The reason I haven’t been posting here for days is because I haven’t been in my room most of the time.
Yesterday was kind of fun. For lunch, a group of us went to Anna’s Taquer�a (it’s a big thing around here) in Davis Square, then went candlepin bowling. It’s like regular bowling, but the balls are smaller and the pins are cylindrical (they’re not wider in the bottom). I thought it was easier than regular bowling.. I suck at regular bowling. My first game I scored a 68 and won, but in the second game I performed embarrassingly poorly. Oh well, it was really fun.
Then at night, Cindy’s sorority was hosting a fondue event that featured Resonance (an MIT a cappella group) and a local acoustic band. I walked around, eating cheese and crackers, grapes, cookies, and chocolate. Oh, and I got to dress up. I looked nice! I think more people know me than I think.
I have most of my fun when I go to Next House. I have more friends on Jonathan’s floor than I do on my own floor. For some reason I couldn’t really connect at all with people on my own floor. Maybe it’s the suite system? Jonathan’s floor rocks. People all get together and do math homework together, play poker, or just hang out and do random stuff. I want to live there.. :\ But I think the reason why I’m lonely in Burton-Conner is because my suite only has three people in it. I heard that larger suites with 6-8 people are more fun and social. Next year I’m definitely going to try and get into a larger suite, and maybe on a different floor.
Last night I learned how to say chicken, fried rice, August, egg, hello, and good night in Chinese. I learned how to say “thank you” and “goodbye” too, but those don’t count because I don’t know if I can say those right yet. I learned how to write hello, too. I can also say, “I am a chicken.” Well, it started out as learning how to say “I am Melike,” but I wanted to incorporate some of the vocab I’d learned. It’s soo hard though. I agonized over just a few syllables for an hour. It is so easy to accidentally say “breakfast” instead of “fried rice.” I want to learn Chinese. No, I’m serious. I’m seriously thinking of taking a summer class or taking Chinese 1 next semester. aldkfjadl;fhja!!