|Heidi, I, and Jody|
While waiting for Arnold, I did the final goodbye to Jody and Heidi. We took pictures, talked about bugs that disgusted all of us, and finally a big hug to each other. I really did not like the feeling of leaving people who I really like. In the three weeks, both Jody and Heidi instructed us and helped us to understand the complicated biotechnology. At the same time, their humor made the class lively, and their friendliness made me feel that there was no gap between them and me. I have to say that I really enjoyed the three weeks spending time with them; I will always remember the three weeks.
The upset feeling continued to lunch time. I saw people hugging and saying goodbye to each other; someone even cried. I thought, this is already ending, but it feels that everything just begins because people are starting to get familiar with each other and the campus. Tomorrow, I will be leaving this campus and saying goodbye to friends who I met here. I hope I will not cry. Walking back from the dining hall to my dorm, I saw luggage, bags, and cars all over the place. Students were carrying their luggage and loading them onto cars. The feeling of leaving was getting realer and realer, but I did not want this to be true.
|My Side Before Packing|
Although this was the last school day at Brown, I did not waste it. I went to a session about major choosing. I was the only student there since most of the people had already moved out, so I was able to talk to a rising-senior at Brown University, Krystal, alone. She asked me what academic directions am I interested in. I told her biomedical engineering or business. She told me that I did not have to choose one but to combine two of them because although there are no apparent connections between them two, the combination of the two will allow me to find better jobs in the future because not only I know engineering, but I will also know about the business and financial side of the engineering field. After that, I talked about general things about Brown University. Like other students from Brown, she loves the school and she loves what she does here. The open cirriculum did really give her many learning opportunities to discover passion, and she did, and that was biology. We talked for almost an hour, and the topics ranged from the summer program to application process. I had a great time with her.
|My Last Dinner at Summer @ Brown|
. The moment when I saw the hotel, I had a really strange feeling. I thought about the feeling when I first got here, the one with confusion and home-sickness, but now I have the reluctance to go back. How can people change so much in four weeks? I will definitely miss this place after I get back to the Bay Area, including the humidity and the East Coast feeling.
Back to my dorm, I knew it was again the time to blog and pack. Before all of these, I took the last shower at Summer @ Brown, and said goodbye to Marie and other friends. We hugged and took pictures, but all these could not make up the disappointment of leaving this place. Tomorrow will be the day we back our homes. Will I able to hold my feelings?
|Marie and I|