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The Happy and The Sad of Week 4

October 6, 2017 at 9:30 am
By An Kitamura '21


This is my fourth blog of the term, and I realized that all of them included lists in them. To change things up a bit, I decided that this week I will make not one, but two lists!

4 Happy Things of Week 4

  1. My roommate’s birthday! - We celebrated with instant ramen noodles, dining hall cookies, and sago that my friend made.

  2. A Trip to the Farmers’ Market - It was a world of colorful veggies, but I didn’t buy any because I can’t cook.

  3. My twin sister sent me a video that made my day - Twins living in different time zones can reconnect with a 5 second video they took in the middle of the night on New Year’s Day.

  4. Ice Cream! - Another trip to Hogan Brothers to fuel up my energy to finish my chemistry assignment. This week, I tried the Pumpkin Pie flavor and it was a delicious mixture of summer and autumn.

4 Sad Things of Week 4

  1. Midterms - It’s week 4 and almost half of the term is over, which means it’s time to befriend midterms, essays, and assignments and pretend that I haven’t been ignoring them up until this point.

  2. Missing my twin. - As much as I hate to admit it, I confess that I miss my twin sister.

  3. Missing Washoku (Japanese food) - Can someone please send me a big bowl of soba noodles with tororo (grated Japanese yam paste thingy) on top?

  4. Missing my family - I realized I’m still a child when I had to call my father because I didn’t know what to do when I got a stomachache. All I did was cuddle up in my bed and suffer until he told me what I should do. Thank You!

That’s all! Hopefully, I come up with something better than two lists next week.

An is a freshman from Japan who is thankful that Minneapolis has a direct flight from Tokyo. She loves animals, both stuffed and alive, and one of the hardest parts of packing for college for her was choosing which plushie to bring to Carleton or, sadly, leave at home. She is currently undecided about her major and is excited to explore new subjects. 

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