Monday, August 26, 2013

Still breathing

Posted by 雯雯 at 5:26 PM
... somehow

I've had my first full day at school now, not that we've done anything very school-like. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's see..

I left home yesterday morning to drive to the airport. The weekend before, I'd been tidying furiously, but somehow manage to switch rooms with my brother and pack my stuff by Sunday. The plane ride was fairly comfortable, and the drive to school was comfortable as well.

At school, I was shown to my room, which I am not sharing with anyone (whoo for private space). Although the school is right next to a fjord, my room has a lovely view of the gravel road up to the school. That in itself isn't so bad, but during the afternoon, the sun is right outside my window, heating up my room like a greenhouse. Yay for curtains!

After I was all moved in, it was nearly time for the "opening party", but first, I took the time to take some pictures of the fjord. Sadly, the internet here isn't entirely good for uploading, so I can't post them here :o

The opening party, it seems, included sandwiches, performances by the teachers (including a barbershop quartet) and each class being presented name by name on a small stage. After a while of eating and singing, it was time for escorting parents and siblings to leave, and I headed back to my dorm. There're 16 other people in my dorm, and most of them decided to sit down in the common room to get to know each other. One girl had brought an instant camera and took pictures of all dorm 2's tenants with silly faces. We wrote names on every picture and displayed them in the hall.

Later that day, it was time for dinner. Being here gives me a kind of camp feeling, and when I think of camps I remember evenings with my tummy growling of hunger because I didn't eat enough at mealtime and didn't have anything in my room, so I ate a lot at lunch. However, it seems I don't really need to force myself because the meals are pretty nicely spaced.

In any case, that day at dinner we sang more and were treated to "ox steak" with a lovely cream sauce and potatoes and veggies... Ahh I love the food here -w- We even got ice cream and strawberries for dessert. I ate my fill at a big table with people from my dorm, whose names I was slowly starting to remember.

When we were all filled up and the tables were cleared out from the PE hall, I went back to the dorm. At this point I was pretty tired, but I stayed up regardless to get to know my neighbours more. Some of us ended up trying to play some sort of role-playing board game, but nobody really understood the rules. Still, it was fun. By the time we were done with the game it was already 11 PM and I was ready to sleep - and so I did.

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