Hello! I’m actually enjoying blogging more than I thought I would, so I really hope I’m able to keep it up throughout my UWC experience!
I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend following our test run with the project week bikes. I slept before 10 pm on Sunday, but woke up just before midnight to celebrate my roommate’s birthday in our house’s common room. (I really love sleep, so this was a bit difficult, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.)
On Tuesday evening, I went for a short walk in my hiking boots to make sure they were comfortable and to explore the area behind our campus.
(I learned this week that in Germany, you’re not supposed to wish someone a happy early birthday because it’s considered bad luck… I kind of wish I knew this earlier but now I’ve learned my lesson!)
Today after school we received information about the first-years’ Outdoor Weekend, which will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday. My 2 first-year roomies and I were put into the most challenging hiking group – we will be hiking ~ 6 hours each day. The weather looks really nice, so hopefully everything goes smoothly and we make it to and from the school without too much trouble! I’m a bit nervous because it’s been a while since I’ve done an intensive hike, but I really look forward to bonding with my group and appreciating the great outdoors.
Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, is the Mid-Autumn Festival (which I didn’t even know until my Thai housemate told me this afternoon…); I felt a bit nostalgic because I knew my family would be celebrating with mooncake back home, but I got an email this evening saying that we’ll have our own little celebration tomorrow evening complete with mooncake, fruit, and tea. I can’t wait to learn how other students usually celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at home!
I think that’s all for now – here’s to Mid-Autumn Festival (and living to tell the tale of hiking almost 40 km over 2 days :’))
Until next time!