Hannah and Je together

Thursday, 5 May 2016

University of Chicago

We walked around  the University of Chicago campus.  Unlike yesterday, it was quite windy, cloudy and cold.  The campus would have been so beautiful with shining sun, but it was a bit gloomy.

시카고 대학 캠퍼스를 걸어다녔는데, 어제와 달리 오늘은 바람 세고, 구름 끼고 추웠다.  여기 캠퍼스가 해가 쨍쨍 뜨면 되게 예쁜데, 오늘은 완전 우울 모드였다.1.UC Library2.JPG

This is the University of Chicago Library.  It’s design is quite unique.

여기는 시카고 대학교 도서관인데, 디자인이 꽤 독특하다.

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This is the gate to the main campus at the opposite side of the library.

여기는 도서관 맞은 편에 있는 메인 캠퍼스 정문.

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After we walked around the campus, we went to the Oriental Institute Museum at 10 sharp, the time they open the museum.  And we saw a lot of interesting and amazing things there.  This oriental institute Museum is amazing and free.  So it is the MUST-GO in Chicago.

캠퍼스를 걸어다닌 뒤에는 오리엔탈 박물관에 개장시간인 10시 정각에 갔다.  꽤 흥미롭고 대단한 물건들을 많이 봤다.  오리엔탈 박물관은 정말 대단하면서도 무료다.  그러니 시카고에서는 반드시 가야하는 곳이다.

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After that, we went to Medici to have Garbage Pizza.  I like it, but not other people with me.  My mother was quite upset that the pizza was too salty.  Well, we’ll try another pizza next time at another place.

그 뒤에는 메디치라는 식당에 가서 ‘명물’ 쓰레기 피자를 먹었다.  나는 좋아하는데, 다른 사람들은 아니었던 것 같다.  특히 어머니는 피자가 너무 짜서 화를 내셨다.  쩝.  다음 번엔 다른 곳에서 다른 피자를 시켜드려봐야겠다.

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Our original plan for today was going to a zoo in the afternoon, but I thought it would be too cold and that would not be a good idea.  So I changed it and we went to the Woodfield Shopping Mall, which is the biggest shopping mall in Chicago area.  We did not buy any but we saw a lot of stores and goods.

원래 계획은 오후에 동물원에 가는 거였는데, 너무 춥고 그래서 별로 좋은 생각이 아니라고 판단이 되어서 일정을 바꿔서 시카고 인근 최대 쇼핑몰인 우드필드 쇼핑몰로 갔다.  산 건 없지만 많이 봤다.


We came back home and ate the dinner.  And we went to Walmart to buy some groceries and other stuff.  My mother loves to push the shopping cart.  Aunt did not come with us to the Walmart.  We had interesting conversation in the car on the way back.

돌아와서 저녁을 먹은 뒤에는 음식이랑 다른 것 몇 가지 사러 월마트에 갔다.  어머니는 쇼핑 카트 끄는 걸 좋아하신다.  이모님은 월마트에 같이 안오셨다.  차에서 돌아오는 길에 흥미로운 대화를 나눴다.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Second Holy Land Trip – Fifty First Day – Cheese Pickle and L’abri Cafe

When I came home, the father of my hosting family was making something.  It is in Arabic “imchalal filfel ma’a jibna,” but I would call it just cheese filled pickle, or cheese pickle.

Cheese Pickle

Cheese Pickle

First, they emptied the seed and everything from inside the hot pepper, and let them stay for a while in the water to make it less spicy and hot.  Then they fill the pepper with white cheese.  He said it must be white cheese only, no cheddar nor mozzarella.  Then they put them in a big jar, and they fill the jar with salty water.  They leave it in the room temperature at least ten days.  Then they eat it.  It is very spicy, salty, and cheesy.  Because of the salty water, it does not go bad for about a year in the room temperature.  For your information, room temperature here is about 85 degree.

L'abri Cafe Gate

L’abri Cafe Gate

The daughter in the family now works at the L’abri cafe whose other name is Bethlehem Study Centre.  But for some reason, they were always call it “International student’s centre and library.”  This family told me many times that there are lots of books and a lot of international students, so I can talk and mingle with them.  But when I was there, there were only Palestinian students.

Library Area

Library Area

When she was going to work, around 5pm, she asked me if I want to go together and see.  So I went there together.  The mother always gives her daughter the ride to and from the house.  I think it is about 10 minutes driving, but it farther than 10 minutes driving in Chicago, because there is NO signal lights and almost no traffic at that time.

Well, there are not that many books, and for now I am not interested books because I am barely catching up the Arabic class.

Walkway after the gate

Walkway after the gate

After you enter the gate, you walk a little bit.  And as you see, there are stars everywhere here, but they are not Star of David, but the Bethlehem or Christmas Star.

Growing Veggies

Growing Veggies

They planted many different veggies on both sides of the road after the gate.

Grows fish as well

Grows fish as well

And on a corner, they have a fish tank.  They grew fish not to see and enjoy, but to eat and enjoy.

Cafe Area

Cafe Area

This is the Cafe area where the daughter of the family works.  I ordered Mango Smoothie for 14 shekels.  Even though they used real mango, it was not that great.  First, the smoothie was lukewarm while it is supposed to be cold.  Second, it had too much hair in it (mango has lots of hair around the seed area).

Usually she comes home around 9:30 or 10 in the evening.  I expected the same today.  So I waited her to finish her work.  Then around 10pm, her younger brother came, so I thought her mother came to pick her up.  Her brother and I sat together for about ten minutes, then he suddenly told me as if he just realised that they would not go until midnight, so I might go by myself now.

I did not want to wait until midnight.  There was nothing I can do more.  So I just walked home.  I was a bit unpleasant.  Why didn’t they tell me in the first place?  And why did they choose this day for me?  Well, it is weekend, happy weekend.  So I will try to make myself happy.

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