Monday, March 29, 2010

Bonding at Happy Sashimi

The meeting on Saturday evening was great. I really enjoyed getting to know some of the students from the ILC.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous at first. I was not sure what to say, but thankfully everyone was so welcoming. We all introduced ourselves to each other. The dinner was fun. We started talking about the SAT and the classes we have this year or are planning on taking.

It was great to find out that I will get to know many great new people this summer. Everyone seemed so energetic and joyful.

I'm glad Irene offered to have a potluck at her house later on. The plans are still tentative, but I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again. Overall, going to the Brown meeting was a wonderful experience.


  1. Lucero,

    This is just the beginning. Too many people think that their neighborhood is really the whole world and they find it difficult to adapt when they step over the line into a different neighborhood.

    One of our goals, Lucero, is to help you transition into that new world so you can adapt and blend right in without blowing a fuse.

    As you learned that night, it really isn’t all that hard. Coming in with an open attitude is the first step and adding a smile to your face makes it even easier.

    From what I’ve read from you and the others who walked in all nervous you all learned a quick lesson about how friendly the rest of the world can be—especially if you’re friendly right back at them. Just remember this when you arrive at Brown. Everyone you meet there is just like you—a little scared and nervous about the unknown world in front of them. I hope that you can be the one to break the ice and break down those barriers.

  2. Yes, I did learn a lot from that evening. I am a little relieved that I wasn't the only one who was nervous. It's nice to know that we are all so much alike. I will take your advice Don and try to be the one to break the ice next time.

  3. You're welcome! Hopefully it'll come together soon.

    Hey, you didn't seem nervous at all. You had *me* fooled! :)