Hey everyone! How is everything going? I'm sure most of you are quite happy that the winter break is finally here. Yes, the fall quarter for Berkeley College is over!
I know the secret Santa is something people do in many other countries, even though everyone has a different name for it. In Spain we call it "amigo invisible" (which means invisible friend) but it's the exact same thing. For those who haven't heard about it before, the secret Santa is a gift giving game within a group of friends, classmates, people... Every member of the group gets the name of another member and has to give a present to that person without anyone knowing who you have. The best part is that you never know who is going to give a gift to you and the other people don't know who you have neither. However, I must admit I have a lot of fun trying to figure out who everyone has!
We gathered at our friends' house in the upper east and had a great time there. The gift exchange was fun, and I got great stuff from my friend Lisa, who, by the way, fooled me! She made me believe she was giving her present to someone else in the group, and I did believe her. But guess what, now I have an awesome pair of gloves that I don't have to take off when trying to use my touch screen phone, because they work on it! We also ate a lot of things, in big part due to my friend Andrea, who is an awesome cook and who I did the present for.
So what's next? Barcelona! I'm so excited about going back home that I know I won't be able to sleep much tonight... That's why my roommate and I have decided to clean the apartment and leave it perfect for the holidays. Also I'll have to start packing at some point!
I'm sure you're all having dinners and parties to celebrate Christmas with friends or colleagues before the break. I hope you enjoy those, and of course be careful with excesses of all kinds these days :) See you soon, next time writing from Spain!