Excursions, Uncategorized

London // in a nutshell

December 24-December 29

Dear WordPress,

There is this blatant stereotype that London is a gloomy city with mediocre food.

I was proven wrong. Even though I arrived at King’s Cross station where the famous Harry Potter’s Station was, I did not have the energy to search for it so I headed to the hostel right away. My London excursion was taken slowly because Tim and I were both sick children who were too travelled out for anything extreme.

The Korean traveller + a Wash University St. Louis Grad student were my hostel-mates.

Since public transportation / everything is closed in London on Christmas, Tim and his family welcomed me to their home. I have many thanks to Tim and his family for this last portion of my climax trip. He helped me save tons of pounds while still enjoying myself(LOL).

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Belgium // in a nutshell

December 21-24, 2015

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The most unlikely event occurred on this trip. I HUNG OUT WITH BILLY FROM UCSD JSA. what what!?

So it went like this:
I posted an instagram picture in Amsterdam and he messaged me if I was staying.
“Oh I’m leaving on Monday to Brussels though”
“WHAT, I’M GOING TO BRUSSELS RIGHT AWAY”
“what!?”

So we met up! He was visiting his childhood friend that currently lives in England and travelling to Belgium/Netherlands together!

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Amsterdam // in a nutshell


December 19-21, 2015

Dear WordPress,

Delayed blog posts become more of a summary than a reflection, but tis alright.

I left all my luggage at Filippo’s place on the Thursday before leaving (day before Fontanella, Finals, Dinner, etc), and I didn’t notice I didn’t pack so much into my big suitcase. I had SO much to squeeze into my tiny duffle bag + backpack. A panic attack later, I was able to leave some things in Tim’s room for him to take to London and then back to Milan later. (THANK YOU TIM)

A flight later, we met up with Amanda, Rebecca, Cameron, and Kunal! REUNITED!

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Bocconi Life, Italy, Milano, The Feels, Uncategorized

Testing // End of Bocconi

December 19, 2015

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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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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.

He believes Globalization is happening and happening fast. I agree. Coming from an assortment of countries is no longer as ” special ” as Continue reading

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Marrakech // Souks, mint tea, and night skies

November 13, 2015

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I have officially set foot onto my fourth continent, Africa.

Right at the left corner of Africa sits Morocco, a beautiful country affluent with character. My convincing friends influenced me into buying this cheap round trip Ryanair ticket to Marrakech (15 euros each way).  After several weekends of globetrotting Europe, Morocco was indeed one valuable weekend experience.

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Peaches are almonds!? // Long day Tuesdays

September 15, 2015

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I wore my new hat to school today! I’m finally blocking my sun damaged cheekbones from those vicious UV rays. Today was actually a pretty warm day considering Milan and the rainy fits it has been having.

Fun Fact: Peaches are in the almond family. I accidentally bit into it this morning and froze. **bite** ….AN ALMOND?! what? aha. I bit into it with suspicion, but yes, it was an almond. I looked it up online and apparently they’re in the same family! Peach almonds have some cancer fighting properties (what doesn’t nowadays lol). Peaches are currently my favorite fruit and finding out about these almond peaches just made me love it even more.

Then my day started.

8:45 am – 6 pm with a four hour gap between 10am and 2:30pm. My first professor is entertaining because he sounds like Gru from Despicable Me. It’s fortunate because I’m actually paying attention in most of my classes.

Lunch was at Minta Japanese cafe near campus. Rebecca’s classmate recommended the Tofu Soba. Their menu is creative and caters to the Italian tongue. It looked fresh and healthy with a basil based sauce and thin tofu strips. I had a bite and it was delicious. I want to find soba so I can make and eat that! Cheap, healthy, and Japanese. I sadly ate the cheap sandwich I made and brought from home. They had Udon with duck, Hiyashi Chuka (I’d try that next time), Sushi, Gyoza, and Matcha Latte. I would’ve never guessed that it was a Japanese cafe.

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