London

After an hour and a half flight with Swiss airline, I came back to London for the first time in six months. The taxi driver took me to an accommodation on the east side of London, crossing the north side. I noticed the different atmospheres among all quarters in London.

I am staying at a serviced apartment with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. Soon after I checked into my room yesterday, I went to a grocery store and bought some fruit, vegetables and milk. I am going to cook my meals every day.


Graduation

Dressed in a kimono, I attended our graduation party. According to the seating plan of the dinner, I was on the same table as the principal. It was a great pleasure to sit with her. There was a diploma awards ceremony of the school. I got a diploma and a small memento. It was a silver card holder with the school logo on it. I realised that I had finally graduated from the school.

The following morning, I wrote some letters to my teachers and friends and handed them the letters. After having the last lunch at school, I left there with Juri, seen off by the teachers. I am staying at a hotel in town and spending this weekend relaxing. For the first time, I feel very relaxed and comfortable in this town, as I have been walking around here with a nervous mind because of the exams. I will leave for London next week.

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Kronenhalle

I joined a day trip to Zurich with my classmates. It was very special. I found a lot of nice places in Zurich which I had never realised before. We walked around the town and entered a cathedral, which has huge stained-glass windows designed by Chagall. It was beautiful and sacred. We savoured the moment quietly and then moved to a famous restaurant, Kronenhalle, which was decorated with many paintings by Chagall, Picasso, and so on, in the more than 300-year-old building. Their food and service were fantastic, and they serve food in the classic style. The serving equipment is antique. I was impressed with the service style very much.