[Day 63] Scotland for Dummies

When we first arrived in Edinburgh, as an introduction to Scottish culture, they had us sit and listen to two gentlemen in suits talking in a monotonic Scottish accent for 4 hours. They had powerpoint slides and everything, and they just read things off the slides like tenured professors who have stopped giving a flying duck.

I went out looking for water but before I knew it, I was walking to the nearby ice cream shop and ordered myself a nice, mouthwatering scoop. When I came back, Delenn whispered: “My god you missed it. This guy just read Scottish words off a dictionary for half an hour. Every time he finished a word I thought he would stop, but he just kept going.”

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Unrelated photo but I took this in Scotland and it’s pretty

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[Day 63] Scotland for Dummies

[Day 52] Sun sighted in Edinburgh

Today, thousands of locals flocked to the streets to witness what was considered the first sighting of the sun in Edinburgh since the Great Miss Sunshine in 2001. According to several eyewitnesses, the sky was lit up blue for more than two hours from 11am to 1.10pm, Friday, July 1, 2016. The leaves dried up and suddenly, the locals realized that the leaves were of a cheerful shade of grey, not just a sad shade of grey.

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[Day 52] Sun sighted in Edinburgh

[Day 46] Sir Tom Devine on UK leaving EU and what it means for Scotland

Guys, I met a Knight. He shook my hand twice to demonstrate how the Queen shook his hand when he was knighted. The knight and I took a selfie–he made a funny face for a knight and I just used that ugly face I always have. You can scroll to the end to see the pic.

Today, Sir Thomas Martin Devine was our guest lecturer. In case you don’t know (tbh if you’re not Scottish then why would you), Sir Devine is regarded as the leading authority on the history of modern Scotland and its diaspora. He was knighted in the 2014 for “services to the study of Scottish history”, the first scholar to be so honored for this reason.

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[Day 46] Sir Tom Devine on UK leaving EU and what it means for Scotland

[Day 45] British print media still doesn’t know what happens with #Brexit

As millions of British youths woke up this morning to the crippling terror that the UK is no longer part of the EU, the Brit print media was still struggling with one question:

What’s it? Are we gonna leave the EU or nah?

Below are the front page of few major print newspapers in the UK as of this morning, Friday, June 24 2016.

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[Day 45] British print media still doesn’t know what happens with #Brexit