Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

A Visit to the Dark Side

Trying to push my physical limits, I decided to go caving during a weekend (The title is just to get people’s attention! )  Caving (aka spelunking) is a sport of exploring cave systems.  It involves lots of climbing, crawling and squeezing.  But it really depends on the caves.  The cave we went on Saturday was tighter (and also had more water in it) than the cave on Sunday.  So we did more crawling and squeezing on the first day and more climbing on the second day. And generally this is what a caver might wear: asdf        (Wet socks) Hard hat […]

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

At the Life Drawing Session

Although Bucknell has life drawing sessions, I have never been to any of them.  At Nottingham, I decided to give it a try.  There is a student club called Art Society that offers life drawing every Monday evening.  I am not a member of that society but I can still go to one of the 2-hour sessions, pay extra fees (£2 instead of £1) and take part in the drawing.  Unlike at Bucknell where all your club membership fees are included in the tuition, at Nottingham students pay the fees only when they join the club.  In a way, I […]

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The Art of Choosing/ What I’ve been doing so far

The main difference between being an international student at Bucknell and studying abroad at Nottingham is the amount of time available .  Knowing that I am going to be here only for five months, every second becomes precious to me.  Initially, I was overwhelmed by the options presented to me in such a limited time and I was afraid that I would not be able to fully experience this chapter of my life.  With a trillion choices available (maybe I am confused ), I imagine myself dining at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet restaurant.   Option 1: Eat all the steamed crabs because […]

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Monday, January 16th, 2012

Dot to Dot

I guess I am going to start a new chapter soon.  This isn’t going to be the first time the old characters from my previous chapters became so distant in a new study abroad chapter.  I came from Burma (Myanmar) to the US two and a half years ago to start a new chapter at Bucknell.  With my humble experiences and with some imagination, I will try, as much as I can, to compare and integrate my Burmese experience, my Bucknell version of America and my journey to see a glimpse of UK.  Hence the name of this introductory blog: […]

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