Friday, November 6, 2009
Finding my footing- My first post in London
To say that I am overwhelmed would be an understatement. What with missing 2 weeks of lecture and orientation due to visa issue. Now, I am here in London rushing through everything and trying my best to acclimatise.
The weather isn't friendly to me as I am perptually cold. I was warned to expect the worst in January! Well, God, help me. I must survive. The cold aint the only thing I am worried about, I am worried about having much to do and thinking I have not even started!
I worried about always missing my ways to classes since I have lectures at King's College and London School of Economic [LSE]. I am always going the wrong direction when alone and not with the other fellows [ well, it will be fun to mention that some of the fellows too make same mistake]. I get lost contantly, I take the wrong buses a lot since I usually take the one going to the wrong direction as well. My fault, if only I can take time to study the bus map and direction and as questions!
I never have issues with the train though, I got good orientation with the trains both overground and underground with a friend. I am grateful for this. Yeah back to missing my ways to classes, it's funny how I will go round and round King's College basment in search of a class that is right in front of me! Well, it's actually not funny.
I am not sure that I miss Nigeria but I do miss my partner, my cats and my friends. They have got all sorts of stores that sell Nigeria food here so, I am not going to miss Nigerian food. I can't wait to grab some indomie noodles soon...
I am running off to outline my reading activities for this weekend and to see also the topic I am going to pick on my first essay of 5,000 words that is due for Submission on December 15th. One interesting mentoring session I had with the other fellows has to do with understanding security and what it means to us as individual and as citizens of our various countries. This was an interesting exercise as it gave me a new perspective about "security". I must now put it to you all. What does "security" mean to you?
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