Is it possible? Is this really Aashni posting after oh such a long time…? YES! It really is! You have no idea how many times I have started writing a post (or how many times I have come close to finishing a post), but for some reason, I just didn’t have time to post it. And then but the time I got time to post it, some of the post was old or outdated.
Anyway… Long story short, I’m in CANADA! More precisely, I’m in University! It still hasn’t hit me that I am in University, taking University classes, and doing University-esque things! Ok the guy running in the hallway outside my room, who nearly knocked me over, I could live without… but other than that I really am loving it here! I have such an amazing group of friends, and we all hang out, go room hopping in each others rooms just to sit and talk, and off course I have my lectures.
Now before any of you start thinking I’m some crazy geek or something, let me stop you and tell you something… I AM A GEEK! haha. I love my classes (so far), and like most of my professors. They make the class entertaining (except for this one “old” guy, making really bad jokes…) and I’m really looking forward to getting to know more about my courses. I’ve found some cool people to sit and talk with during class as well, which is a huge bonus!
Since my last blog post, the one I posted before I went to Dubai, I have been up to a lot. So I’ll give a brief overview of things, and then hopefully I’ll be able to post once I week(ish) from now ons with more detailed blogs!
My trip to Dubai was amazing! I did a lot of shopping, and hung out with my mom and sister a lot. We went during Ramadan time, which meant we weren’t allowed to eat or drink during the daytime in public. Yes, this includes water! It wasn’t easy to do, however it was a different experience, and certainly made us appreciate our food more.
Once I got back, I had about two weeks to finish cleaning my room (properly), and start packing. I had also started working on www.just-smile.org‘s new layout and the major contest that I have been planning for it. I’m still planning on getting the contest up soon, I just haven’t had time to update it.
I had made a list of 20 restaurants I wanted to go and eat at before I left, and I shockingly managed to make all of them! It was almost surreal though. I’m not really used to calling a friend, making a plan to “get coffee at 4”, then getting into my car and driving to the coffee shop. I’m just not. But that’s what I started doing, and that’s how I managed to cross of a lot of restaurants on my list 🙂 Other meals I went with my extended family, and they were all a lot of fun!
I met up with my friends a few times, pulling all-nighters, and a really awesome movie night that started at 10pm, and went on till about 10am the next morning! It was pretty crazy! We watched Inception, and at one point the movie was on the ceiling – can you imagine the fight scene in the elevator/hotel being displayed on the ceiling? It was trippy to say the least!
I finally left for Canada, on a journey that took 26 hours with a 4 hour transit time in Amsterdam. I stayed at my aunts house for five days, and she helped me shop for all my generic college stuff that I needed, and also met some of the other family that I have out here. And I have a lot of family! Then, I moved in to University!
The first week was a lot of fun! We had FROSH week, which is a form of Orientation, but 1039820957102598236 times cooler! We played games, had parties, went on a boat cruise and so much more! That all ended on Friday, and on Monday I had my first class at 9am.
I’d love to go into more details about my classes, and the stuff my friends and I have been unto recently, but for now I will leave you with this. A huge hunkadory if you actually read the whole blog! haha. And I promise to try and get back into a steady blogging scheme. It’s not really just for you, but it’s a great way for me to reflect over my past few months, and I would really like to continue doing it regularly.
So how is your “BACK TO SCHOOL” going?