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A snowy day in London
February 18th, 2007 posted by arlene.p under Alumni Stories, Living Overseas

It snowed in London a week ago. It was a Thursday and my mum and I had already planned to go to Billings Gate (London’s fish market where you could buy any seafood imaginable at reasonable prices!). Not even a snow storm could cancel our plans(some friends wold come to visit during the weekend and we had to go no matter what!). It took us more than 30 minutes to get on the bus and the usual 30 minute ride took an hour! It was snowing like mad when we got off and Billings Gate was still a 10 minute walk away (without snow, an endless 20 minutes on a snow-covered ground!). My face was numb from the cold, and I kept on telling my mum that I am probably suffering from frost bite! I was exaggerating of course, but I was very, very cold. Anyway, we got what we wanted but not without a cold. I was sneezing on our way back, never again will I go out when it is snowing!

Most Filipinos who travel pray for the snow. There is probably no Filipino abroad, without a snow pic somewhere. It is just too hot and too humid in the Philippines and the cold weather gives us a breather. it is also something new to us, and almost everybody looks forward to something new. But the snow could be something of a disaster, it affects the traffic and London that day had travel delays everywhere, it was a nightmare! After the experience, I prefer a sunny day.

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[ # 134 ] Comment from deity [March 24, 2007, 6:02 am]

i don’t understand but owen told that years ago, winter season here in korea is pretty bad. however, for almost three years now, i have not experienced a REAL snow. like whenever it starts to snow, i’d eagerly wait for my chance to make a snowman or snow angel wings. blah! to think that i even prepped myself with faux ugg boots to spice up those snow pictures. lol!

anyways, it’s gonna be spring soon. remind me to climb a cheery blossom tree and take some awesome pics. lol!

amishuuuu!!!

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