How to Say Goodbye
The English word “goodbye” is derived from the pharse “God be with you.” Parting words in other languages are similar. In Spanish, it’s adios (ah-dee-ohs), in French adieu (ah-dyur). Both words literally mean “to God”.
There are other ways to “goodbye”, however. English children shout “Cheerio” when parting and in Switzerland. Germany and Italy they say ciao (chow) which is the informal way of saying “goodbye” in Italian.
A wave of the hand accompanies most goodbyes, at least in the West. In Japan, people bow when they part, and Hindus press their hands together and say “Namaste”, just as they do when greeting one another.
In some households, in India, it’s considered a bad omen to say “goodbye”. Instead people say, “go and come back”. If you are the one leaving , you announce, “I’m going and I will be back.”
How many languages can you teach your host kids to say “goodbye”. Amaze your host parents at by having the kids say goodbye from around the world at the dinner table.
January – Dave & Busters Game Center
February – 76ers basketball game in Philly with host families and au pairs
March – Chinatown Brunch in Philly
April – Laser Tag
May – Bowling
June 5th Wed nighy – Phillies Baseball Game with host famiilies and au pairs
July – barbecue at Diana’s house
August – education information meeting
September – Hard Rock Cafe
October – Eastern State Penitentiary Historical Tour meeting
November – International Thanksgiving Dessert Party with host families and au pairs
December – Au Pair Christmas/ Holiday Party!
Please add the following dates to your calendar!
Sunday – October 21, 2012 – 2:15pm Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia
Sunday – November 4, 2012 – 4pm to 6pm – Thanksgiving Dessert Party
Sunday – December 2, 2012 – 7pm to 9pm – Holiday Party for Au Pairs
January 2013 – Snow tubing (date to be determined)
Friday – February 1, 2013 – 7:30pm – Philadelphia 76ers Basketball game
March Multi-Cluster Meeting
Date: Sunday, March 13th 2011
Time: 12-2 (please arrive at 11:45)
Place: Charles Plaza
234-236 North 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(about a ten minute walk from Market East train station)
Cost: $14 includes lunch, soda, tax and tip
Please bring exact change If possible!
Please respond by March 10th. I need to give the restaurant an accurate count and they charge us for each reservation.
This is a fun and delicious meeting and a great way to get to know the other au pairs in the area. We are expecting a group over 120 au pairs!!