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josh.p.
14-11-2008, 09:55 PM
Hi All,

People my mum works with within the youth service, run a Hong Kong exchange every year, in which young adults (17-25), get the opportunity to do an exchange with Hong Kong people.

We stay in Hong kong for two weeks in a hotel, and they stay on the Wirral for 2 weeks in a youth hostel.

We have to raise the funds, and there was a meeting on it on Wednesday Evening.

I applied for it and got invited to the meeting, so I went along with my mum and Everyone had to give a small speech on why you should get to go to Hong Kong. I totally wasn't prepared as I didn't know we had to make a speech.

Everyone had lot's of stuff to say (most of them where full of rubbish, and blew their own trumpets for about 10 minutes!)

I didn't know what to say at all so I just said "I would like to go to experience the other cultures, and also it'd be a brilliant chance to make new friends, and show them our culture, and our school/college system"

I was really down cos I thought I wouldn't get to go (12 place, 25 people applied) and they all had really long winded speeches.

I got a letter this morning and I CAN GO!!! :bounce022::bounce022:

I'm so excited, I have to go to a meeting on the 26th of November, and then after that we have a meeting once a month, and do fund raising for about 3 months before we go (Pub crawls, sponsored bike rides, bag packing ect) We look after them for 1 night in our own home, and then we have to go and look after them when they are staying at the youth hostel too, show them around our area ect.

Britchick
14-11-2008, 09:58 PM
thats fantastic Josh! you will have so much fun

lisaw
14-11-2008, 10:00 PM
That's fantastic! What a great experience for you :p015:

kazzaqld
14-11-2008, 11:20 PM
Congratulations Josh that's awesome!!

We will want a full trip report and pics, you know! :yes:

josh.p.
15-11-2008, 12:38 AM
Thanks guys :) I'm sooo excited its unbelivable

Johnie
15-11-2008, 01:24 AM
Congrats Josh! That sounds like a wonderful opportunity!!

Tink
15-11-2008, 01:45 AM
Oh gosh! That is so exciting! I don't blame you one bit for being over the moon! :D

Have a wonderful time! Take OOOOOODLES of photos. :D

Dawn
15-11-2008, 08:17 AM
OMG Josh how fantastic!!!

Wendy
15-11-2008, 08:39 AM
Wow, that's just amazing Josh, well done :hug2:

I wonder if you'll be able to spare a day for Disney whilst you're there :wink:

Poohtle
15-11-2008, 08:45 AM
That is fantastic Josh, and what a great experience too. You are going to be excited till next summer.:207:

Take care on the pub crawls though!!!!!:nono:;)

Ursula
15-11-2008, 10:15 AM
Cool! Way to go Josh!

mumof2
15-11-2008, 10:19 AM
OMG Josh - wicked! :207:

josh.p.
15-11-2008, 05:26 PM
Wow, that's just amazing Josh, well done :hug2:

I wonder if you'll be able to spare a day for Disney whilst you're there :wink:
Last year they went and apparantly none of them where impressed :slap:
Perhaps I can raise it at the meeting :shocked025:


That is fantastic Josh, and what a great experience too. You are going to be excited till next summer.:207:

Take care on the pub crawls though!!!!!:nono:;)
They aren't the type of Pub crawls I want! They are the type where you go into pubs and ask for donations! :mad:

daveann
15-11-2008, 07:21 PM
well done josh that sounds so exciting

mainecoon lover
15-11-2008, 07:35 PM
Fantastic news Josh. Well done

josh.p.
16-11-2008, 07:06 PM
I've been looking at all kinds of Hong Kong informatiopn and I'm really really excited!

Disneybumble
17-11-2008, 07:27 AM
Josh that is way cool. What a great opportunity. The landing at Hong Kong airport is interesting.