At last…tomorrow is Friday. I can already understand why people miss school, the 9am-5pm life is quite monotoneous…and I’ve only been doing it for 3 days. I enjoy my internship so far, but I can see this routine getting old fast.
DC has been treating me well, but I think my body is too use to home. The first few days I arrived here, my lips were chap, which is a rarity for me! Plus, the other day, I had a bloody nose! I haven’t had one of those in YEARS. Besides that though, DC is a friendly area and pretty easy to get around.
I started officially working at my internship on Tuesday and work has been pretty eventful so far.
Tuesday: 8:30-5 work, 5pm financial meeting, 6:30pm-9:50pm class, home by 10:50pm
Wednesday: 9:30-5 worked; attended Book Launch with Author Asoka Bandorage of the book “The separatist conflict in Sri Lanka”, where we got a free delicious lunch. After I got back, the director invited me to come with him to the Chamber of Commerce because he wanted to expose me to more opportunities. Got home around 6:30 and just hung out with buncha people.
Thursday: Arrived at work at 9:40, left to the U.S. China Climate Change event at Brookings. When I came back, I worked a little bit, caught lunch with Annie, and then worked until 5:40 and arrived back at my apartment at 7 to make some dinner and pick up a package from my family, which contained a rice cooker =)
Tomorrow: Work and attending a photo exhibit during work I think, and then a movie after work with the colleagues.
Overall, my time here is pretty fun so far. The people in my program are very kind and funny. I got lucky with having someone from my program being in the same workplace as me, and my roommates so far are absolutely awesome. So far, so good =]
My 2 roomies cooking. In this apartment, someone is alwayysss in the kitchen making food.
I am totally looking forward to this weekend. I don’t have plans..but I want to just..have fun. This program is definitely achieving what it set out to do, and it’s a taste of the boring adult-routine life. >__<
Oh..and I haven’t watched a full movie since I’ve gotten here.. I’m feeling deprived! I need more time! I feel like I barely have time for anything these last few days; even blogging is becoming difficult and I stay up to at least 12:30 every night..ahh. I’m trying my best though!