09.08.2006 - 30.08.2006 20 °C
I have just had very emotional weekend. I don't think I'd realised quite how much of an emotional rollercoaster leaving would be. I am excited about going obviously, but I am getting very apprehensive and saying goodbye to everyone has been really upsetting. And I've not really said goodbye to that many people yet!
Friday night was my first leaving do and I went out with my friends from London. My best friend, Martyna (check out her website http://www.martynamusic.com), also came down for the night and we all went to the Big Brother Finale party at Popstarz. The atmosphere was great, and even though I don't watch Big Brother, it was fun to see everyone making their badges and banners, and getting very overexcited when they thought they were being photographed by the Sun After Big Brother, there was lots and lots of dancing - my feet still hurt now! - and drinking. And it was a great way to spend my last big night out in London.
Of course, as well as the fun of being out and getting drunk, it was also quite sad because i was saying goodbye to everyone. Martina has been my friend for 20 - count 'em! - 20 years! I keep forgetting I am old enough to have had a friend for that long! And at the moment, we're both quite naughty and send each other about 300 emails a day when we're at work, so I'm really going to miss being in touch with her all the time, even if we don't always get to see each other that often. She has promised to come and visit me in korea though - and now i've written here, everyone knows, so she has to come!
It was also really sad saying goodbye to my friends that I have made here in London. I've only known them for about a year, but they have become a big part of my life and are really important to me, so I am really going to miss them. I'll also miss winning the pub quiz at the Rose and Crown every month but i guess there will be fewer accusations of us cheating or of Jackie rigging the quiz now