Today, is gonna be the day…

Where the Pats will win their fifth Super Bowl!🎉😍🏈🏆 #Sorrynotsorry The Pats are my second favorite team after the Vikings. I am looking forward to the Super Bowl since a few weeks. Because of this I dedicated the whole day to it. You probably know that the Super Bowl starts at 22:55 pm German time which means I have to stay up very late although I have school tomorrow. Because of this I tried to sleep as long as possible today. Last year I fell asleep before the first half was over. 😩 To prevent that happening this year as well I want to take a nap in the afternoon, too. The second reason for it is that I do not want to be that tired in school tomorrow. So, I got up at 11:30am and ate a little breakfast, baked a cake as fast as I could. After this I went showering and now I am supposed to learn for my A-Level English exam but I cannot stop watching Football videos or read articles about the Super Bowl. I am curious about the Half time show by Lady Gaga. Unfortunately I missed the one by Coldplay, one of my favorite bands, last year! I am going to watch the PreSuperBowl show airing on ProSiebenMaxx at 20:15pm. Last year I tried to watch it in the live stream but our internet was too slow for it (yeah I had not had the programme at TV) but this year I have the programme and can watch it on TV. I cannot wait! I already have all the snacks and drinks I need for later. 

I think the Pats will win by a large margin. What do you think? 

P.S. My aunt asked how my AuPair application is going. I confessed that I have it up because I have not enough hours but she said that is a chance of a lifetime and I should do it. Deep inside I would love to do it but I am scared. It is such a long time! Although I dreamed the whole time that I will watch a NFL game live next year. I still do not know what to do. 

One year

Wow, guys, can you believe that one year has passed since my last post? I get really melancholic on New Year’s Eve (I hate it actually) and feel very lonely. Sorry for not posting I feel very bad although I even gained followers that way (Hi there, by the way). I cannot believe how fast the year flew by. It was not so bad actually.

  • I made my driver’s license at my first try. Applause please! Thank you.
  • I got 18, which was very boring. I wanted to throw a party but I only knew three people I could invite so it was just a normal day.
  • I did not repeat the school year so this is my last year (hopefully) and I am going to do my A-Levels next year!
  • I survived not only our class trip to Weimar but also to Greece (and it was not that bad). Maybe I post something about it later in a throwback post.
  • Well, I think I got more integrated at school, I mean I got invited to some parties and my seatmate and I get along very well. We have the same humor and we love to gossip about our teacher. I really like her although a lot of people do not.
  • I made a practical training at a kindergarten for my year abroad next year, which was really funny and changed my sight about working with kids. In the first place I never wanted to work with kids because of my horrible practical training in a kindergarten almost 3 years ago but the one in the fall break was really awesome and the kids were so nice I was really sad that it was over.
  • Nobody from my family died or was serious sick. (Thank God!)
  • My former best friend and I started meeting again.
  • I was at the best birthday party ever ( a few days ago). Ok, I know, I haven’t been to a lot of parties but this one was great. I met two of my friends from my old school, got to know their (really nice) friends, got drunk (2 beers, 1 Jägermeister, 1 wodka, 4 Kleine Feiglinge – it is schnaps, 1 Malibu and pineapple juice – drunk it the first time, it is soooooooo delicious!) but had no hangover and I did not something embarissing or threw up.

Ok, it was not very good either, it was ok.

  • My grades got worse. (Great!)
  • My family is a mess, the only thing we do is fighting!
  • I do not know if I can really do my year abroad because I do not have enough childcare experience because the kindergarten where I made the internship almost 3 years ago does not authenticate it.
  • My cat is almost the whole time sick and has to go to the doctor! (It is nothing serious, sometimes she does not eat anything anymore)
  • My new English teacher is crappy. She says my English is horrible. Ok she could be right but I always thought I am not that bad (she gave me 4 Points which means an E). Furthermore she does not teach us anything so we have to teach it ourselves for our A-Levels.
  • The relationship between my cousin and me worsened (unfortunately!) because I haven’t got much time to meet her lately.
  • The Minnesota Vikings are not in the playoffs. (Damn it!)

Nonetheless, I hope YOU had a great 2016 and that your 201 will be even more awesome.

What are your new year’s resolutions? I know mine was to publish more last year (and look how it went) and it is the same this time. Moreover I want to be better at school again and I want (the first time in my life) to put my hand up in school.  Isn’t it incredible how far I have come without raising my hand and just writing good exams, doing my homework and doing good presentations and group works? My grades were never awesome but ok. I never had to repeat a year.

My new year’s eve so far was ok. I got up very early so I was able to get the buns from the backery. After that I made noodle salad because my mum had to work and it has to rest before you can eat it. My dad and my sis are incapable of doing it so I was the only one left to do it otherwise we hadn’t got something for dinner today. After that I learnt for my A-Levels but not very long because I was not very motivated. Then I drove (by myself because I CAN!) to the supermarket to buy the last things for today. After that I just sat down reading and watching other countries (like Australia, who had already 2017 when it was 2pm here) celebrate the new year like I did last year although I was very dissapointed because there were not much celebrations who aired on TV here. Now I just sit here, write my blog entry and answer the WhatsApps from my friend Jaqueline. We both stay at home this year.
Originally I wanted to celebrate with a classmate but she decided to go to a party from another classmate of us to which I was not invited so I decided not to go because if she wanted me to come to her party she would have invited me. Jaqueline said that she perhaps comes over at midnight because she lives only a few minutes away. Let’s see but it would be awesome. I already chill the champagne!

Oh my mum calls, dinner is ready: sausage and noodle salad! (I do not like it very much)
I hope you have big fun celebrating and I wish you a happy new year.

P.S. The people in our neighborhood display their fireworks since midday today and I gets more and more. Why didn’t they wait until midnight?!

All the best, Becca ♥

I did not forget you!

Good afternoon! I hope you’ve not thought that I forgot you! I was just very, very, VERY busy. We are writing so much exams now and I have do to a lot of presentations AND we have barely Internet. This is the reason why the street gets digged up. And I am in a crisis. Last week was a Native American , not an Indian, just somebody who was born there, in our school to introduce the American way of life to us in a free presentation. This was sponsored by an organisation which places Au pair in American families. Maybe you remember that I always wanted to visit the US! My post about the trip of my cousin to the USA.
I have already read some of the experience reports by other au pairs. I do not know what to do. Luckily I have some time left to decide if I should do it… Well Pro are that I can spend one year in the USA for just a bit money and I even earn some money and have one month to travel around the USA! I really enjoyed my time alone in England and hope this would like it. Besides that I would have one more year to think about my future and I would improve my English! Moreover I would meet new people from all around the world although this is one con point because it is very difficult for me to find new friends. Aside from that I have to leave my family and my grandmother, about who I am afraid, I do not want her to die while I am away. Furthermore I am afraid I do not understand them and they do not understand me! The biggest point is that I do not want to leave my cat because I am afraid that the forgets me and does not like me anymore when I am back… But my mum really likes the idea. But I am uncertain about what I should do…

 

P.S. Just found an interesting blog about beeing Au Pair in the USA while I was searching for an image;)

Today

Hello, hello, hello!

Today was good. I had just 6 hours and one of it was a free period. While I had my free period I bought a present for my sis and a toy mouse with a laser for my cat. Frau Schröder does not understand how it works, she wants to cuddle with the mouse and not catch the laser point. 😀 Although this year – okay it was just 4 days now – I do not know what to feel. I like the school, the teachers are good (except Sport) but I do not know what to feel about my fellow students, the ones I was in one class last year do not talk to me anymore and all the new (new for me) students some just ignore me and some talk to me but I do not know what they think about me. Last year was really alone, I had no friends. There were a few girls I got along well with but one do not talk to me anymore and the other one talks to me but is not interested in my answers anymore. So let’s see how it will develop. There are – luckily – just 2 years left… I have to stop now I am watching a really exciting episode of Criminal Minds called Lockdown (10×16).
CU Becca

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna

There is one thing I want to write so badly although it happened 2 weeks ago: the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which took place in Vienna this year because Conchita Wurst won with her song “Rise like a phoenix” last year.https://i2.wp.com/i.huffpost.com/gen/1771314/images/o-CONCHITA-WURST-facebook.jpgI really really enjoy watching the ESC. I always look forward to it, don’t watch the semifinals or listen to the songs before because I want to get surprised. Unfortunately I am the only one in my family, who likes the ESC. This year neither my sister nor my mother were at home, only my father but he stayed almost the whole time in the basement. I watched like every year the German Countdown to the ESC which begins an hour before the competition. This time Barbara Schöneberger was the moderator and the presentress of the German points, too.https://i2.wp.com/bilder.t-online.de/b/73/56/73/36/id_73567336/610/tid_da/barbara-schoeneberger-ist-esc-expertin-.jpgThere were not only talked about the chances to win the ESC but also about the two semifinals and there were music acts like the German ESC winner 2010 Lena with her great song “Traffic lights”:
Traffic lights – Lena on Youtube
Another songs I liked from the Countdown Show were “All die schönen Dinge” (All these great things) by Ferris MC. Actually i didn’t liked the song at first but then I had an earwig and it wasn’t at bad as I thought at first and “Flash mich” by Mark Foster (both songs are in German:)):
Flash mich – Mark Foster
Ferris MC even at the Countdown Show
But know enough from the Countdown… Now to the importanat part of the evening!!!
First was Slovenia with “Here for you” by Maraaya. It was catchy but not my favorite.
Second was France with “N’oubliez Pas” by Lisa Angell. It was not my style of music.
Third was Israel with an 16-years-old boy, who looked like a 26 year old, named Nadav Guedj with “Golden boy”. This one was a great party song.
Fourth was Estonia with “Goodbye to yesterday” by Elina Born and Stig Rästa which was just a different but good love song.
Fifth was Great Britain with Electro Velvet and “Still in love with you”. Really bad singing and song.
Sixth was Armenia with the great song “Face the shadows” by Genealogy. It was about the big murder in Armenia approx. 100 years ago.
Seventh was Lithuania with Monika Linkyte and V. Baumila with their song “This time”.She has an interesting dress and their kiss was a bit irratating. I think they thought the whole time about their kiss. The song was okay.
Eighth was Serbia with an okay song and annoying dancers: “Beauty never lies” by Bojana Stamenov.
Ninth were Morland and Deborah Scarlett with “A monster like me” for Norway. The song sounds whiny but Deborah Scarlett is a good singer.
Tenth was Sweden with Mans Zelmerlöw and “Heroes”. Two things I noticed not until the next day: I knew Mans Zelmerlöw before. His song “Cara Mia” is part of my Wii Karaoke game and that his song “Heroes” sounds like David Guetta’s “Lovers on the sun”. Maybe because of this I really liked the song. Also his performnce was great!
Eleventh was Cyprus with “One thing I should have done” by J. Karayiannis. Really bad!
Twelveth was Guy Sebastian with his awesome song “Tonight again” for Australia. I really liked the exception this year that Australia was able to participate too because they are so loyal watchers and their song was great.
Thirtenth was my – in retroperspective – my favorite LOIC NOTTET with “Rhythym inside” for Belgium. And this is a moment where I regret that I haven’t learned French.
Fourtenth was the host country Austria with the Makemakers and “I am yours”. It was a bit boring.
Fiftenth was “One last breath” by Maria E. Kyriakou for Greece. Sounded like every other ballad.
Sixtenth was Montenegro and “Adio” by Knez. I am still wondering why I liked this song.
Seventh was – finally – GERMANY with Ann-Sophie and “Black Smoke”. I really like the song. It sounds a bit like Amy Winehouse. I cannot understand why she didn’t get a single point for it. She even is a good singer! Black Smoke – Ann-Sophie (Germany)
Eightenth was Poland with Monika Kuszynska and the extreme boring song “In the name of love”.
Nintenth was Aminata (the juries’ favorite) with “Love injected” for Latvia. She looked like a 12-years-old!
Twentieth was Voltaj and “De la Capat” for Romania. Not good!
After that it was Spain’s turn with “Amanecer” by Edurne. The dress and the dance were so confusing I didn’t listen to the song!
Twentysecond was “Wars for nothing” by Boggie for Hungary. Message great, song not.
Twentythird was Nina Sublatti with “Warrior” for Georgia. Georgia often has such Rock songs! Was not bad.
Twentyfourth was Azerbaijan with Hour of the wolf by Elnur Huseynov. Was not good but not bad. The best song from Azerbaijan participated 2009: Always – Aysel and Arash ESC 2009 (Azerbaijan)
Twentyfifth was Russia with “A million voices” by Polina Gagarina. The song was such a powerful and excellent ballad by a beautiful singer.
Twentysixth was Albania with Elhaida Dani and “I’m alive”. If she sung better the song would have been better.
The last one was Italy with its classic song “Il volo” by Grande Amore (The audience’s favorite). It was not bad but of course not the best.
So to sum up 1 point for Italy.
2 points for Estonia
3 points for Slovenia
4 points for Georgia
5 points for Armenia
6 points for Israel
7 points for Russia
8 points for Australia
10 points for Belgium from Becca
and 12 points go to Sweden, which won in the end. But when it won I don’t liked the song anymore because it sounds like “Lovers on the sun” and Sweden already won so often!!! But okay. Here are the links to my Top4 ESC 2015 songs:A million voices – Polina Gagarina (Russia)
Tonight again – Guy Sebastian (Australia)
Rhythym inside – Loic Nottet (Belgium) THE ULTIMATE EARWIG!
Heroes – Mans Zelmerlöw (Sweden) WINNER

This was the ESC 2015. The only thing I am mad about is that Austria and Germany does not get one point!

Day 4: Thursday 19th March 2015

I got up at 6 am and watched Charmed and Perfection until I went to breakfast.

This day I had baked beans, fried egg, potato waffle, bacon, mushrooms, coffee and toast for breakfast.

This day I had baked beans, fried egg, potato waffle, bacon, mushrooms, coffee and toast for breakfast.

After breakfast Christine and I drove to work. This day was really boring… I just had to update the rest of the alltogether 375 customer accounts. That was much to do but very boring so I not only did this but also used the program Paint and went to the toilette for a change. I also liked it when I had my own card to go into and through the building because not everybody was able to. It felt very exclusive. 🙂 However I thought the day would never end… After I went back to the BB I changed my shoes and went to Stratford. This time is used the way I already knew to get to Tesco. After I bought something for dinner (Pizza, Muffin and Burger) I went back to the BB and watched TV. There is not much different to do. There I watched NCIS. I was so tired that I feel asleep while watching it. Fortunately I woke up at 1 am so was able to set my alarm and get up in time the day after that.

Day 3: Wednesday 18th March

I found a new routine after getting up at 6am. Although the bed is very comfortable I was not able to get more than 7 hour sleep. After I got up I got dressed and cleaned up my room. Then I watched Perfection and one episode of Charmed. I watched this  series in Germany too. When it is finish I have still 25 minutes left ’til I have to go to the breakfast. I chose the same things like the day before except of the grilled tomato. It took me 20 minutes to finish my breakfast. I was alone in the dining room again. Christine picked me up at half past eight and we arrived there at 9am. She told me about her last day that her son had forgotton to write his diary for school and that she had to do it. In the office I filed in some invoices and deal files. This was not as boring as it sounds. After work I wanted to go to Tesco. Because I have no refigator I cannot keep things cold and have to go shopping everyday. This time I took another way because I thought it would be faster. But no way! Suddenly I was in the Industrial Estates and was lost again. So I had to turn around but the lazy me prefered to let my mobile calculate a new route. So I went along the canal of the river Avon. At Tesco I bought the same things like yesterday. When I returned to the BB I watched TV but nothing special… Oh guys it sounds so boring but it was like the last days great!