I don’t know if any of you have gotten around to reading Yousef’s post about his boring and uninteresting summer holiday, but I would just like to point out that I am enjoying mine a lot more than he is. This may sound a little self-centered.
In case you didn’t already know, I’m spending my summer at Harvard and I just started my second week here (5 more weeks to go!). I share a dorm room (aka suite) with three other girls. We have three bedrooms, a bathroom and a common area with a few desks for us to use. I must say it’s better than what I had expected.
I befriended people from from all over the world. I met people from China, Russia, Austria, Lebanon, Spain (yes they were very happy when they won the UEFA), Puerto Rico, Columbia, Greece, and I could go on an on! I met someone that’s half Iranian and half Omani and that was pretty exciting. So technically, I’m not the only Omani blood here.
I guess I should tell you a little bit about the course? Well, it’s a 4-credit course which we have to complete in 7 weeks. Which is basically one semester of university crammed into 7 weeks. It’s intense but not too intense. I guess it all depends on the subjects you take. Oh and for those of you that are curious, I’m taking Microeconomics and (wait for it) The Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral and Motivational Self-Regulation. They’re both interesting and I’m enjoying both but let me tell you one thing, in a big class, no one cares about whether you do your work or not. I mean in Economics my class is made up of about 125 students and if you forget your homework, you forget your homework. There are no deadline extensions or excuses. It’s a 0.
Anyways, like I said, as opposed to Yousef, I’m having a more productive summer. Just so you’re able to compare:
- Wake up at 7/8
- Breakfast with friends
- Starbucks with friends
- Class (only on Mondays and Wednesdays)
- Dinner with friends
- Have fun with friends
I have to work from time to time and then I have 5 days of the week to have fun and maybe do some IB work if I’m all out of fun things to do. I have to make my bed and do laundry though. Speaking of laundry…
Funny incident of the week: I did my first batch of laundry and when I put my light-colored clothes in the dryer, the timer said that there was an hour left till it would be ready. I decided to go for lunch and when I got back, I took a look through the window and my clothes looked yellow. Bright yellow. I was going to cry. Then I opened the door to the dryer only to find out that the glass was made to look yellow. Moral of the story, think before you freak.