28 Apr 2008

moving apt.

As this will be my last year (finally), I figured I’d move back into the FLSR (Foreign Language Student Residence). I lived there Autumn/Winter ‘05/‘06 and it was a lot of fun.

The basic idea is as follows:

In each apt. there are 6 people. 5 of them are learning a language, with a 6th native speaker. You are to only speak that language together in the apt. and, at the end of the year, by practising together, the other 5 should have improved a lot in their target language.

The benefits? The 5 residents will improve their language immensely.

The 6th native speaker gets to live for free for his/her troubles.

There are a few requirements, however. All 6 of you must be present from Sunday to Thursday 5-7PM. During this time, we eat dinner together (also included).

So, as I’m the native Spanish Speaker, I get free food and rent. Sounds pretty good right?

I’m also working full time this summer at Novatek (my Electrical Engineering internship 8AM-5PM) and will work there part time through Autumn/Winter semesters.

The only bad thing is that you have to be a registered student to live there. This obviously isn’t a problem during Autumn/Winter, but really sucks when you’re living there Sprint/Summer, and working full-time.

So, for the next 4 months I have the following schedule:

8am-5pm: Work.
5pm-7pm: Spend time in the FLSR.
7pm-9pm: Some stupid night class (so I can be considered a student).

So, if I’m not jumping to do anyone favours, it’s not cause I hate you, it’s cause I’m really, really busy. So much for a relaxing summer.

Overall, it’s a great experience that happens to also be a good way to save some money my last year of school šŸ™‚

I have plenty of room for my Desktop, Laptop, Router, Printer my 10-inch Long-throw Subwoofer šŸ™‚