“Traveling Trojan” #2

The second installment of my bi-weekly column is here! It’s about a topic I’ve touched on in this blog: communicating with English-speaking people in an English-speaking country. In fact, I like this topic so much, that I am creating a new page on the blog where I can update the “New Words for Things” list separately from a post. Click the link to check out the column at the Daily Trojan website.

http://dailytrojan.com/2014/01/30/language-barriers-cause-culture-shock/

Walking Around in London Town

So I realize it has been a few days since I last blogged, but I would like to take this moment to point out that I never made any promises regarding the frequency of posts.┬áBut the real reason I haven’t written for a few days was that I was just waiting for fun stuff to happen so I could talk about it…which it did! Continue reading

‘Ello London!

Hey Americans! I am officially now a continent away from you! I am writing this from my bed in my new flat in London, aka Crawford House (still not sure why so many buildings have names ending in house). There are two rooms with three people each, two bathrooms and a stocked kitchen, all strangely crammed onto three ridiculously small floors. It’s nice and cozy, but I definitely can’t say the same for the weather outside. No rain yet, but it’s only been two days so maybe London is trying to ween me into this weather situation slowly.

Not too many interesting things have happened thus far, but I’ll give a little play-by-play anyway because I know my mom will read this and want to know all this stuff. Hi Mom! Continue reading