I just realized that this week, I’ve been working for INTERNeX for one month already. When I look back to all the great stuff I’ve gotten up to in this short period of time and all the people I’ve met already, it makes me happy because I know now that my decision to go back to Canada was the best thing I could ever have done. It was on Thursday morning when Irene and I went to Queenie’s graduation ceremony at SFU and her class representative held such an inspiring speech it gave me goose bumps. Her words just fit so much to everything I was feeling when I graduated a couple of months ago. She mentioned that freedom was something you will only truly value when you have experienced it yourself and during her extensive time abroad she learned to appreciate uncertainty and accept change as a part of the way to reach the vision for her own life. All the great planning is pointless, just go with the flow, make tons of mistakes and you’ll end up where you really belong. Seriously this girl was so good, she sounded like she had a degree in Communications or something. 🙂
You see, talking about the future is way too hard sometimes, so let’s rather have a quick look back on what we did last week! Sunday was filled with unexpected experiences when we entered a Sikh Temple as total noobs and then ended up immersing ourselves into this fascinating culture: Covered our hair, took our shoes off, sacrificed a quarter at the altar-like center of the prayer room and had some spicy Indian food for lunch together with the Sikh community. What a special thing to do in Canada!
Another highlight was the Karaoke night at Toby’s Pub & Grill on Commercial Drive. Some amazing and definitely a lot of horrible singing happened that night but nevertheless, we were happy to see some many new people as part of the INTERNeX crew!!
I can’t wait for all the cool things we have planned for you in October and November! Especially the Thanksgiving dinner, our trip to Whistler, the Halloween party and the Rockies trip in November will for sure be some more days to remember.
INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149