DAY 63 (05.07.13): RAINY DAYS
We watched a great German movie called Knocking on Heaven's Door. It is about two guys whose paths cross because of their terminal illnesses, one has a tumor in his brain and the other has bone cancer. Both guys have a limited amount of time and decide to live out their final wish of seeing the ocean for the first time and they go through many thrilling adventures. I liked this movie a lot because I like comedic movies with a good ending. I would say this movie is happy and sad, but more happy than sad. It really made me think about how short life is and how people don't want to leave the world because there are still things they want to experience, so I say do it all now without regrets. I don't want to be afraid of death because of the things I didn't do, I want to face it properly.
DAY 64 (05.08.13): GETTING FAT
I went shopping with Shannon and Bailey. We helped Shannon pick out a cute swimsuit for our future travels. We also went to a boba cafe to get some boba tea! YUMS. It wasn't the best because at first I thought they didn't have tapioca balls, so I got some kind of exploding liquid balls, and after I got my drink I realized that they had tapioca. Way to go, but next time I will get a better drink. Also, their regular teas were too sweetened. I prefer a light taste.
Later this evening, I had an Italian dinner made by our Italian friend Alice and my roommate Stefan. We had a homemade vegetarian lasagna and tiramisu :) It was amazingly delicious! It took them about three to four hours to make, and they made it with love! We all enjoyed it very much and it definitely hit the spot. I think it was made with broccoli, zucchini, carrots, garlic, and I'm not sure what else, but it was great. After dinner, Mitch and I were a couple hours late to Shannon's welcoming party. However, I think we arrived at a good time. It was a cool party because it was in the attic, although it was burning hot. I almost died because of the bad outfit I had picked out, but still had a good time and met some awesome people.
DAY 65 (05.09.13): ASCENSION DAY
Every store is closed due to Ascension Day; I think this is when Jesus ascends? No Idea. When I found out, I thought to myself, "Man, Germany has so many holidays that it is ridiculous." BUT no major complaints here. Just used to the life where everything is open at all times except Christmas and Thanksgiving. It's very interesting, but it is because Europe is heavily Catholic. It's nice to have some breaks though. Too bad I don't even have school on this day anyway so it doesn't matter lol.
I worked on homework all day while drinking viez, which is apple wine. I felt like the slowest worker ever. How could I only come up with two designs in the span of a whole day. :( I don't know what's wrong with me, but I think I think too much lol. I thought of the seniors who are graduating very soon and was sad that I wouldn't have a final good bye or a good luck. Also sad that the end is near for me too. School will be over very soon. All the things I wanted to do as a college student.. Well, I better do it now! I will be leaving Europe some day.. Everything is so short. After school, the future just seems like a blur and it's scaring me... but I know I will have it all planned out when that time comes :P
DAY 66 (05.10.13): FILLED WITH THOUGHTS
I just woke up and it seems I am sleeping in more and more. Usually I sleep 6 hours at most and automatically wake up. It's so weird being able to sleep and not feel stressed all the time.. However, I do have very bad anxiety from it and I've realized it now lol... I'm always freaking out over things.. I should learn to appreciate and take a breath and that is what Germany, or Europe in general, has taught me so far. Travelling helps a lot and helps me gain new insights.
On a lighter note, I will be going to Corfu, Greece for a week on Tuesday :) That means beach, sand, sun, and fun! I cannot wait. I've been waiting to go to Greece for a long time now even if they are in their economic downfall. This is gonna be great. I hate getting tan, but I think I will because I plan on wearing my swimsuit every single day! I don't even have a beach body, but I don't care. SO EXCITED! I've packed some and will have to go to the store to buy more small containers for my liquids. After Corfu, we will be going to Berlin for the Beyonce concert!! AHH! I am definitely taking advantage of studying abroad. I also hear that Berlin is a wonderful city and has a lot to do. We will be couch surfing for both trips and it will be my first time. Couch surfing is having someone host you on their couch or whatever sleeping furniture they have. Experiences will be shared, you'll make new friends, and you could have a great person to show what their favorite part of their city is. It is money saving and it also allows you to learn more about a culture. I have never done this before, so this is only what I think it is supposed to be.
Now I should go back to my homework and packing :) See you guys soon!