When I first arrived in Ann Arbor, every one kept telling me how cold it is in January and February and how changeable its weather is. A colleague once told me, “You might feel cold and hot on a single day”. And he added with a smile “That is the weather here, totally un-expectable.” On that day I bought the heaviest jacket I could find. But you know what; snow turned out to be a happy experience. It feels good when you see snow everywhere. Everything turns white and you feel that life is much brighter. Although cold weather seems to bring laziness and sadness, the bright white color around you makes up for that and brings you joy and excitement. I enjoy snow now and I feel warm seeing it. We are in January now and today’s high temperature is -7o Celsius. It was -18 o in the morning. When I was leaving home for school I felt my blood is freezing thinking that I am going through – 18 o. However, Ann Arbor turned out to be a warm snow box for me. Thank God
I have been in Ann Arbor since August the sixth. It is a very quiet and serene city where you can have quiet walks through streets enjoying shopping in shops of very good prices or wandering inside the campus of University of Michigan.One can enjoy having dinner at one of its various restaurants offering Italian,Japanese or Mediterranean cuisines . 'Shalimar" , a marvelous resturant that has Indian spicy food is my favourite. A typical city that helps you to have peace of mind and tranquility. One could think that centuries would pass without having some excitement which I sometimes missed.
But this is not on Saturdays,because every Saturday we have a game of football for the "Blues" the U of M team. Starting at 8 am you find thousands of students blocking the streets, compelling buses to change their routes and cheering " GO BLUE , GO BLUE". You see streets with waves of yellow and blue T-shirts singing, dancing and drinking.Streets get lined with lots of shop-tents selling food and clothes which reminds me of "Moled Day", something like funfairs.I love this city with its quietness and its Saturday craziness.
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