#Everysecondcounts

Hey there!

I do not know if you have heard about it already but I love the idea so I am gonna introduce it to you:

Last week Arjen Lubach published this really great video in his show Zondag met Lubach to ask the new US president Donald Trump to become second. We other European countries cannot believe the Netherlands! want to be the number 2 of the world (because America is already first). That is ridiculous. Because of this the other European countries teamed up to show the Netherlands who is gonna be second so everyone created a introduction video to convince president Trump to let it be second. Some are really well made. From the ones I have seen I think the best is (of course the Dutch one but after that) the Geruman one and the one from Switzerland. Like the Dutch one they criticize without pointing it out directly but in a funny way. The third best is the Lithuanian one although I disliked that they just want to be third but I like that they praise their country like the other three as well. After that the ones from Portugal and Denmark. What I do not like about the Portuguese one is that they do not advertise Portugal enough and Denmark’s video seems just about picking at the Netherlands. The worst one is the one from Belgium (sorry!) because it seems like they just made a video to participate but have not thought about it much and tried to finish it as fast as possible without much work. Moreover, it seems really silly. 

I saw the German one accidentally at TV when Jan Böhmermann showed it in his show Neo Magazin Royal, which is by the way a great show! is You can watch all videos on the common website http://everysecondcounts.eu/

They have a Twitter account together, too –> @itsgreateu

Watch it, it is soo funny! Hope you enjoy it! 

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Clueless

I am puzzled what to do. I have no idea what to do after school. Well, I am still thinking about becoming an Au Pair but because of the rejection of my internship I do not know if I want to go with this agency or if I should switch. If I do so I have to get the forms filled out again because I can’t use the ones I have now. First I have no time to drive to all my references to let them fill out my references again and the doctor visit for the medical form costs 20€. But I am so mad at my advisor. She said I can use the internship as a reference in Jauary but now she said it is too old. That is reason I would like to switch agencies. I do not feel cared for well. My advisor is very curious in general. For example, she forgot to phone me back to help me with my references but phoned me twice to introduce herself and explain me how the application process works. 

The election of Trump makes me insecure and I am afraid that I have to decide fast because he has said he want to abolish the J1 Visa which I need if I want to be an An Pair. My mom is not a big help,she always asks if I still really want to go there.The problem is that I do not know what to do instead. Studying? Volunteering at a project in Africa? Work and Travel? FSJ? BFD? Amy suggestions? I. DON’T. KNOW. 

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Hi there,
I am still here, do not worry!

I do not know if I told you about my plan spending a year abroad as an Au Pair in the US this year after my A-Levels because you know that I always want to go to the US and that living in the US is a dream of me. My blog post about how badly I want to visit the US sometimes. I was so confident about the idea that I never thought it would fail. To be an Au Pair you need at least 200 hours of childcare experience which I have with my two internships in kindergarten. The problem is that it must not be older than 3 years and one of it was in January 2014 and with that 3 years ago. I hoped it would still count but my interviewer told me yesterday after I did all the things which were needed ( a medical form completed by a doctor – I even had to be x-rayed -, a character reference, two childcare references – I crazed the kindergarten because I wanted them to hurry because I knew it would become tight, so I even sent my aunt there because she said they should not be the reason why I am not able to do it. But they were not fast enough. -, a lot of copies of official documents like my passport, a criminal record and the thing which was extremly time-consuming and which made a great effort was the application video which was very hard to film and cut and edit. I am very disappointed and there is no chance how I can get to missing hours especially not a few weeks before my A-Levels! I want to concentrate on good A-Level results rather than on desperatly trying to make my year abroad become reality. I mean I was never so sure about it because it would be a long time I would not be at home. Although I think it would have been a great distraction from home.
Okay, I have cried for a short time when I read the message but now everything is fine. I still have not told it anybody.
The good thing is there is still something I can work for: a journey to the US although I am not sure I want to be there when Trump is president. Well, then I have to wait four more years but that is not much regarding the time I have dreamed about it already!
In the meantime I am going to be a student, the only problem is I have no clue what I want to do later and with that I do not know what to study! Because of this the year abroad would have been a great chance to think about it.

Have a nice weekend.
Becca ♥