This was my first rotary meeting and I was sooo excited. When i first got there on Friday afternoon it was pretty intimidating, but after an hour we were all acting like we have known each other for years. I guess it must be that desperation to be with someone who understands you. Anyway, after being there for about 15 minutes I could definitely tell groups were forming with the 30 or so exchange students. Everybody separated into groups where they could speak their native language. There was the english group(Americans, Canadians, Kiwis and Australians), the Portuguese group(Brazilians), the Spanish group(Latin Americans) and the manganese group(Taiwanese). That night everybody played the jellybean game. For those who don't know it is the game where you spin a wheel and whatever jellybean the arrow lands on you have to eat, but the catch is there is one bad jellybean(ex. stinky sock) and one good jellybean(ex. tutti frutti) and they look exactly the same.
Lucky for me I got Canned Dog Food. Yum. Since it was lights out at 11 most everyone in my room stayed up and talked. All I can remember talking about know is American politics and that the Australian Prime minister is crazy and has "2 good looking daughters". I'm quoting my friend on that. Either way it was a really good bonding opportunity. The next day we went to the beach at La Baules it was very pretty. Some people went swimming, but I didn't instead I just chilled on the beach. We were there for I believe around 2hrs and 30mins and the WHOLE TIME people just took a bunch of pictures. BLEH. That night some of the guys and me played a game of pick up soccer. It was so fun. When it was completely dark all of the exchange students played a game of cops and robbers. It was pretty fun.