Saturday, May 17, 2014

 Mountain Mike's Pizza was my first time going there and I liked it. The pizza was pretty good but I got full of eating to much of it, so my peers and I with our chaperone asked for boxes to take the leftovers home for tomorrow lunch.

When I got to Mike's place at 5:28 PM, even though I got there two minutes early Alie with Oyin, Dani, and Victoria was already there waiting for me. I introduced myself to everyone and shake hands. Alexa was running late and we waited for her for a couple of minutes until we decided to order before our time together runs out.  When we finished ordering we all sat down and started introducing ourselves one by one. First, You needed to state your name. Second, which school you currently at. Last but not least, what you do for fun or what sport do you play. We also talked about what programs are we taking in Chicago. We discussed about if this is the first time traveling, if we been away from our family as long as a month, and what kind of things we like so we can explore on our journey in Chicago.  

It was a good vibe with my peers but I was shy because I was the only guy there and I did not know what to say to break the ice. Other than that, I think this it event went great. I  got the chance to meet and know more about my peers and Alie. I hope that later my shyness will go away and get to talk to  these nice ladies more comfortably because we will be seeing each other for one month.  I hope that in these few weeks I can be able to get to know my peers more, so that in the trip I can be able to communicate with them and share more about our experiences and struggles. In the trip I would like to have fun with my peers and help each other on homework or personal stuffs and become united like a family.

Well I leave you guys with this picture I took after our meeting session.

1 comment:

  1. HI Jimmy it is great to read about how you were feeling and it's very understandable that you were feeling shy. I am sure as we have more time together you will get the opportunity to know all of your other ILCers very well and you will hopefully come back with some great new friends!