Oldenborg, the language dorm at Pomona College, celebrated its 50th birthday yesterday with an open house. The foreign language residents opened their lounges and served food, had crafts, taught foreign language phrases and idioms and generally had a good time.
Visitors were greeted with live music and a celebratory cake upon entrance. Footsteps guided people through the complex and crazy maze of floors.
Food was popular
as were crafts.
Language is always fun. The card on the left shows my birthday in the Chinese calendar, and also that I was born in the year of the rat. This Spanish idiom is so funny, and we would say something like “things went from bad to worse”. The German lounge had an animal quiz. Can you guess what a wash bear is?
When you visited all the lounges, getting a passport stamp at each, you entered your passport in a drawing.