24.02.2010 9 °C
I have been really occupied with school and all the homework I need to do every day, but I’m finally noticing I have improved quite a lot since I arrived here. Last week I went over for dinner at Anna’s place, a Swedish girl, with a Swedish guy, Viktor who is in my class and another Dutch girl, Brecht, which was a lot of fun. Afterwards we went to a bar, where one of the Americans was playing, which turns out to be about 50 meters from my house, but since I didn’t know that I went all the way across town to a bakery which was still opened at midnight for a Italian dolce.
I have been wanting to go out and explore the city a bit for a while now, but the weather has absolutely been horrible. It is probably warmer than in Holland, but whenever I decide to go shopping it is also raining… Sunday I woke up to a beautiful sun shining brightly in the clear blue sky so I went out to the piazza maggiore with my roommate; Eveline, for an ice cream. Every single person that lives in Bologna was at the piazza enjoying the sun, it was insanely busy! Eveline left that afternoon to go home again, so ever since I have been master of the apartment and by myself. Got the master bedroom to myself, figured out how the washing machine worked (which was quite hard, since it has none of the normal buttons, but some sort of clock..).
Friday an American guy will be arriving in my app, Chris and on Saturday a Japanese girl. I was supposed to get a French roommate last Sunday though, but somehow he missed the train and he still hasn’t got here after four days… My landlords have been really helpful so staying in the apartment by myself has been really good and not as scary at night as expected. (except for the first night haha)
A new girl arrived in my class on monday, another Swedish one, Maria, who is really nice. Monday after school we went to the amazing bookstore/restaurant/cafe place and I tutored her a bit in Italian, since she is a bit behind. Every Monday night there is an apperitivo at la linea, a bar at piazza maggiore for all the new and old students to grab a drink and get to know each other which was a lot of fun. (found out that Asian people really are bad drinkers, seriously wasted after one single beer)
I have been a really good student, even went to study at the library yesterday, explaining things to Maria a bit. And today I went for a quick lunch with a woman from my class and we spoke Italian during the whole lunch. Must admit the Italian wasn’t very awesome, but I have noticed that it has been getting easier and easier for me to have small conversations without having to think about every sentence for over an hour. I just wrote a little essay about how Bologna was in the 1950’s and I didn’t even had to look up any words, check any grammar and I finished quite quick! Tonight there is this event at my school about Italian fashion and tomorrow we will be watching a film(apparently a good Italian movie from ’52) at night.
Want to finish my last bit of homework before I take my siesta, an little argumento about a typical Dutch dish served at national holidays…
Ciao for now xxxxxxxxxxxx