Exchanging Vancouver for London                      

Exchanging Vancouver for London

       
 
             

In plenty of time for Christmas. Can’t imagine spending it without any family <3 

I’m flying from Heathrow to Narita, and then after a 9-hour layover (!!!), from Narita to YVR! I’ll see if I can make a day trip out to Tokyo during that time :) Pretty excited about that too - hope I won’t be too tired after the first 11+ hour flight.

Heathrow -> Narita

Is this what I’m flying on??? Cool plane! 

Narita -> YVR 

   
    Dec 16    
Flying home!
         
 
 
   
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
Last few days in London! 
             
    Dec 16  

Last few days in London! 

           
 
 
       
         
    Dec 11              
 
 
       
         
    Dec 7              
 
 
             

Did you know that during the “Space Race” between the US and USSR to put the first man on the moon, when they were trying to figure out how to help astronauts use a pen in space to make notes, the US spent tens of millions of dollars in developing a pen that could write upside down (because the ink doesn’t “flow” to enable the pen to write), and the Soviets….

…gave their astronauts pencils. 

-As told by HKFSI CEO Mark Dembovsky

   
    Dec 6    
Think outside the box.
         
 
 
   
It was my first time at the Royal Opera House (SUCH a beautiful building and auditorium) and I saw the first show of Parsifal at Royal Opera House! Can you tell I enjoyed it? :)
It was my first time at the Royal Opera House (SUCH a beautiful building and auditorium) and I saw the first show of Parsifal at Royal Opera House! Can you tell I enjoyed it? :)
It was my first time at the Royal Opera House (SUCH a beautiful building and auditorium) and I saw the first show of Parsifal at Royal Opera House! Can you tell I enjoyed it? :)
It was my first time at the Royal Opera House (SUCH a beautiful building and auditorium) and I saw the first show of Parsifal at Royal Opera House! Can you tell I enjoyed it? :)
             
    Dec 6  

It was my first time at the Royal Opera House (SUCH a beautiful building and auditorium) and I saw the first show of Parsifal at Royal Opera House! Can you tell I enjoyed it? :)

           
 
 
             

So it looks like there’s a high chance I’ll be coming home early… 

   
    Nov 30    
Coming home
         
 
 
       
         
    Nov 29              
 
 
             

The main reason why I didn’t post at all during the entire month of November was because I had a booked a weekend trip every single weekend. You can probably imagine how crazy my month was, with group projects starting to get underway (the due dates for ‘deliverables’ were creeping up), a visiting friend from Hong Kong who was also staying with me, and an occasional flu thrown into the mix. I felt like I needed 48 hours in a day. Needtheless to say I was burnt out by the end of all the trips. When it was time for me to go to Barcelona, I barely felt like packing and going to the airport, dreading coming back to London with an even bigger pile of to-do’s. Although traveling is an amazing learning experience every time, my courseload here was not cut out for non-stop weekend trips. It has been really nice to be staying in London for the past two weekends to catch up (aka work until 3 or 4am every “night”) and explore even more parts of this city before I leave. That being said, I love London for all that it offers, but I really can’t wait to be home. More on this later! 

Sorry for disappearing! 

Liz

   
    Nov 29    
No November
         
 
 
             

Christmas: 30 days

Home: 41 days

UBC: 42 days

Sorry for not keeping my promise with this “daily” blog! I’ll post tonssssss soon! I have a crazy week of presentations and final reports due ahead and then alternative assessments because I won’t be staying in London for normal exams at the end of January. 

   
    Nov 25    
Counting down…