Florence Yip @florenziee

Chinese born in Denver and grew up in Bangkok πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡­| GIS '13 | NIST '15 | DU '18 Biology & Chemistry |ΞšΞ¦Ξ› |πŸŒƒπŸŒ…Art🌸:@florencejyip

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Happiness slips through doors we don't even remember opening πŸš²β˜€οΈβ€οΈ#deep #studyabroad #thisisahugedoor
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Happiness slips through doors we don't even remember opening πŸš²β˜€οΈβ€οΈ#deep #studyabroad #thisisahugedoor

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'Notting' gonna stop me from hiking all over London πŸ’ƒπŸ» #nottinghill #hilarious
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'Notting' gonna stop me from hiking all over London πŸ’ƒπŸ» #nottinghill #hilarious

Day well spent! Went to Old Spitalfields Market🌸, got coffee and dinner around the area, and went to a proper pub with some football going on ⚽️🍺 Also went into a photobooth! β˜ΊοΈπŸ“Έ
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Day well spent! Went to Old Spitalfields Market🌸, got coffee and dinner around the area, and went to a proper pub with some football going on ⚽️🍺 Also went into a photobooth! β˜ΊοΈπŸ“Έ

Finally moved into Queen Mary! I didn't post a picture of the campus because...well, it's fugly (DU architecture is way better - I should have never complained much about our campus). Anyway, moving in was ROUGH, and I only had to move in from Egham. The bus ride from Heathrow to QMUL was 2.5 hours long; I had to carry two huge luggages, two heavy bags packed with my MCAT books, and a yoga mat. When I finally stepped foot into my room (after opening 6 different doors to get to the hall), the only thing I could say was 'Fuck. This is small.' (that's what she said 😏). I have a sink in my wardrobe. A literal SINK. Also, I have to share the bathroom and kitchen with 4 other people *internally screaming* - as if having to do that for the past two years wasn't enough. I couldn't sleep at all throughout the night, cause I'm here in my box of a room trying to sleep on my shitty mattress: which, by the way, kept poking me with it's springs. Oh also, my adapter decided to break on me, but I managed to fix it after using tears and blood. I thought I wouldn't be able to charge anything here cause of that - I was on the verge of tears πŸ‘€πŸ˜­πŸ’¦. Today was much better though: I went to Stratford center to look for things I needed (boring shit, like cutlery, hair dryer, duvet etc.) with two DU peeps, and then came back to decorate my room (pic #2) while video calling my family to tell them how shitty moving in was. Then I went to meet some other Internationals, ate pizza, bought whisky and coke, came back to my place to drink, and went out. The night was actually really fun even though my feet were screaming the whole time (heels suck πŸ‘ πŸ’€). Met some nice people, and saw countless couples making out and grinding - typical night out, as expected πŸ™„πŸ€’. I finally decided at 1am that my Grandma energy could not compete with these Freshmen, and it was time for me to head home. 🍻😴
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Finally moved into Queen Mary! I didn't post a picture of the campus because...well, it's fugly (DU architecture is way better - I should have never complained much about our campus). Anyway, moving in was ROUGH, and I only had to move in from Egham. The bus ride from Heathrow to QMUL was 2.5 hours long; I had to carry two huge luggages, two heavy bags packed with my MCAT books, and a yoga mat. When I finally stepped foot into my room (after opening 6 different doors to get to the hall), the only thing I could say was 'Fuck. This is small.' (that's what she said 😏). I have a sink in my wardrobe. A literal SINK. Also, I have to share the bathroom and kitchen with 4 other people *internally screaming* - as if having to do that for the past two years wasn't enough. I couldn't sleep at all throughout the night, cause I'm here in my box of a room trying to sleep on my shitty mattress: which, by the way, kept poking me with it's springs. Oh also, my adapter decided to break on me, but I managed to fix it after using tears and blood. I thought I wouldn't be able to charge anything here cause of that - I was on the verge of tears πŸ‘€πŸ˜­πŸ’¦. Today was much better though: I went to Stratford center to look for things I needed (boring shit, like cutlery, hair dryer, duvet etc.) with two DU peeps, and then came back to decorate my room (pic #2) while video calling my family to tell them how shitty moving in was. Then I went to meet some other Internationals, ate pizza, bought whisky and coke, came back to my place to drink, and went out. The night was actually really fun even though my feet were screaming the whole time (heels suck πŸ‘ πŸ’€). Met some nice people, and saw countless couples making out and grinding - typical night out, as expected πŸ™„πŸ€’. I finally decided at 1am that my Grandma energy could not compete with these Freshmen, and it was time for me to head home. 🍻😴

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Thought our dress up here was appropriate for the weather I'm dealing with now 🌧 Long distance, as everyone says, is very, VERY hard. Oscar and I were able to practice long distance for 3 months last summer: this time we're going for 5 months without seeing each other (summer + study abroad). Luckily, he'll be able to fly out to see me on my Birthday. #61moredays till I see you! We've kept a really good streak going when it comes to video calling each other. Voice messages and selfies/photos of our daily life helps with keeping in touch immensely. 'Goodnights' and 'good mornings' are what I look forward to every day. In Thailand, the 13 hour time difference forced us to adapt: when I woke up, Oscar would have already gone through a large chunk of his day, and after a few hours of my waking (3 hrs at MOST), he'd start falling asleep. When HE woke up, the same would occur for me - I waited till 6/7pm everyday for him, just so we could video call in the short minutes of his mornings while he's getting ready for work. Now that I'm in London, we have to adapt again. I don't think we like this 7 hour time difference much: i'd wake up, and have to wait till 1pm before Oscar does the same - he would spend most of his day at work, and by the time he gets off work, I'd have already either slept or am very sleepy. I can't even call him during the half hour or so he takes to get ready for work, because I would be out and about doing things. Thus, the past week that I've been in Europe has been quite hard to get call time in with Oscar: we have to try and make-do with what we can. Weekends have been amazing, since they work with our time difference (the grandpa could stay up an hour or two longer than he normally does i.e bedtime at 11pm). It's okay though, I'm counting down the weeks (#9more πŸŽ‰) before we get to celebrate my birthday together ☺️ I love you ❀️ #longcaptionsftw #toolazytostartblogging #LDRSUCKS
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Thought our dress up here was appropriate for the weather I'm dealing with now 🌧 Long distance, as everyone says, is very, VERY hard. Oscar and I were able to practice long distance for 3 months last summer: this time we're going for 5 months without seeing each other (summer + study abroad). Luckily, he'll be able to fly out to see me on my Birthday. #61moredays till I see you! We've kept a really good streak going when it comes to video calling each other. Voice messages and selfies/photos of our daily life helps with keeping in touch immensely. 'Goodnights' and 'good mornings' are what I look forward to every day. In Thailand, the 13 hour time difference forced us to adapt: when I woke up, Oscar would have already gone through a large chunk of his day, and after a few hours of my waking (3 hrs at MOST), he'd start falling asleep. When HE woke up, the same would occur for me - I waited till 6/7pm everyday for him, just so we could video call in the short minutes of his mornings while he's getting ready for work. Now that I'm in London, we have to adapt again. I don't think we like this 7 hour time difference much: i'd wake up, and have to wait till 1pm before Oscar does the same - he would spend most of his day at work, and by the time he gets off work, I'd have already either slept or am very sleepy. I can't even call him during the half hour or so he takes to get ready for work, because I would be out and about doing things. Thus, the past week that I've been in Europe has been quite hard to get call time in with Oscar: we have to try and make-do with what we can. Weekends have been amazing, since they work with our time difference (the grandpa could stay up an hour or two longer than he normally does i.e bedtime at 11pm). It's okay though, I'm counting down the weeks (#9more πŸŽ‰) before we get to celebrate my birthday together ☺️ I love you ❀️ #longcaptionsftw #toolazytostartblogging #LDRSUCKS

Had an amazing time here in the Netherlands: quite sad to leave but that's okay, there will definitely be a next time. Visited Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Leiden - a trip well spent! Back to England now πŸ—ΊβœˆοΈπŸš‚πŸ»
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Had an amazing time here in the Netherlands: quite sad to leave but that's okay, there will definitely be a next time. Visited Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Leiden - a trip well spent! Back to England now πŸ—ΊβœˆοΈπŸš‚πŸ»

Got to visit my babes @jardeenkingma and have her show me around the beautiful Leiden she calls home ❀️ #day1 #dontwannaleave
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Got to visit my babes @jardeenkingma and have her show me around the beautiful Leiden she calls home ❀️ #day1 #dontwannaleave

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Spending the day home. Got all dressed up to go to central London to start up a bank account and to visit museums, but then the train broke down. Since there was no way I could have made the appointment, I headed back towards the town. On the way I decided, maybe, I should visit Windsor! But then my phone went from 60% to 10% in 15 minutes πŸ’†πŸ». I just went 'fuck it' and headed home, since the weather's gloomy anyway. I'm sure the world's working against me. πŸ˜‘ Tea and study days aren't too bad though, especially since I get to stay in warm while it's cold and rainy outside. πŸŒΏπŸ΅πŸ“–
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Spending the day home. Got all dressed up to go to central London to start up a bank account and to visit museums, but then the train broke down. Since there was no way I could have made the appointment, I headed back towards the town. On the way I decided, maybe, I should visit Windsor! But then my phone went from 60% to 10% in 15 minutes πŸ’†πŸ». I just went 'fuck it' and headed home, since the weather's gloomy anyway. I'm sure the world's working against me. πŸ˜‘ Tea and study days aren't too bad though, especially since I get to stay in warm while it's cold and rainy outside. πŸŒΏπŸ΅πŸ“–

First day out in Central London βœ”οΈ #spotthetourist #whyistheresun #doesntitrainallthetime? β›ˆβ‰οΈ
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First day out in Central London βœ”οΈ #spotthetourist #whyistheresun #doesntitrainallthetime? β›ˆβ‰οΈ

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