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I’m Christina!

And guess what?!?!

I’M GOING TO ENGLAND!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

Guys, I cannot even express how excited I am. I have been wanting to do this FOREVER. England seems so super cool, and I’m basically just bouncing off the walls with excitement!!!

I’m so happy and honored that you’re interested in reading my blog! I’ll be posting about my adventures once every week or two and hopefully we can learn some cool stuff and explore together – you and me and my camera!

I’ll be attending Royal Holloway University (part of the University of London) in Egham and studying with the British students there from September until Christmas break.

This is my face right now: *^_^*

Well, actually this is a photo blog, so instead of emoticons, I should probably give you some photos.

Here’s me. I should probably post one of my glamorous headshots (did I mention I’m a theatre major? No I didn’t. Whoops) but instead here’s a candid picture of what I actually look like when I’m traveling.

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LOOK I FOUND A SEAGULL. LOOK A SEAGULL.

Oh yes, I like small animals. Prepare yourself to see a lot of photos of adorable small animals.

Like this French chicken I saw over the summer. LOOK, IT HAS A BUILT-IN HAT!!!

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I seem to be getting distracted here. Let me post some pictures of my house and my family so you can see a little more about where I come from and the cool stuff I’m leaving behind. I live in Ballwin, Missouri, which is a suburb of St. Louis, which is basically right in the middle of America.

I walked around our house and took pictures of whatever everyone happened to be doing. Here’s my house:

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Ok, and here are my family members. It ended up that they were all doing something super typical of themselves, which makes me smile.

My dad is fixing his vintage moped. He has two vintage autos which are constantly broken, but they’re his babies so he can’t get rid of them. The people at the auto repair shops know us reaaaaaaaaaally well.

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Behind him, you can see the front wheel of the other one, a 1980s Volkswagen camper.

My mom is working on drying the laundry outside. We have a dryer, but some of our clothes aren’t supposed to go in it. My mom is great. She’s Chinese, so I’m half Chinese.

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My brother Kevin is spending a million bajillion hours studying and doing his homework. He seems to get about 5-8 hours of homework per night. That happened to me in high school too. Not cool.

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And… my little sister is glaring at me because she wants me to do chores instead of taking pictures. She thinks I’m not going to mow the lawn before I leave, and then she’ll have to do it. Thanks Amy, this is a great picture.

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Ok well, FINE, Amy. You win.

Looks like I have some lawn mowing to do… Bye for today! Thanks and hope you come back soon!

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