My roommate Ying and I headed to the Cornell Bookstore only to realize that it's closed on Sundays. However, we had absolutely no regrets because we were able to tour Central Campus during this time. We got ourselves more accustomed to the environment around us as this is the place we'll be staying for three weeks. We walked by huge buildings surrounded by trees and grass. Just across the bookstore, there it stood. It was magnificent both in size and quality. Known as the symbol of Cornell, the Clock Tower boasted a loud noise to reassure its existence.
|On our way.|
|Finally! You guys meet my roommate!|
I managed to take many pictures of Central Campus. Feel free to indulge yourself in the beauty of the campus through this Google Slideshow.
Following this adventure around campus, we headed to the scavenger hunt that was planned for us. The term scavenger hunt was definitely misleading. It simply was a two hour event planned to get to know each other. We first played had a tournament of Rock, Papers, Scissors and I'm happy to say that I won this tournament! This was really funny because I generally never win Rock, Paper, Scissors. I guess Ithaca has some magic. Other games we played was tentacle tag and Assassin, which is a kind of silent tag. Then, we formed two circles. A larger circle formed around a smaller circle. We would introduce ourselves to the person standing in front of us and the outer circle would rotate and we would discuss a new question every time.
Some of the questions given to us to discuss included...
- What is your favorite animal, movie?
- What program will you be taking?
- How did you spend your previous summer?
- What colleges are you looking into?
Out of all the activities, this was the most fun because just within a few minutes, I had traveled around the world. I met people from Argentina, the Caribbeans, Hong Kong, and Australia. I've never seen such a diverse place and if I had stayed in Hercules, CA, then I surely wouldn't have received this exposure.
|Risleyites from L to R: Ying, me, Nora|
|It wasn't as crowded as expected.|