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A Love Letter to England

Now that I’m back to updating this thing and started cleaning it up, I came across this post in my queue. According to the old timestamp, I wrote this during the last week I was staying at my flat in Manchester. I’m not too sure why I never posted it. But after reading it again, I realized that it’s worth sharing. 

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an anglophile is ‘a person who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain.’ And if you’ve known me for the past decade or so, you probably have thrown me under that category. Now before you think I’m obsessed with the Royal Family, One Direction or that hot accent, this appreciation started way before I even had notion of what or who these  Ever since I was a little girl, my mom, for some reason, dreamt of me going to school here. And maybe in some way I wanted to see it through, especially considering I chose journalism over medicine. But aside from that, the interest in the culture, history, people and obviously music grew over the years, and I just had to experience it for myself.

Some of you reading this know that I had my chance when I studied abroad a few years ago in London. Getting the chance to be a student journalist who lived next to “The Guardian” and have some of her lectures at the BBC was an experience I’ll never forget. However it not only fueled my passion of journalism, but it really opened my eyes to taking it abroad. And from that moment, I knew I wanted to come back for more than just a summer. 

So fast forward five years of finishing undergrad, multiple trips back to the UK and maintaining a freelance career, I hopped on a plane and landed in Leeds where I was going back to Uni to pursue an MA. 

Although I’m a bit older than most of friends, it didn’t mean that I was necessarily wiser than them. 

A friend from home who visited earlier this year said, “You finally became the person you always wanted to be.”

Perhaps the title of this post isn’t really a love letter to England place but to everything that I’ve been able to experience in it. 

New obsession: The Staves - Think Trio II 2.0. 

James Corden may be an award-winning Broadway star, but it’s his work on League of Their Own that really gets me. So classy. I couldn’t stop laughing. Enjoy.

Chris Pine apparently lived on 47 Brudenell Road when he went to #Leeds Uni. Who’s at that addy now? Hmm…

Watching ‘University Challenge’ on Monday nights. This is what my life has become. #nerdalert (Taken with instagram)

Watching ‘University Challenge’ on Monday nights. This is what my life has become. #nerdalert (Taken with instagram)

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100 years in style in East London in 100 seconds. // 英國倫敦東區百年風格,百秒呈現。

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Not the best way to start the year. But when it’s exam time, this is exactly what happens. 

Not the best way to start the year. But when it’s exam time, this is exactly what happens. 

(Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage)
While photo 8 in The Guardian's 'The week in music - in pictures' is pretty amazing, this one above (17) is just too adorable to pass up.
On a related note, how do you get a photo in this series without having to work for a photo stock company?

(Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage)

While photo 8 in The Guardian's 'The week in music - in pictures' is pretty amazing, this one above (17) is just too adorable to pass up.

On a related note, how do you get a photo in this series without having to work for a photo stock company?

Our own little ‘Sing-Off’ showcase in Leeds.

Our own little ‘Sing-Off’ showcase in Leeds.

It’s feeling a little bit like Forks today.

It’s feeling a little bit like Forks today.