Not very exciting but a few photos from the last week – slippy road and roomies dressed up for prom.
So last week I was pretty ill after writing my blog post (I don’t think there was a direct correlation), actually everyone has been really ill. So I didn’t go ice skating on friday 😦 or to the prom, though I didn’t really mind about the prom as I went last year and I also went to my prom back home. Instead I spent the evening helping Dilly (US) pack up all his stuff as he was leaving the college on sat to go home. It was nice as there were lots of people helping and we all had tea and talked. I ended up staying up the whole night in his room just talking about different things with the future, it was a nice was to say bye in that way although we both were not so good at staying awake towards the end.
Saturday I was very tired both because of staying up to say bye and because Dilly had left so I went to Hildegunns house – my host family. I slept the whole day at her house before getting up in the evening for a family dinner and a evening of watching detective dramas. I stayed the whole weekend (until monday morning) at Hildegunns just doing my maths HWK and talking with Tormod and Hildegunn and Sofia . Hildegunn and Sofia went for a run in the evening ans came very close to a wolf! They saw all the prints and Jasper the god got pretty close. Someone in the area will probably shoot it as there are not meant to be wolves in this area and they can kill all the sheep and dogs of the farmers. Tormod wanted to go out and shoot it himself but luckily you need a special licence so Hildegunn wouldn’t let him.
Monday was maths test and Tuesday is turned out I had no classes (as Summers flight got delayed so she didn’t come to Philosophy). So Tuesday night me and Mad watched theory of everything – very good.
Wednesday and today have been PBL although I don’t have anything to do until Saturday when I’m starting taking pictures for the press team in MUN. Madeline also doesn’t start till Saturday but she is panicking to do her EE which is due of Friday, personally all I have done is slept and checked through other peoples English work.
I did manage to stab myself in the hand with a nail during GYM which as pretty exiting.
Today was the first really nice day, it was crisp and sunny and really beautiful, I went to go for a run but it was too icy up at the rock so I had to walk it round instead. Nice to see the sun again.
So last term (the one last year) I kinda went very bad about posting on my blog, third term is the one where EVERYTHING happens. Seriously, we had to hand in out EE, our IAs for every subject and as well as applying to uni (which comes with getting grades up in order to apply to the places you want). Basically it is alot of work… But yeah sorry for not being good at posting…
So I managed to apply to uni which was good and have a nice time, forgot most of it. Better move on to this term.
Everyone was supposed to arrive on Saturday in Bergen, flights were booked and bags where packed but then the HUGE STORM HIT! Izu and I got up at like 4am to get trains and buses and get to Gatwick Airport on time in order to take our flight at 8:30. It turned into a weird UWC party in the boarding lounge as we were joined by Summer, Avis, Bassie and Tao as we were all travelling back together. Everything on our flight went ok until the decent. Then we started going really low and up and down so suddenly we all kept going out of our seats. It was so scary, one wheel landed 30 seconds before the other. Apparently it was on the Norwegian news as no one thought it would land..
we make it alive but then when we got into Bergen Airport and I had settled down to nap the 7 hours before the first bus to school came there was an announcement that all flights to and from Bergen had been cancelled until further notice. There were only 19 of us out of the 180 who were supposed to be arriving but we got the 40 seater bus to campus anyway as there was no point in waiting for those who could not arrive. Unfortunately although we left the airport at 1pm we didn’t get back to school until past midnight as the power had gone out in half of Bergen and in the Ferry we needed to take halfway through our journey so we ended up sitting in the bus for 5 hours waiting for it to start working again. Seriously the wind was unbelievable. We were the only ones to make it to campus.
Once back on campus I got to see my beautiful roomie Amina who had been on the winter program and I had Chai made by Andreas and then went to bed very very tired (from all the sitting down).
Everyone came back the next day, all the roomies arrived in time for a room gathering/diner on Sunday where we shared EVERYTHING we did over the break (I went travelling). Maria also arrived back but we were missing Mad and Kaja for a whole day more.
The rest of the week has been getting back into the routine. I’ve added the TSK into mine but so far have not managed to incorporate any work… Philosophy has been very good with discussions on Je Suis Charie and Tolerance.
Currently in a fancy hotel outside Forde for the practice orchestra weekend. The pieces are great this year with lots of Les Mis and show tunes which are good fun especially as the Cello seems to get the tune more often then usual.
Very tired as been gyming but last news is I got an offer from LSE!
A Happy Aggie
Since my last (very long time ago) post much has been happening. The bestest best thing was the second year show. Everyone said it was the best show ever; it was so funny. As a year group we managed to mix things up a little bit and not just stick to the norm of dance dance dance. We had some very fun acts including a Norwegian vowel comedy song act and then the old classics such as Derecho De Nacimiento. The best act however was naturally my act SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING ON A STAGE. (see link below)
The first year show was very cool aswell, Thea danced for me which was slightly disturbing in a kind of Indian way (Bollywood) and they had some very nice songs from around the world including Israel and France.
I’m not sure when I last posted really so some other things I’e been doing is Hiking; a group of us went to the Lavoe in the dark and kind of fell down a mountain trying to get there. I was leading and didn’t feel very confident carrying my sleeping bad and mat and just being told to walk in the general direction of “that way”. We managed to find it after only about an hour and a quarter – for a 35 minute walk – and had a cute night of fire, marshmallows and music.
This last week end was peace one day, UWC day! I dint join in on so many of the activities as last year but I did write some letters for amnesty and join in with photo taking. We took some beautifulllll photos.
The pressure is on for uni now as we’ve had visits from over twenty US universities and lots of interviews. I find my best interview were when I was on my own, though I did tend to get exited when they asked me about myself and politics etc. I’ve now decided some of my uni’s and even started filling in the common app – funnily enough applying for uni turns into a procrastination here.
Been studying most of the time during the days but been having nice breaks for socialising, a skype conference with an international school in Albania, the first year second year match (I mainly screamed at the defence to try and keep them in line) and movie nights where some second years tried to forget about applying to uni by watching spy kids.
http://vimeo.com/105502898 (here is the link to our second year video)
Weekends are a mix between socialising and studying but sleep gets very little look in. Yesterday was Saturday and it’s weird because I can’t seem to remember anything of the day apart from some very scary meetings about universities in the UK, skypeing people and Thea refusing to get out my bed 😛 the evening was good however as we celebrated marco’s birthday with a bonfire on he Island and lots of food. We sang songs accompanied by the ukes and it was super cosy. That was about all that happened apart from the following gossip sections in day rooms and rooms. A nice Saturday though pretty uneventful and hopefully followed by a Sunday of only studying (second year is hard 😦 )
Today after classes which included a very interesting, though slightly biased on the side of the teacher, debate on the tradition of boys wearing dresses and dancing during the first week in philosophy class. Personally although I am an advocate of licence over liberty I am also very sure that trough social betterment and change comes through discussing and through understanding not through laws that aim to force respect. Can respect be forced? Today after classes a group of Me, Izman (Maldives) , Kaja (Poland), Madeline (Belguim), Ricardo (Mexico), Haris (Norway), Clara (Sweden) and Thea (Norway) went Kayaking as it was warm and sunny. We didn’t kayak far just out towards the sea for a bit towards a really nice cove where we sat for a picnic. The shame was the wind and the fact that we had to move slightly in land away from the beautiful view to be sheltered from it. It was great to be out on the water and away from what already feels like a term full of stress and work. I have not had one class where I havnt received homework yet plus we have orals and assessments and big scary ia’s in multiple subjects aswell. So it was best to dedicate this afternoon to being out taking advantage of being at UWC in Norway and trying to live in the moment with the people you have now.
When we got back to college the food in cantina looked very like bogeys so me, mad and kaja made humus(!!!) and pasta with homemade sauce and beanstuff for dins instead. That plus the ritual of Era, Thea and I chatting and learning a few SAT vocab words – though I really am not learning them – was most of today. I think it was nice.
Blue Skies (and less wind please)