Disclaimer: This post might not make any sense due to mild-severe sleep deprivation.
Sunday, August 29th, 8:52 PST
I’m at Dubai Airport right now. Mouth parched as I sit here typing away, trying to access facebook on a really slow wireless hot spot. I was too lazy to get water at duty free; that would have meant walking =p. Preferred the short term benefit. I’m about to board the flight to NY in a few minutes InshaAllah. Looking forward to the sleep =D. Okay, so I left home at about 12:30; after a careless moment of forgetting my keys with my parents, had to wait a bit.. Boarded plane at 3:40. Realized I was hopelessly romantic (once again.) after watching Letters to Juliet. So I don’t believe in love at first sight, but yes, soul-mates do exist in my life-dictionary.
Btw, if you don’t already know, Romeo and Juliet was so not the epic love story that pop culture makes it. Romeo may use beautiful hyperbolic words like “Juliet is the Sun”, but there’s no escaping the fact that poor juliet was his rebound girl. Juliet should have let him swear by the “inconstant moon”. T’was befitting =P.
At JFK Airport right now. An hour till boarding starts, and the wireless hotspot is too far away from where I’m sitting. The flight from Dubai to NY was alright. It was a long one- around 13 hours- but took a couple of naps every now and then, and it seemed really short…After 2 movies and a couple of games of “snake”, it was over. Had to check through bags again cos apparently they don’t get through to your final destination at JFK ‘cos of security reasons. I like to get through the security hassle asap…Had a couple of hours free before the next flight, so reading a book, “Beastly”. Love my sis for being an avid YA reader =D.
I’m excited about the new year =D. Old friends, new friends; pretty New England Fall; whenever, wherever…
Sophomore year sounds promising. At least I imagine it to be. I know the place now (kind of love it too =P), will have a friend for a roommate and love the sound of all the courses I signed up for.
Already got some work lined up for extracurriculars, and professors have started emailing about syllabi and books. Changing to a sensible sleep schedule might take time though, as I’m really used to 4 months of laziness. Also laundry, cleaning and papers, all that comes with an “independent” life.
Thinking of going green (in the environment and healthy eating sort of way =P). Considering a double-major with IR or geography/ journalism and a minor in Arabic, since I gave up on the whole graduating early idea. Lets see what my advisor thinks…
I like that American undergrad degrees are usually liberal-arts based, so you can take a bunch of courses in very different subject areas—whatever interests you + dreaded requirements, in my case math =p. Thank God I’m done with my math reqs, but you never know what course it seeps into next.
Apart from all my boring academic details, I’m planning on exploring Boston more (another semester resolution ;))… Apparently a Red Sox game is kind of a rite of passage if you’re visiting Boston, so maybe I’ll develop a taste for baseball lol.