Today was an awesome day for me. Since it was Sunday the Freedom and Justice students, like myself had no homework (sorry hotel students). For me that meant I was able to go to bed at a decent hour and sleep for as long as I wanted. I had the most sleep this past night since we’ve been on this trip. It felt good to have the leisure to wake up at about 10:00 A.M., and get dressed in slow and relaxed pace. After getting dressed and ready, my roommate and I went to meet our other fellow Cornelian’s for a delicious brunch in the dining hall. We met two new friends, one I invited to tag alone, and the other invited himself. The ILC students continue to make connections with all sorts of people, no matter the nationality, or gender. It’s incredible how many relationships just seven students can make in not even two days.
Today’s breakfast was a very memorable experience for Andrew Woo, Alex, Beilul, Dyanna, and I. A previous friend named Ben from New Jersey joined us for breakfast. Andrew asked him his political position, and from there it was history. Ben said he was neither Republican, nor Democrat, but he tends to side with the Republican’s point of view. He was strongly opinionated, but his opinion was not making much sense. He was very irrational in his arguments, and boisterous. He and Andrew were arguing various topics, and no matter what Andrew, Beilul, or I said, he would jump on us, and yell his opinion. He never thought he was wrong or anyone else was right.
After breakfast we relaxed in our dorm rooms for about 20 minutes. Then we proceeded to walk to the Statler Hotel, for a “crash course.” The crash course started at about 1:30 P.M., and ended around 3:45 P.M. In the crash course we watched a video on the affects of sleep deprivation. The bottom line is teenagers need about 9.25 hours of sleep a day, in order to perform their best in scholastics, athletics, and any other general field. We also talked about the importance of time management. The main point of this discussion was that, in college the key to success is to effectively manage your time. But, by far the most interesting part of the long discussion was when the speaker brought out about 10 beach balls and threw them in the crowd. This started a beach ball frenzy that lasted about seven minutes.
After the crash course we went to get dinner. The walk from Statler to the dining hall seemed to take forever. I feel badly for the students in the Hotel Management program, who have to travel there and back two times a day. Anyways, we ate dinner and since at 7:00 P.M. there was a movie showing (Alice and Wonderland) Jacky suggested that we go see it, but in the end only Jacky and I attended the movie. The movie wasn’t too good, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought.
After the movie, we had to attend a mandatory hall meeting, this time the meeting wasn’t too bad and it only lasted approximately 15 minutes. We then went to the lobby to collectively blog with our other group members. So this is where my blog ends, Goodnight!
P.S. I can’t wait for my class to begin tomorrow!