I hope you are all doing well! I definitely am! Since I last wrote, I have been getting to know more of the city, the language, and the culture.
I have been out and about attended as much as humanly possible!
I have never really been one for electronica music, but I think I may be changing my tune(mind the bad pun Recently, I went to Picnik Electronik, which is an outdoor picnic at Calder Jean-Drapeau Park. Picnik Electronik is a large outdoor gathering where guest DJs perform out in the sun in the backdrop of beautiful scenery and events for the whole family! All in all, a wonderful time!
Before I came to Montreal, I had no idea that this place was video-game heaven! So far I have met toured a little studio…you may or may nor have heard of it…EIDOS!! They have made such classics as the “Hitman” series, the “Tomb Raider” series, and most recently Deus Ex 3.
I also attended the Duke Nukem IGDA event where I met CEO of Gearbox Randy Pitchford among other awesome members of the video game industry. For a class project, I was even afforded the opportunity to have lunch with Vander Caballero(the Design Director of Army of 2)!
Similarly epic trips are planned for the near future!
Classes continue to go very well! The great thing about the Montreal classes is that they are very applicable to every day life. Whatever the class, the professors here do a fantastic job of applying the course material to the real world! Whether its learning how to order a sandwich, knowing the history of a section of the city, or learning valuable business etiquette, the Montreal academic program definitely gives you the tools and the opportunity to test them.
I have just been informed that a special tour of Cirque du Soleil is being offered to us tomorrow! If you haven’t heard of Cirque du Soleil, check it out!!
Thats all for now, loyal readers. Until next time