The first day of classes went well. This semester in addition to teaching four courses in ICP I am also teaching a course in American Studies. It is the first time I have taught a course dealing with US history.
I also got some gifts from one of my Turkmen students today. For which I am very grateful. Maksat gave me a bunch of cool Turkmen gear. He gave me a hat, a necklace, a bracelet and some feet warmers. So all day I have been walking around dressed like a Turkmen. People kept asking who "Turkmenized" me.