I can't believe it! I'm leaving in only 3 days for Singapore!! It feels like just yesterday that I was feeling overwhelmed about having to even apply to study abroad; but now, thank God, everything has worked itself out. I even have housing! I'm living in the Prince George's Park Residences, which was where I had really hoped to end up.
I tried to do some image searches to see what the rooms look like and this is what I came up with:
The rooms are set up so there are 15 singles in each cluster that share a common bathroom, kitchen, and an air-conditioned lounge. That last room will probably be where I spend most of my time since none of the rooms are air-conditioned! Luckily, we have ceiling fans though. We're also given a full-height wardrobe and a corkboard so I can put up pictures of all my friends back home =)
We also don't get a meal plan living in PGP, but there are many options for purchasing food in the facility. If I had to cook for myself, I would probably starve over there since my cooking skills are severely lacking. I guess I'll have to work on that.
I'm hoping to get to know the other 14 girls in my cluster well because they will be the first few people I meet in Singapore. And hopefully I won't have to worry about it feeling like a psych ward with all the single rooms over there like it did in Sprague since no one is actually choosing to live in a single.
After seeing my mom's family over Christmas and hearing them tell me so much about Singapore, I can't wait to get over there myself! And I still can't believe I'll be there in less than a week! I'm so excited to be able to see everything myself, take my own pictures, learn about others as well as myself, and share everything with all of you. I will miss everyone at home so much, but we'll keep in touch!
And now I guess my next post will be in 2011 from the other side of the world!