Hello, once again. It has been a while.
I have not posted recently; there has not been much to post about. After the AFS camp in
there was a holiday called Bayram which is multiple days long (I am not sure
about the details). During Bayram, it is customary to sacrifice a sheep and
then make it into food. Luckily, my family did not do this, and neither did any
of the other families in Izmir
(some AFS families did it in other cities). My extended host family visited for
a couple of days and I hung out with my friends a lot in Istanbul Europe.
I have been seeing my friends quite often recently. It has been mostly my AFS friends, but I have hung out with my school friends on occasion. I do not have many friends in school yet, but I think I will get more as the year goes on, especially since I am now in the English Theater Club. The first meeting was on Thursday, and we watched Dracula (which is the play we will be doing). Coincidentally, Thursday was Bram Stoker’s (the author of Dracula) birthday. The leader of the club told me that I will get to choose my part since I am American. This has never happened to me before, so I have been having a hard time deciding. I now know how my theater teacher in the
Today I went to a mall with the AFSers after Turkish lessons. The mall was really huge; I think it was six or seven floors, all of which were the size of the Maine Mall. I believe I even saw a roller coaster there… Tomorrow, the AFS kids have to do a marathon. Not only do I dislike running, but I haven’t even ran in a few months. Thankfully, AFS said we don’t need to do the whole thing.
Soon, I wish to write a post about Turkish food, or about
. If anyone has
ideas on what I should write, please contact me through FaceBook or by using
the comment option on the blog! Istanbul