…just kidding. My hall was rudely awakened this morning around 7am by the fire alarm. So all of us filed outside and stood in the cold (and I mean cold) for about 20 minutes while they took attendance before finally letting us know it was just a drill and that we could go inside. One poor girl had been taking a shower when the alarm went off and was soaking wet wearing nothing but a towel in the cold! I felt so bad for her.
The past few days have been fun, lots of orientation events and meeting new people. Some highlights: On Saturday Andree-anne and I explored the campus and Fallowfield, and wound up at Revolution for dinner. The waitress warned us that it would be a half hour wait for food, but our meals came out within 10 minutes of ordering, so I don’t know why she was trying to scare us.
Afterwards we met up with Debbie and went to the Jabez Clegg, a pub where the International Society was hosting a world quiz night. We got there too late to participate in the contest, but we sat with some other girls and racked our brains for the answers, just for fun. It wound up being a really fun night and we met people from literally all over the world!
Sunday we decided to try out one of the restaurants on the Curry Mile, a stretch of road near my hall that’s pretty much consists of East Asian restaurants. I love curry, so I’m definitely going to try out all of them before I leave (that’s actually probably impossible, there’s a million restaurants packed into that one block).
Andree-anne and I then went on a complimentary city coach tour of Manchester, which was provided by the Purple People. They had a tour guide who narrated our journey, who wasn’t bad. Here’s some pictures so you get an idea of what went down:
After the tour we were feeling cold and a bit nippish so we went to KRO bar and took advantage of their 2.95 pound coffee and cake deal.
Whew, this post has ended up being really long. I’ll save the night events and what I’ve done so far this week for MBS Orientation for another post!