Eight weeks spent in one of the best city in the world. Let’s just take a second to thank our parents for giving us the opportunity to pay for this wonderful programme. I recalled reading about Global Experiences on the internet. It took me a while to decide to go through with it as it was between Boston and London. Many nights spent at Starbucks just to talked to the GE staff (Singapore is 12 hours ahead of America).
This experience also led me to some wonderful people. The times we spent together having fun and going crazy. Taking trips to wonderful places like Brighton, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Celebrating my birthday, going clubbing and having dinner together: We learned so much about each other and supported each other with activities. I’m glad that they went to watch me play netball and cheered me on whenever I put the ball into the net.
I also managed to make friends with some locals and had the opportunity to spent time with them. It was really a great experience, meeting new people. I would never strike up a conversation first in Singapore but in London, it just comes naturally.
London is just a spectacular place to be. The commute is easy even though there’s a lot of walking to be done. People may find London’s weather crazy but I think it’s just fine. The temperature is nice apart from the super wind and the unpredictable rain.
I know for a fact that I will miss this place when I am back in Singapore. My friends back home will never understand why I love this place so much because you will never know how much you love London unless you experienced it on your own.
I know that this won’t be the last time that I’ll be here as there are so many things that I want to do in the UK but didn’t have the chance to do it. Furthermore, the football craze would definitely bring me back home as my family are planning to watch a live game in Old Trafford, Manchester.
Singapore will always be the place that I grew up in but London would always feel like HOME!