Just when I thought of a topic to write about for my first ever blog, my mind became blank. That’s why it took me these many days to finally post it.
This is about the third instalment of our gathering in Prof Grunde Jomaas’s house, for Indian Dinner party on 20 November. For the ones in Ghent curious about the previous occasions- the first was potluck dinner where we all brought dishes popular in our own countries, and the second was PIZZA night.
As Grunde mentioned, it is really overwhelming, especially for us first years- to come to a new city far away from home and continuously interact with new people in a new environment with totally new type of studies. It is more so for me- as someone who never was away from her family for more than half a month, until the day she stepped outside of her comfort zone and came to join the IMFSE family.
So these dinners served as “breather” for us. We got to know each other, got to talk about own country and culture, and just have fun without the care of the world (not literally, but well, we got to escape from doing our assignments and studies for a while). And this time too, we had yummy foods in front of us while chatting (with chips and drinks).
We wanted to do something for Grunde for taking care of us in this new place. So we got a small gift for our dear professor- a chess set (and a card with all of our names on it).
Interestingly, we got to celebrate Chamith’s birthday that day with a super delicious chocolate cake made by Fearghal and Leo. So we (I, who loves cakes a lot more than she should) had the chance to taste the cake, along with the Indian food of our own choices.
Thus, it was a great party for the third time to enjoy ourselves, just before the nightmare begins (exams are on the way… … …)
Picture Credit to Cathleen and Vicky 😀
P.S. I am bad at giving titles, apologies.