Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Surroundings and Dining
Although yesterday was the first night of class, both my roommate and I already were piled with readings. She is taking a course, Themes on Existentialism and had approximately 100 pages to cover. On the other hand, I was fortunate enough to have 1/3 of her amount to read. One night she will have a larger workload than me and other nights, I will have larger workload than her. Nevertheless, both of us have been sharing
our preferences such as study hours, sleeping time, etc.
Aside from my own room, my RA Julia lives on the right of me and the women's restroom is on the left of me which makes it perfectly convenient. This view on the right is exactly how it appears when I peek outside my window from my dorm. It is called Keeney Quad and everyone lives in this quad as it connects to four different residential halls, three of which we Brownies are staying at: Jameson (Zijun, Austin, me), Bronson (William and Andrew), and Mead (Megan).
Foodwise, we eat at the Verney Woolley Dining Hall which is located closely to many other small eateries of all kinds. VW Dining Hall serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all buffet style. Like most, it is typical college campus food such as spaghetti, french fries, cold-sandwiches, waffles, ice cream machine, and soda and juice bar. More savory choices would be like asian beef noodles, steak sandwiches, and apple turnovers. As of now, I am still enjoying the food choices and hopefully it will last for the next three weeks!
I have met a handful of amazing people that come from all over the world. One even came from Greece! Learning about the different cultures, food, and education systems are very rewarding.