name is Adam Neil and I am a college student in America. Though
my parents are from America, I grew up in Asia. That has given
me a unique perspective of life in American college. I hope
that these short episodes can give you a feeling for life as
a college student in America.
Each year the college arranges a special dinner for the students to celebrate
Christmas before they leave. Because the Christmas holiday started on the 17th
of December, they held the Christmas banquet on the 15th, the Monday before the
students left to go home. All the students dressed up; so I went in a suit and
Later that night, when we returned to the dorm, a friend of mine brought out
some fireworks to play with. I hadnˇt changed out of my dress shirt, but I
foolishly joined them in playing with the fireworks. Suddenly I felt something
warm on my skin, and I looked down and found that some sparks had landed on my
Although I was not burned, the sparks had burned a few holes in my shirt.
Because the shirt was fairly expensive, I was very upset, but my friends all
just laughed at my mistake.
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