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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Thrown in the Alaskan Wilderness

Hey anyone there???? I hope someone is reading this. I still can't believe I chose this place to be my exchange destination! Amherst in Massachusetts. It's snowing almost everyday and it's minus 13 degrees Celsius right now. Last night was worst.. minus 20!!!!!!!!!! I really hate this cold.

Good thing Grace is blessed with a chameleon character. She's usually highly adaptable. This time round is a real challenge... but she's getting better.

I hope to get my readers back. People in America are actually quite nice. Not like those arrogant, nasty characters I have been told before. Most are keen to help and guys hold the door for you even though you're 5-6 metres away! Nice.

I'm still hoping to head back to Manhattan. Had a glimpse of the city on my way to Amherst. It's amazingly huge. Buildings were mostly in a red tone. I think I would love to live or work there for a while.

Was told by one of my lecturers that it's not difficult to get an internship with the media here. Looks like she could hook up something.

Will update more soon.. have to go for lessons now.


At 9:54 PM, Blogger Hearume said...

Hey, the cold is good, aye? I mean, I prefer the cold anytime; the weather here in Singa is getting more humid and warm.

But hey, grass is always greener on the other side. :p

Hang in there, and you will be fine. So when are you going to the Big Apple?

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Grace Chen said...

Come and try.. the cold is unbearable. It's not fit for survival. People who come here to study are freaks. How can they ever study in such harsh temperatures... Oh no wonder they don't.... I'm in the library and there are only 50 computers but only four are occupied. UMass aka ZooMass really lives up to its name. Horrible! It's minus 15 to 20 degree celsius everyday. Thank God for keeping me alive.

At 3:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Grace, am happy for you that you're finally in the States!!! but -13???? Brrrr... what on earth! - Eunice

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey grace

sounds like you are having fun, i suppose. only 4 comps outta 50 huh, they aint big geebs

in europe they play heaps of computer games to keep warm (and their comps are kept at ideal operated temperatures). kinda cool huh. alot of good gamers in europe

okay, weird comment

tango out


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