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    (Original post by ~Adel~)
    Studyboy: To be frank, I've spoken to more Britons than asians but strange enough, all my 'better' friends are asians(or non-caucasian). I tried my best to befriend with them, they're in fact all very friendly but somehow I just can't keep the conversation flowing..i.e; we run out of topic easily. Still trying to work on that. Besides, I find the brits talking too fast especially in a group. So far, I haven't experienced any complication in a one on one discussion with a Briton. By the way, I'm the only Malaysian along my corridor too!There are three guys from China but strange enough, there aren't many Malaysians in my Hall this year. Ironic as it sounds, my Hall boasts to accommodate 40% of my University's international students.

    Bristol's a beautiful city, the weather's lovely for a Malaysian but rather humid. Well, I'm only here for a week so things could change a lot in the next FIVE years.
    Lol! Not you too! It sure its kinda lonely being the only one there... My hall has lots of Chinese from China as well, so is Hong Kong, but not sure why no Malaysians! :shifty: Weather is lovely? London weather: SUCKS...big time!
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    It's lovely as long as it doesn't rain. Other than that, I really have no reason not to say so. I hardly sweat here!

    I think it's fine really..we just need some time. I'm more getting on track now and weirdly, I find it even easier to make friend with Americans! Some of the regional British accents are really killing me.
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    (Original post by studyboy)
    Gosh, you are so spot on Eru Lawliet! Especially the highlighted...sometimes I do feel bad about it lol..but the bigger picture should be having a fun time at uni, just like you said.
    Experience my friend, experience! OMG I sound as if I'm a sixty-year-old man lol!

    @Adel: Wills Memorial Building? What's that?

    By the way do you guys have Facebook? Part of uni life is having a Facebook account...and I'm not joking!
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    (Original post by ~Adel~)
    It's lovely as long as it doesn't rain. Other than that, I really have no reason not to say so. I hardly sweat here!

    I think it's fine really..we just need some time. I'm more getting on track now and weirdly, I find it even easier to make friend with Americans! Some of the regional British accents are really killing me.
    Americans! There is one from my hall too! And he is definitely much easier to socialise with! Regional British accents? I kinda liked the Irish ones..
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    Eru lawliet: That's the building that spawns up without fail if you do an image search under university of Bristol. You have my words.

    Studyboy:I just talked to an Irish girl..i found these Welsh and Irish girls having ''special'' sort of names..they're just so different from the normal English names like Mark, Joe, Lucy and Sophie.LOL!
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    Oh gosh, i thought I was the only weirdo who couldn't mix with locals. lol. I've no asians in my flat, so I get hesitant about cooking certain things (ie bak kut teh) which I probably won't attempt yet. It's harder to speak to the 1st year Scottish (I've 2 in my flat, and they're not too sociable- maybe it's just their personality, i don't want to stereotype), but the Irish are very friendly and make an effort to befriend you. And I've been talking to international students mostly too, from Slovakia, Poland and even Brazil. Lots of Africans too. They're more open minded and I guess we're all in the same boat seeing we left home.

    But hopefully it takes time. I felt really lonely in my 1st week. I still feel homesick off and on, but not as bad. Hope you're all doing better =)
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    (Original post by ~Adel~)
    Eru lawliet: That's the building that spawns up without fail if you do an image search under university of Bristol. You have my words.

    Studyboy:I just talked to an Irish girl..i found these Welsh and Irish girls having ''special'' sort of names..they're just so different from the normal English names like Mark, Joe, Lucy and Sophie.LOL!
    i have 4 irish flat mates, and a scotish. The irish : Naimh, Karen, Elaine, and Amanda. Scotish: Danielle. Naimh is a cool name!! And there's a scotish name called I know some irish caled Diarmaid, Deidre and so on. they r well cool lol.
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    (Original post by rtoyad)
    Oh gosh, i thought I was the only weirdo who couldn't mix with locals. lol. I've no asians in my flat, so I get hesitant about cooking certain things (ie bak kut teh) which I probably won't attempt yet. It's harder to speak to the 1st year Scottish (I've 2 in my flat, and they're not too sociable- maybe it's just their personality, i don't want to stereotype), but the Irish are very friendly and make an effort to befriend you. And I've been talking to international students mostly too, from Slovakia, Poland and even Brazil. Lots of Africans too. They're more open minded and I guess we're all in the same boat seeing we left home.

    But hopefully it takes time. I felt really lonely in my 1st week. I still feel homesick off and on, but not as bad. Hope you're all doing better =)
    Haha, i cooked so may chinese food that my flat mates actually got used to my weird food. even my bf likes my "shi quan da bu tang", something like "bah gut teh" lol. It's a shame he doesnt like glutenious rice balls soup tho. he said he's not big fan of slimy food lol.
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    London's weather is awesome. I love it. Especially when it rains!

    My flatmates are a pretty mixed bunch. 2 Britons (though one of them's half-Japanese), one Greek, one Korean and one Chinese.

    If there's one thing I'm trying to get accustomed to, it's the various opening and closing times of certain stores.
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    (Original post by Grift)
    London's weather is awesome. I love it. Especially when it rains!

    My flatmates are a pretty mixed bunch. 2 Britons (though one of them's half-Japanese), one Greek, one Korean and one Chinese.

    If there's one thing I'm trying to get accustomed to, it's the various opening and closing times of certain stores.
    just make sure u get what you need from the shop before 6pm and you'll be fine. lol.
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    (Original post by Grift)
    London's weather is awesome. I love it. Especially when it rains!

    My flatmates are a pretty mixed bunch. 2 Britons (though one of them's half-Japanese), one Greek, one Korean and one Chinese.

    If there's one thing I'm trying to get accustomed to, it's the various opening and closing times of certain stores.
    OMG you actually like London when it rains??? Almost everyone I know hates it with a passion!
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    haha...really? i like London when it rains too! weirdo that i am....i just love rain & the smell in the air just before, during & after it rains...
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    Haha well I guess everyone's different then. I suppose me and my friends belong to the sunshine-loving group!
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    (Original post by Grift)
    London's weather is awesome. I love it. Especially when it rains!

    My flatmates are a pretty mixed bunch. 2 Britons (though one of them's half-Japanese), one Greek, one Korean and one Chinese.

    If there's one thing I'm trying to get accustomed to, it's the various opening and closing times of certain stores.
    You should come to Aberdeen when it rains...maybe you'll like it! lol. Eventhough it's not as heavy like back in Msia, the wind is so strong.

    And yea, why do these people close shop so early? I keep wanting to go to the mall after working hours because there's less people like back in Msia. lol. Oh well.
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    argghh..

    the weather over here is so unpredictable.

    keep on drizzling for the whole day.

    well, it stops a while then continue again.

    coolest thing is most of the people here caught a flu

    aka "freshers flu"
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    (Original post by rtoyad)
    Oh gosh, i thought I was the only weirdo who couldn't mix with locals. lol. I've no asians in my flat, so I get hesitant about cooking certain things (ie bak kut teh) which I probably won't attempt yet. It's harder to speak to the 1st year Scottish (I've 2 in my flat, and they're not too sociable- maybe it's just their personality, i don't want to stereotype), but the Irish are very friendly and make an effort to befriend you. And I've been talking to international students mostly too, from Slovakia, Poland and even Brazil. Lots of Africans too. They're more open minded and I guess we're all in the same boat seeing we left home.

    But hopefully it takes time. I felt really lonely in my 1st week. I still feel homesick off and on, but not as bad. Hope you're all doing better =)
    It is quite hard to sustain a conversation, that is about it. But I am trying very hard to penetrate the communication barrier! I feel homesick almost every single morning! I hope when lecture starts, it will keep me from thinking about home too much...
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    ha, i like the smell of the air when it's raining too. it's FRESH! but i dont like to be in the rain tho

    the best thing to do when it's raining is to have a cupa tea and watch telly on your bed.
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    (Original post by Eru Lawliet)
    @ Adel: Yea it's not only that is it extreme, but rather it's also very risky. I have a friend (yes it's anecdotal, but it's a relevant one though) who applied for three subjects at the LSE and he got rejected for all of them, and his grades were quite good by any standards! Applying to more subjects at any one school doesn't necessarily increase the chances of one being admitted is the point I am trying to make. When one is applying for more than one subject in which the nature of the subjects are very similar in nature, there is a high probability the admissions tutors will exchange information among themselves and fall under the dangerous impression thinking that even if the applicant is rejected from one's department, there is always a back-up for him in another similar department. This may then prompt the admissions tutor to make some harsh and marginal decisions, and imagine the damage that can be done when all admissions tutors should think so! Diversifying one's choices is always the safer bet I'd say.

    By the way kim I am just voicing my opinions and I am not trying to criticise your decision. You decide what is best for you and all the best for your application.
    HaHa~! :cool: Thank you for worrying me~!
    But that's ok~ I am quite confident with my predicted grades and reference~!
    And I have sent my application through UCAS yesterday already! So, I can make no more change :yep:
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    (Original post by studyboy)
    It is quite hard to sustain a conversation, that is about it. But I am trying very hard to penetrate the communication barrier! I feel homesick almost every single morning! I hope when lecture starts, it will keep me from thinking about home too much...
    That's normal actually. I felt like that too and now that my course's started I feel SO much better. I made more people of similar interests and basically it's just easier to make friend with those on your course(well you will be sitting beside SOMEONE anyway, like it or not, and that's a great opportunity to make new friends!).

    Give it a couple of weeks and you'll be all fine.
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    (Original post by ~Adel~)
    That's normal actually. I felt like that too and now that my course's started I feel SO much better. I made more people of similar interests and basically it's just easier to make friend with those on your course(well you will be sitting beside SOMEONE anyway, like it or not, and that's a great opportunity to make new friends!).

    Give it a couple of weeks and you'll be all fine.
    You gave me hope! I just had a math party and meet all the 2008 freshers there. It was quite an eye opener to see everyone on 'ground level' since the only time where we are all together is during lectures.

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