The International Spring Festival 2017

It was a rainy, but nice day – perfect for attending the International Spring Festival! When I got to the gymnasium astonished! Not because it was enormous, but there was a lot of tables from different cultures – it was amazing! 

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Our au pair team made balloons and painted faces. I was one of the au pairs, who painted the faces. It was a great experience. There was a little boy, who wanted me to draw an explosion on his face, little girls mostly wanted to be cats, butterflies, but some of the kids asked for owls, sharks, tigers, rainbows on their faces. I was very exhausted by the time we finished, but I learnt a lot of things as well.18191168_10203135276180008_994789000_n

Polina (our LAR) posted on Facebook about the event, so I would like to quote from her:

“I found that Au pairs are very talented face painters. Many kids patiently waited in line for their turn. Many kids came back with their friends asking to make the same face painting for their friends and siblings. After we were done and put all stuff away, the kids continued coming and bringing their friends.”

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I would like to say thank you for Polina again, that she made arrangements so we could go there volunteer and participate – make little children and their parents very happy! I believe, that everybody had fun there! If you did not have the chance to attend the festival, make sure you will have time for that next year! It is worth it! ♥

Volunteered for Newtown Welcome Day with my Au Pair friends

Ophelia’s Diary.

After the yummy and heathy breakfast, we went to volunteer at the Newtown Welcome Day. Also, we met up with other Au Pairs from Go Au Pair there. We were going to volunteer together!

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This was a new experience for me. Even thought we volunteered for Philadelphia Marathon and Flower Show before, this time was still different.

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We helped distributing some flyers and other promotional items. It was fun. In China it will be hard to do volunteer work like this. Because people won’t take the promotional things from you nicely. They will think you are trying to take advantage of them.

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But here is different, a lot of people take the promotional items happily. We were glad to see many people had the green bags we gave out!

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Volunteering with other Au Pairs for Newtown Welcome Day we also spread the world and raised awareness about the Au Pair Program.Au Pairs Bucks County volunteers

After the volunteering, our Au Pairs friends still have more fun things to do together. I can’t wait to share all of them together with you.IMG_4151

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Au Pairs shared quality time together.

Ophelia’s Diary.

After fancy dinner at Casablanca restaurant, the Au Pairs Cherry, Cosima, Adriana, the Local Area Representative Polina and I shared quality time together.

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We ate delicious desserts and talked about Au pair’s Education,  future events and shared our Au Pairs experience of living in the US with our very special host families. Everyone was happy to share because we all have super nice host families, great friends, the Go Au Pair’s support and enjoy special time in the US.

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We had a great time together, laughing,  taking photos, playing with a bubble machine and looking around the pretty backyard.

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The next morning, Cherry made yummy pancakes for us for breakfast. Adriana and I helped to serve a table.

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Monica came joined us for breakfast! We were so glad to see her!

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After breakfast, we went to volunteer at Newtown Welcome Day.

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