Friday, September 15, 2006


4 weeks in Holland!! I made it!!

Today was my last day of classes, and the day I did my final exam...and guess what? I passed it!!! I am so happy and proud of my accomplishment!!! I arrived here on the 21 of August, 1 week late for the course. I saw that everybody was sooooo ahead of me (16 chapters!!) and everyday I stayed longer in de school to try to catch up! And in the second week I did catch up!
I learnt a lot! (and I am noticing that my dutch is damaging my english..it's so easy to mix them up!)
Not only I learnt the language a little bit more, I learnt more about my new country. The country of the man I married and with whom I am completely in love! Nederland!!!!
Tomorrow I am going back to Washington. Mixed fellings: I am very sad to leave Holland and John's parents, but at the same time so happy to see John, my sister Mariana (who had arrived in DC to spend 2 months studying english there!) and my friends! It is great to go back home, to my things..I have been away since the begining of July....UAU, what a summer!!!
As soon as I get in DC I will post more about my summer, my wedding, my honemoon, my experience in Holland..etc.....

Friday, September 01, 2006

Holanda

Adorei receber os comentarios de voces queridas amigas!!! Estou morrendo de saudades tambem!
Primeiro de tudo, desculpem pela falta de acentos nas palavras, mas eu ainda nao me adaptei a esse keyboard holandes!!! :-)
Cheguei aqui no aeroporto de Amsterdam (Schipol) no dia 21 de Agosto. Minhas aulas de holandes ja tinham comecado no dia 14 de agosto - ou seja, estava 1 semana atrasada!!! ops! Tenho aula todos os dias de 9 as 15:30, menos as quartas-feiras (quando eu descanso ou vou passear com os pais do John). As aulas sao todas em holandes, e e uma concentracao "danada". Na primeira semana tinha dores de cabeca todos os dias!!! Mas agora meu ouvido estah comecando a se acostumar em escutar holandes!
Tenho aprendido bastante, e ja recuperei os dias que eu tinha perdido!. Tirei ate 9 na prova escrita que fizemos na segunda-feira passada!!!
Vou ficar aqui ateh o dia 16 de setembro (volto para DC de vez!). O John estah vindo para ca amanha e vai passar o final de semana prolongado!!! CAN'T WAIT to have my maridinho aqui comigo!!!!
Tenho ido jantar com amigos e familiares do John. Estah sendo uma experiencia sensacional!