Friday, July 13, 2012

The Grand "Final"

It is over! Today, we took our final which lasted two hours. The essay questions were pretty straight forward and I had plenty of time to finish it. It was quite sad realizing that it was the last time I would probably ever be in that lecture hall ever again. As the exam finished up, I couldn't help but to marvel at the room and soak everything in. All this time, everything had become so routine that I didn't soak in every aspect of going to class: from the walk to our lecture hall to the trip towards the dining hall. 

Group photo with Professor Kramnick
Our lecture hall
Inside Goldwin Smith Hall

Goldwin Smith Hall: Out lecture hall
After our exam, we had our last lunch at Trillium with some of our classmates. We (Eric Wilson, Alex, Hannon, and I) started to engage in a deep conversation with Brian on terms used in the Bay Area versus New York. After lunch, we all went back to our respective dorms to pack up in preparation to move to the Statler Hotel. After packing up, I went up to the Donlon Lounge to hang out with Eric Wilson for a while before walking towards the Statler with Alex while Eric squared, and Frank were driven to check in since their check out times at Donlon were earlier. Our check out time was at 5:00 PM. 

After we all settled in, we headed out to our last fancy dinner at an Italian restaurant. We ended up ordering some delicious appetizers. I ordered the crab cake and lamb. After eating dorm food for three weeks, this was a welcoming reunion of high quality food. However, now that we won;t have anymore dorm food, I will miss it somewhat. 

My entree
After eating a great dinner, we went across the street to have dessert at the famous Purity Ice Cream. Before this trip, Nick Schebek praised this place as if it was the holy grail. To say the least, Purity did not disappoint. The ice cream was delicious and the portions were titanic. What a great way to end the day! Now we're in the Statler passing the time with some reminiscing and game playing.  

The four weeks we have spent in the east coast have zipped by. There are still many things I would like to do here, but unfortunately, there can only be so much done in the time span. It's been an amazing and priceless experience. I can't thank the ILC and Cornell University enough. Tomorrow, everything will become official after graduation.

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