Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Welcome to my blog. It is going to be about all my adventures in Europe(and everywhere else that I go too). There's going to be lots of pictures and descriptions in it. Right now I am in Hungerford, England. There is a lot of sightseeing to do. Everywhere there are plants and trees and all sorts of bontanical stuff all around. There are many more plants in England than in San Diego. We live in a hotel called the Three Swans Hotel. It has small rooms, so we have two! Every room comes with tea stuff. There is an electrically powered water heater, then you pour the heated water into the teapot with the teabag, and you wait for the flavor to sink in. Then you serve the tea and you add sugar and milk and all that other goofy stuff that flavors it. They must really like tea over here. I thought England was going to be exactly like America except for the way they talk, but boy was I wrong! For instance, the steering wheel on a car is on the right side instead of the left, you drive in the left lane instead of the right, and instead of stoplights they have these things called roundabouts which are too hard to explain but I'll show you a picture. Also they use different words for some things. French Fries are called chips, shoes are called trainers, and jeans are called trousers. They also use a knife and fork differently too, but I won't explain that now. Here are the pictures:

Our current home: The Three Swans Hotel
Anthony by the canal at Hungerford


Blogger Carrie said...

hi thomas - it's your aunt carrie - i'm looking forward to following your trip on your and sophie's blogs.

england sure is different than america.

they do use their knife and fork funny! have you seen them put food on top of their forks? weird, huh.

June 7, 2007 7:01 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Thomas,

It's your uncle Peter from DC. I left your sister a comment, so I thought I'd leave you one too. Glad to hear that you are enjoying your adventure so far. Sounds like a great way to spend the summer. We were thinking of you the other day when I took Max to see a Nationals/Padres game. The Padres won, which we knew you would like, but Max got two autographs (Padres Pitchers Young and Meredith?) and a ball. I hope you find some young English boys over there to teach baseball to. We're counting on you to make it their national pastime too. Looking forward to your updates.

June 7, 2007 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Thomas,

Thanks for sending us your blog. Pops and I remember the backward cars (steering wheel on the right) and the roads where you drive on the "wrong" side. We were in England, and driving a car, in 1995 when we celebrated our 30th anniversary.

We love your blog, and we are looking forward to hearing all about your adventures.

Mamere and Pops

June 7, 2007 6:10 PM  
Blogger Ms Morioka said...

Hi Thomas,
We just had the fifth grade party. It was wild and everyone missed you! Only 7 days until promotion. You must be happy that you don't have to practice all those rehearsals. We're singing the song, "Unwritten". Take care. We miss you!
Ms Morioka

June 9, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Ms Morioka said...

hi thomas how r u in.........WHERE ever you are when you r reading this

June 9, 2007 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi thomas, its been a long time! we miss you! oh, and by the way this is is me, andrew.^_^
Ok, about the "unwritten" thing-im not sure if you would like it. Just so you could see how it is like(unless you've heard it before), it starts with the words 'I am unwritten,...' and so on. -_-We started this thing called book club, but i dont think you want to know about it. Ok, about the graduation. so far, all i know is you walk in, sing "unwritten"/read reflective essay(oh yeah, sanjana's one was selected) then have some punch and stuff like that. Well, i didn't get to go to the promotion party, so i dont know about it. i have nothing else to say so see you later and have a great time!! (^_^)


June 9, 2007 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Thomas, it's spirit week and the days go like this:
sports day/monday
crazy hat or hair day/tuesday
hawaiian day/wednsday
patriotic day/thursday
dingeman day/friday

Well, so far only sports day passed , and as usual(or always -_-) i wore Tae Kwon Do stuff. I might spike my hair tommorow(i wonder what that would look like...).well, see you(hehe) later and have a gooooooood time!!!

June 11, 2007 6:53 PM  
Blogger Carolthumper said...

Hi Thomas,
How fun reading about your adventures. We will miss you at our swimming parties this summer, but know you are having a lot of fund discovering a new country. Love, Aunt Carol

June 12, 2007 3:11 PM  

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