As school ended on Tuesday , May 1st , I found myself rushing home to get ready for my Penn dinner. As thoughts ran through my head I tried to visualize how the dinner would be , would there be a lot of pressure , would I have 30 eyes looking directly at me. This is where I began to become nervous , but there was more too come as I left the house and hour early just to make sure that I wasn't late , but I was indeed on time to the Bart station.
The Bart ride was what I would call a foreign experience , seeing how I have only been on one two times in my life. As My group headed to San Francisco we got to actually get too know each other a bit more and also to admire the two students actually admitted to Penn. As we waited for cabs , Don presented us with a since of trust because we were the ones handling the money for the cab fees and responsible for receiving a receipt afterwards.
Upon arriving at the restaurant with my cohorts , my jaw dropped at the sight of a coat check in . I had never experienced such a thing in my life. When we were seated I looked around the room and was anxious for what was in store. When I was able to introduce myself to the group I took advantage of making the best impression I could .
When the food started to come , I suddenly Found myself struggling to figure out what exactly the names of the food were . Out of everything on the menu there was about 10 words that I actually understood to make my decisions on what I should eat that night , which was salmon. I soon realized this was a mistake and I should have gone with my gut feeling of the Pheasant. Overall I really enjoyed the dinner and conversing with my cohorts and the alumni of Penn. I am really glad and fortunate to be able to be attending Penn this summer and I want to thank everyone that has contributed towards my scholarship.