Bocconi Life, Italy, Milano, The Feels

Pho // Date with Rayting

October 7, 2015

Buona sera WordPress,

Online homework assignments suck. Why do they exist? I wish I could understand simple things as quickly as some other people can! lol In addition to being a horrible multi-task-er, I also have a very short attention span. This combination makes it harder for me to absorb more information. Help me from dozing off please D:. How do people play games/get distracted yet still understand all the material? I think our brains function on different wavelengths. *tear

On a happier note, Rayting and I finally had our dinner date. We fell upon Chinatown while attempting to head to a highly yelped Vietnamese restaurant.


  
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Girolamo // Shopping // Case Study

September 30, 2015

Ciao WordPress,

It’s been a few days wordpress! Yes, when I am not travelling, I am learning. In the midst of learning my financial a-b-cs and trying to get online assignments done + group work finished, I’ve also been able to successfully wind down here in Milan.

I always (always = every time I’m on the tram / at Duomo / in school), ALWAYS cherish the opportunity I’ve been given to study here. Everyday, I like to believe that I’m a local commuting to school. (Teehee)
The campus is a capesize tinier than UCSD which is so peculiar considering I’m used to taking 30 minutes to walk from one lecture hall to another. We only have two buildings with classrooms + a small library. The library is puny compared to UCSD’s famous and somewhat infamous (all nighter infamous) Geisel. Study space is purely impossible to find here because Bocconi students take their studies seriously! Everybody is focused and highlighting the crap out of their books! Italians (Bocconi Students) are models AND studious. I like being in such a studious environment so I really don’t mind. 😀 What I DO mind is the smoke. I really can’t handle/stand it. Culture shock problems….

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A trip on the Vespa // Date with Filippo!

September 25, 2015

Ciao WordPress,

Summary of Today:
1. Realization of Oysho (the softest store ever)
2. Class
3. A’pertivo with Filippo
4. A ride on the Vespa around Milan ❤

Details of Today:
The air was crisp as I ran across my usual route behind the dorms this morning. Blue skies caught me off guard when I assumed I’d be waking up to another day of stormy weather. I guess it’s a great way to celebrate the FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!

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Italian Police Station // Permit of Stay // Rain

September 23, 2015

Dear WordPress,

Californian girl Seira does not check the weather forecast
Californian girl Seira decides to wear sandals and a thin flannel to school.
Californian girl Seira forgets her passport picture at home for the Police Station appointment.

Great.
My appointment to finalize my “Permit of Stay” paperwork at the Police Station was at 12:05pm today. After my 8:45am class (Corporate Finance), I skipped my Financial Markets and Institutions class to head over to the police station super early with Amanda & Stefanie so they could make their earlier appointment time.

I really dislike the wind+rain combination because that’s when all umbrellas go ham. My 3 euro umbrella (of course) did not survive this storm so I basically bared the rain trusting my immune system to take care of me. I saw a couple of sacrificed umbrella scraps on the street (poor umbrellas).

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Excursions, Italy, Milano

Milan Fashion Week // Opening day

September 22, 2015

Ciao WordPress,

Karma
Karma got the best of me today. I joined the tripping club when I made the most dramatic fall onto my hands and face during my run this morning. It was pretty funny. I dropped my phone and my earphones fell out of my ear-holes. I have a bruise on my hip + miniature cuts on my fingers. Looking back, a lot of people have tripped in front of me and I laughed like crazy each time (evil Seira).

School
I squeezed my way past all the Italian smokers just to find out my Management Accounting class was cancelled due to who-knows-what. I don’t understand how other students knew because we got no notification! Peculiar Italian school systems are confusing us clueless Americans. Tsk tsk.


Having no class meant lining up to get Oktoberfest with ESN (The International Student Activity Group) tickets first! We successfully got our spots to go to Munich for Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in Germany! When else are we going to get to go to this event?! (I’m going for the pretzels LOL.)

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Luini // Panzerotti AKA Pizza Donut

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September 14, 2015

Dear WordPress,

Verona trip was cancelled. *TEAR TEAR. Money was wasted. *EVEN MORE TEARS. We really should’ve just gone today because it didn’t even rain!! Sorry I’m just sort of bitter. Money is tight and I feel like it’s slipping away.

Second lesson learned: When I book a train/plane ticket, always be sure that I’m going! Never buy a ticket unless I’m SURE I’m going. This happened for Barcelona + Verona now. Won’t let it happen again!

On a brighter note, I got to sleep in this morning! I woke up at 8:30 am and went to Esselunga to do some grocery shopping. Bread, cheese, turkey! Sandwiches on sandwiches on sandwiches!

I had a lunch date with the usuals at this trendy Panzerotti shop called Luini in a small alley near the Duomo.

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Inter Milan vs. AC Milan // San Siro Stadium


 September 14, 2015

Dear WordPress,

Right before the weather forecast proved itself right this morning, I squeezed in a 4 mile run.So here comes the Italian rain! It started POURING! The rain apparently lasts throughout fall and it’s the “tsuyu” of Italy! (Tsuyu is the Japanese raining season in June)

I just relaxed in my room while finishing up laundry, looking at notes, and browsing World of Wanderlust’s blog and vlogs. I skyped Taiga for about 30 minutes until I had to head out to head to the game. The nap I took was evil because it made me want to stay in bed for the rest of the night.

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