Finally, the whole (academic) year is over! Can you believe I have been in Canada for over 9 months? Who would have thought I would survive? When I was studying in Penang, I went home almost every weekend, or at the very least, twice a month. To think I survived 9 months without going home.
I guess the one thing which helped was to stay involved in the community--it's true, the more involved you are, the more it begins to feel like home and you stop being homesick. And it also helped I was so pooped every weekend that all I wanted to do was curl up into a ball and catch up on sleep...
From left: Me, Vickie, Colleen, Sara and Amy.
Anyway, last weekend, my classmates and I had a small dinner together. It was a real cosy dinner, and although I didn't want to go at first (time!), I'm glad I did because I really needed the break.
And then today, we had dinner with a professor of ours. Remember my professor who worked till midnight on her birthday? Well, we thought we'd invite her over for dinner, and she loves food from around the world. We actually served her nasi lemak--the whole works! From the sambal, to the eggs, to the curry, and even baked curry puffs.
From left: Julie, Shirin, Jessica, Me, and Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant.
Pretty cool. I was very upset about having to take her class initially, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because I really enjoyed it! It was real nice because as everyone remarked after that, it didn't feel like chatting with a professor. It was just a relaxed environment where everyone was done with exams and just chilling out together.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to two weeks of lazing around and watching Everybody Loves Raymond! The humour will surely kill quite a few brain cells (Raymond isn't the brightest guy you'll find), but hey, it's worth it!
And then after that? It's back to crunch time! Yeah...Summer Class...