Saturday, December 13, 2008

You'll make biscuits, and I'll make tea. We'll curl up close and then fall asleep.

So, I am done with classes for this term! I have some homework to do before next term... but right now, I am enjoying the break! I feel good about both of my essays. The one on Akira Kurosawa's film, I am not sure how the teacher will feel...but I am pleased with it. And the exhibition review, I feel good about.

So, since classes have been done, I have really been lazing about something fierce! I've hung out with Kirsli a lot. We went on an adventure to the East End Primark (super discount store) where neither of us found anything. We went to a Pub Quiz with her classmates to raise money for the graduate exhibitions this year. Our team didn't win...but that's only because Tina Turner wasn't the first mayor of London! (We kept putting down divas to any questions that we didnt know...which was a good few!)

So, I've been good. Becca is coming again soon, which I am super stoked about. On the 22nd I think. Oh man, this is a dinosaur month! Cuz after my pterodactyl comes, then my iguanodon will be here! Yesssssssss! What a good month this will be.


I've been requested by Crystal (of the Police variety ^_^) to write a little bit about life in London in general. Well, it's surely a different experience than back home. The main thing that people ask about is the weather. Yep, it's cold. Yep, it's gray. Yep, it's rainy. But, I guess I expected it to be coldER, grayER, and rainiER...but it's not as bad as I expected, really. I mean, in an ideal world, San Diego weather would come with me everywhere. But, unfortunately it can't! Another thing that I'm learning is that Brits in general are much more reserved than people at home. Thus, it's more difficult to make British friends (in general! warming: I am generalizing a lot here!) than other foreign friends.

So, anyway... about my area. Well, I live towards the east end of London in an area called Hoxton, though I am milliseconds from Shoreditch as well. Hoxton/Shoreditch is pretty well known for nightlife. There are quite a few pubs around, and lots of clubs. I really like this part of town. I feel like I am really close to my classes (45 minutes on bus! - hey, this is London. That's close!), but far enough away that I don't feel bogged down by it. I actually live in Zone 1 of London, which most people don't tend to live in. Because it is EXPENSIVE. My student housing is really expensive too, but I think it's worth it. Sometimes I hate living in student housing, sometimes I am ok with it. Speaking of, here's a map!

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Anyway, that's all for now. Maybe more later!

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