Walking to the RPCC, I called my friend Nick. No answer. As I entered the front doors, I realized he had asked me to bring him food because he was going to have no time to get breakfast himself. Being the good friend that I am, I got him a banana and muffin after my hearty meal.
We arrived at Statler Hall on time and were able to get seats directly in the middle. Not the best seats, but they were much better than the far back seats. Today was already Thursday? No possible way! However, time flies when having fun. Today was another day of mixing fun and hard work. However, the classes fun ended midday and our hard work still has not ended.
Being dismissed from our first lecture, we were informed by Mark to go to lunch with someone new. In doing so, he paired one group with another. My group, 8A, was paired with group 3B. Group 3B was amazing. The first person I met was Naz. Born and raised in Southern California, she caught my attention when she informed us that she was Persian. Also, the fact that she lived only a couple of hours away made me more interested. The second group member I met with was Gaby. Gaby was born in New Jersey and still lives there today. She loves running and enjoys the outdoors. Just like me, Gaby is a rising Junior and is involved with her community. The last member was very different. Different in a very good way. His name is Taiga. Taiga and I are really good friends now. He was born in Hiroshima and he told me many stories about the radiation and how his parents moved in after the Atomic bombing. Taiga is a rising Senior and speaks Japanese fluently. A very interesting similarity that we both share is that we both play the clarinet. Taiga even taught me a few Japanese phrases! Spending lunch with a new group was a great idea on Mark's part, but being an ILCer, my plan each and everyday is to meet new people.
|One of many tables for our report|