Hey! This post isin't as late as I'd thought it would be, but its still a bit late, so sorry for that. This post will be about the Rotary Winter meeting in Třebíč. This meeting was just for the inbounds to the czech republic so I didn't get the chance to meet any of my friends in Slovakia again, but I'll get to see them at the district confrence, sothat will be great.
Anyways, the winter meeting. It was fun, however there were some moments that I found a bit frustrating and poorly organized.
All the kids arrived friday, I got there by bus, it wasn't too long of a drive, but my legs got a bit cramped near the end. When we got there there was the normal sign in and registration where we got our rooms, I dont know why but I'm always with other Prague kids for my room assignments, not that I don't like them, I just wish I had a chance to room with some of the students I don't spend as much time with. That being said I did get to spend lots of time with my friends so thats good. The most exciting thing about this meeting was getting to meet the four newbies, there are three girls from Australia and one girl from South Africa, theyre all so nice and I'm really happy I got to meet them.
After dinner we started the language test. I was a bit more nervous going into this one than the last becase it had been only one month since the last one, but I did all right, I got a 2 on the speaking part and a 2.5 for the written part of the exam. I didnt do as well as the last one but I'm still happy with my results(though I set the bar real low for myslef so...). Something I found reallly frustrating about the language test was the fact that they organized so the speaking part would go on until about 1 in the morning. I dont know if this was planned or not, but theyve been organizing these meetings for at least five years so I'd have thought they'd know how long it would take. I think a much better way of organizing it would be to have the language test earlier in the day, staring before dinner and then if its not finished by then it could continue after dinner. After the language test we all went to bed because we were all exhausted.
Saturday we started the day of with a tour of Trebic's Jewish quarter, we got to visit a synagogue and a house that was made and decorated as a Jewish house would have been in the past. I found it really interesting to learn about all the history. After the Jewish quarter we walked up to the Baslica of St. Procopius, it was a nice walk, even though it was a bit cold. The tour of the Basilica was really interesting, and then the best part was that we got to have a huge snowball fight afterwards. It was a blast and quite honestly the best part of the weekend. Once the snowball fight had calmed down a bit we headed on to the badminton courts, we all played some badminton, and then afterwards we headed back to the hotel, it was a bit difficult to wald back becasue the slush we had walked through to get there had frozen into ice, I was very careful and I didnt trip, but a few others did. Once we got back to the hotel we had dinner and then we started the talent show. The reason we had this talent show was to practice for the district confrence's talent show. As a group we all will be singing three songs: We are the world by Micheal Jackson, Waving Flag by K'naan, and a really old czech song that I cant remembe the name of. Those all went surprisingly well since most(me included) people hadn't practiced at all or memorized the lyrics(or in my case, not even looked at the lyrics). As Canadians we did a skit about a Czech kid who will be going to Canada on exchagne, and all her friends and family are incredulous that she wants to go to Canada(All they do there is drink maple syrup!), and why she still decided to go on exchange even though shes going to a small town in Quebec and not Toronto(I mean, thats the only city worth visiting in Canada ayways). I think that we'll be preforming it at the distrit conference, Zoe did an amazing job of writng it(lots of great jokes:)). We watched all the different skits and performances and then after all of them Mr. Barak(Chairman of the district) chose the ones that would be performed at the district conference. After all the skits and such were finished we sang our three songs again and then went to bed, I wanted to stay up and talk with people more but I was so exhausted after staying up so late the night before and from the whole day, also I was getting more and more sick over the weekend and I ended up loosing my voice so that was fun(yes, I’m being sarcastic, it was not fun in any way shape or form). The next morning we had breakfast and then left pretty quickly to get back to Prague. Down below you can see the photos from the weekend, I captioned some of them, and I tried to arrange them in some semblance of order, but I don’t know if Weebly will save them in that particular order, but whatever, c’est la vie. Anyways, I hope you enjoy them:)
Thanks so much for reading this!! I hope you enjoyed this post and make sure to text or email me if you have any questions. Also I'm sorry for the various typos in this post as well all my previous(and probably future) posts, most of this I'm writing on my phone or a czech computer, and the autocorrect(and the keyboard) is a tad bit different than the Canadian ones so I don't catch all my mistakes, thanks for understanding:)
I hope everyone has a great week and I’ll be posting a late 6 month update soon(my six month mark was yesterday so yay me for staying on time for things yikes)