good and meh
I am in an odd mood. I feel as if I have been here in Egypt a really long time, and yet I have very little figured out. I tried to to find the local grocery today with Sherif. We couldn't find it. Sherif has been so nice to help me get settled, but I have only seen two of my friends. I haven't even seen my host family yet. I don't have their Egypt number, so tried their American number through skype. The connection was so bad I couldn't communicate anything to them. I was going to meet some friends tonight but someone got sick, so the plans flopped. I haven't even had tea, let alone gone out to the 'ahwa. I am very comfortable in my house, but ultimately that's all I've seen. I was going to make some soup but I didn't have a lighter to start the stove :(
But I really like my classes. Kalimat has a very nice vibe. My evening class (like my morning class) is comprised of only three of us. My classmates once again are male, one from Spain, and one from... Germany? I really missed studying Aamaya (ECA). The classes are much more about speaking whereas the MSA classes at my University seem to be all about grammar. Kalimat is just a really friendly place.
I am considering starting up a photo of the week, like my word of the day. The photo of the week idea is a bit trickier because carrying around my big honking camera pins me as a tourist. But if I go out taking photos with my Egyptian friends, it shouldn't be a problem. I also like the idea of having just one photo a week, so you get the best choice selections. We'll see.
I hope I sleep tonight. I forgot all my Tylenol PM at home.
Posted by Starr at 3:39 PM