Bocconi Life, Italy, Milano, The Feels, Uncategorized

Testing // End of Bocconi

December 19, 2015

Dear WordPress,

I’m in the comfort of my home in Daly City and I find that it’s difficult to look back at EVERYTHING after this long hiatus, but here I go.

After that pickpocketing incident, I fell right into Bocconi University’s two week finals.

My exams were on Friday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Cafe after cafe, school after school, I literally sat on my butt reviewing all my material day in and day out. The pro-side of this spread-out schedule was the amount of time I had for reviewing material, but the con-side was that I was almost the last one done.

Testing has never been fun.

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Italy, Milano, The Feels

Victim // pickpocket, metro

December 4, 2015

Good evening WordPress,

My “espresso and gelato wasted” caption accurately depicts my current status.  I’ve been cafe hopping and sitting for hours scrolling through my online textbooks and practice assignments. BRAIN, PLEASE JUST INPUT THIS INFORMATION INTO MY HEAD.

Before all the studying that has been done (or not done), another “stupid seira” moment had to come across my study abroad ventures.

Yes, as the caption states, I got robbed DANG IT.

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Update // finals, appreciation, thoughts

December 2, 2015

Buona sera WordPress,

Before I begin reminiscing the unforgettable memories I’ve made within the past two weeks, I thought I would document thoughts I’ve had in the past two days.

I honestly feel like I’m running up against a descending escalator because I’m paralyzed with the realization that finals week is approaching fast and I’m neither ready for the tests nor reality back home.

We’ve started the “applause for your professor on his / her last lecture” and I clapped for two professors today.

Although all my Professors have been impressive / incredibly kind, My Corporate Finance Professor exceeded expectations Bylightyears. My German Oxford graduate professor was incredibly clear, professional, and his passion as a professor seeped through his lectures. He was gone last week to present his research he received an award for in Hong Kong and Singapore. He treated our entire class to coffee after class (How dandy!) I wish I went to a business school now. ahaha.

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Bocconi Life, Italy, Milano

Milan // my favorite pizza place, rant

November 2, 2015

Dear WordPress,

UGH Trenitalia, you are horrible once again. From delays to stolen money to weird policies to everything in between, you are just an endless struggle for us foreigners.

On the day of our day trip to Bologna, my friend attempted to buy tickets only to be charged and not receive any shape or form of our tickets. On the day of, we ended up buying them at the machine since we didn’t have time.

She called Trenitalia, went to the Milano Centrale booth TWICE, called her credit card company, and now filed a complaint online.

I’ve heard of / experienced so many more Trenitalia mishaps. sigh.

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Milan // Airbnb burglar, Milan Expo 2015

October 26-27, 2015

Dear WordPress,

Milano Expo 2015
Christina ventured off to explore Milan on her own while I crammed for my last midterm after we came back from Munich. Sorry Tina! After marking my last answer, I ran (really, ran) to the Expo to catch up with her!

I gave her my extra ticket I received from Bocconi so she could get a head start and see what the Milan Expo had to offer.

I’ve wanted to go to the Expo ever since stepping foot in Milan and can’t believe I procrastinated from going all this time. I arrived at 7:30pm and could only visit a few expositions due to long lines and a lack of directions, but it was like an amusement park! The venue was ginormous! I mean, they built a special metro station for it right?

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A little bit of homesick.

October 9, 2015

Dear WordPress,

If you’ve been keeping up with my blogs, you would have probably read that I got free samples from Lush a couple of days ago. Well, I finally took that tiny sample into the shower and lathered Dolce Meta shampoo and American Dream Conditioner (Balsamo in Italian) into my hair this morning! It’s 11:25pm and I still smell the scent in my hair.
They didn’t provide me with enough conditioner for my thick hair so I can’t fully give you an accurate review, but it made my roots softer than before! I guess quality really does matter!

I was a semi-lazy butt today because I went on my morning run (not a lazy butt) , but stayed in the whole day afterwards (mega-lazy butt). I got in touch with my Japanese side by listening to some Goosehouse (amazing youtube group) and my Australian side (just kidding) by listening to Jayseelee (Australian twin cover artists). I’m addicted to #bemorebarrio by Sheppard. 

I also finished reading Corporate Finance and looked for some internship opportunities. I’m hoping to e-mail my past internship coordinator soon to ask for some resume + cover letter + interview help.. (AH) . I still have loads of stuff to do. This third year responsibility is weighing me down and I can’t get this anxiety off my shoulders. I’m definitely not qualified for all these positions on tritonlink.. YET! I got this Seira. I got this. Just stop listening to so much Jayseelee and practice interview questions. Just stop.

I think I have a slight case of FOMO. I miss JSA and everybody in it! Talking to Arisa makes me feel sane ❤ I’ve also been slowly talking to Yusaku (my co-Matsuri Coordinator partner) about recruiting committee heads and such such.

Watch Stephanie’s (our historian) amazing creation!

Here is the homesick slump that I wasn’t expecting! (lulz) I’m definitely not ready to go home / love being in Milan, but I miss my family + friends + easy access to everything. Lisa’s too busy for me *tear

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