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Chiyo: The Gap

Happy New Year everyone! This year, I’m trying to strive NOT to make any resolutions because I can never stick to them. Instead, all I want for this year is to continue to grow in my career path, graduate from college, and stay healthy. I’ve got some great ideas for where I want to be career wise, and today I have an interview with a company whom I absolutely adore. The Gap. I had applied for The Gap while still in London along with several other job applications, hoping I […]

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Chiyo: Adjusting

I have been back in the states for a week now, and I am still adjusting to my life stateside. At first things were more difficult than they currently are, but I am slowly getting used to my lifestyle back in the states. The first night I arrived home, I was super tired from traveling for 18 hours straight, and was hit with “reverse culture shock.” Everything I had once known, was somehow different to me. I hadn’t seen the cities in months, and it was like a whole new […]

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Chiyo: Every golfer’s dream

My parents raised me on golf. I can remember when I was a little girl, running around the golf course doing cartwheels, and perfecting my putt. I also remember when I went to the driving range, and a news reporter took my picture and dubbed me, “Tigress Woods.” The PGA Tour was considered a normal family activity, and so going to St. Andrews today to visit the Old Course was a given. Today was devoted to visiting the town of St. Andrews, and along the way our bus took a […]

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Chiyo: Leaving London…

This morning I left London for good. Besides going back through via the airport, I won’t be able to walk around London until I return next. It still doesn’t feel real, and won’t feel real until I am back in the states. I feel as if I am in a dream, and I have yet to wake up from this awesome adventure. My parents and I got ready to go to the station, and made our way to King’s Cross about an hour before our train departed at 10:30 this […]

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Chiyo: Let’s go around two. And three…

So Saturday, my parents and I went on a day tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath. I’ve been to Windsor Castle twice now, Stonehenge twice (both times this semester), and Bath three times now. I’m getting closer and closer to being able to give a tour of these places I know them so well!  The first stop was Windsor Castle, and it was like deja vu all over again. We arrived, and it was like I was brought back to 2003, when I first visited the castle. We were […]

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Chiyo: Schools out!

I can’t believe I’m DONE with class for the semester! All my final papers have been turned in, and my one real exam was taken yesterday. Oh, and did I mention my PARENTS are in London?! I’m still getting used to them being on my stomping grounds. I didn’t blog yesterday, so I will fill you in on my day yesterday. I woke up getting an e-mail from a fashion company back home for an internship I applied for, and they want to interview me when I get back to […]

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Chiyo: Going crazy

Since I did not have to go into my internship, I got to sleep in. Which was lovely. I got up and took my sweet time getting ready (which basically meant putting yoga pants on), and slowly got started on looking over my case study that I have been slaving over these past few days. In my international mktg class, our final is a paper that we have to write on a case study regarding the Gray Ferrari. It is only 3 pages in length, but extensive research has to […]

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Chiyo: Sherlock

Do you ever have one of those mornings where your body just won’t let you sleep in? Yeah…it was one of those mornings for me. I was all excited that I actually got to sleep in, and didn’t even set my alarm. And then my body woke me up bright and early. So, since I was up and could not fall asleep, I went for a run around the park, and found a new running trail that is right alongside the golf course. Needless to say, I had a great […]

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Chiyo: Internship goodbye

Today was my last day with Esprit, and it was very bittersweet. It’s hard to believe that it is over, considering I still feel like it was only a few weeks ago that I started at my internship. I arrived a little late due to delayed trains, and immediately went to work on finishing my tasks for the term. Time flew by, and before I knew it, with 10 minutes to (officially) go before I was done, my supervisor Jean appears with a gift bag, and some of my co-workers […]

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Chiyo: the world is your oyster

I love Wednesdays for two reasons. 1) Stylist magazine comes out and is FREE and 2) I have a 5 hour break in-between classes to spend exploring London. Today during my break, I went to my favorite “escape”, Covent Garden. I didn’t realize until this afternoon how much I do in London on a regular basis. I’m always on the go, and it was nice to just stay in one place for a few hours; especially one of my favorite spots in London. I had some Christmas shopping to do, so I […]

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Chiyo: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

I am still on an endorphin high from the experience I had tonight. I went to a Chelsea vs Liverpool match with Jamie, Rene, and Curtis, and it was unbelievable. I was the only Chelsea fan out of the four of us, Jamie a Liverpool fan, and Curtis and Rene just reallyyyy love soccer. It made me think back to the days when I was a striker several years ago. Football is INTENSE here, and the fans are loyal, loud, and bloody fun. Jamie and I had the better pair […]

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Chiyo: Keep calm, and carry on

There’s a saying in Britain, that can be found on posters, tea mugs, oyster card holders, you name it, it’s probably on there. My life motto is probably “Keep Calm, and Carry On,” and today that motto definitely came in handy when I needed it most.  Waking up to my alarm after a rough night of sleep due to my cough attacks keeping me up, was not pleasant. I arrived at work a few minutes late because of delayed trains on my side of town, and was given my first […]

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Chiyo: Blink and you’ll miss it

I almost forgot about a really cool event going on in London today, and I’m glad that I remembered it last night, or I would have missed out on something that only happens once a year. I told my flatmate about it last night, and she wanted to come along as well, so around 11, after sleeping in we left the flat and set out on our adventure. The event that only takes place once a year, is on Leake Street, where there is a tunnel. Blink, and you’ll miss […]

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Chiyo: Turkey Day in London

Unlike everyone else back in the states who is on Thanksgiving Break, my life stayed the same here in London since they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. Although we don’t get off school or internships, I can’t really complain considering we had a 10 day Fall Break at the end of October, so it’s a fair trade off. My voice sounded horrid this morning from being sick, and I was not ready to take on the day.  We got our final case study in my int’l mktg class, which I’m super excited […]

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Chiyo: All. That. Jazzzz!

Tonight, will go down in history as one of my favorite memories of London. But before I get to why it was so memorable, I’ll start from the beginning… I got to sleep in today since I didn’t have to go to my internship, which was lovely. Last night my flatmates and I had talked about trying to get tickets to Chicago for today, and I wasn’t really sure if I would be up for it because I’m still sick, and thought I would be worn down and not “enthusiastic” […]

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