Hello blogreaders :)
Its been a while since my last update and a lot of fun stuff have happen, hope I will not write too long so you guys get bored!
To leave Hawaii was not fun! It was such a great time so I wanted to stay longer! But I was also very curious about starting school. I came back to Davis Wednesday morning, and went directly to school for an international student meeting, nothing really interesting but is was a mandatory meeting. On Thursday I had my first class in “Innovation Management”. It seems to be a nice class and the teacher have written books in the subject so I think he will have a lot of knowledge to share. However I been taking a similar course in Sweden so I might change to something else. On Thursday evening some classmates had organized a big BBQ with beerpong, cornholing, flipcup, dodgebeer. Im really impressed about how organized BBQs are here! Afterward we went to a Froggys, a small bar/club, it was great fun, i still cant understand the American grinding culture, sex/foreplay on the dance floor? ffs, get a room!! :P
On Friday morning we went to Lake Tahoe, which is the most famous ski resort in America and a nice place to go hiking during summer. We were around 75 people of first and second year students at the MBA-program. It was perfect to get to know more people, we played games, hiked, drank beer, made a bonfire ect. It feels more relaxed to be a student here now. It was only the first day everyone had a suit, now everything is back to normal! People are super friendly, super cool and I love being here. This is actually the first night for over a week that I have some time over to just relax in front of the computer and do some readings. Two days ago Potter had a great BBQ before the game between Green Bay and Chicago(American football). Yesterday we played soccer and then trivia at a bar, I think I will join the GSM soccer, ultimate frisbee and landhockey teams. Tomorrow we will go out to a bar for graduate students, we will start with a BBQ at school before going to the bar/club where we will play a beerpong tournament before dancing all night long!
A few more photos, HERE
&%€”!#”€”#(&”# Today my bike got stolen!! I loved my bike! I just had it outside my house and this morning it was gone, i guess someone just carried it away :( It is such a small city and my bike is not expensive so I dont understand why. But anyway I was lucky because on the way to school I found a crashed bike, the bicycle chain was off, the handlebar was out of order, but after 3min fixing it was possible to ride it to school so i was only a couple of minutes late for class :) How lucky isn’t that?
It is crazy how hot in Davis at the moment, over 35+ Celsius everyday. To be honest I cant remember seeing a single cloud in Davis :) I went to the pool for one hour today to just cool down. Ooh, and american bureaucracy… I been spending hours on trying to waiving the schools health insurance, been to the office 3 or 4 times emailing my insurance company in Sweden, and finally it seems like i dont have to pay the schools $680 health insurance, sweet! The girl in the reception said “your rabbit foot is working for you”, apparently that means that I am lucky and I think that is true :)
Last but absolutely not least, I been in paradise today! or dining common as they say heere! I went with my friend Richard to go eating on campus where many of the undergraduate students eat on so called mealplans (you buy for example 100dinners/semester). Thanks Richard, it just amazing! Eat as much as you can from a more or less unlimited number of dishes, free soft drinks, free desserts and ice cream, my heaven should look like that :P
Ok, time to sleep, next time I will write a bit more about the classes im taking, it feels like the relaxing time is soon over and time for focusing :) Anyway, bye for now!