I am alive! I am alive and the reason I didn’t write anything this past year was not that I fell victim to the IB. No, …actually I did! But I survived!
It is now 4 days after I have gotten back my results, with which I were quite satisfied. You might (or might not) ask yourself: What actually happened in this past year of me not reporting anything at all? Or you might (or might not) ask what is going to happen now? Either way, I am going to write as much as I remember in here to update you on my life. Enjoy! 🙂
So, everything pretty much started with me being the first person to arrive at Casa. I was there before noon and the residences hadn’t even been opened yet. But as soon as they were and I entered Casa, I decided I HAD to clean up! Which is pretty much what I did for the whole first week. Obviously, I also went to welcome all my co- and first years and had my first gelato, pizza and swim with my friends. Everything was like a dream world until reality hit us secondi. EE first draft on Monday! Luckily I had finished mine, unlike many others, during summer break already and could spend time with getting to know my primi. 🙂 To be honest, as a second year it is always quite difficult to actually start liking primi as they are just not your secondi. Because of that, the beginning of the school year is always quite hard for every second-year generation. Thankfully, I was very lucky and sooner or later I got to meet the most amazing primi ever!!! Phump from Thailand, who is just the sweetest girl and best cook in the universe and who you just want to hug forever because she’s just so damn cute!!! ❤ Juš from Slovenia, who is probably the weirdest and tallest guy, I've ever met, but also the funniest and the best to gossip with! 😉 Tigran from Armenia, who is also my Winter friend and who I never ever imagined to be friends with, but he is just so much cleverer and more thoughtful than everyone thinks and always there for me with his sarcastic (and kind of mean) jokes. Lucia from Switzerland, without whom I would have never survived German class and who is just the coolest and most chill girl you could ever imagine. Well, and obviously many more, but if I told you about all of them, this post would never end. But my love definitely also goes to Hannah and Stefan from Germany, Hermione from Hong Kong, Jitka (my prima, who stole my self-made flag…Shame on you!), Danil, the weird Korean Russian, Shoko and Takuto from Japan, my buddy Jose from Argentina, and the other Jose from Mexico, Alexa from Slovakia, Elisa from Slovenia, Hana from Bosnia and Herzegovina and my EE friend Ena from Croatia. ❤
With the start of the school year, also the preparations for the Peace One Day started, as well as for the UWC Congress in Trieste. I took part in two dances: the Japanese fisherman dance Soranbushi, and an Israeli dance called Monger, which was way too difficult for me…Like last year we took a lot of pictures together in our national costumes, ate gelato and danced around. It was very beautiful, but if I'm honest, then I have to say that my first P1D last year was so much more magical! Don't ask me why…I don't know either.
I can't really tell you anything about the UWC Congress, as I was at home celebrating my great grandfather's 100th birthday (whoop-whoop!). But as far as I heard, the people liked it a lot, which is why some of the students had to put together a small show for the opening of some building some weeks later.
Moving on, let's get to SCHOOL! When school started we were overrun by information about Internal Assessments (IA) and about University. It was really quite overwhelming! And there was a time where no one could actually remember when they had last taken a real break from studying. Luckily, my WAC class had a 4 day Rome trip, where we had to explore the city instead of going to class. The first day was really amazing and we walked and saw a looot! Unluckily I got really REALLY sick the next day, so I had to stay alone in the (wifi-less) monastery for the next 3 days… 😦 I was so bored I watched Stranger Things for the second time and scrolled through messages I wrote long ago. Thereby I noticed that basically every third message was about me telling my mom I was sick again…lol.
In the coming weeks primi where more or less rehearsing for the EE show, which then got postponed to two weeks before winter break, instead of having it in the middle of November…But all the waiting was worth it, since the show was, aside from some mistakes, really entertaining and wonderful!
The following week the Italian cultural week took place and everyone had high expectations, especially from the show, since we were told from our secondi that theirs was…well…not so good…But luckily the Italian show even exceeded our all expectations and was not only funny but at sometimes also a little more serious. There were dances, poems, skits, and also great food (the next day)!
After this winter break started and my best friend Juliana from Brazil and I spent some really great days in London, stuffed with Doctor Who, Harry Potter, (surprisingly) good food and sightseeing! The rest of the break I spent with my other best friend Atharv from India and my family in Vienna, with lots of good food as well. 😉
That's it. That was my third term, which was so much harder than it seems!