Exams have finally finished for everyone here at SB, and with Tara's birthday coming up soon, we all went out yesterday for a kind of end of exams/birthday/farewell meal. It's kind of strange because the majority of our group still have a year to go. There are very few of us who are finishing this year.
We went to Zizzi's. Even though there were 7 of us, the bill only came to £40.30 :P we'd managed to get hold of a voucher online - buy one meal, get one for £1! I think if you just google it you'll be able to find it.
Get ready for some picture spam.....
I couldn't decide which was less nasty so I stuck both in hahaha. These were the only photos that we took together that night, so I had to include them even though we both aren't looking our best.
Randomly took a photo of this because I thought it was interesting and because I love quotes:
And now for the FOOD!
|Me and my calzone|
I'd never been to Zizzi's before, AND I'd never ever had a calzone before. I had no idea what it was, and when I asked my friends, they described it as 'a giant pasty' XD They were pretty right!
Everyone went for drinks that night (and I think they ended up in Oceana), but Carey and I left in order to get back to SB earlier - I had work to do and she was tired from her early start. We'd also decided to go out to the Cheesecake Factory today to catch up.
In order for Carey to make it back in time for her lab prep today, we had to catch the 12.30pm back to uni.. so that meant catching the 10am out to town.. I was SO tired even though I'd come back early the night before >< Probably because I'd guiltily caught up with the latest eps of 'Ghetto Justice' and 'My Sister of Eternal Flower' (current TVB dramas) before I went to bed.
Anyways, so we went to the Cheesecake Factory.. practically for breakfast XD
Some 'action shots' Carey took of me XD
You can basically tell that I JUST got out of bed, right? XD I didn't even have time to pick out nice clothes to wear. I just made do with what I wore yesterday ^^"
|'Double Decka Choco Mousse'|
|Oh, the sleepiness in my eyes -_-zZz|
We got talking about how fast the three years had flown by, and how fast the next year would go by. I seriously think that this has been one of the fastest years ever. I still remember taking my January exams like they were last month. On the bus back from town the night before, we'd reminisced about first year and all the nights out we'd had, all the flat-mate-get-togethers, the places that we said we'd go to but never went to, and Freshers' Week. I think for us, the memories of Freshers' Week were more about new experiences and friendships rather than the clubbing nights so standard of everyone's first week at uni.
I guess it was inevitable that we'd end up talking about the future today. Don't you think it's so strange how you can get so close to someone and drift apart so easily? To be honest, Carey and I were pretty close in first year but drifted quite a bit in second year. I really do think it's only through the effort of a close friend and our own efforts that we've been able to get our friendship back on track and back to what it was before. We spoke about how we'll meet up again in years to come, and I said how we'd meet up for dinner and there'd be mini Careys running around every where hahaha it kind of made me feel old. But in a good way.
A lot of stuff has happened in the past three years, but at the end of the day, I do want to keep this friendship, and I strive to keep as strong of a hold on it as I can. After all, she has been there for me during my darkest times, and reflecting has brought back so many good memories together. You know how people say that university friends are for life? For once in my life, I totally agree.
Do you still keep in touch with your old school friends?