When I first received this assessment, I felt forced to go do something. Forced to have fun. This sort of pressure, in addition to the time limit, lead to certain rush and in some moments, unfortunately, decreased the joy of exploring London. On the other hand, comparing this assessment to other, as one might say, boring, assessments, the London Project is a fun and rewarding project, as well as it is a good opportunity to get to know people from school. In addition, when everyone has the assessment, it might be easier to ask a person you do not know, because everyone has to go through with it. As a result, the London Project has actually been a good excuse to go have fun and get to know other students.
As a clear contradiction to my conclusion, my highlight excursion was actually with my boyfriend, whom is not a student at the London Studio Centre. I was delighted with tickets for Billy Elliot the musical for my birthday nearly three weeks ago. This event turned out to be one of the best performances I have ever seen, and to make the excursion even more fun, we dressed up in smoking and a dress, smart shoes and high heels, and enjoyed a glass of red wine at the theatre. Afterwards, we went to an Italian restaurant in Piccadilly Circus to eat our steak. This is my definite best evening in London so far.
However, for one of my visits, I did actually use the benefits. I woke up at 6am to go stand in a line outside the theatre for Matilda the musical with one of the boys from my year, and we met four other LSC-students in the line. We stood there for three hours while talking and getting to know each other. This was a nice experience for me, as I had not talked to them before. However, the musical was a disappointment hence all the good critics I had heard.
When it comes to using social media, the limitations from my point of view, is that one might focus a bit too much on the events facade. I do not personally like sharing all of my activities on social media, because I would have to worry about how I look, or if the event seems cool. In addition, one have to take a nice picture, and maybe filter it. In my opinion, this pressure might also ruin some of the joy of the experience. However, it has been exciting following others events, and maybe be inspired to do the same. I also see how others might find it interesting following my experiences.
As for the future, I am watching Miss Saigon with some of my new schoolmates this week, of which I am very excited. Further, my downstairs neighbors are a very nice old couple whom has invited my flat mates and me to a jazz evening next week. Lastly, I am planning to experience as much as I can, and suck in all of the culture of London.