College life began normally enough I guess, explored campus, made friends with my awesome roommates, found the food places and choose classes. I was super stoked because I had been able to sign up for my first Japanese class!!
And damn was it hard! I was lost before the first day! The teacher talked so fast, and despite pre-learning some kana, I felt really behind! Luckily, I was taking this class with one of the awesome roommates, and when she said she felt the same, maybe even a little worse off, I calmed down a little.
It was one of my first college level classes in general, and first language (of course), I just wasn’t used to the level of study, but while I can say I adapted quickly in my Japanese class, can’t say the same for my others DX A week or two passed, studying continued, and classes progressed.
I was checking up on Facebook one day and noticed a post by a Luqi, the girl from the summer. While it was in Chinese and I couldn’t read it, it was posted from UNC Wilmington! I was surprised since she had said she didn’t think she’d be studying here, so decided to message her and see if we could meet up since she indeed appeared to be going here. We were able to set up a meeting,at the famous Fuzzy Peach. I took the roommates and while we sat and waited it felt like a blind date; I couldn’t remember what she looked like, and who knew if she remembered me.That issue was quickly squandered when a group of about 5 Asians walked into the establishment, and I knew immediately that was her, (obviously). Introductions were made and to my amazement and happy delight, all the students, save Luqi (who is Chinese, remember) were Japanese exchange students! A chance to try some Japanese!!
We all seemed to click pretty fast, and decided after desert, it was time for dinner! That’s when real college began.