date: Jan 5, 2007
subject: Greetings from Winter Vacation
How are you doing? Did you get to eat a lot of Christmas cookies? Uf, I did...
Life is treating me well and I am enjoying the days in Berlin with my family and looking forward to coming back in February. Until then, I have to work as hard as I can, so that the study abroad experience in Madrid will turn out a fruitful one.
Last night, by the way, I went with my sister to a restaurant run partly by blind people. The thing is...it is totally dark inside the restaurant. You cannot see anything. You are sitting there awaiting your food not knowing what you are eating. Pretty scary. It made us pretty anxious not being able to see... You cannot imagine the dark that engulfed us. You depend totally on the blind person that serves you, bringing you the food, telling you where things on the table are, guiding you throughout the room. We couldn't really enjoy the food and at very first, could not taste exactly what it was.
Well, those things one can experience in Berlin.
Take care, friend. I hope you find a lot of good reasons to enjoy this year.