Since no big events happened this week on campus, I will share with you a normal week of my life at LCC, which would have been the way to start; however, the launch of the blog caught me at a very busy time of the year.
I used to wake up at 8:30 for the usual Monday, Wednesday, Friday class of 9:45. Now, 9:00 works just fine. Brush teeth, wash face, take the first thing from the wardrobe and ready to go. I have Rhetoric and Communication with Sanna Karosas, which is a fairly easy morning class. Some could see it as a good time to make up for their missed sleeping hours, but forget about that as long as Sanna will still be teaching this course. Her acting skills, priceless face-expressions, good jokes and energy are the perfect way to start the day.
Later, internship hours start. I stop by the reception, take key number 20 and run to my office. I am currently working for the President’s Cabinet as the recipient of a scholarship that covers full tuition. I am assigned different jobs that the department is responsible for, but I may tell you about what I exactly do in another entry.
I have a quick meal at the cafeteria and then I run for Lithuanian class, which is another favorite of mine. Radvyda (the instructor) delivers such a positive energy through her lecturing and exercises. For some reason, we are always laughing in this class. She is an adorable person whom a lot of students love, even though she gives weekly “testukas”.
During these days, I am finished with classes around 3:00. That’s when most of the dynamism starts; this week especially was crazy. As member of the Student Council, I have to take care of the organizing of Talent Night – happening next Friday – and as part of the Albanian community, I will celebrate Albanian Independence day – next Wednesday.
If we usually have StuCo meetings only on Tuesday and Thursday, this week we met every single day. Auditions for the male host and for the participants, preparations for the decorations and the stage, search for sponsors and script writing committed my afternoons to StuCo office. On Friday, we had a video shooting, which was a 4-hour job but turned out to be quite entertaining. However, I cannot share any more information until Talent Night is over. Stay tuned for the next week’s blog.
And then, the thing that I love getting tired about: Albanian Independence day preparations. I am extremely enthusiastic about having this opportunity to present my country to LCC. We have some very interesting traditions and historical facts that people need to know. Please join us on the 26 of November for more details.
Tuesday and Thursday are the days that tolerate my sleeping until 10. My classes beggin at 1:00, but I have to finish internship hours and stuco office hours first. Quantitative Reasoning and Literature are next on the agenda. They present their own challenge, but still… can you imagine what am I going to say? I love them too! Dymitri, the math teacher, likes to connect a lot with his students. He has learned some Albanian words and never misses a chance to bring them up. And well, literature is literature. Did you know that reading reduces stress better than listening to music and eating? And that’s exactly how I like to end my day; with a cup of tea, my personal light on, and a good book.
It feels so home-like here! At least, till the alarm decides I have already consumed my sleep hours.
A big week awaits for me. See ya next time fellas,
Your Albanian Acquaintance in LCC