Tag: Friends


We always start as strangers!

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30th January

We often say, “Don’t talk to strangers.” We grow up fearing strangers. We fear even more when that person is from a different country or a different race, unless we cross borders and see how big the world can be, and how we can connect with each other despite being so different! Being able to study at the University of Findlay with the help of its generous scholarship I am getting that chance. It is enabling me every day to see the beauty of diversity. It is allowing me to stay in a different continent, a different corner of the earth with completely different weather.

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I got to do so many amazing things during my first semester here in OilerNation. Now I know how it feels to touch snow, to make a snow angel or to just throw snow balls at your … Read More »



Tokyo, Tomoya and Tomoki!

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9th July

Our last three days in Japan were spent sight seeing and shopping around in Tokyo. Tokyo is a humongous city!! I hadn’t realized how big the city actually was until I looked at the train map. It was overwhelming, but impressive at the same time. When we arrived in Tokyo we met up with a UF professor, Dr. Kawamura, who had been working with us this past spring semester.

The days in Tokyo were filled with lots of walking, train rides, stairs and good food. My favorite part of going to Tokyo was being able to meet up with one of my friends from high school who was an exchange student — her hometown was in Tokyo. We ended up spending nearly two days with her. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with her and seeing … Read More »



What a year!

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6th May

I have just finished one of the best years of my life! Finishing my first year of college feels amazing and quite an accomplishment. I’m most definitely going to miss all my friends, the laughter and adventures – in fact, I already do!  I couldn’t have asked for anything better than what I got. My floor mates were absolutely amazing as we always had an open door policy, movie nights, homework study sessions, fun and time to just chill together.

Choosing to come to Findlay was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I cannot wait to see these girls again next year! Even though I am disappointed that I can’t see all my friends and these amazing girls everyday I am busy getting ready for the adventures of summer. This summer I am working at a horse … Read More »



You’ve Been Pranked

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31st March

I learned a valuable lesson last weekend — don’t leave your friends unattended in your room and do not leave your door unlocked! (Also, pranks lead to more pranks!)

I was chilling in my friend’s room down the hall from mine when I saw three of my friends come out of my room. I was confused about what they were doing in my building and even my room. I walked down and hung out with them for a little bit, but I needed to go to a friend’s room in a different building to watch the basketball game. So I left my friends with all of my trust in them that they wouldn’t do anything bad or break something.

A little way into the first half of the game, my friends were still not back from my room. What was taking them … Read More »



Oh, Pi!

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30th March

For mathematicians, March 14th is a very special day — Pi Day! Pi has a value of 3.14 and on March 14th the date corresponds to the value of Pi. In years past, I have always had pie in my math class or did something special to commemorate the day. However, this year I went without pie for most of the day. I was very disappointed I couldn’t share in the celebration of Pi Day. On March 14 I was doing some homework with my friends when the RD of the Haven offered us some strawberry cream pie!

When I heard there was pie, I was thrilled. Before I dug into the delicious looking pie I came up with the brilliant idea of smashing pie into my friend’s face as she was getting her hair done in her room. What was … Read More »



To My Dream State!

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5th December

Ever since I was a young girl, I told everyone that the only place I wanted to go in the world was Kentucky and out west. Well, I was able to check off visiting my dream state of Kentucky! In mid-November, the show cattle team drove down to attend and show our cattle in the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.

We left Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in three UF vans with only one stop for dinner and getting to our hotel around 10:00 pm. We were all exhausted after a long drive and day, and were looking forward to some sleep! Forget sleep —  we did not get to bed until a little after 11:00 pm and we had to be up by 3:15 a.m. at the latest. It ended up being a three hour nap.

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Board Games by Candlelight

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2nd August

This summer I experienced a day without power at my house, after my experience I can say that I realized the importance of power in our daily lives. The  power outage happened as the result of a severe thunderstorm in the Pittsburgh area.

Since it is not possible to do any activity requiring electricity during a power outage, my roommates and I found other activities to help in passing our time. We played board games like Monopoly, UNO and Scrabble. I must say playing these games not only helped us in understanding about each others’ interests, but it also taught us a lesson that how much our lives are dependent on power. Initially, I thought the power outrage would only be for a few hours, so we should be fine by evening time. But my assumption was wrong, and the time … Read More »



My summer treat: Driving License

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21st May

Summer has already rolled in and like every year I have created a bucket list for things I would like to explore this year during summer. Though I still have two more weeks before my graduate classes end for the school year, but the excitement of exploring new places has started to occupy my mind.

Usually summer is one of my favorite seasons of all. This summer, me and my friends have decided to go on a road trip to the west coast, mainly Las Vegas and California. But to go on our road trip, we all need to have valid driver’s licenses. So among five of us, only one person has a driver’s license and the rest of us, (which includes me) were without licenses and relying on our friend for everything. Though getting a driving license is not a … Read More »






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