Sorry it took me so long to write the next post, but finally.. HERE IT IS (;.
So the last two weeks a lot happened because it was 50/15 celebration and Ganesh festival. 50/15 celebration was a celebration for 50 years UWC and 15 years MUWCI. There were a lot of activities, live skypes with other colleges and discussion. One day all the classrooms were designed as one of the colleges. Aishwarya, Basil and I had UWC-USA. It was a lot of fun.
In the same weekend as the 50/15 celebrations there was Ganesh festival. Ganesh is one of the biggest Gods in India (you know, the “elephant-god”) and they celebrate his birth with Ganesh festival. So they put a statue of Ganesh on a sort of truck and brought it to the river to let it go. While we were walking towards the river there was music and everyone was singing and dancing and people threw with colored powder (that is part of the tradition). Afterwards I had to wash my hair 5 times to get it all out (;
(Aishwarya, me, Bianca)
We had so much fun and it’s a pity that we don’t have events like those in Belgium, because it is a lot of fun and it brings people together.
(Sonia, Satsuki, Sisi, me and someone who I forgot the name of :s)
Yesterday there was a presentation about economics hold by Mr. Rahul Bajaj (for those who don’t know him: he is the man of the riksjas and ven’s and much more in India) and Mr. Jack Trout (also very famous in the economic world). It was very interesting and even though I’m not an economic person I understood it and I learned something from it. In the presentation there was a beautiful quote: “It is the life force which cures diseases because a dead man needs no more medicines” – Samuel Hahnemann.
For focus weekend (a weekend to help us improve our skills for the Off-campus CE) we watched a movie/documentary called ‘Blindsight’. It is a documentary about a group of Tibetan blind children who climb a mountain. It was very inspiring and I would recommend everyone to watch it. It is the kind of movies that makes you think about your life and what you want to do with it.
The last thing I want to tell you guys about is my ‘house dessert’. There is a kind of tradition in MUWCI that you have house dinners sometimes (it’s something you organize with your house so it’s not compulsory and there is no rules of how or how often it should happen). We desided to do a house dinner but everyone wanted to make desserts so we had a house dessert. It was very nice because it helps to bond with your housemates. We had a lot of fun and ate a lot of yummie desserts.My housemates are: Sonia-Poland, Aishwarya-India, Minjoo-South-Korea, Ranne-Brasil, Eeshta-India, Lucia-Luxemburg and Ilayda-Turkey) The first 3 are my roommates.
(The coolest house: WADA 2 H10)
(Ilayda from Turkey and me)
(Aishwarya-India, Ilayda-Turkey, Sonia-Poland, me-Belgium, Eeshta-India)
So, that was it for this time, byebye