Hi again! :D
So this past Tuesday, someone told me that In-N-Out was here
in London. If you are a Techer or have been to California before, you know how
good In-N-Out burgers are. So, my friend Daniel and I went to check it out theplace.
It was about a 20 min tube ride away to Hendon. When we got
there, the line was pretty long and we were told they were running out of
burgers. We didn’t end up staying to see
if there would be any left. I was pretty disappointed, but I’ll get a double
double next year when I’m back at Caltech. Daniel, on the other hand was pretty
bummed out (he’s English). I wonder if they will open a pop up café again
Last night, a few of us went to see the London Philharmonic Orchestraplay at the Royal Festival Hall. Tickets were only £4, and included a
free drink afterwards (the legal drinking age here is 18). We listened to:
Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 3, Carl Vine Piano Concerto No. 2 (UK
première), and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 with Vassily Sinaisky as conductor
and Piers Lane playing the piano. I really enjoyed the piano concerto-maybe I’m
a little biased since I used to play piano when I was younger. It was amazing
how accessible and inexpensive it was to go hear the orchestra play. I think
I’ll be going to another performance later on if I can.
I’ll be heading to Dublin this weekend with Kalpana and
Conway, along with several other American friends we’ve met here. :D I’m really
So until next time,
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.
Every year, the Caltech Society of Women Engineers attends the National SWE conference to network with other SWE Chapters and to hustle for jobs. Last year, the event was in Minneapolis, and the year before in Austin. This time around, it’s in Anaheim which is much more convenient for us. Since it is much closer, we were able to send many more delegates to attend and miss fewer classes in the process of doing so.
It’s truly Autumn in Scotland now. It reached 0 degrees Celsius today, or 32 Fahrenheit for you yanks. They’re setting up the Christmas market downtown (as thanksgiving isn’t a thing here they just skip directly from Halloween to Christmas). Snow isn’t falling, but it does seem to be raining every other day. And it’s pleasant, quite pleasant. The rain turns Edinburgh into even more of a dramatic and beautiful city than usually is.