IT'S OVER, my first semester is over and my exams as well. However, it also means that half of my time here is already gone :'( Yesterday it was exactly 154 days since arriving, and 154 to go.
My exams went pretty good I think (at least for not studying a lot), they weren't too difficult and I certainly won't fail (at least that's what I hope xD). The only one I really prepared for was English, as our teacher had given us the theme for the essay in advance and also some hints about the short story we were going to analyze ("The Sniper"). My final exam was 13 pages long, and my hand was hurting a lot afterwards ^^
Now we got the rest of the week off, before the second semester of the year starts on Monday :D
Hope you're all doing fine,
PS: On the weekend my host family and I went to the dedication of my host mum's niece, and the church was very, very different from any other church I know! Firstly, it was in an old, renovated storehouse. Then, the walls were decorated with flags from almost every member country of the UN, they had a rock band and two huge flatscreens on the stage ^^ It was all just so much less traditional and strict, they didn't even have a pastor :) (and no altar, candles or water for the dedication).