Cheers to a Year

A year. Really? It slipped my mind. It's hard to believe a year has passed already since beginning a completely new life; even if so many things have happened. This "time travelling" feeling isn't new. In fact I've felt it many times before. I must've fast-forwarded to the…

The Royal Wedding

Matt and Marc said we'd go for one; just one. Seven drinks later and I'm finally on my way home. Much to my dismay, I hadn't packed yet. I was drunk. I was leaving for an adventure that would span the better part of the month the next day. Drunkenly…

It was Quite a Thrill

As I walk to work something feels different. I'm not sure what it is but it's not the same. Something has changed. I can't put my finger on it. The feeling persists for the next week without quit, and finally I figure it out. The thrill is gone. We have…

A New ACL

Football (soccer) had become a regular event in my weekly routine. Every week, a few of us from work would play a game during lunch or at the end of the day. It turned into one of the things that brought our teams together at work, and made making friends…

Six months? No way

I cannot believe it's been six months since moving to London. I remember my first few days like it was yesterday. I was living in a hostel, working, searching for a place, and trying to make friends all at the same time. Much has changed since, but, to be honest,…

Friends of James

I was finally back in London after the wedding of a century and a horrible experience with airlines. But, I had no time to deal with jetlag and a small cold that had consumed me. It was time for Malta. When Johnny invited me to Carnival a few months ago…

The Adventure of a Wedding

We all have those friends that you can be away from for a while, but when you meet again down the road it's like you've only been apart five minutes. As I sit here hung-over, I feel it's a great time to write about a similar experience I had a…

Fire, Football, and House

The past month has been a blur of fun. Since coming back from Christmas, I've been keeping myself busy as can be. Side note: I meant to get this out sooner, but oh well. Soon to come: The Wedding and Carnival. Fire Timmy, one of my roommate's friends from home,…

The Gym & Pizza

Walking into the changing room I was on edge. It had been a while since I'd been here. What was going to happen? Would it be as easy as it was before? Would I embarrass myself? These are just some of the thoughts racing through my mind as I started…