Just here looking at the ocean 🙂 Today has been a relaxing day of rehearsals and recovering from our busy schedules in Beijing and Shanghai. It has been a very fun day and all 55 of us girls have really gotten to get to know each other! Xiamen is beautiful. From what I've learned it … Continue reading WMU Day 9: Welcome to Xiamen!
Hello everyone! I need your help! It's time to start voting for World Miss University! Unfortunately it requires you to set up an account, but it only takes a second. Votes are counted as "likes" and you can only vote once for each contestant. I would love all of your support! Visit http://www.wmu.world to vote! … Continue reading Please Vote! #TeamValle
Ello Mate! So since today was mainly a travel day (from Shanghai to Xiamen) my Beijing roommate, Laura Smolej from Australia, decided to help me with my blog! So today we are going to go through some fun facts you might not have known about down under (I know after meeting Laura that Mary-Kate and … Continue reading 7 Fun Facts About Australia!
Today was such a special day. It was our last day in Shanghai, we are off to Xiamen in the morning! We started the day with sponsor visits. My group visited a very impressive clothing company named Semir. They have multiple lines and stores including a children's Boutique, a casual trend store, and a high … Continue reading WMU Day 7: The Sights of Shanghai!
Wow! What a day it has been! There have been a lot of highlights but I'll try to be concise. Today we travelled 2 hours from our hotel to the District (or what they call an island) of Chongming in the city of Shanghai. First we got to volunteer at a beautiful school for disabled … Continue reading WMU Day 6: Volunteer Work/Forum/Charity Auction
Another highlight of my life and one more thing to cross off my bucket list! Today I got to visit the magnificent Great Wall of China, and wow how magnificent it was! It was so much wider, taller, and steeper than I could've ever imagined! I must say the Chinese did a very impressive job … Continue reading WMU Day 5: The Great Wall of China & Shanghai!
Hello everyone! I have just had the most inspiring day, one that will be one of my fondest memories for the rest of my lifetime! Today we had the opportunity to visit Peking University in Beijing, China. There we participated in a Forum, lecture style. All 56 girls got 2 minutes to speak on our … Continue reading WMU Day 4: Peace and Development Forum
So it's the morning of our opening ceremony (WMU Day 3). Jet lag is kind of getting the best of me and I'm up a bit early, so I figured I would share my top 3 tips on getting ready for a big show like the one coming up tonight! 1) Pack Everything the Night … Continue reading How I get ready for Show Day
So today has been jam packed with rehearsals for our big opening ceremony tomorrow! The opening ceremony will be televised here in China, below are the details: January 14, 2016: 6:30pm (Beijing time; 5:30am Ontario time!) Broadcasted on: CCTV, BTV, star TV, and Xiamen TV (hopefully one of these channels provides a streaming video for … Continue reading WMU Day 2: Preparation for Tomorrow’s Opening Ceromony!
Hi everyone! Just so you know Facebook and Instagram are not accessible here in China, thankfully though, my blog still works, and WordPress automatically posts to Facebook for me! So if you want to reach me, please post a comment on here or text/iMessage/whatsapp me! So about today! Since yesterday was so busy, this morning … Continue reading WMU Day 1: Orientation