Preparation

Friday, 21 January 2011 | |

2 WEEKS TO GO!

Like I said before, I applied utk AIESEC Exchange Program last year. The process started since August (2010), and now tinggal 2 weeks before I'm off to Turkey. Currently having mixed feelings...teruja/excited tu memang confirm-lah but at the same time, tengah freak-out sampai xboleh tidur. Seriously.
Preparation-wise, most of the important stuff dah selesai. Flight ticket booked (ages ago actually..), passport done, fortunately Malaysians are granted with visa exemption kalau nak ke Turkey for up to 90 days. Lega sebab kalau kene apply, the procedure sangat-sangat leceh. Documentation pon not much, so kiranya official traveling items dah ok.  
Except this one tiny problem, flight utk KL-Istanbul dah settle, tapi flight Istanbul-Izmir (final destination) belum dapat booked.Kalau beli on-the-spot masa sampai sana-would be a terrible idea, so worst case mesti travel to city of Izmir by bus, which will take 9 HOURS. Highly undesirable considering penat 12jam flight journey + heavy luggage.... 
Hurm, solving this later...
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Ok now nak kongsi sikit on what I'll be doing during my internship (they call this program as Development Internship aka DT). 7 weeks in Turkey, I'll be joining a project called 'Meet My Friend'. This project basically is an education project focusing on cultural understanding. AIESEC Turkey invites EPs (Exchange Participants or interns) from many different countries to come and share their culture to high school children during actual classes etc. At the same time, these EPs will in return, learn about Turkish culture in depth by staying and live with actual Turkish host families. Cool kan project nih? :)

Jadi, most of the time lepas habis final exam last month, I spent preparing materials utk project nih...bits by bits...Baru sekarang sedar ada banyak2 sangat aspek budaya Malaysia yang boleh dikongsi dengan orang luar..seriously during these preparations, secara xlangsung timbul balik rasa appreciation on our own culture. Bangga. Hopefully nanti dapat buat orang bangsa lain pulak jatuh cinta dengan budaya kita :)

Nanti, apart from Malaysia (me ;p) ,ada lagi 30+ EPs  from 20 countries! Memang extravaganza kan2..haha. Tu baru di Izmir, belum lagi EPs yang ke bandar2 lain di Turkey...Just imagine the exposure those kids in Turkey would have...even the exposure for the EPs themselves! 
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 Cukup lah dulu, for now. Waiting patiently until the 7th of February!! :) Wish me luck, till then, bye. Salam

8 comments:

Putra said...

All da besh zaem! pape update thru fb progress sane..hehe =D

Alen said...

Zaim!! nak souvenir tau..!! aku ada simpan kat hang nih.. tunggu ang balik dari turki..huhauhauhau

UnE Si BeLLe said...

zaim, take care! enjoy urself there!

BillyNain said...

all the best encik zaim...jgn nt tanak balik msia dah ler..hehe :p

Bai said...

Zaim..gud luck! jgn kawin ngan org turki lak nanti.haha

BioZiP said...

all da best en zaim!!! :D nak oleh2 taw nt.. hehe

zaim said...

thank you semua :)

putra,
mesti update! tuggu tau..haha

alen,
yeay2 dpt sourvenir jepun..har3

unE Si BeLLe,
i will.. :)

BillyNain,
mesti balek,kene keje ;p

Bai,
gadis melayu ttp jadi idaman..hehe

BioZIP,
oleh2?...karpet turki nak?har3

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