Esther Kim - 2010
Powhiri - Year 9 & 13 start
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Coming to New Zealand to help me learn English was my uncle’s idea. He lives in Auckland and he knows Huntly College. My sister came to New Zealand before me. I will probably be here three years.
When I heard I was coming, I was really nervous - I can’t speak English very well. I still find English hard. At first I couldn’t sleep at night, because of the time difference.
I like the New Zealand environment, especially the rainbow – we don’t have that in Korea. I like the food here – all of it! – but sometimes I miss Korean food. New Zealand holidays are good. In Korea we have only two a year, with school some Saturdays. Sometimes I want to come to school on Saturday here – I like school. I specially enjoyed the trip to Waitangi, learning about Maori culture and science.
New Zealand people are so kind. If I don’t know them, they always say hello. I can have friends of different ages here. In Korea, I would only be allowed to have friends in the same year as me. People ask me how to say things in Korean. I like that, but I don’t like it when they ask me how to swear in Korean!
I really enjoy Huntly College. Thanks everyone!