Let it begin! aupair 2015

Hey guys, bare with me as this is my first ever blog post and I have got absolutely no idea what I’m doing Lol and anyone who knows me knows I am the most technologically challenged person that your ever going to meet!

So anyways, where do I start? I’m Kiah, I’m 19 years old and I’m from Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. (Yano the people that say G’Day and ride kangaroos to school everyday!)  Now I am an Au Pair with Go Au Pair in the US and I’m currently living in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. Today actually marks exactly 2 weeks since I stepped onto the plane embarking on this wonderful journey, leaving my friends, family and reality behind me!

My host family are wonderful, I’m looking after 2 little girls, Brigit who’s 4 and Jacklyn wimageho’s almost 2 and a half. Home sickness is something that rarely crosses my mind thanks t o these girls keeping me so busy I can barely remember what day it is let alone thing about anything else!

I feel so thankful every day and night to be honoured with such a once in a life time opportunity.  I must have done something very right in a past life to be so blessed with everything I’ve been offered this time round. I made my first Au Pairs friends  online and thank you Tania for interviewing me.

So anyways that’s enough out of me so il just leave you with one of my favorite things I’ve learnt so far “In Pennsylvania you can’t buy or sell a car on a Sunday” like what! How is that a thing? LOL!

 

Diana, an Au Pair in Excellence from NJ

There are many outstanding Au Pairs from Go Au Pair agency in Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJFour Au Pairs from China out of five Chinese Au Pairs from our cluster were awarded this year. Please read about the Au Pairs  Ophelia,  Adriana,  Hui and Diana bellow – 2014 Au Pair in Excellence Nominees.

Au Pair from China

Today I would like to post about the Au Pair from China, Diana Zhu, who was nominated by her Host Family for the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award in 2014. 

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Diana Zhu is a second year Au Pair with Go Au Pair. Diana lives in NJ with a wonderful host family with two adorable boys. Diana  has really become part of the family. Diana’s family always told me that they truly love having Diana around. Diana often joined her host family for pizza night, Sunday spaghetti, headed down to the shore on weekends, and attended many her extended host family’s events. Also, Diana has taken many classes at Raritan Valley Community College and improved her English. Au Pair contest 6

She is always first to volunteer or help. She has a beautiful smile and a loving personality. Diana’s photo got the second prize in an Au Pair photo contest this year. 

Diana is cheerful, calm, and good with kids.”Her calming personality makes any situation easy to handle, but what is more comforting is we know Diana feels at home with us.”, said Diana’s host mom.

Reading Diana’s host family nomination essay made me tear up. “There is not a day that goes by that we are not thankful for Diana.  She has endured a lot with our family. We have helped her navigate home late in the evening from school, spent time with her on homework, comforted her during Duke’s destruction, and helped her discipline the boys.  And she has kindly spoken about Chinese culture, home and her life and family across the globe.  It seems strange that we would call Diana anything other than family.

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She has volunteered at the Philadelphia marathon, celebrated a very special twenty-third birthday, shared Christmas and a  happy New Year.  We look forward to future milestones like celebrating the Chinese New Year and a family vacation to Aruba.  Although Diana is our first Au Pair, I can confidently say she is the best.  She has a special soul and a light inside her that shines brightly.  This soft-spoken Au Pair from China that will forever be a part of the Migliaro Family has made a mark so bold that we owe her more than the words on this paper”.

Go Au Pair agency recognized six Au Pairs from our cluster out of 45 Au Pairs from Go Au Pair who went above and beyond their job as Au Pairs. Read a press release Au Pairs in Excellence Nomination- Au Pairs stand out.

Congratulations, Diana and other nominees.

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