"Your time to shine. Dont wait in line. Y vamos por Todo. People are raising their expectations. Go on and feed them. This is your moment. No hesitations." Shakira "Waka Waka"
Oh where to start for this past week. Okay so I'm a tad bit behind in blogging but I have to say I've been quite busy the last couple of days, I had a piano concert to go to, a midterm to study for and take, and a traditional student summer orientation to help run. Let me say, I survived and I'm glad my best friend and his family (my honorary Brazilian family) cooked dinner last night so I didn't have to cook myself. Chicken Alfredo is one of my all time favorites. Sorry guys USA beat Brazil in women's soccer.
I'm happy to report to I made an A on my documentary project in my Masterpieces of the Cinema class as well as made an A on my second response paper for that class. Huzzah! I'm so happy. Let me tell you I watched “Citizen Kane" by Orson Welles last Tuesday and I have to say I'll probably never watch it again but I find it to be a very interesting film and I have a deeper respect for black and white film and the effort to create them. I'll definitely never forget the word "Xanadu" ever.
In addition Women in Modern Japan is still going smoothly, any class with Hirakawa-Sensei is always awesome. We are moving on from Geisha and Karayuki-san to business women of today known as Office Ladies. So I'm interested in that. The midterm wasn't too bad. Though I wrote seven pages by hand within a 2 hour time period and I really believed for a moment my hand was going to fall off. The one thing Guilford teaches you is how to be a better writer through typing papers so when you have to write by hand, you realize you're not as trained to write by hand as you were in high school.
Moving on to non-related class things... Guilford College is pretty amazing when you use your resources and take part in campus events. Every summer Guilford hosts EMF (Eastern Music Festival). Now I've never been to a concert, aside from chorus concerts in elem. and middle school. So when I got an email saying I could get free EMF concert tickets I jumped all over that and was able to go to my first piano concert. It was amazing!! Thank you Guilford for providing fun and free things!
Now for the main thing of the week: Traditional Student Summer Orientation. I was able to meet all sorts of people and get an idea of what the incoming class of 2015 will look like. Only downside of the day was proctoring a two hour Quantitative Literacy Test (Math Placement Test), so to pass the time I bought a Wonder Woman comic from the Guilford Bookstore and read that to pass the time. But overall I think it was a good turn out on Friday with everything and everyone working together. Campus Life rocked!
Later that night a group of incoming freshman stayed on campus in order to go to a student bonding trip to Nantahala through Campus Life. I was able tell the Nantahala crew stories, had some good laughs, and then took them on a field trip through the Guilford woods. They loved it. And I'm glad I was able to bond with them. Then it started to rain again so I took them back to my campus apartment and we continued to tell stories. That group of students was really great to hang out with! We even broke out some salt and made designs using the salt on my kitchen table. Can't wait to see the Nantahala crew and the rest of the freshmen in the fall.
Two more weeks left of summer school. I've become quite used to living in a campus apartment on my own though I do miss my cats, especially my cat Candy. So at least when I go home I can spend some quality time with her some more and work on my tan. Then I can also work on my resume and look into graduate schools since that's coming up quick. Two more years til I'm a college graduate. I still can't believe it!
Alright my lovely readers, I'll be back in a couple of days, so take care of yourselves, be safe, be well, and be you! Have an amazing week. ^_^