Cindy's Life in U.S.

This is my second time live in U.S. but this blog is my first blog in English and I will post a lot of things in my U.S. life

Monday, October 30, 2006

James' birthday party





Oct, 29th was James' birthday; therefore we had a birthday party two days for James in Hsing-hong’s house. Hyosung didn’t go because he was sick. That’s too bad. :( Young made bulgogi which is Korean food for dinner. That was my first time ate bulgogi, and it was so delicious. (Thanks Young ^^) We ate a lot of food and drank a lot of beer. That was my first time drank a lot of beer but they think I didn’t drink a lot. (Oh my god!!) We played poker game called One Card. Winner can hit loser’s forehead. That really hurt especially hit from James. We had a great time on these two days and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES. ^^

Friday, October 20, 2006

Class Field Trip


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Yesterday, Oct. 19, 003 and 004 classes had a Field Trip. We met at the Shuttle bus stop that in front of Stamp Union. I arrived at school at 7:10am as usual. I waited in the Stamp Union until 8:30. Today only three teachers took us on the Field Trip. We went to the Library of Congress and the National Building Museum.

The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.

We went to see The Green House. The Green House demonstrates that stylish architecture, comfortable interior design, and environmental responsibility are not mutually exclusive, but in fact can be mutually reinforcing. The home is where the movement to “go green” begins—where we as individuals have the power to set a new course for a more sustainable future.

After we saw Library of Congress and Nation Building Museum we went to Chinatown for our lunch. We ate Chinese food. I didn’t order but I think it was delicious, wasn’t it? After lunch we went back to College Park. I liked Library of Congress because it not only has a lot of books but is also a very beautiful building. I like this kind of old building a lot. It’s really beautiful.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Turtles


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Yesterday, after class I went to see the turtle with Nana, Candy, Jimmy, Jennifer, Jennifer’s husband, Jennifer’s son, and my speaking partner whose name is Tiffany. There are a lot of turtles in the Alumni Center. Some are beautiful abut some are awful. I took some pictures with turtle. After I saw it, I went to coffee hour with Jimmy and Tiffany. We went to there to drink and eat some cookies. We chatted about thirty minutes and then go tome. Actually, I am not a turtle fan but I’m still so sad about the school sale the turtles. Because the turtle is a symbol of school therefore I think they should not sale them. So I really don’t understand why they do that.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Field Trip to Harpers Ferry


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Harpers Ferry is a town in Jefferson County, easternmost West Virginia, at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers. It was incorporated as a town in 1763. Harpers Ferry is a tourist attraction, known for its history and its scenic be beauty. Here is a website, if you want to know more about it click it you will get it.
http://www.nps.gov/hafe

Today, we went to Harpers Ferry for field trip with all MEI students. This was my first time to go toWest Virginia. It took one and a half hours to get to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then we have to take Harpers Ferry shuttle to get Harpers Ferry. The buildings there are really old but I like to see it because I can know what were they doing in the past century and what kind of life they led. Therefore, I am really happy I visited here.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Weekend of Oct. 7-8

The picture is Firework on Double Tenth Celebration in Taiwan (10/10/06)

Actually, during Oct. 6-10 was a big holiday in Taiwan. Friday, Oct. 6 was a moon Festival, and every family would has a Barbecue at home. On Friday, my friend had invited me to join their Barbecue, but his house was too far from my house; therefore, I didn't go. I just watched Chinese Drama at home and relaxed and I also chatted with my friends in internet.

The weekend of Oct. 7-8, I studied for TOEFL test whole day. I didn't go anywhere; I just studied and studied. Maybe you will think it is a very boring. It is. But I will take it in November, so I have to study it a lot. I hope I can get good score on it. I don't want to take it again. ><

Tomorrow, Oct. 10 is a Double Tenth Celebration; it's National Day in Taiwan. In the morning we will have a parade and at night we will have fireworks. I like firework a lot becasue they are very beautiful. Unfortunately, this year I can't see it.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Impressions of one month

Time is going so fast. I have already been studying in MEI for four weeks. In the class I like Rate Builders and Power Builders a lot. Recently, I found I have improved my reading. Yesterday I did TOEFL practice exercise, I found I could read fast and get more then half of correct answers. It is really helpful for my reading. Keep reading I think I can improve a lot in my reading. Now, classmates are getting closer. I also got some good friends in the class. These days we eat lunch together and I really enjoying eating lunch with them. ^^

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Too bad

Friday, me, Tomoko, Hyosung, Candy, Hyosung’s brother and two 002 students whose name I don’t know went to the CRC to play Ping-Pong. Unfortunately, when we got there and then show our IDs, they said our IDs was not vaild. In the end, we couldn't play it. That’s too bad. :-(