Things are starting to finally wind down with the first week of classes under our belt. Time to awaken the inner creative beast inside of me that I know is somewhere in there. For Screen printing the theme is Plants. I have a few ideas running through my mind but nothing that I really feel connected to. Packaging I need to come up with an idea of something to Package. I think I just need to walk around in department stores or grocery stores for that one. Advertising Design I have to write a paper with having done research on coffee specifically towards Germany. That seems fairly easy enough just because Germany compared to US research is a bit extreme. Photography we have a free choice theme and I actually have an idea. My theme is going to be Timeless Women. Hopefully before Wednesday I can go into great detail supporting this idea. Since that’s what I will have to do for my teacher.
Hopefully today we are going to Hamburg. Since its free with our semester ticket.
Also funny random side story but Gabby, Tiffany and I were talking to Romain our one and only Swiss French. Saying how we flew Swiss Air to Germany and how we loved it and how they gave us really good chocolate. He just laughed at us because to them that is like cheap chocolate. He went home this weekend to Switzerland this weekend for a gig with his band and promised to bring back the real Swiss chocolate and cheese. If the chocolate is as good as he says it is I may just ask him to marry me haha.
Also this coming Friday 7 of us are going to Oktoberfest except we found out the Russians and Polish are going too. So its probably going to be a big group of us. We are just going for a day. Its supposed to be the 200th year celebration of it too.
art! art! art!
well we went to Hannover today because on Fridays its free. I feel like all the constant on the go has finally cached up to us. We were kind of dragging our feet through that museum. It was very interesting though. We had a great lunch at this bar/restaurant. I had lasagna and it was fantastic! I will upload pictures later but not now. So please keep looking at this page for updates of that. Once again I feel more connected to these girls who are here. They are so great!
I met my exchange partner for next semester. She lives on the 5th floor which made me laugh cause now its not a big deal. However I know everyone is like okay we really are never visiting you haha. 4 floors is already too much for them. However the place is twice the size of my place now. I shouldnt stay up too much longer cause Frieda and I are going to Hannover tomorrow to a fleat market.
So last night I ended up having a few of the girls come over to my place. It just kind of happened where all the girls were online chatting and wanting to hangout. I think we were all excited for this. As all people know the conversation between girls is different from when its everyone. I learned alot about these girls that I already was feeling happy to know. Learning really more about who they are as a person was making me feel even more proud to know them. When you come somewhere new its like a fresh plate. No one knows the world you come from. Or what you have been through to make you who you are. We are such a diverse group of age and culture but I feel we share the same heart. Despite how we are so different and beautiful as individuals. There is something strong and moving how we all can easily connect and understand each other.
My kitchen table where the first Soul Sister meeting occurred.
Im sitting here laughing because I’m in a 7 person group chat on skype. Its funny how even if our group isnt physically together we are always some how communicating together. Right now we are planning a BBQ at Clays place. Only we didnt plan this that well because grocery stores are closed on Sundays. Luckily I think we will be able to make do what we have in our fridges as of now. Otherwise we would have to train it out to Hannover which is a 40 minute train ride there.
Day after day our group is expanding which is great. Monday night we will have Russian night. So all the Russians get together and plan a evening of Russian food, music, dance and all that is russian. I’m super excited! Its the first one for the semester. Us Americans are thinking doing Thanksgiving but none of us have actually cooked the turkey before. So this could easily go wrong..easily.
I refuse to refer to my state of mind as jet lag. I rather see it as I just need a cup of coffee to make everything more in focus.
I live on the fourth floor of our pink building here which Frieda has assured me Id forget existed in 2 weeks. The first three floors aren’t bad its the last floor that I get short of breath. Luckily I didn’t have to carry my bags up them. Franziska’s boyfriend insisted on carrying them both “I’m the man I have to do it.” he said.
First night in we all met at the train station and went to have dinner und ein bier. It was great to see everyone again! Like the Germans that were at Stout this past year. I met Tiffany’s tutor Sandra who has been very helpful and great. Also Peet’s roommate who is from Spain. It was kind of funny cause Id catch myself listening to her and Oswaldo speak in spanish. I realized I may know more spanish than I give myself credit for. Or it seems like I know alot more than I thought I did just in comparing how little I know of German.
I must get ready to head out now we have to go to the international office. Today we have a german placement test.