Welcome to our awesome cluster Dani Reyes!

Almost the begining of summer and we all are getting ready for the high and delicious temperatures! I want you to welcome to our new member of this clustrer Daniela! A young woman from Colombia and she just arrived to the US. Here you have some of her answers:
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Daniela decided to become an au pair because she loves spending time with kids  and that is what she most likes to do besides than listening to music, playing basketball and playing the piano.Thats awesome!
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One of our inquiries was what was the best thing that happened to her last month and she said that last month was her cousin’s birthday party and she had a great time with her family and friends!
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Dany considers herself as a happy, active and friendly person; she also mentioned that she loves to hang out with her friends in her free time! Dany is more than ready to make friends in our cluster!!

Once again welcome to our cluster dear Daniela!

 

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A limo ride with my host kid!

Hey guys, It is Mariia, Ukrainian au pair again. I live in Bucks County, PA with my awesome host family
Happy Spring! Summer is coming up and the weather is very warm and lovely!
Today my story will be about my limo! Yes, Mariella, my older host kid, and I call it limo! Maria from Ukraine

Every morning my princess Mariella and I have the coolest ride to school! No, it’s not a car, it is a bike with a track for kids! It has a windows there so Mariella can look around during our trip to school. Mariella has a protection from the bugs so no one can disturb her, and she has place for bottle of water there!Maria Bucks County Au Pair

We are having so much fun riding this cool Limo.  All our neighbors know us and they are friendly waving and saying hi to us. School personal saying, “oh, limo has arrived!” It is really cool and helpful for us  – instead of 15-20 min walking – it takes like 7-8 min riding ! It’s really good exercise and helps me wake up in the morning.

When I come to pick up Mariella from school every single parent wants to open the limo and they all  say WOW! That is so cool!Maria Au Pair Ukraine

Thank you my host mom Alla Gerzon for such a nice gift! We love it!
I hope you read the Ukrainian Au Pair storyFollow my dreams,  about My lovely hometown in Ukraine  and my vacation in Mexico with my host family and many other stories!

Xoxo,your Ukrainian au pair Mariia Bilous.  Keep smiling and be happy!

Welcome to our cluster Melissa Tolosa!

Happy new year everyone! 2018 just started and we have new au pairs coming to this amazing cluster. Let me introduce you to this young woman Melissa Tolosa from Colombia, she is 25 years old.

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Melissa loves spending her time with kids, that’s the main reason she decided to be an au pairs!Her hobbies are riding a bicycle, enjoying nature, reading, watching football, basketball and volleyball, she also enjoys visiting new places and learning about art and music,Good to know!!

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Melissa’s three adjectives that best describe her are:cheerful, responsible and honest. Besides this she likes to spend her free time learning new places, watching sports on TV and riding her bike, such an interesting woman!

What was the best event/happening during last month? The best event of this last month has been the Christmas holidays.

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Melissa would like to visit the Crater Lake National Park, Central Park and the main scientific museum in New York. Lets do it, NY is as close as you can not imagine!

What was the best complement you have ever received? I am brave and friendly woman.

As you can see Melissa is a brave and incredible young woman ready to make friends in this amazing cluster, so please be friendly and talk to her!

Once again, Melissa from Colombia welcome to our cluster!!!

Welcome to our cluster Janet Duma!

By the end of this getting we are getting great news! There are new au pairs coming and that is so excited. Let me introduce you to Janet Duma, she is from South Africa and she is 24 years old. She loves listening to music and going to the gym, that sounds good!

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Janet loves to spend her time with kids, and besides this she would like to improve her English skills, you can do it!

Adjectives best describe her are: helpful, thoughtful and loving.

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Furthermore, she likes to spend her time reading and helping other, that is what makes her happy, its good to know Janet!

Janet also mentioned the best event that happened to her last month was her first Thanks Giving holiday because she had the chance to eat and try new food, that sounds delicious!

Janet would like to visit Miami

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As you can see, Janet is a young and interesting woman ready to make new friends! Be kind and nice, so lets talk to her!

Once again, Welcome to our amazing cluster Janet Duma!

 

 

 

 

 

International picnic with the dishes from twelve countries!

The next Au Pair meeting of Go Au Pair cluster in the Philadelphia and Bucks County area – international food picnic – will be on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Independence National Historical Park, 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. All Au Pairs will bring a dish from their countries! There will be dishes from 12 countries in our Sunday picnic menu or maybe even more because many Au Pairs planed to bring their friends. We will test variety of dishes from China, Colombia, South Africa and Ecuador -since we have many Au Pairs from those countries. Also, we will have an opportunity to try dishes from Hungary, El Salvador, Brazil, Ukraine, Peru, France, Germany and Argentina!

The Au Pair program is a cultural exchange program. Go Au Pair cluster meetings give the Au Pairs chance to meet other Au Pairs from around the world and learn/share their unique culture. We will enjoy the Au Pair international cuisine- the food represents the traditions, stories, and geography and we learned a lot simply trying different food.Au Pair farewell picnic Independence National Historical Park 2

There is also a great opportunity to learn about American history and culture because  we will have the picnic right across the Independence National Historical Hall in the center city of Philadelphia. The Independence Hall is known as the birthplace of the United States. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were signed there. Our international Au Pair team will enjoy the historical Landmark and great company of friends.
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Au Pairs will have fun sharing the experience, taking many photos and creating new memories. After the meeting, they will visit many historical places together.

Welcome to the cluster, Arminda!

Soledad Araujos (Arminda) is from El Salvador, joining our cluster in a couple days, which is great for several reasons:

  1. We did not have a new au pair in a while. 
  2. She is going to the au pair of my Host Mom‘s brother! This is very exciting!

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She wanted to be an au pair, because she thinks, that taking care of children is one of her passions, so that could make her and other people happy!

She likes going to the beach and listening to music. Sometimes she goes to the gym and to the lake close to her grandma’s house! She is interested in improving her English, getting to know more about the culture in the US and of course to make friends from different countries!

Her friends says, she is responsible, patient and honest. She, also thinks, that she is good at teaching English.18318035_1873037526267643_251446801_o.jpg

Arminda would like to travel around the World with her little sister, that way they could visit Paris to see the Eiffel Tower.

On the weekends, she likes to go to her grandma’s house and swim the entire evening with her cousins and old friends. They talk about their plans  and experiences they had during the week.18280767_1873038532934209_1443411727_n
I hope she is going to enjoy her year with her amazing Host Family! I am looking forward to meet her soon! ♥

 

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! ♥

Welcome Alina in the cluster!

Alina, 22 year old Au Pair from China, will join the Philadelphia and Bucks County Go Au Pair cluster this month. Enjoy reading about Alina Jiang! 

She wants to have some different experiences and likes to do something new and out of the ordinary. That’s why she wanted to be an au pair. She looks forward to making friends from different countries. She likes spending her Saturday with friends. They can cook different kind of food and round together to chat. She really enjoys it.

She also really likes to stay with the children – they are very innocent, creative and make her happy.Being an au pair is a good way to study different way of education. It can help her to be a good mother in the future. She thinks that’s another reason to join this program.

She is an easy-going and well-disposed person. She likes cooking. swimming and drawing on her free time. Actually, there are many things I wants to try: hiking, riding bikes ,camping, kayaking , white water rafting , rock climbing. She would like to make a list and start checking it off everytime she does something she likes. She hopes, she can travel around  America.

I hope, that Alina will like here! Our cluster is amazing! ♥

Summer and fall festivals in Hungary

This is the last part of my blog series about the Hungarian festivals from May to October. You can read the previous ones about the upcoming and spring festivals.

  • 1st May, our Labor Day: We celebrate it as a national holiday, with open-air festivities and fairs all over the country. There are carnivals with many-many funny games (e.g.: roller coaster) and food like cotton candy, popcorn..
    • Also men set up a kind of Maypole (we call it May-tree). It is the symbol of the nature’s rebirth in Europe. In Hungary, when a girl get a tree in front of her house, that means, that a man loves her and wants to date her.Sometimes they still do this tradition (when my mom was a girl, she got a tree as well).

       

  • the 1st Sunday of MayMother’s Day
  • 50 days after EasterPentecoste: The descending of the Holy Spirit. (No school or work)
  • 20th August: Our National Day in memoriam of our first king Saint Stephen (Szent István). We can watch fireworks and have a kind of carnival.
  • 23rd October: The memorial day of the Revolution (Uprising) in 1956 against  the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies.

     

    As you could see, Hungary has an enormous, dark past and history. I would share more information with you about that…Maybe in an other post…♥

Happy Birthday to the most amazing Host Mom ever!!

Today is the Birthday of Laura. She is my Host Mom. I would like to wish her a beautiful day today with this post as well. 

She has a heart of gold and a unique sense of humor. Both of these things remind me of my mom and my former English teacher.

I can not tell her over and over again, how unique she is (THEY are) for me. I would like to emphasize it in any kind of way I can!

I can not express how lucky I feel, that I can live with her (with THEM) and taking care of her three smart and marvelous children. I am incredibly thankful.

I do not want to  write anything about the emotional situations we were in before, I think this is not the appropriate place for that. BUT:

  • She brought me a pink (which is my favorite color) blanket, pillow cases and a pink toothbrush before I came here. She asked me:

“I was just wondering, what is your favorite color?”

  • She really takes care of me and my family at home. She (THEY) really want(s) me to feel that I belong here.
  • She helps me straight away, when I ask her. I feel, that it is not a must to her. She wants to help. She (THEY) want(s) me to feel comfortable here.
  • I can read her books!!! ♥

I could write many-many pages about her! Haha  She is special.

I felt feelingly a lot of times, since I am here. I experienced a lot of things with her (THEIR) help, because of her (THEIR) real openness. Thank you. My mom and dad are thankful as well, that I am in a good and caring place with a huge and kind family. 

“Home is where the heart is.”

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