Hey there fellow Hawks! Hope everyone had a great third week of classes. Yes, you heard me right. Its been three full weeks already. Somehow, it doesn’t feel that way. I’m either stressing out or having fun. (Fun is what takes my mind of the time!) This past week I went to two amazing events. One was the Strictly Speaking program and the other the School House Rock Dance.
Strictly Speaking is a program held by ISS and is led by Nhee Vang. I was paired up with an international student who wanted to know more about American culture and casual American conversation starters. (I was signed up during the Student Organization Expo. Emphasis on the “was signed up”. My friend told me, “Hey, sign here!” and I did. Turns out I signed up to be apart of Strictly Speaking. I’m glad I signed that form, though!) Sept. 8, I met the students I will be mentoring at a special event. There was food and drinks, along with some amazing people. The conversation with my assigned student, Ameye, was the usual get-to-know-each-other. He asked me so many questions, such as: “What is Thanksgiving?” or “What is Trick-or-Treating?” Since he has never had pumpkin pie, I am determined to feed him a slice! Ameye and I hit off to a great start.
Aside from Strictly Speaking, there was also a school dance this week. This was my third time attending the School House Rock Dance. Every time I go, it seems like there’s more and more people! We did all kinds of dancing, from the whip/nae-nae to dancing bachata, all the way down to some Indian hits. The School House Rock Dance was a blast! I was a bit nervous to dance at first, but I honestly stopped caring after my first few moves on the dance floor. Not only was there a dance floor, but they also had games such as ‘Hunt for Hunter the Papier-Mâché Bird’, hot potato and limbo! I’ve got to say, my back is still a bit sore.
That’s all for this week Hawks! We’re about to start our fourth week of school. Let me know how everything is going. Midterm season is right around the corner; be sure to be prepared! As always, have a great week!
Hey there fellow Hawks. Alright, so let’s dive right in. The main highlight of the week was the School House Rock Dance, sponsored by the Intercultural Student Services. The dance was a blast and I had so much fun watching all the cultures come together on the dance floor with the live band. I loved all the songs they played even though I wasn’t born in the 50’s, which is what I think they were playing.
I love going to events like The School House Rock Dance, because they help take my mind of all the readings and homework I have to do. All the stress I build up during the week I let loose at school events. Hopefully there’s at least one every week of the year. I’m going to need it. This week I also went to the Student Life Lounge to play a quick game of ping-pong with freshman, Amanda Woods. That game was so intense. Balls were flying everywhere. I’m pretty sure the people there were annoyed with our competitiveness. I suck at ping pong but it’s the only thing that’s as close to tennis at UHCL. This got me thinking afterwards that I should organize a tennis club. Who knew UHCL had tennis courts, because I didn’t until a couple days ago. I’ll let you guys know how that goes next week. I feel like now that UHCL is a four-year institution, we should start having some sports clubs at least. Maybe in the future they’ll turn in actual teams.
The Student Org Expo was another event that was going on during school this past week. There was so many organizations involving different cultures and so much diversity. “The university does an excellent job of allowing people to be comfortable with who they are and their unique nationality,” said Helen Nguyen, a fellow freshman.
I love being part of a university that embraces everyone’s culture. At the expo I also signed up to become a volunteer leader. I really want to be involved in the university. I went to most of the booths at the expo. They really know how to lure in people with all the treats and items they hand out. Hopefully next year there will be a tennis club, and I will be the founder. As a freshman, I have so many questions, but I don’t always ask because I feel that the question is too stupid. I’m starting to learn that if you have a question, ask it before something goes wrong. I’m not very good at math, so whenever I have a question I go to the Math Center. They’re very resourceful and help with any questions you may have. Has anyone else been feeling stressed? Well that’s college for you. I feel like when I graduate from UHCL I’m going to have a full head of gray hairs and a fat belly. Because when I study all I do is eat! Eat! Eat! Anyone else like that? I did try to burn some fat at the gym which I finally had a chance to go to. One of my fellow Hawkmates Samantha Ali (which is also a freshman) showed me where to sign up to use the gym. I was not expecting her to be a super human. She can lift, bro. She’s got super strength. I know who I’m calling for back up whenever I need it. I’ll be calling Super Sam. The Fitness Zone is a fun place to burn carbs (that way you can eat more). I was very sore the next day after going but it motivates me to get that body all the ladies want a man to have. This wraps up my second blog and I’ll see you next week again feel free to leave comments or suggestions.