Welcome, Jacques!

I would like to give a warm welcome to the new male Au Pair in our cluster, Jacques Botha, from South Africa! Jacques turned 20 years old today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (I hope your day here in the United States was amazing, I know its simultaneously awesome and sad being away from home on your birthday.)

A special thanks goes out to Marce Manso from Mexico for being Jacques’ buddy. Also, Jacques currently lives in Gladwyne, PA.

Jacques Au Pair from S. Africa

Jacques hobbies include watching rugby, going to sporting events and have a nice Braai (BBQ in America) – I have to say that I’m excited to see whether Jacques is going to have a braai for all the South Africans in our cluster.

Jacques Au Pair from S. Africa 2

Jacques’ one wish : He wants to go watch a Nascar race and watch a football game live.

Jacques Au Pair from S. Africa 1

Best compliment: “That one day I will play big rugby, and I did, I represented my country in rugby!”

Jacques Au Pair from S. Africa 3

“I love my Host Family! They are really amazing! I feel blessed with them! Since day one I’ve felt part of them”

Jacques Au Pair from S. Africa 4

Everyone at Go Au Pair wishes you a good year here in the U.S. and we hope that all your dreams will come true while you are here. We hope that we will be seeing you at our cluster meeting, which will be the Christmas party on the 12th of December. 🙂

 

Au Pairs volunteered for the Philadelphia Flower Show

Ophelia’s Diary.

After the Au Pair meeting, our Go Au Pair team volunteered at Make and Take Room together.

Au Pair in Philadelphia

We helped people make beautiful flower hats and other fun headbands.Aupair's work at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Everyone in the Make and Take Room was so happy.Go Au Pair team is volunteering in Philadelphia Show

I helped a lot people with their projects.

Au Pair Philadelphia

First, I helped a very kind couple, we talked a lot. I also shared my Au Pair stories with them.

Au Pair Philadelphia

Then I helped several ladies.When I heard they called out, “ Ophelia, come here! I need your help! “ I felt so warm inside. Needed by others is the best feeling forever. I would like to try my best help others. I also made friends with two ladies. They were so kind to me. Please watch the movie.

At the end of volunteering, I decided to make a hat for myself. These two ladies helped my with my hat.

Au Pair Philadelphia

I made some headbands for my host mom as well.I made for Sophie

After I got home, I showed Theo my beautiful hat, he really liked it.

Au pairs in the Philadelphia Flowe Show

 Stay tuned for my next entry – Exploring the Flower Show with my Au Pair Friend.

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Helping the community with my Au Pairs friends.

Ophelia’s Diary.

My Au Pairs friends and I love to volunteer and help the community. In China, I didn’t have many opportunities to volunteer. As an Au Pair in America, I enjoy the opportunities to help others. My friend Adriana and I are volunteering in Chinese Gospel Church and helping to teach beginner’s English every Sunday. I also love to volunteer with my Au Pairs friends as a team,  it is even more fun.

Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

On March 1, 2014, 11 Au Pairs from Go Au Pair volunteered for the Philadelphia Flower Show. The Au Pairs from the Philadelphia, Bucks County and NJ area had so much fun together! I can’t wait to share all of them with you.
Au pairs in the PhiladelphiaFlowe Show

In the afternoon, all the Au Pairs got into the Convention Center, this is a huge and beautiful place. We had an Au Pair meeting first. We welcomed three new Au Pairs and each Au Pair shared their own experience.Au Pairs Go Au Pair volunteering

It was so nice meeting so many Au Pair friends here.Au Pair from  Philadelphia Karla

Our Local Area Representative Polina brought sweets for us. It was so delicious. Thank you so much Polina. Also, Polina helped us took a lot photos.Go Au Pair team volunteered Philadelphia Flowe Show

We always have so much fun during the Au Pair meetings. This time all Au Pairs were wearing lovely Go Au Pair T-shirts.

 Au Pairs volunteers

After this meeting, we went to Make and Take room to volunteer.

Make and take room

This volunteering experience was even greater! Stay tuned for my next entry- Au Pairs volunteered for the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Read more stories from Ophelia’s Diary. 

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