Two nights ago there was a Rotary gathering for all the inbound students and the old outbounds from last year. It was at this chill little bar (Bar Bianco) in the middle of Parco Sempione, which is the huge (and beautiful) park right next to our flat. It was so much fun! I got to meet a ton of people and exchange business cards properly for the first time, haha. I was sad when we had to go home.
Last night my class got free tickets to see an opera at La Scala. As in, THE La Scala of world-renowned fame. CRAZY RIGHT? In my second week!!!!!!! The opera was Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria, and it was more than 3 hours long. So. Incredibly. Boring. But some friends and I had a box so at least I got to spend time with them outside of school! Unfortunately many kids in my class live outside Milano so it's more difficult to coordinate with them on the weekends or whenever. But hopefully it'll be okay throughout the year.
This afternoon there was the first official Rotary meeting of the district. All host families, current and future, were invited to learn more about technical details of exchange. It wasn't the most interesting thing in the world but thankfully it didn't last very long. Tonight I originally had plans to go for aperitivi with friends and then the disco, but a storm rolled in recently and cancelled all plans because the kids outside of Milano couldn't make it. So now I'm staying home on a Saturday, which isn't terrible but I wanted to take advantage of a non-school night. Oh well. I have the rest of the year I suppose. :)