You would think that graduate students are all studying, networking and no fun (the last part was kind of exaggerated, but you know what I mean). However, we do have those days where we would gather and goof around. A couple of weeks ago, after our midterms, our SMF class along with our professors, decided to make use of a Saturday and went bowling. We had a total of seven lanes reserved and we went all out playing against each other.
I hope that your New Year is off to a good start! The past few weeks were very much needed after a busy and fast-paced semester. I managed to spend some quality time with my family on New Year's Eve and waste a lot of money on food (no regrets here).
I may not look like it, but I was born in Moscow, Russia. Celebrating Christmas was one of my family's favorite traditions back then. When we moved back to Vietnam, the atmosphere just wasn't the same without the snow and the cold (very odd reasons), so we just stopped enjoying the occasion altogether.