Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm From.....Korea

So....today was my second "first day of class". Only 2 more to go. This evening I had my first real master's level course, Advanced Reservoir Engineering. I know- it sounds exciting, right? Well our teacher wanted us to go around and say our names, where we're from and what we're studying. There are about 40 students in the class and I was about the 30th one to introduce myself. There were quite a few students from China, a few from Vietnam, Iran...you name 'em and they were there. I tried to listen and understand each person, but some of the accents were so thick that it was really hard to comprehend. Then it got to me. If someone out on the street were to ask me where I was from, I would just reply "Oklahoma". I'm not sure if it was nerves, or the fear of being shunned from the class. But when it came time for me to introduce myself i said "Jordan and I'm from Korea, but I only lived there 3 months. I've been in America for 26 years." I was afraid of being an outsider by saying I was from America. I know the story doesn't do the situation justice, but it made me laugh hysterically on the inside. I felt like such a fish out of water. Yes- I realize I'm asian on the outside but I'm such a white girl on the inside. Your typical twinkie.

One day of class down- only how many more to go? Agh.
I'm off to watch the Office.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sushi, Sunshine and Starbucks

Of the three: Sushi, Sunshine and Starbucks- I enjoyed 2 today. Can you guess which it was? The sushi was ok, I had it made with the soy paper instead of seaweed. But the sunshine and Starbucks were great. I now have a summer drink and a winter drink from Starbucks, and this is dangerous. Why can't they have happy hour for drinks like Sonic? Every day in the summer I would order a light Mint Mocha Chip and in the winter it would be a Peppermint Mocha. Yum! The sunshine is also great. If you've ever had a sub-par day, which we've all experienced, there's just something about the sun shining down that makes you feel better. I'm fairly certain that the sun raises my level of endorphins more than exercising.

But, Chris and I are off to play some tennis. We're not that good, but it just feels good to slam the ball occasionally.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

First Try

So I've been reading other people's blogs and decided I might give this a try for myself. I certainly like to talk but rarely do I express things in writing. The blog name "per per migliorare" means "to improve". I hope that as I blog it will allow me to see the improvements in my life. Please don't take this the wrong way- I'm not at all talking about material improvements. So what improvements am I talking about? Mostly improvements on myself: as a Christian, wife, sister, daughter, cousin, friend, co worker, student- anything. So, here we go. I'm really bad about finishing what I start but I'm going to give this my best shot.