American Food

When you arrive in a new country one of the first things you are confronted with is the local eating habits. This affects the whole spectrum of places where food and drinks can be bought: from restaurants to grocery stores. Hence, it is time to take a brief look at the top characteristics of the American diet.

Shuttle, Please!

Standing in the hallway I looked up through the glass exterior of CMU’s Gates-Hillman Complex and saw something I didn’t like: rain. A Chinese co-worker came out of his office. I hadn’t seen him here before. “You’re going home?” I asked suggestively, “perhaps you’d better wait.” He looked outside and nodded in agreement.

Housing Woes: Part II

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Housing Woes

“Hello, is this Almer?”, a female voice.
“Yes, who’s this?”
“You mailed me about housing?”
“I mailed a lot of people, what specific housing option is this about?”