It feels like it’s been forever already.
I’m having so much fun with my group, by myself, and with my family. They’re great.
Yes, our group already has jokes. Or at least a few of us have our injokes. For example, 4:20 (or 16:20) is not the bad time that comes to mind as an American teenager, but instead, НУЖНЫЙ ГЕНТЕЛМЕН TIME! [Nuzniy Gentlemen, the Necessarily Gentleman…]
Today at precisely this time I received a phone call asking if I needed groceries from two fellow group members. Why? Нужный гентелмен.
Class is very, very challenging. I get hours of homework a night. I’m learning a lot though, and that’s what matters. I came here to not just experience Russia, but learn Russian after all. (To anyone who wishes to apply: don’t let this aspect deter you - the experience outweighs the work, trust me!)
As I said, I have fun by myself too! After class before I go home, I’ll explore the city a bit. I get lost a lot. I walk way more than I ever have in America. But it’s so satisfying to navigate an unknown place on your own and actually find what you were looking for.
I’ve also had McDonalds…twice. Вот что я люблю! [The slogan in Russian]
Just gotta put it out there that Russian McD’s>American McD’s. Take that, America. We do YOUR THING better HERE. Hahahaha!
I bought books of Russian poets and stuff…and Metro 2033. I need to find Roadside Picnic and I’m set. :D
There are shelves and shelves of STALKER books…shelves and shelves.
………………Must resist buying.
I can also ride the bus and the metro home without error! УРАААА!
And my family is simply the best. Everyone is so nice and my grandma makes me blini a lot. Life is good here in Russia. Very good.
I actually sleep here too and get decent exercise.
Well, that’s all for now folks! До скорого! (do skorovo, see you soon!)