Wednesday, April 02, 2008

One Down One to Go!


Today I finished my first presentation on vocabulary in university writing, and it really went well. You see, today I was part of a doctoral forum where doctoral students like me from all over the world presented their thesis proposals and the research they have been doing. I am still in the early stages of my research, but there were some people who are almost finished, and it was really interesting hearing what they had to say. It was a great opportunity to get some feedback on my research. It was also funny to hear that some Phd students hated APA citations!! It reminded my of my students in my writing class!

However, the best part of the conference so far has been the food! I have been to a deli every day I have been in New York. The sandwiches are amazing! I had a corned beef sandwich on rye bread with mustard that must have been one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten in my life. Corned beef is this slowly cooked meat that is cooked with spices and pepper. It is so good it melts in your mouth! I also have had pieces of New York style cheese cake as big as my head. They were the perfect balance of sweet and tangy cheese . . . so good! I have also had Matzo Ball soup, which is one of my most favourite kinds of soup, but you can’t find it in a restaurant anywhere in Calgary. On top of all that, I have eaten about 10 bagels and cream cheese since I got here. The bagels are so good and so chewy. I think I’m going to miss all of this great food when I get back to Calgary.

Last night, I went to the Broadway Musical “Chicago”. It was really amazing. I went with my doctoral supervisor and another grad student from the University of Calgary. I really felt like I was seeing a piece of real American culture. To be honest, I have never really understood musicals, and how every five minutes people seem to just burst into song for no reason, but having said that, I really enjoyed myself.

Anyway, tomorrow I’m not giving any presentations, but I’ll be in a lot of workshops. Friday is the big day for my presentation on blogs! I can’t wait to show off what my students have been doing this semester! And don’t worry, I’ll make sure I take time off from the conference to look for souvenirs for everyone (cheap ones!)

17 comments:

jⓞhn said...

that's cool
BUT don't show off my blog, that's ashamed~~~~
=_=

Fan (*^__^*) said...

miss you so much!!!
how's it goin~~~~
glad to know your first presentation is a scuccess! we all know you can make it!~~~

Forget about the souvenirs!just bring yourself back as soon as possible. we are all dying without u -.-#

Good luck on Friday.we'll pray for you.祝你好运~

Anton said...

I just want to say one thing - Good Luck on Friday!!!

yun said...

Hi Scott! I feel that I should go back home right now because of hunger. Good luck for Friday! I am looking forward seeing you on Monday!

Jason said...

Good luck on Friday! I am thinking about putting a amazing blog tonight~~~:)

Nahid said...
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Helen said...

Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

we all misss u so much
please come back.....

We will,we will rock U!! said...

I'll try the sandwich you mentioned. It sounds tasty!! lol

David Sun said...

glad to hear your presentation is good and ur coming back! expecting ur class!!

imade.act said...

scott, I think we still have tim horton's bagel in here, with herb and garlic cream, which is one of my favourite,,,hohoho

But, I bet new york has more than calgary, thousand ways better...hohoho

Oksana said...

Hi Scott!
Thanks a lot for T-shirts. They are really cool :)
We missed you a lot! So welcome back!

Li said...

crap~~those food sounds great~you know what , when i was reading those words, my teeth were moving, believe it or not~

Li said...

also ,thanks for t shirt~it reminds me that, several years ago, my father bought some tshirt similar with this, the difference is that he bought from Washington DC, and on that tshirt there is name of every American president~

Natallia said...

Scott! Thank you for T-shirts! They will remind us about you. We will miss you after we finish our studies. I was really impressed with the size of American cheescakes because in Calgary they are so small!

Abdulmohsen's said...

Hi scott
thanks atlot for the T-shirt.and the exam hhhhh

HaVe FuN

joanna said...

Thank you for teaching us, Scott. You are the most wonderful teacher.