When I open our room window in the dorm, I see this beautiful scene. Today we will have an orientation. Lunch will be served too. I'll meet several of new students; a good chance to make some new friends.
Good to know that I've made several friends upto now: Geetanjali (India), several Chinese girls (I can never remember their name except one: Shan Shan), Jessica (Denver), Megan (Washington DC), Nikolas (He didn't say where he is from but he is American), Richard, Melica (Turkey), a Russian girl, and Simone (the assistant of 12th floor of the dorm). I don't know why American boys are not as warm as the girls here that I cannot communicate with them as easy as girls.
It's so interesting for me to experience an American dorm's life that I only saw in some films. I saw several funny things today. A group of boys and girls playing guitar and jazz in the elevator going down and up; they were really crazy I think. They called themselves the floor 8th music band. I also saw a boy with an strange beard who played some unknown loud sounds like a song with his mouth and his breath, like DOOF DOOF, BAAP BAAP and ... He was funny.
I have to add my colleagues in the LAB also: Josh, Alex, Michael, and Rolando (all American), Huan, Ocean and Lisa (China), and Rafael (Mexico).
I don't know why when anyone asks me where I am from and I tell him/her that I'm from Iran, he/she says WOW, IRAN! Maybe it's surprising for them to see an Iranian guy in the US.
I'll talk about the differences and similarities of life in the US and life in Iran later. Just let me experience some more days.