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Home Institution: Government of Gibraltar

Internship Site: Christian Zapatka Architect LLC

Program: Business and Global Trade

Deadlines and the Horned Frogs

Monday, October 05, 2015

Three days after meeting my TWC flatmates in D.C., they invited me to their TCU homecoming game in Texas. Crazy, huh? What was even crazier is the fact I impulsively accepted their invitation, and this week, the event finally arrived.  

His Holiness and The Strokes

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This past week was a big deal in the Capitol - the Pope was here! There was panic amongst the daily commuters and warnings of century-long delays to use public transport. Most of my friends were instructed to work from home (but not me, typical). The city was preparing for widespread congestion during the Pope's 3-day, mid-week visit, but I was prepared and left earlier than usual, in case I had to make the dreaded 70 minute walk to Georgetown. The Metro was empty each day; apparently, D.C. had become a city scared to commute.

Time is Temporary

Monday, September 21, 2015

Where has the week gone? I haven't had any time to even stop and think. Ironically, I have also lost my journal, and it feels like I've lost a sense of time. Last week, I was undecided whether my days felt long or short - there's a clear winner this week. Today's theme selected itself, really: time management. I've always tried to balance the different aspects of my life, and combined with my 'yes' attitude to everything in D.C., it means there was a traffic jam ahead in my weekly schedule.

Red and White (My National Colours)

Saturday, September 12, 2015

I've been in D.C. for 2 and a half weeks as I write this entry. My days throughout the week feel really short (or long, I can't really decide), especially when I have evening Brand Management classes (which have been really engaging so far). I wake up early to tackle the daily commute to Georgetown, and before I know it, I'm back home having dinner and ready to go to sleep. Sleep. Work. Eat. Repeat. I feel settled down now, and I'm finding work really interesting, but it just means I need to make the most of my free time.  

What is blogging?

Saturday, September 05, 2015

My interpretation of a 'blog' is a one-way dialogue of a person sharing their thoughts and experiences, whether it be about a particular subject or about themselves. It is much more personal and direct to FaceTime someone rather than write to an imaginary audience, but the 6-hour time difference between Gibraltar (where I'm from) and D.C. makes it harder to communicate with my family and friends.

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