Thursday, November 21, 2013

A HUGE Recap

Well, my goal of becoming a better blogger lagged off again this past week.

It's been a busy couple of weeks in jolly ole England. After Romania, I was swamped with a bunch of schoolwork dealings with my capstone project, my internship, tourist activities, and getting over a stomach bug. The stomach bug aside, despite the workload with school, the last two weeks have been full of laughs and memories as usual!

Last Thursday, I had dinner with two of the first years in my program. One is my first year buddy who as I've mentioned before has a CNY connection. The three of us went out to Wahaca for margaritas and some Mexican food!


The Wahaca location that we went to was in Covent Garden which has been decorated for Christmas. You just have to love London getting in the holiday spirit as soon as possible!


Last Friday, four of my friends in my programme hosted their house-warming party as they had just moved in together. As always, MPA parties are a ton of fun.

Saturday, I took myself to see Fantasia: Live in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.  Believe it or not, that was the first time I had ever set foot inside the Royal Albert Hall. Even back in 2010 when I lived a street away, I had only explored the outside of the building. While I couldn't take photos during the performance, I did snap a few shots beforehand! And, don't worry…I was tapping my foot to the music the entire time!

The Royal Albert Hall

At this point, I'm sure you are wondering when I do my homework…I swear, I do!

Last Sunday, I explored part of my neighborhood that I rarely get a chance to go to. What's cool about living in Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill is the ability to see the clash between old and new. There are a ton of the famous Notting Hill colorful homes, the new building that I live in, and the old council housing buildings that were built in the 1950s/1960s.  I plan to write a post in the future on the history of my road, alone, but here's a sneak peak now!

Old v. New on Kensal Road
Sunday evening, my friend Emma invited a bunch of us out for Indian food and to meet her Mom!

Emma and her Mom!
And, on this past Tuesday, there was a Levo League event for the London club about dressing for success. It was great to hear some tips about professional wardrobes as well as catching up with old friends.

How has your week been? Have you done anything exciting?