Category: Musings

The ending so Near

Been a while since the last update, but things in general are going well. I’ve been rather homesick lately, even though the weather’s quite nice. There’s been a major hoard of mosquitoes in town, but I successfully prayed to the rain gods to drown them out for

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Coming Soon to Theaters

On Tuesday, we went to the film Avengers in the nearest cinema. It was a fabulous opening night. Noticeably, the boys significantly outnumbered the girls in attendance, but my girl friends and I helped even out the number just….a tiny bit. I believe none of the

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Spring Has Arrived, or more like Summer

The weather is settling around the nice mid 20 degrees Celsius, which compares to the warmer weather of my hometown. Only a few weeks ago, it was still snowing. And now? No trace of snow, but we do have occasional rain. It’s rather funny, because Russia celebrated

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Running out of Time

There’s only 3 months left in Russia, meaning I’m going to spend less time on the computer blogging and more time preparing for Russian exams. Exchange friends and I were considering joining a fitness club, but I’m not sure if we have time for all

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If you know the roots and prefixes,….

Then this should be easy to understand the gist of these verbs. • переписать. To re-write, overwrite• пописать. To pee* stress is different• написать. To finish writing• вписать. To write in, inscribe, fit• выписать. To write off, prescribe• отписать. To unsubscribe• записать. To register, to

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School on a Sunday

Relating back to a post where I said there were cars drifting on the frozen river, I can report that I’ve seen more. Meike and I spent Saturday checking out the art museums in town, and happened to see the race going on called the

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Next to do?

We have four more months to go in Russia. Spring “started” March first according to the people in town, but it’s snowing more nowadays than it was in the last 6 months. I still feel like I speak English too often, and should speak more

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My Russian Lessons

Things are normal at school. I don’t hate it, but it’s not terribly exciting. I realized that I’ll be okay in the next 4 months. I’ll just continue to self-teach. In the mean while, I’ll make it more fun by finding awesome little humorous pieces

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Mid Stay Orientation

Let’s try to do a quick summary rather than too much reflection. I arrived late 20 mins to School 41, but completed a survey early along with the other 9 AFS students about our last 5 months in town. We ate pastries, and shortly after

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The ending so Near

Been a while since the last update, but things in general are going well. I’ve been rather homesick lately, even though the weather’s quite nice. There’s been a major hoard of mosquitoes in town, but I successfully prayed to the rain gods to drown them out for

Read More

Coming Soon to Theaters

On Tuesday, we went to the film Avengers in the nearest cinema. It was a fabulous opening night. Noticeably, the boys significantly outnumbered the girls in attendance, but my girl friends and I helped even out the number just….a tiny bit. I believe none of the

Read More

Spring Has Arrived, or more like Summer

The weather is settling around the nice mid 20 degrees Celsius, which compares to the warmer weather of my hometown. Only a few weeks ago, it was still snowing. And now? No trace of snow, but we do have occasional rain. It’s rather funny, because Russia celebrated

Read More

Running out of Time

There’s only 3 months left in Russia, meaning I’m going to spend less time on the computer blogging and more time preparing for Russian exams. Exchange friends and I were considering joining a fitness club, but I’m not sure if we have time for all

Read More

If you know the roots and prefixes,….

Then this should be easy to understand the gist of these verbs. • переписать. To re-write, overwrite• пописать. To pee* stress is different• написать. To finish writing• вписать. To write in, inscribe, fit• выписать. To write off, prescribe• отписать. To unsubscribe• записать. To register, to

Read More

School on a Sunday

Relating back to a post where I said there were cars drifting on the frozen river, I can report that I’ve seen more. Meike and I spent Saturday checking out the art museums in town, and happened to see the race going on called the

Read More

Next to do?

We have four more months to go in Russia. Spring “started” March first according to the people in town, but it’s snowing more nowadays than it was in the last 6 months. I still feel like I speak English too often, and should speak more

Read More

My Russian Lessons

Things are normal at school. I don’t hate it, but it’s not terribly exciting. I realized that I’ll be okay in the next 4 months. I’ll just continue to self-teach. In the mean while, I’ll make it more fun by finding awesome little humorous pieces

Read More

Mid Stay Orientation

Let’s try to do a quick summary rather than too much reflection. I arrived late 20 mins to School 41, but completed a survey early along with the other 9 AFS students about our last 5 months in town. We ate pastries, and shortly after

Read More

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