So according to my roommate, Ofir, and a couple of my fellow members of the cohort, I wake up very early than most girls do at Perkins. Is 6:30 AM too early? I don't really think so. In reality, I'm actually the "human alarm clock" for this cohort, and I am honored to have the job. Personally, I don't like being the last one to get ready or be the person that everyone has to wait for. That's just how I am, I like to be on time, especially if there is a specific set time.
The day started off as normal as always, waking up earlier than my roommate, taking my toiletries and making my way to the other side of the floor to Cynthia's dorm. Of course we all got ready and made our way to the Ratty for breakfast. Today's class was actually a Public Speaking workshop. Our special guest for today was Ms. Jennifer Madden, a Brown graduate with a PhD in performing arts. She really taught us a lot about public speaking and gave us very helpful tips about presenting ourselves to an audience. An important thing that I learned that really applied to me was to talk slower. Naturally, I have a fast voice and at times it may seem as if I am "rapping" during public speaking. But everything can all be fixed with just practice, according to Jennifer, and that's exactly what we did after lunch.
|Cynthia, Sarita, and I|
Our next plan for the day was to go to the Waterplace Park and watch the Kongos perform for free. The park was located in downtown Providence, and it was such a large crowd. The place was pretty much packed; on the grass, bridge, and even on the sides. We stuck close together as a group, and made sure that we didn't get lost. It was such a beautiful evening, with the large crowd and the Kongos performing just before sunset. This was really an image and an event that I don't see often back in Richmond. Sometimes it's hard to believe that I actually am in Providence with my friends, living the college life. I better make the most out of this trip, I know that it will go by fast.
|There's always time for a group photo|
|Aren't we adorable?|