September 2nd, 2012 | Uncategorized
“This is the true story of [eight] strangers, pick to live in a [dorm], work together and have their lives [watched] to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start being getting real.” This is MTV Real World: Ireland! This is exactly how I felt this past week in Jordanstown, Ireland. Here I was put on the campus of University of Ulster to live with Gretchen, Brendan (both of whom I met the week prior), Jim, Matt, Sarah and Ryan. Well, it wasn’t exactly like the MTV Real World series; there wasn’t any fighting between roommates or anything like that. I was fortunate enough to live with people that actually really liked staying with.
Oh yea, probably should have told you who it is thats actually writing the blog. Haha, hi, my name is Andre Tongo. I’m from Boston, Massachusetts. I graduated from Stonehill College, which is located 30 minutes outside of Boston. This upcoming school year I will be getting my master in International Management at NUI of Galway (University of Galway). I am part of a family of three. I have lived with my mother (Precious Isibor) and my older brother (Adio Ashafa) my whole life. My family is a very close knitted one. I love them.
Enough about me, now let’s get into how my week was. The week was jam packed with loads of information that ranged from teaching 8-year-olds how to stop themselves from running into a wall to learning how close we will actually let others get to us (sorry Matt, you can’t get within 20 feet of me, need my personal space). But in all seriousness, the week provided me with a better understanding on what exactly my role and part is in the Sports Changes Life program. After this week, I am truly honored and excited to be chosen to join this “family”. These next 10 months are going to be filled with wonderful life experiences. I am positive that everyone in the program that was selected this year is only going to come out of this whole experience better people. Check in next week and see my blog on how my first week of classes went. See you then.