I just finished my first semester! How did that happen? I truly, madly, deeply hope that time slows down after the first semester, because if it doesn’t it I feel like graduation will be just a few stressful assignments away. I can’t believe that I’m already 1/8 done with my undergraduate degree already!
(Don’t panic though)
I will probably get around to doing a blog on my impressions of life at Glendon and university as a whole, but I think I’ll let the trauma of exams wear off before I do. Kidding! Or am I?
However that’s a story for another day. The topic for today’s post is… (Insert drumroll here) Languages!
I know, I know. It’s been a while I’m sorry. How about a midweek post just in time for Christmas to make up for it. Speaking of which…
This year I am spending the holidays in North Carolina with my sister, aunt and grandmother instead of the usual way, with my mother, father and both sisters in Ecuador. One of the things I love most about is experiencing a different culture. It may sound cliché, but it is also very true. There something pretty awesome in seeing this same old world in a bright new way. But want to know what’s even better? Sharing your own culture right back and seeing something pretty great emerge, because very often the result is not a culture clash as much as a truce. Proof? Eggnog, Yess! But pair it with Buñuelos and Natilla and the result is almost magical.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when Christmas trees and holiday decorations go up, snow makes its first reticent appearance, and the line for the Tim Hortons at your local university campus reaches the highway.