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Reisverslag Week 5&6
2 oktober 2015
Here I am again, writing about my adventures in the US!:D
This week was the first (!) full week of classes. So unfortunately no Jewish holidays anymore. But, I am not going to bore you with a lot more info on my classes, just that I still like all of them and so far they are going great! Next week I will have my first swimming exam, where we need to swim for 12 minutes straight. If you don't hear from me after that, I probably drowned.
On a slightly happier note, I have done so many fun things the last two weeks! For example, two weeks ago on Tuesday night we went to the city to celebrate Celine's birthday. She is a drama major, and loves everything Broadway. So we went to a really cute gay karaoke bar, where they only had one piano in the middle of the room. People just came in and started singing musical songs (which they all did beautifully, I must say). Too bad we (except for Celine, of course) did not know any of the songs, but listening to the other people singing made it all okay for us.
On Wednesdays (and in the weekend) Hofstra has its own entertainment shuttle, which goes to the mall, grocery stores, target and the cinema. So that Wednesday we went to the Stop and Shop, which basically is a huge grocery store were you can walk around for ages and just be impressed by all the American food, which we obviously did. They have everything you can imagine. Isles of cereal, halloween candy, but also healthy food. It can't be America though without a thousand different choices of Oreo's!
Last weekend it was FallFest! That is like a Festival/fair/concert that Hofstra organizes every fall. Most students will invite their parents as well, so it was really busy here on campus. But FallFest was really amazing. First there was a parade, where all the fraternities and sororities show off their home-made floats (praalwagens). Afterwards, we went to the fair, which had so many really cool rides. Like a whipe-out thing, a carousel, a swinging ship and more. It was so nice and sunny, so we went in all the rides and won some teddybears. We also tried deep-fried Oreos, which tasted like America:P. Then Ludacris came, but that was full of loud boys singing the lyrics that we did not know, so we left and went in some more rides. Finally, we went to eat some hamburgers: the perfect end to a perfect day. (I now know where the $40.000,- tuition everyone pays here goes to though; a fair and Ludacris in your backyard)
Today my weekend started, which is nice because of all the classes I had this week (life is sooooo hard here). However, after weeks and weeks of sunny nice weather, this weekends weather is miserable. We were scared that hurricane Joaquin would hit us, but that turns out to be further away from us then expected, which is nice. But still, the rain and cold arrived anyways. Today it is raining and 12 degrees (Celsius). It does remind me of home though, so I can handle it.
This weekend we will probably go to the city again, watch the new Maze Runner movie and go to the mall. So there is enough to do here. That is, together with being surrounded by so many nice people, the reason why I did not get homesick yet. When I left to go to the US, I thought that homesickness would be something I could be affected by quite quickly, but it turns out to be fine. Of course I can't wait to go home for Christmas though, to see my friends, family and Amsterdam:D But I also definitely don't want to leave America and all the great friends I have here yet, but luckily I still have such a long time left.
I have to go now, to finish my homework and then go to the Amazing Abs class in the fitness center. Freshman 15 will not happen to me!
2 oktober 2015 22:31 | Door: Emma
Sounds amazing Roos heeeeeel feel plezier nog!!!
4 oktober 2015 07:41 | Door: Volkert
Wat een ontzettend leuk verslag heb je geschreven, Rosa! We moeten weer eens skypen. zoenen
4 oktober 2015 21:08 | Door: Rena
NY- fan, je hebt leuke foto's (many many) en stories, wij genieten met je mee!