It has now officially been a full week and a day since I arrived at Cornell University and to say that it has been an adventure would be an understatement. Whether it was the plethora of new exciting characters that I have met, the seemingly never-ending campus, the countless hours of exercise or the always exciting Debate and Rhetoric class, this first week has been one heck of an adventure. Yesterday, I was able to regroup and recharge for the first time in a long time. Today, I got right back on a limited working schedule while creating time for friends and myself.
I woke up around 8:30 to the delightful sound of an iPhone alarm, which snatched me straight from Dream Land and back into the real world. The reason I was up early was because Stephen invited me and Gaby to go running around nine in the morning. I called and texted Stephen, but he wasn't responding. I figured that he was knocked out, otherwise, he would have responded. I checked my Snapchat and I got a picture from Stephen, dated at 2:55 in the morning. The picture showcased his desk and the caption: "Finally finished studying." Yup, he was definitely going to be sleeping for a while. I texted Gaby, who was sane enough to get some sleep, and we agreed to go running together, unfortunately minus the sleeping beauty that was Stephen.
We met up around 9:20 and proceeded to lightly jog from the campus to College Town. We arrived relatively fast, so we decided to jog around the town for a little bit to see what was around. While jogging, we talked about where we wanted to go to college, how we were both a little homesick, and what we missed about our homes. After about 25 minutes of running, we stopped at College Town Bagels, devoured some grub, then walked back to our dorms.
|Pho is perfect for rainy weather|
I checked the time and it was around 10:30, meaning I still had the whole day to myself to do whatever was plausible. I took this time to do a multitude of different activities; I started off by studying a couple chapters out of my textbook, then proceeded to catch up on Netflix's new releases, specifically comedies. I did one or the other continuously and before I realized it, the day was nearly gone. At 6:30, Stephen and I headed back to the Vietnamese restaurant we went to the night before. The same waiter from last night served us and asked where was our dad. We were both a little confused, but then we realized he was referring to Mr. Chan-Law, who accompanied us last night. Stephen and I laughed at the waiter's comment and told him that Mr. Chan-Law was actually our chaperone from the San Francisco Bay Area. I told Mr. Chan-Law what had occurred and he said, "I don't look that old." Following the dinner, Stephen accompanied Mr. Chan-Law and Shanti and I headed back to my room, where I worked on my art assignment and studied until I decided to retire for the night.