|Call me Ice Cream Master Maria|
We all met down the main entrance once again, our regular time at 7:50 AM, and went out for breakfast. Instead of our usual breakfast spot at the Ratty, we decided to switch things up a bit and go for breakfast at the Vdub. The first part of class was located at building Smith 106, right near the Vdub. We met our instructor for that session, Kisa Takesue, who is also a Brown University Alumni. Aside from that, we were also joined by the students of the Social Justice program, so you could say that it was a pretty full. Most of the class time involved partner activities in which we mainly focused on listening. The three important factors that contribute to a great conversation are positive non-verbal movements, open-ended questions, and summarizing and reflecting. Kisa taught us a lot about having great conversations and also showed us the negative ways of talking with one another. My favorite part was pretending to use negative non-verbal movements as my partner, Magaly talked to me. After this session, I quickly learned how even small negative things can contribute to hurting someone feelings when it comes to conversations. Now I feel that I will be able to talk to people easily and understand them more after this session. Hopefully I am able to apply this method more during my stay here at Brown.
|A little peace of heaven|
It was a chill yet another informative day in class. I'm glad that we were able to spend time with Jenny again and have another get together to relax and share our thoughts. Some of us felt a little homesick, but at the end of the day we just all have to remember that were all just one big family who has each other's back.
|Translation: Have a great day!|