This is the last week of classes - finals start next week - and then the first semester of my Ph.D. (and the first several months of living abroad) have passed! How quickly those months went by!
Thanksgiving was great, although not quite the same as being at home. We really enjoyed having some family (our aunt and uncle from San Juan) and meeting new friends too, for a Caribbean Thanksgiving feast. It was nice to be welcomed on such a thankful holiday!
|table setting, complete with ocean view!|
My head will be in the books for the rest of the week. I like to feel really prepared for tests, so I don't wait until the last minute to start studying. Nerd, I know. You guys should see my planner - so many little notes and scribbles of everything I need to do over the next couple months. Mostly writing for scholarships and grants... not so much fun haha. A necessary evil.
I received a sweet letter for my friend in Malaysia, Natalie. She just recently visited Japan and I couldn't wait to hear all about her trip. She sent me little gifts from Japan, as well as her boarding pass and ticket stubs (how neat, right!?) I love receiving letters from her, we have become such great friends just through writing and exchanging experiences through snail mail. We've been writing for.. hmmm... 4 years now? And it feels as though we've known each other for 15 years.
|her letter to me! Japanese tea, a cute magnet, postcards and |
|My package to her. Inside: Puerto Rican candies, African tea,|
postcard, seaglass hair pins, mud face mask spa kit
Well, back to work. No rest for the weary. Evan is out surfing, I've been shopping for Christmas presents online and now it's time to get back to the books.
Enjoy the rest of your week everyone :)
I'm excited for the end of the semester! I get to spend a little time in San Juan before heading back to Texas. That means more Christmas shopping!