Things are for the most part good for me. It's a little tough going right now, but it's okay. Maybe I'll write a post about that in the future. Anyways, I'm definitely overall having a good time here in Germany.
On Friday I went shopping for some clothes (growing is a pain) and I saw a Thalia bookstore on the way between two clothing stores. It was huge, and beautiful, and I wanted to go in, but I told myself not to. And then I went in. And then I told myself I was only looking around to see what it was like, since I've been wanting to go to a Thalia bookstore ever since I came to Germany. And then I went up the escalator. And found myself in front of the English books section. And found myself at the cash, book in hand. And bought that book, Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. I've already read it before, liked it, and have been wanting to buy a copy for a while now, and so I have no regrets whatsoever.
And just yesterday I went to the cinema with my host sister to see Mockingjay Part Two! That was super fun, and the movie was great, too! We watched it in German, but me being the book geek that I am, have already read the book two or the times, so I always knew what was happening - and I was able to understand a good amount of what they were actually saying, which was great! At some points, I was actually clearing things up for my host sister, which I found cool.
I also went on my own earlier in the day yesterday to a local aquarium (you're never too old, in my opinion), and ended up sitting in front of and staring at one particularly beautiful fish tank for more than an hour. Whoops. But it was worth it. I had a good time. I'm writing this post on my phone, so I'll try to include a photo, but I have no idea if it will post or not, or how it will post, so please bear with it.
I have a lot coming up soon, by the looks of it. The first two weeks of December will have a lot going on, but I'm super excited for it. First I'm going with my class for a day trip to Berlin to see the more political side of Berlin (which we didn't go too deeply into when we were last there). Then only the day after that, I will be heading off with my exchange agency and some other exchange students that I haven't met yet to Munich for the weekend, to see what there is in Munich! I can't wait, it seems like it is going to be so much fun! And I'm particularly excited for the Christmas Market in Munich, which we will be seeing while we are there! And the day after I come back to Hamburg from Munich, I will be probably going with my German Learning class in school to a theater, which will also be awesome.
Overall, I'm excitedly anticipating the beginning of December - it's only a week away!
I bought a unlimited train pass for the next week, and I'm looking into buying one for the month of December, so hopefully I'll be getting around to doing a little more.
I hope all is well with you!
Talk to you soon,