Archive for June, 2010

the number eleven bus.

the number eleven bus (from: maryvrobinson.blogspot)

So I was just discussing with Mum the potential options that I have in regards to my travel once I finish classes and exams at KU… whenever that is going to be…

Once she pointed out the seeming impossibility (lack of $$) and practical-ness (time, places that I want to go/don’t want to go to vs places the tour goes), we discussed the possibility of going by train/flying to the places that I want to go to and just leaving it at that.

Then she said something really funny:

Don’t forget, there’s always the number eleven bus!

I looked at her strangely, and received a “What?! You’ve never heard of that before?” in return.
Uh… no?

HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS BEFORE?! It’s not just me, right?

Other updates…

  • Scholarship
    Say hello to (less than?) half of my funding to Russia. :)
  • Study tour to Russia
    I think I have kind of decided that, yes, I do want to go, and yes, I will probably have no money after that…
  • Accommodation
    I’ve been looking at the places available to stay for the first night that I get there… and it’s looking like I’ll be staying at one of the youth hostels there. So I think I’ll end up getting the YHA/ISIC card, not that I know what discounts I get on ISIC yet, because the site is ridiculous to navigate. T_T
  • Aforementioned travel
    Yeaaaah, I’m just going to think about this more once I finish exams… But I think I’ll just go to London, then train to Paris, then on to visit Beck in Lyon, with a side trip to Barcelona hopefully, depending on schedules and timing and Beck’s parents being there and… what not… Then I’ll head back to London…? Hopefully do Munich and Berlin before I start classes, and then at some point venture into Netherlands, Sweden and maybe even Norway…?! And I think that will be about it for my travel. I’ve decided that I won’t be going to Italy…
  • Pre-sem class
    I got the ‘official’ acceptance for this the other day…
  • Danish?!
    Yeah, lol, this is not going so well. I did borrow all the stuff, but one is veeeery difficult to learn on your own, because it goes in terms of grammar lessons, which I guess is good if you want to actually LEARN learn the language, but I kind of just want to have a basic understanding, so it’s kind of confusing me so far. Needless to say, this has kind of been shoved to the side while I cram for exams…

I think that’s about it actually…

misselty.

P.S. If you, like me, think my mum is weird, and you’ve never heard of the number eleven bus before, and you don’t get it from the picture, it just means walking…

P.P.S A Google search of “number eleven bus” informed me that the Number 11 bus is actually a good bus to catch in London to see some of the more famous sites. Fancy that.
(Note to self: this could prove to be useful in future. :) Although upon examination, Number 11 doesn’t seem to cover that much…?)

dancing fairies, painted wings

storm clouds over red square, moscow (from: stephen.exley)

OMGOSH! I got an email last night about a Russian study tour run by KU to St Petersburg and Moscow. It’s for 9 days and it’s in the mid semester break…

It’s SO exciting, and I really want to go, but I’m not sure if I’ll end up going… I think it’s a bit more expensive than if you went on other tours and stuff, but the itinerary sounds really interesting, and a little off the usual trodden path. And I think that’s the part that I’m excited about, seeing things that you wouldn’t usually see when you go on a normal holiday tour…

I don’t think my parents are too excited though…

In any case, I sent an email asking them how I go about singing up.

And then I have to think about what I’m doing once KU classes and exams finish and all that… Hmm…

But for now, it’s time to get through finals here… and passing E&T… T__T

Oh. Pre-departure meeting the other day…
That was ok. They just talked about usual stuff, and I guess it really surprised me just how long the process is for other people, and I guess we’re pretty fortunate that we’ve gotten our acceptance and housing and visas all done. The only thing left to do is subjects, and I think that’s only really done once we get there anyway…

Oh and still waiting to hear about scholarships…??

Less than two months to go now. =)

misselty.