• Meet Our Student Bloggers

    Read about Amber, Eli, Faye, Jack, and Tamar's experiences at Luther!

A Humble Spring Break

Spring break has been much anticipated since the beginning of the month. Most of us were already ready to be over with assignments, papers, and even midterms. It was all the students of Luther ever talk about for the last two weeks on campus. Everyone was all set to take this 10-day hiatus from all their responsibilities.

Many of us have different ideas of how we want to spend our spring break. Most of us, I assume, want this time spent at home with families and friends. Some have vacations planned for themselves. Some have plans of completing assignments beforehand and studying prior to classes. Others like me, are excited for the down time we can have for ourselves over the break.

Farwell closes during the break, so my roommate and I had to ask our friends living in the residence halls that were open if we could stay at their places over the break. It's not always an easy process, but thankfully my roommate and I happen to be close friends with one of our classmates and she offered us her room in Miller. The Residence Life office are also willing to help out if any of the students can't find a place to stay over the break.

Throughout spring break, my friends who were on campus and I visited each other a lot and cooked together. I find spring break the best time for me to experiment cooking food from home. Before I returned to Decorah after J-Term, I brought back a lot of dried anchovies from home to cook here. I grew up eating anchovies in almost all my meals since it's one of Malaysia's staple foods. Over the break, I cooked most of my dishes with anchovies. Some days, I even cook anchovies for both lunch and dinner. I cooked anchovies so much to the point my friends got annoyed (LOL). It's okay, though. I know I wouldn't be able to have it as much when the school starts.

Spring break is also a great time to save up and earn some extra cash. I was working throughout spring break until today. I work in the Welcome Center during spring break, so it is pretty quiet (and peaceful) as compared to regular school times. 

Apart from that, most of my spring break was spent watching TV shows on Netflix. It is really relaxing, but I low-key can't wait for school to start soon and start being productive again. 

Until then,



Faye Lee

Faye Lee

Faye Lee is a sophomore from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is majoring in Political Science and International Studies. Faye is involved in Gospel Choir for almost a year now and is also on the road to become a big sister in Beta Theta Omega, a women leadership group on campus that emphasizes the development of leadership qualities in women through social work and get-togethers. She loves the remote location of Luther and "dabbing" while working in the Caf salad line.

Read more about Faye.

View all posts
One of my breakfasts -- Malawax from Somalia made by my friend Warsan. It's a pancake-like dish made of flour, sugar, and milk. We ate it with chai.
One of my homemade lunches -- Nasi Lemak, which translates to coconut rice in Malay, is a dish that consists of rice cooked with coconut milk, complemented with fried anchovies, hard boiled eggs, and chili paste.
One of my dinners -- dhal and chicken curry from Nepal made by my friend Iju. Over the break, we had a lot of guests over for dinner almost every evening, which was one of the highlights of our spring break.
One of our desserts -- tiramisu cake made by Warsan for one of the evenings we had guests over.

{ Return to Student Blogs for more posts. }

Add a comment

The following fields are not to be filled out. Skip to Submit Button.
Not Comment
(This is here to trap robots. Don't put any text here.)
not URL
(This is here to trap robots. Don't put any text here.)
(This is here to trap robots. Don't put any text here.)