Some time ago a fellow blogger Whatevertheyaint posted an A-Z of random thoughts. I quite liked the idea and commented that I would try it some time. 🙂 this seemed as good a time as any so here’s my attempt at that! I cheated a bit .. conveniently forgot the letters that follow ‘X’ 😀 Enjoy! After I click post it’s on to finishing my three chapters for class tomorrow! The work is on and I’m really trying to stay on top of things as best as I can.
As many of you may know by now, I am in Savannah and I’m loving it. I’m currently attending the Savannah College of Art and Design -where I’m in enrolled in the Master of Architecture program.
But wishing I’d brought more of my local food as I haven’t seen the brands on shelf. Yes…. I’ve been lovingly staring at my coronation bun, afraid to open it because that would simply mean it’ll be finished in a few days.
City is gorgeous though 🙂 though I’ve been getting hopelessly lost and frustrated in the process.
Dad reminded me that it takes a while. Don’t know why I thought otherwise or why my map mysteriously disappears every time I need it!
Everyone here is friendly and thoughtful – with one or two exceptions (that’s expected) but I’ve never felt completely out of place or undermined.
Funny though that when I say Jamaica – everyone says ‘Bolt!’ and ask if I run fast. HA!…. not one Bob Marley so far! Hmmnn. P.S The person who thought Jamaica was in Africa has been properly informed now 🙂
Gotta admit – Jamaica is hot but like UWI, I’m positive that Savannah has its own SUN! Heat tun up! Actually I think I’m doing much better at coping with it these days! Finding my way into more shaded areas that have in turn led to me making exciting new discoveries. Nice!
Haven’t taken my camera out much for fear of getting hit over by a car while simultaneously crossing the road and trying to get a shot – WHAT! Anything is possible!
I have finally unpacked everything in my room and I think it’s looking decent ish …still working on it.
Just thought you’d like to know that I met one other Jamaican on the first day of orientation! Wore my favorite earrings on the first day and he scoped me out in no time! Met another the next day.
Keep reading … hoping these random thoughts tell a decent story 🙂
Losing faith in this bus system! I just can’t understand how I can be tracking it on my laptop and still missing it in the mornings KMT man! What’s the trick?? I later realized that I’d been tracking the wrong building .. OOPS
My flat mates are a bundle of Awesomeness! So far so good .. hope it stays that way too! Made Escovitched fish, festivals and rice n peas (without the peas :S) for them on Sunday (that is a story and a half!) OH I am getting pretty proficient in using Chop Sticks. Quite impressed at how patient I’ve been in learning.
‘New kid on the block’ – that’s how I felt on the first day of school. Navigating the school building was another challenge that I am slowly overcoming. thankful for the helpful people who try their best to direct me. The first day was crappy to put it ‘nicely’ but after I calmed down and analysed the situation I realize that things really weren’t that bad.
Otherwise, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve found a safe route to get back home from in town! No more horrific highways to contend with. STILL HOPING TO CATCH A BUS SOON! Yah ….. I got it right eventually!
Purple seems to be my choice colour! Subconsciously I’ve been buying a whole lot of purple items! It exploded in my room!
Quite disappointed that I missed Fashion Night Out… think I misread the date. Was really looking forward to that experience 😦
Rain! It started out as a wayward drop then before I knew it the umbrella was barely managing to offer me adequate shelter. Imagine that happening while at an ATM Machine. P.S. The ones here don’t have the convenient booth that you can lock yourself into :S
Sixty Dollars to get my hair done! .. seems that I’ll be going natural :S Decided to wash my hair this evening – it’s in a crazy state right now! Will flat-iron tomorrow and hope I don’t look like a hot mess.
Thinking about going on one of those ‘ghost tours’ they offer in the night – Imagine riding in a hearse around Savannah hehe .. Spookily cool!
Until that opportunity presents itself though .. I’ll just continue to tour by foot.
Visualizing a cheese patty right now …feel free to ship one to me 🙂
Went on a boat ride near Tybee Island and saw dolphins. They were so sneaky ..waited till I wasn’t looking or my camera was focused elsewhere to jump out!
X-tremely grateful for the love and support I’ve been feeling from you all back home! Thanks. Strangely don’t think I’m homesick. Just feel a little disconnected despite having internet access. Enjoyed the few days when (due to a system error) I was able to freely make calls and send text to Jamaica. That was Fantastic.
You won’t believe my initial luck: for four days and two hours I could have very well have been in Jamaica! Though I now wish I’d maximized on the opportunity I was quite glad to have unlimited calls and text. When my call service caught up and ceased that ability, I was literally depressed – for about ten minutes. I suppose reality partially struck – there was a missing link between me and the people I care about.
zip a dee doo dah, I actually came back and finished the alphabet! 😀
Well as stated previously .. I don’t know all of my alphabet 😛 but I am sure that won’t affect me succeeding in my course!