Saturday, January 16, 2010
one week in Mizzou
it's Saturday morning again!
i remember last week i was still on the plane on my way to the States,
and now i'm already settling down at my dormitory
almost ready for school
just left with choosing courses!
i hope i get all the courses i wanted
pretty please Mizzou give them to me :D
anyway this one week passed really fast
so many things happened!
we met nice singaporeans Sam, Derrick, Lloyd and Ivan
who said we could call them eveytime we needed help
or their cars.. :P
we met other fellow exchange students from Denmark and Hong Kong!
and they are really smart, i feel insubstantial just talking to them
they know so much..
i have to step out of my little world
into the big one out here
and learn as much as i can :)
the first night here was miserable - our room cards weren't working
and we got locked out of our rooms for more than two hours!
but eventually Anna (a student in charge of all our halls)
managed to move us in to our rooms.
and then i saw this note to Tracy on my side of the noticeboard.
i think Tracy was supposed to stay in my room
but the school may have made a switch!
so here i am in my third storey room with a roomie
called Gabrielle (she calls herself Gabbi).
she hasn't moved in, but she looks like a girl who shares
a same fashion sense as me! her clothes are pretty
shoes too and she puts on makeup!
hope she is nice too!
anyway i got myself an english name
because i don't want anyone to call me Semen
like my English Literature teacher did.
but after testing my chinese name on Americans,
they seem to get it correct at the first try!
anyway i called myself Stella.
cuz the rest was just too used, or not me at all.
my name outside my room!
and about the weather
it was extremely cold the first few days,
got warmer after a while,
before it became cold again.
initially i couldn't do without my beanie,
but now i look like any other locals here,
without beanies too! :D
i love the freedom here -- America is so different!
if you buy something and don't like it,
you can always return it with a full refund.
i'm glad i'm here
in a peaceful, quiet small town
and a beautiful school!
the beautiful Memorial Student Union, which commemorates the courage of students who fought in WW1
the Journalism school i'd be going to!
It's so different from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information!
O M G it has so much more facilities and intereseting stuff -
more than what a journalism student could ask for
huge editing labs
exhibits of award winning photos
cameras - old school film cameras and the modern ones
two storey library with cute bubbly coloured chairs
huge Mac computers
i wished i was a student here instead!
a building i'd pass by on my way to school
i think i am blessed, as always :)
January 16th, 2010