Tag: Daily life

Exploring Mannheim’s Quirks

Now that I’ve been here for a couple weeks and am slowly beginning to feel like a local in this peculiar little city, I wanted to discuss the beauty of this place. On my arrival, I was constantly greeted with Mannheim’s infamous motto, “Leben. Im Quadrat.” Which literally translates to, “Life. Squared.” Despite its bluntness, ...

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Stress Week

“Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer.” – Unknown Hey guys and welcome back to my chan—I’m just kidding, welcome back to my adventures in London. The past couple days have been pretty stressful because I forgot that I had an assignment due today (Wednesday)💀for my History of Design class and ...

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Syllabus Week

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy food and that is pretty much the same thing.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London. After various twitter polls, I came to the conclusion that syllabus week is almost every college student’s favorite time of year. This week was my syllabus week and it was ...

Give it Away

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare Good day everyone and greetings from London. This week marks the official beginning of my studies here in London after a weekend full of activities. As I mentioned in my previous blog, as part ...

Hello London

“Let new adventures begin.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London! My adventures in Paris have finally come to a pause (not an end because one day I will be back) and though it was hard saying goodbye, I am happy to say hello to London and to start new adventures in the city ...

A Walk in Paris

“Paris… is a world meant for the walker alone, for only the pace of strolling can take in all the rich (if muted) detail.” – Edmund White Salut les lecteurs et bienvenue, je m’apelle Joella. Have you ever had a pop quiz? I’m pretty sure almost everyone can answer this question as yes. But have ...

It Finally Feels Like Home, Vale?

Que tal amigos? Week one of classes are finally over and I’m proud to say I don’t get lost walking to school anymore! The trek uphill is a mere 15 minutes from home. My apartment is right across the street from Madrid’s opera house, which looks beautiful at night. The palaces and churches are some ...

Patrick in Paris: One Month In

Bonjour de Paris ! Hello from Paris! I can’t believe I’ve already been living in Paris for over a month. I already have so much to share about this fantastic experience, and I’m happy to (finally) be able to start blogging after successfully battling the French administrative gods to get my life (including internet) in ...