weather here is TRICKY! The temperature would be very different in
two days, and even in one day. I have to bring my jacket and umbrella
everyday, because I don't know how the weather is going to change in next
hour. It is getting drier here, I've bought body lotion in advance.
I got homesickness last Saturday. I talked with my family on the phone and cried. Now the whole family is worried about me. I emailed them that I'm ok now, I just miss them too much.
My assignment was done yesterday. I spent two days to figure out what the text given by the teacher is about. That is a difficult essay for me. And I only had two hours left to compose my essay to analyze the
text before I handed it in. It was not done very well, but at least I can hnd in it on time. Sad...
make me worry a lot ( about safety, transportation,...). Maybe I'll stay here. That's what I prefer to do.
|I take the course of Literary
Criticism I here. I think we have this kind of course in Fu-jen.
I didn't have chance to take it there, so I take it here. This course
is different from my imagination, we don't study literature in this class,
but study the theory of western criticism. We start the reading from Plato
to ....( I don't know we'll stop yet). I am always behind the reading
schedule, ANCIENT PEOPLE's language is so difficult for me to understand.
I cannot understand a sentence like"..and all is all but not each all..."
I don't know what it is . This is a difficult part for me in this
course, and it is also a problem I need to seek help from the teacher.
Except this part, I like the course, it could help to get the idea of why
we have literature and why we want to anylize it. I need to know
why we try to talk about a poem by menioning its rhyme scheme, pattern,
or forms. Knowing how great a poet compose a poem is not enough for
me, I want to know why it is important to know it. I hope I could
find out some answers for myself from the course though it is only Literary
Criticism I. Sorry Kate, I'm very hungry, the other girls
are hungry,too. I'll tell you about other classes later!!
have been here for about two weeks. I think things are going quite
smoothly here. I like the enviornment very much, especially the swiming
pool that even has a diving board inside.
... In Short Fiction, there are a lot of class discussion, therefore the atmosphere is very different from the class in Fu-jen. On the other hand, I have to spend more time to prepare before class. The most difficlut thing for me is the class participation. ...
Another impressed thing is that there are many activities held by the students association. Last Saturday we went to Ohilopyle for rafting. Amy also won 25 U.S. dollars at the Bingo night! These out
door activities are good for us since we don't have a car. Tomorrow is Labor Day and we are going to an amusement park named Kennywood.
know, reading e-mails from Taiwan has become one of our entertainment.
We often share letters and gossips as well. I thought I told you
about the dance party. We really had a good time, since we never
attented dance like this before. People told us about it at the very
beginning of the semester. Tracy's roommate even made her hair, and
put make-up on
all of us. You should see how beautiful Ruth was. Her roommate lent her a purple shining dress, which is fantastic on her. I can't find the scaner here, otherwise I can send our photos to you. We have gone
to the dance parties three times here. In the very beginnng, we didn't dare to move, but now we can really enjoy it. I think it's also another form of learning American culture.
drawing class I am taking is facinting. The course is kind of basic though
but I think it's just for the binginners like me. By the way, it is also
the first drawing class that St. Vincent have. The school just starts to
built an art department in this year, so everything is quite new.
I take 6 credits literature courses. They are Arthurian literature and American study. Both classes require a lot of reading. I am sure going to improve my reading speed.
is not so easy for us over here. We don't have car and the bus is inconvinient.
Fortunatelly, students here are quiet helpful, they took us to the mall
for couple times. I am not living with Ruth; I live with an
American student who is major in Accounting. The school arranges specially for us, because they don't want us to talk Chinese too much. It is great to know somebody in this way. We usually have lunch and dinner with each other's roommate. They really like to talk!:)
and Ruth say hello to you!!! Ruth got into the chat room but she didn't
know what to say about Taipei. (suddenly...her brain is empty! ..well (her
brain is always like that..you know!) ) Maybe I have more feeling about
this city since I was born and grew up there. I will go to visit
that chatroom...and...try to say something..(If my brain is not empty at
that time.. as Ruth's..)