It feels good to be back in Canada but I can’t wait to get home! First stop: Tim Hortons.


Also there were random carolers in the Philly airport.



Today was our last day of class before the winter break! I love how our blurry faces look so happy! We are now officially 1/8 of the way closer to our DMDs =)


Thanks for taking the picture Jing!

Donut Worry! Exams are Done!

After the last exam of 2014, a group of us headed to Federal Donuts for free donuts!!! They were offering a special promotion for students in Philadelphia! (If you don’t remember my earlier post about Federal Donuts, it’s a restaurant that serves us fried chicken and donuts!) Their current flavours are Vanilla Spice, Strawberry Lavender and Cinnamon Brown Sugar.


Christine, Yvonne, Thomas, Andrew and Matt

Remember: things taste better when they’re free! Or maybe it’s supposed to be: things taste better when exams are over….

Dahlak Restaurant

For our lovely class president Sehe’s birthday a ton of us went to Dahlak restaurant to try some Ethiopian food! It definitely is a bit more South and West than where we typically go, so it was cool to check out that area.

We clearly had no idea what we were doing at the restaurant (the owner thought we were crazy because some of us were sitting on the tables but to be perfectly honest, everything was the same height!) but we had a ton of fun!

We broke up into small little groups and shared these giant platters of food! There were different types of meat and vegetables all served up on top of a flatbread (which wikipedia tells me is called injera). We also used the flatbread to scoop the food up. (Kyle assured me that his hands were perfectly clean…) Eating Ethiopian food is definitely a bonding experience … we even shared a glass of water at our table! (Just kidding, they don’t actually expect that, they just forgot to give the rest of us water.)

This is what our food looked like:


This is Sehe and her mini cake. The back of Nathan’s head stole all of the flash. My apologies.


Exam Countdown: 1 more tillI I come home!

Penn’s Nano Building

On our first attempt to go to Shake Shack with Amanda, Mark wanted to check out the nano building, which is on the opposite side of campus from the dental school. Weirdly enough, our PennIDs gave us access to the building. The outside looks really cool, with all these different levels.


As you go up the stairs in the building, there are little landings where you can sit and study. It’s also super quiet and super orange.


After exploring the whole building, we decided to leave because there were no open spots. But then, Mark had the brilliant idea of going to see the basement (Amanda and I were grumbling the whole time). But when we got there, there was this little conference room. Apparently they had just finished some kind of admissions meeting and they had all this leftover food, so they gave it all to us because they were going to throw it out!


So instead of going to Shake Shack, we embraced our inner poor dental students and ate the food. He even left us coffee! But seriously the food was really good.