Who Helps Who Part 2 ( the End ): Building Community: PEI-1 June 21-28, 2015

As our team leader reminded us to finish my journal. There you go, here is the story to be continued till end:

Day 5

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In the morning as usual: getting ready and getting into the car : those are the hardest part of morning routine. Beside that the car ride to the Nine Miles Creek takes  30 minutes in length has made a few gals taking a short snooze, right Rebecca?

Today our task is : putting the porch posts/ columns! my team this time: Kate, Tiffany, Nikki and myself

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our Post experts: Kate and Tiffany : watch! they know what they are doing
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Selfie is always the fun thing especially after making mistakes
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Yes! we did it one post straight! well done girls: another 7 to go!

When one team continue working on framing inside the house, another team led by Mr. Pierre continue finishing their roofing job.

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It’s Brittany and Rebecca in action ( on the roof!)
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Mr. Don ( Habitat for Humanity PEI Project Manager) is showing roofing team how to install shingles near soffit and eavestrough
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the roofing team has finished the roof ! good job!

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our Team Leader Pierre! the best leader ever!
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the sweetest staff guide that Centennial College that has ever appointed: and our team is the lucky one to have her in our team! Anjana Patrick: she is the roofer by weekend 🙂

Oh yeah! I almost forget to mention about the drywalls! Oh my lord! those are  heavy! But since we are strong girls: we manage to move all drywalls ( we are talking about hundreds of them) from the yard in to the house before raining

We finish our job for the day, going back to the hostel and having a nice shower and then ready for a photoshoot and having dinner. The night ends with the moment of sharing!

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I finally get a chance to take pictures with Lupines! credit to Anjana Patrick : the photographer
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The most exciting moment is to eat out! this time: Pedro’s Island Eatery! I am hungry!
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my dinnah! Steak and Scallops
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Oh Mr. Pierre by the help of Karla  is giving an instruction how to make a joke ( kidding)
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the night ends with this recognition award: everybody got one: sweet so sweet: at least I found one  new job: a comedian (apparently)

DAY 6

It’s getting harder: the tension in the site job ( you know what I mean: It’s FRIDAY). everyone wants to finish working asap and the project manager wants the target is being reached

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tighten up all posts/columns
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It’s having difficulty with a dull screw driver
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Pierre and Anjana are helping to finish the last post that needed to be screwed
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the best lunch at the job site
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I know Karla it’s hard, isn’t it?
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you know what I mean, right? it’s Friday!
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Yay! we finish
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our 5 days work on job site has paid off: we’ve done our job and reached the target!
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“I Build great houses” showing off pose! finally got to visit Brackley Beach at the first time!
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Can you see what we actually have for dinner? Lobsters and 4 anti allergic pills ( not shown in the pictures)
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With Erika and Alyannah. A mother and a daughter. It’s true that we help them to build their house. But they help me to learn how to share blessings and to understand that it’s worth giving your thought, energy and time to people who really deserve
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A thank you letter from Erika and Alyannah. From me: I thank you Centennial College via GCELE, Habitat for Humanity PEI and Thank you Erika and Alyannah and all my PEI Team 1 to help me to be a better person and to help me to recognize myself that I could do something beyond my expectation YOU HELP ME!
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A Souvenir To Remember

Day 7

Day 7 is the fun part: sightseeing to explore PEI and souvenirs  shopping

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Do you know that The Confederation Bridge in PEI with12,9 km ( 8 miles) in length is the longest bridge in world crossing ice-covered water?
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One of benefit joining GCELE program: finding best friends!
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Lunch at Landmark Café at Victoria by the Sea
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The best fish lunch I have ever had at Victoria by the Sea ( because I went there once)
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Landmark Café
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all handcrafts the restaurant owner collected from many places around the world including Bali Indonesia ( he got a lot of stuffs and stories about Bali by the way!
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one of the must visits while in PEI : Cow Creamery!
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Taking a tour at Founders Hall Charlottetown is a great thing to do and to learn more about Confederation of Canada
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with Mr. George Brown (statue)
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Going to PEI without bringing back Lobsters? come on It’s 8 lbs.
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Have an opportunity to meet Mr. Sadat, the owner of Afghan Restaurant named Sadat’s Cuisine. He is one of family that Habitat for Humanity helped building their house in 2011
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Afghan food
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Did we look tired of being good girls with one bodyguard to make sure nobody go to jail and nobody go to ER
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Anne of Green Gables Chocolate store! I finished the coffee bean chocolate a gift from Habitat for humanity and had to buy another 3 packs for moi alone

DAY 8

It’s day 8, Its time to say Sayonara but we still have a bit of time to explore the Brackley Neighborhood: so we rent bikes, visited the Dunn Gallery and Boutique Café and Brackley Beach

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We started our day with Lupins
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Waiting for rental bike being open with Miss Mexico
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Yay! we got the bikes!
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I am riding a bike
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Look what I got Bee! a stone from the Atlantic Ocean ( Brackley Beach)
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relaxing: feel like one of the gallery owner
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Group Selfie with Robyn and Karla
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the Smell of The Ocean I love
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Roommates Wefie
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We are here!
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Before Sayonara to “our home far from home” How I like my team, really shows her 🙂
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Anjana the Sweet pie and me
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this is how we say,” I don’t wanna go home”

Days POST PEI

Another amazing thing about joining GCELE and GEO programs, you will make new friends, at least one of two  become your friends, there is a possibility  they could be your friends for life not just for a summer or spring….like a song” Amigos Para Siempre”

we did a roommate reunion and got together few times  : we hope our friendship grows fonder

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We went to Taste of the Danforth and had so much fun
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in our first get together: we are Satisfying of our thirstiness by drinking things we are not allowed to do while in PEI: WE ALL ADMITTED THAT WE FOLLOWED ALL RULES: such as good girls.

I  will say that  because of Centennial College with its programs:  I have gained a lot of new experience, I added friends and I have improved my knowledge and I have valued myself higher than ever.

THANK YOU!

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