|The Green Posters|
|Greek Water Jar|
Next, I saw the Greek exhibition. When I saw one of the water jar, I suddenly thought about the Disney movie, Hercules, because of the similar patterns and colors on the jar. Then I saw many different objects used in different occasions, from symposium, everyday life, burial, to gifts for God. I found them interesting because they had various shapes and patterns that represented different occasions, but at the same time, they had the same color and style that could tell us that they were from the same period of time, and those were their characteristics.
Kept going on, I saw an Egyptian mummy lying in the case. I clearly saw the patterns on the mummy; the facial expression, and materials, and even the small details all grabbed my eyes. I thought, "I am looking at and object that is so famous in human history!" After I looked at my watch, I realized that it was almost twelve o'clock, so I went downstairs to meet with the group.
|Roger Williams National Memorial|
After our morning tour, we headed back to have a simple dinner and go back to dorm to be prepared for the long-waited fancy dinner at Siena.
After a week of dorm food, I was really excited for this dinner. Because we left the dorm late and the bus arrived late, when we got out off the bus, we ran. Now I think about it, it was really funny because imaging five people wearing suits and running on the street was ridiculous. Fortunately, we made it. Coincidentally, some of the people on the bus were some of the students present in today's dinner.
People we met included alumni and current students. I sat with Juan, Helen, Richard, and Julio. Juan and Julio are class of 2012, Helen just graduated this year, and Richard is a rising junior. Juan and Julio are from Southern California, Helen is from Connecticut, and Julio is from Texas. We had conversations on various topics ranging from admission, high school, extracurricular, dorms, sports, favorite books, and even comics. I asked them what did they like the most about Brown University, and they all said the openness of learning in the campus. Since Brown University has the system of open curriculum, students do not have to follow certain course requirements, but discover what they really like by taking classes from all departments. They even said that it was easy to take classes ranged from over ten departments. Because of the learning freedom, they could learn new things everyday from classes, conversations with peers, and from activities in the school.
At the same time, I had my Aragosta Ciopino, a dish with lobster, shrimp, baby mussels, swordfish, sea scallops, and calamari. At the bottom, there was a big piece of Tuscan crostini that was eaten with the soup/sauce. The collocation was just wonderful. Every piece of seafood was tender, and the sauce was seasoned with the perfect amount of spice, salt, and tomatoes. That dish was perfect.
Beside the academic aspect of the university, we changed our topics into some entertaining topics. I said I like manga, and Julio and Juan said they like Avatar and X-men. After seeing their excitement on Avatar and X-men, I should read the comics just to see how interesting these series are. We also talked about sports. I participated in tennis, and Helen participated in track and field.
Happy time passed by fast. It was already eight o'clock. We wrapped the meaningful gathering, and they all agreed that we should start our college applications earlier just to have more time to be prepared. They walked us back to the Brown campus and even back to dorm. We shook hand and said goodbye, and our lovely evening ended there.
I am still full now, but all the memories were sweet as the tiramisu. I hope I will also have a dream sweet as the tiramisu. Good night, and don't forget that tomorrow is Monday again.