Living overseas could be very exciting, yet tiring. The exciting parts are; you live independently, you make new friends, you experience other cultures, you see shops that you don't see in your hometown, you shop, and so on. The tiring parts...are; you live independently, you make new friends, you experience other cultures, you see shops--wait, the last part is not tiring, it's refreshing!
supré tank top, AIIZ jacket, tailored white scalloped shorts, unbranded tights, uniqlo socks, zara shoes, diva necklace
Photographed by Josephine Kerin
However, now I don't have any driver who could drive me anywhere when I'm tired walking. I should take the tube or the bus or the taxi (well, obviously the last one is not for daily). And when it's raining... UGH... it's the worst. Whether you should wait inside the tube station for the rain to stop, or under the bus stop, or you just run under the rain as it sprinkles your hair and clothes and bag and shopping bags. All three I did last night when I forgot to bring an umbrella.
Oh I've been warned. Just like what Poppy Moore complained in Wild Child, "Ugh, in England, it rains 200 days in a year!" Or something like that I don't remember it precisely.
Another tiring thing, I don't have helpers to clean my room, clean my bathroom, wash my clothes, wash the dishes, bring my stuff for me, buy the groceries, et cetera. I sound like a spoiled brat, call me that as you like, but I'm just reflecting on how sort of easy my life was back when I was in high school. Not the high school part, the daily life part. And as excited as I was to become pedestrian--granted now!--I'm also missing my life before. I am grateful that I could have helpers and driver back home, and all the facilities that maybe I may not get here, I truly am. I am not complaining right now with huge heavy sighs, and as much as I sound like nagging, I'm not. I'm enjoying it. This is a new experience. I'm thankful that I can be here right now, thanks to God and my papa and mama <3
P.S. Everything here is so expensive :'(