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Exchange Year in Canada


The eleventh grade of High School I spent abroad to study at Victoria High School in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)

Following I have saved my blog entries in German.


Rückflug nach Deutschland! (22.07.2007)

Hey folks!
Ich komme zurück nach Berlin. Nachdem ich nun 340 Tage in Kanada verbracht habe werde ich am 24. Juli um 14:10 in Berlin-Tegel ankommen! Ich bin schon ganz aufgeregt und habe noch gemischte Gefühle, da ich hier auch Freunde, für wahrscheinlicn eine längere Zeit als 1 Jahr nicht wiedersehe. Aber nun freue ich mich erstmal auf euch ALLE in Berlin!!!

Ich hoffe, wir sehen uns!

Bis in  1 bzw. 2 Tagen!

Euer Berliner :P




Completion of GRADE 11!! (22.06.2007)

Hey!
I finished grade 11!
I am so happy right now even if my time in Canada is slowly moving towards the end :( :P!

I got some awards for my contribution to school and the best mark in 2 classes.

Deutsch: Ich komme am 24. Juli in Berlin-Tegel an, Uhrzeit gebe ich euch noch!

Check the pictures, I am taking a lot in the end, the teacher pictures can be watched when i am back!

Have Fun
I am out to enjoying my last weeks!

see YOU!

Love you all!


Allgemeine Neuigkeiten (11.06.2007)

Halloechen,

hier bin ich mal wieder mit einem neuen Eintrag. Diesmal in Deutsch damit es auch jeder verstehen kann, auch wenn es vielleicht manchmal schwierig wird, weil mein Deutsch auch nicht mehr das Beste ist was es auch noch nie war :P

Mein Austauschjahr neigt sich langsam dem Ende zu und ich versuche die letzten Wochen noch so gut wie moeglich zu geniessen. Wie Einige von euch bestimmt schon gehoert haben, kommt mein Vater mich noch besuchen wenn mein Schuljahr hier aufhoert; deshalb auch mein spaetes Ankunftsdatum am 24. Juli in Berlin. Die Schule die mir hier sehr gefallen hat geht dem Ende am 29. Juli zu und mein Vater kommmt hier am 3. Juli an. Dann fahren wir in British Columbi, dem Bundesstaat fuer 7 Tage herum und dann gehts auch 7 tage noch aufs Fahrrad. Die restlichen Tage verbringen wir in Victoria, meiner Homecity. Ich freue mich riesig einen Teil meiner Familie zu sehen, da ich ja nun volle 11 Monate niemanden "live" sehen konnte.
Anonsten kann ich euch natuerlich auch wieder was erzaehlen was ich hier in Kanada so erlebe. So langsam kommt das schoene Wetter, unterbrochen bei Regenfaellen auch hier drueben an. Aber wenn wir gutes Wetter haben, gehen wir sehr oft an den Strand, der ja gleich vor meinem Haus liegt. Wir waren sogar schon baden. Sonst wird Frisbee gespielt oder ein Rugby ball geworfen. Letztes Wochenende am 2. bis 3. Juli wurde ein kleiner Vergnuegungspark in einen Park am  Strand direkt m die Ecke von meinem Haus aufgebaut und sehr viele Menschen kamen. Ich glaube so ungefaehr 3000 pro Tag, also 6000 insgesamt. Ansonsten gab es noch Parties, Fitnesstudio-Einheiten, die ich/wir schon ueber 2 Monate uber uns ergehen lassen, es aber ne Menge Spass macht, da wir immer mindestens 2 Personen sind, die zusammen gehen und danach das Schwimmbad und die Sauna auf uns wartet :P
In der naechsten Zeit vor dem Schuljahrende geht auch nochmal ne Menge ab. Die richtigen Tage an denen voll Unterricht ist, sind auf ungefahr 6 heruntergezaehlt, da ich ja auch in 12. Klassen bin und diese Proben fuer die Abschlusszeremonie und alle moeglichen Veranstaltungen angehen. Morgen, Dienstag, findet dann die mega grosse Abschlussfeier statt, bei der keiner weiss wo sie stattfindet, da uns ein Bus abholt und uns dann dort hinfaehrt. Das Geile ist, dass am naechsten Tag auf jeden Fall Schule fuer 11. Klaessler ist aber die Lehrer nicht erwarten, dass die 12. Klaesser kommen. Deshalb werde ich/wir dann um 6 Uhr morgens von der party kommen und dann um 8:35 in die Schule gehen. Wird bestimmt lustig. Aber da alle/viele 12. Klaesser fehlen, machen die Lehrer in mindestens 2 Schulstunden von den 4 Schulstunden, die ich jeden tag habe, gar nix und daher ist es nicht so schlimm zu schlafen, hauptsache anwesend sein :)
Anonsten gibt es noch zu sagen, dass ich vorraussichtlich einen Award von der Schule entgegen nehmen darf und ich schon voll aufgeregt bin, wenn ich den Award am Freitag entgegennehme. :P

okay, dann wunsch ich euch noch ne schoene Zeit und ich freue mich schon riesig wieder zurueck zu kommen.

Am 24. Juli oder danach, da ich gehoert habe, dass viele von euch verreist sein werden, kann ich euch dann in die Arme fallen xD

bis denne
machts gut
(Fotos gibts auch immer wieder Neue, check it out!)

Euer Niklas


New Pictures! (20.05.2007)


Hey!

I uploaded 19 new pictures including some pictures from my host-siblings's birthdays, Butchart Gardens, and some parties!

Enjoy!

Niklas



School Lock-Down - No Drill, but not serious! (09.05.2007)

My school, Vic High school, and another school were locked down for around 1 1/2 hour yesterday, May 8! People saw some people with weapon belts, so that our principle decided to call the police and lock all the school doors. There was really a lot of police (people say that there were more than available in our city!) to arrest the people with the belts, escaping into the neighbourhood. Later, when we were still locked in our classes, the power went off, and the computers shut down. This incident was reallay scary, but the wind outside just pushed over a tree which fell on a power supply on which our school is connected to.
I found a newspaper aarticle about the incident:

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=0f1bc191-1973-47fc-9789-13bce4bf87ff&k=38875

Ist nicht so schwer den Zeitungsartikel zu verstehen! :P

Don't worry, it wasn't a serious threat at any time. It was just for security that the school got locked down. Everyone is now speaking about it, because there was just a attack in Viginia Tech.

Miss YoU! (2 months and a bit left!!)



New Pictures! (04.05.2007)

Hey!
I uploaded 30 new pictures including some pictures from my Birthday and the Schnitzel Dinner Night the day after as well as one picture of Vic High's Rugby Team against Rynold High School!

Enjoy!

Thanks for all these Birthday wishes!!!!!! Love you!

Niklas


Better Weather! (28.04.2007)

Hey,
The good weather from Germany finally arrived here in Victoria. Today (Saturday) we had around 19°C. This measurement comes from a friend's thermometer. The weatheroffcie (online) says 14°C. Anyway, I could go outside without any jacket. There was also nearly none wind blowing. We were really happy with the conditions change, because it rained the last 3 days :P

I will write you after my birthday (bzw. Birthday Party)

Miss you ALL

Enjoy the Moment!



New Haircut! (14.04.2007)


Hey Leutz!
I got a new hair cut. My motto: "Niklas goes Punk / Wild"! :P

My hair here in Canada changed a lot and I just went to the hair salon once xD

I have a graphic with all the changes.





Vacation: Montrèal, Québec and Trois Rivières (01.04.2007)



Hey!

I just came back from my spring brake and it was awesome. I can't tell you everything, because we really did a lot with many different people. In general we visited David's grandma, aunt and cousin. We got to know some youth our ages and we try to keep contact to them.

I think for this entry I will tell you: "A picture is worth a 1000 words", therefore I uploaded many pictures for you.
Sorry for the bad quality, but it would take days to upload all the pictures in good quality. If you can't see what is on the picture just write me on MSN and I can send you a better copy of it. Our spring break is now over, but I enjoyed the 11 days a lot and hope that I can visit them one day again!

To the Full Picture Gallery

miss you all and I hope that you will enjoy easter!!!

Niklas


BREAKING NEWS: I am going to MONTREAL!!!! (16.03.2007)



Yeah, you heard correctly. I am going to Montreal. David, Jens and My trip will start at around 5pm of March 20. We will go to Vancouver to catch our airplane (WestJet) to Montreal. We are going to change the airplane at Calgary to finnaly reach our dream target, MONTREAL :P.
We will stay until March 31, so that we will miss one full school week, but that's no problem at all. We will arrive back in Vancouver around afternoon and then have to take a ferry back home, so that we will probably arrive at 10pm on saturday. We will also visit the oldest city in Canada, Québec. We will stay in Montreal at David's grandma who said that she could drive us to Québec. You approximately need around 1 1/2 hour to drive there. I think we will have fantastic vacation there and my councelor, Mrs. Jackson orginally comes from there and she was very jealous of me :P

Well, just four days left ^^ I have to write some missing assignments, because I was sick the whole last week except of today, friday. We also got our internal report cards, which show what our marks are around! Pretty sweet!!!

I also which you a nice Spring Break!!! Make something out of it *thumb-up!*

See you

Niklas

Clubs, school activity, and friends (and parties Oo) (07.03.2007)



I really enjoy my time a lot in the last past 1 1/2 months. There is so much activity going on here. The school normally goes until 5pm, because I am in three different clubs. Tennis, Track and Field and Rugby. I just joined rugby and I already sprained my thumb :P That's a little bit sad. We also had some events in our school like the Grad Fashion Show 07! At the fasion show the students go to different clothing stores to ask them to lend them their collections. It is a kind ad for these stores, because when our graduation studens show us the certain collection the moderator always say where it is from. But that's cool. There are so many stores lending collections to many schools. I will upload some pictures of it. We also had a Tech Day. Everyone who wanted to come was welcome to enter our Tech(nology) building to make his own opinion about Vic High's top classes. I think that Mr. Wheeler showed my robotic *haha* xd
There are a lot of parties here too. I thought that more quit here, but the party is going on every weekend. The last ones was at David's house. We invited around 50 people (more people came though :P). I think it was the best party since I am living here. The party went until around 11pm when some stupid (and probably drunk person) smashed David a bottle on his head and destroyed an expensive mirror at the same time. The sink got damaged too. So the party was over, but the time before that all happened was just awwwwesome!!!
I nearly meet new people every week. I could also got to know some more people in the two practices of rugby.

Six friends and Me also went ice skating and we took some pictures and one funny movie. Here the link:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KIMNFQZFsWY

I also tried to plan my spring break. I probably will fligh to Montreal (french part of Canada) and Jens, David and Me will live there at relatives if everything is ok with them. I am soooo excited and so nervous :)
I just heard that David's relatives are ok with that :) YEAHHH I just need money! Oo

I have some happy news: I got my Biology Provincial mark back and I got A just with reading the needed chapters in our study book twice.

Miss YOU!
YOur Niklas



Brandon's Party and the new International Students! (12.02.2007) *small Update*


'Update'

# It looks like that I don't have the time to write more and smaller articles. So I will just write whenever I can. Sorry #

Now to my new report (in a new format + neue Bilder im Bilder Album):

There was a very big party on friday, Feb 9 2007! Brandon made a party at his house in Sannich. That's like one hour by bus from Victoria Downtown. Brandon is most famous as rugby-Brandon :P. So Jens, David (from Oak Bay too), Rafael and I went to Victoria Downtown to catch a bus out to Sannich, but we had to wait like 40minutes. So we knew that we will be late for the party, which would start at 8pm. So we waited for the bus and when we were standing on a traffic light to cross the street, we saw 5 girls hitting each other on the ground and kicking each other into their head. It was aweful. But we were too far away to go between them, but we saw some people go between, so later, like 20minutes later, after we thought that the fight ended, we saw 3 police cars coming into the main downtown street, Douglas Street. So we went to where the lights came from, because we had enough time anyway. But we just heard people talking about the event. I think they really hurt one girl a brutal way. Then the police searched for the girls, I guess. How many police cars were they? What do you think? Just for a girl fight? There were 4 normal police cars and one FBI car. :P It was soo funny. So we went from on light to the other until we took the bus, going out of Victoria. Later so many people entered the bus, and we just noticed how big the party will get. The whole bus was full and some other people came by car. So we were like 60 people in the end. At the party, we had a good time with dance, a DJ (no Techno :(). and some drinks. But at 11pm the police came and Jens and I were standing outside the house. Friends called us to go into the house, because the police is not allowed to go into a house without permission. SO everyone was inside. At this point we noticed that the party had an end. I think Brandon made a deal wih the police, that he ends the party and the policemen don't arrest anybody. So we went back to the last bus at 11:30. The bus was full again. All in one, it was a good party until the police came, what always will happen here in Victoria and around, because neighbours are kind of bad related to each other. I don't know how to explain that better :P

On Saturday, I went to Jens for lunch, because his host-daddy, John, made a big lunch meal. So, we ate bacon, eggs, patatos, bread and waffle with maple sirup. Best lunch ever! THANKS JOHN! Anyway, because of the good lunch we changed our plans to go Downtown to meet some new Mexican International Students and one german guy (also new here, same school as me). We met them at 3pm instead of 1pm, but it was okay, because we just wanted to look for tickets to go skiing on friday (no school, cause of Pro-D-Day)! But we were not enough people and just waited with our decision. Later Tyler and I went to Jens house to eat good vanilla ice cream with maple sirup and then played the old style Xbox at my house. We played good old games like Need for Speed: Most Wanted against each other and we just laughed all the time. Good times, Tyler!

My Sunday was more relaxed and quit. School is easier than my semester before, but I think it will get hared after time, because this was just my first week with my new classes. On Thursday I will see a DVD here with some friends from my Earth Science11 and Entrepreneuship12 class. I don't know the movie, but it was described as a funny one to me. We'll see. I am going pretty fine here.

Miss you!!! (Mein Eintrag ist ja nicht wirklich weniger geworden :P, dohh!^^)

What is going on in Berlin? How were your vacation?

euer Niklas


Tests!!! and some fun (28.01.2007)


Hi, I'm still alive. There is not so much new here from Canada. I mainly write my final tests and provincials to finish my classes and I also have some free days, before the new semester starts with following classes:

Psychology 11, Entrepreneuship 12, Earth Sience 11, Communication 12

I think the classes are fun!

There was a great party at Gabi's house yesterday. All the Brasilians are leaving this week :( Diego, Gabi, Tuti, Julia and August and "the Twins" I will miss YOU!!! Really funny party, we laughed all the time and sang and played crazy games :P I also helped Jens' host-father to repair his PC and he will buy a lot ice cream for me now, yeah!^^

This week I will write a Biology reTest, my english final exam and the big Biology 12 Provincial Exam! :/

I uploaded some pictures; some from the party at Gabi's house and one or two at Dave's house. Dave goes to Oak Bay High School. My new Brasilian host brother, Raffael, arrived on Firday afternoon. He is very nice and I think we'll have a good time.

www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu

See You!

Niklas


Whistler + Vancouver + UPDATE :D

2 weeks winter break (Dec 22, 2006 until January 7, 2007)

I made some payless experiences!
For my first week of my winter holidays I was in Vancouver. I stayed with a friend of my host-mama. His name is Tiashi. It was a really relaxed time around my x-max. I arrived one day before Christmas day, on Dec 23. It was a really stressful trip to Tiashi’s house, because I had to come there on my own, with Bus in Victoria, ferry and bus in Vancouver without taking any bus in Vancouver before. After some talks with Tiashi on the phone, with the bus driver and a call from the bus driver to Tiashi, I came close to Vancouver Downtown, where Tiashi picked me up. We bought two big pizzas to survive the evening^^! Arriving at his house we ate and played some Playstation. On x-mas day there was nothing really going on, so I stayed at home, watching the first “The Simpson”-season.

Around 3p.m. on December 25 we went to my host-mama’s sister’s house to celebrate christmas. First there were some little talks and I and the other children in the house played some table-tennis and of course Playstation on a HD-TV :D. After we had a big and great turkey dinner with turkey and salad, potato, and things I couldn’t try and don’t know what it is, because I ate a lot of the turkey. But there was something special before the dinner, I didn’t know from any country (maybe it is a family tradition :D). We all had a Knallbonbon and we stand up to give one part of the Knallbonbon to our neighbour, standing next to oneself and we took one part of our neighbour’s Knallbonbon in your hand too, so that we build a “family-circle”. In the Knallbonbon there was a songtext and a whistle. So we made some tones and everyone was happy! After dinner we had our present session. I got a Spongebob-kalendar, a Victoria Polo-Shirt, a cineplex gift coupon and chocolate. After we ate some ice-cream and cakes and watched “The Pink Panther”. All in all it was a great x-mas evening and I got to know new very nice family members. The days after Christmas I went 2 to Vancouver Downtown and I watched season 2,3 and half of 4 from “the Simpsons”. On Dec 30 the trip to Whistler, the biggest and best snow resort in North America!!! I met Jens at 9:45 at the Vancouver Bus depot. The bus only took 1:40 hours and we came to Squamish a very little village 1 hour from Whistler. Jens and I are staying at the Barry-Family in Squamish. We have a mum and 3 siblings here and we are living in the basement, we have alone for us.

After putting our luggage in our room we went to Whistler and we are really proud of ourselves that we went there one day before we start to ski. It was really funny to sad too. First we wanted to buy a ski ticket. We went to the main ticket station and they wanted 450 Dollar for a 6-day ticket. After we done everything they needed a sign of a guardian., we didn’t have, after some discussion with the person, she gave us a form we had to let sign from our host-mama here in Squamish. We ask them if we get a cheaper ticket with our Canadian permanent resident or like that ad we got one. For 5 days we only paid 240 Dollars. Then we wanted to compare some Ski rental prices. We saw skies for 400 and for 200 Dollars. The store where we could ret skies for 200 Dollars was a really nice but also sad store, because after we filled out all forms and tried to pay, they said that we don’t have money on Jens’ Debit card and that every rent store needs a credit card imprint, but no one we knew has a credit imprint. So we were really sad to leave the store without result after 45minutes. We went to another store, where we hoped not to need a credit card imprint. We filled out our forms and set our skies, but when we wanted to pay Jens credit card didn’t work again and they also wanted a credit card imprint, but it was ok to give them our student ID’s. We only took our boots at home and we had to pay on the next morning (because the debit card didn’t work)^^!!! The bus from Whistler to Squamish or other way takes us 1 hour every morning (at 7a.m. and evening at 4p.m.).

The first day on the Mountain(s)

After all things were almost done we waked up at 6a.m. on Dec 31 to take the the bus up to Whistler Village. There we met Fabian, a friend of Jens. After we got our skies and finally also our ski ticket (edge card) we went to the Whistler Mountain (there are two huge Mountains to do everything)!!! So we went up to around 8:15a.m. to try the snow and have some fun. I wasn’t on skies since 5 or 6 years so I had/ have to practice a bit. I felt a few times when we went a little bit more difficult ski-runs or because I didn’t know how to put the skies :)! We had our lunch (we also got one from our nice host-mama here in Squamish) at 10:45 until 12:10. After we had some more runs and finally we went down to Whistler Village at 2:15. I bought some ski-waterproofed pants. Then we ran to the bus we wanted to get at 3p.m. to drive us back to Squamish where we chilled out and had a good dinner!

Pictures will follow in a few days, because the web and the *** is not working as well as I want to! :D

*UPDATE*

Hi there!

Jens and I outlived 70cm new snow in one night, strong rainfall, a 3 hours wait outside for the bus and minus 20 degree on the mountain. NOW, we am ready for everthing here! :D

Skiing in Whistler is expensive, but definitively FUN! This region is only big, everthing. There are around 7000 acres where you can ski and snowboard from 8a.m. until 3p.m. Next to the Fun we had there, there were some problems. Truck and car crashs on the only highway, which was full of snow after the extreme snowfall (70cm in one night) was the most difficult problem.

In general we skied four long days (from 8:30 until 4p.m.) and we took one day break. On the very last day (January 5), our return day, we had some problems. Everthing started with the snow!!! We had to wait 2hours before the highway from Squamish to Whistler was free for buses. After we arrived we tried to get the money for one day back, because we only had 1hour time to ski. We got some of our money back and we went back to the bus stop, but through the snow fall the street was so slippery, so that cars got stuck on the highway, a truck exploded and there were not enough snow crawlers for the highway and both cities. Our way from Whistler to Squamish took almost 2 1/2 hours instead of one and when we arrived we packed our luggage ate something and went to the bus stop where bus to Vancouver should arrive. After a 3hours wait outside (0 degree) the bus came. This bus, which came at 8:30 should had come around 1 hour earlier. The right bus, which we wanted to catch (5:30) didn't arrive and we guess that this bus drove next to the highway :). With the late bus, we missed the last ferry to our island. So we had to find a place to sleep in Vancouver. We were lucky, because I knew the guy from the christmas week, where I slept at his house, so that we could had a sleep at his house this stressful day. We arrived at midnight at him. On the next moring at 8a.m. we took the bus and finally got a ferry, so that we arrived after around 19hours (with sleep) instead of normally maximum 6 hours :D. I still don't understand why the cars don't have snow chains in that region where around 8 meter snow felt since this November 2006!!!

Now, I am fine and in my warm room. I try to upload lots of pictures tomorrow or the day after. Check it out!

I want to say THANK YOU to all your nice presents, Spongebob Kalendar, Kanada T-Shirt, "I am the Greatest"-Tasse, Handy, Berlin Armband, Gutscheine, Schokolade!, Kekse, IT Buch! und Geld, the chance to be HERE in Victoria and all your love!!!


Miss YA! Happy New Year!

Niklas


Science world 3 and no power at all :D (16.12.2006)

After the big snow chaos here, school worked normal and my everday life came back. 2 times tennis und 2 times badminton in addition to a soccer or basketball game on Friday afternoon with my friends. My friends are in the teams, I joined as well. Sport rules!!
I wrote some tests and quiz in school, but it is still good :D. Only in English 11 we are having a difficult topic: Poetry! It is extremly difficult. Some Canadian students don’t understand the topic. So hard times here. This really doesn’t make motivation :D
In Biology 12 were were watching a cat’s brain and we have to cut a fetal pig (see pictures). I think the things that are in our body, are pretty disgusting.
In our electronics class we had a tournament with our robotics. It was great and I will bring my robot to germany for sure! I won 2 times and I lost 2 times. I think I will get a good mark in this big project!

I was also in Vancouver, that’s on the mainland. I visited Science World 3 with my biology 12 class on a saturday. It was great, but I was sooo tired, so that I slept all the time in the bus and on the ferry. I was not allowed to take pictures inside the Science World, but it was amazing how our body looks. There were bodies only with the nerves, cutting in 3 parts, having it’s own skin in their hand and staff like this. If you have the chance to visit it one time, you should do it. The bodies are primed (präpariert) in Heidelberg, Germany :D!

The sunday after the trip I spent with sleeping, because on Saturday I had to wake up at 5a.m. and I came at home at 9p.m.

In the next few days my first christmas present arrived *happy* (see pictures)! :D

School took its usually way.

On the weekends I went shopping, swimming and watched for a snowboard for my trip to Whistler. There are only 6 days left to Vancouver and 2 weeks left to Whistler. ohhahahah!!!!! I am so excited. You will receive a lot of movies as well. So be excited too and enjoy the snowboard feelings on your PC :D

On last Thursday (December 14th) there was a „Fine Arts“-evening in our school. You could find many paintings, distributed in the school. After our badminton practice I went there with some friends. They made dances and there were some speeches and funny staff. However, the dances were so great. I will put a movie online soon (first I need the video from a friend). The dances are acted by our grade 9-12 dance classes. They are really good. You’ll see!

In the night to Friday (December 16th) our power turned off, because there was a big storm with arounf 150km/h hitting Victoria. The biggest impact arrvied at the beach, one block from our house :D. You propably heard of the storm near Seattle, that’s th storm which came to us too. So I didn’t have power until Saturday noon. At the morning, after waking up, I went to Jens’ house, because he had power, to load my laptop, get wamer (it was fucking cold in my room over night *sry*), and to speak/ write with some friends. After Jens, Diego, Bim Bim and I went to Mayfair Mall to get the „last-minute“-presents and to look after a used-snowboard/ skies for our planned Whistler trip!

I wish you a happy christmas, if I don’t write a new article before.  The next one is propably in January (because of the Vancouver --> and the following Whistler trip)
I hope all your wishes will get true.

Happy new Year
Miss YA!!!!!! *x-mas in different tradition*

Niklas (Pictures)


Snow storm! (26.11.2006)+Update

Snow, Snow (storm)!!!
After some rumors that it was snowing on November 25th, I saw the first snow here in Greater Victoria today! I slept from Saturday to today (Sunday) at Jens' house. Rory, his host-brother waked us up at 10:40 to say us that it is snowing outside. We are very happy about it. Then we had breakfast (toast, waffle with vanilla ice cream and maple sirup). Avfter breakfast I had the crazy idea to swim in the ocean during the snow storm. After some preparation, Robin, Jens' host-sister, drove us (with his father on the seat next to her) to my house, where I got my swim pants. Then We put all our things, we needed, on a towel and Robin recorded our action. It was still snowing and it was so cold. The ocean was warmer than the outside! After that we ran as fast as possible to my house to take a shower. But the shower hurted so much that I had to scream!

I uploaded two videos for you.
The swim action during the snow storm!

Playing soccer with my friends 1 month ago!

This day was very funny. I was two times outside; we also took nice pictures you can see HERE!

Miss you and have fun! Its only 1/2 year winter :D

niggiX


**UpToDate**
School off!! YES :D
No school for Monday because no bus is coming, because the streets are full of snow! I will upload one more picture to show you how it changed at night!
I wish you had a nice school day

Today on Wednesday school started 1 hour later, because there was lots if slippery ice so that nobody could walk. :D Funny circumstances! but OK for ME.

Miss Ya
Niklas


Relaxing, extreme sport and sleep are a must :) (21.10.2006)

Hey homies!
Sorry that you had to wait so long for my new report, but I am busy at th moment.
I could summerize my weekend with some words like funny, nice, extreme, exhausting, but I want to give you more details.

In advance, school is pretty easy here, so that I didn't have to study a lot for my tests, I write every week. I got 99% in my Biology 12 test, in my math test 75% (without studying :D). SO my weekend started on Firday at 1:26 when school ended. Tyler, Diego and I went downtown to look a little bit arround and we bought tickets for James Bond 007: Casino Royale, the movie which started at 10 o'clock on this evening. The time until the film started we hang out at Diego's house. The 00-movie was pretty good and I understood nearly everything, that was cool. After the movie Diego and I went with Jens and some friends of him from Oak Bay to chill out. After this Diego slept at my house.

On Saturday Jens, Diego and I went to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre to work out and to swim. It was pretty fun but also exhausting. So we rowed and ran a little bit to relax in the sauna and pool after that. Then we saw a short part of an ice-hockey game in the Recreation Centre. But we decided to go shopping in Hillside Mall, so we went fast to Jensie's house to have lunch
/ dinner and then we went to the Mall, but it was closed. SO we went to Diego's house to wait until we saw one more ice-hockey game in the Recreation Centre. But this game was boring than the first one we saw, because I think it was for younger player so they didn't hit each other, what I normal part of the game is. After that we went to Diego's house one more time, because we slept there. We slept until 2p.m. That's relaxing :D!

On Sunday we went shopping what we couldn't do the day before. So I bought some things, nothing special. Then we met Tyler in the Mall who was downtown because he had to work at "Subway" later the day. During a drink we met Garret and Laura. It was funny as always ^^. We ate and drunk something at Tyler's work (Subway) and then Jensie and I went back home. Arround 8p.m. I was at my house. To chat a little bit and I uploaded Pictures.

In general the weekend was perfect and I want to repeat so funny as much as possible. We laughed so much! xD

But there was no tests on Monday and Tuesday, so we did something on these days. On Monday we went downtown like so often. But every time it's much fun and we speak a lot. This time we went to the "Starbucks" in the library and Diego showed us some cheap magic tricks :D *sorry Diego* but only Tyler doesn't know these easy tricks xDD!!

On tuesday Tyler had Birthday and after the Badminton Club TryOuts I went home to take a shower. After there we met us at "Red Robin", a Burger Restaurant and we told jokes from our countires to each other.

I hope you could win a view in my nice life here. I hope you all do good.

@11c @HCO: Did you get my letter? I sent it 20 days ago.

So enough for today!
Watch the pictures!

And enjoy the time
Miss you and love you!
Niklas


Miss you!
Niklas

New Pictures


Seeing an accident, tennis club and 5hours shopping trip! (12.11.2006)

Hey! How are YOU. I'm great!!! There are lots of things I want to tell you about! First of all, sorry that you had to wait so long for a new report and new pictures. But now everything you want is coming! The first days in the school were ok but not very special because the soccer session ended and I didn't have to do so much funny things with my friends. But on Tuesday I heard, that there is a Tennis Club, in the ancouncements!

So I went to the room that want to and joined the Tennis Club. But please dont think that I am crazy. I am^^, but there is no other time to practice, so we are meeting us every Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 8a.m. before school stats! :D Ist a very funny time, I know, but there are over 10members every practice andmost of them are very nice and we become friends! Some of them I already know, some not. Our coach is also teacher on Vic High and has the call to be one of the nicest teacher on the school. And I'm agree with the students who say this, because he is very nice.

After 10 Minutes at our first practice he came to me and gave me a better racket and said: "I see that you have talent, so take my good head racket". So did I. I played very well for the first time after ½ year. I think I'm one of the best in our team with Yu and John. Our teacher is not that good as us :D Although the practice is soo early, we are havng lots of fun every time!

But in this schooldays something sad happened. In the morning on one one, I couldn't remeber which one, I decided to go by bicycle and after 5 minutes, I saw a woman wants to cross the street. When she arrived on the middle of the street. She waited to cross the last part of the street. There were still 2 drivelines and a car stopped on the driveline next to the woman and signaled her to cross. She crossed but another car didn't see that and hit the woman with 40 km/h. I saw everything and I was sad the whole day. I was very angry to went straight ahead with my bice, because I had to hurry up this morning, so I forgot my helmet! After the great week trough tennis we will have a very long weekend because o Rememberance Day. Because of this day, we had a 1hour assembly on Friday in school. And the rules during this assembly are very strict. If your cell phone will ring you could be suspended from the school, so I tried to concentrate me to make no noise^^ and I didn't try to record it (too dangerous^^).
There was a dance, some speeches and quiete students! I only had 2 classes this day (very relaxed). Altought the Rememberance Day is on November 11th the school had the assembly before and there is one day off after the weekend (Monday no school) and because Vic High rules there is a Pro-D-Day (Studientag) on Tuesday, so that this day is off too *happy*!

On Friday I went with Dieg, John, Cleo and Mo Downtown to look after jursey from Soccer teams. Later at 10p.m. we went with all friends I know, and we also met other students from Vic High, to the Odeon Cinema to watch "Borat". You MUST see this movie. I almost understood everthing. The movie is about a man from Kahsastan, want to learn something about the U.S. He has an near-ost-acent so its more easy to undestand him because through this acent he is speaking slowly.

On Saturday I went shopping with jens. We had a 5hours shopping trip and first we wanted to look after x-mas presents for u. But after some time we found so many cheap and good clothes for ourselves, so that I bought 3 Pullover (Cati ich widme dir einen Pullover^^), 3 T-Shirts, 1 pair of gloves and 2 Boxershorts. I just paid 125 dollars = 85Euro. So that every piece of cloth only cost 15 dollars (tax included). I quite cheap. I only paid 10 dollars for 3 T-shirts. But I wanted to find a pant for me. But on one hand everyone were to wide or too expensive (50dollars = 35 Euro). You can calculate every price, take the price in canadian dollar and multiplie it with 0,69 (it depends on the kurs) and you will get the price in Euro. So that shopping tip was very funny (see pictures) and I'm happy to find so many things! *hehe*.

Sunday was funny because during my Kaufrausch on Saturday I forgot to look what size the boxershorts had, so I bought the wrong one. To change them I had to go to Bluenotes, the best store for clothes here, I find. After that Jensie and I went to Sears, I multistore, where you can buy everything, like Karstadt in Germany, and I bought one more thing (one leggings, for only 12 dollars).

In the Evening at 9:40 Jens, John (is on Oak Bay High School with Jens) and I watched SAW 3. YES, you are hearing right, SAW 3. The movie is here in the cinemas since Halloween :). But the woman, who sold the tickets wanted to see our ID's, but we aren't 18, so we decided to go to "The return". After some minutes in this movie we went to SAW 3 and watched it. I can understand why the movie is up to 18years, because it is the most discusting part of the three parts. But well done from the producers. The story is the BEST EVER, and you never seen things so discusting detailed! So be happy that you can see it in February! *hahahaha*. One trick: You can download it in English. I think there already are some good qualitiy rips. So enjoy the story and understand that great story, I understood.^^

Today, Monday, I will have dinner at Jens' house because his father likes me soo much^^

Lots of nice pictures are uploaded! --> Here

Love ya all!
das X


How Bubble-Tea, the Royal BC Museum and cinema are connect together (30.10.2006)

All these 3 things I did amongst other things on the last great weekend!

On Friday my great weekend started. I was from 7a.m. to 1a.m. on saturday on the way. And how it was coming to this loong weekend I will report you now :)

After school on friday at 1:26p.m. John, Tyler, Diego, Mo, Mosen, Bunny, Cleo, Judi, Graham, Kira, Jordan, Josh and I were sitting on the Steps in front of the school and we were speaking a lot, I taught them german, Josh taught us japanese ^^. After a while we decided to go to Graham's house so we could have a warm room. There we were staying until 17 o'clock. Then Graham had to go to his rowing practice and John, Bunny, Tyler, Diego, Judi and I went downtown to look at costumes and drink Bubble-Tea. Bubble-Tea is sooo funny. It is like a cocktail (without alcohol) and on the bottom of your cup are little bubbles. But we don't know what these bubbles are, we only know that they taste funny. After the drink and looking in some stores we went to value village to look at costumes for the halloween-costumes-contest in our school. After we decided to watch a movie later in the evening around 10p.m. Because Diego and John had not enough money with them, both and me went first to Diego's house and then to John's house where we were playing FIFA Street for a moment. At exactly 10p.m. we met the other at the cinema, Odeon, where John is also working. We watched the movie "The Prestige". It was pretty good. The story was about some magicans trying to get the best trick for the act to get more people inside their theatre. It was a thriller too :D! The movie ended at 0:30a.m. and I took my bus back home to sleep until 11a.m. on saturday.

On saturday I took a little bit of time to do my homework and to chat with people over the world wide web!^^ At 17 o'clock Jens and I went downtown to meet the others like Tyler, Diego, Garrett and Laura. We wanted to drink something together. We met also Bimbim at McDonalds, where he works. BimBim is 29 years old but looks like he is 17 years old. He also lives with his parents. That's really funny. He went with us, when we decided to go to Garretts's house to drink. We did some really funny jokes and we laughed until 0:15a.m. Then Jens and I noticed that there is no bus coming home anymore. So we decided to sleep there. While Tyler was sleeping deeply Garrett, Laura, Jens and I were talking (Diego went back home).

After sleeping very well and setting our watches 1 hour backward we had a good breakfast and we watched TV and we were talking, talking and talking. It was really nice.

The sunday was a little bit more relaxed. Garret and his girlfriend Laura wanted to show Jens and me the big ROYAL BC Museum. At 0:30p.m. we left the house to go downtown to have one more time good Bubble-Tea and we ate some chinese food in chinatown, a part of downtown. After this the big visit of the BC Museum started. We were there from 2:30 until 5.p.m. Then Jens and I went home to do our homeoworks. But only 10minutes at home I wrote with John and I knew that he had birthday but didn't know that he will celebrate it on a sunday. So he told me to come to the Cactus Club across the Bay Mall downtown. I only had 30 minutes to eat my supper and I came to the club at 7:30. There everyone was waiting :). I was only eating a salad because I had my supper before. After talking a lot with the others I went back home around 10p.m. and fall into my bed to be prepared for my Biology and English test. But I wasn't prepared because the weekend was looong and busy, but GREAT! In school on monday the teacher handed my Math test from friday back and I got 89% without learning.

Lasst euch alle dick drücken
Ich vermisse euch, aber macht euch bitte nicht so viel Gedanken, denn wie man lesen kann, gehts mir super!

Der Niklas (Bilder--> HIER)


Long weekend: The Goldstream Park and the salmons! (RSS) (22.10.2006)

On friday it was school free because of Pro-D-Day (Studientag) and Jens and me made a great Buttercake, but it was rarely a citron-sugar-bubble cake :).
Saturday Jens and me went to Goldstream Park which is outside of Victoria on the other side. Because no one could drive us, we decided to go by bike. We knew that it will be a long travel but we wanted to see the salmon and eagles. The one way to the park took us about 1:45 hours and it was nice to see salmons but only dead ones :). 2 men tried to catch the salmons out of the little river and they had success. The salmons here are very big (see my picture gallery). At the park there was a little information centre we went in and we could see a movie, a live-cam and you could buy good hot-chocolate. The hot-chocolate was awesome so we decided to bought more to drink at home. And at this sunday noon I already drunk two of them :D. The way back to home we went by bus to come to a big mall like "the real candian superstore or "the bricks". These are stores like Metro in Germany but open for everyone.
On Sunday I slept until 12 o'clock. Then I went to the kitchen to have my breakast, but my mother made my lunch (Croisant? with pam and hot cheese) and I made two of my hot-chocolates. I was in the kitchen for at least 1 hour to eat and speak with my mother and sister about everthing, winter break, food...
The long weekend was hard but very nice and I notice that I know more words, especially in words I need in my classes and I don't have to think so much about sentences I wanna say. That makes my happy.
I love ya and miss you all!

There are lots of new pictures in my Gallery-->Check out now xD

GreetZ Niklas


RSS-Feeds online + Berichte im neuen Format (19.10.2006)
*Update*

Ich habe mir jetzt mal überlegt wie ich euch es einfacher machen könnte Neuigkeiten von mir zu bekommen. Da bin ich auf RSS (Really Simple Syndication oder Rich Site Summary) gekommen. Dazu braucht ihr entweder den Firefox (höher als Version 1, sollte jeder haben, da ja bald die Version 2 rauskommt - firefox-browser.de) oder ein externes Programm, um RSS-Feeds (meist eine .xml-Datei) zu empfangen! In RSS-Readern (wie RssReader - kostenlos) können die Headlines der "News dann empfangen werden. Das macht mir zwar ein bisschen mehr Arbeit, aber irgendwie macht mir das auch mehr Spaß.
Dann wollte ich mir vornehmen meine Berichte zu Betiteln und NUR in ENglisch zu schreiben! :)

Das wars dann auch schon wieder und ich hoffe ihr probiert es einfach mal aus mit dem RSS-Reader oder Firefoy (Ich werde auch ein Tutorial zu Firefox machen)
Machts gut - Lasst euch umarmen
Der Niggi

Die RSS empfangt ihr über www.niggiX.de/rss/niggiX-Canada.xml (Diese Seite wird entweder automatisch in Firefox erkannt - Tutorial folgt oder ihr kopiert diese Adresse einfach in euer externes Programm!

Bericht01
und HIER das versprochene mini-Tutorial fürs Hinzufügen im Firefox-Browser!

Viel Spaß
Der Niggi



26.09.-10.10.06

Wir waren wieder Fußball spielen und es war wieder richtig geil! Musste mich dann noch ziemlich abhetzen, denn es war Thanks-GIving Day und Schulfrei. Es gab ein Festmahl :-), Turkey mit allerlei Beilagen und zum Nachtisch IceCake *jam* Lange Rede kurzer Sinn. ICH habe mir ganz viel Mühe gemacht und mehrere Online FotoAlben gemacht. FÜr jeden Geschmack ist was dabei. Das was ich schon immer führe, www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu wird deutlich öfters aktualisiert, da das Programm diese Function zur Verfügung stellt. Ich habe auch ordentlich Bilder geuploadet wie eins beim Festmahl, beim Soccer oder Schlittschuhfahren! Also los los!!
Das wars dann auch wieder
bye
So die neuen Alben sind erreichbar unter:
www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu


*UPDATE / Teil 2*
Ja muss mal sagen, dass es hier JEDEN TAG GEILER WIRD!!!!!!
Wir waren gestern, dem 8. Oktober Fußball spielen und das hat ja mal s gebockt, selten so Spaß gehabt!!! Wir waren zu 8. Bilder folgen morgen (eurer Zeit :) !!)
    Ja und heute ist dann Thanks Giving, davon werde ich dann hier auch noch was reinschreiben, aber erst nachdem ich den Truthahn gegessen habe :P

Na gut, ich geh mal schlafen und macht euch keine Sorgen (wenn dann nur ein Bisschen), denn mir gehts hier echt immer besser und zur Zeit kann es fast nicht besser werden! Verstehen und blendend und mit den Fotos seht ihr dann auch meinen neuen Freundeskreis (aber ihr alle Anderen, ihr seid immer noch die BESTEN!!)
Hab euch lieb!!
Der Niklas

*UPDATE*
Ich stelle man die Ergebnisse unseres Soccer-Teams hier rein:
Vic High @ Oak Bay      Thurs Sept 21  (loss 7-2)
Spectrum @ Vic High    Tues Sept 26   (loss 3-1)
Vic High @ Belmont      Thurs Sept 28  (draw 1-1)
Vic High @ SMU           Tues Oct 3      (loss 8-1)
Stelly's @ Vic High       Thurs Oct 5      (loss 2-0)
Traurig oder, aber fragt mal bei Jannis nach den Ergebnissen seinen Teams :D
Bis denne

So was gibt es so zu sagen :)
Mir gehts gut, war für 2 Tage ein bisschen erkältet, aber konnte damit trotzdem in die Schil gehen. Wir haben in 3 Fächern schon Zwischennoten bekommen und ich bin echt zufrieden!^^ Folgendes gaben mir die Lehrer:
Electronics: 65 Ounkte (weiß aber noch nicht, was das für ne Note ist :))
Biologie: Werde ich was mit 80% bekommen (also gutes B)
Mathe: 77% (auch B)!
    Ja und ich English müssen wir heute noch was abgeben, damit sie uns benoten kann oder so :D
Naja ich wünsch euch alles Beste!
Guckt doch mal uf www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu vorbei! Ich habe einen schönen Sonenuntergang am Hafen festgehalten und mein ich habe endlich meinen Schülerausweis bekommen und möcht den euch natürlich nicht vorenthalten :D

Hab euch lieb
Niklas



18.09-25.09.06 (Allgemein)+2 neue Bilder auf www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu

So ich versuchs nochmal :D
Nach 3 Wochen Schule habe ich jetzt festgestellt, dass Schule ziemlich anders ist als in Deutschland. Ich habe viele Vorteile aber auch Nachteile gefunden!
Die Schule fängt um 8:35 an (ist ein Vorteil :D) und endet um 3:03 Uhr und dazwischen gibt es von 12:30 bis 13:15 noch eine Lunch-time. Wir haben hier nur 4 Stunden pro Tag, dafür dauern die Stunden aber 80 Minuten, dass ist ziemlich heftig, wenn der Unterricht mal langweilig ist. Die Stunden selber sind auch anders eingeteilt. Erstmal ist es so, dass alle Schüler die Klassen wechseln und die Lehrer ihren festen Raum haben. Meistens wird am Anfang der Stunde der neue Stoff in einen reingestopft und dann gegen Ende wird mehr entspannt.

In Electronics11, meinem A-Block ist das ein wenig anders. Wir bekommen unseren Stromkreis in einem Schema auf Papier und müssen diesen nachbilden. Dafür haben wir dann so 2 Klassen Zeit, aber der Lehrern, Mr. Wheeler kontrolliert das nicht so scharf, ob wir nun hart arbeiten. Aber ich bin mit meinen Partnern sowieso schon weiter als die Anderen^^. Sodass auch Zeit bleibt um zu quatschen :).
In Biology12 Challenge, die härteste Klasse, nach Angaben einiger Schüler^^, machen wir die 80 Minuten nichts anderes als Folien vom OH-Projektor abzuschreiben. Ich werde euch, wenn ich dann irgendwann mal wieder da bin zeigen, was wir da so alles leisten müssen, das ist  holla-heftig xDD.
In Mathe11 haben wir 60 Minuten neuen Stoff (jeden Tag) und den Rest der Stunde können wir entweder unsere Hausaufgaben anfangen oder nach vorne zu der Lehrerin, Mrs. Blazkow, gehen und fragen, wenn wir was nicht verstanden haben oder zur Kontrolle ein Ergebnis brauchen. Sie ist auch immer super nett und hilft sehr gerne.
English11 empfinde ich als schwersten Kurs, da diese Klasse ziemlich auf Lesen basiert ist und das selbstverständlich noch am schwersten für mich ist. Aber am Freitag, dem 21.09. habe ich zum ersten Mal 2 Beteiligungshäckchen bekommen, da ich mal was verstanden habe und mich dann getraut habe, was an die Tafel zu schreiben, sogar 2mal :D.
Ja Nachmittags habe ich dann Soccer Training. Zur Zeit quält mich aber eine Oberschenkelverletzung, ich war auch in der Woche beim Artzt und der hat mir verboten 1 Woche Sport zu machen, aber ich denke es werden wohl eher 2 oder 3 :-(. Dann komme ich um 18 Uhr nach Hause und fange mit Hausaufgaben an und tausche mit Jannis Erfahrungen über MSN aus. Manchmal findet sich auch die Zeit noch Shoppen zu gehen, dass fällt aber meistens aufs Wochenende, wie dieses. Alle öffentlichen Schulen hatten ein verlängertes Wochenende, sodass heute der 25.09. auch frei ist, weil hier der sogennante Pro-D-Day (Professional Development Day) ist. Das ist eigentlich nix anderes als der StudienTag in Deutschland, wo die Lehrer auf den neusten Stand gebracht werden, nur dass es den Tag hier öfters gibt :D.
Ja, also ich war shoppen, zum Einem wegen meinem Biology project, bei dem wir eine menschliche Zelle in einem Modell nachbauen müssen und ich mir gedacht habe, dass ich das mit Candy (Süßigkeiten) mache *muahaha* und zum Zweiten, weil ich mir ne Jeans kaufen wollte oder sowas. Ja da wurde ordentlich eingekauft, obwohl ich von jeder Süßigkeit nur ganz wenig brauche, sind die Packungen hier ziemlich groß. Also werde ich dicker, dass sag ich euch^^.

So ich denke, dass war es erstmal. Ist zwar nicht so lang geworden, wir der 1. der leider gelöscht wurde, aber ich denke es steht fast das gleiche drinne :D. *2 neue Bilder gibt auch, auf www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu!

Ich vermisse euch krass/Kisses
Niklas




07.09.-17.09.06


*weiter unten gibts die Englishe Verison*

Was ist so alles in den letzten Tagen und Wochen passiert?
Ja genau, ich musste zur Schule und der Alttag fing an. Natürlich eine spannende Erfahrung für mich, nachdem ich nun alle meine entgültigen Kurse habe. Schule beginnt immer um 8:35 und endet um 15:03, dazwischen gibt es noch eine Lunch-Time von 45Minuten. Am Freitag hatten wir erst um 9:30 Schulbeginn, weil es ein freies Frühstück für alle gab *ham*.
Nun hatte ich einige Zeit in den Klassen und im SoccerTeam um neue Freundschaften zu machen. In meiner Electronic11 Klasse fanden sich auch gleich 2 nette Jungs, mit denen ich in diesem Kurs jetzt immer zusammen bastel^^. Auch in meiner English-Klasse fand sich ein Schüler, der sogar auch im SoccerTeam ist. Dann in der 2. Woche kam im Mathe Unterricht meine Koordinatorin und stellte mir 2 Schüler vor, die 1 Jahr in Deutschland verbracht hatten. Diese konnten sogar auch French, sodass wir alle alle 3 Sprachen konnten. Bei diesem ersten Treffen ist uns aufgefallen, dass der Junge und ich in dem gleichen Electronics-Kurs sind. Mit dem Mädchen verstehe ich mich auch sehr gut.
Nach Electronics schlendere ich dann immer mit 2 Kumpels zur Schule rüber, weil das TechnologieGebäude bissel woanders liegt. In den Pausen spielen wir öfters ein bisschen Rugby. also nicht mit Rennen, aber wir werfen uns den Ball zu. Dabei spielt auch noch nen Junge mit, der in Mathe neben mir sitzt. Wir hatten diese Woche 3mal Fußballtraining, das macht immer sehr viel Spaß, da auch viele Leute aus meinen Kursen dabei sind, aber ich habe mir eine Oberschenkelverletzung zugezogen.*aua*. Dann aber nach dem Training wurde mir mitgeteilt, dass ich in der Stamm11 spiele *freu*.
Am Wochenende war ich mit ein paar Mexicanern unterwegs und hab mich mit Jens getroffen und ein bisschen gegammelt und gelernt für den Bio-Test! Also der Alltag ist für mich ein bisschen härter als in Deutschland, weil ich um 18 uhr nach Hause komme (nach dem Soccer) und dann mach ich bis 22 Uhr nach Hause.
Teilweise hört sich das negativ an, aber es ist eine prima große Chance für mich gut English reden zu lernen und große Mengen an Unterrichtsstoff zu konsumieren^^
Bis denne/ habe euch lieb und vermisse euch!
Niklas

So jetzt mal die Englische Fassung:
What did I do all the days and the week before?
Yes, right, I have to go to school and the everday life began. But it is a good and excited experience for me, after I choose all my final classes. School starts at 8:35 and ends at 15:03 and between this time there is a Lunch time for 45minutes. We also had a little breakfast in schhool on friday and school started at 9:30. I even pass some time in my classes and the soccerteam and I could found some nice friends. In my Electronics class I work with two nice boys together and we have a lot of fun in this class. In my English class I know a guy, who plays soccer in our team too. Then in the next week Mrs Jackson, my coordinator, introduce me to two students who have been studied in Germany for one year and they can speak French too. So it's very nice to know people who know exactly the same languages like me. At the first meeting with these two students, we found out that we are in the same Electronics class, so we go every day together to the Vic High Capital building because the Technologie building is not at the same place. The girl is very nice too and we had a interesting talk at lunch.
At lunch we often play Rugby or Soccer but without running at rugby only thworing the ball, but it's pretty fun. And a boy plays with us who is sitting next to me in Math class.
We had soccer practise 3 times this week, but I got a infraction in my right thigh. At the end of the practise I didn't finish because of the thigh my coach told me that I should play in the beginning11 in the team.
At the weekend I chilled with the Mexican but it was boring because arround me I only heard spanish. The next day I met Jens, the German guy and we did homework together (very funny).
The everday life is a little bit more difficult for me but it is ok, I have lots of fun in the school, but I have to do my homework until 10p.m. Last but not least it is a good chance to learn English and the other staff too.
See ya/ I love you all and I miss you!!
Niklas



07.09.06

*
Update*
Da ich meinen Mathe12 Kurs zu schwer fande, habe ich nun meinen Stundenplan nochmals verändert. In Mathe12 ist es sehr schwer die Fachspezifischen Begriffe zu lernen, außerdem hat der Lehrer bisher nur Theori also immer Tafel ohne Dinge aus dem Leben unterrichtet (hat mich ein bisschen angekotzt). Bei den Hausaufgaben hat es auch ein bisschen gehackt. Da kein Math11 Kurs im D-Block verfügbar war, musste ich den Computer-Kurs wechseln und habe jetzt dort Mathe11(C-Block) und im D-Block English11. Hoffe so ist es besser (einfacherer) und ich lerne gleich auch noch bessere Sätze in english zu verfassen. Im 2. Halbjahr (wenn ich dann noch länger bleibe) kann ich noch das Eine oder Andere verschieben, aber dafür habe ich noch Zeit.

Hel und vermisse euch richtig krass! Euer Niggi



05.+ 06.09.2006

Am Dienstag, dem 05.09. fing die Schule nun endlich an. Ich wollte eigentlich früh genug aufstehen, so um 7:40 Uhr, um pünktlich um 9:30 Uhr in der Schule zu erscheinen, was mir aber nur teils gelang. Ich stand nämich erst um 8:10 auf. So konnte ich nur noch schnell duschen und meinen Schulranzen packen und dann ging's los. Leider kam der Bus, den ich eingeplant hatte nicht und so musste ich 15min. an der Bushaltestelle warten. Dann kam der Bus und ich traf dort 2 Schülerinnen, eine aus Germany, die Andere aus Mexico. Somit war es schonmal sicher, dass ich an der richtigen Bushaltestelle aussteige :). Dann kam ich genau um 9:30 in der Klasse an, inder natürlich schon "fast" alle saßen^^. Aber ich war pünktlich, nach mir kamen sogar noch welche. Aber ihr denkt bestimmt das die Klasse meine Richtige war, FALSCH^^. Das war die Klasse mit allen Internationalen Schülern. Mit der wir von 9:30 bis 12 Uhr unseren Tag verbrachten. Wir bekamen dann noch unsere eigenen Schließfächer und dann konnten wir auch schon gehen.

Der 06.09. war schon wesentlich besser. Wir trafen uns um 8.35 Uhe erst kurz in unserem "Homeroom", mit allen anderen Internationalen Schülern. Dann musste ich in meinen A-Block-Kurs (Mathe 11). Die Schulstunde ging sage und schreibe 80 Minuten. Da staunt ihr ne :D. Danach bin ich zu Ms. Jackson, der Coordinatorin für die Internationalen Studenten, um meinen Stundenplan zu ändern. Kein Fach in diesem Semester blieb so wie es war :D^^. Man hat in auf der Vic High School hier nur 4 Fächer, dafür jeden Tag jedes der 4 Fächer für 80 Minuten. Dann gibts zwischendurch 8 MinutenPausen und einmal Lunch (45min.), Schule ist dann um 3:03 Uhr aus :D. Also ich habe jetzt folgende Kurse: Electronics 11, Biology 12, ICT Computer Web Media Development und Math 12. So ziemlich schwere Kurse (wie 12. Klasse hier :))!!! *muahaha*, aber die sind hier nicht so extrem weit. Also kam ich dann ein bisschen verspätet durch die Stundenplanänderung zu Biology12. Dann musste ich mir erstmal ein Buch aus der Library holen und so nen Arbeitesbogen machen (hab ich auch als Hausaufgabe). Dann war Lunch. Ich habe mich in der Zeit mit einem Brasilianer auf die Wiese gepfeltzt. Nach dem Lunch bin ich zu dem Computer-Kurs zu Mr. Poy gegangen (Mama/Papa ist das der Lehrer, den ihr meint?). Wir habe ein Kennenlern-Spiel gemacht und darüber geredet, was in dem Kurs so gemacht wird. Es sind eher gesagt 2 Kurse in einem Kurs, weil so ein 10er Kurs auch bei uns mit drinne sitzt, aber die Klasse ist ganz cool drauf :D. Dann hatte ich Mathe12, auch erstmal Buch und Workbook holen, dann haben wir eine Wiederholung von Math11 gemacht. Mit viel Anstrengungen, da ich ja jetzt 9 Wochen keine Schule hatte, habe ich das so einigermaßen wieder rein bekommen^^. Da hab ich auch noch ne Hausaufgabe über 2 Tage zu machen :(. Aber ist ok, ist nur "Wiederholung". Dann konnten wir um 3:03 Uhr den Klassenraum verlassen und nach Hause gehen. Am Freitag ist dann irgendwas mit der Soccer (Fußball) AG, muss mal gucken^^

Abgesehen von einigen Schwierigkeiten mit dem Verstehen von "fachspezifischen Begriffen wie "Wurzel oder zum Quadrat" gehts mir hier "noch^^" super. Musste eben noch nen 4litre Pott Milch für's supper/dinner holen.

Vermisse euch alle, besonders meine Family (hab euch mega doll lieb)

Euer Niklas

P.S. Guckt doch mal auf www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu vorbei, dort gibts lustige Videos und schöne Bilder!!



01.09.06
Heute war der bisher geilste Tag!!!
Also heute ist ja Freitag und es war unser letzter Tag in der Vorbereitungsklasse und wir haben ein bisschen langweiligen Unterricht gemacht und dann konnten wir baseball spielen!!!
Das war ja mal mega Bockig, zuerst sollten wir uns der Größe nach ordnen (ich war 2. Größter :D) und dann wurden wir in 2 Teams aufgeteilt. Mein Team #2 durfte zuerst schlagen. Pablo, ein Junge aus Mexico schlug zuerst, war aber nicht sonderlich gut. Dann kam ich, natürlich geiler Schlag, aber leider direkt auf einen Gegner, sodass ich nur zum 1. Hütchen rennen konnte, aber ich habs bis dahin geschafft :)! Dann tauschten wir die Team und wir mussten den Ball fangen, ich hab die Rolle als "Rausschmeißer" übernommen und hab gleich auch mal 2 oder 3 andere Schüler rausgeschmissen, indem ich den Ball abgefangen hab!*muhahah*. Dann waren wir wieder mit Schlagen dran. Masa, ein netter Japaner hatte mit einem HomeRun vorgelegt (wisst ihr was nen Homerun ist?, wenn nicht GB Eintrag pls!) und ich hab natürlich den 2. noch dazu getan :D. Dann kam Jens, der in der 1. Runde kein Ball getroffen hat und hat den 3. dazugepackt. Dann war die Schule um 12:30 Uhr auch schon aus. Wir überlegten, wie wir den Nachmittag verbringen könnten und kamen darauf mal im Hafen vorbeizuschauen und zu gucken wann wir Samstag Wale beobachten können. Da heute aber nach Angaben der "Wal-Führer" heute der beste Tag ist um auf den Ocean zu fahren haben wir (Jens, Alexandra und Ich) und kurzfristig entschieden das schon heute zu machen. Und so machten wir uns um 99Canadian-Dollar ärmer auf die dann 4 Stunden langwerdene Tour. Ich muss sagen, es war der Burner überhaupt. So viele Wale überhaupt, ich würde mal so um die 90 schätzen. Ich habe euch auf www.niggiX-Bilder.de.vu ein Bild+ein Video geuploadet. Müsst ihr euch reinziehen. Wenn euch das gefallen hat, lad ich das Ultimative Video hoch!!! So wir haben KillerWale und Seehunde gesehen. Guckt euch das Video an, das sagt mehr als 999.000.000 Wörter!
Dann nach ein wenig Verlaufem kam ich um 20 Uhr zu Hause an und hab erstmal ne ganze RiesenPiZza verdrückt!

WAR DER BESTE TAG BISHER!!!!

Ich vermiss euch/heamsdl

Euer niggiX


24.08.06

So nur mal eine kleine FUCK-Session zu den Bussen hier: Fuck Buslinie, weil die Bushaltestellen keine Namen haben; Fuck Buslinie, weil Linie 2 ganz woanders hinfaehrt als Linie 2a und ich deshalb ueber 25 Minuten laufen musste!!! Aber Lob an die Busgesellschaft, weil die nicht so verschwaenderich mit dem Geld sind, weil man die Monats und alle anderen Tickets durchchecken muss. HELMDL Bilder gibts bald, euer NiggixXx


22.8.06

So, seit Montag, dem 21.8. bin ich nun bei so einer Art Vorbereitung. Wir machen ein bisschen Geschichte Canadas, die Provinzen und worauf man allgemein achten sollte und wir schreiben kleine English-Tests :)

Mir gehts hier eindeutig besser als vor ein paar Tagen, weil mein Zimmer nun eingeraeumt ist, ich bis 15 Uhr in der Schule bin, also was zu tun habe und ich mich langsam einlebe hier. Ich werde mir morgen ein BusTicket fuer mehrere Monate holen, da es sonst immer umstaendlich ist. Teuer ist es allerdings nicht. Fuer eine Fahrt, mit 1mal umsteigen kostet 1,75 Canadian Dollar (1,3 Euro, ohne Monatsticket).

Die Vorbereitung wird bis zum 1. September dauern und danach habe ich 3 Tage frei und dann gehts richtig los!! *freu*!!! Vermisse EUCH ALLE! CUL


18./19.8.06
Ich bin gut, wenn auch mit Schwierigkeiten angekommen. Meine Rundmail könnt ihr HIER einsehen!
Bilder gibts auch:
1: Der Strand
2: Unser Haus
3: Der Seehund am Hafen
4: Ein Park in der Nähe
5: Die Straße, in der ich wohne.
6: Mein Zimmer-1
7: Mein Zimmer-2


Vor dem Auslandsaufenthalt / Before the exchange year

11.8.06
Nähere Infos
: Ich werde dort Internet haben und meinen Laptop mitnehmen dürfen. Außerdem wird dort auch ein anderer Austauschschüler aus Mexico wohnen. Mein Gastbruder Evan (16) geht mit mir auf die gleiche Schule und das auch zum ersten Mal. Freue mich riesig.
Ich erwarte heute bis morgen die Fotos der Familie, Haustiere und des Hauses. Also seid gespannt auf das UPDATE!^^

10.8.06
host family
steht fest: Ich wohne bei einer allein erziehenden Mutter mit 2 Söhnen (16 und 19 Jahre) und 1 Tochter (10). Die Familie hat auch noch Hunde, Katzen und Hasen und wohnt am Rand der Hauptstadt Vancouver Islands, Victoria. Zum Strand muss ich nur ca. 200 Meter zurück legen :D. Ich habe heute zum ersten Mal mit Ihr Kontakt aufgenommen!
Hier habe ich ein Bild von meiner neuen Umgebung. Da wo New Home steht, in der Straße irgendwo liegt mein neues Zuhause.