to make me happy: Disneyland!

The last two weeks was a good getaway from all the stress and rain, but sometimes it was just too crazy and I did miss Vancouver a lot. If I could only merge the two cities together, it would be perfect!

How were your holidays? Did you go home to spend it with your family or stay in Vancouver?

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

 

 

 

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming events

2012 is gone forever!!!Such a good year for a lot of us! But 2013 could be even better!!!The PR team has a lot of events and activities planned for the first month of the year!!!

Next Wednesday we’ll have our pub night after Christmas, looking forward to see u all again and catch up!

And what about next weekend? do you have something in mind for Saturday 12th?

We propose you an awesome performance with Canadian and Spanish dancers called Project Barca!

The work deliberately uses the city of Barcelona as a vehicle, a barca, for new cross-Atlantic voyages of discovery and understanding, connecting to Vancouver, Canada, at the edge of the Pacific. Using the historic events of 1492 as a reference point it explores the concept of going west to find east, and by default going east to find west.

Check their trailer out to have a better idea of the project!

And for how much? The original price is 29$, 19$ for student! but INTERNeX people we can have a special deal if 8 or more of you wanna come and make it for JUST 14$!

Join us! And don’t miss out our next Pub night…surprises are coming!
Cheers,
Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture shock

Have you ever noticed how many different pills are in general in the supermarkets? All types of supplements, vitamins, minerals….

If you want to have bigger muscles, you can. If you want to get tan artificially, you can. If your hair is weak you can buy something to make it stronger! For all kind of problems, Canadians have millions of different pills! It’s insane!

I mean in Spain you can find some places where you can buy this kind of supplements, but it’s not usually to have so many in a regular Supermarket.

Now I am kind of used to see all this kind of pills next to the bread and cookies…mm good combination sugar and pills to lose weight!

I have to recognize that I am becoming Canadian and I have my own armament of vitamins… Now the next important step to do is remind to take them!

Sometimes it’s a good idea to take them, for example now in winter with just a couple of hours of sunlight could be good to take some vitamin D. But always with common sense (that sense that is not common to have)

Have nice day,

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Review of the year: October, November, December

Time to sum up the last three months of the year!

October

The PR meet enjoyed an awesome ride around Vancouver! Thank you Big Bus!That was awesome to go to the main attractions of this awesome city!For the most of us we had our first Canadian Thanksgiving with our INTERNeX family!Queenie  had her graduation day and Marianne and myself we were so lucky to have the possibility to see a real graduation!!! It seemed to be a film!And continue with an inspirational history! You should check it out! Mario fighting for kids! Such a good example for all of us!
We also had in October the craziest weekend ever in Whistler!No more words needed. And after so much party…we had some sport and culture in our visit to BC Sport Hall of Fame! And some fresh air visiting the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park! But of course we finished the month with a huge party haha Halloween!!!!

November

We started November visiting Steveston, mm fish and chips and good company!November was the months of the poppies and mustaches!Have you heard about remembrance day and Movember? Apart of our regular pub night we went to change a little bit and go to the Comedy Mix!But probably the most important event was the awesome trip to the Rockies!!But that’s not all! We also went to see The Giants playing hockey.We love the good traditions so we had a huge pub and club night the last weekend of November!

December

Our great Marianne left us to start her own winter season in Panorama!!!We had a different pub night in the lovely Christmas Market!! In this time of the year specially, it’s good to worry a little bit about the other!so we had our paintball for charity! We gave away the money to a local NGO!Great!But we also crossed the border and went to Seattle!!Last but not least, we enjoyed a real Christmas dinner in the super nice Boathouse in English Bay!

And now the only thing more that I want to say is:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday Good purposes for the New Year

New Year, new life… that’s what people say!  This time of the year is the perfect time to plan some changes, to think about what you want to do next, to make some good purposes for the future…What are yours?

1) Almost everyone wants to become healthier, do more sport, and eat better…  Of course! We all want to look hot but the problem is that work out and veggies are not that “fun” as fast food and TV

2) Save money. We all want to have a lot of money in our accounts…but it’s so difficult to say no   to a beautiful dress, to some drinks with friends…oh expensive good life!

3) Traveling… I can do that! Yes for sure! I prefer this one that the previous one!

4) Be a better person, help the other… There is nothing bad is this purpose!

5) Quit smoking, or stop drinking coffee or any kind of vice! Similar to number 1, easy to say difficult to do… but at least try!

6) Get a job or a better job…Mm for sure! We need to keep optimist and try, fail, try, fail, try and get!

7) Be in love! Probably the most difficult one! It’s a risk, but if you don’t try you don’t win!

Ok now it’s time to write down your personal purposes! Sometimes is not easy to get them but the only way to change your life and improve yourself is having dreams and goals, so even it’s just a classic, I will keep doing my own personal purposes for New Year!

Enjoy your day,

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com