Hello readers! It has been a little while since I’ve posted. Now, I could go on and on about how many things have been keeping me from making posts, and even though I’m not a fan of making excuses, I’m gonna do it anyway!
So the first thing that kept me from tapping out a post is a little event called Beijing Evening. I was chosen by several professors to be an MC. Besides my everyday duties of studying myself stiff, I was expected to tell people about the event, organize the performances from the 2nd year students and prepare dialogue for introducing each performance. Oh yah, and I had to memorize the lyrics to a song a sang as well (which I discovered was no walk in the park. Chinese songs are HARD)! However, despite praying the entire day would be canceled so I could sleep, the event went exceedingly well! All of the performances were well practiced and planned out! My song won me a bit of attention as well. Anyway, I’m just glad it went well and that I can look back and say, “Indeed,” as I place my glass of wine on the table. “I was chosen to host a talent show along with a few of my fellow peers. It was marvelous, dear!”
The second thing. Oh gosh, this is starting to sound like a familiar song by Miley Cyrus (7 Things, is it?). Our final. That’s right. Its like that one thing that no one wants to say out loud. As if saying the name will bring about certain doom. I’m not afraid of the exam though. I not afraid of it’s name either (talking about you Lord Voldemort!). There has been absolute chaos in the form of studying until you are rushed to the hospital in order to prepare for this final. Seriously. Several people I know have been sent to the hospital for stress related reasons. Amid the chaos, is there a Harry Potter to rid the PIB world of the evil Final Exam?! Of course there is! Studying for 12 hours straight, taking the test half brain dead, then exiting victoriously from the battlefield. I know it’s coming, but I’m ready for it.
The third thing may be a bit odd, but it’s a biggie. I have made several new friends, but have been fighting with myself to make them and keep them. I realize now that, since I was homeschooled, I tend to be a bit awkward. It’s not as though I intend to be, but there are more occasions than I’d like there to be, where I don’t know how to continue a conversation or I don’t even know how to START one! I guess this wasn’t quite as serious an issue at Brandeis because everyone is awkward, but here at PIB everyone is a social butterfly! While, on the other hand, there are those like me who get physically exhausted from long conversations! I’m so awkward, its not even funny!
Well, that’s whats been happening in Beijing! I’ll be leaving the 18th so look out for a post about that soon!