Spring semester 2011 is here! I'm happy to come back to this blog.
Actually, this is the busiest semester for me ever, but I'm doing pretty good. A lot of study, work, but many fun events as well. Are you wondering how come that I enjoy the winter in "Minnesota Cold"?
Here is what's going on here... :)
Being honest, it is true that winter in MN is SUPER COLD. Today, the windchill is around -20F (= -29C). It sounds awful, I know!
But for some reasons, I cannot hate this season. Look at my pictures!
Beautiful White World!
I took these pictures just randomly on campus. My home town, Aomori in Japan, has lots snow like here, but it looks different. I think the snow in MN is more beautiful because of the extremely cold and dry weather. We could see even snow crystals!
The World Under Ground...
Most buildings on campus and downtown are connected by skyway or tunnel. It's like a secret city under the ground. I go to the gym through the tunnels at least three times a week. We can keep good shape even in winter! haha
Here is the tunnel I usually pass through and the entrance of university gym.
So, I usually study in the morning, work in the afternoon, and class or workout after work. After that, usually I still need to study, but I enjoy hanging out with friends in weekends.
Although I'm not a big fan of winter sports, there are many places to have fun around Twin Cities.
Many kinds of theaters...
(I went to watch Babe and Swan Lake this winter so far!)
Nice restaurants or bars...
(New year party with other ambassadors!)
There are more opportunities to have fun regardless of how cold outside.
Oh, here is a great example!
We had a Super Bowl last weekend. (National champion game of football)
You will see how HOT here!
I'm quite sure that you will find your way to enjoy winter in MN and that you won't be able to hate this SUPER COLD season.
If you're still afraid of Minnesota winter, leave a comment or question! Your question about winter life is welcome. I'd be more than happy to make you dare enough to try a new world!
Stay warm and enjoy your life.