The Au Pair meeting in the Masonic Temple, Philadelphia

Enjoy reading the post of Au Pair Christine from China.au-pair-chinaI am Christine from China. To be honest, I am so blessed for being an Au Pair with Go Au Pair agency and my host family. Not only I can experience American and various cultures, but also I can learn how to be independent and mature. I think everyone has their own thoughts about being an aupair, in spite of that, this tremendous experience won’t let us down.go-au-pair-philadelphiaWhen it comes the fancy activities which held each month for Au Pairs from Go Au Pair in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area, it is another experience and adventure.masonic-templeLast Saturday we went to the Masonic Temple together with Aupair folks. The building is fantastic and was built 150 years ago. I couldn’t remember the names of prestigious architects and designers and history of the amazing artworks inside the building, but I do clearly remember every Au Pair I met on that day.masonic-temple-2I am sort of bad at remembering people’s name. However, I can speak up the name of most of my new Au Pairs friends after last meeting. I met Au Pairs from Argentina, S. Africa, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Germany, Ukraine and, of course, from China.masonic-temple-3What also made me impressed was Au Pair Dani from Colombia who just arrived in Philadelphia a few days ago, perhaps she was still having a jet-lag problem, but she came to the meeting with us showing her enthusiasm!au-pair-philadelphia

In a few words, I  learned something new from the meeting and  made many international friends as well. That is why I never miss out the meeting. It also why I am looking forward to meeting you guys next time on March 19, 2017 at Brunswick Zone XL!

Au Pair meeting in the Masonic Temple

February cluster meeting for Au Pairs from Go Au Pair in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area is a tour to the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia. We are going to have an interesting tour as a group on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1.30 pm.  It will be also a great opportunity to meet all new Au Pairs who joined the cluster recently -Au Pair from Peru  Majo , Au Pair from Ecuador Alejandra, Au Pairs from China Catherine, Alina and Candy,  Au Pairs from Colombia Anita and Dani and Au Pair from Brazil Nadia100_2080This special tour is very educational and a great cultural experience. The Masonic Temple is a one of a kind architectural wonder in the heart of modern Philadelphia. I like that Au Pairs will have an opportunity to explore this place from the inside because when you step inside this building, you will find yourself in another time and place. This is not only the National Landmark , but also “a secret place” full of history and mystery.Au Pairs at the Masonic Temple

We will explore many room/halls with different styles and different architecture.  According to Wikipedia, “The Masonic Temple serves as the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Free and Accepted Masons. The Temple receives thousands of visitors every year to view the ornate structure, which includes seven lodge rooms, where today a number of Philadelphia lodges and the Grand Lodge conduct their meetings.”philadelphia_masonic_temple

The Temple is one of the more magnificent buildings in Philadelphia. I took the Masonic Temple tour many times with the Au Pairs and they really liked the tour.
MasonicTemple with Au Pairs

If you never been in the Masonic Temple,  you need to experience it yourself. Come join the Au Pairs from around the world and visit this National Landmark and “a secret place” with us.

New au pair from Brazil: Nadia

Welcome to the cluster Nadia Souza! She is 20, going to live in New Hope, Bucks County! Her friend is Valentine.

She chose to be an Au Pair, because she knows that through this program she will have a wonderful intercultural experience.

“I am going to be with kids what is perfect ’cause I love them, of course I am going to improve my English and I know I will have new and good friends.”

Her favorite hobbies are reading books – she really loves that, watching sitcoms and cuting hairs.15909326_820044464800729_1397386545_o

She thinks, that it was very special, that she could spend Christman and New Year’s Eve with her family and boyfriend.

She says, that it’s  quite difficult to her to define herself, but she can say, that she is a good friend, an honest and a little bit anxious person. She is a very good driver and also, can learn how to do things very easily.

I wants to visit a lot of places, but the one that she most wants to visit is California. 15857480_820044991467343_546810276_oI hope, I can meet you soon Nadia! Enjoy every moment here! ♥

First au pair in February: Dani

Welcome Dani (from Colombia)  in the cluster! Here is some information about her:

  • she wanted to be an Au Pair, because she likes kids and this is a great opportunity to improve her English and to get to know the American’s culture a little bit more15857284_10155705183767222_1996512026_o
  • she likes reading, walking, learning languages and hanging out with her friends and family
  • once she went to Chile to visit her brother (This is pretty interesting!)
  • she says, that she is kind, tidy and can learn fast15879297_10155705184172222_2077102925_n
  • she wants to build her own hotel
  • she wants to go to Australia
  • on the weekends, she likes to wake up early, go shopping, have lunch in a good restaurant, then spend the whole afternoon reading or playing with her family
  • she loves smiling 🙂 15878318_10155705183437222_1495064839_o

Wish you an unforgettable year in the US, Dani! ♥

Bye-bye Karen!

Karen is going home soon. Karen had a great Au Pair experience, she took a lot of classes, traveled  and made many international friends. Karen considers her host family as the best host family she could imagine. Let me share her interview with you: 

What places you visited you like the most?

My favorite place was Chicago, Illinois. I think this is the most beautiful city in the US, the famous pizza is very good and places like Navy Pier, sky Deck and millennium park are amazing.

What was your favorite way to spend your free time in the USA?

The best way to spend my free time was travelling. I had the chance to visit 12 states during my year  and amazing places during the summer to practice extreme sports like the Five lakes fingers in the north of NY state, hiking in the North Carolina Mountains and the gorgeous Niagara fall. I went to the beach in Florida and New Jersey many times. I have visited NY city 6 times, Washington DC twice, Boston and the most famous universities in the world (Harvard and MIT), and more places. I tried to travel at least twice a month.

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What is the most valuable lesson you have learned that being an au pair has taught you?

The most valuable lesson is, that I have to work hard to achieve my goals and my dreams because nobody else will do that for me. I love my host family and my baby but living with another people taught me to value my family and my home, my privacy and my own rules. I have learned being more independent, mature and thankfull. I love my host family, because they have allowed me this experience what I have always dreamt of.

How do you like the experience being a part of an American family?

I consider my host family as the best host family I could imagine. I love my baby with all my heart and I always give thanks to God for him. He is the sweetest boy ever and he is the most special person in US. I´ll miss him very much. Also my Host Parents are the best. They have been very patient with me and the language. They respect my believes, my culture and my free time. I love them very much!

What are your wishes to your friends, cluster, LAR and Go Au Pair?

I wish the best things to my friends and the other au pairs. I have to say the time is going by so fast and you can´t notice it. Live each day as the last because this experience is the best you could live. Do not hesitate to achieve your goals and make your dreams come true as soon as possible, because it is likely, that  you won´t have enough time later.16357568_10154332313426169_1682052490_oThank you, Karen! ♥

Welcome in our cluster, Anita

Anita Pinzón is from Bogotá, Colombia. She is teacher and our next au pair! Let’s read more about this polite girl, who sent me a nicely built introduction about herself ( I have never seen such a thing like this, I was surprised!)15942257_10154232872853806_215480425_n

She wants to be an Au pair, because she loves children; she likes to spend her time with them. Also, she considers, that it will be an excellent opportunity to learn in a new culture, to communicate with different people and share things about her culture,too.

She likes listening to music, reading,  watching TV, walking in parks, going to the cinema, eating healthy food and travelling.

She is responsible, active, loyal, mature, honest, educated, friendly, and active among other

If she had one wish, she would learn different languages as much as possible.

She would like to visit Statue of Liberty, because she thinks, that it is one of the most important wonder of the world.

She would like to interact with American people, share her experiences with friends, go to concerts or shows and enjoy each moment in which she will be in this beautiful country.

Woow, that was more than satisfying, I guess! Enjoy your year here, Anita! ♥

 

Welcome our new au pair: Alejandra

Alejandra Tapia Mosquera is from Ecuador and arriving today! I was wondering, how nice and high-hearted au pairs we will have…It is amazing! Let’s see what I was talking about: 

She likes volunteering at animal shelters, but she also likes to do other things like jogging in the morning at the gym, swimming and playing basketball, or she usually stays with her mom and go shopping.

She loves singing and dancing and going out with her friends to travel and visit new places.

She says, she is a positive, charitable and happy person.

If she had a wish, she would have a shelter and a hospital for stray animals, victims of abuse. (I love that idea! )15967145_10209649904016847_188315849_o

She would like to visit the Greek Islands.

On the weekends, she likes to go out in the morning for a walk, then cook a rich meal with her  family and after that going out to stroll a place that has not visited before.

She says, that she considers herself as a good  singer. She also could be the best person to talk to, if anybody needs help.

I am very happy that such a good person is joining to our cluster! Have a wonderful year! ♥

New au pair from China

 Yushan Sun (Catherine) is 21 years old. She is going to live in Philadelphia! She wrote and introduction for us! Let me share it with you:

So happy for me to join this warm Au pair family in Philadelphia.I want to be an Au pair, because I like children very much,they are very cute and lovely. When I play with them,I feel happiness and full of energy.In another hand,I want to learn more about the American culture and also make more friends from other countries,

I’m an easygoing person.I think, I can get along very well with anybody. I have many hobbies: I like reading,writing,watching movies,traveling ,hiking and cooking,I can cook many traditional Chinese foods for you to taste. I want to share Chinese culture with my friends,also learn the culture from other countries.

I like arts.There are many museums in Philadelphia,I want to visit. The most famous one is the Van Gogh’s sunflower in there. During my holiday,I want to travel around America and go to the Universal Studios, because I like Harry Potter very much.We can travel together!Can’t wait to see all of you!

img_1266Thanks for the warm words Catherine! ♥

Welcome Evelyn!

Evelyn Gardiz is 22 years old and from  Bogotá, Colombia. I think, she has a pretty interesting life! 15910318_768702989962735_1069191057_n

Why do you want to be an au pair?

 My family is very large and full of children. I love the children, but also love the various cultures and learn their languages.

 What are your hobbies and interest?

I like dancing, acting and getting dressed as a clown for children. I love cooking and sharing it with my family and friends.15801401_768712919961742_1941725149_n

What three adjectives best describe you?

Dreamy – persistent – funny.

If you had one wish what would it be?

Dubbing animated movies and working in a hospital for children with heart disease.15871326_768712736628427_800858224_n

 What place would you like to visit?

 Disneyland and Brooklyn.

What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday

I share my Saturdays with my family and my friends. We usually go to the cinema and to  have dinner outside the house or do some fun activities.

Welcome Evelyn, we can not wait to see you! ♥

The first au pair of 2017

Majo (Maria Jose Luna Victoria Gaspar) is a special au pair! She is from Peru (the cluster has never had au pairs from Peru before) and she is the first au pair who comes this year! 

She wanted to be an au pair, because she thinks it’s a great opportunity for girls and boys to meet other cultures and work. She loves taking care of children!  Her dream is having a school for children with special needs. She wants to be a better and more mature person with this program.15337668_10207740810943187_2808388431196969246_n

She really likes surfing , spending her afternoons and nights with her friends. She also  likes spending time doing things close to the sea and pools. She loves reading  and investigating things about history of art  – that’s her passion. On the weekends, she likes to hang out with her friends and eat a lot of delicious food!

She believes, that she is very lucky spending the days with her family and friends. They went for roadtrips in her country too. It was very special for her. She also spent holidays with her family and  is being grateful for that.

She, of course, wants peace in the World –  deleting all wars, especially in Siria.

I am sure, that Majo and her buddy Marco will have fun together (especially, that both of them love eating!)! ♥

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