Tzu-Yun, who goes by 'Bonnie' Weng from Taiwan has embraced her opportunity to experience life in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada!either but I really want to go sometimes."
Bonnie says, "I really enjoy the high school life here. It's so different from my country. I joined the choir and band at school. Music is my favorite! We had a concert for the Christmas. Singing in a different language is really amazing. I have so much fun. I play the violin in the band. At first, I have trouble with the rhythm, but I have progressed now. I love the music we play.
When asked about the winter, Bonnie expressed enthusiasm about learning to ice skate.
"I have never skated on the ice before because the temperature in Taiwan is never below zero. I only have gone roller-blading a couple of times when I was little. When I first wore the skates, I was thinking about how could I walk with this kind of shoes, and how could I could be balanced standing on the frozen lake. This is a brand new activity for me and I was so scared that I might fall off the ground. My host sisters taught me how to skate correctly. First, they held my hands to skate around the lake together. That was so cool. I couldn't believe that I was SKATING!!! After a while, I tried to skate by myself. Of course, I fell several times and it really hurt. But that's okay, I think I have progressed now. My newest record of skating is that I only fell down twice within a day."
Bonnie enjoys the quiet atmosphere of living in the countryside as well as delights in the animals the host family have on their farm.
Bonnie appreciates the supportive relationship she is experiencing in the Garrett family. "I want to thank my host family, dad, mom, Alex, Miah, Mandy and Megan for teaching and encouraging me to skate."