Sunday, October 14, 2012

Buono Appetito!

 One of my fears about coming to Cambridge was that I wouldn't have any friends. I guess it's been awhile since I've been dropped into a new place....ALONE! Everyone has been really nice (except the cellphone salesman)....but nice and friends are a bit different. 

However, my first night in Cambridge, I was tired and starving! I went down to the eating hall and sat at the table next to two girls that seems very nice. Turns out they were more than nice! They are outstanding. I met Melissa from Singapore and Maria from Italy. We have many of the same beliefs and values. It was so refreshing and reassuring to find them straight away. Since that first night we have done many things walks, dinners, late night chats, dance party, library tours.....
Me, Maria, Melissa
I loved all the varities! 
The boiled egg was great! 

Maria lives out of college in an apartment! She invited our group...that has expanded to include some more incredible people! Ellen from China and Charlene from France... Maria invited all of us for pizza...homemade by a real Italian! Take that pizza hut! 

The evening was delightful. She had slippers ready for each of us to wear! The apartment was sooo classy. The background music was perfect. And so there we sat together sharing our cultures and loving the time. 

I have come to the realization that what makes Cambridge so outstanding is truly the people. They come from everywhere. We all were drawn to this place for some reason. Their goals, plans, and research projects show their deep committment to making a difference. We will be here all mixed together...working through the readings, lectures, classes--expanding our perspectives. Who know's what these people will do next!? That's the awe of Cambridge...the sense of becoming!
Melissa, Maria, Charlene, Calry, Ellen


  1. I am so happy you are having a good time Carly!! That is so neat that you were able to meet friends so soon and eat pizza made from a true Italian! I look forward to reading your next post! Hope everything else is going well too :) Love ya!


  2. I love thei post ! Great friends and good food!!! What more could this Mama want for her daughter across the sea! I love meeting the friend's of my kid's! They have enriched my life. I hardly can wait to meet these friends!

  3. Oh yum!! How fun is that! I love that she has slippers for everyone. So classy.

    Love you and miss you, Carly Beth!