Au Pair’s Special Chinese New Year Celebration at Penn Museum

Ophelia’s Diary.

It was the first time for me to celebrate Chinese New Year out of China. I was afraid that I may miss China a lot during this time. Actually not! Because there are so many Au Pair friends around me, they are like sisters and Polina, our LAR from Go Au Pair, she  is like our mom. I am so blessed to have Go Au Pair as my family.Au Pairs Go Au Pair

Even though it was snowing, nothing can stop our Au Pair meeting. Around 1:00pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7 Au Pairs from Go Au Pair got together at Penn Museum.Au Pairs celebration

We enjoyed many different performances: A Sward Lily dancing, East vs. West Music Demonstration, PennYo A Cappella Performance.

Also I enjoyed Kung Fu Demonstration and Lion Dance Finale.Au Pairs celebration at penn museum

I like the Lily dancing a lot.

The dancer wore beautiful costumes, used their bodies showed Chinese culture.

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At that time, Adriana told me she is so proud to be a Chinese, so do I.Chinece Au Pairs

Also, the PennYo A Cappella Performance and Lion Dance Finale were great too.

Au Pairs Chinece New year

I had so much fun.

 at Penn Museum

After the museum, we went to Karla’s Host Family house at Philadelphia and had a fabulous New Year Party. So what kind of interesting things happened during the party? I will tell you next time.

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Useful and harmful habits.

We all know that we can acquire bad habits very quickly, but is is not easy to get rid of them. Bad habits are acquired rapidly, whereas for the good habits it will take time.

Scientists have conducted studies and have proved that the acquisition of good habits should be a few months. As an example of this: in order to run in the morning with pleasure, you will need three months.

A special experiment was carried out. Volunteers, who took part in it, had to drink every morning fresh juice, and then make a run. Some volunteers drank the juice, but did not run. Others have continued with the whole experiment even though running daily was very hard. However, three months after they got used to it, they could not imagine a single day without  jogging.

Habits, resulting in the rapid increase of the hormone of pleasure are very difficult to get rid of. For example, eating junk food. 

Eating healthy food is very important, especially fresh cooked food prepared from fresh vegetables or vegetables from your garden.

Another Local Area Representative (LAR)  from Go Au Pair has a great idea to post recipes for Host Families and Au Pairs  that are quick and easy and focus on  consuming large amounts of vegetables.

Healthy eating makes you feel better and look better. You may want to follow this video How to choose healthy foods from Dr. Pamela Peeke, the author of “Fit to Live”.

You can start to eat healthy and maybe three months after you can not imagine a single day without eating healthy food.

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