Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh, Guam

Well, the semester is coming to a close and I am going home in just five days. This semester has been so amazing and I just cannot believe how fast it has gone by. Will left us on Saturday morning. It was really hard on all of us to see him go. We truly did create our own little family of exchange students here. Will was a really important part of our clan. Now, we are all focusing on finals and getting through our exams. The last couple of weeks have been filled with probably a little bit too much partying and goodbye parties but they have been fun none-the-less. Jackie and Lisa are leaving on Thursday, Hazel is leaving sometime this week, we're not sure when, and I leave on Saturday. Leah, my roommate, has decided to stay an extra semester. I am soooo excited for her and super proud of her for making that decision. I wish that I could go home for Christmas break and then head back for next semester. But alas, I have priorities back home that I must get back to. Speaking of which...I am still in desperate need of a job. I hope something will turn up over break. I am suuuuuper excited to get home and see the fam. I can't wait to bake cookies with my mom! She took the first Monday after I get home off and I cannot wait to spend the day with her!! I am also super excited to see my brothers and Tove! Woot!

See you all in 5 days!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

less than 4 weeks!

WHOA! Thanksgiving is in 3 days. I leave in... uhm... I'm not willing to count how many days because that's depressing... It's less than 4 weeks, I know that. Saturday night me, the dormies and Junior headed up north to Yigo to a major party called moistland. Basically 3 bands played outside of our friend Jordan's house. There were probably about 50-100 people there, which was insane! Everyone just partied outside and had a great time! There was a community chest of alcohol and everyone just hung around and had an excellent night. Then last night (Sunday) I got some homework done before this dude, Sean, came and picked me up. We went and got sushi, which was delicious! We had the spicy tuny and I think my mouth was on FIRE! Then we just went to his parent's place and watched a movie. It was really fun and he's a really great guy. Unfortunately, I still leave in less than 4 weeks so I suppose I won't be getting too attached :/ Anyway, only 3 days of class this week and working on my ginormous paper! eeeek!!

wih me luck!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Muesday night Junior came over and made supper for all of us dormies. He made us tinaktak, this delicious Chamorro soup. It's made with ground beef, veggies, and coconut milk. He is quite the chef!! Last night we ate some deluctible broccoly cheese vegetable soup! Yum!! Also, Will came back from Japan yesterday so we had a bit of a celebration to have him back!! Tonight Leah, my roommate, made yummmmmmmmmmy tortilla soup, which was soooo good! I am realizing every day how soon I leave! I have just a month left! How crazy. Guam is so amazingly beautiful! I wish that everyone could experience a place so beautiful, full of welcoming, kind, and exceptionally generous people. I am truly lucky and extremely blessed to be given this amazing opportunity! I hope that I can make everything out of this that I can and learn and grow in the ways that God intended for me. The next month is going to be quite an adventure!!! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010


I can't believe November is already half way over! It's November 13th here today and it as a beautiful day! It's actually been a beautiful week! Great weather, great friends, and we had a great time! Wednesday night we went to Ralphy's to watch my friends' Nikita and Junior's band play. They are amazing!!!! Then last night Jackie and I went and saw them again at Xscape. They are seriously an amazing band. Nikita has THE most amazing voice I have ever heard! There are SO many talented singers and musicians on this island, it's unreal. They need to do an American Idol casting here. Today we went down to Inarajan where there is a natural-made pool. The waves crash over the rocks bringing new water in and the tide carries water out from the other end. It was so beautiful and the weather was perfect and didn't rain and it was a great time!! There is a diving board type thing about 20 feet up, but it's just cement so it doesn't bounce at all. So we were jumping off that all day and having a ball!! I had a ver surreal moment swimming around thinking: "Hey, everyone back home is stuck in jackets and sweaters and I'm hangin out in the Pacific Ocean with great friends in great weather! I love it! I can't believe this adventure is over in jut 5 weeks! Yikes!! I am anxious to get home, though. Just enjoying what I've got right now here in Guam. Home will be here soon enough.

Much love to everyone everywhere! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yum nom nom nom

This morning I woke up and made myself a delicious breakfast burrito with brown rice, eggs, cheese and ham. Yummy! I spent most of yesterday working on my second draft of my 40 page research paper. I cannot wait to hand that full thing in and be done with it! I don't want to leave Guam and I'm not ready to start the process of getting ready to go, but I am super excited to get this semester's classes over with! Yuk! But I have to get to class!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Only 6 weeks left!

Whoa! I will be home-bound in just 42 days! wtf? How did this pass by so fast?! Oh man am I loving it, though! I don't remember what the last thing I blogged about Uhm.. Halloween was a BLAST! We had so much fun! This week I ate dinugan which is a p0rk stew made with pig's blood! Yea! I didn't like mayo or onions when I got here but look at me now!
I have a 20 page paper due on Monday so this weekend is basically consumed with finishing that... :/ Last night I worked on my paper for a while and then we went down to marine lab where there was a gathering going on. They made delicious lobster and were just giving it away! Yummy! Everyone there was super chill. This is why I love Guam: the security showed up b/c we were drinking so we offered him a couple beers and lobster and he was on his way :) hahaha... There is a beach bbq going on tonight that I super want to go to but I don't think I'm going to let myself go unless I finish my paper so I better get on that!

Happy Saturday!!! See you in 6 short weeks! :D