Sunday, December 24, 2006

The National Christmas Tree 2006

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We went to the Washington D.C in yesterday evening. There are have some activities in this area, the most important even is “The National Christmas Tree”. First of all, we went to the Union Station and saw the toy train display. After that, we turned to the National Christmas Tree. Of course, this was my first time to see the National Christmas Tree in person. A lot of people went to there, some of them took the picture, and some of them enjoyed the outdoor music stage. There are fifty small Christmas tree surround of the main Christmas tree. It’s so beautiful. In addition, the model train exhibit attracts most children to stand for a long while.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The First Day of Winter Break

Our class ended and had a ceremony on last week. We will have almost one month to take a break. Thanks God! I also appreciate my teacher, friend, and family are always support me whenever I need.

Today is the first day of winter break. I had a real rest in the morning and took a walk in the park before sunset. I started to plan for study schedule in this writer break while I walking. I have to improve and practice my listening and speaking skill in English. Hopefully, I can forge ahead in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What a Long Night !

I tossed about in my sleep all night, what a long night !! Most classmates are looking forward the result of test in tomorrow, include me. However, I can not brave to face with the facts. After the MEIPE test, it is hardly to smile to everyone. I knew that I did not do well in reading selection. It’s will fail in this test. One thing I can do is waiting the daybreak; however, it’s real torment to me.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

It's hard to say goodbye

Today is our last class in 003class. We went to restaurant after class with our dearest teacher, Nina.

It's very hard to say goodbye to each other. However, we enjoyed having a good time again. As a know, most classmates will come back to MEI in next semester. We will run into each other on campus. Also, it is possible that study in the same level again.

Everyone will pursue the goal of their study. Good luck to everyone!!

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

My Experience in Watching The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Before this semester ending, we saw the movie “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” on Friday finally. Since finished this novel, we can understand the movie without the subtitle. I must say it is very different between read the novel and watch the movie. The movie really heart-stirring and every frame let me evoke the words of novel. Especially, the background music and the film is very match. I will remember the words in my mind, “ that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”.
My grandmother passed way when I was 20 years old. By the same year I just got the drive license. It was also my first time drove her to my home. She asked me a question, a serious question, “Where is your aunt? Actually, I known she passed away.” At that time, I did not how to answer this question. In fact, my aunt passed away and everyone lied to my grandmother for 5 years. What would they have talked about if they had met in the heaven? I wish that my grandmother had been able to forgive us. Especially, forgiving my aunt, because she suicide.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thanksgiving Day 2006

I am so happy have holiday in U. S. and get with their cultures. This week we got the long weekend because the Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving comes on the 4th Thursday in November. As I know, this is a family holiday; the news reported the crowed traffic and airport. In addition, the Macy's Thanksgiving parade in New York City. It's so spectacularly!!( I saw it on TV)

Our friend invited us to their home and had a big meal, of course, the Turkey, and a wonderful time. We appreciate their help in everything and always give us encourages.

The other thing is “Black Friday” next to the Thanksgiving Day. Actually, it is a shopping day for people have a low price to get some thing. Most stores open on early five o’clock, it is really work and a lot of people go to shopping. We went to the Wheaton Plaza and chosen some give for our family and friends. I like Thanksgiving Day anyway.

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Monday, November 20, 2006

The Early Thanksgiving Party @ UMD

The International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) invites everyone to celebrate Thanksgiving tonight on campus. This is my first time have the thanksgiving holiday in U. S. . I made a reservation for my family and me. I met some friends who also come from Taiwan and other international students. We enjoyed the excellent holiday food. Of course, the delicious turkey and green beans, delicious desserts. At beginning, I would like to be a volunteer but they have enough people for that. We have a good dinner and happy time in this party. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my digital camera today. <